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So close to a good cash finish

By: !Seven!No7 @ 11:28 (EDT) / 282 / Comment ( 0 )

$3.50 R NL Hold'em (180 Players, Rebuy)

Going into this tourney, I know players can be very loose at the beginning, this is due to the rebuy option.  This can be an opportunity to double up easily as long I play strong hands aggressively at the right time and the donkeys don't luck out.  The rebuy period only last for the first 30 minutes of play, so my great chance of a double up is within this time frame.  However, sometimes donkeys don't know when to stop therefore, the time frame of easy double up's can be longer.

I have already played two of these tourney today and the donkeys have hit their luck after the rebuy period had ended. So this log is attempt three at this type of tourney today.
Within the first 30 minutes of play I only got one opportunity to double up and whilst I was on the 30 minute break I took a add on of a extra $2,000 chips.

Third hand after break, I am on the button with pocket QQ. The blinds are 150/ 300 with the ante pot of 300 totalling a pot of $750 chips. There is a min raise from early position and I know this player has been play very loose. So when the action is folded around to me, I go all in for $5,000 chips. I get called by AJ off suit, this play misses with the community cards and I double through taking just over $10,000 chips.
A few hands later I am dealt AK spades. Action folds to me in mid position, so I don't mess around and I push all in (bad play but these fools will call anything with any 2 cards).  I am called by RAG A5 who has $5,000 chips. I win the pot taking my stack up to $15,000 chips. I am now set nicely and don't need to get involved with anything unless it is a strong hand.

A level or two later with the blind increase, people are start pushing all in almost every hand. So I didn't get involved has my best hands I were being dealt was rag ace. I just let them knock each other out!
I get moved to another table and my second I get dealt was AA and I am under the gun. I raise 3 times the big blind ($3,000 chips) and a mid position play shoves all in for $15,000 and he get called by another mid position play with $13,000 chips. I call and win, this tripled my stack to $36,000 putting me in 2nd place with 53 players to go.

I am then moved to another table where on my second hand I am dealt AQ off in mid position. I min raise ($2,000 chips) and both the blinds call. Flop comes 855, I am thinking I am ahead so bet another $2,000 chips and I get one caller, turn comes ace. I bet all in and I get called only to see A6. I take a pot of $53,000 which made me chip leader with 51 players left(second place chips was $51,000 chips).

A few rounds later I have lost a few blinds due people going all in and forcing me to fold, taking my stack down to $48,000 chips and dropping me to third place. Then I am dealt AJ on the big blind and someone is all in for $6,000, I call to see they got KJ off, I smile and await their chip to join my stack. But a King comes on the river and they win. This took my stack down to $38,000 chips and into 8th place with the chips leader on $73,000 chips. I am then moved to another table and put on the big blind with 72 off suit just after I paid the blinds. Someone goes all in and I am force to fold, losing me another $3,000 chips. Then again, small blind gets fold to another all in because I have 53 off suit. I now paid two big blind and two small blinds without seeing a hand in between. This dropped my stack to $32,000 chips and putting me in 13th place with 23 players left.

I now get dealt AK off suit in mid position and I go all in hoping for a lesser ace to call. AQ calls and I am loving it! Flop comes A 8 J, all hearts, then turn comes heart, then river card is blank. The AQ which called had a Q of hearts meaning they hit four cards to make a flush and out I go in 22nd place. Once again, lost to being unlucky in very importance stages .

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