I would happily blame an incredibly sick run for losing my BR but that would be weak. I made quite a few boneheaded plays - will be spending a few days going over hand histories from the past couple weeks. will post any more notes.
I’ve had a great couple of days - placed 3rd in the daily HORSE freeroll for $10.50 and then placed 300th in the $10K Rush Guar ($1.10 buy-in) for another $10. By Ferguson’s law:
I can buy into a cash game for 5% (currently $1) or $2.50 <- which is more likely what I’m going to dfo.
I can buy into a tournament for 2% (currently $0.40) or $1 (like the Rush Guar and Daily dollar)
I must admit I played a pretty bad tournament in the Rush Guar - I kept getting overaggressive and trying to bluff players whose tendencies I didn’t know well enough to have a solid read. Luckily the cards fell my way just enough to claw my way into the money but I’m confident if I hadn’t made the bone-headed mistakes that I did, I would have made the top 100 - at least. Will post a hand later as I go over my hand history from the tournament.
when will i learn to stop bluffing microlimit players? just busted most of the $2.25 I won from a PL Omaha Hi tourney @ full tilt. Still have a ticket to next week’s freeroll and will play heavily for the next week. Lesson officially learned.
Nearing bubble of $150 Hold ‘Em freeroll (see earlier post). About 10 people to go until the bubble bursts. I’ve worked my way back up to about 119K in chips. Still about 50K short of an average stack.
Blinds: 5K/10K with 1K ante
Hole Cards: Js 9s
Everyone folds around to MM King 19 (238K in chips) in the SB. He calls the BB, I check behind.
Flop: Jc 7s Ac
MM King 19 bets 10k. Fishily small bet; whenever he’s bet this much before, its a tentative bluff. I raise to 30k. He thinks for a bit and then calls.
He checks, I check behind thinking I don’t want to invest much more in the pot.
He bets the pot, 88,000, which is almost my entire stack. I’m almost 100% sure he’s bluffing given the way he’s played this hand, but I’m scared because I don’t want to get out before the bubble bursts and muck my hand.
He admitted he was bluffing after the hand as well.
Lesson: Don’t be scared of the bubble. Sometimes you will get busted just short of the money. Also, avoid significantly large stacks like his. You’ll generally end up being forced to make a tough decision for a large percentage of your chips.
Placed 41st in a $150 NL Hold ‘Em freeroll - got $.90 cents.
Interesting tournament, was in the top 10 for a while in the middle stages (200-300K in chips). Then I got overagressive and dropped quickly to 150K in chips. Then someone busted my Aces to put me down to 55K with 100 people left. I got super conservative and started playing just to cash, which got me bluffed out of a significant number of pots.
I started playing a bit at the shallow stack $.01/.02 NLHE games - up to $1.49.