I played in the 15K Event yesterday as I was sitting home waiting for my car tire to be replaced. I am a little disappointed as I was a top ten stack with 100 left and 45 paying spots and did not make the money.
I start the game out by getting three guys all in on a 5J8 two spade flop. I have Fuel's fools gold, one guy has Queens and the third guy has AJ. This gets me to a top five spot with around two hundred left. I have 12K in chips at this time and I add to my lead when my pocket 9's suckout on a 2K shortish stacks AK on a Kxx flop. All the money went in on the flop and I rivered a nine.
I am feeling lucky and good about my chances at this point in time.
The first disaster hand I played badly. It shows that I really need to decide what I am going to do and where I think I stand a lot quicker. I would really like to hear what line people take here and when they decide to either bail or jam this hand. I really get myself in trouble sometimes with pairs. Do you even raise the tens in EP?
I have 14K in chips with the blinds at 150/300. So nice start. I am in early position and I look down to see TT. I raise 900 and get called by one person in the SB. The flop comes Q49 two spades.
I lead out for 1200 and get called. At this point I think I am ahead. No idea why. I do not really have a strong feeling about my opponents hand at this point in time.
The turn is a 3 and I lead out for 2400 and get min-raised to 4800 and call the extra 2400. Here I think I should either decide my tens are good and jam all in or fold. The call is bad. I mean am I looking for a ten? I have no idea.
My opponent pushes all in for her last 5k on the river. I am really confused here. It either means she flopped a monster like a set of queens or AQ or something along those lines or is bluffing at a missed flush. I decide to be cautious and let my hand go here. Not sure if this was the right move either.
Tough hand for me. I think there are a lot of places I could have let this go. I was totally confused for the entire hand and needed to make some sort of decision even if it was the wrong one. I need to work on that. After this hand I am left with almost 8K in chips. A little short of that.
I play fairly tight and get crappy cards and find myself blinded down to 5K with around seventy people left and the blinds at 250/500 with an Ante. So I am on the button and see KJc. Not a strong hand but I have two people left and can pickup an extra 1K. So I jam in for my 5K and I am up against the big blind with QQ. I flop an additional straight draw but nothing materializes and I am now crippled at 1080 chips.
Is this play with KJ a bad move? Did I act too early. Should I have waited until I was down to 8-blinds or less? Some other number? Am I over analyzing this hand? Was it just bad luck.
Finally in position I have 93h and say fuck it maybe I can get into a race and jam my monster hand (Goat says it is!!!) straight into fucking AA! I know this is bad luck. I would have loved to have seen AK but the game was killed by the prior two hands and not this one. I am out in sixty something place in the fifteen kay for zero bucks. I did satellite in so it only cost me six bucks but I am really disappointed.
Any comments are welcome.