Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Tale of Two Tournies

Later in the year, I am going to be doing a monthly WSOP tourney thing with 32 people including our St Louis Blog Buddy, Jamyhawk. He is actually heading out to the WSOP soon to try his luck due to this monthly game. Best of luck to you Jamy.

Anyway, I don't play live very much anymore so I decided to head down to Harrahs for their daily $40 tourney. As an aside, how much of the $40 goes to the tourney? Any guesses? I'll leave the answer in the comments at a later time. Anyway, there were 90 players and to make a longer story short, we got down to 2 tables where I proceeded to lose to coin flips, one with the pair and one with the over cards and I go out in 13th. Ten people paid.. Dang.

Conversely, I played in the Mook last night and was one of the first ones out when I get set over setted. Truthfully, I should not have called the reraise preflop with pocket sixes; but I was tilting a bit.. see below.

After I lost the tourney, I wondered over to the Blackjack pit. I had won $100 there last week and thought I would try my luck again. Down to my last $10 bet, I build it back to $100, 3 straight 21's for the dealer including a hand where I split and doubled more than doomed me and I lost the hundo as well. I did win $20 playing 1/2 so I have that going for me.

After that I was heading towards the exit and somehow gravitated over to the craps table. I had about $25o on me and was thinking about it. There was definitely a couple of high rollers there (now that we don't have loss limits in Missouri). He would start by spreading $235 over all the numbers and put down something like $15 on the pass line and then putting odds on top of that for a couple hundy. He just kept building his number bets as they hit (sorry, I don't know the terminology). There were a couple of good rolls and this guy was just raking it in. In fact, they brought out the pumpkin chips for him ($500 chips). At one point, he had to have over $2,000 on the table. After the 2nd crapped out, I almost said, I'll do what he is doing... only greatly minimized; but it was getting late in the afternoon and I needed to leave.

One thing we talked about was the tale of the person in Atlantic City who had one roll that lasted 4 or 5 hours. That is incredible. This guy at Harrah's said he would have easily made 2 or 3 million dollars on that roll with the AC stakes. I actually believe him after watching how he was betting. Of course, I didn't understand what he was doing; but it was fun to watch.

So I went home a loser for that day. Oh well.

Here is the hand that put me on tilt.

The villain here was a 76/37/4.3 over 167 hands.

Full Tilt Poker $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em - 8 players -
The Official Hand History Converter

Hero (BTN): $50.00
SB: $109.25
BB: $54.25
UTG: $66.90
UTG+1: $149.15
MP1: $82.05
MP2: $50.00
CO: $55.20

Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is BTN with Ac Kc
2 folds, MP1 calls $0.50, MP2 raises to $2.50, 1 fold, Hero calls $2.50, 2 folds, MP1 calls $2

Flop: ($8.25) Td 6c Kh (3 players)
MP1 bets $1.50, MP2 folds, Hero raises to $4.50, MP1 calls $3

Turn: ($17.25) Kd (2 players)
MP1 bets $2.50, Hero raises to $8, MP1 calls $5.50

River: ($33.25) 3d (2 players)
MP1 bets $33.25, Hero calls $33.25

Final Pot: $99.75
Hero mucks Ac Kc
MP1 shows 3h 3c (a full house, Threes full of Kings)
MP1 wins $96.75
(Rake: $3.00)

I got some of it back from him; but not near all of it.


Queens, Have a nice day!!


pkrpoker said...

Sorry to hear but i guess you learn from your losses. I can't wait to watch the WSOP on PKR soon

WillWonka said...

$28 of the $40 entry went towards the tourney prize fund. Makes me wonder why I keep on wanting to play at the casino (as opposed to online).

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