Skipped the Hoy
I skipped the Hoyazo last night in order to let my son stay up late and watch Holes. The Wicked Wife of the West would not let him stay up and watch it alone so I sacrificed my standings in the BPT to let the kid watch a movie. Ah well. I guess I am getting soft in my old age. I will be at the Mookie on Wednesday. Been playing a lot more cash games lately. I have no idea why. I guess I am getting somewhat tired of SNGs. Cashed in another MTT. Still no big score but I think if I keep playing it will come. It is hard to play these MTTs during the weekday because unlike some people I actually have to get up in the morning and be somewhat functional at work. Although I really think I need to play every night to have a chance at a good score. Unless I do not mind waiting a year for it to happen which might be alright. Oh well.
Chad has a nice post about playing in the 26K MTT.. It is like he read my mind. Exactly how I play.. One thing I have to get better at though is the re-steal. In some ways I am not sure what he says about re-stealing in these donkeyments is true.
I think it all depends.. but I have seen such horrendous calls that I would think the re-steal would be a good way to get busted unless you get lucky.
For example.. in the last donkeyment. I see two large 20K stacks. We are about five from the money. The EP huge stack raises and is instantly re-raised all in by the button huge stack. The EP huge stack insta calls. Now hear what I just said: "INSTA CALLS". No thought. No pause. No delay. I got the best fucking hand in the world and I am going to call an all in because you are SO dominated. The hand? KJo. He was up against Aces. While 78 spades is not destroyed by KJo.. it is a little worse than a coinflip and for better or worse, depending on what cards you get, your pushing range is going to be seen a super loose to the table until you get a change.
Not saying the re-steal is a bad move in these, in fact it is a necessary tool, but you have to be very careful as you will be called by some people with weak hands that never should make those calls. Make sure you know who you are making this play against and make sure they fall somewhere in the middle of tight and stupid.
Catch you later