Both losing hands v Animal who I know as met him in ST Kitts. I also respect his game and have played with him quite a bit lately in multis. Some times multi wins can be hands you lose the minimum in rather than the hands you win as these chips saved double up when you do.
I think on both these hands I could easy have bust and see them as the 2 key hands for me in the game. No idea what he had on 2nd but I expect 99 maybe he will tell me when he drops buy!!
4 limpers q9x flop all hearts i had q9 no more hearts come but i feel i may be getting milked off low flush who is looking to avoid heart on river before putting significant bet in. River is none heart and i have top 2 pair and i choose to check call. I think bet and he would raise and would be very hard put down.
i raise pre AK sooted flop I think A 9 3 rainbow. i bet he calls turn rag - i bet he calls - riv - i bet he raises all in - I assume I am beat and chuck. Its also before final table and both me and him are on same skin and know that we need final table so I give him respect for 99. ( Either that or he makes a good move knowing i need to ft also).
Let me know Animal !!