Edinburgh University Poker Open - 2nd :)
Just got back (4am) from the Edinburgh University Poker Open! A 2 day event starting sunday, finishing monday.. £30 buy-in, 61 players (but all quality players unlike UK Student Poker Championships.. fish ahooooy)
Never the less, starting stack was 10k with blinds 25-50 and 45 min levels all through till the end, yet after 5 hands and a bluff against (what i didnt know at the time) was the best player in Scotland pretty much, I was down to 4k!!!
I slowly grinded back to 20k by the end of day 1, average been 30 when it was the last 20 players!
Second day I started by going down to 12k!!! Disaster! Then, I made a move with Aces and got called... but the hand that really cracked it...
The guy 2 seats to my right (Dafyd) was a super aggressive player. he didn't like me much. Everytime it was my big blind, he'd raise 2nd to act just to annoy me!!!! Well, it was his big blind and I was short stacked pretty much. Was folded round to me 8 handed with blinds on about 2000, 4000. I had to make a move sometime, and decided it was this.
I looked at my 4-3 off suit, and saw the guy in the small blind with his hands holding cards ready to fold. It was me versus the big blind. He'd have to put in another 8000 ontop of his 4000, and he's a calling station but he knows I know that, and usually stays clear of my raises! I hadn't played a hand all morning except Aces.
I went all in, and he called!!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO He showed his Ace 9.. NOOOOOOOOOOO
The flop brought K95! NOOOOOOOOO
The turn brought 6
The river brought.. you guessed it.. a 7 !!!!
I made the straight on the river for a pot of 52k which went down very nicely!
A revolution more and I look at my hand on the button.. it's 7-8 off suit. Folded round to me, and small blind in his tight manner was ready to fold once more. I decided to go all in. A purposful over bet but he knew I didn't want to bother doing much flop play with any good hands, but to get the chips in early on!
He sat there for 5 minutes and picked up the chips. As he went to put them in, I thought "Oh no, he's going to call, i'm screwed unless I do something". In that split second, I instinctively went for my cards to turn them over as QUICK as possible (without turning over of course). As soon as I did this, he suddenly stopped, and fodled his hand showing me Ace 9 off suit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I couldn't believe it. My false tell worked, and once more I showed him my 7-8 just because the guy needed to go on tilt! And this hand certainly put him on it!
Anyway enough of my banter. The hand that got me to 2nd was when a VERY good player who got unlucky gone from 120k to 40k went all with 7 players remaining. I looked at my KK, and had to call his hand (A9). Ah well!
Great tournament! came away with a nice £400, making it the most I've won at a live game!
Night all :P