Saturday, January 28, 2006

Sometimes you just don't feel like playing

I didn't play any tourney Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. It was a mix between taking some time off and just not wanting to play. This is a wonderful job, it's a pleasure to decide when you want to work.
Well, today Saturday I tried to put some hours, but for some reason, I'm not in the mood, I managed to play two tournaments, the $320 NL on Party and the $320 NL on Stars. I didn't make the money in the Party one, and I managed to make the final two tables in the Stars one; I was 3rd on chips, but I decided to make one of my usual kamikaze plays with two tables left, I have done several of those this month, with 14 players left in the tourney; I raised to 4800 (blinds 800-1600 and 75 ante) before the flop with AQ in EP, button called; flop came JT8 with 2 hearts; so I needed a 9 or a K for the straight, I didn't like the flop but still I made a continuation bet of about 8k into the 13k pot; he went all in for about 28k more, and I started to calculate my pot odds, my first instinct was to fold, but I though he could have AJ, 99 or even a small flush draw like 76h; too much thinking I guess, I decided to call and he had a flush draw indeed, but one with AKh that left my hand in pretty bad shape. I lost the hand and shortly after I was out in 14th place, good for $730.80. I think I should have folded since the chips I have left were good enough to keep playing my game, and if called and lost, I was almost out of the tourney; besides even with pot odds the call was very marginal at best. Probably I'm just getting impatience in the last stretch of the tournaments.

5 comments:

liquid73 said...

Dont get impatient, you'll for sure get back on track and get a big win.

Enrique Treviño said...

Wow, sirio doing a Quique. I do those mistakes all the time, as you repeat to me often. Although, I am sure that with you it is not a mistake you do often.

Enrique Treviño said...

David, oye, el viernes nos vamos a juntar por msn a las 7pm para ver que onda con la olimpiada. Si no puedes el viernes, avisanos para cambiarlo al sabado. Si no quieres estar en la junta, avisame tambien

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