The Village Green card club Tallaght was the venue for this festival over last weekend. This was my second time visiting the JP's new club and it really is a great spot for a game. JP understands poker players needs and really does cross the T's and dot the I’s when it comes too putting on an event.
I just played the main event opting for day one-A. The game was a
re-entry. When I made day two it felt like a min-cash already, as I wouldn't
have too have a second go.
The day itself went very well after an early mishap. Practically after
sitting down I lost a decent chunk to Rory Brown but don’t think I lost another
sizable pot over the day. I held AJ on a JJ4xx board against Rory's 44. Lucky
enough it was first level I guess, as it could be a tournament ender a bit
I was moved straight away after this hand and the new table had a lot
of familiar friendly faces. Tim Farrelly seems to be a constant on every table
I've played on over the last few months and I was sandwiched between Colette
'Smurf' Murphy and Wes Farrell. Big shout out to Wes on his super result in the
Sunday Million, definitely one for the good guys.
I was going along nicely when I won a big pot stacking Eoin Olin. I
flopped a set, Eoin turned two pair and the chip went in. This put me on 90k
and I was playing around 100k into the last level of the day when I won a late
race against with AK against Paul Carnegie's QQ. I finished on 148k which was
4th biggest chip stack after the two day ones.
Day two started slowly and ended abruptly. I was playing around 130k
just after the first break, blinds 1200-2400. Rasheed Mahmood who went onto
finish 5th raised UTG, I 3-bet KK from the BB and Rasheed shipped AK just
It's been a recurring theme this year that the
1st time I'm all-in in a tournament I'm out and unfortunately the trend
continued with an ace flopping. The pot would of put me in good shape with a
top two stack 20 off the money. Instead it was a leisurely afternoons drive
back to Waterford.
I really enjoyed the event; it was good to see
so many good players in attendance from all over the country. I feel I'm
playing a lot better poker then earlier in the year which I'm happy about.
Hopefully I can turn that good play into a few results before the end of the
year as it's been abysmal so far result wise. Big well done to all whom cashed,
especially Liam O Donoghue on his second place finish and 2012 MiniWSOP
champ Chris O Connor.