I haven't had a chance to try out NYRambler's Monday night series in a while, but decided to pop out for the $5 cubed tourney last night - I like 1R+1A events - but the way Full Tilt structures it, with 1k stacks and a 1500 chip add-on, is kind of meh compared to Stars' 1500 chip starting stacks and 2K add-on.
Anyway, with only 16 runners, this wasn't a particularly deepstacked event, especially when I spewed the inital stack (resteal of lilkimmer77's button raise, I shove with A8s from the blinds, he calls with 66, turn A, river 6) and had to rebuy early on in hour 1.
Actually, I don't know why I even say hour 1, because I made the final table without making the first break. Somehow I managed to get bluff called by Jack-high and pwned.
Blinds 40/80 nine handed - I'm the short stack with 1300, bloodslut has the chip lead with 5900
I openraise from MP to 225 with AJs, bloodslut, who had been minraising like every pot with the huge stack, minraises to 450 from the button, I call because I have the suited jackace, afterall.
Flop T75r. I decide, w/e, I have overs, and shove the last 850 or so.
I get called by.... J8o. Who knew I was value betting?
Turn binks the gutterball with the 9, river blank, GG me.
Yes, you have a big stack and the price isn't atrocious - I've definitely made worse calls. Yes, god knows I threebet with cheese sometimes in position. But bluff catching (unless I'm doing this with 98) on the flop when you can't even beat any bluff.... well, I guess that'll happen.
Meanwhile, at least I banged a final table in another 90-man KO for $144 to make the night pan out.
One hand of note at the final table...
Blinds 1200/2400/300 eight handed. I have 48K in chips for second. CL has 75K, shortie 14K, UTG+1 has 38K.
UTG+1 opens to 10800. I have KK UTG+2 and decide not to flat or shove, but do a silly donk minraise to 19200. all fold, UTG+1 calls. Pot is already 44K counting antes.
Flop A22r. UTG+1 practically instashoves for his remaining 19K stack.
I'm getting a great price - On the one hand, the line screams "I donked my Ax" more than "I'm being stubborn with KK/QQ/JJ". However, everyone knows I probably have KK/QQ more than AK/AQ given the preflop action and would never fold an ace in this spot.
Call and hold, hey, a 90K stack looks good with a chip lead.
Call and lose, I have less than 10K and am basically toast.
Fold, I have 29K, which ain't much in these KO tourneys, but it's 10BB for another five minutes
Besides just shoving preflop to make life EZ, do we spite call or lay it down?
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