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« Reply #450 on: October 31, 2016, 20:43:32 PM »

Fun day Sunday at the G

My one regular tournament at the moment is the 4pm start at G.
25,000 chips, plus an extra 2,500 for regging by 3.45 and a structure that starts slow but gets pretty quick later. It"s major USP is that generally it ends on the same date that it started Smiley

Mostly it"s the usual story, 7 or 8 limpers reduced to 4 or 5 to the flop after a raise. Three bets are rarer than hen"s teeth, and tend to signify Aces, or occasionally Kings, but don"t expect people to fold.

Last night was a bit more fun...

Hand 1 50/100
I open QJ from the cut off to 250, Button raises to 700, I call. Flop is Qxx I check call 1050. Turn K, I check fold to a 2300 bet. Villain flips 42 off "like a boss". I pay no heed to it other than to ask "was that good?" in a bored tone.

Hand 2
6 to the flop I call A8dd all but completing the action after a small EP raise.
Flop A86 fd  
I check call a c-bet, as do three others
Turn is a 2 making two flush draws on the board
I check raise and  three of us see the very brick like J on the river
I lead and villain from hand 1 calls me with a J having missed his flush
He justified his call by saying that having bluffed me earlier he thought I was going for revenge Smiley
Pot size? Just over 20k.

Hand 3 100/200
My button, the two students to my left start to discuss how they will play BvB. It"s going to involve a raise, 3bet and a 4bet apparently.
I tell them it won"t be BvB because I will be raising if it folds to me.
Sure enough it does fold to me and I open ten deuce to 425
SB makes it 800
BB raises to 1550
I make it 4100, SB folds and BB looks affronted at the fact that I"m not sticking to the plan.
I say, "yeah, it was all a bit of fun, and I was going to raise any two here, but then I looked at my cards"
He had me dominated as it happens with Q2 , good job he folded Smiley

My evening ended early when having lost with AK v44 I then failed to outrun pocket sevens twice in three hands.
High hopes on the first run out where my K10 hit the 10 9 8 flop, but the inevitable 6 arrived on the turn.
KJ didn"t get even a look in

Must improve my flipping skills.

btw

Will Kassouf?
I know he"s a pain in the backside, I"ve been on a table with him in full flow, but I have to say that from what we"ve seen on the coverage from the WSOP he"s a substantially more attractive human being than the po-faced Josephy, Vayo, Hallaert et al.
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« Reply #451 on: November 02, 2016, 06:57:30 AM »

C"mon Qui Nguyen - stick it to the sanctimonious gets
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« Reply #452 on: November 02, 2016, 08:49:25 AM »

Kassouf was massively irritating, but no more irritating than the "y" needlessly stuck on the end of josephys last name.

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« Reply #453 on: November 02, 2016, 11:33:52 AM »


Kassouf was massively irritating, but no more irritating than the "y" needlessly stuck on the end of josephys last name.




WK was no more irritating than you son xx

Vayo and Mr Y are sanctimonious gits
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« Reply #454 on: November 02, 2016, 11:44:28 AM »



Kassouf was massively irritating, but no more irritating than the "y" needlessly stuck on the end of josephys last name.




WK was no more irritating than you son xx

Vayo and Mr Y are sanctimonious gits


It takes me at least 3 pints to get that annoying!
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« Reply #455 on: November 02, 2016, 11:57:40 AM »




Kassouf was massively irritating, but no more irritating than the "y" needlessly stuck on the end of josephys last name.




WK was no more irritating than you son xx

Vayo and Mr Y are sanctimonious gits


It takes me at least 3 pints to get that annoying!


I beg to differ... Smiley
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« Reply #456 on: November 02, 2016, 12:00:04 PM »





Kassouf was massively irritating, but no more irritating than the "y" needlessly stuck on the end of josephys last name.




WK was no more irritating than you son xx

Vayo and Mr Y are sanctimonious gits


It takes me at least 3 pints to get that annoying!


I beg to differ... Smiley


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« Reply #457 on: November 18, 2016, 08:24:21 AM »

Hand of the day from my evening at Genting Newcastle.

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Lots of limping, and limp calling

6 limpers at 100/200
BB makes it 5200 and gets a call from the Grand Central Station in seat 2

Flop 876
Bet call 6000
Turn 9 (two spades on board)
BB all in for c12000
Called by A6
BB has AQ spades and misses on a non spade 8 on the river....

It was only £220 to enter so I guess we have to expect this to happen...


Did I take advantage? I wish!
A combination of poor starting hands, horrible run outs and some poor decisions left me to jam Jacks, which fell to A10.,,
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« Reply #458 on: March 23, 2018, 10:53:18 AM »

Morning all.
I'm here to see if moaning about my incredible recent bad run of cards makes a difference.

Will see some of you on Saturday 31st March, and hopefully some more on Days 2 and 3.
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« Reply #459 on: March 26, 2018, 16:31:50 PM »

Saturday 31st March will be my Birthday and I will be making my first entry into the WCOAP Main Event.
But I guess it's a young man's game these days, and 64 yr old blokes with seven grandchildren win nowt.
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« Reply #460 on: March 26, 2018, 18:48:56 PM »

We still can I'm 69 on the 30th & will be playing main event & champions of champions. Good luck
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« Reply #461 on: March 30, 2018, 14:47:41 PM »

Saturday 31st March will be my Birthday and I will be making my first entry into the WCOAP Main Event.
But I guess it's a young man's game these days, and 64 yr old blokes with seven grandchildren win nowt.
Good luck in WCOAP Main Event David. I am sure you will make it through to the later stages. Age is just a state of mind.
You are not old anyway, you are only a senior, not a super senior yet  Smiley
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« Reply #462 on: April 01, 2018, 18:15:23 PM »

Day 1a WCOAP Main

Relaxed drive across the Pennines with The Fossil, pausing en route to get a cup of Starbucks Pike Place. A chance to see Lucy and Tom, and a quick chat with Ger before the game started.

The structure is amazingly good. Deep stacks and a 45 minute clock for a £110 buy in is what APAT is all about.

I started badly, an ill-advised bluff on the river got looked up with the words “curiosity kills you” and a sequence of unpleasant run outs and poor starting hands meant I had less than half my starting stack by the first break.
By the dinner break I had stopped losing chips, but was still marooned at just under the 10k mark.
Post-dinner I took advantage of the structure and worked extra hard on picking spots and managed to get a) above starting stack, and then b) to somewhere around 40k.
A misjudged call of a shove cost me just under half my stack** but I closed the day with 28,700 chips plus a chair to continue my quest for a good return for Raise for Jack, and a bracelet for me.


**
I opened AdQd from early position and got two callers. C-bet the KcXcX flop and got shoved on. I felt his shove was more weighted to having two clubs. He had KsQs and I really should have considered that he would stop and go with a lot of hands of that nature with a 10BB stack.
If he had jammed pre I would have called and lost, he gave me the chance to get away from it which I failed to take.

well, back next Saturday with 18BB and a 60 minute clock. Easy decisions time.
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