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FurryWallz slow climb from mediocrity

/Feb/2012

Day 14. $4.40 1R1AO.

By: FurryWallz @ 15:00 (EST) / 237 / Comment ( 1 )

Song of today is:



So, I didnt play as much as I wanted to last night as I had Pool League to go to. (Our team lost 2-3 but are still tied for 3rd in the league. Whoop) I arrived home around Midnight and made a friendly wager with a friend as to who would be the most profitable after 20 HU hyper-turbos. I finished down about 2 buy-ins. He finished down 3 buy-ins. So, after all was said and done, He owes me dinner (perhaps a movie as well-Can't just wine and dine me, Im not that cheap haha).

Its around 0230hrs now and Im playing on autopilot. I stupidly enter the 4.40 1R1AO not really paying attention to what I'm doing. After playing for an hour and the AO approaches, I double-rebuy, and add-on, making my total commitment 16.40$ which was about 15% of my BR after reloading yesterday. An hour and a half later, I'm sound asleep, sitting out in my tourny. OH NO! Why am I so stupid.

Whilst sleeping, I started dreaming of the tournament I was in, and luckily enough-somehow realized I was asleep (yay for lucid dreams) and managed to wake myself up, only after sitting out for 3 orbits around the table. I awoke to find a mass of messages from my online PSO friend 1moredonkeyy calling out to me. "Bro, are you there?" "Bro, why you sitting out?" etc. He was on the rail for the better part of my run, and did not know why I sat out, or wasn't replying. Perhaps it was bad internet, who knows. I knew. I was sleeping quietly and blinding away. Low and behold however, I woke to QQ in the BB, and promptly raised all-in after a guy in middle position 3bet. He called, and I cant remember the hand but it was terrible K-8 or something, and I doubled up and was back. I started table bantering right away, just shenanigans mostly (I do that often) and the interactions kept me going. Little by little people get knocked out, and I manage to double through my stack later with QQ again. Im sitting comfortably now in the middle of the field, and my friend is reminding me to play tight. He chastises my call with 33 in the BB, and I agree with him because I'm hoping to catch a 3 and had no idea what the button had. I should have eithe re-raised or folded. Next thing I know I'm final table!

I patiently wait out my hands and get into a tricky situation (which was the make or break hand for me-or it should have been but for some reason, I decided that I could still manage despite my stack)



So after that hand, I'm pretty short stacked but manage to hang in there and end up All-in with A-2 vs J-9. The community bricks up until the river gives my opponent a running straight and with that I come 4th place for 126$!!!! Whoo! My first cash over 100 since changing my stategy. My BR is currently over 200 now! Thats also a first since joining PSO!

I dont think I played the hand bad. He did call my reraise, and had chips so I probably didnt need to c-bet there, but I did anyway. Im not upset with the decision, and I'm pretty proud of the fold to be honest. Maniac ended up having Q-10, or so he told me after we both busted out.

All-in-all, considering I was asleep during a portion of this tournament, I played pretty well, and am excited for poker again! I was having a pretty bad week there for a bit.

NOTE: Don't start tournys at 3am. hahaha.

Cheers everyone,
Gerard.
 

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