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Oh Leads Day 1B

Day 1b is done and we have our final 10 players. Young Oh is leading the pack with 604,000, which puts him atop both starting flights. The player known as DD had the chip lead ...


Back Playing (How to stack off unnecessarily with AA)


by dpreid  |  Published Jan 19, 2013


I started playing again in December 2012 after several months of extremely infrequent play. I have probably gone to the Horseshoe (Hammond) about 12 times in the past month. I am up around $600 total from mostly $1/$2 with a few $2/$5 gambles mixed in. I let A LOT of money slip away at the $1/$2 tables and think I need to start setting a cap at which I will leave the table (even if only to get back on the list 30 minutes later). I tend to accumulate a large stack & bleed it back. I find myself taking shots at larger pots (read: draws) with a bigger stack in an effort to build a SUPER STACK. My mind works the same way, as I have moved up to $2/$5 (unsuccessfully) twice after making a big chunk at $1/$2. Last night, I played overnight & had put in a very good 6 hour session. I was getting ready to leave (way later than I should have been playing) and I donked off my entire stack in a downright awful situation. Terrible play by myself. I had been paying serious attention to SPR all night long & started to neglect it as I tired (it was 6 AM). Ended up making a BAD all-in raise with just an overpair on way too wet of a board in way too obvious a situation that I was NOT chance, no way, no how...just thought I could get him to fold most sets. Bad, disappointing hand to end what should have been a solid session. Whoops! I'll try again soon!