I trust the players will be better in this than in the PCA Freeroll.
What's my goal here? I'd like to finish in the money. That's really about it.
Just playing my best, minimizing mistakes, and learning is key.
What'd I learn from my last tourney? Watch the slow play? Don't defend BB with garbage even if you have good odds? I'm not sure. I misread a guy slow playing a monster with a drawy board. Guess I should know the types of players I'm playing against there.
All limpers first hand.
Second hand dude raises 55x from hijack....wtf was that? Maybe a mistype?
KK ug+1. 1 limper. 4x raise. Cbet on flop, 2 clubs. 1 caller. 80 percent on turn, dude goes all in. I was thinking AQ (Q hit flop). I call. He was on a flush draw. KK holds up. Hero wins.
QTo cut off seat. 2 limpers before. Could squeeze, but just call with short stack in blind. Well, good job, short stack pushed. I fold. Woulda hit two pair and won huge pot, but elected not to. Trying to play solid.
Dude that won the short stack all in limped with K3o utg. Called the raise. Hit a King on the flop, took the pot. Sheesh. I made a note.
23o in the bb. Minraise from early. This is where I get in trouble. 3 bet weak from COS.
I'm gonna fold despite the 6.5-1 odds. Good. Turned into a shove fest. KK vs AT vs AT. A on flop, K on river.
Accidentally clicked fold with KJo from hijack. Was gonna open it up there. Oh well.
I think I've got a pretty tight image so far. I wonder if any of these guys even notice. I may try to make a play here in a minute or two.
KQo mid. 3x raise. A7Q on flop. Donk bet at from bb, floated to turn, overpot bet by bb, so fold. He had to have an ace there. Maybe 2 pr. Maybe trip 7? He has shown good starting hands. KQ has been unkind to me lately I've noticed.
Made it to break. Have 2590. 221/844. Blinds fixing to be at 50/100. Solid first round.
2nd round begins.
Made a play at passive boy with K3s.
A3s from hijack call 4x. See what we can do here. Flopped trips. Bet out being checked to. Guy calls with 2 flush on board. I put him on a flush draw. It hits on turn. He bet out small in regards to the pot. I call him down, he was bluffing thankfully.
JJ ug+1 3x. No callers.
Passive player with TT just took a good pot from me.
JJ good win.
JJ again. Guy early raises 5x. I put him on something like AK or AQ. Low flop comes down with two clubs. He bets out over the pot. Bells ringing. He doesn't want a call, so I raise him huge, pretty much put him all in. He calls. Got all my money in on the turn. Guy calls and sucks out on river. He had AQs. Flush draw and two overs. Hit an A on the river. This is when I hate this game. When you get your money in good, and somebody sucks out like that.
Then another dude at the table talks smack. Sweet.