6. December 2004 | Category: 50outs
There was a small live tournament in our city this weekend. Two day event, 7-card-stud, 28 players, buyin 1,100 euro and 7 players in the money. Katja and I played both. Day one was easy, small limits, nothing special, average chip counts when we went for the cash game, 30/60 holdem. We both won a little when we finished the night. On day 2 we got late (Katja needed unusual long time for her dress-up and the traffic was heavy) about 20 minutes, where we got blinded of in about 10 hands, taking 15% out of my stack (forced bets) and 10% out of hers. I was so angry about that that I raised my very first hand with KT-3 all offsuit and everybody folded so I was back to my starting count in the first hand. Unfortunatly I decided to show of my bluff which started of a very wild game afterwards. That was what I wanted but I got so much action and failed to improve that it took only about 30 minutes to be eleminated in spot 25th. Wow, impressive. Katja had more patience and after a dry time she started to roll and came to the final table with the nearly chip lead. She played very agressive when they came to the final 3 players, where she got busted with spilt queens against pocket aces. She got good money for that spot!
I played cash game in the meantime, pot-limit half stud/holdem with a very good player setting and deep money everywhere. Katja joined me later to sweat me after “her” tournament was over (well, it was no longer “my” tournament…). Very late into the night she was half sleeping with her head on my shoulder when the following hand came up that got me so angry I had to quit the game (and THAT has never happended before). Here it comes. I had a decent sized stack, about 7,000 or so. To my left was a wild player that was down like 10,000 euro but had about 3,000 in front of him. It was holdem, I got dealt JJ in MP. I raised the pot and got called by him and one more player. Flop come K87 offsuit. I bet the pot, the guy to my left called and the third went all in with less than my bet was. Turn comes a 3, no fhush possibilities out there. I bet about 600, he calls again. I thought maybe he has the 8 with an ace (he loves to play any ace). River paired the 8. I checked and he went all-in without much hesitation. I went into the tank. It was only about a 1,000 to me and the pot had already about 3,000. I calculated and thought hard about the betting and his possible hands. I started to count the chips needed to call to get a view of my stack after I call to see how I stand when loosing. I just made my mind up to call his bet when Katja on my shoulder whispers “no, no”. That totally throwed me off, I folded quickly remarking “I fold the best hand here” just to see him WIN (against the all-in player) with a ace-high stone could bluff. I got so upset about Katja’s bad-timed remark and my own weakness to go with my initial decision that I just had to leave the game right there (still winning more than 4k). Katja, my love, I always like it when you watch and sweat me and will always do so forgive me my anger. You play as good as I do and HE could very well hold that K or 8 so it was not a total wrong decision. I was more angry about myself and my weakness (I could have played the hand better in minmum 3 ways) than about your comment. I know you only tried to help me to come to a decison (I must have thought about 45 seconds already). I love you!
Sunday I made the final table in 3 out of 5 $109 partypoker multi-table events, finishing 9th, 6th and 3rd, netting my about 2k (only, I want to win when I reach the final table!). Remarkable was only the one where I got 3rd: I had 24o in the big blind, the SB only called the 1000 BB. Flop came down A85 with two hearts. SB bets 2,000. Hmmm…. I hold over 40,000 in chips and while fearing a trap I thought I could win a nice pot in case a 3 for my low straight comes. I honestly put him on AA at that point. Turn was J or something, SB bets 2,000 again. I still went with my “read” and called, buuuummm the river brought the 3 of hearts, I chased and made my straight. SB bets 2,000 again. After some thinking about the possible flush out there (the only hand that could beat me) I raised all-in. Take that! I thought, figuring with AA he has to call. After about two seconds he did call to show she 67 of hearts for a flush. Oh well, my read was really fantastic… I got over 1,100 in that tournament.
SlanskySux contacted my by email about my description of the major suckout I did to him. He felt a little upset about how I wrote it down. He claims that he have not raised me on the river against the 3 open aces and that he did not wrote something into the chat. While we both could not find the hand in the history (we both seem to have to many in there, lol) I pretty sure he shouted his frustrations out there in the chatbox while I could be wrong about the river-raise. He also states that he is not a maniac. I apologize to him if I got something wrong or made the wrong impression about him in my story. Go, see party 30/60 tables and make yourself a picture. He’s a regular there and that would be difficult for a maniac…
I think about conquering the stars 100/200 game. My friend Tango has so many money in there from his various tournament wins that I think about buying some of them to have a decent bankroll there, I figure 25,000 should get me started there. Stay tuned about my adventures there if I do!
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