Tuesday, May 20, 2008

More 6-Max

So my deep run in the 6-max tourney was simple…get strong hands and get paid off. I started off with pocket kings early and took down a pot with a continuation bet. That changed a little later when I folded to a push on the river with this board, Ah Ad Jd 3c As. I floated a bet when he fired out post flop and I re-raised on the turn with air. I was folding any river bet and got knocked down to 2800 chips. I won a big hand with 67 suited on a flop of 876. I called flop and turn bets and I re-raised on the river to take it down uncontested. I finally doubled up against the table maniac when I saw a flop from the sb with J9 suited. The flop was 9TJ and Mr. Maniac bet with two of us calling. I was a little worried about a slow played straight from the other guy but I wanted to see what his action would be. The turn gives me the flush draw and two pair so I come over the top of his 1200 bet and he calls showing AJ. The river gives me the flush and I move to 7200. I end the first hour with 6900 chips.

For the early part of the 2nd hour I lost ground and ended up hovering around 5K in chips. I finally had a chance to double again against the same maniac when I hit a set on the flop and filled up the river. Other dude hit his set and paid me off. He check-raised me with top pair of 9s and now I’m sitting at 12K. I stayed quiet for a while before taking down a hand with KK. The very next hand I get AA and double up to 22K. Three hands later I get KK again and bust who had QQ and move to 30K. This game is so easy…right? I give half of it back when I hit TPTK with my AK and loose to a set of kings. I get my chips back when I bust a guys aces with KQ when I hit two pair and end the 2nd hour at 32K.

The 3rd hour saw me check raise a flop with an over pair to move to 42K. After getting knocked down to 35K and some missed flops, I won a big hand on a check-raise and a continuation bet. The I find AA again and double up right before a table change. Sitting at 88K and top of the tourney, I’m ready to use my stack. I was in a hand I made players play for their stacks. I won a few and lost with QQ vs. 67. I then lost a race with TT vs. AQ. I then lose a big hand when my opponent goes runner runner for a flush after I had hit my straight. So all the luckbox poker I had earlier was coming back but I still had 52K chips in my stack. I then get the suck out of the tourney. I get all-in vs. the same donk with AK suited. He has KK and end end up with the wheel on the river to move to 113K.

At some point we get into the 4th hour and I’m sitting great at 127K. I bust a short stack with my 25 vs. AK and hit 134K just before the slide. I turn it around with a boat and get back to 125K and eventually get to 140K with some steals.

At the final table I went card dead. And in 6-max with a M of 13 or so I was in trouble. I played back a few times and regained my stack but was hurting with 4 players left. I had 3rd place equity but wanted a double up to have a shot. I eventually ran into this hand:

Full Tilt Poker Game #6461064522: $3 + $0.30 Tournament (49009537), Table 51 - 4000/8000 Ante 1000 - No Limit Hold'em - 1:54:20 ET - 2008/05/18
Seat 2: pokerenthusiast (144,130)
Seat 4: Timmytwotime (68,246)
Seat 5: M-Mcash1 (469,885)
Seat 6: UMSTS9 (304,739)
pokerenthusiast antes 1,000
Timmytwotime antes 1,000
M-Mcash1 antes 1,000
UMSTS9 antes 1,000
UMSTS9 posts the small blind of 4,000
pokerenthusiast posts the big blind of 8,000
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to pokerenthusiast [2d Qd]
Timmytwotime folds
UMSTS9: nb
M-Mcash1 folds
UMSTS9 raises to 16,000
M-Mcash1: ty
pokerenthusiast calls 8,000

I’m getting 4-1 on my money so I call. His range is big.

*** FLOP *** [9d 5d Ks]
UMSTS9: i had 2 pair
UMSTS9 bets 20,000

He makes this bet I think no matter if he hits or not. If I call there is 78K in the pot with me having 9 out at least. I wanted to represent the fact that I am willing to get my chips in the middle so I make a nice call inducing raise hoping the bet for value will make him fold. Regardless of his action, I am committed to this pot once I come over the top.

pokerenthusiast has 15 seconds left to act
M-Mcash1: good fold
UMSTS9: had u on 56
pokerenthusiast raises to 88,000
UMSTS9 raises to 287,739, and is all in
pokerenthusiast has 15 seconds left to act
pokerenthusiast: crap
pokerenthusiast calls 39,130, and is all in
UMSTS9 shows [7d Kc]
pokerenthusiast shows [2d Qd]
Uncalled bet of 160,609 returned to UMSTS9

I have 8 outs.

*** TURN *** [9d 5d Ks] [Jh]

I have 12 outs.

*** RIVER *** [9d 5d Ks Jh] [9s]
UMSTS9 shows two pair, Kings and Nines
pokerenthusiast shows a pair of Nines
UMSTS9 wins the pot (290,260) with two pair, Kings and Nines
Timmytwotime: gg
pokerenthusiast stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 290,260 | Rake 0
Board: [9d 5d Ks Jh 9s]
Seat 2: pokerenthusiast (big blind) showed [2d Qd] and lost with a pair of Nines
Seat 4: Timmytwotime folded before the Flop
Seat 5: M-Mcash1 (button) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: UMSTS9 (small blind) showed [7d Kc] and won (290,260) with two pair, Kings and Nines

He said in the chat that he almost folded. Not sure if it was true but I’m not sure I get away from this at this stage. He committed almost half his stack on a weak king so I will keep that note for next time.

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