No three in a row :(
by npte80 | Published Jan 13, 2011
I went out in 12th last night. It was disappointing, but I played well, and I cant say that I made any drastic mistakes.
The night started off extremely well. In just the third hand of the night I knocked two players out. I had 10-8 off on the button, and this is one of my favorite draw hands, so I three bet pre flop. I'm called by two others, and then the flop comes 9-7-9 rainbow. I hit the nut straight, and both of the guys ahead of me throw $500 bets on the table, so now the pots coming close to 2k, so I just go ahead and push all in. I wasn't expecting a call, but they both did. They each turn over sets one of them 9-9 and the other 7-7, so needless to say I was ecstatic, but I was still sweating the next two cards. It ends up coming 10-J, and I'm now the chip leader by a huge margin in the first 10 minutes.
After this hand I keep adding to my stack, never catching great cards, but just making position plays, and pushing my stack around to win pots. I end up getting up to 15K after the first hour and half, but than after this I hit an endless run of rags. For two hours I had the blinds eat away at my stack. I was only able to win two pots at this time one was decent that kept me sitting around 17k, but by this time the blinds are 200A-400SB-800BB, so I only have 20BB left.
I than look down at K-10 of spades, and I three bet it, the blinds know are 200A-600SB-1200BB. I'm called by two others, the flop comes Qs-Ac-5s. I have a flush and str8 draw on the table, but I just check being that I'm under the gun. The bet comes to another 3600, the next guy calls , and its back to me right now there about 23k in the pot, so this is an easy call for me considering the pot odds. The next card comes 6d, so I'm pissed. If any one bets at all I'm i have to throw this away after almost putting in half of my stack of course its another 3600 the other guy calls, and I'm forced to fold. Good thing I did, because it came 5c.
I'm now at a little less than 10k in chips, and in desperate position being under 10BB. Three hands later I look down at pocket 7's and push all in with 9k , and everyone folds except for my old buddy Kent who calls with 9h-10h. I was happy at this point knowing that he doesn't have a pair and is only going to pair the board 35% of the time. The flop comes 3-c-5c-5s, so I'm feeling great, but than the turn comes 9d. FUCK!!! Its over the last card is a Q to seal my fate.
My buddy Kent is the only guy who has made me miss the final table. Last time he knocked me out when I had pocket 9's and he ends up catching two pair on the flop. I dont think I'm going to go all in anymore with him in the action. Seems like he has my number.lol
All and all like I said cant say that I really played it wrong, but I am going to wait for another cash before I move up in the stakes, and after coming so close again I know it wont be too long, because every loss is a learning experience and only motivates me to get better! I'll be back next week for the details from my next Wednesday night adventure.