Sunday, March 11, 2007


Finally cashed in a Stars Sunday Million donkament. Extra donkified 10,000+ players with a prize pool in excess of $2 million. Finished 427 for $800ish but I cost myself the chance to make it further.

In this case I was overthinking, instead of making pretty much a standard play from any other player I think. I also had a peak at the next payout structure which is a big no-no. Goal is the top prize, not an extra few hundred.

Here is the hand

PokerStars Game #8858003211: Tournament #44218549, $200+$15 Hold'em No Limit - Level XIX (6000/12000) - 2007/03/11 - 21:35:11 (ET)
Table '44218549 1037' 9-max Seat #7 is the button
Seat 1: Chubagabra (101164 in chips)
Seat 2: 2cardkungfu (147341 in chips)
Seat 3: CoWxFish (153706 in chips)
Seat 4: BENSON (356821 in chips)
Seat 5: jolly68 (260910 in chips)
Seat 6: ddsuperii (416192 in chips)
Seat 7: stoned024 (192572 in chips)
Seat 8: actyper (72549 in chips)
Seat 9: bkgotgame (172712 in chips)
Chubagabra: posts the ante 600
2cardkungfu: posts the ante 600
CoWxFish: posts the ante 600
BENSON: posts the ante 600
jolly68: posts the ante 600
ddsuperii: posts the ante 600
stoned024: posts the ante 600
actyper: posts the ante 600
bkgotgame: posts the ante 600
actyper: posts small blind 6000
bkgotgame: posts big blind 12000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to actyper [Kh Ac]
ddsuperii said, "call the police!"
Chubagabra: folds
CoWxFish said, "had to and i will call"
CoWxFish said, "lol"
2cardkungfu: folds
CoWxFish: folds
BENSON: folds
jolly68: folds
ddsuperii: raises 24000 to 36000
stoned024: raises 155972 to 191972 and is all-in

Easy play? I think so looking at it again.


Chipper said...

While you may have had a great hand, you're basically in for a race against that big stack. Here you have a raise and a re-raise ahead. Ya, Ace King is a nice hand, but it basically sux when it misses a flop. You could have 2 overcards, but is this the place that you want to race at? Tough call, but if you win you're going to be sitting pretty, otherwise it's the end of your tournament.

Sill said...

1) $800 ain't too bad Actyper so don't get down on yourself.

2) fold that stuff... that's what I do... but wait you're way better at tourneys then me.... so what's the play?

actyper said...

What I failed to do was think and calculate my M correctly. (I didn't take into consideration the antes). Usually I don't bother when antes are small, but at 600 they make up a nice portion.

With an M of 4, easy push for me.

I ended up folding. Both guys turned over AQ. Would have tripled up. Probably wouldn't have lasted too much longer as about 10 hands later went out JJ vs AK. But still.

Anonymous said...

This hand is an easy call. Being short stacked, there's not much more you can hope for. The only concern you may have is if someone has AA - either the orignal raiser, the reraiser, or the BB.

Against any other hand, you're no worse than a 3 to 1 dog. Even against KK, you have the proper pot odds with the blinds, antes, and the chips in the pot already.

As a short stack, this is an automatic all in. This would be entirely different if you were one of the large stacks in the tourney.

The only way you can fold the hand is if you have an incredible read and know one of your opponents has AA a high percent of the time.

Guin said...

I push but then I would have pushed probably a few times prior to that.

JL514 said...

sorry for the late response but yes you push/call. No respect for the button reraise allin. He sees a small/weak bet in front of him that he wants to take down.