re: Poker & Planning on starting to play tourneys
Just a little update on my SnG luck. I played the same 9 man SnG 5 times today. Went out in 3rd the first two times, on the third game bubbled 4th with some dumb shove and in the last two games finished 1st, so around $3 profit.
Played the last two simultaneously. First one had a tough field. When only 3 of us were left, one guy was disconnected so we slowly took his stack away. When heads up, opponent had more than 2:1 chip advantage. I managed to outplay him and soon we had around the same stacks, he had like 0.5BB more. I open 43s, he calls. Flop is TT and some undercard, two diamonds giving me a flush, he bets and I raise. He calls and turn is a brick, I'm almost sure he has a T, so I check the turn back. River is the Ace of diamonds, he bets small, I raise and he shoves. Easy call, cripple his stack and a couple of hands later, won.
Other was a bit easier. I was the shortstack after losing half my stack in some dumb mistake. We were 5-handed, two players sitting out and the other two playing too tight, so I had my stack trippled by the time both sitting out players were busted. 3-handed I increased my lead even more and became the deep stack. Busted some other guy with AT against AQ and then the remaining player was extremely short and I took his stack away a couple of hands later.
Fields are extremely soft and no wonder some people are 12-tabling these.