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The Comeback Kid

By: Acquitted425 @ 13:07 (EST) / 336 / Comment ( 0 )

 

After getting to my goal of 1525 PSO League Points, I totally went into the toliet and bombed the next two tourneys early (like in the first 300) going all in on KK and QQ and getting sucked out worse and faster  than "Snakes on a Plane." This of course caused a rapid fall below 1490 and made me feel like a complete fish as opposed to a minnow.

Last night however the God's of Poker seemed to shine on me as I cashed in both the PSO 10pm  and the NAPL Rookie league. The other miracle is that this was the first time I cashed in two tourneys while playing simultaneously. (I was also in the Poker Pages Rags to Riches but I paid it no attention and find I can barely multi-table 2 much less 3 tables.)

Okay as for the action from last night these hands were memorable for me:

The first is from the PSO League 22:00 match

PokerStars Game #55550906291: Tournament #347990800, Freeroll Hold'em No Limit - Level VIII (150/300) - 2011/01/07 23:23:29 ET
Table '347990800 40' 9-max Seat #3 is the button
Seat 1: thedogend (1460 in chips)
Seat 2: pokeruler64 (1325 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 3: wdsmn07 (4005 in chips)
Seat 4: Buried187 (10681 in chips)
Seat 5: ballistic12 (2485 in chips)
Seat 6: robert5003 (15150 in chips)
Seat 7: Lev4 (805 in chips)
Seat 8: 3asy as 123 (2127 in chips)
Seat 9: Acquitted425 (14487 in chips)
thedogend: posts the ante 25
pokeruler64: posts the ante 25
wdsmn07: posts the ante 25
Buried187: posts the ante 25
ballistic12: posts the ante 25
robert5003: posts the ante 25
Lev4: posts the ante 25
3asy as 123: posts the ante 25
Acquitted425: posts the ante 25
Buried187: posts small blind 150
ballistic12: posts big blind 300
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Acquitted425 [Jc Js]
robert5003: folds
Lev4: folds
3asy as 123: calls 300
Acquitted425: raises 2400 to 2700
ballistic12 said, "nice opr there champ"
thedogend: folds
pokeruler64: folds
wdsmn07: folds
Buried187: folds
3asy as 123 said, "lol...was pretty funny actually"
ballistic12 said, "can i book ur awsome poker skills for a coaching session"
ballistic12: folds
3asy as 123 said, "sure."
3asy as 123: calls 1802 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (598) returned to Acquitted425
*** FLOP *** [Qh 5s 7c]
ballistic12 said, "fn idiot"
*** TURN *** [Qh 5s 7c] [4c]
*** RIVER *** [Qh 5s 7c 4c] [6h]
3asy as 123 said, "u like me"
*** SHOW DOWN ***
3asy as 123: shows [9s Ad] (high card Ace)
Acquitted425: shows [Jc Js] (a pair of Jacks)
Acquitted425 collected 4879 from pot
3asy as 123 finished the tournament in 446th place
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 4879 | Rake 0
Board [Qh 5s 7c 4c 6h]
Seat 1: thedogend folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: pokeruler64 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: wdsmn07 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: Buried187 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 5: ballistic12 (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 6: robert5003 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: Lev4 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: 3asy as 123 showed [9s Ad] and lost with high card Ace
Seat 9: Acquitted425 showed [Jc Js] and won (4879) with a pair of Jacks

3asy was way low and I guess I dared him to go all in. I liked my heathy raise because with JJ I figure that I would knock out the blinds and seeing as he was already in for 1/7 of his chips 3asy would go for it at this stage in the tournament after all he only had 6 or so BB left at that point.  If he were to do anything with his Ad-9s he should have pushed all-in before the flop. His limp gave me the perfect opportunity to force his hand. He did not show strength and my read was he either had A-rag or K-rag of a very low pair because the last thing he had the chips to do was to slow play a strong Pair. He needed the chips on the board (675) which would have given him over 3000 chips and couldn't take the chance in slow playing that someone hit a good flop etc. His lack of aggressiveness in his making his play hurt him and he wound up in the worse place he could be. All in with A-mid kicker. He couldn't use if for anything other than to pair his or trip 9s as he would need four cards to grab either a straight or a flush.

The second hand is my exit from the NAPL Rookie tourney and was a classic suck out but it shows the power of AK suited and being all-in


PokerStars Game #55551467665: Tournament #347255030, $0.10+$0.01 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XVII (500/1000) - 2011/01/07 23:41:50 ET
Table '347255030 322' 9-max Seat #4 is the button
Seat 2: joe c 95 (2800 in chips)
Seat 3: DD1117 (17139 in chips)
Seat 4: Mannoman1351 (12683 in chips)
Seat 5: gdawgs74 (71274 in chips)
Seat 6: kicman (11583 in chips)
Seat 7: Acquitted425 (7176 in chips)
Seat 8: NatNat1944 (41984 in chips)
Seat 9: chevy7777777 (55982 in chips)
joe c 95: posts the ante 125
DD1117: posts the ante 125
Mannoman1351: posts the ante 125
gdawgs74: posts the ante 125
kicman: posts the ante 125
Acquitted425: posts the ante 125
NatNat1944: posts the ante 125
chevy7777777: posts the ante 125
gdawgs74: posts small blind 500
kicman: posts big blind 1000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Acquitted425 [Ac Kh]
Acquitted425: raises 6051 to 7051 and is all-in
NatNat1944: calls 7051
chevy7777777: folds
joe c 95: folds
DD1117: folds
Mannoman1351: folds
gdawgs74: folds
kicman: raises 4407 to 11458 and is all-in
NatNat1944: calls 4407
*** FLOP *** [Th 4h 8c]
*** TURN *** [Th 4h 8c] [3s]
*** RIVER *** [Th 4h 8c 3s] [9d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
kicman: shows [As Js] (high card Ace)
NatNat1944: shows [Jh Qd] (a straight, Eight to Queen)
NatNat1944 collected 8814 from side pot
Acquitted425: shows [Ac Kh] (high card Ace)
NatNat1944 collected 22653 from main pot
kicman finished the tournament in 236th place and received $0.30.
Acquitted425 finished the tournament in 237th place and received $0.30.
Arteisha is connected
420intexas is connected
jansik111 is connected
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 31467 Main pot 22653. Side pot 8814. | Rake 0
Board [Th 4h 8c 3s 9d]
Seat 2: joe c 95 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: DD1117 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: Mannoman1351 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: gdawgs74 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 6: kicman (big blind) showed [As Js] and lost with high card Ace
Seat 7: Acquitted425 showed [Ac Kh] and lost with high card Ace
Seat 8: NatNat1944 showed [Jh Qd] and won (31467) with a straight, Eight to Queen
Seat 9: chevy7777777 folded before Flop (didn't bet)

At this point I have 7BB left in me. I am looking for a chance to go All-in and either double up or steal a nice blind plus a few limpers. I needed to get to at least 15000 to stick around for much longer. 

I probably should have pushed all-in with my AK from the git and not lured NatNat1941 into the pot at all. I guess he felt with his overwhelming chip dominance he could afford to play out his Jh-Qd. OTOH I had him totally dominated until he hit his river 9d a 16% or one in six shot. Unfortunately for me, this was the sixth shot...

 




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