Monday, August 18, 2008

oops... YES! ... D'oh!


$20 tourney - 3 players left. I need to be aggressive. One big stack, then me and another guy at 2500. I shove with 8c9c. Big stack calls - oh well, I hope I have 2 live cards. No such luck - he called with A9. (dumbass) 3 outs or I go home. Then, a miracle - the flop comes 4 6 8! Now HE'S got 3 outs, and I'm in fat city...

until an ace comes on the turn, and I'm done.

ICM says the shove was ok, and his call was not. Bully for me.

Monthly stats still negative -6.5% ROI. Mostly just luck, I think (hope!). Still 41% ITM, but only 3 firsts and 1 second. 6 third place finishes. And, on top of that, 6 4th place finishes. Give me a couple of those ITM and I'm in the black again.

First tourney tonight was NOT luck - dumbass call by me. I've got a decent stack and a raise with AT. Someone overshoves. I think for a second, decide he could do this with KQ/KJ or something, and call. He's got AQ. I had no need to call there, none at all. Even if he did have KQ, I had no reason to race for all my chips right there.


El Forrest Gumpo said...

Ah, the life of the tournament player. I really don't know how you do it. Hours of hard work then *snap*, its over in an instant with no reward.


matt tag said...

you're right of course, the keyword is "hours" of hard word - more like the singular "hour" - I can knock off a 9 man SNG in about an hour. I get about 2 hrs/night to play cards before bed, the the tourney gives a finality to it - makes me go to bed when it's over.