Wednesday, July 08, 2009

God Taketh Away and God Giveth

Decided to play the $34k guaranteed today on Tilt, while continuing my job search. I can't remember the last $24 tourney I bought into, it must be back a few years at MatH (and I think that was only $22?). Things were going smoothly, actually better than smooth, with an average stack and the bubble approaching. I was playing tight and picking my spots to steal and re-steal effectively.

I lost most of my stack with AK on a KKT flop. We got our stacks in the middle on the flop and I was up against KQ. A cooler for him until the river, and then it turned into a cooler for me! Glad to play well in the bigger buy-in tournament, and I did notice a drastic difference in play between the $1 and $20 tournaments. There are about 1/20th as many flops seen at the higher levels, lots of aggressive players.

I fired up the $1 rebuy and so far the deck has hit me in the face. This hand made me feel a bit better about the beat I took in the $34k guaranteed:

Full Tilt Poker Game #13277538948: Daily Dollar Rebuy (98243370), Table 262 - 120/240 Ante 25 - No Limit Hold'em - 17:18:20 ET - 2009/07/08
Seat 1: scan_de_naver (6,300)
Seat 2: meanhappyguy (26,087)
Seat 3: killerace221 (5,190)
Seat 4: rbassdo (48,114)
Seat 5: YuRiVeR (5,469)
Seat 6: DR K-27 (10,835)
Seat 7: Kael07 (15,044)
Seat 8: changlong1 (1,635)
Seat 9: milomaster (10,266)
scan_de_naver antes 25
meanhappyguy antes 25
killerace221 antes 25
rbassdo antes 25
YuRiVeR antes 25
DR K-27 antes 25
Kael07 antes 25
changlong1 antes 25
milomaster antes 25
scan_de_naver posts the small blind of 120
meanhappyguy posts the big blind of 240
The button is in seat #9
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to meanhappyguy [Qc Ad]
killerace221 raises to 720
rbassdo folds
YuRiVeR calls 720
DR K-27 folds
Kael07 folds
changlong1 folds
milomaster calls 720
scan_de_naver raises to 6,275, and is all in
meanhappyguy raises to 26,062, and is all in
killerace221 folds
YuRiVeR calls 4,724, and is all in
milomaster folds
meanhappyguy shows [Qc Ad]
YuRiVeR shows [Kd Ks]
scan_de_naver shows [As Ah]
Uncalled bet of 19,787 returned to meanhappyguy
*** FLOP *** [8s 2c 5s]
*** TURN *** [8s 2c 5s] [Qd]
*** RIVER *** [8s 2c 5s Qd] [Qh]
meanhappyguy shows three of a kind, Queens
scan_de_naver shows two pair, Aces and Queens
meanhappyguy wins the side pot (1,662) with three of a kind, Queens
YuRiVeR shows two pair, Kings and Queens
meanhappyguy wins the main pot (17,997) with three of a kind, Queens
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 19,659 Main pot 17,997. Side pot 1,662. | Rake 0
Board: [8s 2c 5s Qd Qh]
Seat 1: scan_de_naver (small blind) showed [As Ah] and lost with two pair, Aces and Queens
Seat 2: meanhappyguy (big blind) showed [Qc Ad] and won (19,659) with three of a kind, Queens
Seat 3: killerace221 folded before the Flop
Seat 4: rbassdo folded before the Flop
Seat 5: YuRiVeR showed [Kd Ks] and lost with two pair, Kings and Queens
Seat 6: DR K-27 folded before the Flop
Seat 7: Kael07 folded before the Flop
Seat 8: changlong1 folded before the Flop
Seat 9: milomaster (button) folded before the Flop

Rbassdo, the big stack, said "looks like the ladies arrived fashionably late" after the hand.



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