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Time for growing up :P

By: CheccoZ @ 19:55 (EDT) / 329 / Comment ( 1 )

Well, I'm just back from my firt live rebuy tourney at this Genting Casino near south Ken (London) I tell you I had fun!! The tournament had 30 players approx and was: 20 £ + 5 £ buy-in; 6.5k starting chips 20 min blinds - Rebuy and add-on 20 £, which was at the end of level 5 (400/800).

I started very tight, wanted to study the table before taking action and is what I did..played very few hands spotted who was loose aggressive, who was tight and how was the limping mood at the table..all in all was pretty good table..1 guy had seen every pot and raised here and there..I was actually hoping to get a hand against him to make a few chips with nice hand it goes..

Got big blind, 3 limpers in plus me makes a 4 way hand.. flop comes down small blind checks, I check, first limper checks, the aggressive guy makes it half the pot, SB quickly folds, after taking my time (just wanted to play the part lol) I call, other guy folds and turn comes blank he bets again like 1/3 of the pot, and I make it 3-bet..he folds I made quite a few chips

Here is another that follows, me on the button the aggressive guy limps, everyone folds but me, call, and BB that checks; flop comes , BB bets 1/3 of the pot, me and the aggressive guy call, turn shows , BB checks, aggressive guy makes it half pot, it's an easy call for me, BB folds, now river , the guy make a small bet, I 3 bet him..he overthinks and than folds telling he got queens..didn't believe him really 

Now the problem with rebuys tourneys is that everyone can rebuy lol this aggressive guy for instance, was barely dead after these 2 hands and rebought and again was in play..well anyways, I kept on play well, busted a guy bluffing with pocket deuces against my  paired on the flop..BUT got stupid on a hand that signed the detiny of my tourney.. had on the button, everyone folds, I 3xBB bet and small blind calls me..he was a tough guy, didnt play many hands..flop comes   was planning on betting on his check but he made a strange strong bet 2k on a 2k pot..I make the call, I knew he got something but didnt know how strong his kicker was.. turn comes out blank, he puts in 2k again..I make the call again, river is blank again and he makes it 3.5k , I was beeing fooled around, I kept on calling but this was lowering my stack..I knew I was being beaten, but wanted to see and after my call he shows ..

All that I built was almost blown this hand..still had 20 BB but with raising blinds I was going to be short soon..and that is what happened, I came down to 12k chips with 600/1200 blinds, the only way I could play was positional with smart shoves and that is what I made since I doubled up just by stealing until...I get on BB..SB is chip leader..everyone folds and he makes the call..I tought "if I shove he probably is gonna fold", I the decided to 3-bet hoping for a call, I wanted to slow play so that I could double up..blame me for that!! well trap worked, he made the call, flop comes down with an unwanted surprise.. and 2 blanks..he checks and I unhappily go all-in..he calls with and his pair of aces keeps till the hand...well donnow, I think I made a nice move, I wanted to slow play but got was nice playing though!!

Good night everyone!!

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