The night started with nine players trying to win the first HORSE tournament at the Lake Mendota Casino.
The first blind rounds were every 15 minutes, then subsequently every 12 minutes, cycling through each of the HORSE games:
H == No Limit Hold ‘Em
O == Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
R == Limit Razz
S == Limit Stud
E == Limit Stud Hi/Lo
I think the only complaint was regarding the ante being a little big compared to the limits for the stud-based games; I’ll try to adjust that next time. Otherwise, I think it went really well and hope we can do it again. It was a lot of fun switching gears (having the computer tell us what were playing at all times was a big help), and none of the games were really overwhelming to those of us with little experience at them.
6:05:16 pm 5/3/2008: Tournament started (H)
6:05:16 pm 5/3/2008: Table 1, Seat 1: Britt
6:05:16 pm 5/3/2008: Table 1, Seat 2: Nickles
6:05:16 pm 5/3/2008: Table 1, Seat 3: BenA
6:05:16 pm 5/3/2008: Table 1, Seat 4: Ken (later dropped)
6:05:16 pm 5/3/2008: Table 1, Seat 5: Whitney
6:05:16 pm 5/3/2008: Table 1, Seat 6: Sarah
6:05:16 pm 5/3/2008: Table 1, Seat 7: John
6:05:16 pm 5/3/2008: Table 1, Seat 8: Colin
6:05:16 pm 5/3/2008: Table 1, Seat 9: Rodney
6:05:16 pm 5/3/2008: Table 1, Seat 10: Withall
6:20:19 pm 5/3/2008: Start of round 2 (O)
6:37:18 pm 5/3/2008: Start of round 3 (R)
6:53:34 pm 5/3/2008: Start of round 4 (S)
7:09:18 pm 5/3/2008: Start of round 5 (E)
7:30:43 pm 5/3/2008: Britt busted out of the tournament (Table 1, Seat 1) by Nickles (Table 1, Seat 2)
7:30:50 pm 5/3/2008: Britt rebought into tournament (Fee: $20.00, Rake: $0.00, Chips: $3,000, Points: 0.00)
7:39:06 pm 5/3/2008: Start of round 6 (H)
7:51:10 pm 5/3/2008: Start of round 7 (O)
7:56:55 pm 5/3/2008: Rodney busted out of the tournament (Table 1, Seat 9) by Britt (Table 1, Seat 1)
7:57:01 pm 5/3/2008: Rodney rebought into tournament (Fee: $20.00, Rake: $0.00, Chips: $3,000, Points: 0.00)
8:03:15 pm 5/3/2008: Start of round 8 (R)
8:15:40 pm 5/3/2008: Britt busted out of the tournament (Table 1, Seat 1) by Rodney (Table 1, Seat 9)
8:15:45 pm 5/3/2008: Britt rebought into tournament (Fee: $20.00, Rake: $0.00, Chips: $3,000, Points: 0.00)
8:16:55 pm 5/3/2008: Start of round 9 (S)
8:28:32 pm 5/3/2008: Whitney busted out of the tournament (Table 1, Seat 5) by John (Table 1, Seat 7)
8:28:37 pm 5/3/2008: Whitney rebought into tournament (Fee: $20.00, Rake: $0.00, Chips: $3,000, Points: 0.00)
8:29:00 pm 5/3/2008: Start of round 10 (E)
8:36:56 pm 5/3/2008: Colin busted out of the tournament (Table 1, Seat 8 ) by Britt (Table 1, Seat 1)
8:37:04 pm 5/3/2008: Colin rebought into tournament (Fee: $20.00, Rake: $0.00, Chips: $3,000, Points: 0.00)
8:40:59 pm 5/3/2008: Sarah busted out of the tournament (Table 1, Seat 6) by Britt (Table 1, Seat 1)
8:41:04 pm 5/3/2008: Sarah rebought into tournament (Fee: $20.00, Rake: $0.00, Chips: $3,000, Points: 0.00)
8:51:58 pm 5/3/2008: Start of round 11 (H)
9:06:46 pm 5/3/2008: Start of round 12 (O)
9:11:42 pm 5/3/2008: Colin busted out of the tournament (Table 1, Seat 8 ) by Withall (Table 1, Seat 10)
9:17:34 pm 5/3/2008: Britt busted out of the tournament (Table 1, Seat 1) by Sarah (Table 1, Seat 6)
9:18:50 pm 5/3/2008: Start of round 13 (R)
9:30:54 pm 5/3/2008: Start of round 14 (S)
9:42:59 pm 5/3/2008: Start of round 15 (E)
10:00:06 pm 5/3/2008: Start of round 16 (H)
10:01:44 pm 5/3/2008: BenA busted out of the tournament (Table 1, Seat 3) by Withall (Table 1, Seat 10)
10:07:10 pm 5/3/2008: Sarah busted out of the tournament (Table 1, Seat 6) by Nickles (Table 1, Seat 2)
10:11:26 pm 5/3/2008: Nickles busted out of the tournament (Table 1, Seat 2) by John (Table 1, Seat 7)
10:12:10 pm 5/3/2008: Start of round 17 (O)
10:24:14 pm 5/3/2008: Start of round 18 (R)
10:36:18 pm 5/3/2008: Start of round 19 (S)
10:39:29 pm 5/3/2008: Rodney busted out of the tournament (Table 1, Seat 9) by John (Table 1, Seat 7)
10:48:21 pm 5/3/2008: Start of round 20 (E)
11:00:25 pm 5/3/2008: Withall busted out of the tournament (Table 1, Seat 10) by Whitney (Table 1, Seat 5)
11:00:25 pm 5/3/2008: John busted out of the tournament (Table 1, Seat 7) by Whitney (Table 1, Seat 5)
11:00:25 pm 5/3/2008: Tournament ended
11:00:53 pm 5/3/2008: Whitney won the tournament
The tournament ended on an all-in with Stud Hi/Lo between myself, Whitney, and Whithall, which I forgot to write down.
Congratulations to Withall (a new MSOP player) and Whitney, and thanks to all for playing!
1st ($150): Whitney
2nd ($90): John
3rd: ($60): Withall
With what will almost certainly be the last tournament of 2007, we did another mixed Hold ‘Em and Omaha Hi/Lo.
I really enjoy that format, and am glad we could fill a game with it. It definitely keeps things interesting.
Congratulations to Britt, Sarah, and Colin!
I don’t know why the TD2 results are showing it starting at 8; the same actually started at 7, and all of this summary is off by one hour. I leave it as an exercise to the readers to adjust in their head. =)
8:00:03 pm 7/20/2007: Tournament started
7:28:04 pm 12/7/2007: John was busted out by Lucien
7:28:10 pm 12/7/2007: John rebought
7:53:17 pm 12/7/2007: Sarah was busted out by John
7:53:24 pm 12/7/2007: Sarah rebought
8:30:57 pm 12/7/2007: Robert was busted out by Lucien
8:31:06 pm 12/7/2007: Robert rebought
8:45:25 pm 12/7/2007: Lucien was busted out by John
8:45:33 pm 12/7/2007: Lucien rebought
8:51:59 pm 12/7/2007: Ben was busted out by Jane
8:51:59 pm 12/7/2007: Matt was busted out by Jane
8:52:27 pm 12/7/2007: Ben rebought
8:52:27 pm 12/7/2007: Matt rebought
9:02:19 pm 12/7/2007: Britton was busted out by Colin
9:02:25 pm 12/7/2007: Britton rebought
9:09:30 pm 12/7/2007: Lucien was busted out by Colin
9:09:48 pm 12/7/2007: Lucien rebought
9:11:40 pm 12/7/2007: Nick added-on
9:47:18 pm 12/7/2007: Matt was busted out by Colin
10:06:43 pm 12/7/2007: Nick was busted out by Jane
10:16:13 pm 12/7/2007: Robert was busted out by Lucien
10:44:59 pm 12/7/2007: Ben was busted out by Britton
10:57:00 pm 12/7/2007: Jane was busted out by Sarah
11:01:19 pm 12/7/2007: John was busted out by Britton
11:04:34 pm 12/7/2007: Lucien was busted out by Britton
11:12:24 pm 12/7/2007: Colin was busted out by Britton
11:28:14 pm 12/7/2007: Sarah was busted out by Britton
11:28:14 pm 12/7/2007: Tournament ended
11:28:14 pm 12/7/2007: Total pot: $380.00
11:28:14 pm 12/7/2007: Britt ranked 1st, received $190.00
11:28:14 pm 12/7/2007: Sarah ranked 2nd, received $115.00
11:28:14 pm 12/7/2007: Colin ranked 3rd, received $75.00
It was the first tournament in the new Spring Harbor Casino, and we did a double header with a 6pm Turbo No Limit Hold Em game, followed by an 8pm Pot Limit Omaha / No Limit Hold Em mixed game.
The late game we split into two tables with 14 players.
In both cases, it was new MSOP players that took down the top prizes. Congratulations to Pader and Lucien. Also nice job, Kenny – the only player who managed to win money in both games (albeit at the bottom of the prize brackets).
I think the mixed format worked well and we’ll definitely be giving it another try in the future.
Turbo NLHE 6pm
6:00:03 pm 7/20/2007: Tournament started
6:21:40 pm 7/20/2007: Any 2 Will Dugan was busted out by Pader
6:21:40 pm 7/20/2007: Matt was busted out by Pader
6:23:21 pm 7/20/2007: Britt was busted out by John
6:34:29 pm 7/20/2007: Lucien was busted out by John
6:41:14 pm 7/20/2007: Sarah was busted out by John
6:49:11 pm 7/20/2007: Rodney was busted out by Kenny
7:03:35 pm 7/20/2007: John was busted out by Marty
7:05:17 pm 7/20/2007: Kenny was busted out by Marty
7:08:53 pm 7/20/2007: Marty was busted out by Pader
7:08:53 pm 7/20/2007: Tournament ended
7:08:53 pm 7/20/2007: Total pot: $200.00
7:08:53 pm 7/20/2007: Pader ranked 1st, received $100.00
7:08:53 pm 7/20/2007: Marty ranked 2nd, received $60.00
7:08:53 pm 7/20/2007: Kenny ranked 3rd, received $40.00
1st ($100): Pader
2nd ($60): Marty
3rd ($40): Kenny
8:00:03 pm 7/20/2007: Tournament started
8:29:21 pm 7/20/2007: Tom was busted out by Rodney
8:29:31 pm 7/20/2007: Tom rebought
8:43:39 pm 7/20/2007: Marty was busted out by Matt
8:43:42 pm 7/20/2007: Marty rebought
9:03:51 pm 7/20/2007: Lucien was busted out by Amanda
9:03:55 pm 7/20/2007: Lucien rebought
9:17:14 pm 7/20/2007: Pader was busted out by Lucien
9:28:21 pm 7/20/2007: Britt was busted out by Kenny
9:28:21 pm 7/20/2007: Sarah was busted out by Kenny
9:28:25 pm 7/20/2007: Sarah rebought
9:28:43 pm 7/20/2007: Britt rebought
9:45:43 pm 7/20/2007: Sarah was busted out by Rodney
9:45:45 pm 7/20/2007: Sarah rebought
9:46:55 pm 7/20/2007: Marty was busted out by Amanda
9:47:35 pm 7/20/2007: Any 2 Will Dugan was busted out by Britt
9:47:39 pm 7/20/2007: Any 2 Will Dugan rebought
10:17:18 pm 7/20/2007: Whitney was busted out by Any 2 Will Dugan
10:17:26 pm 7/20/2007: Whitney rebought
10:30:49 pm 7/20/2007: John was busted out by Britt
10:37:47 pm 7/20/2007: Amanda was busted out by Britt
11:14:38 pm 7/20/2007: Any 2 Will Dugan was busted out by Lucien
11:29:41 pm 7/20/2007: Tom was busted out by Sarah
11:50:28 pm 7/20/2007: Britt was busted out by Lucien
11:50:28 pm 7/20/2007: Sarah was busted out by Lucien
11:54:23 pm 7/20/2007: Matt was busted out by Lucien
11:54:35 pm 7/20/2007: Rodney was busted out by Lucien
11:56:47 pm 7/20/2007: Kenny was busted out by Lucien
12:08:58 am 7/21/2007: Ben was busted out by Lucien
12:41:49 am 7/21/2007: Whitney was busted out by Lucien
12:41:49 am 7/21/2007: Tournament ended
12:41:49 am 7/21/2007: Total pot: $440.00
12:41:49 am 7/21/2007: Lucien ranked 1st, received $220.00
12:41:49 am 7/21/2007: Whitney ranked 2nd, received $110.00
12:41:49 am 7/21/2007: Ben ranked 3rd, received $66.00
12:41:49 am 7/21/2007: Kenny ranked 4th, received $44.00
1st ($220): Lucien
2nd ($110): Whitney
3rd ($65): Ben
4th ($45): Kenny
We ended up with seven players on the second night of our double-header weekend, and the game got under way at the usual time of 7pm. This night, we did $20 rebuys with unlimited rebuys for 2 hours for T3000 in chips (if you were broke). An optional add-on of $20/T3000 was available for players with under T500 at the two hour mark.
Sadly, this is the last game for one of our longest veterans of the MSOP… Dan is soon off to marriage, then San Francisco! Good luck in both endeavours, Dan! We’ll miss you.
8:10 Nickles, with top pair on the flop got all in versus Robert’s pocket rockets and sent him to his wallet for a a rebuy.
8:16 Jane with AJ got all-in against my AQ and was in for the game’s second rebuy.
8:23 Dan with a flush draw on the flop couldn’t put me off a small pocket pair with a big reraise, and I called. Dan’s draw missed and he was in for our third rebuy.
8:53 Tim busted GregW and gr8yt was in for the game’s fourth rebuy.
9pm The cutoff time came with no more bust outs. With seven players we had eleven buyins and $220 in the kitty, for a payout of $110/70/40.
9:25 Despite a pretty good run early I was the first to bite when it really mattered. I moved against Nick’s bigger stack with a straight draw, and his AQ had hit a queen-high flop. I was done.
9:49 Tim knocked out both Greg and Jane.
9:58 Robert busted to Tim on the bubble.
10:05 Tim knocked down Dan, sending him off with 3rd place and $40.
10:13 Nick took out Tim for 1st and $110, sending Tim home with 2nd and $70.
1st ($110) Nickles
2nd ($70) TimO
3rd ($40) DanH
The $20, no rebuy, game got under way at 7pm with a full roster, the second-to-last game for at least a month (as Susanna and I will be in Italy for three weeks!).
7:48 RobertR busted out to me, his bluff running into my full house.
8:27 Dan and Nathan got all-in on the flop of 4c8c6c. Dan showed down a powerful KcKd, but Nathan showed 6h6s with the set. A turn and river of 8s Th would not help Dan out and we were down to eight players.
8:48 Adam, JohnC, and Pat were in a big pot. A flop of AhKsQd prompted Pat to push with 750 more. Adam and JohnC called. After a turn of 5c, Adam pushed and John called. Pat showed KhJc, JohnC TdQc, and Adam had QhQs with the set of queens. A turn and river of 5c 4h could not help out Pat and JohnC and they were done, giving Adam the lead.
8:56 Chris chipped off his stack with Ac3h and a board of Qs8c8s6c5c on a bluff. Rob showed down QhKd with top pair and sent him packing.
9:31 With blinds up to 150/300, the chipleader Adam raised it up to 1000. I looked down to AT and sick of being bullied, pushed for 2000. Adam quickly called, showing KK, and I was soon out.
9:43 Nick pushed preflop for 2000, and RobL called. Nick showed 4h4s and was looking good against Rob’s Ac4d. A flop of 3h5s5d and the fours were holding, but then a turn of Ad and river of Qh paired up Rob’s ace and sent Nickles packing on the bubble.
9:44 Nathan pushed with 9hKc and Adam called with 6c6s and Nathan was soon done in 3rd and $40.
9:50 The chip count was approximately 5000 for Rob to 15,000 for Adam.
9:55 RobL was all-in preflop and Adam called. Rob showed down 4hKd and Adam KcQh. The queen kicker would do it and Rob took 2nd and $60 and Adam took the main prize of $100.
1st ($100) AdamB
2nd ($60) RobL
3rd ($40) NathanB
We started a $10 Newbie Night game at 6pm.
7:25 Dad busted to Suz.
7:28 Steph to Suz.
7:30 Heidi to Alyssa.
8:01 Nate to Suz
8:18 Alyssa took out Suz and took first place.
1st ($40) Alyssa
2nd ($20) Suz
The main game got under way at a little after 8:30, with the usual $20 buyin. Suz took her second place winnings and rolled it into an entry in the main event.
9:59 Scott and Chad got all of their chips in the middle with a board of Qc7s6h Qs. Scott showed 6d6c for a sixes full of queens. Chad was hurting (but with draws) with QhTc and trip queens. The river came 7h, filling up Chad’s queens, and sending Scott packing.
10:23 With AcQc on the button and 3 limpers in the pot for 100 each, I raised it up to to 500. Jane pushed for another 350, and then JJ pushed on top for 1150 total. I thought for a while then called.
Jane showed KcJh and JJ showed Ah3h; my AcQc was looking pretty good.
The flop came Ad5s4h, the turn Qs, and river Qd would knock out both Jane and JJ.
10:38 Ben got all-in preflop versus Suz with AsKc versus Suz’s QhTh. The flop came Ad6s5d, with Ben’s aces looking dominant. A river of As gave him trips, but opened the door for a suckout straight from Suz. The river came Qd, making Suz her straight and sending Ben home.
11:38 With three of us left, the blinds up to 300/600, and Chad the big stack (with Suz and I fighting for 2nd), I looked down to Ac5h and pushed. Chad called me quickly with JdJs, and his hand would hold up. I was out on the bubble.
12:10 After a long battle back from small stack, Suz knocked out Chad to take first.
This officially ends Susanna’s eligibility for any future newbie nights. Congratulations to Alyssa, Chad, and Suz!
1st ($90) Suz
2nd ($50) ChadM
Back to a $20 buyin this week, and aces hold up for a change (why can’t they do that when we’re playing higher stakes?). Play started at the usual 7pm.
7:43 Lee busted out to Dan.
9:07 Adam reraised me all-in, and after mulling it over, I called him with JJ. He showed 77 and my jacks held up. He was done.
9:28 Nate and Jane busted to Chris.
9:31 Matt to Chris.
9:37 Elvis (JonE) with JK busted to Chris’ KK.
9:45 Dan pushed with his remaining 825 and AsTs. I called him with TcTh; not looking good for Dan!
The flop, however, came Ah7c7s, and suddenly his two pair were beating mine. But a turn Td gave me a boat, and a 2s on the river could not help Dan; he was done.
10:24 Chris to Dusty. Chris took third and $40.
10:23 In the first heads-up hand, Dusty raised the pot a bit, and I looked down to KsJs and pushed. He called with Ad5c.
The flop came Jh6d2s and suddenly it was looking up for me. The turn came 3s, with my jacks still in the lead.
The river was Ah and I was busted. He had me covered by a little bit, so the game was over.
1st ($100) DustyW
2nd ($60) JohnS
3rd ($40) ChrisB
It was a $30 on Friday with 9 players, beginning at 8:30pm.
9:05 Hot damn! I looked down to aces and thought things were looking up. Jane raised me in early position, so I re-raised her and got a caller in Lee behind me. She raised me back, I pushed, Lee called, and Jane called. Holy crap; I was going to triple up!
I showed my AsAh.
Jane showed KdKs.
Lee showed KhAc.
With one of the kings gone, Jane’s only out was pretty much down to the case king. Lee had little hope. 84% – 11% – 4% were the percentages.
Dammned if the flop didn’t come TsJcKc, and with a turn and river of 8c Js, I had my aces cracked for the third time in two weeks. After the hand, I still had a stack at 810, Jane had 4500, and Lee (formerly the big stack) had about 1000.
9:43 Lee busted to Ron.
9:44 I pushed with KdTd, and Dan called me with QcQd; I was done.
10:03 Mike to Andrew.
10:34 Jane to Matt
11:09 Ben to Matt
11:11 Ron with KdTd (my death hand, too) busted to Andrew’s Ac9h.
11:13 Andrew with KsQd busted to Matt’s AhQc, but he took home $55 for 3rd place.
11:18 Dan had about 3500 and Matt 4700 in chips.
11:26 Dan with AsQd doubled through Matt’s QcTh. Dan had 8400 and Matt 9800 after the hand.
11:37 Dan won a big pot with pocket queens.
11:38 Matt busted out to Dan.
Matt took home $80 for 2nd, and Dan took 1st for $135
1st ($135) DanH
2nd ($80) MattS
3rd ($55) AndrewG
It was another $20 turbo game to start… and it was fast. Starting at 6pm:
Full Roster 6pm Turbo $20
6:29 Dan with 425 left pushes with KcTh. I called him with AhAd.
The board came 2h5cAc, giving me trips. A 7c came on the turn, giving Dan the flush draw. Unbelievably, a 9c came on the river.. Dan cracked my aces!
Preflop, odds were 86% – 14% for me. On the flop, it got better for me… 93% – 5%… but then it went rapidly downhill.
6:31 Tom to Ann
6:36 John and Dan to Jane
6:48 Jane and Ann with similar stacks chopped the pot ($50 each) so we could play a cash game.
1st/2nd ($50) AnnD
1st/2nd ($50) JaneS
Then at 8pm we started the main game with the usualy blind schedule.
Full Roster 8pm Main $20
8:58 ChadM to Jason
9:45 Jane to Ann
10:05 ChadH to Dan
10:24 With AsAd, I raised it up preflop, getting one caller in Ann.
A flop of 7h5c8h and I decided to get as much of my 1200 remaining in the pot; I bet 600. Ann called.
A turn of Js and I pushed for the rest, and Ann called, showing down Jc 9s. She had hit top pair, but was still in a world of hurt. Only the two jacks and the three nines could help her.
However, the river came 9c, and my aces were cracked for the second time of the evening.
10:30 Tony with A2 pushed and got a call from the big stack (Ann) with A7… Tony was gone.
10:32 Dan with 4c4h lost out to Ann’s Qc8d.
10:50 Ben busted to Ann but took 3rd place for $35
10:53 Jason busted out to Ann, taking home $60. Ann was our big winner with $85 (in addition to her first game winnings!) Congratulations!
1st ($85) AnnD
2nd ($60) JohnS
3rd ($35) ChadM
We tried a Turbo Night. With players starting with 1500 in chips, the blinds in the first game started at 25/50 and went up every 15 minutes. By 9pm they were up to 1000/2000. The second game we did a slightly slower schedule… 2000 in chips, 20 minute blind levels, and 1000/2000 took until midnight.
Buyin was $20 for each game.
Full Roster Early Game
Not a lot of detail on hands; we moved the game quickly, so I never had time to note them.
7:20 Paul to John
7:33 Ben to Ann
7:40 Josh with KK busted out to Ann and Jane, who split the pot.
7:44 Matt with KJ got mortally wounded to Jane’s AK, leaving him with only 125.
7:51 Matt and Pat both busted out to Ann
8:16 Jane to Chad
8:52 Chad to John
9:00 John to Ann
1st ($100) AnnD
2nd ($60) JohnS
3rd ($40) ChadM
Full Roster Late Game
9:49 Pat to Ann
10:18 Matt to Ann
11:07 Ann to Jane
11:20 Josh to John
11:25(?) Ben to ? – I know Ben busted out in 3rd place, on the bubble. I didn’t record to who. What I did record, however, was that Jane was feeling guilty about surviving, and told Ben if he stuck around, she’d kick him $20 of her winnings because she thought he deserved it! (and she did)
11:37 Jane to John
1st ($90) JohnS
2nd ($50) JaneS