Thursday, February 09, 2006

My last 2 tournaments

One online, one live. Eerily similar. In the live one, I bubbled out.

My online tournament Tuesday night:
99 players

First hand (digging a hole)
Hold'em No Limit - Level I (10/20)
Table '19343704 13' Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: patrickjst (1500 in chips)
Seat 3: Columbo777 (1500 in chips)
Seat 4: bluegillchow (1500 in chips)
Seat 5: Wil (1500 in chips)
Seat 6: Shaper99 (1500 in chips)
Seat 8: Slimeface (1500 in chips)
Seat 9: nys1emt (1500 in chips)
Columbo777: posts small blind 10
bluegillchow: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Columbo777 [Td 4s]
Wil : folds
Shaper99: folds
Slimeface: folds
nys1emt: folds
patrickjst said, "ut"
patrickjst: folds
Columbo777: raises 20 to 40
bluegillchow: calls 20
*** FLOP *** [4d 8h 2h]
Columbo777: bets 60
bluegillchow: calls 60
*** TURN *** [4d 8h 2h] [5d]
Garthmeister is connected
Columbo777: bets 120
bluegillchow: calls 120 < = NOW I am worried. TWO smooth calls with only draws out there?
*** RIVER *** [4d 8h 2h 5d] [3s]
Columbo777: checks
bluegillchow: bets 200
Columbo777 said, "river?"
Did he MISS a flush draw, make a straight draw, or just out play me from position?
Its TOO early (first hand) to lose this big of a pot. ARGH.
Columbo777: folds
bluegillchow collected 440 from pot
bluegillchow: doesn't show hand
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 440
Board [4d 8h 2h 5d 3s]
Seat 3: Columbo777 (small blind) folded on the River
What was he calling with??? AK? 2 hearts? A straight draw?

I win a hand with trips
I win a hand with a straight
I win a hand when Wil plays TP too weak because of his bad kicker and he makes 2 pair on the river. But the same card made me a set.
I win a hand with TP and have built myself back up to just above avg.
I pick up more small pots with pairs
I pick up a big pot with a better 2 pair.
Then I get raised when I have AJ in the SB. I reraise, get called, but hit the Ace. When I bet, he folds. I am now a chip leader…
I am only playing in position now. I win another big hand with AJ on a flop of QJ6. He tried to push my off from out of position and the re-raised forced him to fold. I am the chip leader.
So, how do I play now? I want to be patient (there are still a lot of players left), I want to play from position, and I don’t want to make marginal decisions against other large stacks.

Seat #9 is the button
Seat 1: louddwnunder (4380 in chips)
Seat 2: Longshot1999 (1030 in chips)
Seat 3: cfinnn (2955 in chips)
Seat 4: InanimateJ (1455 in chips)
Seat 5: BigSlickNut (1270 in chips)
Seat 6: phluxer (2615 in chips)
Seat 8: Gilain (1365 in chips)
Seat 9: Columbo777 (4185 in chips)
louddwnunder: posts small blind 50
Longshot1999: posts big blind 100
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Columbo777 [Kc Ks] On the button, no less. This is my THIRD KK, the other two paid off very little as I did not try to get cute with them.

cfinnn: raises 200 to 300 < normal raise, could be any good starting hand
InanimateJ: folds
BigSlickNut: folds
phluxer: raises 2315 to 2615 and is all-in < note that he is all-in and is not reraising here. That indicates to me that he has QQ or JJ, not AA.
Gilain: folds
Columbo777: calls 2615 < I think I am ahead here.
louddwnunder: folds
Longshot1999: folds
cfinnn: folds
phluxer shows 99. < = I am a 5 to 1 favorite!

*** FLOP *** [9c 6d 3s]
Columbo777 said, "noooooooooo"

All my work, down the tubes. But even post flop, I would have gotten my money in here.
I am back at starting stack size and have a Q of .8

I work my way back up to average over the next 30 minutes.

I then get all my money in here:
Table '19343704 4' Seat #6 is the button
Seat 1: DakotaKen (6515 in chips)
Seat 2: Trekgal (7930 in chips)
Seat 3: thebrux (3130 in chips)
Seat 4: peacecorn (4225 in chips)
Seat 5: Columbo777 (2450 in chips)
Seat 6: SERNE (5625 in chips)
Seat 8: kaellinn18 (6695 in chips)
Seat 9: Joanne1111 (1420 in chips)
kaellinn18: posts small blind 100
Joanne1111: posts big blind 200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Columbo777 [Ad As]
DakotaKen: folds
Trekgal: folds
thebrux: raises 400 to 600
peacecorn: folds
Arcon is connected
Columbo777: raises 400 to 1000
SERNE: folds
kaellinn18: folds
Joanne1111: folds
thebrux: calls 400
*** FLOP *** [5h 5s 5c]
thebrux: bets 2130 and is all-in < = there is NO way I put him on a 5 here when he calls the pre-flop re-raise. NO WAY. THIS IS AN EASY CALL.
Columbo777: calls 1450 and is all-in
*** TURN *** [5h 5s 5c] [Js]
*** RIVER *** [5h 5s 5c Js] [7c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
thebrux: shows [Ah Th] (three of a kind, Fives) [bluff?]
Columbo777: shows [Ad As] (a full house, Fives full of Aces)
Columbo777 collected 5200 from pot

I am above avg. again!!!

I end up bleeding for a while with bad hands and then lost another 700 on trying to defend my SB with 9T. Then I took a stab at the pot, only to find out I was going to get played back at.

Seat #7 is the button
Ante 25
small blind 100
posts big blind 200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Columbo777 [Jd Ac]
*** FLOP *** [7d Qd Ah]
Columbo777: bets 200
23skidoo: raises 600 to 800
Columbo777: raises 1825 to 2625 and is all-in
23skidoo: calls 1825
*** TURN *** [7d Qd Ah] [8c]
*** RIVER *** [7d Qd Ah 8c] [Th]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Columbo777: shows [Jd Ac] (a pair of Aces)
23skidoo: shows [Qc Jc] (a pair of Queens)
Columbo777 collected 6975 from pot

So now I am back in action. So what happened???

I call an all-in from the BB who had A4 and hit the Ace on the flop. Ooof.
I still have 5600 though…

Again, I take a stab at a pot, this time a blind steal. Once again, picked off.

I am below average, so I need to play short stack strategy again…

Seat #5 is the button
Seat 5: Columbo777 (4654 in chips)
posts the ante 25
small blind 200 (guy who picked me off BOTH times)
big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Columbo777 [Qs Jd]
All fold to ME
Columbo777: raises 800 to 1200
SERNE: raises 15501 to 16701 and is all-in FROM THE FREAKING SB no less
Columbo777: calls 3429 and is all-in
I see his KK. I expected A2o.
Columbo777 said, "gea" < =sort of a noise?
*** FLOP *** [4h 6s 2d]
*** TURN *** [4h 6s 2d] [Js]
Columbo777 said, "nice" < = screaming though
*** RIVER *** [4h 6s 2d Js] [2h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
SERNE: shows [Kd Kc] (two pair, Kings and Deuces)
Columbo777: shows [Qs Jd] (two pair, Jacks and Deuces)

Did I really play badly???
I think I finished about 20th / 99.

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