The guy has been at my table for about 20hands so don't know a huge amount about him yet. I was confident throughout I was ahead though...Edited By: MikeClarke Jun 30th, 2012 at 09:52 PM
pokerstars Hand #82676485771: Tournament #577810174, $4.00+$0.40 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XIV (250/500) - 2012/06/30 16:37:58 ET
Table '577810174 21' 8-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 1: TommVercetti (41847 in chips)
Seat 3: Any2 Keegans (8266 in chips)
Seat 4: Smoouch (7623 in chips)
Seat 5: mclarke1987 (55442 in chips)
Seat 6: ppauliuss (8370 in chips)
Seat 7: jonsorstam (19711 in chips)
Seat 8: Specialix (16226 in chips)
TommVercetti: posts the ante 60
Any2 Keegans: posts the ante 60
Smoouch: posts the ante 60
mclarke1987: posts the ante 60
ppauliuss: posts the ante 60
jonsorstam: posts the ante 60
Specialix: posts the ante 60
jonsorstam: posts small blind 250
Specialix: posts big blind 500
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to mclarke1987 [4c 4d]
TommVercetti: raises 750 to 1250
Any2 Keegans: folds
mclarke1987: calls 1250
*** FLOP *** [8d 9h Kd]
*** TURN *** [8d 9h Kd] [8s]
TommVercetti: bets 2000
mclarke1987: calls 2000
*** RIVER *** [8d 9h Kd 8s] [7c]
TommVercetti: bets 2500
mclarke1987: calls 2500
*** SHOW DOWN ***
TommVercetti: shows [2c 2d] (two pair, Eights and Deuces)
mclarke1987: shows [4c 4d] (two pair, Eights and Fours)
mclarke1987 collected 12670 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 12670 | Rake 0
Board [8d 9h Kd 8s 7c]
Seat 1: TommVercetti showed [2c 2d] and lost with two pair, Eights and Deuces
Seat 3: Any2 Keegans folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: Smoouch folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: mclarke1987 showed [4c 4d] and won (12670) with two pair, Eights and Fours
Seat 6: ppauliuss (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: jonsorstam (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 8: Specialix (big blind) folded before Flop
Moved me into chiplead of the 129 remaining in the tournament.
Edit: I don't mean that the pot was huge or there was a huge chip risk in playing that hand. But putting 5k of my stack into an underpair etc
cool story bro.
If you are playing an unknown & calling with an under pair; you are playing bad and just get lucky. It happens all the time. Then you brag about it, but it's long term losing strategy. Bad thought process!
The player wasn't completely unknown i saw him play a few hands very poorly with his raising of 89suited on a AKK flop and doubling up a shortstack who had QK at the time. Again a few hands later with 36 on a 78J board doubled up the same shortstack with TJ.
I dont think im playing bad (maybe a little luck on my side) but im still chiplead with 48 remaining. Been making some pretty good calls to get this far, the above was one of quite a few good calls since the start including making a few calls with players with Overcards on low flops with pocket 8's/9's and making a laydown with Queens on a low flop to see the guy after me throw up Aces and i said to my wife at the time "I'm ahead of him, but the guy behind me has a monster im not playing with lol"
gl Mike, take er down!
24 left still chiplead but at that stupid point where the shorter stacks (well anyone with less than 60k) wants to go allin on the flop and its driving me mad, lost a big pot when I had QK on a T2K board, turn came as a T when they pushed, i made the call they showed Q9 and rivered a flush :S Still got 155k chips though
mini update - final 18 and i have a 100k chiplead over the guy in second xD
what a life,congrats Mike...finish strong brother!!!
Just lost half my stack against someone who managed to catch me, got out before i busted though sat in third just a huge mountain to climb if i wanna take down the chiplead who now has over 500k :S
Made it to final table, few bad beats dropped me down to 7th though - now the challenge begins want atleast top 4
Now sat Headsup, i have 1.5mil in chips opponent has 500k - Let's hope i can survive this one cos i refused deal's the entire time lol
GL but are we really sweating a $4 tourney??
First hand after the break, made a straight on the river they made trip jacks and bet big, i pushed them allin they call and I take down a nice $495.38 for my troubles xD No deals all mine baby!Edited By: MikeClarke Jul 1st, 2012 at 01:03 AM
No but i was since it was the last of my bankroll bar 0.15c :p
you really did it kiddo,good job!! huge congrats!!!
I mean dont really see how this could be classified as a brag lol
lol wtf is going on...
Congrats. Ignore the haters :)
I can appreciate all those posts saying its a stupid brag and that's fair enough. It began with a good I made to take a chiplead, usually it would just be a solid hand like trips or a straight to do that not an underpair which I thought was just pretty cool. I didn't really expect to hold the chiplead for so long.
After that I was just quite impressed with how I played which considering I've been changing the entire way I play the game was quite impressive to me. I accept $500 isn't a huge score for many people on the site but I've been stuck on the micro stakes with next to no bankroll so to ship a tourny with my last $5 is a nice achievement for me.
I was also quite pleased its the first ship that gets to appear on my p5 portfolio since the other one was in a .55c tourny so didn't meet the criteria of the site. As well as that I was rebuilding my game with a main focus on the p5 training video's which I just got access to these past few days.
I am thankful for the congrats people have offered and i'll hold out before posting another "brag" maybe my first 4/5figure score or somet. I would ask people to maybe me a little more tolerant though, we can't all be high stakes players and even winning a micro minefield is an achievement!
GG Mike, read you around for a 4 figure's one this summer !!
Nothing wrong with the brag here. I dont know how long you have been playing OP but congrats. I like the rest do not agree with the call you made but build from your tourney experience and do it again. Also winning on stars imo is good bc the fields are stupid huge.
Congrats Bro, keep it up!
Where are the dragons?