DADI Special Omalympics
Thursday January 12th 2006, 5:24 pm
Filed under: MTT,Omaha H/L,PokerStars,Pot Limit,Tournaments

So, it was gamb00ling time this morning as the DADI Special Omalympics tournament was held over at PokerStars. The “fear” of Jordan and others that there would be significantly less players than in the inaugural DADI event (NL HE) was totally unnecessary as 47 players tried their luck with Omaha 8b PL and I think, at least, most of ’em – including me – had fun.

First newsworthy thing: It took over 20 minutes before the first player busted out. I think that’s a new record for any blogger tournament (?!), although it’s pretty normal in split games (with a High and (possible) low pot).

As for myself, it took a little over 2h for me to bust out, just prior to the second break for my highest finish in blogger tournaments so far: 14th place, just 5 shy of the final table and the money (previous high finish was 17th in a WWdN thursday tourney). I was kind of short-stacked (a little over 2k chips) and looked down at A-A-K-7…here’s what went down:

Table ‘17497958 7’ Seat #3 is the button

Seat 1: yosoyveneno (8282 in chips)

Seat 2: ZeemJr (3582 in chips)

Seat 3: mowenumdown (5881 in chips)

Seat 5: Jestocost (8669 in chips)

Seat 6: Ingoal (2412 in chips)

Seat 7: dbirider16 (12187 in chips)

Seat 9: SirFWALGMan (3861 in chips)

Jestocost: posts small blind 200

Ingoal: posts big blind 400

*** HOLE CARDS ***

Dealt to Ingoal [7c Kc As Ac]

dbirider16: folds

SirFWALGMan: folds

yosoyveneno: raises 400 to 800

ZeemJr: folds

mowenumdown: folds

Jestocost: folds

Ingoal said, “hmm…i got the antidote!”

Ingoal: raises 1612 to 2412 and is all-in

yosoyveneno: calls 1612

Jestocost said, “That no chat during an all-in feature is about the most annoying thing”

*** FLOP *** [5d Qs 8d]

*** TURN *** [5d Qs 8d] [4c]

*** RIVER *** [5d Qs 8d 4c] [9d]

*** SHOW DOWN ***

Ingoal: shows [7c Kc As Ac] (HI: a pair of Aces; LO: 8,7,5,4,A)

yosoyveneno: shows [7h Ah Kh 6s] (HI: a straight, Five to Nine; LO: 8,6,5,4,A)

yosoyveneno collected 2512 from pot

So I was basically dead at the turn and double dead on the river as veneno’s OESD hit on both ends. Not really a bad beat, after all Omaha 8b is all about draw/re-draw/re-redraw, so I wasn’t too frustrated. If my hand would have held up (for the high) it would have been a split pot nontheless, so I would have been stuck in the same situation again.

My summary:
Ups:

  1. Playing with some really great people (including but not limited to: Daddy, Iggy, SirFWALGMan, veneno, Garthmeister, BoobieLover, …)
  2. Playing solid poker all night (playing the (possible) nuts extremely aggressive, not taking any chances with possible second best hands etc – see stats below)
  3. Chatting with some of the guys and gals on yahoo during the tournament!
  4. Having a good time!

Downs:

  1. Not reaching the final table, yet again…
  2. Staying awake till after 5am can really screw up the following day 😉

Stats:

You finished in 14th place (eliminated at hand #3608628522).

166 hands played and saw flop:

– 7 times out of 21 while in small blind (33%)

– 11 times out of 22 while in big blind (50%)

– 15 times out of 123 in other positions (12%)

– a total of 33 times out of 166 (19%)

Pots won at showdown – 6 out of 9 (66%)

Pots won without showdown – 16

See you all at the tables next time…maybe even very soon (April’s HORSE tourney at FTP – I would need to learn RAZZ first though…hmm…we’ll see…)

dadi final standings




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I keep forgetting the whole “living in Germany” thing, though I insist on making jokes about it the entire time at the table. But yeah, that’s some dedication, entering a tournament that starts at 3am local time (or whatever it is). Impressive.

Comment by Garthmeister J. 01.12.06 @ 6:30 pm

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Hehe…well I’m just able to do it as I ain’t got no real commitment atm (I’m studying software engineering at uni, but I’m currently off until my last exams in March/April) so no problem staying up “a little” longer and sleeping in the following day.

Although this nightly tourney playing is really starting to screw up my day schedule (shift of normal wake time from [x in the morning] till midnight to [x+ 4 or 5h] till 3/4/5am)…

Comment by Ingoal 01.12.06 @ 7:27 pm

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You’ll enjoy Razz if you like Hi/Lo games. It’s really just Stud Low, where you don’t have to qualify. It’s a maddening game because you can pair up so easily or get some bricks and things change quickly. I’ve got to make it to the HORSE tourney. Easier said than done though on weekends.

Comment by Jordan from HighOnPoker 01.13.06 @ 6:45 pm

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Ah I see…I guess I’ll give it a whirl at FTP then and if I’m around I’ll play…(which is a 95% yes, as the late/early play isn’t so bad on the weekend)…

Comment by Ingoal 01.13.06 @ 9:24 pm

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Oh man, I am so much better than you. I mean, come on, you finish in 14th place. That is so much worse than 13th. Maybe someday you’ll experience the highs of finishing in the rarified air of 13th place. My book, “How I Finished In 13th Place And Rocked Everyone’s World”, is set to come out sometime later this year. Unfortunately, for you, only people who are good enough to finish 13th or better get to read it.

Um, yeah, I’m an idiot…

Comment by TripJax 01.13.06 @ 9:45 pm

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lol :mrgreen:

Yeah, I hope to achieve such greatness one day in the distant future, Jax 😉

Hope to see you around at the horse tourney or the next DADI…

Comment by Ingoal 01.13.06 @ 9:52 pm