So Wednesday was a ridiculous night of juggling a bunch of deep stacks in three tourneys.
- The AIPS $1 rebuy
- The Mookie
- A Stars $5.50 2r1a I stumbled into via late registration....
At some point in the evening I was a top 5 stack in each tournament with a deep stack. I held the chip lead in AIPS and the Mookie simultaneously for about 15 minutes. And what do I get for this?
Mookie 4th for bubble boy.
For a night where everything ran so well and I was crushing and cruising, I crashed and burned in really shitty spots....
Second hour in the Stars 5.50 2r1a - I've managed to run up a nice stack after the add-on, and if I hold here, I get a top 10 stack with almost 200 BB. Nice shove on the flop, pal. You push over 50BB out there to win 8BB in a five-way limped pot.
PokerStars Game #31566506997: Tournament #185961185, $5.00+$0.50 Hold'em No Limit - Level XII (150/300) - 2009/08/12 22:30:47 ET
Table '185961185 64' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
Seat 1: heffmike (29755 in chips)
Seat 2: steelerswin7 (22065 in chips)
Seat 3: kfc0101 (11255 in chips)
Seat 4: MR. LTA (17010 in chips)
Seat 5: petropower (5585 in chips)
Seat 6: Voltisyahu (27225 in chips)
Seat 7: PeteTheKillr (7523 in chips)
Seat 8: JUICY_POTS (7090 in chips)
Seat 9: OldAcer (10930 in chips)
heffmike: posts the ante 40
steelerswin7: posts the ante 40
kfc0101: posts the ante 40
MR. LTA: posts the ante 40
petropower: posts the ante 40
Voltisyahu: posts the ante 40
PeteTheKillr: posts the ante 40
JUICY_POTS: posts the ante 40
OldAcer: posts the ante 40
heffmike: posts small blind 150
steelerswin7: posts big blind 300
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [8d 3h]
kfc0101: calls 300
MR. LTA: calls 300
petropower: calls 300
heffmike: calls 150
*** FLOP *** [3s 9s 8c]
kfc0101: bets 900
MR. LTA: raises 15770 to 16670 and is all-in
heffmike: raises 12745 to 29415 and is all-in
kfc0101: calls 10015 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (12745) returned to heffmike
heffmike said, "gambool"
*** TURN *** [3s 9s 8c] [Tc]
*** RIVER *** [3s 9s 8c Tc] [4h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
heffmike: shows [8d 3h] (two pair, Eights and Threes)
MR. LTA: shows [Ts Td] (three of a kind, Tens)
PeteTheKillr said, "lol"
MR. LTA collected 11510 from side pot
kfc0101: shows [6s As] (high card Ace)
MR. LTA collected 34605 from main pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 46115 Main pot 34605. Side pot 11510. | Rake 0
Board [3s 9s 8c Tc 4h]
Seat 1: heffmike (small blind) showed [8d 3h] and lost with two pair, Eights and Threes
Seat 2: steelerswin7 (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 3: kfc0101 showed [6s As] and lost with high card Ace
Seat 4: MR. LTA showed [Ts Td] and won (46115) with three of a kind, Tens
Seat 5: petropower folded on the Flop
Seat 6: Voltisyahu folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: PeteTheKillr folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: JUICY_POTS folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: OldAcer (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
That one ended conventionally - I get a stack, it shrinks, it grows, it finally gets short and I run AQs into TT and AK and don't get there - 122 of 955, $3 profit, whee.
AIPS was so so strange - IT"S A ONE-DOLLAR REBUY - yet no one got silly with rebuys, half the table either sat out or left without rebuying - I ended up playing most of the first hour three and four handed with Scott Long and whoever else bothered to sit in -
I did manage to hit two big hands to run up to 13K at the break for a top 10 stack with only 5 rebuys... but whatever is going on with all these accounts from Russia and Brazil raiding the freeroll satellite to these tournaments, it's really hurting the actual play of the tournament. God forbid AIPS ever tries a six-max or heads-up event with all these absent qualifiers.
Anyhow, I play well here, but do manage to spike two outers twice for huge pots to bad beat people (KK<88 AI pre, 8 on flop - then A4 v QQ AI on J4x flop, 4 on river), so it wasn't all expert play.... And then I spew here in a spot where the villain is probably never dumb/bad enough to fold, even though I am screaming I haz flush you are drawing... Semibluff screws me again, way to spew off 50BB, big guy. Stack off drawing to three outs.
I really, really felt that fourth banana on its way - and I knew that shoving the turn was a bad idea. I hate when I get these stupid ideas in my head in crucial spots.
PokerStars Game #31569715213: Tournament #136748226, $1.00+$0.10 Hold'em No Limit - Level XIV (800/1600) - 2009/08/13 0:40:23 ET
Table '136748226 9' 9-max Seat #3 is the button
Seat 1: heffmike (79295 in chips)
Seat 2: $152.50 (94627 in chips)
Seat 3: trikolokos (38980 in chips)
Seat 4: Poeben (16068 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 5: jherky psych (102114 in chips)
Seat 6: DaFoundation (43505 in chips)
Seat 7: jpsgo12 (18880 in chips)
Seat 9: BigAl (28525 in chips)
heffmike: posts the ante 150
$152.50: posts the ante 150
trikolokos: posts the ante 150
Poeben: posts the ante 150
jherky psych: posts the ante 150
DaFoundation: posts the ante 150
jpsgo12: posts the ante 150
BigAl: posts the ante 150
Poeben: posts small blind 800
jherky psych: posts big blind 1600
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [Th Ad]
heffmike: raises 3025 to 4625
Poeben is connected
Poeben has returned
jherky psych: calls 3025
*** FLOP *** [5s Ah 6h]
jherky psych: bets 8000
heffmike: calls 8000
*** TURN *** [5s Ah 6h] [Jh]
Poeben is disconnected
jherky psych: bets 20000
heffmike: raises 46520 to 66520 and is all-in
jherky psych: calls 46520
*** RIVER *** [5s Ah 6h Jh] [Qd]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
jherky psych: shows [Kh Ac] (a pair of Aces)
heffmike: shows [Th Ad] (a pair of Aces - lower kicker)
jherky psych collected 160290 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 160290 | Rake 0
Board [5s Ah 6h Jh Qd]
Seat 1: heffmike showed [Th Ad] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 2: $152.50 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: trikolokos (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: Poeben (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 5: jherky psych (big blind) showed [Kh Ac] and won (160290) with a pair of Aces
Seat 6: DaFoundation folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: jpsgo12 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: BigAl folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Ah, finally the Mookie: Here I play squeaky tight - I raise fold a lot, play very cautiously post flop, but generally get people to stack off with TP into me when I've got them crushed - and just have a HUGE stack heading to the final table - 22K at 200/400, or something like that.
And yet I start paying less attention (probably focusing on AIPS and 2r1a tables as well) slow down and the stacks get shallower... and call off in a spot I hate, but I can't really fold it postflop either. BTW, joelpokergod is starting to own my soul in a HighOnPoker-like fashion. He always freaking has it or gets there.
Full Tilt Poker Game #13998154132: The Mookie (102130860), Table 2 - 300/600 Ante 75 - No Limit Hold'em - 0:31:28 ET - 2009/08/13
Seat 1: NumbBono (7,500)
Seat 3: JOELPOKERGOD (32,381)
Seat 5: Julkeus (11,889)
Seat 8: heffmike (17,230)
NumbBono antes 75
JOELPOKERGOD antes 75
Julkeus antes 75
heffmike antes 75
JOELPOKERGOD posts the small blind of 300
Julkeus posts the big blind of 600
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to heffmike [7s 7h]
heffmike raises to 1,775
OELPOKERGOD has 15 seconds left to act
JOELPOKERGOD raises to 4,300
heffmike calls 2,525
*** FLOP *** [5d 8c 6s]
JOELPOKERGOD bets 28,006, and is all in
heffmike has 15 seconds left to act
heffmike: if I bubble I bubble
heffmike calls 12,855, and is all in
JOELPOKERGOD shows [Tc Th]
heffmike shows [7s 7h]
Uncalled bet of 15,151 returned to JOELPOKERGOD
*** TURN *** [5d 8c 6s] [Ac]
*** RIVER *** [5d 8c 6s Ac] [Kd]
JOELPOKERGOD shows a pair of Tens
heffmike shows a pair of Sevens
JOELPOKERGOD wins the pot (35,210) with a pair of Tens
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 35,210 | Rake 0
Board: [5d 8c 6s Ac Kd]
Seat 1: NumbBono (button) folded before the Flop
Seat 3: JOELPOKERGOD (small blind) showed [Tc Th] and won (35,210) with a pair of Tens
Seat 5: Julkeus (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 8: heffmike showed [7s 7h] and lost with a pair of Sevens
Now, if I cared about the $46 bubble, I should fold and get pwned there by every Ax holding he has along with the pairs that are currently ahead. - After all, I still have a second place stack with 20BB if I fold. But with 10 outs twice, and maybe I'm in front right now.... ugh.
Anyhow, what did we learn from tonight's play, which despite all it's fun, was basically a monetary wash? I mean, I cashed in two of three events for like no money.
1) What's the common factor in all these busto hands? I play an OK holding in a raised pot, and have a reasonably strong hand given the board- but that doesn't mean shit, because my hand doesn't fare well vs. any reasonable villain holding, and people who are not named heffmike do not play large pots out of position without a huge hand and/or draw. Must learn to pot control or dump those hands to multiple barrels, because most players just aren't donking into you twice in a raised pot without the goods.
2) As much as I like playing these series - I'm honestly trying to make the best, most efficient use of my time pre-babygirlheff. Playing tourneys where I only make $100 if I win may not be the smartest thing to do. Now I don't play AIPS or Mookie to make bank - I play because I'm a competitive muppet and want to win, and like the series and players - but if I'm going to spend three hours multitabling MTTs, I probably need to have a bigger potential payoff than that.
I just feel like I wasted a bunch of time by making loose GAMBOOL decisions that cost me my stack in spots where I could have folded and regrouped - if I was just a little more patient.
To be honest, I'm more just annoyed I put myself in a good position to take down multiple tournaments tonite and failed to follow through because of my own muppetness. Screw the money or the titles or whatever: I don't like it when I make poor decisions, period.
Going to be off the grid for a few days trying to install a floor, so hopefully I have a basement done by the weekend.
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