Should Have Stayed Home
Thursday, July 26th 2012 2:04 pm
I decided to try my hand at some Foxwoods tourneys this past weekend. It's not exactly November 9 prize pools, but the fields are generally pretty soft. So off we go. Starting out with 15K chips in a $120. First big hand is at 100-200-25. I have a little over starting stack and raise 525 in EP with 33. Big blind calls. Flop is AAJ rainbow, I fire 600, he calls. I'm done with the hand until a 3 hits the turn. Check, I bet 1400 he calls. Hmmm, looks like I'll get nice value from a weak ace. River 9, check, I bet 2800 and quickly get checkraised to 7000. The guy is a seemingly straightforward thirtysomething. I kept wanting to press call but could rarely see him playing a bare ace this way. Feels like AJ/A9 almost always so I fold.
Very next hand, I open red TT UTG. Button was a young kid who'd just been moved to the table. He calls, BB calls. Flop is 443, 2 spades. I cbet and button raises to 3x my bet. You never really know, but he looked like he had a clue. And if that's the case, I doubt he's raising overpairs I beat since I raised UTG and cbet into 2 people. I'm sure he has some draws in his range and bluffs occasionally, but once again I fold.
Ended up dwindling some and reshoving my last 9 BBs with A7o against a guy opening about 75% when folded to. Old guy in the BB insta-reshoves. Original raiser snapcalls too. I lose to AA and TT.
Decide to play some 1-2 while waiting for the next one to start. Lose most of a stack when I try to bluff a guy off AA in a 3-bet pot. It's 1-2, so I deserve a beating for this one. Did get it back though with set over set.
2nd tourney is $160 6-handed. I've seen my share of guys playing 90/50 online but this was the first time I'd seen it live. It was pretty wild. Of course he was to my direct left and I lost like 1500 of my 10K starting stack early on before I realized what was going on. I then tightened up some and got no playable hands. The maniac was probably even more aggressive postflop if that's possible. He ends up going broke by 3-betting J8o in the SB vs. 2 players and getting it in on a 9864 board. He lost to A9 and leaves the table muttering about how bad the A9 guy was to still be in the hand. Of course, top pair top kicker against this guy is like top set against anyone else.
Sadly I didn't get any maniac chips and go to 200-400-50 with about 4800 in the BB. CO limps with about 7000 and he has "just want to see a flop" hand pretty much always. I decide to shove anything that's not garbage. SB completes, I see 98o and shove hoping to pick up 1500 in the middle. CO calls me with K8s. Oops. GG me.
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