Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Mookie final table recap, redux
6th place finish this time, still no ToC seat. More close but no cigar shenanigans. I lost several consecutive confrontations late, and folded a lot later on as I went completely dry on good hands, and was forced to play short-stacked at the final table, as my top-3 stack with 3 tables left slowly dwindled to 7/9. I misplayed my bustout hand in a blind-on-blind battle when I had a clear 3bet shove; instead I got fancy and decided to play JdTd in position to a flop. Unfortunately, villain's Qs4s outflopped me and we got all the money in on the turn on a JQ5K board, and I bricked.
#1 - The river min-raise for value
#2 - Trapping a dangerous opponent without overplaying TPTK
#3 - Getting lucky; also missed a value bet
Then some hands vs. the Doc ...
#4 - Turning the second nuts
#5 - Pot Control; Doc said he had a ten here
#6 - Four-flushing again, but this time I was best the whole way
#7 - Filling up in a 3-way spot
Villain #3 had 85.
#8 - Flopping the nuts in a re-raised pot; I was praying opponent had a big pair they couldn't get away from
Sadly from here on out I was completely card dead and my top-3 stack dwindled and dwindled. I then lost a big race vs. deuces, of all things,
#9 - 22 holds
and then faced this donktastic overshove with no fold equity (same opponent again). JTo held ... villain's perceptiveness of hand ranges was sorely lacking, but I don't expect many players to note how tightly I was playing preflop ...
#10 - J-high is gold preflop
Finally I make a mistake in a blind vs. blind battle and bust out in sixth.
#11 - Why didn't I shove preflop? Raise or fold!