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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Another Payday

Made the money in both this weekends payday tournaments on Crypto, thats not as good an achievement as it sounds as they pay 50 and Saturdays £ 2k Gtd had only 64 entrants and Sundays £3k Gtd only 90.
I finished 3rd on Saturday for £160 and a valuble boost to the bankroll, Sunday I managed only 34th for £18 and a meagre £7 profit.
Wyld /John Terry won the £2k Gtd event on Saturday night for over £500 and his biggest win to date, playing some great poker to come back from being short-stacked early on to dominate at the end despite a couple of bad beats along the way.
These tournaments are becoming the new flashmob with ukgatsby, AJ Cairns, Dibble Snap, Keliwah, Chalfont fan etc all playing.
Mid pairs were again my nemesis in Sundays £3k Gtd, I seem to get a lot more than my fair share of 88 and 99, early doors Im happy to limp or raise and fold to any show of strength after the flop if I dont improve. When the blinds rise, I seem to always overplay them, either not being able to put them down if I miss the flop, or re-raising and convincing myself I will win despite all the evidence to the contrary.
If anyone reading has any good advice on playing mid size pocket pairs when the blinds are biting, I would be grateful for any pointers

4 comments:

Highstack said...

No set no bet mate!

Actually, its usually ok to have a pop at flops with just one overcard (excl Ace - too many chasers), especially in position. As always, position is everything. See as many cheap flops as tehy allow you to with pp and in position, maybe even stay in if the pot has been raised or possibly even put in your own raise or reraise.

dibble said...

out of position, fold.

in position - raise 99+ limp for a set if it's cheap (ie you're not committing lots of your stack) or all in if you're short from any spot.

Anonymous said...

I was watching and you got unlucky to be knocked out in 3rd. I know how it feels to go into the last 3 being chip leader and a couple of critical hands don't go your way, the short stack never busts and suddenly it's all over when you've done nothing wrong. That tournament is a good laugh though. I never fail to get criticism from players who rate themselves just because they don't play KJo in mid-position.

seanb said...

not being able to put them down if I miss the flop, or re-raising and convincing myself I will win despite all the evidence to the contrary

I think you know what to do - put them down if you miss the flop, especially if someone raises before it gets to you