It has been a week.
Trying to recover from my High Five series disgrace, I moved down in stakes and played a lot less tables this week. I put money on Bovada and Carbon and now have a modest bankroll on both.
I had a deep run in the Carbon $11 7k GTD on Friday but lost a flip late that would have given me heaps. On Saturday, I woke up early to play the 9a.m. $55 Satellite tournament at Rivers Casino. I won one of the seven seats to the monthly $550 without much of a sweat. The $550 started at 12:15, with a 25K starting stack and 40 minute blind levels. This is the perfect structure for my style. Unfortunately we ran into it early (WARNING: BAD BEAT STORY COMING).
I don't know exact stack sizes but it was early and everyone was playing tight, so everyone was around 25k.
UTG: Raise to 400
Hero: Calls with Jc8c
Flop: J 2 8rainbow
UTG: bets 1300
Turn: J 2 8 2
Hero: bets 3000
River: J 2 8 2 J
Hero: I bet 5k into the pot (my thoughts was that any 'J' is calling and possibly and crying call from a '2'. I thought if I bet more than he could probably find a fold with a '2')
To my surprise sb does not call but instead...
SB: Raise 7K More
I tanked and honestly thought about just calling because he either had a 'J' or he had 22. If it was later in the tournament I think it is an easy jam but this early I don't know if theres any difference in having 35k chips vs 50k+ in chips.
I ended up jamming and he snap called, I said "do you have quads" and he shook his head yes and I showed the table the sickness. I had 2k left and lost it a few hands later.
Since I satellited into the tournament, I was able to re-enter. I was pretty tilted but I was ready to go. Twelve hours later I was at the final table and was one of the chip leaders. 13k up top. I ended up taking 5th for $3,375 after getting bossed around by some old man.
Updated 2016 Live Results
Week #1: -$225
Week #2: +$1690
Week #3: -$225
Week #4: NA
Week #5: +$3,375
We need to get back to some online results. They are coming! Lots of deep runs in the past week.
After I get back from Austria, I have decided to play the Hollywood Poker Open Main Event in Toledo, Ohio. The tournament is $150,000 GTD with a $1,115 buyin. It has a great structure and should be a good one to play after coming home from the CAPT.
I hope all is well. Please let me know what I can do to make this blog more interesting and good luck at the tables.