Thursday, May 01, 2008

TOC - Here I come

I took down the Riverchasers tonight for my TOC. Pretty sweet considering how I went out at the M00K final table last night, with my AK vs Lucko's KQ

First off I didn't even take any screenshots until the Final Table. The First Big hand I remember was midway in the 2nd hour. I was dealt AA in the SB and the chip leader made a pot sized bet on the button, I decided to smooth call and hopefully use his aggression against him by check pushing on the flop. I don't usually do this because it invites the BB to come along for ride which he did. The flop came out 10 high and two to a flush but I had now committed myself to going through with plan. Action goes like this, I check BB pushes all in for about 1500 into 2500 pot, Button pushes All In for about 6000, what do you do. I decided to call because I was fairly certain I was ahead of the Button and the side pot would be about 9000. Cards turned over, BB had the flush draw, button had QQ and I scooped the pot when the turn and river blanked. This hand pushed me into the top 3 I basically stayed there until the final table.

Now the Final Table got interesting. This was the first hand that I got involved with I made a standard raise and Loretta8 pushed in over the top which had been his standard play but I called getting 2 to 1 and was not real happy when he flipped AK. This was the only race I think I won all night.

Next interesting hand was shipfaced12 raised in the hijack and I re raised enough to put him all in. He had basically what I thought but I lost as the 60% favorite and he was the first of many that I would double up.

Final Table Hand # 27 me and Shipface tangled again preflop this time it stung a little harder.

The very next hand and the same result for wwonka69

Now this was the turning point for me, I could have tilted but I remained focus and continued to pick my spots. This was just such a spot. I am pretty sure it was folded to me and I made a pot sized raise, pushmonkey72 was the 2nd largest stack compared to me and re raised me about 1/4 of my chips and I called. I was fairly certain that I had the best hand but I wanted to see the texture of the flop before I made my move. I knew when the Ace hit that I would feign weakness with the check and I never thought twice about calling his All In push.

This hand I called shipfaced raise and did backflips when this flop hit

We started heads up I held a 14 to 1 chip lead and proceeded to double VBPro up 3 times in a row with me holding the favorite each time (I had KQ,KQ, A rag) and then he went into push fest. I think he push 6 hands in row and all of sudden I only had a 2:1 lead. It was then that I completely changed my game plan and went into limp fold mode just waiting for my spots. I think this confused him and then he started limping so I pushed him about 3 pots just to rattle him some more. I finally ground him down again to about 20k to my 140K and caught all sorts of flack on Dank Radio for not calling his shove getting 3:1 but I didn't see the need to give him any momentum by me calling All In with any two. Shortly after that I changed gears pushed with a Q7 and doubled him up and caught more flack about why I would call getting 3:1 one but I was more than willing to push, because I wanted to set the trap. We still had a huge amount of play in the stacks and I new eventually I would catch a big hand and he would get caught and here it was

The chips went in pre flop so I was the favorite when the money went in. The flop gave him 13 outs, turn Q took away5 of them thank goodness because he did hit his 5 on the river.


surflexus said...

Way to go!!! congrats!

SirFWALGMan said...

good job man

Instant Tragedy said...

I agree with the moves that you made. You were setting the limp-trap.

And you snapped it off.

Good Game!

You going to be at Okie Vegas this year?

I'm counting the days!

$mokkee said...

congrats man.

Wwonka said...

Congrats on the Win.
on the hand you are talking about it was only about 9k to call his all in at that point and with like 14k in the pot I thought it was an easy call. Just my opinion.

Well played.


oossuuu754 said...

Yes I am planning on being at Okie Vegas at least some of the events, dont know if I can make it to the lake.