Sunday, December 16, 2007

Deep in an MTT Version 2.0

Woke up and decided to play another 5$ MTT on FT. Guess what the hell happened? I got very deep again and virtually placed the same as yesterday (16th/301). I played pretty well but unfortunately a luckbox big stack got real lucky and hit his 3 outer to knock me out a couple spots from the final table.

Starting stack sizes are 1500 as always, unless its a deepstack tourney. I made a pretty huge call early on, raising with QQ and finding one caller. The board came Kd9d3s with two diamonds and I led out for about 2/3 the pot. My opponent calls. I then bet out about 1/2 the pot to continue and represent a big hand. The guy goes all in and I hit the Time button. I put him on a flush draw and call despite the King on the board. He flips up 9 10 for middle pair and I take the pot. A couple people type in "nice call" on the chatbox, and I'm up to 5k.

Then something very cool happened. I was dealt JJ and the blinds were getting higher (150/300bb), with me chipping down to 3k. A talkative guy to my left minraises to 600, and I immediately shove my jacks. Everyone folds and he immediately calls with...10d8d (LOL). He had me well covered with about 12k in chips. The guy types "misclick" and I say "really" to which he follows with "you think?" I thanked him for his misclick and I was up to 6k in chips.

I blind-stole my way to 9k, when I was dealt AA in early position. Not wanting to mess around and have a junk hand catch two pair or some crap at this stage in the tourney (~70 left) I raised it up to 3xbb (1800). A couple folds and then someone immediately shoves. My eyes light up and I snap call, and my poor opponent flips up KK. He doesn't hit his 2 outer and I double up to 18k in chips (top 10 at this point).

I chip up to 24k but thanks to the ridiculous blinds (600/1.2k) and one failed pot steal attempt I go down to 15k. Finally, an extremely loose bigstack with over 66k min-raises one from the cutoff. I immediately shove, and after a few moments he calls and shows A8o. I'm in great shape but...this is poker, and he hits his three-outer (an 8 on the turn). Everyone immediately starts lambasting him for his loose call, and that he is a lucky donk. On the previous hand, he called someone's all in with only an inside straight draw and hit his 4-outer on the river. Sometimes people get lucky. Real lucky. If I had won that hand I would have been top 5 in chips and in position for the final table. Final Result: 16th/301. Once again I played quite well, and at least this time I didnt go out making a bad call but rather with the best hand. Perhaps I could have smooth called, or reraised (in which case he would have likely called anyway) but I didn't really have enough fold equity, having only 15k in chips, so I think I played it correctly. Didn't really expect to get this far again in a tourney so soon (see yesterday), but then again I did. I likely will play again tonight or this evening. Until then, peace out. A8o sucks.

Full Tilt Poker Game #4522600515: $5 + $0.50 Tournament (34182355), Table 12 - 800/1600 Ante 200 - No Limit Hold'em - 15:03:44 ET - 2007/12/16
Seat 1: djrichla (38,938)
Seat 2: Sambuca44 (66,767)
Seat 3: BigLas24 (21,779)
Seat 4: Mehr10sAK (15,836)
Seat 5: Mr_Drada (13,628)
Seat 6: whitecloud55 (23,197)
Seat 7: M50 Rider (28,343)
Seat 8: JC_CC (29,543)
djrichla antes 200
Sambuca44 antes 200
BigLas24 antes 200
Mehr10sAK antes 200
Mr_Drada antes 200
whitecloud55 antes 200
M50 Rider antes 200
JC_CC antes 200
Mr_Drada posts the small blind of 800
whitecloud55 posts the big blind of 1,600
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Mehr10sAK [Ad Ks]
M50 Rider folds
JC_CC folds
djrichla folds
Sambuca44 has 15 seconds left to act
Sambuca44 raises to 3,200
BigLas24 folds
Mehr10sAK raises to 15,636, and is all in
Mr_Drada folds
whitecloud55 folds
PAPA_TEFLON (Observer): weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Sambuca44 calls 12,436
Mehr10sAK shows [Ad Ks]
Sambuca44 shows [Ac 8c]
*** FLOP *** [5h 6h Qc]
*** TURN *** [5h 6h Qc] [8d]
*** RIVER *** [5h 6h Qc 8d] [7s]
Mehr10sAK shows Ace King high
Sambuca44 shows a pair of Eights
Sambuca44 wins the pot (35,272) with a pair of Eights
whitecloud55: damn man
Mehr10sAK stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 35,272 | Rake 0
Board: [5h 6h Qc 8d 7s]
Seat 1: djrichla folded before the Flop
Seat 2: Sambuca44 showed [Ac 8c] and won (35,272) with a pair of Eights
Seat 3: BigLas24 folded before the Flop
Seat 4: Mehr10sAK (button) showed [Ad Ks] and lost with Ace King high
Seat 5: Mr_Drada (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: whitecloud55 (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 7: M50 Rider folded before the Flop
Seat 8: JC_CC folded before the Flop

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