The 5th BBT invitational went a lot better than most of the blogger tourneys I've run in the last month. I actually made it to hour three for once.
Nitted up like crazy early on and couldn't get a damn thing going - finally got myself up to 8K with a boat v. nut flush, then spiraled down below 4k before I finally went on a heater...
Shove TT into 77, hold.
Fill up with K9 on AK99x board, extract some value.
call button jam with KK in the blinds, hold v A6s.
raise/call shorty shove with 44, hold vs. 33.
call CO jam with QQ in the blinds, hold v. A9o.
And you too can have 30K and a brief chip lead in a BBT event for like 10 seconds by doing nothing by playing your cards. Sure, I actually did some other things that were interesting, but no one wants to hear about that anyway...
When we got to two tables and passed the money bubble, the bottom fell out.
-Raise/call a button jam for 9bb with AQo, can't get there vs. 88.
-Raise/fold BvB to a 11BB jam (I never do this. I did it twice in this tournament. I think it was correct both times)
-Raise QQ, no action
-Raise/call another 11BB jam from the same villain, but this time 66 can't spike vs... 88 again.
-And as the blinds go up, I'm UTG with Q9s and 7bb, I shove and get called by the BB with AQ, and again, I don't get there and go from almost 2x average to out in two orbits.
13 of 112, which is good, and better than I've been doing - but still completely unsatisfying.
When I get that deep with that kind of stack - I expect to final table - I will take my chances once I get there. Not doing so is a FAIL on my part.
My play is better, or the cards are coming and I'm getting action - one or the other, or both. But I'm obv wasting my run goot mojo on everything else but this series.
See you Monday night.