Thursday, September 10th, 2009
TR Day 7
I get down to the casino around noon to fix up my gambling schedule for the tourney tomorrow. I register for the PLO tourney, its $350+$50, starting at 1pm tomorrow. The schedule says they play down to 27 on Thursday and finish it off Friday, but that might be subject to change since this’ll be smaller than the NLHE tourneys.
The pink chip O8 game starts up right as I get into the poker room after eating lunch, I buy in for $500 and sit down around 1pm. the next 6 hours of O8 are simply excruciating. I never get ahead by more than $50. i miss draw after draw after draw. I take walks around the casino to stay level and not tilt, I stay tight, never getting off my game and playing a lot of bullshit hands(there’s no crazy gamblers in this game, its the more standard ‘take advantage of people drawing to the 3rd nuts’ style of O8).
I take a couple split pots in my first hour of play, but from 2pm to 5pm the only pots that come my way are a horrible pot where I have a no bust nut low draw, hit a non A2 nut low and get quartered, and a pot where I flop top two pair + nut low in a shorthanded raised pot and get pretty aggressive, getting quartered by the nut low and a set, and lastly getting 1/6th of the pot when three people share the nut low.
Around 5:30 I put $200 more on the table as I’m about to bust. I make some money splitting two pots in a row. Around 7:30 I’ve still not scooped a single hand, I’ve got $200 in front of me and a 1/2 PLO game is starting. I cash out, take a short break to eat a quick dinner, and get into the 1/2 PLO game. its only 5 handed at first, and we play 1/2/5 (forced $5 3rd blind that everyone agreed to). Everyone is playing as tight as they would full it seems, I buy in for $500 and I chip up $100 or so taking down unwanted pots(and hitting once and getting a couple calls). The 1/2 game fills up, but they call for the 2/5 game to get started too… well, about half the names on the 2/5 list are in the 1/2 game. There’s a lot of confusion over the next orbit, but in the end the game breaks as people leave to fill the 2/5 game.
I get on the 2/5 list, I’ve got about $650 in front of me. The game is full for a long time, I kill probably 30 minutes just reading news on my phone before finding a 1/2 game. That game breaks too(I showered I swear), and I move next to the 10/20 OE game, which is 5 handed, I make it 6. I run hot, very quickly scooping 3 small pots and I end up with $800 in front of me by the time I get called to 2/5 PLO.
trip defnining hand
i’ve posted a few other hands that kinda define my trip so far… two AAxx hands cracked by OESD’s in $1000 and $1600 pots, and a $900ish pot in NLHE that I won with 52s. Well, here’s defining hand #4:
Very first hand at 2/5 PLO, I post in mid position and get dealt QJ77, suited to the queen of spades. A couple people limp, I check, a few more limp and someone min-raises to $10. Everyone calls. i don’t remember how many see the flop, 7ish for $10? I flop near perfect, AKT, AT spades. I’ve got the nut straight with a redraw to the second nut flush. Lets dance! I actually can’t remember how I played it, we ended up all in real fast… I think I put a bet in, got raised, re-potted, got re-raised all in and I’m all in with a guy who has about $500.
He has KK9x, king high spade draws. only way it could have been worse if he had KKQJ heh. I’ve got the nuts + a redraw, and holy hell I’m a 40/60 dog. Well, I fade the spades and set and win a $1400 pot on my very first hand.
I play a couple more hands where some money is moved around, a frustrating $500 pot(only $180ish of it mine, all in vs a short stack w/ some dead money) where i have the nut straight + a flush draw and my opponent has the nut straight with 2 outs to a higher straight, and hits his 2 outs to take it down.
Last hand of the night, a new dealer is coming and I don’t want to pay the time, so this is it for me. I have KQT8 single suited and see a flop on the button. Flop comes QJ6, two spades, the flop checks around(5 handed or so?). Turn is an 8, guy bets $20, I call, as does one other. Now that I think about it, we might have been 7 or 8 handed… or i am forgetting the exact bet sizing. But after a bet and two callers there’s about $100 in the pot. river is the 3 of spades, completing a flush draw, i have no flush. Both opponents check to me, I decide to rep the flush and bet $70. I take the pot down. The opponent that led the turn showed a straight and a ten high flush. Asked about folding the flush for one bet on the river, he said “when two of you called me I knew my spades were no good.” Yup, no good at all, friend.
After getting up to $1400 on that first hand, I got up to abut $1700 at one point, but lost a few hands, dropping as low as $1200… I end up cashing out $1500. Solid play and one big all in hand in PLO help to cancel out the god awful O8 run and leave me nicely up on the evening.
Day 7: +$500
Trip Total: +$400
Coincidentally, tourney is exactly $400 tomorrow. So if I don’t cash, I’m breakeven, if I do, well that would be awesome.
I don’t expect to play any cash games tomorrow. If I bust out of the PLO tourney, I’m really excited to see Georgia Tech/Clemson, and to watch the opening NFL game of the year and will almost certainly head back to the hotel for football instead of playing any more.
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