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/Feb/2011

Anatomy of an STT

By: teepack @ 22:25 (EST) / 280 / Comment ( 0 )

I'm going to act like I am live blogging in the $27 STT tourney I am playing, but obviously I won't post this until afterwards. Pokerstars team pro DagPalovic is at the table. Never played against him before. What's a Pokerstars team pro doing slumming it at the $27 tables?

First hand – tourney is off to a good start. I posted the BB and everybody folded, so I take the early lead by 10 chips!! I try to make a deal with the rest of the table. I tell them I'll take first place money right now, and they can split up the dough for second and third. Nobody bites.
Second hand – I give the lead right back when I fold my SB to a preflop raise. Oh fame, why doth thou mock me so?
Third hand – Have 77 preflop. Double BB to 40 and get 4 more to follow me. Flop comes up Q-7-5, all different suits. I check, but the player to my right bets 120. I call. Turn comes up an A. We both check. River comes up a 5. Now I have a full house, 7s over 5s. Player to my right bets 120 again. I re-raise 120, and he folds. I've retaken the chip lead at 1860.
Seventh hand – Have A-Q offsuit. Raise BB to 120. One player calls. Flop comes up 9-7-5. I decide to keep the pressure on and bet 90. My opponent folds. Back in the lead with 1970 chips.
10th hand – First big decision to make. Dude UTG goes all-in. He's only got 630 chips. I've got A-3 diamonds and a big stack. I decide to gamble. Good move. He went all-in with 6-7 of diamonds, so I've got his flush covered. Lucky bastard hits a 7 on the river and knocks me down to 1230 chips.
12th hand – Another big decision. Dude with small stack (630) calls BB (50). I have A-K in a late position, and everybody folds to me. I decide to push all-in and hope the blinds fold and the small stack guy calls. They do, and he does, with an A-8. I win and get my stack back up to 1900 chips. 8 players left.
21st hand (50/100) – After winning a couple of hands with pre-flop raises, I'm up to 1925 chips. I get AA. I'm in a late position, so I just raise to 200 and hope somebody will take the bait and go all-in. Lo and behold, Team Pokerstars Pro DagPalovic, who is on the SB, goes all-in with 3-3. I call him and wipe him out. I just wiped out a Team PokerStars Pro! I retake the chip lead at 3420, 100 ahead of the second place person who just happens to be to my right. I like that, because I can wait until after he makes his decision on almost every hand now. 7 players left.
26th hand – Still nursing a slim chip lead when I get QQ. A dude with 1340 goes all-in before me. I call him. He's got 10-10. I win and push my chip count to 4830 – a big lead. 6 players left, and I've wiped out all 3 of those who are missing. Sure wish this were a bounty tourney.
31st hand – I fold a 9-5 suited, but another player is wiped out. Down to 5. With a big stack, time to get conservative until I get into the money.
38th hand – I fold an A-8 suited when the dude in front of me raises the BB from 150 to 450. Don't want to waste chips at this stage. I still have more than 4500 chips and a lead of more than 1000.
41st hand – My reputation precedes me. Everybody folds and I keep my BB.
43rd hand – Get 22 on the button. With the two before me out, I double BB to 400. The others have less than 2000 chips and I figure they will be conservative. They fold. Chip count up to 4,705
46th hand – Get QQ again. Person in front of me gets JJ and goes all-in preflop. I call him and wipe out. Down to 4 players now. I've collected four of the five scalps, and I've got a commanding chip lead with 6,890 chips. Surely I can't blow this one and lose on the bubble, can I? I've got more than double everybody else.
56th hand – Win when I double BB preflop with Q-8 and the others fold. Stats through 56 hands. 14 flops seen, 14 pots won. That's a good ratio.
57th hand – I'm in the money. The weak sister loses an all-in, and it's down to 3.
62nd hand (100/200) – First big mistake. Raise preflop to 600 with A-6. BB counters by going all-in. It costs me 2200 to call, but I go for it. She's got A-Q and knocks me into third place. Dammit.
70th hand – Pretty even. I'm in third with 3770. First and second are 4890 and 4840. One all-in away from being back on top.
77th hand – Have KQ suited. Raise to 1200 preflop. BB goes all-in with A-10 off. I call and can't pick up the face card I need. Oh well, at least I finished in the money! Final stats. 15 pots won, 17 flops seen for an $18 profit.
I'll take it.

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