Bloody sunday

23. October 2005 | Category: 50outs

OK OK, I have been slow on updateing the blog the last week, simply because I was – well, lazy. To make up for it I will report tonight -more or less live- about the tournaments Katja and I play this evening. But first, what’s happending in outr poker world? Not very much at all. Missing the good live events in Baden, Las Vegas and Foxwoods but grinding it out online does not make for any interesting story… online was very successfull the last week, I more than tripled my remaining bankroll at pokerstars (4k) for a nice score. Regarding tournaments I made a 250th place out of 3,300 last sunday but have nothing else than bad beats to report, let me tell you about two hands which were most hurting:

$300 buyin, NLHE, about 150 players, 15 minutes into the tournament. I find JJ in late position and there is a very small raise (like 75 on a 30 blind). I re-raise to 260, the raiser calls. Flop comes perfect, 9T3 rainbow. He checks, I put him on AK or AQ so I make a good pot sized bet of about 750. He calls. Turn comes offsuit 5, harmless card I figure. He checks, I bet all-in (about 1300) and he calls! He has about 200 left and shows – AK !!! No pair, no draw. Well, river is K and I am out. Ughh.

Maybe even nicer: sunday’s 500k guaranteed, 250 left out of 3,300, I am already in the money with 70% of the average chip count. I find AQ in middle position and raise a limper, all fold to the BB, which calls as does the early position limper. Flop comes AQ2 offsuit. Juhu! The BB checks, the limper bets, I raise all-in, the BB re-raises all-in and the limper calls! BIG POT, limper and I all-in. Showdown: big blind shows A2 for two pair, limper shows AK for top pair with best kicker and I have top two pair. Turn comes right away – deuce! River is blank and I am out. Gulp. What could, what would, what should….

So, tonight will hopefully be a little better. I play 4 tournaments:

22:00: Pokerstars “Inaugural Blogger Championship”
which is a freeroll and will be lots of fun (well, unless you bust out early),

22:30: PokerStars “normal” sundays $200+15 event (nice times were a $200 with >3,000 players is considered normal),

23:00: PokerSTars WPT-PCA qualifier to the Bahamas event for 10,000 FPP’s which I have qualified for during the week and

01:00: Partypoker freeroll with $100,000 in price money for 20k bonus points.

Uff, though program. Katja is playing cash game and the blogger tournament also. I got to leave tomorrow morning at about 4:45 a.m. so I will hardly getting enough sleep before leaving to just another boring business week full of poker pipe dreams. Anyway, in case I will still be in good shape in any of those tourneys I will stay some hours longer or drop the monday completly. Let’s root for that!

So down here will be the live report for those tournaments, check regulary. I will provide some afterthoughts during the week.

PokerStars blogger championship, freeroll

22:00 – Tourney starts, good luck Katja, good luck Jan, good luck all!
22:00 – 1,473 bloggers (WOW), 2,000 starting chips and nice prices ahead
22:01 – Chat empty????? What kind of blogger tournament is that???
22:06 – Just saw the hammer win a full-sized all-in pot, hehe
22:12 – All fold, SB limps, I check A9o – checked to the end, SB wins with KJo and K on turn
22:14 – Calling the minimum with the hammer myself but folding on the flop
22:15 – Call 80 with KQo, a loose player raised, but folded to raise and reraise behind. Loose player had A3o and lost to 99, I would have won with Q in flop, got moved
22:17 – My first small pot! Complete in SB with 76o, flop 455, all fold to my bet
22:20 – Call 80 in BB with QJo, flop dead for me, I fold to a bet
22:23 – Raise 4x BB with 88, win it on the flop, back to 2,000 in chips
22:27 – Raise 3 limpers with AQ, get a caller, flop cames A75, I bet, get raised, re-raise all-in. Guy had A5 for two pair but I rivered a queen to double almost up. Lucky me
22:29 – Flopped a straight with KJo on the button and got some money, now at 4,115
22:30 – 500k event is starting, now double action
22:34 – Small pot with AJ vs. A6
22:37 – Folded with AJs to an all-in re-reraise
22:44 – Win with A8o and 99 small pots, at 5,185 now
22:56 – Lost a big pot with 44 when I put other guy on AK and made a move at the wrong time – he turned a set of nines, down to 2,000 again
22:nn – Stole blinds with A3s and Ako
23:00 – Third tournament is starting, on break
23:22 – I get no cards and hold myself only thru blind stealing, 2,000 chips
23:23 – All-in with JJ, get an all-in from smaller stack, he has QJs, flop comes with J, 3,700 chips
23:25 – Katja is out!
23:32 – Out in 617th place, 98s vs. Q3 on a Q83 flop. Good luck all!

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22:30 – Tournament is starting, 2,500 starting chips, 3,510 players, $702,200 pricepool!
22:38 – My QQ wins uncontested
22:47 – Raise with AQo, get a caller but he folds on the ragged flop
23:00 – Third tournament is starting
23:01 – Raise with AKo, get a caller, he calls me on rag flop also, turn is Q, I go all-in, he folds, puhhhh
23:07 – Flop open-ended straight draw with KJ, make a bet, get a caller, slow down, lose vs. QJ
23:00 – Lay down AJs after a raise, would have lost vs. KK
23:17 – Big action with AJs, I make flush on turn and win against a set, 6,040 now
23:30 – QQ on the button, get a caller with 33, make quads, nearly 8,000 chips, break
23:35 – Now this is only tourney left running, at least makes reporting easier
23:40 – JJ in EP, no customers
23:45 – 55 two times in row, both winners, 9,187 chips, moved
23:50 – Lost a nice pot with 88 against an all-in player holding QQ, down to 7,300
23:55 – AA in BB, one raiser, I call, he bets flop, I call and bet out on turn, he folds, stack=8,800
23:00 – Raise with 88, get two callers, flop a set and find an opponent – 15,681 in chips now
00:00 – Tournament is running 90 minutes, half the field is out (1758 left), average is 5000
00:15 – Lost a very big pot with two pair aces against 77 and 7 on the turn. How called my bets is a miracle to me but anyway, down to 7,800, argh
00:16 – Same guy: I made a standard raise 4x BB with AK, same guy calls, flop comes 35K, I check, he checks, turn is K, I bet, he raises, I go all-in, he calls and shows 33 for full-house. The river did not help and so I am out from top 20 position in two hands 🙁
00:17 – I unregister for the party event and go to bed now – Katja’s there, at least I have a winner there 😉

PokerStars WPT-PCA qualifier, 10,000 FPP

23:00 – 192 players, 1,500 starting chips
23:10 – QQ wins small pot
23:34 – Out with A7 on A high flop, my fault.

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