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MicroMillions - Day 3 & 4

By: PlasticPearl @ 05:21 (EDT) / 373 / Comment ( 0 )

Heading into Day 5, I've played 32 out of 34 events (decided to give the 3am events a miss the past couple days to catch up on sleep). I was looking pretty strong after 24 events with 4 cashes and a top 200 spot on the leaderboard but a dry run has seen me drop down to around 600 with 65 points. Currently you need 105 for a top 100 spot and the Sunday Millions tickets so still all to play for. Here's a run down of my results - decided only to add extra detail for my cashes.

#15 $5.50 FLHE 6-Max Turbo - 1,053/2,319

#16 $2.20 NLHE - 129/9,999 - $13.79 and 25 leaderboard points

#17 $3.30 Badugi - Near the bottom, HEM doesn't have the position

#18 $3.30 NLHE Turbo - 7,269/12,442

#19 $4.40 NLHE 4-Max - 5,015/12,694

#20 $2.22+R NLHE 3xTurbo - 4,778/11,221

#21 $3.30 PLO 6-Max Turbo - Near the bottom, HEM doesn't have the position

#22 $8.80 NLHE Progressive Super Knockout - 1,297/24,242 - $36.20 and 20 leaderboard points

#23 $3.30+R NLHE - 10,775/18,130

#24 $2.20 NLHE - 5,702/14,102

#26 $2.20 NLHE 6-Max 2R1A - 4,109/8,275

#27 $1+R NLHE 3xTurbo - 6,313/11,221

#28 $5.50 NLHE 6-Max - 5,522/12,042

#29 $3.30 NLHE Turbo Zoom - 5,698/17,621

#30 $3.30 NLHE Turbo HeadsUp - 6,329/15,646

#32 $11 NLHE - 26,897/44,297

#33 $2.20+R NLHE 2xTurbo - 14,124/19,119

#34 $5.50 NLHE 6-Max Turbo Shootout - 1,851/7,776


So we were looking good after event 22 with around 20% ITM but it's dropped off a bit. The turbo shootout very nearly saw us make the money again as we got to heads up, but had a total cooler as my trip 9s ran into trip 9s with a better kicker!

#16 was a sweet event as we had a nice deep run to 129. Going into the final 500 we were as high as third which would have been amazing. Mainly I was just getting dealt some sweet cards. The following three hands happened one after the other:

1. Villain shoves 16bb with 22 into my AK and I river an ace

2. Villain shoves 14bb with 77 into my AJ and I make 2 pair

3. Villain shoves 11bb with AJ into my KK and they hold up

I guess that's the kind of luck you need to run deep in those tournaments but the table did wonder what was going on when I took those back to back. Late in the tournament I had 35bb and a $350k stack, blind on blind and the BB was defending pretty aggressively. I raise AJo from the SB, BB raises, I call. Flop comes J85, I check, he bets, I raise, he jams. I decided to call and unfortunately he turned over AA! Never mind.

My other big run was the progressive super knockout which was great fun. The deeper you go the bigger the bounties are which adds a pretty cool dynamic as everyone tends to get it in a lot looser than usual when a bounty is up for grabs. The money started with 4,950 to go and we had about 3,000 remaining. I open 99 UTG+1, and behind me three players move all in. Sighing I fold my 99s thinking they're no good. Everyone turns over A4, T8 and 22! Incredibly my 99 would have held up and I think I was a favourite. Who knew. If I'd called I would definitely have gone further but that's life.

So yeah, I need to start picking up some cashes today. I've noticed Frosty from Team Pro playing most events and until last night I had more points than him so I'm encouraged. Lots to play for!



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