and the last Invitational was fairly uneventful.. I swear, I wish I had interesting spots to report and comment on, but really a fairly dry, bleh run.
Slowly chip up to T5500 in the middle of hour two... dump 2K of it by making an ill-advised check min-raise into the nizzles with the third best hand. Keep pushing the little man up the hill, end up a short-stack ninja yet again, get a ton of big stacks at the table to double through, and finally I get coolered here by an OK color commentator...
Blinds 150/300/25, I'm in the SB with T3350 and barely cover Ali Nejad in the BB, who just got to the table. I open raised him once and he folded, but big deal, it was one hand. Third hand BvB, it folds around to me with 97o, I think about stealing but complete, Ali checks.
986 flop, two spades. Well, can't ask for a better flop than that. I lead 600 into the 800 pot, Ali thinks and jams, I snap call thinking I have to fade a flush draw....
...Only Ali flopped the nizzles with T7o and I'm essentially fucked. Like I'm not felting TP/OESD in that spot. Oh well, pretty much the only flop I'm going broke on while basically drawing dead. I hang out for another orbit with 1BB before I finally toss it in with Ax vs. Ali's 66 and bounce. 30th of 106.
By the way, Ali's next three hands after he basically busts me? AA holds v A9 AIPF, fold, QQ holds v. KJ AIPF, up to 14K just like that. Sigh. But, to be honest, if I have a stack in that spot, I can survive the cooler. My own fault for not having enough chips 11 levels in to make a difference.
So basically I min-cashed one Invitational... between the vastly different player pool and the large number of dead stacks (I had at least two at every table each week I played) it sure played a lot different than the other BBT5 tourneys. Plus, I'm just not getting any action anymore, period. Every time I do, it is inevitably when I have air, not even an OK holding - or when I'm coolered/crushed like tonite. My timing has sucked the entire series run - and it's probably because I've tightened up way too much to adjust for all the landmines a BBT field inevitably has...
BTW, I'm not sure how, but kudos to USAF_Trevor for lighting the invitationals on fire - that's all he's played and here are his results... Six events, four cashes, over $550 in free money with one bubble.
Super kudos to CK for hooking me up with an Invitational #1 summary, so now the stats page is complete and updated with Sunday's results... woot!
And special shoutout to those who are 16/16 and played every BBT event so far
hoyazo, numbbono, columbo, cmitch, niktak
Two more shots. GoGo Monday night!