so just got back from manchester gukpt after busting 38th or something. disapointed that i ran bad but played pretty good so im not tilted by it.
So i went up to manchester on thursday night with andy and stayed in some crappy hotel in salford. It did have gd internet tho so i grinded pkr 1knl, the pkr 17k and the ongame 1k (day1a). think i broke even in cash (not sure tho) after losing a flip to dannykk. managed 3rd in pkr 17k despite me having all of the chips with 8 left and the softest final table ive ever played. Most importantly i got through to 2nd day of the ongame 1k (its on sunday) with a reasonable stack. It could of clashed with the gukpt final table but i was hoping to two table them. lol. not sure if they would let me play on my laptop at the final table tho.
Anyways to the gukpt, i started of badly despite another ridiclously soft starting table. was down to 3k after i isolate two limpers w/ KJcc and got called behind and by the first limper. flop was QxTx7xc. i bet 1500 into 2.2k and both call (despite them having 3.5k and 2k back each). the 8c came on the turn and i reluctantly called the first ;impers 3.8k shove (pot was 6.8kish) he ahs J9 for turned nuts (lol). so i have 3.5k after that but dbl back to 7k pretty quick when i get AK in vs 99 and win. After this i tried to punt my stack in 4 way raised pot when i check shoved 98ss n 865hh after a bet and a call. and got nitrolled by AKhh. I suckout/hold and get to 17k.
After this i get to 37k after a few smallish pots and a big one where i flat JJ pre and bet 3 streets vs an overcaller on 852r9Q. I grind the rest of the day and dont get any hands till the penultimate hand of the night.
I had blinded down to 27k and opened AQs in c/o to 2.6k at 500-1kbb. btn 3 bet to 8k and im rdy to jam it in. however some delightful young player decides to cold call the sb. i thought he was pretty decent so figured his range was TT+ here and that he or btn would def call my jam and id be lucky to be racing. So i fold. They somehow get to showdown as the board bricks off (no queen came) and btn has AK and sb has 66 (wtf??). So i end up being really happy to now be freerolling a tournament where i shld of busted.
Day 2 comes along and im ready to get started (despite having to start with 23k at 1200bb). i fold a few orbits and get walked once. so decided to open J10s utg with 22k. obv this is pretty loose but table was playing super nitty and i felt i could get it thru. If i got flatted then my hand plays pretty well vs their flatting range. Also this was the bigest ante lvl (100 ante to 1200bb) so felt i shld be active. anyways sb flats with 35bb stack 9 (had seen him flat BB last hand with A7ss). Flop comes KJ6 with one of my suit. i check it back obv, and bet the turn when he checks twice. He calls. river is a blank and i check behind cos he could be checkcalling stronger hands (AJ, Kx mb) also if i bet and get called and lose i would have 10bbs instead of 19bbs. so i check and he has 22 and i win.
so im on 28kish and open 22 in the cutoff to 3.3k. sb flats and flop comes down pretty good J32dd. i bet 5k and he jams. I ahve my headphones on so dont snap call cos he says allin and i dont hear him but eventually i ask whats going on and delay snap. He has AJ and manages to turn a 5 for a gutshot but i hold vs the minii sweat.
After that hand i have 68k and was ready to take over the table. Once again i open 22 in mid position and the guy behind me falts with 22bbs (so obv he is v strong) sb flats (28bbs ish). flop comes 973r, and we check it around. turn is an 8 and i bet 6k into 10k and the sb calls while the other dwells and folds (said he has AK; learn how to jam preflop imo). river is a 2 and im thinking "easy game", I jam over his 8k bet and he snaps J10o. i cry inside a little.
so then i split a 35k pot with AK to AQ and go into nit mode with a 20bb stack. I finally get a hand at the 2400 lvl with a 40k stack. decided to open KQs in the c/o (sometimes id jame here with my stack size but felt matt perrins in the bb mite do something spazzy if i just open and always get it in preflop if i can). so perrins jams QJs with his 14bb stack me. Seems like a bad spot given my nit mode and short stack equals me having a range that crushes QJs, which i did have crushed. Unfortuanltely he binks a J and im down to 4bbs, and bust pretty quickly after.
Bit disapointed cos felt i was gonna get there on this one.
Mb next time...
wish me luck in ongame 1k.(sn THE_CHEEEESE)