My second Final Table appearance in a row in the $5 HORSE, coupled with meal money from Midnight Madness (and ohmygod what ridiculosity that was) made it a double-cash night.
Lost a third of my stack to shorties in Razz, the first rotation at the Final Table, but was chip leader (six remaining) by mid-way through the Hi/Lo round thanks to trips and jacks up against a flush chaser.
Down to 5, the top 4 sacks were within 6K of each other. And I figured bed time was a long way off. Everybody just trading chips back and forth. Then one guy (mad flush chaser) went donktastic during hold 'em and suddenly had half the chips (raising and calling with an OESD that came in).
Me? I just folded my shit cards either pre-flop or after whiffing the flop and stalled for O8. Not easy to do 4-handed I tell ya, and the Mad Flush Chaser raising every hand on my right. I made it. As the short stack. Flopped a set on the first hand and then saw the turn bring both a flush and straight card. That was disappointing.
I was all in with 6542 and flopped a wheel, but guy rivered a flush to keep me from scooping. Then I was all-in pre-flop on two straight hands, one okay, one good and scooped both. Then I scooped another with AAJ3 and I was back to second in chips by a pretty good margin. Until the Big Stack doubled up both the shorties.
Lost one early in Razz and we were 3-handed where nothing got solved except I got pummeled by bring ins. Basically tied for 2nd with half the chips of the leader.
My jacks in the pocket were not enough to out-last the chip leader who made two pair on 6th. I lasted one more hand and then got in with a pair of deuces, eventually making two-pair, but losing to a rivered straight. Sure would like to win this effer, but it's certainly been profitable. Heck, I might even move up to $10. Nah, $7.50. Baby steps.
See ya at The Mook.