Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Casino Tourney and Mook #4

So I went to the casino today and finished about break even on cash (down $3). I went to the tourney. They had 70 runners today. I saw somebody I knew and I mentioned that I had finished around 12th the last two Wednesdays and I said I would probably be one of the first ones out. That almost came true. Early on, I called a small raise from BB with 98s. I flop 2 pair and check raise and he 3 bets so I know he has an over pair. I went ahead and pushed the rest of my chips and sure enough he had aces and I'm in good shape. That is until he gets runner, runner spades (they are indeed gold) to take the pot. I got up and told him nice hand and started to walk away when the dealer stopped me and said I have a couple more chips left. Oh boy. Just what I need... to spend more time in the tourney instead of nice cash game. But then, double up, triple up and I'm back in this thing.

Short story. I remained short stacked the entire time; but picked up pots when I needed them. Eventually, it came down to a bad call that put me out. A raise and a reraise in front of me and I can't lay down JJ? What is my problem?? Anyway, 8 places paid and I finished 8th which was about 2 1/2 times the buyin. Oh well. Cashing is nice. I even went home afterwards and didn't locate the table games although part of me wanted revenge from last week.


Online Cash was also break even today (+$9) in an up and down session.

Speaking of runner, runner spades, does anybody make this call on river?

Villain was 31/5/2.4 over about 400 hands.

Full Tilt Poker $0.25/$0.50 Pot Limit Hold'em - 9 players -
The Official Hand History Converter

MP2: $58.80
CO: $55.50
Hero (BTN): $50.00
SB: $26.75
BB: $11.00
UTG: $52.70
UTG+1: $44.20
UTG+2: $50.00
MP1: $19.50

Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is BTN with Kh Ad
UTG calls $0.50, UTG+1 calls $0.50, 1 fold, MP1 calls $0.50, MP2 raises to $3, 1 fold, Hero calls $3, 2 folds, UTG calls $2.50, 2 folds

Flop: ($10.75) 8h 2s Ah (3 players)
UTG checks, MP2 checks, Hero checks

Turn: ($10.75) 6s (3 players)
UTG checks, MP2 checks, Hero bets $6.35, UTG calls $6.35, MP2 folds

River: ($23.45) As (2 players)
UTG bets $23.45, Hero ??

Regardless of call or not, it is yet another lesson on how not to play Big Slick.


While playing cash, I looked down at the clock and it was 9:09. YIKES!!! The Mook started at 9. I looked just in case there was still Late Registration and sure enough there was. I don't remember alot of details other than the turnout was understandably light (32 players) post BBT4; but I made it to the final table in fine shape. I got Heads Up with Bodee201 and lucked my way to my 4th Mookie title. I believe I was outmatched got the lucky hands when I needed them.


Have a nice day!!


Klopzi said...

I've noticed a trend in your play where you don't seem to raise AK pre-flop. Why not just pot pre-flop, pot the flop, jam the turn...?

I also don't understand why you don't pot the flop or pot the turn.

On the river, I don't think there's any reasonable answer. You don't know where you are in the hand. How solid was the Villain? Are you confident enough to make the call getting 2:1?

It's a gross spot...

WillWonka said...

I typically always raise preflop with AK. Taking a look at Holdem Manager, I am 99/94 with AKo and AKs so I do normally raise.

The villain was not very good and seemed to pounce on weakness so I was trying to get him on later streets.

Memphis MOJO said...

Congrats on the Mook win.

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