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By: Magunga_Mike @ 01:25 (EDT) / 703 / Comment ( 3 )
having my best tourney to date. at this moment there are 18 left and i am currently 14th with $34K abd blinds at $2000/$1000.

just got A2 d with 3 limpers and flop 6d8d2c

checked and had bet of $6K with to callers after him pot is $34K

turn comes 2s

with trips and nut flush draw i check figuring there would be another bet from one of the others. i was right.

1st better bets $10K with 2 callers so i only have $26K left and reraise all in.

the intial aggressor calls and the second guy in reraises another $6500

pot is $136579

i raked $123K

and now am 7 of 12 as im writing this.

need top 4 but i wish this was in the regular PSO for rank and alittle coin.  hehe.


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ok so made it to the final table as bottom 1/2 in chips. down to final 8 and score big pot.
started hand with $77K

blinds at $6000/$3000

early position raise to $30K and another raise from the cutoff to $66K

i push all in with 2 callers
pot is $247K

aggressor goes all in o n the flop of 8s 2d Ad and pushes the other out

he shows AsJc   i have AcKd

turn Qd 8c

i rake the pot.

a couple hands later i get caught in what i like to call the RNG set up. i say this because it gives you a hand you cant get away from on the flop only to already be beat.



IM in BB with 76d and call the blind at $6000

there are 4 of us in

pot is $28000

flop comes 10c 9c 8s

I bet $30K to try and protect against possible flush draw.

next player calls, the following player raises to $60K

I call, the next player calls.

pot is $208K

turn comes 9d

this kinda scares me a little as im think possible FH out there but playing the odds i dont feel this hand is made yet.


but i check.
next player checks and the aggressor bets $66K

heres where i think i made my mistake:
although i was pretty sure i had best hand i pushed all in in case iof other draws. the thought that the guy had QJ did cross my mind because i am a net veteran and have seen these types of  "set up" hands a ton and lose most of them. 

i go all in for $178K

next person folds and aggressor calls $93K all in

he shows my gut fear of QsJc and takes the air out of my sails.

Did i play it right?
Should i have trusted my gut and checked the flop?
Why is it that when
 i try to "make money" it almost always backfires?

i understand that with this particular hand i was dead from the start and nothing post flop couldve changed it.


did i play it right?

what could i have done different?

Maybe i shouldve squatted since i was so close to the money.

I finished 7th out of 1068

great finish but so disappointed.


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