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.