QUADs VS QUADs - How deceiving
I played this game with no expectations, hoping to double up a few times and then try to manage my stack. Fortunately, I made a few good moves early in the game and at 1st break I had a reasonable stack, some 10,000 chips.
So I started playing tight and made 2nd break, then 3rd break. In the 4th hour I got incredibly lucky in that I move tables often and every time I skip my blinds to be moved again just before the blinds. I believe I played close to 45 minutes without paying a blind. To make a long story short, I made it to the final table at approximately six O'Clock the next morning..
At that time I was pretty proud of my achievements, I could not believe I had made it amongst some 11,000 players and I did not really care whether I would win the tourney or not ($45.00 to the winner). On the other hand, I felt I had a chance and I therefore continued playing my usual tight game. 30 minutes later we were only 4 players left, with an average stack of approximately 2,800,000 chips and blinds at 100,000 / 200,000.
I am on the button and get dealt QQ. I was pretty nervous as I had a feeling that this hand could make the difference in that game. SB and BB posted and player under the gun calls 200,000. I raised to 400,000, the SB folded and the BB called.
The flop comes Qh As 8d.
I felt my trip Qs is pretty good. The BB checks, the next guy bet 200,000, I raised to 400,000, the BB folds and the next guy calls.
The turn is a Qd
Wow, I have a quad and I then know I will win this hand. The guy bets 200,000, I raised 400,000, he re-raised at 800,00, I re-raised 1,600,000, he bets all-in and I called.
River comes Ah
Computer shows both hands....I have QQ in the hole and he has...............AA.