Monday, June 09, 2008

TOC Recap/Rant

This was my first big laydown of the TOC. If memory severs me correct Shabazz min raised (which he had been doing quite frequently, I called from the button and Hoy called from the SB. Shebazz CBet the flop I smooth called but so did Hoy which sent of Alarm bells. I think everyone checked the turn and the Hoy led out on the blank river and then Shabazz min raised again. I really think I had Shabazz but I decided to fold because Hoy was behind.

ScreenHunter_01 Jun. 07 16.40

Just so everyone knows I had the goods here is the screenshot.

ScreenHunter_02 Jun. 07 16.41

This was the next hand that really got me steamed. I am trying to remember the blinds but JD Schellnut raised and I re-raised enough to commit Schellnut to play for his whole stack but but Pirate Lawyer got a copy of the FTP rng decided that KQ was a good hand to call his whole stack off with raise and re raise. I won the 300 side pot but lost the 1800 main.

ScreenHunter_03 Jun. 07 17.02

This was my only suckout and it was huge. Hoy I am sorry but you had exactly what I thought you had, one pair. The hand was fold to me in the SB and I called, Hoy made a larger than normal raise and I called. I check called his bet on the flop hoping that a scare card would hit on the turn or river. When the Ks hits I over raised all in trying to represents the 10 for the straight. Hoy made a rather quick call and I caught a 3 outer.

ScreenHunter_04 Jun. 07 17.12

Hoy and I were both in the top 10 at the time and I had him out chipped by about 500 or so but this catapulted me into the chip lead which most of the way to the final table.

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I think I worked the big stack great, I stole blinds relentlessly. When people played back at me I would resteal but I always made sure that when I did that they had folding equity. I also made sure that when I went to showdown that I had good cards and this convinced people that I was making big laydowns which I did on occasion. Cmitch raised I reraised and WWonka pooshed and then Cmitch pooshed.

ScreenHunter_16 Jun. 07 18.45

This image of making big laydowns also encouraged people to play back at with with junk so I could call when I had the goods like this hand

ScreenHunter_15 Jun. 07 18.44

However today the FTP random number generator just had it out for me. I caught Katiemother with her All In push which was her standard play.

ScreenHunter_19 Jun. 07 19.28

This hand was also really sick

ScreenHunter_20 Jun. 07 19.29

Here is my one dumb move that cost me the seat. As I mentioned in the previous post I should have laid it down, but my reputation was making some big laydowns. Fool had been playing tight and his raise was smallish compared to the blinds. The one thing I did that was out of the ordinary was push, I wanted him to know that he was going to risk all or nothing (this is the money bubble) on this hand and I didn't put him on AA or KK. My read was small to mid pair. He made an insta call with AK which in hindsight was a great call but I don't know that I would be willing to stake $2000 on a coin flip.

ScreenHunter_21 Jun. 07 19.31

Lorreta made an insta call for over 1/2 his chips with QQ all in preflop on my poosh and resucked with 2 outer on the turn.

ScreenHunter_22 Jun. 07 19.33

In hindsight I played this tourney really great up until the money bubble. Yes I had a major suckout, but for the most part I was really unlucky in some major pots that would have given even more chips to weild. My mistake at the money bubble was that I assume people would adjust their style given the huge variance in pay structure. I assumed that it would sink in that 5th place paid nothing and 4th was guaranteed $2000 and would therefore be willing to laydown coinflips or not playback at the big stacks with small pairs. I also should have changed went in to lock down poker until it was three handed, AlcantHang did a wonderful job with setting up the structure so we had room to play, I could have sat out until it was 3 handed but I chose to play big stack table boss and I guess I got what I deserved.

Hopefully this wont come off as sour grapes, I am upset at myself more than anything. After all that is poker. Please do go by and congratulated all the TOC winners for job well done

TuscaloosaJohn - Player of the Month for March - $2k WSoP Package
SirFWALGMan - Player of the Month for April - $2k WSoP Package
TuscaloosaJohn - Player of the Month for May - $2k WSoP Package
OMSitsPokerFool - Tournament of Champions - Main Event Seat Package
Loretta8 - Tournament of Champions - Main Event Seat Package
katiemother - Tournament of Champions - $2k WSoP Package
lightning36 - BBT Freeroll - $2k WSoP Package

And one more thing I better get a damn T-shirt for busting Scott Fischman

ScreenHunter_10 Jun. 07 18.27

1 comment:

Shrike said...

A couple of points, since you mentioned being upset that I happened to crack your AA with KQs:

1) I was severely short-stacked (575 chips with 40 invested in the SB) after losing a huge race to Hoy when he squeezed with 44 vs. my AK.

2) I had to pick a spot to gamble, and that was a golden opportunity with a hand that has a lot of equity multiway so I took it. I knew that JD Schellnut would be priced in to call after I did so my decision to invest my chips with a decent shot to triple up was a no-brainer.

I wasn't about to get blinded out; I was going to go out of the ToC with guns blazing, and not a whimper.