Thursday, February 07, 2008

Mookie Time, HUC6 and no Review and Fracture

Wednesday night and again it is time for the Mook and what do you know, Mook made yet another final table; but his pocket QQs weren't good enough as he was 4 straighted against KT. Perhaps, it really is a curse. I'm thinking the curse may just be lifted sometime in the near future. Speaking of Pocket Queens, I played the role of donater tonight as I was the 4th one out. I believe I put out an early position raise and got a call and then Rakefeeder pushes all in. At the time I was playing a couple of Heads Up matches and I must not have really thought that through; especially with somebody else behind me.

Wait... This just in. Rakefeeder limped from UTG and I raised someone called and he pushed. Had I known that or should I say had I been paying attention, that was an extremely easy fold. At the time I think I thought he was BB and was just putting in some strange squeeze play. Dang, I deserve to lose there. Unfortunately, he didn't take the nice early double up to the final table. I hate it when my chips die in vain. LOL.

Now, Speaking of Heads Up Games, I decided to join in the fun with the latest installment of the Heads Up Challenge. It's hard to believe that we are to the 6th one of these. More information can been found on the official HUC6 website. As a former champion (HUC3), I decided I might as well donate knowing clearly that I would be a huge underdog to the players that were signing up.... including the person that I drew in the first round, Bone_Daddy. Truthfully, I don't/didn't know alot about him other than he knows how to play the game and I read his blog regularly.

The problem with HU matches (as I'm sure everybody will attest to) is just getting the game started. I made the call to just play $5 tourney and we just couldn't get together. We both ended up in matches against other people while trying to sqaure off. We went to $10 tables and finally got hooked up. This is definitely something that Ultimate Bet has going for them. You can actually challenge somebody there. At least now Full Tilt has a rematch option.

1st game only lasted 31 hands as I got down early. The 2nd hand I flopped 2 pair; but lost to a rivered 4 flush and there were a couple of hands where I lost on a busted flush draw (who knew that this would be opposite foreshadowing) and I hand I called down; but didn't need to. I then went card dead and got a lucky double up. The final hand was interesting. At the time, I thought his call was kind of iffy; but turns out he was the favorite and it surely didn't really cost him a whole bunch of chips. Any thoughts?

Full Tilt Poker
No Limit Holdem Tournament
Blinds: t20/t40
2 players

Pre-flop: (2 players) Hero is BB with :ks :9h
SB calls t20 (pot was t60), Hero raises to t120, SB calls t80 (pot was t120).

Flop: :7s :jc :ac (t240, 2 players)
Hero is all-in t580, SB calls t580 (pot was t820).

Turn: :6d (t1400, 1 player + 1 all-in - Main pot: t1400)

River: :4c (t1400, 1 player + 1 all-in - Main pot: t1400)

Final pot: t1400
Hero showed Ks 9h
SB showed 3c 5c

Anyway, he double whammy'd me on the river getting both the straight and the flush. gg. I overbet as I would have been pretty much committed to any c-bet. Maybe checking and pushing on Turn?

Game 2 went much longer, 62 hands. The big hand here was where we went all in preflop. He had the glorius JackAce and I had Queens. He flopped and OESD; but luckily I won the hand. I then proceeded to give back chips as I normally do and then I won a big race with a suited JackAce against his 77. It just always seems to go to down to races, doesn't it. I then put it away with A5 vs Q3s.

The rubber game lasted 43 hands and again I find myself down early... like the 1st hand. I get QQ again and reraise him. An Ace on the flop but I still c-bet and fold to his push. He showed ATs so that took almost 1/3 of my chips. The big hand here is where Bone_Daddy also had a busted flush draw and bet and I made a tough call. For whatever reason, the bet amount didn't seem right. The final hand was pretty much a no brainer and just bad luck for him. In an unraised pot. I flopped 2 pair with T6 against his Q7. Queen on the river and he paid me off.

Do you ever get the feeling during a match that you are getting outplayed big time? That is how I felt. It seemed like everything I tried, he had the answer. He was able to call down some of my bluffs and not call my value bets. Anyway, I feel very fortunate and lucky to move on to the 2nd round.

I never did get around to doing my reivew of January. Mostly because February has already been a huge downer as I already find myself down over $400. I stopped to play some SNGs and today the Mook and HUC; but plan on getting right back to it the rest of the week.

Finally, I watched the movie Fracture and thought it was a good movie. I watched it late so I may have missed some spots; but overall, I thought the ending was good which is good enough for me to give it a thumbs up. I'll go 4 out of 5.


Mookie said...

I am indeed cursed!

Fracture was an excellent movie. I went back and watched it a second time.

Bet365 Poker Pro said...

yeah, Fracture is good.

About time Anthony Hopkins did something decent with his time following the big mistake he made in making such drivel as Meeting Joe Black.

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