After several frustrating near-misses at making the final table during this epic BBTwo season of tournaments, I finally broke through with my first cash, and I managed to do so in fine style, winning the Mookie!
It was a very satisfying win, and I hope to get some time tomorrow to recap the tournament in more detail, but I'm particularly proud of the fact that I struggled back from being crippled with eleven players left when my AK got all the money in preflop vs. heffmike's (the eventual second-place finisher) A4s and failed to hold up. Overall, I got my money in with the best hand the vast majority of the time, suffered more than my fair share of suckouts, but still managed to get there in the end without putting my entire stack at risk very often. Patient poker coupled with some ramped up aggression at the final table got me through the Mookie minefield intact.
Only five seats are left up for grabs to the ToC. Good luck to all those still trying to make it into the freeroll!
A special thanks to those of you who railed me at the end. You know who you are. And thanks to the fine pack of degenerates who kept me smiling and laughing during the BuddyDank radio extravaganza.