Yeah. I just about bubbled the money in the $1k Hard Rock. There were I think 23 people left with 16 getting paid. I had a very good table and I thought I had a very tight image. I had about 130k stack at 1.5/3k (the structure goes bad after this level really) and opened to 7k in 3rd position with KQo. A regular from the Rock called in position. The flop came 862hh and I bet 9500. She grabbed a stack of 20 1k chips and slid them into the pot. I was almost certain her range here was 77-99-TT and JJ at best. I had a really good read on how she played all her hands/sets/flush draws. I tanked for a little bit and thought I could get her to fold. I shoved 95k on top of her raise, she thought for a little bit and called with TT.
She screamed that "She knew I had nothing! LOW CARD! LOW CARD!!!" and the next two cards were indeed low, lol. Just like my spirits when I lost the tournament and had to listen to someone scream for cards/celebrate my loss. Haha just kidding, but I was pretty annoyed. I really thought I had a great image. I played with her a lot on day 1 as well and played solid. I guess I just have to have it at some point.
I was happy overall with how I played but can't help to think about what could have been. The prize pool wasn't as big as I had hoped. It only got 157 total entrants and was just under 50k to first. It still would have been a nice score.
After I lost I came home around 2:00pm and laid in bed. I was going to play online poker but my sister and my nephew came by and we ate dinner. I was too tired and decided to take a nap and missed all of the good tournaments. It felt good not being confined to my computer on a Sunday but I really wanted to be at the Final Table of the Hard Rock tournament.
Today I came up to Orlando. I played a night session and was lucky enough to get 3rd in the STT on Full Tilt Poker. I had a really interesting spot 3 handed.
Full Tilt Poker Game #19488565043: $30K Super Turbo Knockout (147044812), Table 13 - 2000/4000 Ante 500 - No Limit Hold'em - 2:16:41 ET - 2010/03/23
Seat 1: jbkvoeg (136,339)
Seat 3: Johan Storakers (20,228)
Seat 9: Cre8ive (19,833)
jbkvoeg antes 500
Johan Storakers antes 500
Cre8ive antes 500
Cre8ive posts the small blind of 2,000
jbkvoeg posts the big blind of 4,000
The button is in seat #3
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Cre8ive [9h Kh]
Johan Storakers raises to 19,728, and is all in
Cre8ive has 15 seconds left to act
Cre8ive has requested TIME
I'm pretty sure with ICM this is a fold. The big blind is almost always going to call and I have a chance to move into 2nd place without playing the pot. On the other hand I feel I am ahead of the buttons shoving range and I want to play for the win. What would you guys do? I'm going to keep this post short and sweet and I'll most likely post again before I leave to LA on Thursday.