Played 16k Gtd again tonight and made final table again. Basically had a couple of big hands early but then was 18th of 20 but won a big pot when i reraised someone all in and they folded.
Got to final table and led with 5 left - all of us very close. With left I was down to 3rd and pushed with crap - 9 4 I think - I got the strangest ever call with J 8 as was about 8 BB's my push. Anyway i got luck and paired the 4 and soon after was heads up with about a 2:1 deficit.
I slowly got back to level with no major contests after the flop most hands were folded preflop.
I then reraised his big raise all in pre and he folded to give me the chip lead. I had been by far the more aggressive and expected a move from him. So i picked up 99 and raised big to 25k - he pushes all in for 140k total and I say to my pal on msn he has weak ace IMO.
Hence I back my opinion and call - hand details below and the win eludes me. Nice return of 3200$ for 2nd so not complaining and very happy with game at the moment. I am trying to think I could have been 3rd rather than the 1600$ the below cost me.
***** Betfair Poker Hand History for Game 194686661 *****NL Texas Hold'em $100 Buy-in + $9 Entry Fee, Level:17 Blinds(4,000/8,000-400 ante) - Wednesday, April 04, 23:07:19 GMT 2007Daily $16k GTD #65382 Table 1 9-max (Real Money)Seat 9 is the buttonTotal number of active players : 2Seat 4: 3jacksjb ( 144,500.46 )Seat 9: suddes ( 130,499.54 )Tourney Level:17 Blinds(4,000/8,000-400 ante)3jacksjb posts ante suddes posts ante suddes posts small blind [4,000]3jacksjb posts big blind [8,000]** Dealing down cards **Dealt to suddes [ 9d, 9c ]suddes raises to [26,000]3jacksjb goes all-in3jacksjb raises to [144,100.46]suddes calls [104,099.54]suddes goes all-inReturning uncalled bet [14,000.92] to 3jacksjb** Showdown ** 3jacksjb shows [ Ad, 4h ]suddes shows [ 9d, 9c ]** Dealing Flop ** [ 3s, Ah, 4d ]** Dealing Turn ** [ As ]** Dealing River ** [ 3d ]** Hand Conclusion **3jacksjb wins 260,999.08 from main pot with full house, Aces full of Fours