And it's over. The first event in the Run-Good Challenge was today and it didn't take long for me to find myself without chips, writing a very short recap for the day.
Things started out well, a little too well. I picked up aces and kings in the first orbit and a half, winning the measly blinds with a standard raise each time.
I managed to grind up to about 1,800 with a few small stolen pots when I had my first setback. I opened T♣ J♣ from the cut-off at 10/20 and saw an 8-5-2 flop with travismiller. She checked, I bet 100, she check-raised to 200 and I called.
Turn's a jack and she bet out 220, about half her stack. I shove and she snaps with pocket deuces. Down to 1,150 when it was folded to Alcanthang in the small blind. He raised, I re-min-raised with pocket kings. A few more raises and we were all-in.
Pocket aces were good and held to send me on my way. The word cooler gets thrown around a lot but …
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