I played the VeryJosie last night and played a pretty perfect game. I will go over a few hands that were key and my opponents thought were bad plays.
I had a fun hand with Wolfie. I had limped in late position with QT. I was getting shortish. I was also getting frustrated here. I had several good hands sucked out on recently. So when Wolf re-raised 3x-4x the blind I made a VERY loose call. Normally I would not make a call like this.
The pro's of this call are that Wolfie is likely to pay me off and double me up if I hit the flop in any meaningful way. The cons are that I am likely behind to a better hand and QT is a crap hand.
The flop comes T97. Wolfie leads out with a bet that commits him. I know I have his ass killed so I jam all in and he calls. It turns out I got really lucky on this flop since he had AQ pre-flop. Technically I played this perfectly because my initial investment of 4BB paid out a huge fucking payday and double me up.
Obviously this was a loose call born of a little frustration but beyond the pre-flop call the rest was pretty standard and played well. Please do not whine when you call off a big chunk of your stack with Ace high drawing to three outs.
Next up is my hand with KJ. I am in the SB and I raise my KJ up to 3x the BB. I am a short stack but not desperate yet. I have around 2700 in chips with 50/100 blinds. I am the smallest stack at the table. The BB re-raises me. I read this as a semi-weak re-raise. I think about it. Weight the factors. I decide I want to gamble a little and jam my entire stack in. I like shoving because it puts all the pressure on my opponent. I figured he would make the call and hoped we would be racing. He thinks about it for a decent amount of time then calls my all in jam for over half his stack or more with ATo. I will give him props in that he made the right call in this situation. I spiked a King and crippled him. He would be out of the game shortly after.
Shoving here is AS loose as you will EVER see me. It might be a weakness in my game but I refuse to be blinded out like RoachBoy. I tend to error on the other side and get all in too early. I really need the chips though because of the retarded suckouts I have against me. I had A7 runner-runner flush my AQ and A9 win out when I flopped 2-pair and he could not fold TPF(ucked)Kicker.
The final play of the night came when I had Kings in late position. Mojo raised to 720 with a 7K stack. I re-raise him to 2100 with a 5K stack. He decides to jam all in with AK and I can not fade three outs. I think his shove is pretty standard MTT play. I also think it is stupid. Not that he is stupid. Not that his jam is wrong according to conventional MTT play. I just find it amazing how willing people are to overplay AK. The only other problem I have with his jam is that there is absolutely no fold equity for him. I mean if I re-raise to 2100 with a 5K stack I am not going anywhere to your jam. The only thing it accomplishes is making sure you get to see all five board cards. I was not angry at his shove at all though because it made sense.
If I can conceptually understand why someone would make a stupid play then it NEVER bothers me. Even if I am a HUGE favorite and I lose. His play makes total sense given modern day online MTT play. If he turned over something like KJ and hit runner jacks or something like that I am sure I would have been furious.
Wolfshead went out in 4th. Josie was predicting he would win the whole thing when he was the top stack with 9 left. I figured he would find a way to blow it. ;). I was correct. Although I thought he would go out fifth and I would assume my normal bubble spot. Ah well. At least I outlasted Lightning. Ratboy and MojoSuckout took first and second and LuckiDuck took the last paying spot. He played a very tight game and deserved that third spot.