the latest BBT5 run... actually fairly decent... even with bouncing out of the money again.
First hour of BBT Invitational #3 was nothing but ZZZZZZ. Started with 3K, ended with 2975. Watched a lot of people bust themselves hero calling and making really horribad plays, while all the good players scarfed up the chips. Completely carddead and looking like a Dewey Tomko-level ubernit.
Of course, first hand back from break, I raise AA UTG, Kevmath threeballs from the blinds and I figure there's no way he's spewing if I fourball or jam, so I just flat. Flop Q77, he leads pot, I have a super easy shove, and he has a trivial, cooler call with KK. So I double through. EZ game.
Might make a good 2+2 thread... Folding KK pre or something like that.. ;-)
I continue to safely chip up throughout the hour, actually play hands that aren't AA/KK/AK and get up to 10K and a top ten stack by the second break.
Third hour, I kind of tread water, we get to three tables and near the bubble, Hoy opens 3x from the cutoff, I decide to jam 20BB with TT, and he snaps with JJ.
FML. J on the flop too, boat on the turn, out in 24th...
.. which isn't all that horrible and I feel like I was making good decisions all the way through, being aware of image and hand ranges, zigging and zagging as needed.
There were spots were I should have pushed harder, but I just wasn't feeling it, and those instincts (LOL at this feel/sensory shit with online pokah) are usually right, and when I ignore them, I usually go busto...
So I'm think I'm in a good spot heading into the middle third of this series. Sure, I wish there were more tournaments, more (or any) non-NLHE tourneys, all the people invited to the freerolls would actually play, but whatever. We've got what we've got. Time to let it fly and see what you can do.
It's WSOP time - get after it! (for me)
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