Wednesday, February 20, 2008

No Luck in Mook and HUC and Lucky You

76 Runners in the Mook tonight. Obvously, this number goes way up way quick due to:

See Al's Blog for more details. I'm not sure how much again I will be able to play in this one which is too bad for everybody else as I am just a donator. Well, no Knock Artist for me tonight. Things didn't go my way. When I did get the hands, I didn't hit the flops hard enough and had to fold to pressure. I fianlly went out when Surflexus 65s outsed my KJo. I was short. The blinds were just 120 and I (1495) was in the BB. Surflexus (7,479) 3x raises to 360 and I push for remaining 1495. He did not insta call; but finally did call and hit 2 pair to put me out early in 39th. Any thoughts, is that pretty much an insta call?

I played one SNG and finished 4th... dang.. Does everybody make this call with AQ? The bubble had lasted a long time. (by the way SNG Wiz says to fold... DOH!!! I almost did)

Full Tilt Poker $10 + $1 Sit & Go No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t120/t240 Blinds - 4 players

The Official Hand History Converter

SB: t1685
Hero (BB): t1520
CO: t9595
BTN: t700

Pre Flop: Hero is BB with Qs Ac
2 folds, SB raises to t1685 all in, Hero calls t1280 all in

Flop: (t3040) Qh

Turn: (t3040) 5c

River: (t3040) Kc

OH well, I did and I bubbled.

I finally got a chance to play my 2nd round match in the HUC6. Myself and thepokergrind had been trying to get togehter for awhile. I was thinking that tonight wouldn't happen either as he was playing in the 55K but unfortunately he lost with he ladies... twice... So Anyway, we were able to get a match going.

Oh, by the way, I did play a token race and finished 26th... 23 got token... DOH!!!! I definitely let myself blind down too much in these.

Match 1

This match lasted 35 games which isn't too far from normal from me as my matches seem to be a little quicker than others. I don't know alot about pokergrind other than he is a solid MTT player. He was saying how he hated HU.. Just in case, I wasn't falling for it and I took it pretty seriously.

In these things you can usually point the match to just one or two hands (not counting the last one). In this match is was the 19th hand. I was more or less even (he was up 1530/1470). I'm in the BB with J9d. He calls and I just check. I had been raising a bunch so I wanted to mix it up a bit. Blinds were still 10/20 flop came 8d9c3d which about as good as a flop as you would want. I check, he bets 20 and I raise to 65 and he calls. Turn comes 3h... I bet 150 and he calls. Turn was Qh and I bet out 370 and he min raised me. I should have been able to get away from this as it was pretty obvious I was beaten; but I called and he showed the 3. DANG!!!

I finally went out with Q9o on a flop of 966... I check raised again; but this time he 3 bet and I was forced to call. He had K9o for a better kicker. The bad thing here was the turn was an Ace so we would have split it except for the King that came on the river.

Down 1 after 1 match.

Match 2

This one only lasted 18 hands.

The big hand here is where I had AQ and peeled a flop bet by him on a 724 board. I got lucky and caught my Q on the turn and I just let him bet away. He put me all in on the River and I really thought I was beat. The flop peel was a little questionable; especially since I was down in the match. A few hands later I won with A8 vs 98 on a flop with an 8 on it.

Tied at 1.

Match 3.

39 games. I picked an early lead on this one (almost 2-1); but then he picked up the aggression and pulled back even. We went back and forth for a bit. The big hand is where I hit my flush on the river and he put out a big bet and raised him all in and he folded. He must have been on a pure bluff as he folded with just 165 chips. I finished the deal a couple of hands later to move on to Round3.

I think my lucky streak ends here as I will be playing the guy the elminated me last year, nothing other than the commish himself. We'll see how it goes.


I have hardly played in poker this week as caught the flew bug hard that had been going around my house. I was pretty down for the count for 3 1/2 days. I played a home game on Friday night and hardly remember the end. I finally getting over it even though my cough is still lingering a bit. The Wonka Family leaves for Disney This Friday so it will be a welcome break from work. Any place to poker down that way Cmitch? or do you have to go to Tampa or something? Who am I kidding, I don't see the wife (and in-laws) letting me escape to go play cards. I am bringing my laptop along; but don't plan on playing much poker other than the Mook. I really want to take the time to catch up on Stoxpoker Videos. They have upgraded their search screen along with now a rating system so things are much better. Lots of stuff going over there so if you haven't been by lately, it may be worth a gander.


Finally, I watched Lucky You the other day. This was a poker movie that had Eric Bana and Drew Barrymore. I did not go into this movie with very high expecations as most poker movies have really disappointed me. This one, however, did not. I'm not saying it was great, but I did enjoy and would reccomend it to any poker/movie enthusiast. I will give it 3.5 out of 5.

That's it for now..

Have a great Week!!!


Klopzi said...

> Does everybody make this call with
> AQ?

Not everyone would but they'd be wrong. You made the right play from the ICM point of view.

See the ICM calculation results here. SB's pushing range is any two and your calling range is {66+ A8s+ ATo+ KTs+ KQo}.

Riggstad said...

I agree with you about the movie...

Although very contrite and just a rip off of every prop bet and cliche' that has so filled the poker world in the last three years, I think it was done very well...

Your Kings are still all!!!

Riggstad said...

I mean Tall!!

Lifesagrind said...

Then you'll love Deal. It's a much better poker movie than Lucky You.

cmitch said...

Tampa would be it. They have 1/2nl with $100 max buy-in, some sngs, and some medium size tourneys. It doesn't sound like you even have a chance of heading over there, but if you it is about a 45 min drive from the Disney area (depending on the time of day)

BTW if you are going to Disney, you might want to take you might want to take out a 2nd mortgage on your house to pay for everything - park tickets, food, water, chips, candy, hotel, misc Mickey taxes, etc, etc.

Have fun at Disney with the family!!!

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