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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

why am I trying to race presto?

Good to see over 80 runners in the Mookie tonite... I had a great first hour... Doubled up with AA vs. AKs in the first orbit - an odd hand with iam23skidoo, where...

I open for 90 UTG+1
He raises to 160 from the cutoff.
I fourbet to 575
He fivebets to 1111
I finally sixbet shove and he calls, board completely blanks out.

and coasted the first hour after that to over 8K in chips and a top 5 stack at the break. People keep opening with total air, whiff everything, and I call them down in position FTW.

Anyhow, get moved tables, bounce up to 10K and back down to 7k playing a little too wide open, when I play an LOL hand.

Full Tilt Poker Game #11828170397: The Mookie (87826364), Table 9 - 120/240 Ante 25 - No Limit Hold'em - 23:42:46 ET - 2009/04/22
Seat 1: cmitch (6,255)
Seat 3: pushmonkey72 (7,020)
Seat 4: noollab (6,190)
Seat 5: heffmike (7,160)
Seat 6: Julius_Goat (8,395)
Seat 7: dueyv9 (4,375)
Seat 9: NYRambler (6,280)
cmitch antes 25
pushmonkey72 antes 25
noollab antes 25
heffmike antes 25
Julius_Goat antes 25
dueyv9 antes 25
NYRambler antes 25
noollab posts the small blind of 120
heffmike posts the big blind of 240
The button is in seat #3
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [Kh Ah]
Julius_Goat has 15 seconds left to act
Julius_Goat raises to 700
dueyv9 folds
NYRambler folds
cmitch folds
pushmonkey72 calls 700
noollab folds
heffmike has 15 seconds left to act
heffmike raises to 7,135, and is all in
Julius_Goat: ah the squeeze
Julius_Goat has 15 seconds left to act
Julius_Goat has requested TIME
Julius_Goat folds
pushmonkey72 has 15 seconds left to act
pushmonkey72 calls 6,295, and is all in
heffmike shows [Kh Ah]
pushmonkey72 shows [5h 5c]
Uncalled bet of 140 returned to heffmike
*** FLOP *** [Qh 6s 2s]
*** TURN *** [Qh 6s 2s] [Qc]
*** RIVER *** [Qh 6s 2s Qc] [8s]
heffmike shows a pair of Queens
pushmonkey72 shows two pair, Queens and Fives
pushmonkey72 wins the pot (14,985) with two pair, Queens and Fives
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 14,985 | Rake 0
Board: [Qh 6s 2s Qc 8s]
Seat 1: cmitch folded before the Flop
Seat 3: pushmonkey72 (button) showed [5h 5c] and won (14,985) with two pair, Queens and Fives
Seat 4: noollab (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: heffmike (big blind) showed [Kh Ah] and lost with a pair of Queens
Seat 6: Julius_Goat folded before the Flop
Seat 7: dueyv9 folded before the Flop
Seat 9: NYRambler folded before the Flop

1) Even an idiot like me is not going to squeeze an UTG raiser and button cold caller with total crap. It looks too obvious - I have a hand.

2) I have under 30BB. AKs is too good to flat and check/fold a flop when I miss, and when I hit my hand on the flop there's a real possibility I won't get paid anyway. A decent reraise may get flatted, and then I'm playing OOP where I'll only have a pot-size bet left on the flop and can run into some silly spots.
Or, to be brief, AK is the nizzles, son.

3) Goat isn't going to call off light. If he has it, he has it, oh well, that'll happen. On the other hand, pushmonkey72 will easily call off with Ax or a small pair here.

4) Like I wouldn't do this with any big pair (AA-JJ easily) against this field, and even if I lost my mind and shoved with shite like T8o or 66 - holding 55, you either get to call off your stack as a 20-80 dog, or are basically flipping in a best case scenario.
Then again, he is holding presto. How can he not call a shove there?

Anyhow, that was annoying, to chip up that well early, and busto 36 of 83.

That'll happen. Maybe I make money instead of just points next week.

3rd overall in a tight race behind QueensUp and TuscaloosaJohn -
5th for April, but lightyears behind TJ with four events left....

As an aside, I will say it's a jopke that I can be doing that well in monthly points when I've cashed in 1 of 14 April events, results that would spell MASSIVE FAIL in any other context, despite 5 final tables.

My suggestion for future series would be to only give points if you actually cash in an event, make all tourneys pay out the same percentage of the field- 10%, 15%, 20%, whatever... and do the Stars TLB formula or whatever from there to figure it all out in case varying buy-ins are a factor.

This is all probably because I hate "points racing" in NASCAR as a philosophy and approach. Win the damn race already. Anyhow, final monthly run next week.

I look forward to making a valiant effort and finishing second again....

EDIT: I'm finishing off a SnG around 1am when FTP goes down... which would be around the final table time for the Mookie. Don't even want to know how this snafu gets resolved...

1 comment:

1Queens Up1 said...

That would explain why when I tried to look at the results this morning I saw neither the Mookie or Dookie under completed.