Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Table 173 - Seat 6 for about 4hours

Most of you probably heard that I failed to make it into day 2, well here is how it went down.

Table draw was a pretty good mix of no names with one name I recognized David Angel . For the first couple of orbits is was raise and take with the one seat and nine seat being the aggressors. I played about 3 hands, flopping a set 10s, checking raising on a bluff with KQ sooted on a 8xx board and Cbet AK on a Kxx flop, this allowed me to get to about 23K and then I played a big pot with the aggressive one seat. He had raised my blind about three times and I decided to reraise 3x with AKo, he called. I CBet XdXdX flop and was called again, turn was check check. At this point I had on AJ-AK then the 3d hit the river, he made a pot sized bet that I called thinking that my read was still correct and that he was just making a stab and I was spot on with my read AK however they were both diamonds and I was now around 13K. From there I battled back up to about 18K prior to the first break by playing 8d5d on the button after 4 players limped and I was able to get the right odds to fill my straight on the river when one of Steve Danneman's home game buddies only bet about 1/5 of the pot on the turn.

Hour 3 started off promising with me finding AA and re raising David Angel's UTG raise, he pondered but laid it down which was a bit disappointing but brought me back to almost 20k. I tried limping in MP with 55 but folded to raise 600 and Button re-raise 2000, even though my implied odds were there I didn't want to gamble 1/10 my stack out of position. About 30 minutes passed and I had dwindled down to about 16K when I founder two black Jacks UTG, I made it 600 go and UTG +2 smoothed called, BB and SB both folded. Now my read on the UTG + 2 was neutral, he hadn't been outline but was a little more active than most of the people at the table, he had a stack of 20-22 k. The was 3h2h2d and I lead 1200 and am confused when I get min raised up to 2000. I couldn't put him on a 2, so my initial read was AK maybe of heart draw or 55-1010, I needed more information so I re-raised him to 6000, he thought for a second and called. With about 8000 left I was faced with a decision when the Qd hit the turn, I thought for a minute but my read was still mid pair or flush draw, he could have the AQ hearts but I decided that I was going to continue to represent my big hand I pushed all in, he insta called with two red Aces, another Q on the river and I hit the rail very disappointed. His hand that caught me by suprise considering the way the hand played out with him not re raising preflop, I guess I understand the smooth call of the RR on the flop, because it would be hard for him to not be convinced his hand was a head but he definitely gave a great chance to catch another Jack or get a way from the hand if an Ace or K heart or even a 5-10 hits, the Qd was one the few cards I felt couldn't have helped his hand.

All in all I very disappointed and discouraged, I played some 2-5 the next day for a few hours but all in all that was about it. I did enjoy meeting fuel and cmitch but unfortunately didn't get to meet lucko or chad.

I will hopefully hook up with a few of the bloggers that are coming to Okie Vegas next week.

Thanks once again for all the text messages and emails of support.

3 comments:

Fuel55 said...

Tournament poker blows.

GaryC said...

So rigged....still had to be a great time.

We are in the book, Gary and Carrie Cox on Eastman Drive.

Holler yo,

G

Schaubs said...

A great experience for sure. Fuel is just a bitter sore loser... JK JV.

At least it didn't cost you a real 10K.