Friday, December 19, 2008

my 1st 6m holdem win...




i made 2 final tables today...

the 1st one was the $75 22.5k........

once in the money, i lost a huge pot. it was probably a bad beat, cant remember for sure (had many tables going, running relatively poorly and was quite angry at the time), i was left with a half a big blind.

with antes, obv i had to just play whatever my next hand was. it was a 3 way pot and i won, i shoved the next hand and won verses 1 guy. then waited a while and won another.....

next thing you know i had 15 BBs again and back in the game.

with 2 tables left i had build up to a top 5 stack, and i took another big loss and was left with 4 BBs.... built it back up and got the the final table 4/9 i believe.

at the final table i almost immediately lost a flip and was down to about 12 BBs. at this pint i just played a standard stack size game and was doing ok. i built up an ok stack once again, and lost yet another flip verses the same guy. and out 4th....



the other tourney i final tabled was the 100 1 rebuy and add on. it was a 6 max today, which i never really did well at before, and is one of the toughest tourneys on full tilt in my opinion.

i was real fortunate as once i got deep i had mostly good tables, and with 2 tables left i had a very soft table that just let me play pretty aggressive and never really fought back. this obviously allowed me to really build my stack a lot, im pretty sure i more than tripled my stack size during this time, mostly with no showdowns.

once at the final table, again i was very lucky, only a few players that would give me trouble, and the toughest who had position on me got unlucky and busted right away. the other guy wasn't necessarily that good, but was very aggressive and a little difficult to play against. i had position on the sorta-maniac (i learned him well and he was a maniac in some ways, but let me get a way with a ton in others), so he wasn't that bad, just mostly needed to be patient.

it really felt like i was playing great and was the favorite to win this. pretty much all the hands had no showdowns and i won the few i had, so obv ran well also (as you must to win).

it really seemed like i dominated the whole last 2 tables here, felt nice. again i was very lucky to not be against half the top 10 on p5s like usual in this thing.

pretty awesome day...







5 comments:

Champ said...

very nice!

cmitch said...

On fire!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!

MackemPlus1 said...

Teach me oh great one!!!!

Hope to see you in vegas at New Year...

chronicATM said...

ship it....

im gonna bring you some competition in 2009

vladb said...

Nice accomplishment stoner! Really nothing feels as good as when you are in the zone and cards cooperate :)