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/May/2014

Nice day. Amazing what a clear head does.

By: thephoenix11 @ 03:41 (EDT) / 281 / Comment ( 0 )

Well today i was feeling much better than yesterday and ready to put the unsightly mess behind me.

I started as normal opening my cash, stt's and mtt's. My cash for the 2nd day in a row returned a profit overall which is a good sign. My stt's went badly though and i had to reload that bankroll .

By far my biggest dissapointment of the day was my MTT''s though. I'll get to the league in a min. I made 2 min cashes but flopped in the rest until the 5am bst 11cent tourney. In the opening hands i quickly doubled up which was great. Finding myself on a very loose table i ended up getting my qq called by J7 which put me over 11k in the first 20 mins. The next hour was crazy and i ended up heading into the break with over 30k and the chip lead. First time in ages i was leading the tourney. It went quiet for a while and then i woke up with QQ and the sb shoved my raise. He was equal stack so looking back the call was risky but i made it and he flipped 88. I was now jst shy of 70k and way out in front. Unfortunately this is when i froze big style. Trying too hard to protect my stack i started to blind away. I managed to claw a few back but i just couldn't find a rhythym. Before i knew it i was 6 or 7th on the table and not picking up hands. I finally shoved with A10 and got called and beat. After a runaway chip lead i ended up a miserable 34th. Really gotta change my late game.

Now in the league it was a very good day. My first tournament was pretty standard. Didn't get much to play with but managed to keep myself afloat. Busted just outside of the points but still a better result than an early finish.

My 2nd tourney is where it all happened. I was just coasting along betting little and often. Got past the halfway point and i was getting a bit fed up. Unfortunately i made a couple of silly calls but fortunately they paid off and i managed to keep a healthy stack right through the tournament. I think my final hand was a little bit of a bad beat but couldn't really complain as i finished a very nice 11th pocketing myself 57 points

My 3rd tournament of the day hasn't gone so well. Being distracted by the other tournament i was leading i jst couldn't pick up any hands. Also the nerves that lost me my edge in the earlier tournament also lost me any chance of picking up any pots here as i jst had no confidence in making any kind of plays. As a result i have jst finished a disapointing 165/285. 10 points lost.

Not disastrous but still. i need to work on my confidence in later tournament stages as i always seem to choke

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