I won my bankroll playing micro limits – tournaments and mainly 7 card stud 8 or better. My peak was at $517 or somewhere in there. Right now it’s about $330ish give or take a buck. I’ve tried tripping into the $10+1 tournaments and it’s cost me. I’ve also played some micros and finished in the money but the money finish is micro. I invested $15 in a $3+30 Rebuy Nlh – the prize pool was around $5K for first place and I figured a $15 buy-in was equitable if I placed in the money. I got knocked out about 200 players from the cash.
I made one major mistake with A-J of spades – but then it might not have been a mistake, perhaps the guy that beat me really made the worst call – I was UTG and blinds were $500-$1000 and I raised it to $4000. I had about 18K left in chips. The player immediately on my left called with K-10 Off…never undervalue the strength of King shit!!! The flop was semi perfect for me and we were heads-up. 4-J-Q with two spades. I bet $5K because I was sure I had the best hand. I got called. The turn peeled off a 9 ball just like it was supposed to. I bet $5K again and got raised all-in (he had me covered). DAMN IT! I thought about it but I had no chips left if I folded and I might still have the best hand and I could make a flush…NOT! I called, he stacked my chips, I was out..just out of the money.
I played four or five tournaments yesterday. Glenda and I went brain dead or something, we
cursed gabbed on Yahoo chat as we played tournament after tournament and couldn’t do anything. She placed in one I believe. We both played Omaha 8 or Better late in the night and I wanted to die laughing at this clown at my table that took a beat when a J hit on the River, me and another player made a Broadway…I flopped a pair of Aces and a flush draw and the other player I split with flopped two pair and turned a flush draw. The whiner went nutzzz telling us we were idiots and why didn’t we learn how to play before we got into a tournament. Kee-rist! I laughed out loud.
Then I couldn’t stop laughing as Glenda and I went back and forth about Donk City and how people called max bets with a one card out and no other draw and got there. I told her we should start a company that gave arm badges – kind of like a Boy Scout type of thing where they could earn badges by having to take the most heat with the worst draw possible…and getting there. I could just picture people running around with so many badges on their arms that they couldn’t lift their arms and the badges being different colors for truly severe suckouts – like a community card was dealt up and everyone shared it in 7 card stud. I love Donk City though. I’m a donk – and damn proud of it. I love games where people are wildly throwing their money in just hoping they will win. Yummy!
What would you do in this situation?
PokerStars $2+20c NLH. Blinds are $10-20. I have 1440 in chips. I’m one off the button – this is the 3rd hand of the tournament – first hand I was the small blind, yadda-yadda-yadda.
J Biggins: raises 60 to 80
SlinkyInk: calls 80
PokerWorks: raises 360 to 440
taron13: raises 3760 to 4200 and is all-in
J Biggins: calls 1480 and is all-in
SlinkyInk: calls 1440 and is all-in
hahahahahahaaaa! Stick a fork in me!