Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I'm In

I got my 3.5 mile run in with enough time to come home for the PLO8 game of the PokerStars Blogger thingamajig (wow, that word didn't get underlined for spellcheck, weird). I played UBER tight for the first couple levels or so, mostly out of necessity since I had nothing to work with. The most I had were a couple AX hands but I would've been OOP with only average draws.

Finally, I picked up an AA2x sooted hand in decent position, only to get two callers to my raise. Flop was an ugly KQT with one of my suit. I check-called, got a low card of the right suit, and shoved. Ended up against AQQx but nailed my flush on the river to double up.

There's a reason why I gave this blog the title I did.

Got moved to a table with DubsPoke and F-Train. Wavered back and forth with a couple decent drawing hands OOP, then got a decent rush and was about to scoop a couple pots against Dubs. That put me around the 12k mark, good for mid teens, and I basically hovered there for most of the night. A table change put me directly to the right of a loose, aggressive, completely donkish chipleader, who not only played but raised nearly every hand PF, regardless of position. I picked up a small pot off of her to keep my stack decent, but more or less I was on autofold for about an hour.

I went out somewhere in the 40's when I hit trips from the BB in a limped pot. I thought I was clever with my CRAI but instead I was up against trips with a better kicker. Yay me.

Anyways, finishing where I did was really important as it meant I picked up a Step 2 ticket. I probably won't be able to play in the final as I'll be in California visiting friends. Finishing less than 45th would have been a bigger waste of time. Instead, I get the Step 2 ticket for a chance to add to my PS bankroll.

Good luck to all the finalists on Sunday. I'll try to be there but probably won't. Enjoy the chips!


At December 18, 2008 at 9:50 AM, Blogger Memphis MOJO said...

Congrats for the score, nice job!

At December 18, 2008 at 4:11 PM, Blogger DubsPoke said...

Ftrain was at our table? What was his screen name?

I pretty much freerolled you into the top 72 with my pathetic play. I definitely knew I was over-matched in a PLO8 tourney. Although my PLO8 game is terrible, my tourney strategy was with a big stack was particularly HORRENDOUS. I typically don't get a big stack, especially early so I was definitely a fish out of water (stupid pun intended).

Good luck with the Step 2 ticket and in the final, if you are able to make it!

And thanks for stopping by my blog as well =)

At December 18, 2008 at 7:38 PM, Blogger OhCaptain said...

Nice job! I'll see you Sunday.

At December 20, 2008 at 12:06 AM, Blogger lightning36 said...

The friends can wait. Hope to see you on Sunday.


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