Another win but not the big one...

Just finished the tournament with a chance to win a seat to the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo.

After 3 hours and 48 minutes I, unfortunately, didn't win it, and got knock out in 34th place with a modest win of $25. Not bad I suppose given that the starting field was 760 players.

The hand I got knocked out on was unfortunate and runs as follows:

PokerStars Game #26764854248: Tournament #144792874, Freeroll Hold'em No Limit - Level XIV (800/1600) - 2009/04/05 18:02:20 ET
Table '144792874 32' 9-max Seat #3 is the button
Seat 1: Phil_Meboots (19986 in chips)
Seat 2: ordinarymark (21539 in chips)
Seat 3: Womaniser35 (24072 in chips)
Seat 4: halfjobjoe (30147 in chips)
Seat 5: smudgeordie (26988 in chips)
Seat 6: the bosun (38020 in chips)
Seat 7: bubbaloo2 (51360 in chips)
Seat 9: feedthegoat (47814 in chips)
Phil_Meboots: posts the ante 150
ordinarymark: posts the ante 150
Womaniser35: posts the ante 150
halfjobjoe: posts the ante 150
smudgeordie: posts the ante 150
the bosun: posts the ante 150
bubbaloo2: posts the ante 150
feedthegoat: posts the ante 150
halfjobjoe: posts small blind 800
smudgeordie: posts big blind 1600
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to ordinarymark [Ts Qs]
the bosun: folds
bubbaloo2: folds
feedthegoat: folds
Phil_Meboots: folds
ordinarymark: raises 2400 to 4000
Womaniser35: folds
halfjobjoe: calls 3200
smudgeordie: folds
*** FLOP *** [8d 6s Qh]
halfjobjoe: checks
ordinarymark: bets 4800
halfjobjoe: raises 21197 to 25997 and is all-in
ordinarymark: calls 12589 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (8608) returned to halfjobjoe
*** TURN *** [8d 6s Qh] [4h]
*** RIVER *** [8d 6s Qh 4h] [3s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
halfjobjoe: shows [Js Qd] (a pair of Queens)
ordinarymark: shows [Ts Qs] (a pair of Queens - lower kicker)
halfjobjoe collected 45578 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 45578 | Rake 0
Board [8d 6s Qh 4h 3s]
Seat 1: Phil_Meboots folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: ordinarymark showed [Ts Qs] and lost with a pair of Queens
Seat 3: Womaniser35 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: halfjobjoe (small blind) showed [Js Qd] and won (45578) with a pair of Queens
Seat 5: smudgeordie (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 6: the bosun folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: bubbaloo2 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: feedthegoat folded before Flop (didn't bet)

Not bad I suppose for a 2nd try. Maybe next year