Monday, July 27, 2009

Sundays, Oh Sundays...

Today was rough. I just was deep in the 2nd 100r again and 200r. I busted both in pretty unlucky spots. Okay if you think I'm complaining of being unlucky or anything then stop reading. In any tournament you gotta get lucky period. This is a proven fact in poker by either not getting unlucky/getting lucky. Of course I had been lucky to get this far in the tournament, It just is frustrating in big pots/late deep in huge tournaments which seems to happen a lot. Not complaining what so ever. Just sharing my experience today through the blog.

The first hand is my bustout hand in the 200 rebuy. Pretty standard pot all around short handed, just pretty unlucky. When I got called behind I thought I was dead to 2 outs and especially when RainKhan calls. I can only have a chance with AK vs AK lol.

PokerStars Game #30924033457: Tournament #180536831, $200+$15 Hold'em No Limit - Level XV (1000/2000) - 2009/07/27 1:02:01 ET
Table '180536831 28' 9-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 1: Skämmes (100080 in chips)
Seat 3: RaiNKhAN (39082 in chips)
Seat 4: MCMATTO (126983 in chips)
Seat 5: All_in_at420 (197395 in chips)
Seat 6: Cre8ive (53675 in chips)
Seat 9: Dusnumbri (51261 in chips)
Skämmes: posts the ante 200
RaiNKhAN: posts the ante 200
MCMATTO: posts the ante 200
All_in_at420: posts the ante 200
Cre8ive: posts the ante 200
Dusnumbri: posts the ante 200
Dusnumbri: posts small blind 1000
Skämmes: posts big blind 2000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Cre8ive [8s 8h]
RaiNKhAN: raises 2888 to 4888
MCMATTO: folds
All_in_at420: folds
Cre8ive: raises 48587 to 53475 and is all-in
Dusnumbri: calls 50061 and is all-in
Skämmes: folds
RaiNKhAN: calls 33994 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (2414) returned to Cre8ive
*** FLOP *** [Tc 3s 5c]
*** TURN *** [Tc 3s 5c] [Kd]
*** RIVER *** [Tc 3s 5c Kd] [Ts]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Dusnumbri: shows [Ac Ks] (two pair, Kings and Tens)
Cre8ive: shows [8s 8h] (two pair, Tens and Eights)
Dusnumbri collected 24358 from side pot
RaiNKhAN: shows [Kc As] (two pair, Kings and Tens)
Dusnumbri collected 59923 from main pot
RaiNKhAN collected 59923 from main pot

So yeah they both had AK and I couldnt fade the 4 outs for a huge pot with like 2 tables left in the 200r. 40k to first...

Okay.. now onto the other tournament I was in complete control of. Sooooo disgusted with how this tournament ended. I really feel like I played great.

This pot was deep in the money in the 100r. I had 3bet this guy for his third raise in a row and actually had a hand. It was a huge pot I would of been the chip leader and had almost 100bbs. This pot was killer for momentum and chip position. I did end up coming back after this pot but still.

PokerStars Game #30922403931: Tournament #180539878, $100+$9 Hold'em No Limit - Level XVI (1250/2500) - 2009/07/26 23:43:03 ET
Table '180539878 32' 9-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: isuckoutonu (132174 in chips)
Seat 2: jusgivithere (127264 in chips)
Seat 3: XbensthemanX (106144 in chips)
Seat 4: rdcrsn (99300 in chips)
Seat 5: KidPokerJD (43867 in chips)
Seat 6: Vandiesel (106422 in chips)
Seat 7: mlagoo (29753 in chips)
Seat 8: Cre8ive (147716 in chips)
Seat 9: #1PEN (149867 in chips)
isuckoutonu: posts the ante 250
jusgivithere: posts the ante 250
XbensthemanX: posts the ante 250
rdcrsn: posts the ante 250
KidPokerJD: posts the ante 250
Vandiesel: posts the ante 250
mlagoo: posts the ante 250
Cre8ive: posts the ante 250
#1PEN: posts the ante 250
XbensthemanX: posts small blind 1250
rdcrsn: posts big blind 2500
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Cre8ive [Kh Ks]
KidPokerJD: folds
Vandiesel: raises 2877 to 5377
mlagoo: folds
Cre8ive: raises 11498 to 16875
#1PEN: folds
isuckoutonu: folds
jusgivithere: folds
XbensthemanX: folds
rdcrsn: folds
Vandiesel: raises 25625 to 42500
Cre8ive: raises 104966 to 147466 and is all-in
Vandiesel: calls 63672 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (41294) returned to Cre8ive
*** FLOP *** [3s 9d Td]
*** TURN *** [3s 9d Td] [Js]
*** RIVER *** [3s 9d Td Js] [5d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Vandiesel: shows [Kd Ad] (a flush, Ace high)
Cre8ive: shows [Kh Ks] (a pair of Kings)
Vandiesel collected 218344 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 218344 | Rake 0
Board [3s 9d Td Js 5d]
Seat 1: isuckoutonu folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: jusgivithere (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: XbensthemanX (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 4: rdcrsn (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 5: KidPokerJD folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: Vandiesel showed [Kd Ad] and won (218344) with a flush, Ace high
Seat 7: mlagoo folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: Cre8ive showed [Kh Ks] and lost with a pair of Kings
Seat 9: #1PEN folded before Flop (didn't bet)

I chip back up by winning a flip/domination and start winning a lot of small pots after being down to 40k in chips. Here's a successful squeeze play I made.

PokerStars Game #30923118818: Tournament #180539878, $100+$9 Hold'em No Limit - Level XVIII (2000/4000) - 2009/07/27 0:14:56 ET
Table '180539878 32' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
Seat 1: isuckoutonu (143574 in chips)
Seat 2: jusgivithere (107064 in chips)
Seat 3: XbensthemanX (93717 in chips)
Seat 4: rdcrsn (70900 in chips)
Seat 6: Vandiesel (334448 in chips)
Seat 8: Cre8ive (124888 in chips)
Seat 9: #1PEN (118694 in chips)
isuckoutonu: posts the ante 400
jusgivithere: posts the ante 400
XbensthemanX: posts the ante 400
rdcrsn: posts the ante 400
Vandiesel: posts the ante 400
Cre8ive: posts the ante 400
#1PEN: posts the ante 400
isuckoutonu: posts small blind 2000
jusgivithere: posts big blind 4000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Cre8ive [Qd Qs]
XbensthemanX: folds
rdcrsn: folds
Vandiesel: raises 5777 to 9777
Cre8ive: raises 19098 to 28875
#1PEN: folds
isuckoutonu: folds
jusgivithere: raises 77789 to 106664 and is all-in
Vandiesel: folds
Cre8ive: calls 77789
*** FLOP *** [As 9h 2c]
*** TURN *** [As 9h 2c] [9d]
*** RIVER *** [As 9h 2c 9d] [5c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
jusgivithere: shows [Td Tc] (two pair, Tens and Nines)
Cre8ive: shows [Qd Qs] (two pair, Queens and Nines)
Cre8ive collected 227905 from pot

PokerStars Game #30923345178: Tournament #180539878, $100+$9 Hold'em No Limit - Level XIX (2500/5000) - 2009/07/27 0:25:54 ET
Table '180539878 32' 9-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 1: isuckoutonu (50366 in chips)
Seat 2: Allingomes (44731 in chips)
Seat 3: XbensthemanX (80517 in chips)
Seat 4: rdcrsn (53700 in chips)
Seat 6: Vandiesel (302949 in chips)
Seat 7: maxypaxy (207582 in chips)
Seat 8: Cre8ive (246929 in chips)
Seat 9: #1PEN (163694 in chips)
isuckoutonu: posts the ante 500
Allingomes: posts the ante 500
XbensthemanX: posts the ante 500
rdcrsn: posts the ante 500
Vandiesel: posts the ante 500
maxypaxy: posts the ante 500
Cre8ive: posts the ante 500
#1PEN: posts the ante 500
maxypaxy: posts small blind 2500
Cre8ive: posts big blind 5000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Cre8ive [Jc Tc]
#1PEN: folds
isuckoutonu: folds
Allingomes: folds
XbensthemanX: folds
rdcrsn: folds
Vandiesel: raises 7777 to 12777
maxypaxy: raises 22223 to 35000
Cre8ive: raises 211429 to 246429 and is all-in
Vandiesel: folds
maxypaxy: folds
Uncalled bet (211429) returned to Cre8ive
Cre8ive collected 86777 from pot
Cre8ive: doesn't show hand
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 86777 | Rake 0
Seat 1: isuckoutonu folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: Allingomes folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: XbensthemanX folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: rdcrsn folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: Vandiesel (button) folded before Flop
Seat 7: maxypaxy (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 8: Cre8ive (big blind) collected (86777)
Seat 9: #1PEN folded before Flop (didn't bet)

Another flip won.

PokerStars Game #30923505381: Tournament #180539878, $100+$9 Hold'em No Limit - Level XIX (2500/5000) - 2009/07/27 0:33:57 ET
Table '180539878 32' 9-max Seat #8 is the button
Seat 2: Allingomes (77962 in chips)
Seat 4: Maden2k (141561 in chips)
Seat 5: AmirSF (105473 in chips)
Seat 6: Vandiesel (269037 in chips)
Seat 7: maxypaxy (259647 in chips)
Seat 8: Cre8ive (318111 in chips)
Seat 9: #1PEN (196211 in chips)
Allingomes: posts the ante 500
Maden2k: posts the ante 500
AmirSF: posts the ante 500
Vandiesel: posts the ante 500
maxypaxy: posts the ante 500
Cre8ive: posts the ante 500
#1PEN: posts the ante 500
#1PEN: posts small blind 2500
Allingomes: posts big blind 5000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Cre8ive [5h 5c]
Maden2k: folds
AmirSF: folds
Vandiesel: folds
maxypaxy: folds
Cre8ive: raises 7000 to 12000
#1PEN: folds
Allingomes: raises 63000 to 75000
Cre8ive: raises 63000 to 138000
Allingomes: calls 2462 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (60538) returned to Cre8ive
*** FLOP *** [3h 7d 6d]
*** TURN *** [3h 7d 6d] [Qd]
*** RIVER *** [3h 7d 6d Qd] [2c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Allingomes: shows [8h As] (high card Ace)
Cre8ive: shows [5h 5c] (a pair of Fives)
Cre8ive collected 160924 from pot

Now here comes the pot that ruined my tournament. This pot I win on the turn 90% of the time. No way this guy is calling a 2 barrel shove in this spot unless he hits his miracle 2 outter, which he did. I really like how I played this hand and have no bad feelings about it. Opinions welcomed.

PokerStars Game #30923565124: Tournament #180539878, $100+$9 Hold'em No Limit - Level XIX (2500/5000) - 2009/07/27 0:37:00 ET
Table '180539878 32' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
Seat 4: Maden2k (141061 in chips)
Seat 5: AmirSF (104973 in chips)
Seat 6: Vandiesel (246260 in chips)
Seat 7: maxypaxy (259147 in chips)
Seat 8: Cre8ive (440627 in chips)
Seat 9: #1PEN (175934 in chips)
Maden2k: posts the ante 500
AmirSF: posts the ante 500
Vandiesel: posts the ante 500
maxypaxy: posts the ante 500
Cre8ive: posts the ante 500
#1PEN: posts the ante 500
Maden2k: posts small blind 2500
AmirSF: posts big blind 5000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Cre8ive [Ah Ks]
Vandiesel: folds
maxypaxy: raises 10000 to 15000
Cre8ive: raises 27875 to 42875
#1PEN: folds
Maden2k: folds
AmirSF: folds
maxypaxy: calls 27875
*** FLOP *** [4s 2d 4d]
maxypaxy: checks
Cre8ive: bets 52500
maxypaxy: calls 52500
*** TURN *** [4s 2d 4d] [7s]
CKOTUHA is connected
El_Cañonero is connected
2POKER2 is connected
maxypaxy: checks
Cre8ive: bets 344752 and is all-in
maxypaxy: calls 163272 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (181480) returned to Cre8ive
*** RIVER *** [4s 2d 4d 7s] [8d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
maxypaxy: shows [7c 7d] (a full house, Sevens full of Fours)
Cre8ive: shows [Ah Ks] (a pair of Fours)
maxypaxy collected 527794 from pot

I can't even look at that pot anymore. It was such a huge pot and I win the pot there everytime unless a 7 turns. It was pretty sick and frustrating. But no biggie. I still have 180k. Then I lose a flip.

PokerStars Game #30923749881: Tournament #180539878, $100+$9 Hold'em No Limit - Level XX (3000/6000) - 2009/07/27 0:46:39 ET
Table '180539878 32' 9-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 2: 2POKER2 (74172 in chips)
Seat 3: CKOTUHA (450407 in chips)
Seat 4: Maden2k (202111 in chips)
Seat 5: AmirSF (123973 in chips)
Seat 6: Vandiesel (219860 in chips)
Seat 7: maxypaxy (448544 in chips)
Seat 8: Cre8ive (166680 in chips)
Seat 9: #1PEN (174434 in chips)
2POKER2: posts the ante 600
CKOTUHA: posts the ante 600
Maden2k: posts the ante 600
AmirSF: posts the ante 600
Vandiesel: posts the ante 600
maxypaxy: posts the ante 600
Cre8ive: posts the ante 600
#1PEN: posts the ante 600
maxypaxy: posts small blind 3000
Cre8ive: posts big blind 6000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Cre8ive [5c 5s]
#1PEN: folds
2POKER2: raises 66000 to 72000
CKOTUHA: folds
Maden2k: folds
AmirSF: folds
Vandiesel: folds
maxypaxy: folds
Cre8ive: raises 66000 to 138000
2POKER2: calls 1572 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (64428) returned to Cre8ive
*** FLOP *** [7d Js 6h]
*** TURN *** [7d Js 6h] [Qh]
*** RIVER *** [7d Js 6h Qh] [Tc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Cre8ive: shows [5c 5s] (a pair of Fives)
2POKER2: shows [Ts Ad] (a pair of Tens)
2POKER2 collected 154944 from pot

Then the very next hand... Standard spot.

PokerStars Game #30923761180: Tournament #180539878, $100+$9 Hold'em No Limit - Level XX (3000/6000) - 2009/07/27 0:47:15 ET
Table '180539878 32' 9-max Seat #7 is the button
Seat 2: 2POKER2 (154944 in chips)
Seat 3: CKOTUHA (449807 in chips)
Seat 4: Maden2k (201511 in chips)
Seat 5: AmirSF (123373 in chips)
Seat 6: Vandiesel (219260 in chips)
Seat 7: maxypaxy (444944 in chips)
Seat 8: Cre8ive (92508 in chips)
Seat 9: #1PEN (173834 in chips)
2POKER2: posts the ante 600
CKOTUHA: posts the ante 600
Maden2k: posts the ante 600
AmirSF: posts the ante 600
Vandiesel: posts the ante 600
maxypaxy: posts the ante 600
Cre8ive: posts the ante 600
#1PEN: posts the ante 600
Cre8ive: posts small blind 3000
#1PEN: posts big blind 6000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Cre8ive [Qs As]
2POKER2: folds
CKOTUHA: folds
Maden2k: raises 8750 to 14750
AmirSF: folds
Vandiesel: calls 14750
maxypaxy: folds
Cre8ive: raises 77158 to 91908 and is all-in
#1PEN: folds
Maden2k: raises 109003 to 200911 and is all-in
Vandiesel: calls 186161
*** FLOP *** [6c 8c 4h]
*** TURN *** [6c 8c 4h] [Tc]
*** RIVER *** [6c 8c 4h Tc] [6h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Maden2k: shows [Ah Kh] (a pair of Sixes)
Vandiesel: shows [Jd Jc] (two pair, Jacks and Sixes)
Vandiesel collected 218006 from side pot
Cre8ive: shows [Qs As] (a pair of Sixes)
Vandiesel collected 286524 from main pot


So I got 16th in the 100r and 19th in the 200r. 45k and 40k respectively. So close to maybe piling up two big scores, even one of those would of been nice, but again in the end it didnt go my way. Getting there and getting close and running good and playing better. I will keep workin at it until it all falls into place. Night.

4 comments:

CAlex6977 said...

Im definately not of the caliber of player to judge your strategy but I have a question. How do you say you are going to win the pot every time a 7 doesnt turn? I think he is calling quite a bit on the turn with other cards than just a 7. Interesting situations you had in these hands though. Thanks for the post. Stick with it you will get another big one soon enough.

Tristan "Cre8ive" Wade said...

The player had just gotten to the table a couple orbits before. We didn't have really any history and I didn't do anything crazy to give him a reason why I wouldn't have him beat here. I felt like he was the type of player to call one bullet on the flop and re-evaluate turns hopefully to get to a showdown. On the other hand, I wanted to represent aces/kings/queens/etc. I do not know for sure if he would call on the turn but that was my read. I could be completely wrong and maybe he would have called on any safe turn but I think it would have been a tough call. My line is pretty strong even though I only had AK, normally when I take this line 77 is no good.

But you're right. It all comes down to if I think he would fold turns if he doesn't improve and that's what I felt at the time. I could be wrong about that but that was my read.

Jimmy said...

love your blog, wondering if you can take a look at this and tell me would you have called here or folded? why/why not? i'd appreciate it. this was ITM with about 120 ppl left or so i think.

PokerStars Game #30912154956: Tournament #180540314, $20+$2 Hold'em No Limit - Level XV (1000/2000) - 2009/07/26 18:11:02 ET
Table '180540314 123' 9-max Seat #3 is the button
Seat 1: SusanneSuck (38104 in chips)
Seat 2: Jdubxx (36734 in chips)
Seat 3: alando44 (52672 in chips)
Seat 4: Mongoloito (34305 in chips)
Seat 5: Amasverus (45822 in chips)
Seat 6: ge00 (20898 in chips)
Seat 7: swifterjet (23105 in chips)
Seat 8: andethegreat (131456 in chips)
Seat 9: WorksopRover (76453 in chips)
SusanneSuck: posts the ante 200
Jdubxx: posts the ante 200
alando44: posts the ante 200
Mongoloito: posts the ante 200
Amasverus: posts the ante 200
ge00: posts the ante 200
swifterjet: posts the ante 200
andethegreat: posts the ante 200
WorksopRover: posts the ante 200
Mongoloito: posts small blind 1000
Amasverus: posts big blind 2000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Jdubxx [Jh Jd]
ge00: folds
WorksopRover is disconnected
swifterjet: folds
andethegreat: raises 3050 to 5050
WorksopRover is connected
WorksopRover: raises 71203 to 76253 and is all-in
SusanneSuck: folds
Jdubxx: folds
alando44: folds
Mongoloito: folds
Amasverus: folds
andethegreat: folds
Uncalled bet (71203) returned to WorksopRover
WorksopRover collected 14900 from pot
WorksopRover: doesn't show hand
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 14900 | Rake 0
Seat 1: SusanneSuck folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: Jdubxx folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: alando44 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: Mongoloito (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 5: Amasverus (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 6: ge00 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: swifterjet folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: andethegreat folded before Flop
Seat 9: WorksopRover collected (14900)

Tristan "Cre8ive" Wade said...

Hey Jimmy. I am definitely calling in your spot. I don't think the player would just move all in with QQ, KK, or AA. If anything he has AK and worse pairs, but probably more than likely AK. Either way I would still call here and take the almost guarenteed flip/domination situation. With your short stack I would never fold this hand in this spot. You have under 20 big blinds and the guy is shoving on the table chip leader so his range might actually be wider than that.

But yeah, with your stack being so short I would definitely not pass up on this opportunity.