Tuesday, March 17, 2009

6th in Riverchasers, But ... damn

Finished in sixth place at the PPI/Riverchasers tournament earlier in the evening. I was on a heater the first hour and led a decent portion of the tournament. However, one freaking river card probably made the difference between my sixth place finish and a chance at winning a TOC seat:

Full Tilt Poker Game #11182320385: PPI / Riverchasers Tournament (83195958), Table 1 - 500/1000 Ante 125 - No Limit Hold'em - 0:47:09 ET - 2009/03/17
Seat 1: NewinNov (13,015)
Seat 5: dueyv9 (16,564)
Seat 6: NYRambler (29,062)
Seat 7: wwonka69 (8,321)
Seat 8: sportsrecord (14,390)
Seat 9: lightning36 (25,117)
NewinNov antes 125
dueyv9 antes 125
NYRambler antes 125
wwonka69 antes 125
sportsrecord antes 125
lightning36 antes 125
lightning36 posts the small blind of 500
NewinNov posts the big blind of 1,000
The button is in seat #8
*** HOLE CARDS ***Dealt to lightning36 [Tc 7h]
dueyv9 folds
NYRambler folds
wwonka69 folds
sportsrecord folds
lightning36 calls 500 Okay -- I'll call and check out the flop
NewinNov checks
*** FLOP *** [6h 7d Ts] Yesssss
lightning36 bets 2,750 Pot-sized bet
NewinNov has 15 seconds left to act
NewinNov raises to 11,890, and is all in Really?
lightning36 calls 9,140 Easy call
NewinNov shows [Kc Kh]
lightning36 shows [Tc 7h] Ahead but not home yet
*** TURN *** [6h 7d Ts] [Qc] One card to go. Eight outs. Time to grab my ankles?
*** RIVER *** [6h 7d Ts Qc] [Ks] Shit
NewinNov: opps
NewinNov shows three of a kind, Kings
lightning36 shows two pair, Tens and Sevens
NewinNov wins the pot (26,530) with three of a kind, Kings
NYRambler: wowowowow
*** SUMMARY ***Total pot 26,530 Rake 0
Board: [6h 7d Ts Qc Ks]
Seat 1: NewinNov (big blind) showed [Kc Kh] and won (26,530) with three of a kind, Kings
Seat 5: dueyv9 folded before the Flop
Seat 6: NYRambler folded before the Flop
Seat 7: wwonka69 folded before the Flop
Seat 8: sportsrecord (button) folded before the Flop
Seat 9: lightning36 (small blind) showed [Tc 7h] and lost with two pair, Tens and Sevens

The freaking King on the river was the difference between having over 38,000 and reclaiming the chip lead at my table (and shooting back into first place, I think) and having to play short-stack poker with just over 12,000 and blinds at 500 and 1,000. I was able to climb up to sixth place, but certainly hoped for much higher based on my play throughout the tournament.

I did, however, cash and score points for the monthly leaderboard. In fact, I moved into second place. Tomorrow night is a HORSE tournament. I actually run okay in HORSE -- if I can bypass the boat over boat beatings I have taken the past few months in Omaha and Stud.


Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

Really was not that bad of a beat. Too bad though. You have been playing really well.

9:00 AM  
Blogger StB said...

Ouch! Hope you iced your boys down after that kick.

9:44 AM  
Blogger PokahDave said...

Nice run in the BBT4 overall...

10:17 AM  
Blogger lightning36 said...

Waffles: I was a 73% favorite when all the money went in after the flop and an 82% favorite after the turn. Yeah -- there have been worse beats. I was prepared to see the river pair the 6 or the Queen. Seeing that third King just made it seem worse. I certainly understand NewinNov doing what he did at that point of the tournament, though.

StB: He he - I didn't ice 'em down, but I did get past the urge to throw my wireless mouse at the wall. My wife was downstairs and heard me yell "F@#$."

Sometimes poker just sucks.

1:41 PM  
Blogger Wwonka said...

That was a tough one. But often the best hand doesn't hold up. Just ask Miami Hellmuth.

You have been playing well in the BBT4 so far you are bound to get a TOC seat at some point.

3:15 PM  
Blogger 1Queens Up1 said...

nice run Lightning, and congrats on the #2 spot.

6:53 PM  
Blogger Wolfshead said...

Damn river Ks in RC games. Was playing one of their live games Mon and get it all in with A-A. Big stack decides to call with K-6 suited. K hit flop and of course the river. Riverchasers is so rigged.

2:19 PM  

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