OUCH . . . drawing dead and then some . . .

BillyTheBull

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So, this past Sunday I was very excited to play a tournament final at a local casino where the lucky winner would walk away with a $12000 pkg to the wsop ME. I'd qualified into this tourney a couple of weeks ago via an $80 satellite where I took 3rd and won $570, and this WSOP seat final was essentially a freeroll (paid out of a portion of all the qualifier fees and an additional $20 "buy-in" on Sunday). There were 62 players and it was "winner takes all", so I knew it wouldn't be easy, but I felt confident and thought I had a legitimate shot against anyone in the room.

We started w/ 15k in chips and 20-min blinds (at 25/50), so the format seemed to allow for plenty of play and there was no need to rush anything. Regardless, three or four of the guys at my table were very loose from the get-go, chasing flush draws to the river, limping from everywhere with all kinds of hands, and showing down all sorts of stuff, so I was patiently waiting for a good spot to snap someone off. I didn't play a lot of hands in the first hour, and the only significant pot I played unfortunately cost me about 3500 chips when one of the donkeys rivered a T w/ AT to my pair of sixes after calling two bets against terrible pot odds w/ overs and a FD. :rolleyes:

So, a while later I had about 9500 chips left, the blinds were 200/400 (getting ready to go up again), and I picked up KK in EP; I open-raised to 1400, one of the loose donkeys called from MP, and another one called from the B (both had me covered). The flop came 6Q6 rainbow -- which I thought was pretty safe, as QQ would've almost certainly re-raised me PF, and any hand containing a 6 seemed unlikely in this spot. The pot was now 4800 and I had a little over 8k left, so I bet 3500, hoping to either pick up the pot right there or maybe get raised by AQ or something like that where I could go AI and double up. However, the first guy just called, the B folded, and we continued HU. I really wasn't sure what to put him on, but I thought his range certainly included AK-AT, KQ-KT, QJ-QT, as well as med pocket pairs, and it would not have been beyond this guy to call the flop hoping to pick up a back-door FD or SD, or just make a pair. The turn was a 3, another safe card, so I went AI (as that's really the only move I have left there w/ nearly 12k in the pot). Unfortunately, the other guy called instantly and turned over 66 :eek: . . . he flopped quads and I was drawing deader than a decomposed body. I didn't even stick around long enough to see the river. . . .

What a nasty beat . . . or was it? I don't think I could've done anything different there, but if anyone has any thoughts, I'd appreciate your constructive criticism. In any case, the next one of these is in about 3 weeks, so I'm hoping for better luck then. . . .
 
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SeanyJ

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Not a bad beat since he had the best hand when the money went it, it is a cooler though :p
 
Jillychemung

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Yep that's a cooler and that's poker. Nothing you could do.
 
Steveg1976

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Sounds like exactly the kind of hand that makes LAG's lots of money. There is almost no way you put him on a monster and it is his calls look like he is chasing not slowplaying. Tough hand though.
 
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and that is a why a lags way is the best way :smile:

Absolutely nothing you could have done in the hand. Since pocket 6's is the only hand you can be afraid of, with qq likely to re raise pre flop and a stray 6 in a hand would be strange. Since 6,6 is the only hand to be scared of, there is nothing you can do.

Although this is where jeniffer tilly would be afraid of quads and check it down. Maybe there is sense to her madness
 
BillyTheBull

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Sounds like exactly the kind of hand that makes LAG's lots of money. There is almost no way you put him on a monster and it is his calls look like he is chasing not slowplaying.

Yeah, you're right on that one . . . although, in the long run I'd love to get called by 66 every time I make a PF raise with KK -- I have no doubt that I'd come out way ahead over time. It just sucked that this one happened to me in this spot during this particular tourney, as opposed to any old run-of-the-mill tourney where all that's at stake is $100 or so.

Anyway, I just got done taking down the weekly bluff League at Carbon and dished out my share of suck-outs along the way, so I definitely ain't worried about that beat any more (it's so, like, last week. . .). :D
 
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