Why doesn’t PokerStars give me a fuckin break?
Tuesday August 01st 2006, 12:23 am
Filed under: MTT,No-Limit Hold'em,PokerStars,Shorthanded

Logged on to find a triple shootout to sunday’s million guaranteed played on shorthanded tables. Groovy, so you need to take down the first two tables and finish 3rd on the last table to get a ticket. Nice. I’m sitting at the first table with one aggressive player and 4 weak/tight players. Sure enough the borderline maniac hits card after card. So once we’re headsup I’m down 1.3k/7.7k. Another 35 minutes later I’m sitting in the commanding chiplead 6.6k to 2.4k. We donk around a little and I’m sitting a 6k, he has 3k. Then one of the “groovy” RiverStars ( 😉 ) hands comes off. I’m seeing the flop with QJo, a queen hits the board and I decide to set him all-in. He calls with A5o…what happens next? To quote Barry Greenstein’s book cover “Ace on the river…”. Nice, another friggin three outer headsup…hmmm…tasty. So he’s up 6k to 3k now. Damn it. Another nice hand later (Trip treys with a flush draw not enough as the flush hits the turn, but no four-flush for me). So I’m back to square one: 1.3k I push again with trips and a flush draw…he insta-calls…because he flopped a friggin straight…oops…and I’m out. Yuck!

Summary:

1. I’m very satisfied with my play, especially headsup. I came back from a 1.3k/7.7k deficit with only one coinflip (AJs vs 55 which I won). So I grinded out quite some chips by playing an aggressive post-flop game.

2. I’m still annoyed about the one hand that cost me the chiplead and ultimately the table-win. It happens, but come on…why always on the friggin river.

3. I did something that I don’t normally do: I wished him good luck with the footnote that he would need it…it’s true obviously he had no post-flop skills whatsoever…but still I would normally keep that comment to myself…

4. This rant has been brought to you by the letter “g”…gimme a fuckin break!




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