Full Tilt Daily Double Last Night (My Experience)

Hotmilk8

Hotmilk8

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Well i decided on playing in Full Tilts Daily Double tournament with 1,650 entrants (261 placed). I was playing on top of my game throughout the whole tourney. I wasn't looking at how many people were left and was just focusing on my game. Before i knew it the screen showed that we were playing hand for hand meaning we were playing Bubblicious poker. I was sitting pretty good chip stack wise. I was surprisingly winning almost 90% of my coin flip situations which is really rare for me, so i was really confident with putting short stacks all-in as those situations arose.After playing for a while i decided to check how many were left and to my surprise there was only 50 people left!!! I was saying to myself i think i can really do this, even though i was only sitting with 60k chips and was 18 out of 50 at the time. Once we made the money there is no skill involved in playing anymore as it became an ALL-IN fest. I then see that only 30 people are left and still sitting with 60k which wasn't that bad. I then look and see pocket nines from the cutoff and here is the hand that ends up unfolding.

fulltiltpoker Game #5480169425:
Daily Double - A (40992394),
Table 54 - 2500/5000 Ante 600 -
No Limit Hold'em - 1:17:38 ET - 2008/03/03
Seat 1: mond (65,893)
Seat 2: Milkman80 (68,450)
Seat 3: ELTRENEURO (54,087)
Seat 4: emerging1 (192,336)
Seat 5: azbill (69,534)
Seat 6: cowanjo (35,112)
Seat 7: brooklyn29 (225,059)
Seat 8: iscuk (40,998)
emerging1 posts the small blind of 2,500
azbill posts the big blind of 5,000
The button is in seat #3
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Milkman80 [9s 9c]
cowanjo folds
brooklyn29 fold
siscuk has 15 seconds left to actiscuk is sitting out
iscuk has timed outiscuk folds
mond has 15 seconds left to actmond raises to 15,000
Milkman80 has 15 seconds left to actMilkman80 calls 15,000
ELTRENEURO raises to 53,487, and is all in
emerging1 folds
azbill has 15 seconds left to actazbill folds
mond has 15 seconds left to actmond has requested TIME mond calls 38,487
Milkman80 calls 38,487
*** FLOP *** [6s 6c 2d]
mond has 15 seconds left to actmond checks
Milkman80 bets 14,363, and is all in
mond has 15 seconds left to actmond has requested TIMEmond calls 11,806, and is all in
Milkman80 shows [9s 9c]
ELTRENEURO shows [8c 8h]
mond shows [Tc Ad]
Uncalled bet of 2,557 returned to Milkman80
*** TURN *** [6s 6c 2d] [5c]
*** RIVER *** [6s 6c 2d 5c] [Td]
Milkman80 shows two pair, Nines and Sixes
mond shows two pair, Tens and Sixes
mond wins the side pot (23,612) with two pair, Tens and Sixes
ELTRENEURO shows two pair, Eights and Sixes
mond wins the main pot (172,761) with two pair, Tens and Sixes
ELTRENEURO stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 196,373 Main pot 172,761. Side pot 23,612.
Board: [6s 6c 2d 5c Td]
Seat 1: mond showed [Tc Ad] and won (196,373) with two pair, Tens and Sixes
Seat 2: Milkman80 showed [9s 9c] and lost with two pair, Nines and Sixes
Seat 3: ELTRENEURO (button) showed [8c 8h] and lost with two pair, Eights and Sixes

If the ten doesn't come on the river i am sitting with 200k chips and am in 3rd place and only 10k from 1st place. The river hurt so bad and only God knows how i would have finished but i know from past experiences that i would have sat and watched the all in fest continue and placed within the final table guaranteed. But its over and done with and was very fun playing in the tourney.

So to end it I got knocked out in 27th place and took down prize of 95.00 outlasting 1,623 people which is a feat in itself, so i am very proud of myself but as i said who knows what i could've accomplished if i had just dodged his 10 on the river to end my tourney life.

Is there anything i could've done differently??? Now that i look back on it and saw it played out 10 times through pokertracker i feel i should've pushed when he bet 15k preflop and then i know the button 88 would call and maybe would allow the a10offsuit to fold. Any other ideas??
 
jewboy07

jewboy07

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well your stack was at that awkward pushing stage but having said this i would have re-raised all in pre-flop

with antes and blinds if you don't get a call you pick up a big chunk compared to your stack

don't rethink the play to much because until the river you were fine so anything but a ten coming and there would be no question about this hand

so well played just a lil unlucky
 
HartAttack3

HartAttack3

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yea honestly if your gonna call the PF bet just push over the top. I think honestly I would have dumped the 9s and waited for a better spot (I know there isnt much better but you did have 14BB's M of about 5.5) but not being the first one in hurts ya a bit. I know its tough and I doubt most others would say this, but I wait for a better spot and let them slug it out and fold preflop.
 
Z

zippyflounder

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well your stack was at that awkward pushing stage but having said this i would have re-raised all in pre-flop

with antes and blinds if you don't get a call you pick up a big chunk compared to your stack

don't rethink the play to much because until the river you were fine so anything but a ten coming and there would be no question about this hand

so well played just a lil unlucky
right on the money, you have a jamming hand...so jam...
 
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