The final Christmas edition of the League was a jovial event, with an "end of term" feel about it
It was slightly disconcerting that Andy was the first to need his addon chips, but in level 2 normal service was resumed when Sean managed to get all in on a bluff against Jon who had trips... Sean subsequently went on to be the first out before the break, but the shock of the night was Karen being taken out the last hand before the break!!
Luckily Sean and Karen stayed during the break, so we could all eat the goodies they had kindly provided :) I was also able to make the 1st place presentation to Darren as he was looking a little low on chips ;)
I managed to crash out shortly after the break, first loosing a big flip against Steve then Bill took the small amount of my remaining chips. The consolation was that I could sit there and eat more cakes :)
It also wasn't long before Andy and Lee both hit the rail, leaving few contenders to challenge Jock for 2nd and Karen for 3rd
Derek nursed his short stack, but eventually had to get it in but was taken out, with Darren busting soon after
The remaining 5 had decent stacks so was a battle before Bill was the next to succumb. The remaining four was a surprisingly short encounter. Alex was short stacked and was soon the money bubble boy. Steve W had his best result of the year but could only manage 3rd.
After a couple of hands, the heads up battle saw Jock raise the button and Jon call. On the T-x-x flop, Jon checked, Jock raised all-in and Jon called. Jon's K-T looked promising until Jock showed his A-A ! Another T on the turn looked to have cruelly robbed Jock, but Jock could his 2 outers as well when the A came on the river and Jock is our winner and takes 2nd place in the league overall
What a great game to finish off a great year of games ! My own performance over the year was pretty poor by my own standards, and seems everyone has picked up their game.... but this gives me greater incentive to improve my own game and adjust better for next year
Can't wait, but in the meantime - Happy Christmas and New year to all