Friday, May 23, 2008

Double BOOM (Almost)

Last night I played in AIPS and Riverchasers. Both events started at the same time and it ended up being a very late night, which is a great thing.

AIPS was a $2 rebuy event. I did my part to pump up the prize pool. I kept shoving with connectors and middle aces only to see my opponent having A,A K,K and A,K repeatedly. On my 10th rebuy I was finally able to get the long awaited double-up when I had 76hh and limped in late position. It was checked to the river when I hit the flush. The BB lead for a pot-sized bet and I shoved for 1600. The flush was good and now I can stop playing like a complete mook (sorta). At the break I did the add-on so I was in for a total of $25. With 12th place paying $25.05 I need to hit that park to break even.

At the 80/160 level I pucked up A8cc and raised to 400. The CL at the table called and we saw a A,J,9 flop. I checked and he bet 800. I raised half my stack to 2000 still leaving me an out of he shoves. He folded and I was now up to 6200 and i really good shape. Blinded down to 5k at the 100/200 level I pick up 98cc from the sb and call a shorter stacks raise to 500. Flop comes 10 high all clubs and i lead for 1k. The short stack shoves for 2800 and I call. He has 77 and is drawing virtually dead. After that hand I was up to 8500 and was well on my way to a deep placing.

With 9k in chips and 200/400 I took my one bad beat of the tourney. A player with 3500 raises to 1100 in LP and I put him all-in with J,J. He turns over A,4 and winds up with the flush. A sputter along for a long time and the blinds get to 600/1200 when I get 9,9. There is a raise to 3600 and I shove. He calls and shows Q,4 and I get the double up to over 20k in chips. Five hands later I get 9,9 again and call a pot sized raise. Flop comes K,9,X and I shove over a 1/2 pot bet and pick-up a nice pot.

The bubble took quite a while and I pretty much hung around. By this time it was getting late in Riverchasers and my concentration was sitting over there. When we made the final table I had 35k in chips with the blinds at 1500/3000. Before I knew it we were down to 7 handed and I was the short stack by quite a bit. We lost one more player and after a dozen hands here were the stacks:

Seat 1: Rant2112 (161,183)
Seat 2: spinn1 (41,746)
Seat 3: scottc25 (19,338)
Seat 5: LV_Crapsman (128,263)
Seat 7: Zerkaboid (70,794)
Seat 8: rascony (196,676)

Yep I'm pretty much in deep shit here. I was able to get a double-up when I have 4,4 in the BB and call a 3x raise from the SB. Flop comes J64ccc. I shove and he calls with the FD and I survive. About a dozen hands later my bustout hand comes up:

Seat 1: Rant2112 (139,383)
Seat 2: spinn1 (34,954)
Seat 3: scottc25 (42,876)
Seat 5: LV_Crapsman (92,917)
Seat 7: Zerkaboid (83,794)
Seat 8: rascony (224,076)
Rant2112 antes 600
spinn1 antes 600
scottc25 antes 600
LV_Crapsman antes 600
Zerkaboid antes 600
rascony antes 600
rascony posts the small blind of 2,500
Rant2112 posts the big blind of 5,000
The button is in seat #7
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to scottc25 [Jd Qd]
spinn1 folds
scottc25 raises to 15,000
LV_Crapsman folds
Zerkaboid folds
rascony folds
Rant2112 calls 10,000
*** FLOP *** [7s 9s Js]
Rant2112 checks
scottc25 bets 27,276, and is all in
Rant2112 calls 27,276
scottc25 shows [Jd Qd]
Rant2112 shows [Tc As]
*** TURN *** [7s 9s Js] [4s]
*** RIVER *** [7s 9s Js 4s] [Ac]
scottc25 shows a pair of Jacks
Rant2112 shows a flush, Ace high
Rant2112 wins the pot (90,652) with a flush, Ace high
scottc25 stands up

Out in 6th for $63 and change. After a costly start I was able to work a relatively deep stack late into the tourney and get a final table out of it. I'll take it.

Since this post is getting pretty long I will go into Riverchasers in the next post. Better result but a lot more disappointing.

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