I wish I had good things to say about poker lately. The best thing is I gained another follower. James Aiken. Turns out he is a pro in the UK. Welcome, James to my bitchy (currently) corner of the web.
I am letting Full Tilt settle a bit. It seems I does not want me to stay sane. Therefore, I turned to Cake poker. They have a $3K rebuy tourney I have taken down a couple of times. I chip down a few times and rebuy once again. I get my first big hand of the night with AK in the big blind. UTG limps in as do five others. I have about T3000 left and the pot is around T1100 so I just push. Happy to just take it down The utg instant calls and everybody else folds. Uh oh. AA for sure, right? Nope K8os. K8 OFF SUIT. Bitchy story, he flops two pair and I can not catch up. I rebuy now. I hit some hands and after the add on I am in the middle in chips. I chip up some more with a nice run of cards and I am in the top fifteen with 50 left and 25 getting paid.
I pick up AA in the big blind. I will ask it again, is there much else better than getting AA in the big blind in poker? Maybe the button? Anyway. Middle position raises it up four times the blind. I am the last one left so I pop it up to T4200 about a third of my stack. I like to do that here because it screams AK and I am just trying to win right there. He instant calls. The flop is 899. I push the rest of my stack. He instant calls. Drum roll.......... he has?????? 77.
Yep, he called off three fourths of his stack with 77. Turn is a K. No flush or straight possibilities. The river is the 7. Super well played sir. I can;t bitch, he did what I wanted him to. I sold AK and he bought and went with his read. The poker gods just like messing with me right now. Oh gods of poker, please let my %95 hands hold once in a while. Thanks MT
Fired up FT thinking maybe the mojo had switched to Cake. Played a $3 bounty tourney. I get to the final 14 with a decent stack. Finally get AQ and push. The big stack calls with JT just because he can and busts me. It was a fifth of his stack. Is this the correct play? Is this how a lot of you sit n go guys play it? Get a commanding lead and call off 1/5 of your stack to try to bust players and/or get bounties? I always thought a big aspect of sit n go tourneys is preserving your chip stack. I really would like to know, because I can not seem to play these things correctly. I have been playing them for years and have yet to take one down. Second a few times, but never first.
I will keep playing, but I may need a new laptop. Mine keeps flying out of my lap at the end of my tournaments for some reason.