MTT tourney analysis - ridiculously long (Part 3 -the end)

Irexes

Irexes

Legend
Getting to the business end of things here and looking for opportunities to double up without throwing chips away. This is all about blind stealing, restealing a reading opponents correctly.

I get much more aggressive though never really get a stack. Some risky moments round the bubble and a happy(ish) ending.

Hand 15

***** Hand History for Game 5665545412 *****
NL Texas Hold'em Trny: 31704492 Level: 7 Blinds(300/600) - Sunday, February 11, 15:08:21 ET 2007
Table 300K Guaranteed Sunday (913000) Table #34 (real money)
Seat 7 is the button
Total number of players : 10
Seat 1: dalassenos ( 33568 )
Seat 2: patzo111 ( 8540 )
Seat 3: neiloc111 ( 12740 )
Seat 4: ringle ( 10387 )
Seat 5: turbotico ( 11050 )
Seat 7: Irexes ( 11670 )
Seat 8: HaKass ( 13552 )
Seat 9: Pikstar86 ( 24152 )
Seat 10: fohlenbraten ( 3380 )
Seat 6: elfarge ( 30270 )
Trny: 31704492 Level: 7
Blinds(300/600)
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Irexes [10d] [Ac]
fohlenbraten folds
dalassenos folds
patzo111 folds
neiloc111 folds
ringle folds
turbotico folds
elfarge folds
Irexes raises [1600]
HaKass is all-In [13252]
Pikstar86 folds
Irexes folds
HaKass does not show cards.
HaKass wins 15752 chips

I have a go at taking this, he resteals it back. His range is pretty big here including some hands I dominate, but I'm not yet in a position where I have to risk it.

Hand 16

***** Hand History for Game 5665588889 *****
NL Texas Hold'em Trny:31704492 Level:8 Blinds-Antes(400/800 -25) - Sunday, February 11, 15:20:15 ET 2007
Table 300K Guaranteed Sunday (913000) Table #34 (Real Money)
Seat 7 is the button
Total number of players : 10
Seat 1: dalassenos ( 43423 )
Seat 2: patzo111 ( 8065 )
Seat 3: neiloc111 ( 17315 )
Seat 4: ringle ( 34674 )
Seat 5: turbotico ( 10275 )
Seat 7: Irexes ( 7095 )
Seat 9: Pikstar86 ( 32677 )
Seat 6: elfarge ( 18460 )
Seat 8: slapthatpimp ( 13525 )
Seat 10: Babylon_ ( 16255 )
Trny:31704492 Level:8
Blinds-Antes(400/800 -25)
dalassenos posts ante [25].
patzo111 posts ante [25].
neiloc111 posts ante [25].
ringle posts ante [25].
turbotico posts ante [25].
elfarge posts ante [25].
Irexes posts ante [25].
slapthatpimp posts ante [25].
Pikstar86 posts ante [25].
Babylon_ posts ante [25].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Irexes [9d] [Qd]
Babylon_ folds
dalassenos folds
patzo111 folds
neiloc111 folds
ringle folds
turbotico folds
elfarge folds
Irexes is all-In [7070]
slapthatpimp folds
Pikstar86 folds
Irexes does not show cards.
Irexes wins 8520 chips

Time to steal with anything pretty. At this point there are about 240 people left and the money ($400) starts at 200. Things are really tightening up.

Hand 17

***** Hand History for Game 5665636342 *****
NL Texas Hold'em Trny:31704492 Level:8 Blinds-Antes(400/800 -25) - Sunday, February 11, 15:33:10 ET 2007
Table 300K Guaranteed Sunday (913000) Table #34 (Real Money)
Seat 9 is the button
Total number of players : 10
Seat 1: dalassenos ( 48448 )
Seat 3: neiloc111 ( 28965 )
Seat 4: ringle ( 34599 )
Seat 7: Irexes ( 7045 )
Seat 9: Pikstar86 ( 37792 )
Seat 6: elfarge ( 15360 )
Seat 8: slapthatpimp ( 12000 )
Seat 10: Babylon_ ( 12655 )
Seat 5: brett22x ( 29904 )
Seat 2: WESTLE ( 37080 )
Trny:31704492 Level:8
Blinds-Antes(400/800 -25)
dalassenos posts ante [25].
WESTLE posts ante [25].
neiloc111 posts ante [25].
ringle posts ante [25].
brett22x posts ante [25].
elfarge posts ante [25].
Irexes posts ante [25].
slapthatpimp posts ante [25].
Pikstar86 posts ante [25].
Babylon_ posts ante [25].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Irexes [Jd] [Js]
WESTLE folds
neiloc111 folds
ringle folds
brett22x folds
elfarge folds
Irexes is all-In [7020]
slapthatpimp folds
Pikstar86 calls [7020]
Babylon_ folds
dalassenos folds
** Dealing Flop ** [3d], [7h], [7c]
** Dealing Turn ** [5d]
** Dealing River ** [5s]
Irexes shows [Jd], [Js] two pairs, Jacks and Sevens.
Pikstar86 shows [10h], [Ac]two pairs, Sevens and Fives.
Irexes wins 15490 chips from the main pot with two pairs, Jacks and Sevens.

First all in preflop in the whole tourney I think. Good lowish risk double up and I've got a really solid read on this guy after a lot of hands that he's aggressive and loose and likes to put chips in the middle.

Hand 18

***** Hand History for Game 5665642385 *****
NL Texas Hold'em Trny:31704492 Level:8 Blinds-Antes(400/800 -25) - Sunday, February 11, 15:34:47 ET 2007
Table 300K Guaranteed Sunday (913000) Table #34 (Real Money)
Seat 3 is the button
Total number of players : 10
Seat 1: dalassenos ( 47148 )
Seat 3: neiloc111 ( 27665 )
Seat 4: ringle ( 33699 )
Seat 7: Irexes ( 15415 )
Seat 9: Pikstar86 ( 30672 )
Seat 6: elfarge ( 16710 )
Seat 8: slapthatpimp ( 11900 )
Seat 10: Babylon_ ( 13605 )
Seat 5: brett22x ( 29804 )
Seat 2: WESTLE ( 37230 )
Trny:31704492 Level:8
Blinds-Antes(400/800 -25)
dalassenos posts ante [25].
WESTLE posts ante [25].
neiloc111 posts ante [25].
ringle posts ante [25].
brett22x posts ante [25].
elfarge posts ante [25].
Irexes posts ante [25].
slapthatpimp posts ante [25].
Pikstar86 posts ante [25].
Babylon_ posts ante [25].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Irexes [Js] [Ad]
elfarge folds
Irexes raises [2100]
slapthatpimp folds
Pikstar86 calls [2100]
Babylon_ folds
dalassenos folds
WESTLE folds
neiloc111 folds
ringle calls [1700]
brett22x calls [1300]
** Dealing Flop ** [Jh], [Qh], [2s]
ringle checks
brett22x checks
Irexes checks
Pikstar86 bets [8000]
ringle folds
brett22x folds
Irexes is all-In [13290]
Pikstar86 calls [5290]
** Dealing Turn ** [4s]
** Dealing River ** [Ah]
Pikstar86 shows [Kd], [Qc]a pair of Queens.
Irexes shows [Js], [Ad]two pairs, Aces and Jacks.
Irexes wins 35230 chips from the main pot with two pairs, Aces and Jacks.

Ace Jack has been a theme in this tourney.
I sucked out here big style.

I have a stab preflop and check the flop looking to see the turn. Pikstar has made a move on so many pots I feel he is using position to try and take this with a pot sized bet. I feel this is time to gamble and so push based on my read crediting him with Jx at best, his full range being AK, AQ, AJ, 77-TT. I can't see him betting JJ-AA so big here.

I'm very wrong and he's obviously betting to defend against draws with his TPTK. He's played it well I suck out. That's pokery.


Hand 19

***** Hand History for Game 5665677677 *****
NL Texas Hold'em Trny:31704492 Level:9 Blinds-Antes(600/1200 -50) - Sunday, February 11, 15:44:52 ET 2007
Table 300K Guaranteed Sunday (913000) Table #10 (Real Money)
Seat 7 is the button
Total number of players : 10
Seat 1: PJ147 ( 18151 )
Seat 2: terry_ace52 ( 12589 )
Seat 3: Hitman_H333 ( 14483 )
Seat 4: XxTardifxX ( 12147 )
Seat 5: kuparinen ( 37460 )
Seat 6: slapthatpimp ( 11175 )
Seat 7: gecco001 ( 16460 )
Seat 8: Irexes ( 28030 )
Seat 9: tateren ( 48172 )
Seat 10: JimJRranger ( 44179 )
Trny:31704492 Level:9
Blinds-Antes(600/1200 -50)
PJ147 posts ante [50].
terry_ace52 posts ante [50].
Hitman_H333 posts ante [50].
XxTardifxX posts ante [50].
kuparinen posts ante [50].
slapthatpimp posts ante [50].
gecco001 posts ante [50].
Irexes posts ante [50].
tateren posts ante [50].
JimJRranger posts ante [50].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Irexes [7s] [9s]
JimJRranger folds
PJ147 folds
terry_ace52 folds
Hitman_H333 folds
XxTardifxX folds
kuparinen folds
slapthatpimp folds
gecco001 folds
Irexes raises [1800]
tateren calls [1200]
** Dealing Flop ** [8d], [2h], [Kc]
Irexes bets [2200]
tateren folds
Irexes does not show cards.
Irexes wins 7500 chips

I try and steal and then bet he hasn't hit the flop. He hasn't.

Hand 20

***** Hand History for Game 5665681971 *****
NL Texas Hold'em Trny:31704492 Level:9 Blinds-Antes(600/1200 -50) - Sunday, February 11, 15:46:07 ET 2007
Table 300K Guaranteed Sunday (913000) Table #10 (Real Money)
Seat 9 is the button
Total number of players : 10
Seat 1: PJ147 ( 18051 )
Seat 2: terry_ace52 ( 12489 )
Seat 3: Hitman_H333 ( 14383 )
Seat 4: XxTardifxX ( 12047 )
Seat 5: kuparinen ( 41860 )
Seat 6: slapthatpimp ( 11075 )
Seat 7: gecco001 ( 16360 )
Seat 8: Irexes ( 30830 )
Seat 9: tateren ( 45072 )
Seat 10: JimJRranger ( 40679 )
Trny:31704492 Level:9
Blinds-Antes(600/1200 -50)
PJ147 posts ante [50].
terry_ace52 posts ante [50].
Hitman_H333 posts ante [50].
XxTardifxX posts ante [50].
kuparinen posts ante [50].
slapthatpimp posts ante [50].
gecco001 posts ante [50].
Irexes posts ante [50].
tateren posts ante [50].
JimJRranger posts ante [50].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Irexes [6h] [6c]
terry_ace52 folds
Hitman_H333 folds
XxTardifxX folds
kuparinen folds
slapthatpimp folds
gecco001 folds
Irexes raises [2600]
tateren folds
JimJRranger folds
PJ147 calls [1400]
** Dealing Flop ** [7d], [2d], [10c]
PJ147 checks
Irexes is all-In [28180]
PJ147 folds
Irexes does not show cards.
Irexes wins 34480 chips

This guy was so passive it hurt. MY push is basically betting he hasn't got a Ten. If he had a ten he would have bet. He's folding if he's holding a 7. Get me being a bully.

Hand 21

You'll notice I've lost some chips since the last hand. I had JJ and raised preflop, two callers and an Ace on the flop and I got away with some chips intact.

***** Hand History for Game 5665772723 *****
NL Texas Hold'em Trny:31704492 Level:10 Blinds-Antes(800/1600 -50) - Sunday, February 11, 16:05:11 ET 2007
Table 300K Guaranteed Sunday (913000) Table #10 (Real Money)
Seat 1 is the button
Total number of players : 10
Seat 1: PJ147 ( 16602 )
Seat 2: terry_ace52 ( 8539 )
Seat 3: Hitman_H333 ( 15416 )
Seat 4: XxTardifxX ( 20097 )
Seat 5: kuparinen ( 78035 )
Seat 6: ByggemandBob ( 30550 )
Seat 7: gecco001 ( 19760 )
Seat 8: Irexes ( 21580 )
Seat 9: Mokahai ( 9720 )
Seat 10: JimJRranger ( 38379 )
Trny:31704492 Level:10
Blinds-Antes(800/1600 -50)
PJ147 posts ante [50].
terry_ace52 posts ante [50].
Hitman_H333 posts ante [50].
XxTardifxX posts ante [50].
kuparinen posts ante [50].
ByggemandBob posts ante [50].
gecco001 posts ante [50].
Irexes posts ante [50].
Mokahai posts ante [50].
JimJRranger posts ante [50].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Irexes [8s] [8c]
XxTardifxX folds
kuparinen folds
ByggemandBob folds
gecco001 folds
Irexes raises [3600]
Mokahai folds
JimJRranger raises [5600]
PJ147 folds
terry_ace52 folds
Hitman_H333 is all-In [13766]
Irexes folds
JimJRranger calls [9766]
** Dealing Flop ** [5h], [As], [10c]
** Dealing Turn ** [3c]
** Dealing River ** [10h]
JimJRranger shows [Ac], [Ah]a full house, Aces full of Tens.
Hitman_H333 shows [Kd, [Kh] two pairs, Kings and Tens.
JimJRranger wins 35632 chips from the main pot with a full house, Aces full of Tens.
Player Hitman_H333 finished in 261.

I pick the wrong time to have a go at the blinds from mid position. But good fold!

Hand 22

***** Hand History for Game 5665875418 *****
NL Texas Hold'em Trny:31704492 Level:11 Blinds-Antes(1000/2000 -75) - Sunday, February 11, 16:29:00 ET 2007
Table 300K Guaranteed Sunday (913000) Table #10 (Real Money)
Seat 7 is the button
Total number of players : 9
Seat 1: PJ147 ( 15577 )
Seat 4: XxTardifxX ( 24772 )
Seat 6: ByggemandBob ( 18700 )
Seat 7: gecco001 ( 14210 )
Seat 8: Irexes ( 12605 )
Seat 9: Mokahai ( 24559 )
Seat 10: JimJRranger ( 129040 )
Seat 3: yuyu102001 ( 12773 )
Seat 2: ggfunh ( 135612 )
Trny:31704492 Level:11
Blinds-Antes(1000/2000 -75)
PJ147 posts ante [75].
ggfunh posts ante [75].
yuyu102001 posts ante [75].
XxTardifxX posts ante [75].
ByggemandBob posts ante [75].
gecco001 posts ante [75].
Irexes posts ante [75].
Mokahai posts ante [75].
JimJRranger posts ante [75].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Irexes [2s] [Ks]
JimJRranger folds
PJ147 folds
ggfunh folds
yuyu102001 folds
XxTardifxX folds
ByggemandBob folds
gecco001 folds
Irexes calls [1000]
Mokahai checks
** Dealing Flop ** [10s], [Ah], [6c]
Irexes checks
BigHMT has joined the table.
Player BigHMT has been moved from table 23 to this table
Mokahai checks
** Dealing Turn ** [7h]
Irexes bets [2000]
Mokahai calls [2000]
** Dealing River ** [7d]
Irexes is all-In [8530]
Mokahai folds
Irexes does not show cards.
Irexes wins 17205 chips

Yes you read that correctly.

The money was only 15 away at this point and I'm under pressure from the blinds.

I didn't want to push preflop as I felt he had a big range to call (aggressive loose player) and I wouldn't be in good shape, if I min raise he pushes and I have to call, which is ugly. The call preflop gives me a chance to get away preflop and hopefully lets him check.

I check the flop because I wouldn't bet an ace and to bet says I haven't got one.

The turn I bet in a kind of weird continuation/defensive bet. I think he has to call regardless but probably raises anything that beats me.

The river is a pot-sized push from me, if the second 7 helped him I'm toast but he hasn't got an ace he'd have woken up on the turn and to be honest I think I just confused him. Would have cost $400 had it gone wrong and I'd have felt like a tool going out with K high :)

Hand 23

***** Hand History for Game 5665969757 *****
NL Texas Hold'em Trny:31704492 Level:12 Blinds-Antes(1500/3000 -75) - Sunday, February 11, 16:52:44 ET 2007
Table 300K Guaranteed Sunday (913000) Table #10 (Real Money)
Seat 4 is the button
Total number of players : 9
Seat 1: PJ147 ( 9702 )
Seat 2: ggfunh ( 160242 )
Seat 4: XxTardifxX ( 43369 )
Seat 5: BigHMT ( 62169 )
Seat 6: ByggemandBob ( 39125 )
Seat 7: gecco001 ( 15260 )
Seat 8: Irexes ( 12655 )
Seat 9: slazzy ( 12662 )
Seat 10: JimJRranger ( 136777 )
Trny:31704492 Level:12
Blinds-Antes(1500/3000 -75)
PJ147 posts ante [75].
ggfunh posts ante [75].
XxTardifxX posts ante [75].
BigHMT posts ante [75].
ByggemandBob posts ante [75].
gecco001 posts ante [75].
Irexes posts ante [75].
slazzy posts ante [75].
JimJRranger posts ante [75].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Irexes [Ac] [Ks]
gecco001 is all-In [15185]
Irexes is all-In [12580]
Babylon_ has joined the table.
Player Babylon_ has been moved from table 20 to this table
slazzy folds
JimJRranger folds
PJ147 folds
ggfunh folds
XxTardifxX folds
BigHMT folds
ByggemandBob folds
** Dealing Flop ** [Kh], [Js], [3c]
** Dealing Turn ** [Jc]
** Dealing River ** [4h]
gecco001 shows [7h], [7c]two pairs, Jacks and Sevens.
Irexes shows [Ac], [Ks]two pairs, Kings and Jacks.
gecco001 wins 2605 chips from side pot #1 with two pairs, Jacks and Sevens.
Irexes wins 30335 chips from the main pot with two pairs, Kings and Jacks.
In the money and my first coinflip, which I win :)

In the end I went out 136th of 1575 for $479 with the blinds huge and with KTs v AA :)

If anyone went through all of that then thanks for reading I got a lot out of it myself.
 
ChuckTs

ChuckTs

Legend
Went through all of 'em; well played sir.

I regularly play $10s and sometimes $20 MTTs, and the level of play is just miles behind that of this tourney. I mean literally, my biggest challenges during a game are getting cards, discipline, trying to figure out what the random nonsense plays mean, and having the balls to shove marginal hands when I'm getting down to those low-M situations.

Ballsy on that K2s hand :D Well played.
 
PopDog60

PopDog60

Guest
very well played, and a pretty nice cash too :) read em all by the way

loved the K2 hand on the bubble
 
Irexes

Irexes

Legend
Thanks chaps.

My usual game is the $33 and $55 MTTs and there's no doubt the play is stronger in this ($215 buy-in). However there are still plenty of donks it's a case of working out who they are.

I look up most people on the tracking websites to see what their "normal" buy-in is and whether they are a qualifier (like myself) and if it's their first time in this level of tourney. This can help give an indication of how comfortable they are getting involved in big pots.

There's plenty of people I've found who play exclusively $100+ buy-ins who have appalling records.


And I nearly blacked out waiting for him to fold in the K2 hand :)
 
Egon Towst

Egon Towst

Cardschat Elite
I went through all of it and enjoyed it. :)

Of this third batch of hands:

I can`t say I like your play on hand 15. Your raise of less than 3xBB looks tentative. I think you invited the resteal. Most reasonably aggressive players would have come back at you with any half-decent holding.

Hand 18 is a lucky break, but you need at least one such if you are going to get deep into a big MTT.

Congrats on your result. You came in through a qualifier ? How much did you invest to earn that $479 ?
 
Irexes

Irexes

Legend
I agree, hand 15 I was asking for trouble, particularly against an opponent I had pegged as aggressive.

It was $41 from the $11 rebuy qualifier last Monday. Giving another go tonight see if I can make it three qualifications in a row.
 
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