Last night was the league finale. I started off with the great tournament curse, but wired pairs in level 1. At one point, I had BACK TO BACK QQ. Not one hand saw a flop. I lost a big hand when I tried to push a weak Ace off a hand, and he called. So I played short stack poker for the rest of the evening, and at one point dug out of a hole with a meager 800 chips. Finishing (folding my way) to 5th was good enough to finish in the last money slot for the season (5th).
I have played tournaments with TAG players, we all have. But I find this league really intriguing because they are ALL long-ball players. I dont see elaborate bluffs, FPS, or positional re-steals. Although I do see some EP stealing short handed. But re-stealing is very challenging because so many times the stealer has something decent and calls. And its hard to push players off hands without a big commitment, something that set me back huge in the early weeks of the series. Because of this, I was actually pleased cashing at all considering I never took down a week. (two 2nds, 3rd, 4th, two 5ths and 6th with 18 or so players).
I can do better.