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Monday, June 22, 2009

notables from Sunday's FT...

Since this $11 is only a 1R1A, I do not take initial rebuy and save it for busto insurance - I get involved in some minor pots, but am otherwise quiet for first hour - I take rebuy and addon at the break, but only have 10K in chips, instead of the 9K I’ve bought.

The main keys of the night after hour 1 were these...

1) Win flips/fade two outers...
AK>AJ, JJ>AK, JJ>99, QQ>AK, AQ>TT, AA>AQ... you run this good and win all your 70%, 80% hands, you'll go far.

2) Betting into people postflop and getting them to fold.
I must have won nearly a dozen substantial pots by firing multiple barrels, or with a well-timed turn or river bet, holding just A-high or complete air. Those chips add up. Of course, I balanced these bets with actual value bets that got paid off too, so I had the perfect image, especially from the middle to late stages of the tourney

3) Make some "sick", or "awfuckit" reads...

Here I just decided top pair was good and I was going to go with it. No real reason.
Sometimes even I play hunches.

PokerStars Game #29639906650: Tournament #171772882, $10+$1 Hold'em No Limit - Level VIII (150/300) - 2009/06/21 21:19:48 ET
Table '171772882 18' 9-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 1: martinmonaco (12680 in chips)
Seat 2: jake002 (9121 in chips)
Seat 3: GoeliO1 (15898 in chips)
Seat 4: heffmike (20063 in chips)
Seat 5: CUBBIES23 (6870 in chips)
Seat 6: robotu1977 (11440 in chips)
Seat 7: Diabolik7wlf (5057 in chips)
Seat 8: SyraDKE (42662 in chips)
Seat 9: Wjohnson33 (3010 in chips) is sitting out
martinmonaco: posts the ante 25
jake002: posts the ante 25
GoeliO1: posts the ante 25
heffmike: posts the ante 25
CUBBIES23: posts the ante 25
robotu1977: posts the ante 25
Diabolik7wlf: posts the ante 25
SyraDKE: posts the ante 25
Wjohnson33: posts the ante 25
Diabolik7wlf: posts small blind 150
SyraDKE: posts big blind 300
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [Ts 3h]
Wjohnson33: folds
martinmonaco: folds
jake002: folds
GoeliO1: folds
heffmike: raises 650 to 950
CUBBIES23: folds
robotu1977: calls 950
Diabolik7wlf: folds
SyraDKE: folds
*** FLOP *** [Tc 4c 7d]
heffmike: bets 2000
robotu1977: calls 2000
*** TURN *** [Tc 4c 7d] [5s]
heffmike: bets 4575
robotu1977: raises 3890 to 8465 and is all-in
heffmike: calls 3890
*** RIVER *** [Tc 4c 7d 5s] [Qh]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
heffmike: shows [Ts 3h] (a pair of Tens)
robotu1977: shows [6c 6d] (a pair of Sixes)
heffmike collected 23505 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 23505 | Rake 0
Board [Tc 4c 7d 5s Qh]
Seat 1: martinmonaco folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: jake002 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: GoeliO1 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: heffmike showed [Ts 3h] and won (23505) with a pair of Tens
Seat 5: CUBBIES23 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: robotu1977 (button) showed [6c 6d] and lost with a pair of Sixes
Seat 7: Diabolik7wlf (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 8: SyraDKE (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 9: Wjohnson33 folded before Flop (didn't bet)

Luckily, I got moved right after that hand and didn't have to fade the silly table image.

I did make a really bad hero call near the bubble....

Raise A5s pre in MP for 4775 at 800/1600 with a 80K stack, BB shoves for 32K, I call off (if I lose I still have an above average stack) and don't get there v. AQo Brutally bad call.

But after this no one wants to play a big pot with me without the goods - I raise a couple of hands pre to steal, make more river bets with air and get folds, and get a walk in the BB twice to get back up to 72K

At this point we're in the money, but I only have a slightly above average stack, nothing too interesting...

But then I get involved in a lot of hands with a villain who is open minraising like every other hand. I let it go for a while until...

Hand 1-
He opens for 8K with 180k back, I threeball with two cards to 24K with 65 more behind, he folds.
Hand 2-
He opens for 8K, third guy in between us raises half his stack to 56K, I shove for 103 with AKo, third guy calls off with AJs, the board blanks, and I'm up to 225K
Hand 3
He opens for 8K with 150K back, I flat on the button with QcJc and 210K behind. Flop 862r. He minbets 4K, I raise to 18K, he min-threeballs to 32K.
I make the rare fourbet bluff and make it 98K to go. He folds, I show.

I win a JJ>99 hand to get over 300K, then make another good call to get over 475K

PokerStars Game #29643714198: Tournament #171772882, $10+$1 Hold'em No Limit - Level XVII (2000/4000) - 2009/06/21 23:53:41 ET
Table '171772882 71' 9-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 2: TropiFish (105127 in chips)
Seat 3: heffmike (332597 in chips)
Seat 4: Houtenaar (170440 in chips)
Seat 5: mr.henriks (12801 in chips)
Seat 6: TeddyO15 (234104 in chips)
Seat 7: nickmc22 (258571 in chips)
Seat 8: EplMania (87157 in chips)
Seat 9: M. Wolfsheim (144714 in chips)
TropiFish: posts the ante 400
heffmike: posts the ante 400
Houtenaar: posts the ante 400
mr.henriks: posts the ante 400
TeddyO15: posts the ante 400
nickmc22: posts the ante 400
EplMania: posts the ante 400
M. Wolfsheim: posts the ante 400
heffmike: posts small blind 2000
Houtenaar: posts big blind 4000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [Js Jh]
mr.henriks: folds
TeddyO15: raises 8000 to 12000
nickmc22: folds
EplMania: folds
M. Wolfsheim: folds
TropiFish: calls 12000
heffmike: calls 10000
Houtenaar: folds
*** FLOP *** [9h 7h Tc]
heffmike: checks
TeddyO15: bets 20000
TropiFish: folds
heffmike: calls 20000
*** TURN *** [9h 7h Tc] [Qc]
heffmike: checks
TeddyO15: bets 40000
heffmike: calls 40000
*** RIVER *** [9h 7h Tc Qc] [2s]
heffmike: checks
TeddyO15: bets 60000
heffmike: calls 60000
*** SHOW DOWN ***
TeddyO15: shows [As Kh] (high card Ace)
heffmike: shows [Js Jh] (a pair of Jacks)
heffmike collected 283200 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 283200 | Rake 0
Board [9h 7h Tc Qc 2s]
Seat 2: TropiFish (button) folded on the Flop
Seat 3: heffmike (small blind) showed [Js Jh] and won (283200) with a pair of Jacks
Seat 4: Houtenaar (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 5: mr.henriks folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: TeddyO15 showed [As Kh] and lost with high card Ace
Seat 7: nickmc22 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: EplMania folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: M. Wolfsheim folded before Flop (didn't bet)

Hey, I've underrepped my hand, but position multiway means a lot to me, esp in tourneys where people don't show the ability to raise/fold preflop.
However, I really can't get called by much of anything I beat if I lead, so I decided to pot control, play passive and let him either bluff off half his stack or value pwn me with a monster.

I keep running well - stealing blinds, restealing for value with big pairs, and snap calling short stack shoves and getting there - to get over 700K, and by now I'm noticing I'm top 3 in chips with less than 50 players left.. and I start thinking I can win this thing.

I finally crush Mr. Minraiser to get over 1 million chips and the tourney lead.

At 3K/6K/600, I open raise to 16775 with T9 in the cutoff, minraiser repops from the big blind.
I chat, "just stop now" and call anyway with my cheese.
Flop KQJr. Second nizzles is nice.
He leads 18K, I raise to 54K, he shoves for 272K total with Q3 (really?), I snap call and fade the runner runner suckout.

I get AQo to fourball shove for 50BB into my AA and I hit my high water mark of 1.5M

I spew a little five handed with KT vs JJ on a J96K2 board, but still have 1.25 M in chips as the final table begins

The first FT hand sets up the second one...

PokerStars Game #29644840950: Tournament #171772882, $10+$1 Hold'em No Limit - Level XXI (4000/8000) - 2009/06/22 0:51:46 ET
Table '171772882 23' 9-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: the FC kid (152016 in chips)
Seat 2: machland68 (721868 in chips)
Seat 3: TropiFish (318562 in chips) out of hand (moved from another table into small blind)
Seat 4: davcp (651629 in chips) out of hand (moved from another table into small blind)
Seat 5: Dodorox (139222 in chips)
Seat 6: 4my2boys (567137 in chips)
Seat 7: heffmike (1282288 in chips)
Seat 8: OptionDrake (549838 in chips)
Seat 9: lilnip15 (438440 in chips)
the FC kid: posts the ante 800
machland68: posts the ante 800
Dodorox: posts the ante 800
4my2boys: posts the ante 800
heffmike: posts the ante 800
OptionDrake: posts the ante 800
lilnip15: posts the ante 800
Dodorox: posts small blind 4000
4my2boys: posts big blind 8000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [8h 4d]
heffmike: folds
OptionDrake: folds
lilnip15: folds
the FC kid: folds
machland68: raises 14222 to 22222
Dodorox: folds
4my2boys: calls 14222
*** FLOP *** [Kc 6s 5s]
4my2boys: checks
machland68: bets 44444
4my2boys: raises 75556 to 120000
machland68: raises 75556 to 195556
4my2boys: raises 348559 to 544115 and is all-in
machland68: folds
Uncalled bet (348559) returned to 4my2boys
4my2boys collected 445156 from pot
4my2boys: doesn't show hand
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 445156 | Rake 0
Board [Kc 6s 5s]
Seat 1: the FC kid folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: machland68 (button) folded on the Flop
Seat 5: Dodorox (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 6: 4my2boys (big blind) collected (445156)
Seat 7: heffmike folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: OptionDrake folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: lilnip15 folded before Flop (didn't bet)

After watching that, I couldn't give him credit for a big hand here.

PokerStars Game #29644870055: Tournament #171772882, $10+$1 Hold'em No Limit - Level XXI (4000/8000) - 2009/06/22 0:53:27 ET
Table '171772882 23' 9-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: the FC kid (151216 in chips)
Seat 2: machland68 (503290 in chips)
Seat 3: TropiFish (318562 in chips)
Seat 4: davcp (651629 in chips)
Seat 5: Dodorox (134422 in chips)
Seat 6: 4my2boys (793715 in chips)
Seat 7: heffmike (1281488 in chips)
Seat 8: OptionDrake (549038 in chips)
Seat 9: lilnip15 (437640 in chips)
the FC kid: posts the ante 800
machland68: posts the ante 800
TropiFish: posts the ante 800
davcp: posts the ante 800
Dodorox: posts the ante 800
4my2boys: posts the ante 800
heffmike: posts the ante 800
OptionDrake: posts the ante 800
lilnip15: posts the ante 800
4my2boys: posts small blind 4000
heffmike: posts big blind 8000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [Qd Js]
OptionDrake: folds
lilnip15: folds
the FC kid: folds
machland68: raises 14222 to 22222
TropiFish: folds
davcp: folds
Dodorox: folds
4my2boys: folds
heffmike: calls 14222
*** FLOP *** [Kd Td 7d]
heffmike: checks
machland68: bets 28888
heffmike: raises 48887 to 77775
machland68: raises 100002 to 177777
heffmike: calls 100002
*** TURN *** [Kd Td 7d] [8h]
heffmike: bets 302491
machland68: calls 302491 and is all-in
*** RIVER *** [Kd Td 7d 8h] [8c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
heffmike: shows [Qd Js] (a pair of Eights)
machland68: shows [9d 6d] (a flush, King high)
machland68 collected 1016180 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 1016180 | Rake 0
Board [Kd Td 7d 8h 8c]
Seat 1: the FC kid folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: machland68 showed [9d 6d] and won (1016180) with a flush, King high
Seat 3: TropiFish folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: davcp folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: Dodorox (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: 4my2boys (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 7: heffmike (big blind) showed [Qd Js] and lost with a pair of Eights
Seat 8: OptionDrake folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: lilnip15 folded before Flop (didn't bet)

Fuck me. Instead of grinding things out, I play long ball against someone I know nothing about and screw myself.

I spent the rest of the final table floating between 600K-800K, basically. I end up openraise/folding preflop in some spots that were probably not good plays, but I really would have been making a mistake continuing with the hand, I'm pretty certain.

I do get it back over 900K six-handed at 10K/20K blinds - And then I win zippo after that.

*Flat a raise with 44 in position, fold the AQJ flop.

*Someone minraises, horrid SB calls, I call with J4. Flop J67, I let it check through, turn Q, I check it again like a dumbass and fold to the minraiser's 3/4 pot bet.
I like a bet/fold line somewhere much better. Bad donk me.

*Momo SB open minraises to 40K, I defend with JTo. Flop QJ4, he donks pot (80K) into me, I call hoping for a helpful turn to crack that hand.
Turn 5 is not it. He donks pot again, I fold, he shows AA. Wow, you are too good, sir.

*I open QQ from the small blind to 83K (up to 15k/30K now). BB defends.
Flop A72r. I check, he checks.
Turn K completing the rainbow. I check, he bets 88K, I reluctantly call.
River T. I check, he checks behind with AQ and now I'm in trouble with a 15BB stack.

I end up shoving my button with 413K and Ad6d... and the big blind calls with 77.
Despite the board running out 5x4x2d - 4d - can't get there with the 2c on the river, out in 4th....

I think I played the final table a little too passively after dumping so many chips early on against the flush. I liked what I was doing right up until then.

Next time, I keep standing on the gas and take it down....

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