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Bay 101’s Falling Star

“Gloom, despair and agony on me.”

by Todd Brunson |  Published: May 14, 2010

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Yes, it’s actually called the Bay 101 Shooting Star, not Falling Star, but falling better described the tournament for me this year. This was the first year that I failed to either double up or make day two of the main event. It’s my favorite event, too. I didn’t suffer any horrible beats or anything; I just never could get any traction. Anytime I raised with a piece of garbage, I got three-bet, and if I had a hand, I got no action — with one exception; someone played with me once when I had pocket kings. I raised from early position and got reraised by a player I perceived as being fairly tight/good, although I didn’t actually know him. I put him on a big pair or A-K, so I decided to try to lock him into the hand right there, and made it four bets. I decided that ...


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