Foxwoods Tourneys Part 1
Tuesday, February 28th 2012 12:58 am
So I decided to spend the day at Foxwoods playing whatever tournaments were on the schedule. I figured it might provide for more blog-worthy material than SNGs. No deep runs unfortunately, but I'll recap nonetheless.
First up was the $120 11 am tourney. Needless to say, the average age for this one is uhhhh, not a small number. The old Foxwoods reg's have some funny tendencies. Not all are the same of course, but the general read comes in handy. They'll make some huge laydowns early in the tournament when it's deep and risking their tournament life. But then with 20 BBs, they'll flat a 3.5X raise with ATo. But maybe then again, that's in keeping with not risking their tournament life. Shove 10+ BBs once or twice and you're certain to hear something about "how nobody wants to play poker anymore." Quirky tight in some spots and not as tight as they should be in others.
Anyway, I was pretty much 1 step forward, 1 step back the whole way. Started with 10K and that's about what I shoved at 300-600-75 when button open limped and SB completed. Button tanked for a bit and called me with A4o. He said he thought I was on a move and he was right (I had 63s). I can't say I like A4o as a trap hand though. I thought there was no chance he had a big hand and I guess I was right about that. But I thought he'd quickly fold that one. Somehow I managed to spike a few 3s and was in business. Tough to get reshove happy after showing a 6 high 16 BB shove though. So I ended up passing on a few spots that I might have taken otherwise.
Blinded down some and then won 44 vs AQ to get to around 30K. At a new table, laggy guy from my first table 3xs, 2 guys flat with unflattable stacks and I shove 88 for like 20 BBs. Only 1 of the original callers calls me with AJ. He hits the straight on the turn to take it down. He gets up to leave and has to be told he won the pot. Clearly there should be rule in place that you can only claim a pot when you realize what your final hand is.
I still had chips and actually built up enough to open raise about 20 BBs from the CO with JTo. I lost about half my stack on a QJ237 board vs. the SB's J7s. Ugh. The SB was another stereotype. The Guy Who Plays Way Too Many Hands But Hits Everything And Gets A Huge Stack (or TGWPWTMHBHEAGAHS for short). Every small buyin tourney I play seems to have a TGW.... Often, he makes a few dreadful plays later on and doesn't even make the money. Outside of me winning it all, I’m always rooting for him to win though. I guess I should have been wary about opening through him, oh well.
Finally, I pick up JJ with 8-9 BBs and hated reshoving allin against what appeared to be a pretty tight player opening in EP. I couldn't crack AA. I end up finishing 11th out of 50 or so.
Ok, I just rambled quite a bit. I'll come back for part 2 and recap the nightly tourney.
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