This is a discussion on Big stack backfires within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; It took me 3 freerolls to win a ticket to ACR $66 satellite to 6/12's main event. I got 3rd in the 1 ticket give
It took me 3 freerolls to win a ticket to ACR $66 satellite to 6/12's main event. I got 3rd in the 1 ticket give away, 5th in the 3 ticket give away but finally hit it getting 3rd out of 645 entrants Saturday afternoon.
Started out great. Doubled up AA vs KK, stacked a guy KK vs JJ and was coasting. I looked up 1.5 hours into the tournament with a 15K chip advantage as chip leader. I didn't make any fancy plays, just ran right. My stack started crumbling when I picked up AA and 2.7X raised from the button and got called by K10 after a KJ4 flop and he hit runner runner for a strait in a 12K pot. I lost a 7Bb hand to a short stack when I picked up 33 in the Bb and called off such a small all in. Then I raised 3.5x from mid position with 10s to 3500 and a med. stack pushes for 10.5K with KK. Then I ran AK into AJ for another 9K pot loss. All reasonable calls as a big stack, nothing to think about.
After such a huge lead(3K off the average for cashing, top 66 get the $475 ticket to main event), I found myself in mid 80s/100 position and 30 off cash. I finally found the right position to shove over the tournament chip leader(98K) with AK suited after he raised to 3K. He snapped my 9Bb bet of 12K and even after I hit a K on the flop he wins the pot and knocks my dream of becoming onlines next big sensation. Couldn't stomach the poker odds calculator until a few hours later. After hitting the pair of K on the flop, he only had 12% to river 2 pair. Someone even after I played safe for so long, he easily found the call with 84. Next time, I'll fold to such a scary scary large stack bet. If only I had the stack to blind into cashing.
Disclaimer: First time rehashing the nightmares of losing poker. Hopefully its understandable
15th June 2016, 3:13 AM
Online Poker at: Bovada
yea variance hurts. it has happened to us all and we all have raged but best thing to do is fix tilt so when it does happen you don't throw more money at people