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MicroMillions - Day 2

By: PlasticPearl @ 10:43 (EDT) / 318 / Comment ( 2 )

Day 1 brought 1 cash from 5, and 20 tournament leaderboard points. Day 2 was a bit of a grind and not of the overly successful kind.


Event 6 - $2.20+R NLHE (2xTurbo)

Finished 3933 / 7051 - No Cash

Never really got any traction in this one. Was pretty card dry and had a lot of aggressive players at my table. In the end got caught bluffing my last 18bb off.


Event 7 - $5.50 NLHE

No Cash

Can't find my finish spot but I only lasted about half an hour so pretty disappointed with this one.


Event 8 - $4.40 NLHE 2x Chance

Finished 2655 / 8475 - No Cash

Finished in the top quarter and started to close in on the money but fell short in the end. My last 25bb got in with TT but ran into KK and AA! I'd built up a nice sized stack early on and disappointed I didn't make more of it. A bit too eager to get the cash in maybe,


Event 9 - $8.80 PL Omaha

No Cash

I bowed out within 15 minutes. Omaha isn't really my thing, and my flush ran into a full house.


Event 10 - $2.20+R Action Hour

Finished 3169 / 10732 - No Cash

I really really hate this format. The first hour is a complete shovefest as everyone shoves any two to try and build a stack, and then it kicks right back to 15/30 after an hour. This means most people have several hundred BB, and one guy on my table had 1.7k BBs! The result is everyone just slows down and waits for the blinds to catch up. It's just really boring. In the end I spent 4 hours in the tournament but again came 1,000 places short of the cash. Busted when my set of 4s ran into a straight.


Event 11 - $11 NLHE 6-Max

Finished 8436 / 15158

Not happy with my performance here. For my bust hand I had 30bb left and got it in pre vs 55 which held up. I need to have more patience and stop forcing the issue when we are short handed. I also 48bb on a top pair when there was a pretty obvious straight out there.


Event 12 - $3.30 NLHE Big Antes

Finished 2841 / 23236 - $4.87

Only a min cash in the end but it was a big field to get there. No big bust out hand, the antes and blinds just ground me down. I built a very big stack early on when I won 284bb, my JJTTT full house beating a flush. Another 5 points for the leaderboard.


Event 13 - $3.30 Stud

No Cash

I late reg'd to get some sleep and when I joined the blinds were already pretty high. Not being a specialist Stud player it didn't take me long to bust.


Event 14 - $3.30+R NLHE

No Cash

Just card dry again. I only played 60 hands but only win 3. Usual story, got impatient and and shoved 79 bigs on a two pair. Unfortunately the other guy had a better 2 pair and I'm out.


So I've played all events so far. Halfway through Day 3 already and had another really deep run today which I'll tell you about tomorrow.

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