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A Happy Poker Halloween: I Win a Trip to the Bahamas! November 3, 2010

Posted by Jennifer in : poker , 7 comments

On the Saturday before Halloween, I hosted a costume poker game with competitors such as Antoine Dodson, a bird, a construction worker, and a lion. The doctor’s stethoscope reigned supreme; The doc won heads up against the queen of spades when he flopped quad aces.

The next day (actual Halloween), I was on to my usual roster of Sunday tournaments. I was not having a very good day and considered sitting out of my planned afternoon qualifier to the Ladies PCA (PokerStars Caribbean Adventure) Weekend. I did some paperwork, contemplated and decided to enter five minutes late. I chipped up quickly and made the final table. There were 26 players and just a single package up for grabs and eight $215 consolation rebates. Several dozen mostly lucky flops later (J9>>AJ stood out), I won the thing! I’m going to the Bahamas! The victory was particularly sweet because I suffered so many tough bubbles in my attempts to qualify for the Ladies event at EPT Monte Carlo, and because I had just written an article for PokerStars Women about satellite strategy.

Look for my follow-up on PokerStars Women with specific hand examples and tips.