This is a discussion on This game is going to Kill me...... within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; I enter late, over an hour in, and sit down today to a 2.20 MTT.
First Hand AA UTG1. I go 4BB, raised by UTG2 All
I enter late, over an hour in, and sit down today to a 2.20 MTT.
First Hand AA UTG1. I go 4BB, raised by UTG2 All in AAvKK Race won Double up.
No more than 3 hands later AA again, 4BB raised all in by BB and 1 other. AAvAJvA4 Race won Triple up
No more than 3 hands later AA again, 4BB raise, call by guy to my right for 25% of his stack. Flop, 9-9-5. He goes all in, I call, AAv9-3s Race Lost back to starting stack amount. I considered he had maybe A9, figured the fckr May have had a 9. He had played every hand to that point ultra aggressive and was very capable of shoving any 2 over cards. I just did not have the ability to fold. (Huge leak)
3 hands later Short stacked middle position I shove 77. Caller AA, I flop a set, Double up.
3 hands later UTG1 I get KK and raise to 4 BB, MP re-raises to allin, 4 callers, I go along for the ride. KKv AKv AKv A7. A7 runners a straight. I'm crippled but not out. I figured with this much action, I was up against AA maybe, but the pot was just to big not to go. As it turned out, PF I was a huge favorite, only 1 A left. I think it was a good decision gone bad.
3 hands later KK from Cut-off, Shove, called A-10, A flops and done. I only 3 BB left. If I was not going then, I was not going at all.
I was as high as 15th and considered just closing the lid on the laptop and coming back in an hour, I guess in hindsight I should of done just that.
What a ride that was................................
i think good poker means, folding more time often the better Hand then calling with a worse hand
Yeah that third hand in, i did think i was beat, but I was thinking it was 50/50 of being beat. That was a risk, that was a gamble, that was a beat. That was not a bad beat either. I also took into account before calling it was a gold star player and figured there was a good chance I was not going to be facing a 9. However out of the 5 hands, I think I made the right decision in 4 of them.
Plus it was the overbet that sucked me in. Yesterday I was faced with an over bet by another gold star player, that time I was holding AK, with an AAK flop. Gold star had 7-3.
its easy to come a cropper with big pairs I think I lose more with them than with any other two cards especially at micro cash games and low end tourneys some players will go with anything, not too easy to clock that a rubbish hand has hit
This is a perfect example of the variance and swings you can expect in an MTT.
You might look at it as you got unlucky to bust out in another MTT, but in your shoes, I'd look it as you got lucky to have picked up AA/KK that many times in ~25 hands. Not only that, you got lucky your opponents hands to pay you off with.
Probably doesn't help, but just another perspective.
For the record, I snap call the shove on a 993 board with AA 100% of the time. Absolutely no reason to fold there. You got unlucky they had a 9, but it's an easy call every single time.