Monday, June 18, 2012

Starting the summer grind with deep run in sunday million

Starting the summergrind!!
This saturday I kicked off the summergrind with a brief 2hour session. Play solely on a 12,5" screen now, my monitors are a bit away, have to get them soon. Also need to buy a high quality wireless mouse. Used an old wired mouse for yesterdays grind and it is hard to put words on why but it is so freaking awful. Have to pimp up my grindarea soon, maybe ill do some pics. Would also prefer to have some nice speakers/headphones in order to isolate on the task. I stopped listening to music while playing but now I listen to water noises and find it nice to cut out surrounding noises. Here is my grinding area right now, probably the least pimp-style place I have ever grinded on.

Not so baller temp-setup....

Deep run in the sunday million
Sunday started out losing loads on a single FLSH-table but was up 8 buyins at PLO. Then started a second shift and basically got slaughtered at FLSH which another -80 BBs at a single table while PLO was breakeven. A bit frustrating to say the least, already down like 2k$ in 5000 hands which is not so cool. Not a great start to the summer.

 Then what happened is that I realized that the halfprice sunday-tournaments at stars was on and I logged into the client which I normally dont bother with anymore (the games are sooooo nitty) and registered. The logic behind registering was very stupid, I was a bit hungover and tired but somehow talked myself into that stars put in the second half of the cash and it was huge overlay, like that would ever happen. First I thought that idea was pretty stupid of me but actually, there has been a lot of sites doing this as a promotion so felt less stupid. Well, to the more important stuff.... The tourney started out pretty well, got a lot of chips, stole a lot of blinds etc and I was in total shock that I won 3 out of 4 flips and also got it in really good in pretty lucky marginal spots. Dont remember exactly what happened but think I raised utg with 88, then a dude shoved all in with a not huge but decent stack and I made a call and he had 77 and then I believe I got it in with AK vs AQ and it also held. Got aces 3 times in "action spots (IE, blinds or CO+BTN in my terminology)" but unfortunatly did not get action. It was the fourth time I got them then I finally got some action. I raised a couple of spots before this btw and just lost a major pot all in with 77 vs AJo and he caught a runner runner flush. Poker Stars, $100 Buy-in (7,500/15,000 blinds, 1,500 ante) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 9 Players
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Hero (BTN): 339,565 (22.6 bb)
SB: 239,362 (16 bb)
BB: 512,233 (34.1 bb)
UTG+1: 259,366 (17.3 bb)
UTG+2: 94,551 (6.3 bb)
MP1: 160,602 (10.7 bb)
MP2: 231,600 (15.4 bb)
MP3: 142,665 (9.5 bb)
CO: 747,414 (49.8 bb)

Preflop: Hero is BTN with A of diamonds A of spades
UTG+1 raises to 37,500, UTG+2 folds, MP1 calls 37,500, 2 folds, CO calls 37,500, Hero raises to 195,000, 3 folds, MP1 calls 121,602 and is all-in, CO folds

Flop: (429,204) 8 of diamonds T of hearts 9 of clubs (2 players, 1 is all-in)
Turn: (429,204) Q of hearts (2 players, 1 is all-in)
River: (429,204) 2 of diamonds (2 players, 1 is all-in)

Results: 429,204 pot
Final Board: 8 of diamonds T of hearts 9 of clubs Q of hearts 2 of diamonds
Hero showed A of diamonds A of spades and lost (-160,602 net)
MP1 showed J of diamonds Q of diamonds and won 429,204 (268,602 net)

That sucked but won another hand later to double up again. I kept at between 1,2-2x the average throughout and was just cruising along. Then I lost a bunch in this pot. I have no idea how awful I played nor what I should have done. The thing is that I was new to this table and this guy had 43/30 after only 15 hands and had no clue whether or not to believe him to be just pushing his big chipstack around or if he probably just had a hand. I likely butchered this on so many streets. Had no idea how OK my coldcall pre was and the flopcall is probably ok (?) and then on turn I get superodds and I dunno. Please let me know what I should have done and why!

 Poker Stars, $100 Buy-in (12,500/25,000 blinds, 2,500 ante) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 9 Players
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UTG+2: 481,324 (19.3 bb)
MP1: 268,577 (10.7 bb)
MP2: 550,370 (22 bb)
MP3: 1,059,572 (42.4 bb)
CO: 162,368 (6.5 bb)
Hero (BTN): 447,069 (17.9 bb)
SB: 336,932 (13.5 bb)
BB: 258,501 (10.3 bb)
UTG+1: 626,815 (25.1 bb)

Preflop: Hero is BTN with J of clubs Q of clubs
UTG+1 raises to 50,000, 5 folds, Hero calls 50,000, 2 folds

Flop: (160,000) Q of hearts A of hearts 7 of diamonds (2 players)
UTG+1 bets 120,000, Hero calls 120,000

Turn: (400,000) 4 of spades (2 players)
UTG+1 bets 300,000, Hero folds

Results: 400,000 pot
Final Board: Q of hearts A of hearts 7 of diamonds 4 of spades
Hero mucked J of clubs Q of clubs and lost (-172,500 net)
UTG+1 mucked and won 400,000 (227,500 net)

Then I was done a bit but I was in the top500 and well into the money. Have a spreadsheet that I got from a MTT-grinder of unexploitable pushranges with stacksizes 0,5-27 BBs so I decided to stick with this since at this stage of the tourney then I am not likely to be a postflop favorite vs the average, NL MTTs is not my forté. Then this hand comes up and the chart says push, I pushed and did not really like to see the overshove, hehe.

Poker Stars, $100 Buy-in (15,000/30,000 blinds, 3,000 ante) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 9 Players
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MP3: 292,544 (9.8 bb)
CO: 354,077 (11.8 bb)
BTN: 497,370 (16.6 bb)
SB: 852,572 (28.4 bb)
BB: 149,368 (5 bb)
Hero (UTG+1): 345,142 (11.5 bb)
UTG+2: 363,432 (12.1 bb)
MP1: 717,502 (23.9 bb)
MP2: 915,065 (30.5 bb)

Preflop: Hero is UTG+1 with J of hearts K of hearts
Hero raises to 342,142 and is all-in, 4 folds, CO raises to 351,077 and is all-in, 3 folds

Flop: (756,284) A of diamonds 9 of clubs A of hearts (2 players, 2 are all-in)
Turn: (756,284) 2 of diamonds (2 players, 2 are all-in)
River: (756,284) 3 of clubs (2 players, 2 are all-in)

Results: 756,284 pot
Final Board: A of diamonds 9 of clubs A of hearts 2 of diamonds 3 of clubs
CO showed A of spades Q of clubs and won 756,284 (411,142 net)
Hero showed J of hearts K of hearts and lost (-345,142 net)

Got a decent payday thou and during this looooong tournament I changed -890$ to -250$ in the cashgame and raked shitloads so cant complain. Profit of about 650$ for the day. Welcome addition to the BR, for sure.

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