I am a 42-year-old amateur poker player, played live off and on for over 15 years, ten years online. I live in New Orleans and have not played much since Hurricane Katrina flooded my city. My favorite game is 7 Card Stud and Omaha. You can often see me make final table videos of the Poker League here at Poker.org.
I finally won a ticket to the 150K guarantee. I qualified for the free shot by playing 250 raked hands. From there I had to fight it out against 1165 runners. From the start I doubled up quick. On my second hand I went allin with AQ was was called by A8
So I am sitting good at 6K stack, after all we started with 3K srack. A few hands later I have KK and win vs 99. At this point I have 9K very early and holding a top 10 lead.
From here on I constantly building my stack, winning showdowns against short stack players. I survived 2 breaks and holding 30th with half the field gone. I got to crack AA with J6 diamonds in the BB. I won a 10K pot.
So now I have 17K with around 300 players left. I change up my play and only playing my blinds. The ante is 75 and the blinds are 300/600.I been folding like 40 hands straight. I finally get a good hand I decide to shove all my stack 17K with AQ. I get a caller by some with JJ on the button. Ohhhhhhhh did I get lucky with tah. Whew.
I am sitting like a KING with 34K and in 8th place with 208 players left. I got this game locked up. I just need to finish 150th to get my T$109 ticket. So I sit out from here and let them take each other out.
Here it is. My ticket for the 150K on Sunday.