Thursday, January 17, 2008

Just Another Freaking Tournament Trainwreck

Why am I even wasting my time playing in some of these tournaments? A typical example was last night's Mookie. We were still in the first hour, but a few draws didn't pan out and I was down to 1,660 chips. I limped in if I had a small pocket pair, but otherwise I folded, so it's not like I was bluffing to get chips. I picked up J-J in the small blind. Loretta8 was on the button. He had been either raising on the button to take down unraised pots, or sometimes folding.

Full Tilt Poker Game #4887774860: The Mookie (35911944), Table 7 - 50/100 - No Limit Hold'em - 22:54:17 ET - 2008/01/16
Seat 1: DubsPoke (2,895)
Seat 2: hoyazo (4,070)
Seat 3: Joshuacarlsen (2,628)
Seat 4: ck31 (5,275)
Seat 5: columbo (2,370)
Seat 6: Loretta8 (2,850)
Seat 7: lightning36 (1,660)
Seat 8: TheCloserX5 (8,140)
Seat 9: Bone_Daddy84 (4,683)
lightning36 posts the small blind of 50
TheCloserX5 posts the big blind of 100
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to lightning36 [Jd Js] I finally get a hand
Bone_Daddy84 folds
DubsPoke folds
hoyazo folds
Joshuacarlsen folds
ck31 folds
columbo folds
Loretta8 raises to 300 Stealing blinds again, I gather
lightning36 raises to 1,660, and is all in Chew on that!
TheCloserX5 folds
Loretta8 calls 1,360 Really???
lightning36 shows [Jd Js]
Loretta8 shows [As 9s] He called with A-9 sooted??? I am a 68% favorite
Bone_Daddy84 is feeling confused
*** FLOP *** [Tc Qh Qc] So far ...
*** TURN *** [Tc Qh Qc] [3d] So good ...
*** RIVER *** [Tc Qh Qc 3d] [Ah] Fawking Full Tilt
lightning36 shows two pair, Queens and Jacks
Loretta8 shows two pair, Aces and Queens
Loretta8 wins the pot (3,420) with two pair, Aces and Queens
lightning36 stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 3,420
Rake 0
Board: [Tc Qh Qc 3d Ah]
Seat 1: DubsPoke didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: hoyazo didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: Joshuacarlsen didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: ck31 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: columbo didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: Loretta8 (button) showed [As 9s] and won (3,420) with two pair, Aces and Queens
Seat 7: lightning36 (small blind) showed [Jd Js] and lost with two pair, Queens and Jacks
Seat 8: TheCloserX5 (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 9: Bone_Daddy84 didn't bet (folded)

So let's see ... I was waiting for my chance and went all in. Loretta8 started with 2850 and had committed 300. He then calls off an additional 1,360 (48%) of his chips with a crap hand like A-9sooted -- which is only destroyed by, let's see ... A-A, K-K, Q-Q, J-J, 10-10, 9-9, A-K, A-Q, A-J, A-10 ... only to hit a three-outer on the river.

Just as I was ready to leave, I saw Mr. Poker Blogger Analyst himself say, "nh." Really? I mean ... really???

So ... these last two nights I lose to guys who shove with K-10os and A-9sooted. They didn't have their backs against the wall - they just did it. What a freakin' horror show.


Blogger smokkee said...

i got donkeypunched and booted outta the mOOk also. but, i go in expecting it so i'm not too surprised when it occurs.

it was a similar situation as you, button vs blind. some guys will raise the button with any Ace and call an all-in from a blind push thinking it's patented re-steal.

1:46 AM  
Blogger ChuckTs said...

It's always a good idea to encourage bad play, even if you've just been monkey-tilted ;)

Better luck in the future, buddy!

3:22 PM  

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