If you don’t like poker skip this entry… If you are not sure what the WBCOOP is see my previous post.
I decided to live blog the tourney so I could keep my ADD in line and not blow it.
- My first goal is to make it to the first break; one hour into play.
- I got started pretty well with a pair of Kings, and was able to walk way with a few hundred chips which pushed me into second place for just a second. I quickly fell but haven’t been below
- I am trying to keep the number of hands I play down so I can not lose on stupid plays.
- I am also trying to not take any risks early so I can stay alive.
- 45 minutes in I am doing pretty well, 97 of 394 but I need to be 72 or better to advance.
- My biggest win was a when I flopped a set of 6’s but I have done pretty well winning and kept my losses small.
- Made it to the break
- With a stupid play, because I was on the phone, I dropped to 148 of 340.
- The ante’s begin after the break, I think I may have to open up my starting hands a bit more and make some good moves.
- It doesn’t help that the best hand I have seen all night was the one set I won with and one I folded preflop.
- Time to start stealing blinds and antes 🙂
- JJ I hate those cards…whew everyone folded to my raise.
- 1700 with 66
- Back down with AK (Anna Kornikova, looks good but rarely wins)
- 2589 with AQ
- flopped another set but checked raised to hard on the flop and scared money away…
- Doubled up on my first straight of the night. 77th place
- Next hand KQs Split pot with KQs
- Folded TT to an all in bet only to have folded a $2000 hand. full house would have won it. arggghgh
- Lost half of my stack on calling an all in with KQ to AJ. It was stupid but I figured I was 50% and had to take a risk, ok I am just trying to make myself feel better.
- I want to make it to the next break in 19 minutes.
- I am down to 10 Big blinds
- Back in it with another set that I was able to slow play but I got scared off my the two kings on the board. 92 of 159
- AJ against one player, I flopped top pair with my jack he raised for 1000 1/3 of his stack I pushed all in and he folded. 57 of 154
- AA I raised for 900 (3BB) and then pushed all in after the flop only to find out my opponent had flopped a set. I busted out in 153 palce 6 minutes short of my goal to reach the next break. I got to excited when I saw the AA since I hadn’t seen it all night in the 145 hands I had played.
In retrospect I shouldn’t have played pushed all in even though the odds of him having a set were terribly small if he was willing to bet he had something. I was just hoping it was KK or QQ.
Well better luck next year.