Once in a Blu Moon

Saturday, September 13, 2008

WCOOP - Event #18

I am waiting to begin WCOOP Event #18 which is a $215 buy-in HORSE MTT. There are 2091 people signed up making the prize pool $418,200. We start with T3000 in chips, 12 min levels, and 304 get paid. Let's see how this goes...



The 1st hour the blinds were so low that you really couldn't make any significant moves. Nothing exciting and I ended up with T2869 with only 2 people busting out. Lol - they had to try hard to do that.


The second hour things picked up. In the Stud level, I got someone to call my flush down with just 6's and 4's. I also started with split A's twice and won both hands. Up to a nice T5205 at the end of hour two and only 65 peeps out total.


In hour 3 during the LHE round, I get KK and it gets 3 bet 3 ways. I copied the hand because I'm not sure if I played it right. LHE is one of my weakest games. Check it out:

PokerStars Game #20383857123: Tournament #200800018, $200+$15 HORSE (Hold'em Limit) - Level XI (60/120) - 2008/09/13 18:49:06 ET
Table '200800018 192' 8-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: Crazyfish_18 (1407 in chips)
Seat 2: Chancew (1467 in chips)
Seat 3: BluMK (5295 in chips)
Seat 4: BetterHand (294 in chips)
Seat 5: IHateChu (5208 in chips)
Seat 6: Kirdorfer (3543 in chips)
Seat 7: Koyotito (3952 in chips)
Seat 8: mabel10 (2680 in chips)
Kirdorfer: posts small blind 30
Koyotito: posts big blind 60
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to BluMK [Ks Kc]
mabel10: folds
Crazyfish_18: raises 60 to 120
Chancew: folds
BluMK: raises 60 to 180
BetterHand: folds
IHateChu: calls 180
Kirdorfer: calls 150
Koyotito: folds
Crazyfish_18: folds
*** FLOP *** [8d 6h Ac]
Kirdorfer: checks
BluMK: checks
IHateChu: checks
*** TURN *** [8d 6h Ac] [4s]
Kirdorfer: checks
BluMK: bets 120
IHateChu: folds
Kirdorfer: calls 120
*** RIVER *** [8d 6h Ac 4s] [Kd]
Kirdorfer: checks
BluMK: bets 120
Kirdorfer: calls 120
*** SHOW DOWN ***
BluMK: shows [Ks Kc] (three of a kind, Kings)
Kirdorfer: mucks hand
BluMK collected 1200 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 1200 Rake 0
Board [8d 6h Ac 4s Kd]
Seat 1: Crazyfish_18 folded before Flop
Seat 2: Chancew folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: BluMK showed [Ks Kc] and won (1200) with three of a kind, Kings
Seat 4: BetterHand folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: IHateChu (button) folded on the Turn
Seat 6: Kirdorfer (small blind) mucked [Td Tc]
Seat 7: Koyotito (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 8: mabel10 folded before Flop (didn't bet)



Things then started to wrong during this LHE level. I lost a turned straight to a rivered flush. I lost flopped top two pair to a turned flush. During the Razz round, Bill Chen gets moved to my table with an avg stack. I really don't play any differently just because they are a p-stars pro. I analyze their game just like anyone elses. During the Stud round, I have this interesting hand - please comment on my play:

PokerStars Game #20384817239: Tournament #200800018, $200+$15 HORSE (7 Card Stud Limit) - Level XIV (80/160) - 2008/09/13 19:31:51 ET
Table '200800018 94' 8-max
Seat 1: imSMARTurDUM (3238 in chips)
Seat 2: Colonel Mort (4731 in chips)
Seat 3: BluMK (3943 in chips)
Seat 4: WelshMackem (4085 in chips)
Seat 5: Bill Chen (6986 in chips)
Seat 6: 1hugeidiot (3994 in chips)
Seat 7: arashhh23 (2567 in chips)
Seat 8: dtbss (4823 in chips)
Colonel Mort: posts the ante 16
BluMK: posts the ante 16
WelshMackem: posts the ante 16
Bill Chen: posts the ante 16
1hugeidiot: posts the ante 16
arashhh23: posts the ante 16
dtbss: posts the ante 16
imSMARTurDUM: posts the ante 16
*** 3rd STREET ***
Dealt to imSMARTurDUM [5h]
Dealt to Colonel Mort [Qd]
Dealt to BluMK [7d Jh 8d]
Dealt to WelshMackem [4s]
Dealt to Bill Chen [7s]
Dealt to 1hugeidiot [9s]
Dealt to arashhh23 [9c]
Dealt to dtbss [Tc]
WelshMackem: brings in for 24
Bill Chen: folds
1hugeidiot: folds
arashhh23: folds
dtbss: folds
imSMARTurDUM: folds
Colonel Mort: folds
BluMK: raises 56 to 80
WelshMackem: calls 56
*** 4th STREET ***
Dealt to BluMK [7d Jh 8d] [7h]
Dealt to WelshMackem [4s] [7c]
BluMK: bets 80
WelshMackem: raises 80 to 160
BluMK: raises 80 to 240
WelshMackem: calls 80
*** 5th STREET ***
Dealt to BluMK [7d Jh 8d 7h] [2c]
Dealt to WelshMackem [4s 7c] [3c]
BluMK: checks
WelshMackem: bets 160
BluMK: calls 160
*** 6th STREET ***
Dealt to BluMK [7d Jh 8d 7h 2c] [8s]
Dealt to WelshMackem [4s 7c 3c] [Ah]
BluMK: checks
WelshMackem: bets 160
BluMK: raises 160 to 320
WelshMackem: calls 160
*** RIVER ***
Dealt to BluMK [7d Jh 8d 7h 2c 8s] [8h]
BluMK: bets 160
WelshMackem: calls 160
*** SHOW DOWN ***
BluMK: shows [7d Jh 8d 7h 2c 8s 8h] (a full house, Eights full of Sevens)
WelshMackem: mucks hand
BluMK collected 2048 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2048 Rake 0
Seat 1: imSMARTurDUM folded on the 3rd Street (didn't bet)
Seat 2: Colonel Mort folded on the 3rd Street (didn't bet)
Seat 3: BluMK showed [7d Jh 8d 7h 2c 8s 8h] and won (2048) with a full house, Eights full of Sevens
Seat 4: WelshMackem mucked [3h 4c 4s 7c 3c Ah 6s]
Seat 5: Bill Chen folded on the 3rd Street (didn't bet)
Seat 6: 1hugeidiot folded on the 3rd Street (didn't bet)
Seat 7: arashhh23 folded on the 3rd Street (didn't bet)
Seat 8: dtbss folded on the 3rd Street (didn't bet)

I finish hour three at T4099 with the avg at T3867 and 1622 people left.



Hour 4 - during the Razz round, I lost a good pot drawing to a 7 4 but ending up with an 8 7 and losing to as 7 6 high. Down to T2503. However, on the last hand of the Razz round, I got a very aggressive player short stack allin and I end up w/ a 7 6 high to take him out. Back up to T4846. Fast forward to the last hand of the hour in Stud H/L, I make a classic mistake trying to catch a low with no high and brick out to lose the hand. Down to T3502 with the avg at T5507 with 1137 peeps left. This was a big mistake and I think I was getting frustrated not getting any cards. It only takes one hand to ruin a tourney sometimes and I really think this one did it for me.



Hour 5 starts crappy in th LHE round. I raise in mp with JJ and it folds around to the BB who flat calls. Flop is A A 7 - he checks and I check. Turn is blank, he checks and I bet and he just calls? River is blank and he checks again and I check to see him turn over the monster A4s. Down to T2902. No card till the Razz round where I have T2952 and get it allin preflop against a short stack with T1476. I have 8 6 2 and he has 8 6 4. I brick out and he takes it down and I'm on life support at T1356. I'm down to T600 in the Stud round and triple up with just a pair of 7's! Up to T1800. I get it allin preflop with a 3 flush to start and someone calls me with split 3's?? He ends up with 2 pair and IGNH and I'm out in 781/2091.



Prior to this year, I had only played in one WCOOP event - the $320 Stud in 2006 where I bubbled right before the money. This year I have gotten to play in three events and was playing with confidence. I haven't had the results I was looking for going into each one. It's hard to play a big tourney and not get cards or make a mistake because the payouts are so much higher than the normal tourneys I play. I just keep telling myself that there will be more. I am looking at the $320 6-handed event on the 17th. I'm not sure if I will have the money to play though. If I do, I will cetainly track my progress here. Till next time...

Blu



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