Playing well and taking names
Interestingly, there were absolutely no memorable hands with the exception being when I was dealt AK suited in the big blind, called a 3x the big blind bet and then moved all-in after a raggedy, 10-high flop. I found out later that my opponent, a solid player, was holding 88, giving me only 6 outs or a 24 percent chance of catching an overcard. He folded. I told him I flopped a set…
The question comes to mind then: How often will you win a one-table tourney with no memorable hands? You play good cards in good position and win the ones you should win and fold the hands where you know you’re beaten.
I think this happens a lot. AA, KK, and (usually) QQ will hold up in a good game and will only go down in flames the standard number of times.
You steal a few times, but only with good drawing hands and the all-in hand you get heads up gets called as they all finally do.
You win. Nothing to remember, except the fact that you played well.
I can live with that.