Sunday, March 23, 2008

Finally a decent mtt, though I still can't win a wsop seat

Came 2nd for a score of €2400, or about $3600. Was supposed to be a wsop me sat, but only 16 people entered, needed 20. Kinda sad, I'm guessing it was mostly satellite qualifiers as well. Pretty much chipped up early, trying to remember the hand, but can't remember. Stayed 1/15 for pretty much the entire way until 6 left or so. Didn't really lose any pots, just others won some big ones. Bubble didn't last too long so couldn't take advantage of that. 3 handed, the other 2 players got involved. Under pair vs flush draw, underpair ended with a full house, and most of the chips. Other than that, 3 handed wasn't that eventfull. When it got down to headsup, was about 3:1 over me and I had approx 10BB. He slow played 88, and I shoved on the BB with 65s. I think that was the 2nd hand HU. I could have easily dominated this tourney, but the eventual winner was a calling station, don't bluff him, never raises pf kind of player. I wasn't too sure how to play against him. I tried overbetting for value which didn't work, I was just lost. Oh well, the money is good, and luckily there was no wsop seat, I would have bubbled!

Cake WSOP I final tabled, but exited in 9th. At that time I was 8/9 with about 10BB. I thought the button was stealing so I shoved in SB with A9o. I should have figured a button pot bet was not a steal attempt. He had KK and it held up. This was a tourney where I was pretty much average stack all day. Nothing else for the day, bubbled the Party 18k 6 away from the $.

Spent the weekend in Niagara. I really don't like live cash games, or maybe its just there at Fallsview. Service is slow, have to wait forever for a table. Most management types there are pricks, and I just don't get how inefficient the whole poker room is run. Is there something against the gambling commission that makes it illegal to run a good room? Empty seats galores, empty tables with dealers sitting there with no work to do. I waited about 1.5hrs for a 5/5 table. Some guy who joined later said he waited 3hrs. I called out the assistant prick telling him I've just watched him add his buddies and regulars to the top of the list. He gave excuses about callins blah blah, whatever. Other than for WPT sats, I can't see myself going there again anytime soon.

On the playing side, I just don't win live. Extremely card dead, and having to win with garbage. I think I don't know how to bet size properly live. People are willing to pay you off based on the $ amount, and not the pot value of it. Overbetting gets paid off, not sure why I don't do it. Something to learn. And just the retardness of players. 3 limpers to the highjack who limps behind. I limp on the button with T6o, wheee! T69 flop. Bet call. Turn Q or something. Bet call. River was something to complete a flush. check, and I decide to just check behind. He turns over AA, wtf!!! If I knew I'd have your stack you dumbass.

Partied that night at Dragonfly. No redbull... wtf? They give you Rockstar instead. Rockstar and Smirnoff doesn't really taste that great, but it'll do. Next round I ask for Goose, no goose, Belvedere was the premium there. WTF?? Tasted better than Smirnoff at least. By the end of the night was just zoned out.

But all this just gives me a taste of Vegas, can't wait till I go again. Hopefully in July :)


Omenic said...

Foxwoods WPT event this week.

Take some time off and drive down.

Gold999 said...

Nice Cash!!!
Are you going down for some WSOP events? I'm probably heading back in August....hopefully I'll have my US tax refund by then.:)