The Road to Recovery
Managed to recoup some of my losses from last night's drunken debacle by placing 4th in the Ottawa Pokerstars Challenge, a private tourney for Ottawa residents who frequent pokerpoker.ca.

PokerStars Tournament #22633845, No Limit Hold'em
Buy-In: $20.00/$2.00
40 players
Total Prize Pool: $800.00
Tournament started - 2006/04/09 - 19:00:00 (ET)

Dear LearsFool,

You finished the tournament in 4th place.
A $96.00 award has been credited to your Real Money account.


Congratulations!
Thank you for participating.

I played well for the most part, but the key hand came on the final table when I flopped a set of Kings on a very scary board. Here's what happened:

Poker Stars
No Limit Holdem Tournament
Blinds: t300/t600
(Ante: t50)
4 players
Converter

Stack sizes:
UTG: t10148
Button: t10581
LearsFool: t18994
BB: t20277

Pre-flop: (4 players) LearsFool is SB with K♠ K♦
2 folds, LearsFool raises to t2100, BB calls t1200 (pot was t2400).

Flop: K♥ J♦ Q♥ (t4400, 2 players)
LearsFool bets t4000, BB calls t4000 (pot was t8400).

Turn: T♠ (t12400, 2 players)
LearsFool checks, BB bets t3000, LearsFool calls t3000 (pot was t15400).

River: 6♠ (t18400, 2 players)
LearsFool checks, BB bets t4200, LearsFool folds.
Uncalled bets: t4200 returned to BB.

Results:
Final pot: t18400


I gave up on the hand too soon here. I think I needed to be a little stronger on the flop and lead the turn as well. Given that I check-called the turn I should have at least made a blocking bet on the river, to prevent this play. My opponent here claims he had 10 5. I'll never know for sure what he had but I do know I am dissapointed with my play and it put me on a bit of tilt. That's something else I have to work on, when I misplay a hand I often start to steam a bit. That steam cost me some money as I should have placed better, but I misread my opponent in my anger and bluffed off my stack. On the bright side, I picked up a 25$ bounty for knocking out kidkob, an old buddy of mine who's "famous" in the pokerpoker.ca world.

Hello LearsFool,

We have transferred $25.00 to your account as requested by 'davyg'.
Good luck to you both.

Regards,
PokerStars Cashier


Then I played in a 50+5 SnG on stars and managed to take 2nd place, cashing 135$ for a total profit of 180$ today.

PokerStars Tournament #22817300, No Limit Hold'em
Buy-In: $50.00/$5.00
9 players
Total Prize Pool: $450.00
Tournament started - 2006/04/09 - 21:31:35 (ET)

Dear LearsFool,

You finished the tournament in 2nd place.
A $135.00 award has been credited to your Real Money account.


Congratulations!
Thank you for participating.


Not bad. I should be able to get the rest back tomorrow night. Then I can focus on getting back in the black. Gotta love the roller coaster!
1 Comments:
Blogger xCIPHERx said...

Goodday bill,
Looking at the KK hand where you flopped trips. I agree, the turn bet was pretty weak considering the pot/board. Either you put in a bigger bet say 3/4 pot or you have to let it go on the river i think. Just my thoughts. I'll make more elaborate posts soon. Just tired tonight.

Logan.

9:39 PM  

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