Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Riverchasers Wrap

It was good to get the first cash and the first final table of the BBT4 out of the way for me. Now I just need to string a few of these in a row starting with the Mookie Wednesday night.

the first hour was pretty much meh for me. Absolutely zero interesting hands and I had a stack of 3300 at the first break. Starting in hour two it was moving time.

At 60/120 Astin who had around 7k to start opened for the 17 millionth time on the night and I was the only called from the BB with 88. Flop comes AK8dd and I check to Astin who bets a touch over 1/2 pot to 480 and I put in a raise to 1250. He tanks for a bit and folds and I'm up to 4400 after the hand.

Not much else happens till we drop down to 2 tables. It helps a ton when you know how other people at the table play as the next two hands show.

Acumen53 gets moved to my table. I have seen him plenty and know that he is willing to bet air if pretty often if he senses weakness.

120/240 and it folds to me in the SB (5k stack) with AJ. Looking to get in a limp re-raise vs acumen (5k stack) but he does not oblige and checks his option. Flop comes 1095cc. I check and acumen checks back. Turn is another 10 and I throw out a 325 bet trying to rep the 9 or the 5 but he calls. River pairs the 9 and brings the crubs in. I check and here is where it gets interesting. Lee bets out 950 into the 1300ish pot and its back to me. I hit the time bank and replay the betting patterns in the hand. He doesn't raise pre so I don't put him with an ace in this spot. He calls my smallish turn bet. This could be a 9 or a 5 or possibly the flush draw. When I check to him on the river his bet size seems way too much like a bluff. He is not going to jam that much in there with the flush for fear of the boat. I think any legitimate hand he has is going to put at most a 1/2 sized pot bet. Seemed too much like air and I called. He had the K,6 and I scooped a nice pot.

The very next hand we move to 150/300 and I raise with AQ from the button to 800 and Lee ships from the SB for a total of 3700. This is where knowing how he plays comes in as well. I have seen him ship light in this spot a lot. Any pair, most aces and any 2 paint is in his range. I call and see 77. I win the flip and just like that I get to an 11k stack.

Headed to the final table I chipped down a bit and the stacks were as follows:

Seat 1: Mike_Maloney (14,160)
Seat 2: Astin (6,858)
Seat 3: ChampSampson (9,899)
Seat 4: heffmike (7,537)
Seat 5: nzgreen (18,739)
Seat 6: tgrazz (2,351)
Seat 7: BorgataGirl (9,220)
Seat 8: TheCloserX5 (4,465)
Seat 9: scottc25 (9,580)

We played around 50 hands at the final table with every short stack getting at least one double when my final hand happens"

ull Tilt Poker Game #11427730177: PPI / Riverchasers Tournament (84928736), Table 8 - 500/1000 Ante 125 - No Limit Hold'em - 0:48:03 ET - 2009/03/31
Seat 1: BuddyDank (19,012)
Seat 2: OMGitsPokerFool (35,152)
Seat 3: Joanne1111 (26,500)
Seat 4: heffmike (23,919)
Seat 5: Schaubs (7,379)
Seat 6: scottc25 (18,755)
Seat 7: Astin (24,458)
Seat 8: 1Queens Up1 (10,073)
Seat 9: ChampSampson (17,752)
BuddyDank antes 125
OMGitsPokerFool antes 125
Joanne1111 antes 125
heffmike antes 125
Schaubs antes 125
scottc25 antes 125
Astin antes 125
1Queens Up1 antes 125
ChampSampson antes 125
BuddyDank posts the small blind of 500
OMGitsPokerFool posts the big blind of 1,000
The button is in seat #9
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to scottc25 [7h 7s]
Joanne1111 folds
heffmike folds
Schaubs folds
scottc25 raises to 3,000
iaatg6296 (Observer): who will dedicate their win to me :)
Astin calls 3,000
1Queens Up1 folds
ChampSampson folds
BuddyDank folds
OMGitsPokerFool folds
*** FLOP *** [3h 3d Jc]
scottc25 checks
Astin has 15 seconds left to act
iaatg6296 (Observer): no one woot :)
Astin bets 8,625
scottc25 raises to 15,630, and is all in
Astin calls 7,005
scottc25 shows [7h 7s]
Astin shows [8c 8d]
Joanne1111: lol
*** TURN *** [3h 3d Jc] [Ac]
*** RIVER *** [3h 3d Jc Ac] [Qs]
scottc25 shows two pair, Sevens and Threes
Astin shows two pair, Eights and Threes
Astin wins the pot (39,885) with two pair, Eights and Threes
1Queens Up1: gg
scottc25 stands up

Kind of a cooler of a flop with those two hands. I went with what I thought was right and I turned out to be wrong. I am going for a win in this spot 100%. Points for the month mean nothing to me.

One thing I did notice is that 1Queens Up1 and Heffmike were definitely playing tight over the last couple of tables trying to move-up and earn a few extra points. That allowed me to steal a bit more than I normally would and helped me accumulate a few extra chips.

No lie this time. I am NOT playing Stud tonight. Playing deep stacked Stud with blogger might put me on tilt for the month of April. PASS. going to play BoatDrinks and Corporation heads-up instead tonight.

1 comment:

  1. Good thinking Snuffy, I think I'll be on tilt for a month after playing the deep stack stud tonight. Holy Crap!!