Foxwoods Tourneys Part 2
Wednesday, February 29th 2012 3:47 am
The good part about lasting a few hours in the 11 am tourney is it prevented me from getting in the 1 pm turbo and protected my sparkling ROI in that particular tourney as I won it the only time I've played. Granted, beating 50 players in the lowest buyin on the schedule for your only ever Foxwoods title isn't much of a brag.
Moving on to the nightly $160. Started with 15K chips and ran it up close to 30K. Mostly by playing good hands strong and hitting some flops. Raise AJ, flop AJx. Raise AK, flop AKx. Raise AQ, flop Qxx. Raise T7s, get one bet from AK on TxxJx. There was of course another TGW (see last blog) at this table. He was a little better player than the guy in the morning tourney. But this guy was playing lots of hands and winning more than his share.
My fun with him started at 100-200-25. He limps in, SB completes, I raise to 1200 with JcJs. Flop Qh 7h 3d. I bet 1800ish, TGW calls, SB folds. Turn is Th and I check. Maybe I should bet here and fold to pressure, but while he could be aggressive, he wasn't nuts. I don't know. Anyway, he makes it easy and checks behind. River is Kh putting 4th heart on board. I check and he bets small like 2500. I figure I have to call since he could easily turn 76 no heart into a bluff. He announces he has a king and turns over KcJh. I honestly don't know if he misspoke or just didn't realize he had a flush. Also not sure what he was doing on the flop.
This brings me to another stereotype that I sometimes struggle with. The young laggy player that "seems" to know what he's doing. I think I have a tendency to give these guys too much credit. In this one, there was a guy running over the table, raising lots of pots and showing down monsters in big pots. Finally he gets caught raising a tight player in EP with T3s. Older guy calls him and laggy guy bets out on 764 flop. Older guy calls. 5 hits the turn, putting up a flush draw. Laggy guy instajams more 2X the pot (the older guy's stack). I'm thinking it's a pretty nutty bet but might not be the worst bluff in the world since older guy never calls without an 8. But more of a risk/reward problem than I'd prefer. Of course older guy has two 8s in fact and calls. That's when we see the T3s for the bottom end of the straight. So basically he makes a massive bet that'll never fold out better and never get worse to call. Oops.
More typical of when my opinion of these guys changes is when they become shortstacked. Same laggy guy procedes to limp call a raise out of position with 75o with maybe 12 BBs to start the hand. Of course if you flop trips and double then all is well. And that's what he does.
He ends up running his stack up pretty good and is opening lots of pots. I shove 44 over one of his opens for about 10-12 BBs and run into KK and AA behind me. Good game.
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