Back to running the Mookie last night (when is this BBT4, not to mention AIPS, going to finally get kicked off this year??) and for whatever reason, I'm playing these tourneys far too fast lately and spewing in hour one, instead of waiting and pouncing on people like I usually do. It might be a function of running so many Turbo SnGs lately, where you gotta gogogo early...
Anyhow, interesting hands to follow..
Blinds 15/30, basically all at 3K starting stacks, I have JTo in the big blind
Three limps to me, I misclick minraise to 60 because I'm not paying attention, all call
Flop K95, two hearts. Checks around
Turn Qs (bink!), DaBag donks 90 from the small blind, I raise to 375, folds around, DaBag calls
River 9s - not great, since it pairs the board and completes a backdoor flush, but I get checked to and decide to value bet 550.
He calls with Q5 - yay me.
Soul Read with K high does not work out....
Blinds 25/50, I have around 4K, with KQo in the big blind.
Trp_LLL opens from the cutoff to 150, I decide to defend and call.
Flop Td5d6c. I check, he leads 150, I feel like he doesn't have a damn thing and raise to 450.
He tanks, and shoves for 1720 total - I need to call 1270 to win 2500, getting 2-1 - hey, I think that's about right, go with the read, and call with K high.
He shows Jd4d. Right. I'm actually a slight 52/48 favorite. Turn 4, river blank. Boooooooooooo.
After that, nothing interesting happens.
I decide to get silly and threebet bayne's EP open with AJo from the blinds,
(Houston, we have a problem, I'm playing all my big pots from the blinds with meh stuff)
he shoves, I call getting 3-1 and get shown QQ and do not hit.
Then I open shove 99 for about 9BB into KK and QQ to flame out in 51st.
Probably better to have been the wifey instead. - She gets AA>99 all in on an all undercard turn to double through to 6K, then slowly gets chipped down until getting to three bet KK over a PirateLawyer open, having a cold fourbet shove behind her, calling and failing to crack the obvious AA. - At least you can just go, "That'll happen..." and move on with a wry smile, instead of being spewmonkee Heff.
In the meantime, pondering some things, an old friend of mine is suggesting I try out get staked for a while, since it worked for him so well.... We shall see if I do it. Right now I'm grinding just fine in my SnG/MTT world and building consistently, but taking a few limited shots may not be such a bad thing.
Anyhow, that's all for the moment.
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