Coming off a trophy win at Penn National I was focused on the Seniors at Charlestown. I had met Lee Childs at Penn National and was very interested in picking his brain about some obvious leaks in my game.
A google search revealed that Lee runs a coaching program called Inside The Minds. Lee was offering a 1 day course the week before the Hollywood Poker Open so I signed up. The class was a small group of 5 of us and revealed some great information and insight into plugging my leaks and capitalizing on situations.
I had chipped up early and was playing position and situation to my advantage when I shoved all in against 5 limpers from the button with a 47o. Oops, 2 callers and my stack was crushed.
I thought I was covered and got up and left the table. The floor ran me down in the lobby and said I still had chips. I returned to 2100 in chips, I was the big blind and the ante of 300 left me 100 short of the BB. I got 6 callers and won the hand. Folded my SB and shoved and won on the button against 2 callers. I had chips again.
From there I continued to grow my stack and got to the final table as chip leader.
Kept my stack in tact down to 5 players when the eventual runner up knocked out 3 players to take the chip lead. Head’s up went really quick. I turned up the aggro meter and he folded his way to 2nd place.
On to Columbus!