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I busted a pro on Full Tilt Poker – The T-shirt Story

Kelly Kim

Kelly Kim and I tangled in a pot last night during the TPTCS

Last night was the second Twitter Poker Tour Championship Series event on Full Tilt Poker, and I fared much better in this one.  The first event was a $10 Pot Limit Omaha Hi event, and for whatever reason, I just suck at that game. I finished somewhere in the middle of the field, though I can’t remember exactly where and don’t really care to look.  I had KKxx fail for me three times, and AAxx fail for me once.  It just wasn’t meant to be.

But last night, I said something in the chat box that apparently just turned things around for me.  I’d been running poorly for weeks, and down about $500 in small stakes tournament play over about a month now, and when the rebuy period was over, I decided that I wasn’t done gambling.  Kelly Kim was moved to my table and I said something to the degree of “Hey KK, what’s Erik Seidel’s number?  I want to call him to turn off my doom switch,” referencing the Holiday Episode from The Micros, and hoping to ignite a little run good.  It must have worked.  Soon after the comment, I got my money in bad with nothing but a Q high straight and flush draw against two Kings on the turn, and I hit my flush on the river.  The double up gave me a bunch of chips when this hand happened:

Full Tilt Poker No Limit Hold’em Tournament – t80.00/t160.00 Blinds – 9 players – View hand 1265255

DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

mnpker (UTG): t6625.00 41.41 BBs

sos41 (UTG+1): t6992.00 43.70 BBs

vegasgirl7 (UTG+2): t9746.00 60.91 BBs

chubby (MP1): t13742.00 85.89 BBs

xtremepedro01 (MP2): t13382.00 83.64 BBs

Kelly Kim (CO): t5580.00 34.88 BBs

WadeTheKid (BTN): t4520.00 28.25 BBs

Hero (SB): t6230.00 38.94 BBs

Street 3 (BB): t10100.00 63.12 BBs

Pre Flop: (t240) Hero is SB with K of diamonds K of hearts

3 folds, chubby raises to t430, 1 fold, Kelly Kim calls t430, WadeTheKid calls t430, Hero raises to t1760, 2 folds, Kelly Kim raises to t5580, 1 fold, Hero calls t3820

Flop: (t12180) 9 of spades Q of spades 4 of spades (2 players)

Turn: (t12180) 2 of diamonds (2 players)

River: (t12180) A of clubs (2 players)

Final Pot: t12180

Kelly Kim shows J of hearts J of diamonds

Hero shows K of diamonds K of hearts

Hero wins t12180.00

This resulted in this email from Full Tilt Customer Service:

Hi fleapid,

Congratulations on busting Kelly Kim in the following tournament:

TPTCS Event #2 (230456303)

Your Full Tilt Poker account has been credited with a bounty prize of $2.00.

In addition to your bounty prize money, you’ve also earned a T-shirt to commemorate your accomplishment. You’ll receive a second email that will allow you to claim this shirt and confirm your shipping details.

Remember, Full Tilt Poker offers a bounty for busting any red pro playing in any scheduled real-money tournament with 30 players or more. You can collect a bounty matching the tournament buy-in (not including tournament fee) up to $50 for Multi-Entry Tournaments or $200 for all other tournaments.

We’re happy to have you playing at Full Tilt Poker – best of luck at the tables!

Sincerely,

Full Tilt Poker

This is my second career Full Tilt Poker Red Pro Bounty (the first coming from when I KO’d David Bradley in a HORSE event) and I’m pretty proud of this one.  Kelly Kim is a WSOP Main Event Final Tablist and a darn good poker player.  He’s got more than $1.7 million in career live tournament earnings,  and the KO is a cool little notch on my smallish poker bedpost.

As for the tournament, I managed to finish in 3rd place.  Street 3 check raised a flop all in, and I called with nothing but a flush draw.  I didn’t get there, and booked a $72 cash on the night after having re-bought probably too many times.  I’m somewhat disappointed that I didn’t take the event down given that it was a pretty good chance to win one of these events and get into the Tournament of Champions events (not to mention the added points for the Player of The Series Leaderboard…..which I would like to win).  But I’m ok with the cash as it was needed, considering that my bankroll has been hemorrhaging since making 2 final tables in 1 week a couple weeks back.  Hopefully I’ll be able to hit a big score soon.

On the job front, I’ve been writing more articles for PokerSoftware.com and working with Dan Cypra.  He’s been feeding me a steady line of work that will hopefully continue going forward as the extra cash is a much needed thing.  The gig is pretty cool so far as I’ve been able to try out things like PokerOffice and Advanced Poker Training, and recently just uploaded a new poker calculator.  I’m not sure if I’ll use all of these tools just yet, but its nice to have them as I’m figuring out ways to best incorporate them into my game.

That’s it for now.  Tomorrow is event Number 3 in the TPTCS and you’ll find me there.  Hopefully making another deep run.  I hope that the TPTCS picks up the numbers for our Thursday Night games, and I think that it has a really good chance to.  44 people turned up for a $2 rebuy event last night, which I think is pretty good for a Tuesday.  I wonder if we’ll see our first 100 player field sometime soon.  Fingers crossed.

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  1. April 6th, 2011 at 17:47 | #1

    Good post Paul. Always love reading your blog. Good game and I can’t believe your draw didn’t get there against me! Oh well, see you on Thursday!

  2. Gijoevaldez
    April 6th, 2011 at 18:06 | #2

    nice job in the MTT. wtg bud

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