Same ol’ same ol’
Tuesday January 02nd 2007, 4:09 am
Filed under: MTT,No-Limit Hold'em,PokerStars,Tournaments

So…new year new luck…lol…or not. Anyway, redeposited at Stars tonight as I had planned to do so for a while, but I wanted to wait until they had another reload bonus…now the 25% bonus was up…

To celebrate my return to Stars I decided to play a good ol’ 180SnG…and with over 100k players online, sure enough most of the players were donkeys as expected. Fought back and forth for over an hour before busting out in 54th.

Key hands:

1. Early on AA in the cutoff…four bet it…one caller….flop is Q high two spades (I hold no spade), I fire a pot-size bet…he calls…turn is 8 of spades…pot size bet…call…now I’m wondering if he’s letting me hang myself with a made flush…oh well..let’s see what the river brings…9 spades…hmm…check…he fires a quarter-sized bet out there…I think about reraising, but then again…why should I? Call…he show 89o no spades…nice calling preflop, on the flop and on the turn donk…god damn it.

2. Down to just under 60 players after the first break…Ah10h in MP, EP with a huge stack min-raises…I decide to call, flop comes down KhKs10h…hmm…not bad…huge stack fires 1k at the pot…I ponder and call…(3.5k behind)…turn 2c…he fires 1k again…I reluctantly call (2.5k behind)…river 5d…he checks…now I’m wondering if he wants to let me bluff at the pot or what? Sure enough my outs no good…I check behind…he shows AJo….damn it.

3. Very next hand I look down at the suited Ace again (this time A5d)…I push…the same monster-stack insta-calls on the button…all others fold…he shows AA…have a nice day…

So, all in all not a good start…surprise surprise…as if I ever had a good start at PokerStars…lol…oh well…should have played 2. differently (either push on the flop…no way he can call there?!) or lay it down right there…then I’m not in a desperate state and don’t push into Aces..better luck/play next time…

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