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Monday, May 19, 2008

sigh, playing like a cat

and figuring I have lives to throw away. Man, I know I can play a double stack tournament because it gives me a chance to dust off a ton of chips but still have a playable stack in hour one. The Hoy was nice tonite, but jeez, after getting a second life watch me piss it away to PokerBrian322 in two hands...

Full Tilt Poker Game #6486848325: Mondays at the Hoy (47637147), Table 5 - 25/50 - No Limit Hold'em - 22:24:00 ET - 2008/05/19
Seat 1: heffmike (2,530)
Seat 2: Loretta8 (2,665)
Seat 3: tasit (3,139)
Seat 4: Shamis (3,510)
Seat 5: PokerBrian322 (4,955)
Seat 6: Julkeus (1,201)
heffmike posts the small blind of 25
Loretta8 posts the big blind of 50
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [5h Ah]
tasit folds
Shamis folds
PokerBrian322 raises to 175
Julkeus folds
heffmike has 15 seconds left to act
heffmike raises to 500 (started out playing like a pud  - getting threebet preflop, calling OOP and folding on the flop a lot. Decided to resteal and turn the tables since I hadn't done it yet in the tourney)
Loretta8 folds
PokerBrian322 calls 325  (hmm. don't like this. but, probably thinks I can be pushed around postflop because I've been playing pretty meh so far.)
*** FLOP *** [2d 7d 3d]
heffmike bets 1,000 (can't call a bet, but if I lede this flop anyone can see I'm getting 4-1 to call off the rest of my stack so no one...
PokerBrian322 raises to 4,050 (... can shove light here.... fuck.)
heffmike has 15 seconds left to act
heffmike has requested TIME (am I really folding getting 4-1 with 60% of my stack in? ugh. I beat nothing. Even if I had the monster overpair I'm repping, he's happy playing for stacks.)
heffmike folds
Uncalled bet of 3,050 returned to PokerBrian322
PokerBrian322 mucks
PokerBrian322 wins the pot (3,050)

That was laughably horrible. But, unlike a regular tourney, I still have a 20BB stack to work with. Small consolation. Later, PokerBrian said he had QxQd, which makes perfect sense - I have no reason to believe he's lying.

So, I lie in wait, and manage to resurrect myself.
Open raise TT in the SB for 180 at 30/60 with a 1K stack, Loretta8 shoves, I instacall and hold vs. his 44.
Shamus raises in the CO to240 at 40/80, PokerBrian flats, I reraise from the BB to 900, Shamus flats. Heads up, I shove a T65 flop for 1200-ish, Shamus calls, and my AA holds vs. QQ.

So there, I've got 4500 or so in chips. Hey, I'm back in the game.. Until I get stupid again, and dust off a 50BB stack to the one guy at the table who can bust me.

Full Tilt Poker Game #6487081323: Mondays at the Hoy (47637147), Table 5 - 40/80 - No Limit Hold'em - 22:41:22 ET - 2008/05/19
Seat 1: heffmike (4,480)
Seat 2: Loretta8 (1,230)
Seat 3: tasit (2,083)
Seat 4: Shamis (1,255)
Seat 5: PokerBrian322 (6,110)
Seat 6: Julkeus (2,842), is sitting out
Julkeus posts the small blind of 40
heffmike posts the big blind of 80
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [Js Qc]
Loretta8 folds
tasit folds
Shamis folds
PokerBrian322 raises to 280
Julkeus folds
heffmike calls 200 (button open-raise is a wide range here, I take a flop and see what happens - although I really should have just folded and not tried to get cute here to begin with. I have just the stack size to get myself in trouble here, any shallower I fold, any deeper and I don't get silly on the turn)
*** FLOP *** [Jd As 5s]
heffmike checks (he should C-bet here a LOT whether he hits or not)
PokerBrian322 bets 400
heffmike calls 400 (pot control, see another card)
*** TURN *** [Jd As 5s] [2s]
heffmike checks (well, a good and bad card. flush gets there, but any other hand has to worry about what I am holding)
PokerBrian322 bets 600 (in retrospect, a great bet size, since a half pot bet encourages a shove from muppets like me)
heffmike raises to 1,900 (let's rep it. get the one pair hands and naked spades to fold because this time, I'm not folding, so maybe I can get a light shove... ok, I'm overthinking this on too many levels, this was just silly...)
PokerBrian322 raises to 5,430, and is all in
heffmike calls 1,900, and is all in (sigh, another bad read, but this time I mentally committed myself getting 3-1 to call, and I'm not drawing virtually dead like last time... shit, I just didn't want to fold to his raise again, even though I could have folded the same way as before and left myself a 20BB stack)
PokerBrian322 shows [8s 7s] (that just sucks, but the way I'd been playing, 87s on the button is gold. I play the same way, only I bet-size wrong on the turn and get a fold more often than not)
heffmike shows [Js Qc]
Uncalled bet of 1,630 returned to PokerBrian322
*** RIVER *** [Jd As 5s 2s] [6d]
PokerBrian322 shows a flush, Ace high
heffmike shows a pair of Jacks
PokerBrian322 wins the pot (9,000) with a flush, Ace high
heffmike stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 9,000 | Rake 0
Board: [Jd As 5s 2s 6d]
Seat 1: heffmike (big blind) showed [Js Qc] and lost with a pair of Jacks
Seat 2: Loretta8 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: tasit didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: Shamis didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: PokerBrian322 (button) showed [8s 7s] and won (9,000) with a flush, Ace high
Seat 6: Julkeus (small blind) folded before the Flop

So I basically gifted him with a ginormous stack nearing the first break. You're welcome. I suck. Right idea, bad timing... or just more likely, bad idea period trying to get silly from the blinds..... I swear, most of my large pots start with me being in the blinds and playing out of position, I should just fold everything there from now on - well, except pairs, I guess.

Sucks not to get any points.... Was 3rd for the month and 25th overall. I really need another deep run or two with 8 tourneys left to challenge for anything of note. I'm starting to get spewy again and need to shape up a bit here.


1 comment:

bslapinsky said...

Hey Heff,

PB322. Yeah dude I had Qd-Qx on that hand. I put you on A-K, A-Q with your re-raise. I took my chances that you wouldnt have A-K sooted, and more like just the Ad. I'm reckoning if you did have Ad you'd have probably called.

And the spades hand, I was just lucky. Trying to vary up my play and i turned a flush.

And I apologize I shoulda just kept my lid shut after the hand, i was only joking with ya but when i re-read it, it kinda came off like i was bein an ass. So i'm sorry. You are doing a good job though Heff, keep up the good work.