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/Sep/2010

5th PSO tourney. 4th place feels nice.

By: BrianFWilson @ 00:32 (EDT) / 183 / Comment ( 0 )
Wow went on a hot streak in this tourney, got 4 of a kind twice. Just hitting like crazy. I was the chip leader for a large portion of the tourney and definitely used that to push around the little guys. I got a few lucky hands and knocked out some others who were very high in the chip standings to keep me in a pretty dominant position as well. After a while of that the tables were thinning out and I'd taken a few hits. I called in with KJ and someone pushed all in on me. I don't know why I called, I knew it was a poor decision but it had been a long day there was a chance I was going against an under pair, whatever I called. My opponent had AQ and my Jack came on the river. Though we both made it to the final table I got to hear what a bad player I was. Now I am not complaining about this as I definitely was sniping at him to try to tilt him. He did make a couple of agressive bets with Ace/rag so maybe worked and maybe that was how he played. My point is that people are gonna get lucky on ya in every tourney. Minimizing the damage and playing well after it happens is what is important. He did make the final table with a comeback from a very small stack so crongrats on that. My final table play was a little sloppy. I came in with the chip lead and chased way more then I should of. Still after I took a few beating and hung on a while and started to make a comeback from the low stack I managed to get myself to. My last hand I got 10s bet 5x the blind and got pushed in on, He had AJ and found the Jack. Good enough for 4th out of 1291. A few interesting stats, I played 65 out of 266 hands (24%). I won at showdown - 20 of 28 (71%). I won 27 without a showdown. So I won 72% of the pots I played. I know it was much higher in the early stages too. Never worked it out before but that seems like a good number, I'll have to check it more in the future.
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