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

Posted by Jennifer in : poker , trackback

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.


1. Tom - November 17, 2010

you are my poker angel:)

2. linda - November 17, 2010

love the pictures

3. clara - November 19, 2010

go girl, good luck at the PCA

4. Eric - December 3, 2010

Ms. Shahade – this is off topic, but I’m hoping you can help me out here. Some months ago I came across this video of Korchnoi wigging out after losing to Sophia Polgar.


I wrote a little more about it on my own blog and with some help from others roughly “translate” the discussion as follows.


SP: I was afraid to lose the…the res…
VK: excuse me?
SP: I was afraid to lose the respect that now I have others/elders (?)…
VK: It was the very first and the very last you ever won(ed) a game against me . I’m sorry.
SP: Could be but I won it anyway.
VK: You won it…you won it, the very first and very last in your life. Yah.
SP: Really! One time does in you.

So, do you know what this was about? Did Polgar do something to earn the attitude, or was Korchnoi just a cranky poor sport?

5. Jennifer - December 6, 2010

Hi Eric,
I think VK is known to not enjoy losing, especially not to women. See Irina Krush’s CLO story from a couple years ago for more… http://main.uschess.org/content/view/6408/353/

6. Jennifer - December 6, 2010

Check out my latest PokerStars Women story on the PCA Ladies Weekend: http://www.pokerstarsblog.com/2010/ten-players-lock-up-pca-ladies-weekend-s-076147.html

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