Bubble Boy!!!

theBullet

theBullet

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Two of my friends and I decided to organize a tournament NL hold'em with $125.00 buy in and invite players we have played with in the past. We tried to keep everything a secret and spoke with players that we thought were worhty of an invitation. In about 2 days we had about 75 ppl who gave us their buy in money but some of them decided pull out so in the end we managed to make 7 tables 9 players on each table... there were no hired dealers so the prizepool was $7875.00 - 9 players get paid (all who reach the final table) and the winnings were as follows:

1st $2360
2nd $1575
3rd $954
4th $790
5th $630
6th $510
7th $435
8th $354
9th $275

Not bad for a get together tournament. Everybody starts with $5000 in chips blinds start at 25-50 and they go up every 45 mins. in about 7-8 hours of play we were down to the last 10 players gathered at the same table... blinds were 600-1200 i was second in chips and there goes my luck. i am in middle position and holding 66. it was all fold fold to me as i raised to 3600, then fold fold to the button who also folded, SB folded and the chipleader reraised to 8000... 4400 to call... i was in a very bad position, but had about 75K in chips in front of me and decided to see a flop... i didnt want to butt onions with the big dog but i was in the tournament to win it and with a favorable flop i could have gone way ahead. so i called his raise awating for the flop... and it was a monsterous hit for me... 2 6 9 rainbow... the only thing that beats me is pocket 9s - AND I HAD THAT IN MIND. i am first to act and i lead in with an 8000 bet, and in like 2 seconds he reraised me to 25 000... with that reraise i knew he didnt have pocket 9s and i put him on a higher pair... 10s Js Qs KKs or AAs... and i had a decision to make... i knew that if he had AAs or KKs he would not lay them down and i am in a pretty good shape with my set but i was second in chips and if he hits (of course the odds were in my favor to win that hand)i am gonna be out of the tournament. on the other hand if he had 10s, Js or even Qs he could easily lay the hand down if i move in on him because it is not a risk worth taking for so many chips at that stage of the tournament. it took me about 20 sec to make a decision and i was all in... he took a good 10 mins to decide whether to call me or not and finally he did... he had 10 10 in the pocket... i was as happy as i was sick... turn came a x (BIG BLANK) i dont remember what it was. Everyone at the table were on their feet waiting for the river card, as my heart was beating with 1000 beats per min... AND THE NIGHTMARE BECAME a reality ... 10 on the river... his pale, yellowish-gray face turned pink-red in a sec and he was screaming and jumping up and down "yeah yeah yeah" i swear to god i didnt know what to do. he didnt even come to shake my hand or say "hey man a tough one, better luck next time" all he said was "thats what happens to donkeys who call big preflop raises with small pairs!" i wanted to kill him right on the spot...

so if someone thinks i made a mistake in any part of that hand... please be kind enough to enlighten me, but for him to say something like that i dunno thats just a higher form of moronism to me!... so i was the BUBBLE BOY and everyone else left to play was happy... he finished 5th as the blinds kept going up and thats the end of it... took me a whole day to shake it off but i was fine and ready for the next tourney!
CHEERS!
 
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ChuckTs

ChuckTs

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wow sounds like alot of fun though

too bad you got beat...i think your preflop raise wasnt too bad, but your calling the re-raise was iffy
either way you were huge favorite after flop and got really unlucky on the river
what a donk he was for saying that though
oh well he made himself out to be an ass
dont sweat it

hope you do better next time, bullet
 
theBullet

theBullet

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ChuckTs said:
wow sounds like alot of fun though

too bad you got beat...i think your preflop raise wasnt too bad, but your calling the re-raise was iffy
either way you were huge favorite after flop and got really unlucky on the river
what a donk he was for saying that though
oh well he made himself out to be an ass
dont sweat it

hope you do better next time, bullet
yeah u are right! me calling the reraise was iffy! i should have played it safe but i had too many chips not to see a flop and i was in it to win, not sit aroud and place as high as possible... well maybe i will play smarter next time... i didnt get mad because he caught his 10 on the river. he had a better starting hand and thats why poker is so unpredictable because you are not dead until u are completely dead. his reacton was very strange and insulting... as you said ChuckTs better luck next time...;):hello:
 
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Freakakanus

Legend
Sorry about the loss Bullet, No matter what he thought of you playing the reraise, his reaction and comment were uncalled for. You obviously aren't a donkey, or you would never had made the final table. He'd have been a sore loser since he's a sore winner. Tough luck my man....
 
Kraigus

Kraigus

Rock Star
Totally uncalled for by that guy, no poker etiquette at all. Who invited him? Make sure you cross him off your list for the next tourney.
 
theBullet

theBullet

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lol... that was the first time i played poker with him...

Kraigus said:
Totally uncalled for by that guy, no poker etiquette at all. Who invited him? Make sure you cross him off your list for the next tourney.

he was a relative to one of the good players and we were told he was a cool guy...
definitely not playing with us again...:hello::)...i guess he got over-excited!...
no manners tho... you are totally right!
 
quazar66

quazar66

Guest
Sorry to hear about that horried bad beat. That seems fitting for a bad beat because they allways happen like that. Right at the worst time or with some ass talking smack like he is a poker god. Better luck next time. Dont reinvite that guy.
 
robwhufc

robwhufc

Cardschat Elite
It's too late to kill him now - it's pre-meditated and you'll get a life sentance (or death sentance!). I'd have killed him there and then - you'd probably have got done for manslaughter and only had to serve 8-10 years.

Re hand - been there, done that big style. Maybe you should have folded after his raise, but i'd have called too - you've got plenty of chips, and he doesn't know you've only got pair of 6's. Post flop you played it right. See this all the time - some jerk hits every river going all tournament, you finally get him by the short and curlies, and he gets out YET again.

If he couldn't finish top 3 with the chips he had after he beat you, well.........
 
theBullet

theBullet

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robwhufc said:
I'd have killed him there and then - you'd probably have got done for manslaughter and only had to serve 8-10 years.

lol Rob... well to be honest with you a dark thought raced through my mind, but no impulse... plus he was a pretty big guy!...:D:D:D...haha dude u crack me up!....hahahahahahahaha... Rob is a nutcase!!!:D:D:D:D;):hello:
 
dinosdynasty

dinosdynasty

Rock Star
You made a mistake with your $8,000 bet when the pot was $16,600, I would have at least bet the pot, if not just pushed right there and let him get away from his hand. When he re-raises you to $25,000, then he is almost pot commited. I think that he made the mistake when he called your all-in bet, to me that just screamed trips or overpair in which he had the lowest overpair with a 9 on the flop to his 10. If I'm chip leader and my bully preflop re-raise didn't work and the my flop re-raise didn't work then I find a better spot, I might even show my over pair to make it look like I read you perfect. I would have asked the donkey how he didn't win the tourny with all of those chips when the blinds were so low?
 
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theBullet

theBullet

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dinosdynasty said:
You made a mistake with your $8,000 bet when the pot was $16,600, I would have at least bet the pot, if not just pushed right there and let him get away from his hand. When he re-raises you to $25,000, then he is almost pot commited. I think that he made the mistake when he called your all-in bet, to me that just screamed trips or overpair in which he had the lowest overpair with a 9 on the flop to his 10. If I'm chip leader and my bully preflop re-raise didn't work and the my flop re-raise didn't work then I find a better spot, I might even show my over pair to make it look like I read you perfect. I would have asked the donkey how he didn't win the tourny with all of those chips when the blinds were so low?

the thing is i didnt want him to get away from his hand and win as many chips as i can from him... by betting half the pot i wanted to make sure he didnt have trip 9s... which he told me he didnt by reraising the living crap out of me... :):)
 
joosebuck

joosebuck

Legend
It happens. I played a live tourney last week, hit bottom 2pair on the flop, guy went all in with an overpair and then said something about "how can you call a pf raise with that trash".

Although - it was hard to hear him over the sound of me stacking his chips on my side.

Don't fret it, just take it out on the next guy that cant smell when he's beaten.
 
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