May 11, 2021
Next the “wrong place at the wrong time” thing reared its ugly head again. Mickey Mouse raised with A10, only to have Jay Yu, to his left, come over the top of him all in. Yu was a bit short stacked, so it was an automatic call. Unfortunately for Mickey, our chip leader when the day started, he ran into another monster hand as Yu flipped over QQ. No Ace for Mickey, and it was Yu who was in the magic kingdom, having doubled up his short stack. It was soon Mickey’s turn to double up his now short stack, as he re-raised the Master’s opening bet with 66. The Master could only flip over 86, and there was no miracle 8 for the Master, thus Mickey survived.
The next player out was Steve Dunning. This was Steve’s first ever Pot Limit tournament, and he survived until his JJ ran into Men’s AK. The flop of AK6 sent cheers through the crowd, and there was no miracle J for Dunning, who picked up $5,274 for his 7th place finish. Not too bad for your first Pot Limit event ever.
Finally, one of the “wrong place” guys had to go, and it was Jay Yu re-raising John Murphy for his few remaining extra chips. Jay had KQ, Murphy 99, and there was no K or Q to keep Yu’s hopes alive. Jay Yu finished 6th place, and carried $7,384 out of the tournament room.
The very next hand, the other “wrong place” guy had to go. Mickey Mouse had people
come over the top of him, and had his big hands run into bigger hands all day. But, like the wily veteran he is, he hung on as long as he could. Mickey’s pocket 9’s ran …