Saturday, December 29, 2012, 1:19 PM [General]
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 11:05 AM [General]
I had the chance to attend the High Rollers game Sunday 23rd so I popped on the 10:15 coach to London.
Arriving just before the game it was nice to see some familiar faces, Dennis and Jenny had also won seats and both Sonny and Annie were there too.
Not sure what standard of play to expect i checked my seat draw and sat down to find both Dennis and then Annie beside me meaning Annie had the button on my BB's and Denis's small.
I set out to play tight and with a 20K stack and the blinds starting at 25/50 I had no problem folding my BB's to the table raisers during the early stages if I was holding nothing worth playing.
It always amazes me that so few of the early aggressors I see actually end up on the final tables of tournaments and this game proved to be no different with not 1 of the players who 'appeared' to have good cards nearly every deal ending up in the last 9.
I plodded along nicely keeping my head down and my stack workable even after taking a horrible beat from Annie after making it plainly obvious I had a huge over pair to the flop. She was unable to fold then had more outs after the turn si I took a 5K hit when the ace came on the river. After betting flop and turn I checked the river saying "show us the ace then" lol.
I was moved to the next table and was sat right by our very own Sam Holden. I was holding around 40K with the average being 37 and a bit so felt quite comfortable.
I had position on Sam but keeping my tight image I was able to fold my button or small blind if I felt it was required to do so. I did start to get involved in a couple of hands that I should not have as I was now thinking that as only 5 places were paid it would be an idea to try to get a bigger stack so I became a little fishy with 5d 8d but missed my flush and again later when there was so much in the pot a had a gutshot draw I could not lay down. I started to check my train and coach return times thinking that I don't want to be going out 6-9th and missing the last transport home so after a few rounds of terrible hole cards I looked down at Kc9c in the small blind after it was folded round to me so I shoved and was instantly called by Sam with TT. I hit a king and was back in the game again.
Shorty after this Sam made the same move and ran 78 into AJ but hit an 8 to put him back in it too. I did say that he only got that as I had hit mine in the first place making him play as he did. Not sure he agreed though lol.
Not many memorable hands after, I shoved with 3d7d into Sam who folded and just pretty much had the worse dealer for getting decent hole cards I have ever known.
After managing to outlast most of the remaining players I found myself in the last 9 and on the final table. Still rather short as around 60K I had just enough chips to wait for a decent hand, well that's what I thought.
After what seemed an age with Sonny wanting to get home and asking everyone to pose for "winners" pictures I eventually lost my rag a little as if I did not go very deep to pay for the 110 mile taxi ride of a hotel room I had to get the last coach at 23:30. Anyway we managed to get the FT started and I was so card dead everyone was commenting that I had not played a hand since I sat down. So bad were my cards that I had to keep telling myself that I could still cash or even win and I just needed 1 hand soon. Slowly but surely the others were going out, 9, 8, then 7 were left. Jenny had also made the final table and got it in with KK only to be called with AK and an ace on the river sent her to the rail. Unlucky Jen.
I was now very short with around 30K and no deals would be entertained by a couple of the players for the bubble so myself and the other short stack agreed to split the $1200 5th placed money if one of us went out next.
I was first to shove with Ah9H and the player who was possible the loosest and luckiest live player I have ever seen called but his luck deserted him this time and I was back in with just over 60K. The other short stack went to the rail when his 22 came up against 99 but at least he was GTD £600 from me as I was now in the money.
Very shorty after this I looked down at AQ and made a raise, i was reraised and therefore faced a bit of a dilemma. If I called I was shorter than before my double up if I folded I was back down to around 40K so checking the time I saw I still had time to make the last coach if I went out so I put the rest of my chips in and was called, he had JJ. Happy with 2 overs I looked forward to the flop but no help from the board meant I left in 5th place.
Splitting the £1200 both myself and the 6th placed finisher were happy enough and I quickly departed to try to get that last coach.
I have no regrets about making the decision to split what anyone did not know was that I was playing for myself and others as a little Christmas treat and 40% of my winnings will be winging it's way to them soon. I would have liked to have won us more but being Christmas I felt it was the right thing to do guaranteeing a small amount for us all rather than bust out with nothing.
Would one of the bigger stacks gone first?
Definitely not, even with good hands they were putting so few chips in it was obvious they were waiting for me or the other short stack to go first.
Non of the players I encountered early on who were stealing my blinds made the final table.
Saturday, December 22, 2012, 2:49 PM [General]
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