HU and CC’s thursday bash
Friday March 23rd 2007, 4:03 am
Filed under: Heads Up,MTT,No-Limit Hold'em,PokerStars

Today was a rather slow day for me, nothing much going on, so time for some HU matches. Won 3 out of 4, easily. Some could have been much quicker (like 60 hands less), but people tend to suckout on me just as I’m about to finish them off. The record was a dude being down to 200…he doubled up…400…doubled up…800….doubled up 1600…yikes…now, even though he had the “better hand” two out of three times, I’m kind of entitled to win at least one there…lol…at least I felt like it. Oh well, beat him down again and finished him up.

After that, CC‘s thursday bash was about to start…now, I never played this one before as the starting time (without the DST) is too late, even for my crazy taste. A lot of familiar faces, kind of the smaller version of the WWdN, without all the n00bs…it was fun and I bounced all around the table, dropped a hammer or two…enjoyed myself. Only 15 runners meant that we were down to the final table just before the first break. At the final table two deciding hands came down.

First break

First break

I’m at the bottom of the pack and I look down at 99…the blinds are 75/150, one EP caller, I pop it to 600…button calls…BB calls…limper calls…not what I wanted to see…flop comes down 8 high…now my head screams push push push…then my head says…hmm…even if they’re all on overcards, you only got 1k behind and the pot is over 2k…so you’re laying someone 3:1 here…hmm…I check…and it’s checked around…turn J…now I know I’m screwed…I missed my chance to push on the flop…I guess, I could have taken it down…(the other hands were Js10s, KhQh, A10o)…oh well…down to 1k…grrr…slightly over an orbit later it’s time to exit…I look down at AKo…I push over the initial raiser…he calls…shows JJ…no help for me and I exit in 9th…oh well…not all that bad…I’m still wondering though what would have happened in the 99-hand if two things were different:

1. The caller on the button pushes over the top…I’m almost certain the other two will fold there with KQ and J10…I scoop the pot

2. I push on the flop…

Could have would have should have… 😉

My final result - 9th




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Thanks for joining us! Come back anytime…

Comment by CC 03.23.07 @ 6:23 pm

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Thanks for hosting cc.

…and as for coming back, well…I would love to, but on sunday our DST kicks in, so the starting time will be in the “off the hook”-category again (starting time 3:30am)…so I doubt it :-/

Comment by Ingoal 03.24.07 @ 12:29 am