looking back at last night - it wasn't all that interesting, actually.
Had a smooth first hour and chipped up to 6K before settling down to 5K by the first break.
Once hour two begins, I start bleeding chips, then make an unwise reshove over Carmen's button raise with KQo from the blinds and lose to AT to drop down to 3K. I make a really tight/nitty fold against LJ - I open to 450 from UTG+1 with that 3K stack, LJ shoves right behind me for 3680, and I tank fold AQo, as I don't see her reshoving 20BB that light against me.
Then, the NumbBono comedy hand:
Full Tilt Poker Game #10717457945: The Mookie (79825300), Table 6 - 120/240 Ante 25 - No Limit Hold'em - 23:39:08 ET - 2009/02/18
Seat 1: lucko21 (5,020)
Seat 2: heffmike (2,965)
Seat 3: pvanharibo (2,160)
Seat 4: NumbBono (5,640)
Seat 5: BamBamCan (9,090)
Seat 6: ChampSampson (3,276)
Seat 7: lightning36 (2,264)
Seat 8: DDionysus (6,785)
Seat 9: carmensincity (2,595)
lucko21 antes 25
heffmike antes 25
pvanharibo antes 25
NumbBono antes 25
BamBamCan antes 25
ChampSampson antes 25
lightning36 antes 25
DDionysus antes 25
carmensincity antes 25
NumbBono posts the small blind of 120
BamBamCan posts the big blind of 240
The button is in seat #3
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [Ac Td]
lightning36 raises to 2,239, and is all in
ChampSampson: you're doing it all wrong
heffmike raises to 2,940, and is all in
DDionysus: lol Dave that was so funny
BamBamCan: 7-7 any goot now?
BamBamCan has 15 seconds left to act
heffmike shows [Ac Td]
lightning36 shows [9c 9d]
Uncalled bet of 701 returned to heffmike
*** FLOP *** [Qh 2h Ad]
*** TURN *** [Qh 2h Ad] [6s]
*** RIVER *** [Qh 2h Ad 6s] [3h]
heffmike shows a pair of Aces
lightning36 shows a pair of Nines
heffmike wins the pot (5,063) with a pair of Aces
lightning36 stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 5,063 | Rake 0
Board: [Qh 2h Ad 6s 3h]
Seat 1: lucko21 folded before the Flop
Seat 2: heffmike showed [Ac Td] and won (5,063) with a pair of Aces
Seat 3: pvanharibo (button) folded before the Flop
Seat 4: NumbBono (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: BamBamCan (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: ChampSampson folded before the Flop
Seat 7: lightning36 showed [9c 9d] and lost with a pair of Nines
Seat 8: DDionysus folded before the Flop
Seat 9: carmensincity folded before the Flop
NumbBono: snap re-jam with A-10....hilarious
Well, I'll just say this:
1) I think Lightning can be shoving wide enough here for ATo to have decent equity. I don't think he's nitty enough to be folding this holding with a 12BB stack. He can easily have a small pair/weaker ace here.
2) Shoving can get small pairs, like BamBam's 77, out of the pot, which is good for me. (even though I'm surprised he didn't take the shot in a multiway pot.)
3) I would rather try to double through or go home at this point in the tourney, instead of clomping around shortstacked waiting for a big pair.
4) I gambool.
Anyhow, after that I get to settle down and watch the Lucko show.
*He calls two shoves with JJ and holds vs. AK and 44 for a 10K pot.
*He chips up to 12K, then raises a limper from the cutoff to 960, NumbBono, with 6K behind, reraises from the blinds to 2250, Lucko shoves with 88, Numb instacalls with QQ to double through.
*A few hands later, DDionysus opens for 900 from the cutoff, Lucko shoves from the blinds with KQs, gets instacalled by 99 and drops down to 1500.
*NumbBono gives him a courtesy double up by calling a shove with 32o before Lucko shoves into my Queens with A8 and does not hit. This all took about 15 minutes.
After that pot, I start hitting a groove and chip up to 16K by the second break, we condense to two tables, and I win a couple of flips vs. short stacks to get up to 25K before I play Santa to JoeSpeaker.
Blinds 400/800/100, five handed, I'm the big stack with 25.7K.
Joe opens for 2600 UTG with a 9K stack, I call with ATs in the small blind, even though I smell danger signs with that raise and stack size and seriously considered folding. But hey, I hate giving up, maybe I can stop and go him instead.
Flop Q75r. I think and shove, hoping Joe missed the flop.
He takes a second (prolly in shock) before calling with QQ.
Somehow top set holds vs. a runnerrunner draw by turning a boat.
That was stupid. But at least I recover and chip back up to 23K by the time we get to a final table, good for third in chips. I'm pretty quiet early on at the table and watch everyone else get active... Microvillain is just abusing all of us on the bubble with his big stack - I actually fold AJs to an openshove because I just have a bad feeling and actually listen to it this time - and finally NumbBono bubbles out and I have my cash for Team Schaubs.
I shove into BuddyDank's blind with A8o, he calls with J9s, I hold and we're down to five handed play... - then JoeSpeaker and WYLDKARD get eliminated in the next two hands and we're down to the three of us..
Seat 1: Joanne1111 (24,970)
Seat 7: microvillain (101,236)
Seat 8: heffmike (35,794)
I win a flip with microvillain - at 1k/2k/250 he raises his small blind to 6K, I shove for 40K with JJ, he calls with AK and the board blanks out.
And then I lose a flip with Joanne1111 - She shoves her button for 35K with A8o, I call off half my stack with 99 - flop 873... turn A... river 8 for the boat.
So I'm in survival mode, go card dead, and have to fold a LOT more than I want. Every hand's a shove or fold, and I am not finding great spots to stick it in. I bottom out right before the rush comes...
Seat 1: Joanne1111 (104,240)
Seat 7: microvillain (41,092)
Seat 8: heffmike (16,668)
Hand 1 - I shove QJ on the button, Joanne calls with 55, I flop a Queen and double through.
Hand 2 - microvillain raises my blind to 10K. I shove K2o for 36K total because I've been so passive, I think I'll actually get some credit. microvillain calls with KJo, I flop a 2, he's left with less than a thousand chips.
Hand 3 - Joanne1111 and I both check down the board until she makes a straight on the river to eliminate microvillain and we go heads up
Hand 4 - Joanne1111 raises her button, I shove 70K with A8, she folds
Hand 5 - I raise with QQ, she shoves with A8o, I instacall and she does turn a flush draw, but I hold and leave her with 600 chips..
From there she won five straight hands to get back to 12K before I finally get AA>QTs and take it down.
So yeah, obv I play brillant, not.
This time I just played a solid game, pushed the edges I could to accumulate chips, didn't spew unless I could afford to, and took advantage of the one silly suckout to ride the wave home.