"Almost", that is. 50 players left in the JokerStars $3r, with $54k in the pool:
PokerStars Game #23081221356: Tournament #127009337, $3.00+$0.30 Hold'em No Limit - Level XXXIII (15000/30000) - 2008/12/20 1:42:24 ET
Table '127009337 104' 9-max Seat #8 is the button
Seat 1: MASTER2BC (381913 in chips)
Seat 2: SillyBilly51 (1100915 in chips)
Seat 3: king star 58 (847634 in chips)
Seat 4: NutBUSTerr (331289 in chips)
Seat 5: krock_2003 (1831210 in chips) <-- tourney chipleader directly on my right
Seat 6: Mondogarage (299799 in chips)
Seat 7: 20nCrAzY (201033 in chips)
Seat 8: Bart333 (629527 in chips)
Seat 9: rbeaz68 (778688 in chips)
MASTER2BC: posts the ante 3750
SillyBilly51: posts the ante 3750
king star 58: posts the ante 3750
NutBUSTerr: posts the ante 3750
krock_2003: posts the ante 3750
Mondogarage: posts the ante 3750
20nCrAzY: posts the ante 3750
Bart333: posts the ante 3750
rbeaz68: posts the ante 3750
rbeaz68: posts small blind 15000
MASTER2BC: posts big blind 30000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Mondogarage [Kh Ac] <--- okay, this can work
king star 58: folds
krock_2003: raises 30000 to 60000 <-- min-raise? he's been calling light for a couple orbits and catching from behind
Mondogarage: raises 236049 to 296049 and is all-in <--- not folding AK in this spot
krock_2003: calls 236049
*** FLOP *** [9h 8d Ad]
*** TURN *** [9h 8d Ad] [Qd]
*** RIVER *** [9h 8d Ad Qd] [Th]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
krock_2003: shows [9s Ah] (two pair, Aces and Nines)
Mondogarage: shows [Kh Ac] (a pair of Aces)
krock_2003 collected 670848 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 670848 | Rake 0
Board [9h 8d Ad Qd Th]
Seat 1: MASTER2BC (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 2: SillyBilly51 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: king star 58 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: NutBUSTerr folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: krock_2003 showed [9s Ah] and won (670848) with two pair, Aces and Nines
Seat 6: Mondogarage showed [Kh Ac] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 7: 20nCrAzY folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: Bart333 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: rbeaz68 (small blind) folded before Flop
And yes, he got the tourney lead by calling from way behind a handful of times. So instead of a shot at $7k, I'm again left with a piddling $90. Oh well. I can't complain about my play. I was as high as 500k chips, but I had to make a tough laydown a few hands before with AQo when BB who called my pf raise bet 150k into a K-high flushing board.
But really, you're the tourney chipleader, and you can't lay down A9o to a 3-bet shove from a mid-sized stack player who hasn't shown down trash? When you're only in the hand for 2 BB?
Like I told him in chat, once he turned over, I was thrilled with the call, but really, any kind of half assed player would have laid that down, and I'd have been equally happy with taking it down preflop. It's just too bad that bad play is so well rewarded so often, and I'm busted nearly six hours into a tournament, after 310 hands, but such a bad call.
LOL, in the time it's taken me to write this post, he's dropped from 1st to 7th, and is now looking to not even make the final table. Oh well. I did have to make two big suckouts in hour #5 just to still be in it, so I'm not really pissed off, just frustrated that once again, my permanent nickname seems to fit.
Anyway, finished 50th out of 4500 players, and had two other min-cashes tonight. Unfortunately, this one was truly a missed opportunity, as I was as high as 14th with about 60 remaining.
I had two other min-cashes on the evening, but this one hurt, given the beating my bankroll's taken lately. This was my best chance thus far to get it all back, and then some.
Nevertheless it felt good to play again, especially as I probably won't be hitting the online poker tables again for another week or so, at least, given two gig in a week and Xmas.
Have a great weekend.