quinta-feira, 17 de abril de 2008
Solverde # 4 was a weird tournament for me. I was very comfortable at the first table although I didn’t play too many pots. Actually I wasn’t involved in any big pots, which are crucial for a stack development through the tourney. I remember having AQ at level 2, blinds 50/100; I raised from MP, 1 caller. The flop came 984, I checked, he checked (I didn’t opt for the cbet as I was trying to control the pot size); turn X, at this point I decided to bet and try to take the pot there as my opponent seemed to be passive, he called; river A, I check, he checks and mucks a pair of 10s (I probably should had bet the river for 2 reasons: value bet and not showing my cards). As I said earlier the tourney developed and I wasn’t able to connect flops with my holding hands. However I managed to stay at least on the average stack size as I changed table later on level 6.
At the new table the first hand I played was a pocket of 8s on the cut off. Someone raised MP, I decided to just call and the BB also called. The flop came QJX, BB check, initial raiser bet and I folded. I wasn’t very happy with the way I played this hand, probably should have raised pre-flop as I later knew that the initial raiser wasn’t holding such a big hand. I then got aces on the bb, a short stack raised, I re-raised and he folded pre-flop…Unfortunately after this hand I had a cold deck and found myself short stack after a few orbits. When there were 5 minutes left for the dinner break I was on the button with 108off and a stack of 6k, blinds 300/600 with ante. It was clear to me at this point that I had to make a move before I got the blinds as they would be 400/800. So as everybody folded to me I moved all-in and was lightly called by the BB with QJ. Flop was Q10X, turn and river brought no help and I was out. Hope to do better next time!
quarta-feira, 9 de abril de 2008
Solverde Season#4 - Vilamoura - 5/6 Abril 2008
Antes de mais, queria agradecer aos meus colegas de equipa todo o apoio que me deram durante o torneio, muito obrigado.
Durante as primeiras horas quase não mexi na mesa, apenas jogando alguns pares pequenos (77, 44, 55) e por outras vezes uns suited conected, mas sem conseguir muito êxito, tirando um 66 que tive na BB, que ganhei algumas fichas com ele onde faço trio no turn, conseguindo arrancar algumas fichas a um jogador onde tinha um par de 77. Tive mais um AQ e AK mas não tive qualquer acção com qualquer uma dessas mãos.
Chega a hora de jantar e tava com 9100 fichas e onde a AV. era +- 16k, com a necessidade de ganhar fichas e com a minha stack cada vez mais fragilizada fui ALL IN com AT copas mas n recebi call, passado umas mãos mãos tive AK a história repetiu-se, foi então que mudei de mesa, e tudo mudou para mim. Fui para uma mesa onde estavam alguns bons jogadores, passado 4 mãos de tar lá e com +- 6,5k e blinds a 600/1200, fui ALL IN com QQ, onde recebo call de um K9 paus em middle posicion, e faço double up, começava ai a minha recuperação, mais tarde e com cerca de 16k e blinds a 1500/3000 e ante 300 tenho 99 no botão, um jogador que eu conheço muito bem e sei que é muito agressivo faz raise para 7k do UTG+2, outro jogadore vai ALL IN mas tava bastante short com cerca de 6.5k, eu com o meu 99 e depois de reflectir por algum tempo, faço Reraise ALL IN, porque sabia que era o momento ideal de me relançar no torneio e tentar quase triplicar a minha stack, e assim foi, todos os dois jogadores tinham a mesma mão A8, o meu 99 consegui aguentar-se. Mão a seguir recebo AA, e ganho mais um bom pote onde um jogador que na mão anterior ficou short vai ALL IN, existe um reraise para 8500, novamente faço Reraise ALL IN de 37k, o jogador que faz reraise, folda o seu JJ, e ai ganhei mais um bom pote atirando-me para os 65k, andei depois durante algum tempo sem me mexer, e sem conseguir ganhar algumas fichas, as Blinds subiam e perdiam muito da minha stack para as blinds e antes, foi então que tudo faz fold até mim e eu só vendo um A no botão vou ALL IN e recebo um call da BB com 99, mas para meu espanto tinha nessa mão AA, e dobro as fichas.
Voltei a mudar de mesa e fui parar a mesa do chip leader, n conseguindo nessa altura mexer-me muito, havia sempre constantes ALL IN com shorts stacks e eu sem mãos n podia acompanhar, mais tarde e com apenas 23 jogadores e com cerca de 40k e blinds a 2500 / 5000 e Ante a 1000 recebo JJ e decido fazer Call ALL IN a um big raise do chip leader, ele tinha A8, no flop bate logo um A e acaba ai a minha participação neste torneio.
First of all, I would like to thank all my team mates for all their support during the tournament. Thank you very much all.
During the first tournament hours I tried to play flops with middle/small pocket pairs and suited connectors, but I was not being very successful except for a 66 in the big blind that the turn helped to improve to a three of a kind and with this I could extract some chips from my opponent who held 77. I had as well AQ and AK but I had no action with this two hands.
At the dinner break I had 9100 chips and the average stack was 16000. I really needed to win some chips to get back to the average stack and I moved all in with A10 and later with AK but everybody folded.
I moved to another table where there were some really good players and after four hands I moved all in with my remaining 6500 chip (blinds where 600/1200) with QQ and I got a caller from middle position with K9 that doubled me up. Later in the tournament with 16K in chips (blinds 1500/3000, ante 300) I have 99 on the button and there is a player which is very aggressive that raises to 7K on early position and a short stacked player (with 6,5K) that goes all in. After thinking for a while I decided to move all in as well because I knew my hand was the best and this was the right time to have a comfortable position in the tournament. My two opponents had the same hand, A8, and my 99 survived. Right after this hand I get dealt AA and the player that raised on early position before moves all in, another player reraises to 8400 and I moved all in (37K). The reraiser folds his JJ and I won a nice pot (65K). I stayed quiet for a while without winning any chips. The blinds and antes kept going up and a couple of hands later everybody folds to me in the button, I looked at one of my cards and saw an Ace. This was enough to go all in to steal the blinds, but the big blind holding 99 called me. When I turned up both cards I was so surprised that I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. The other card was an Ace as well and I was able to double up my stack.
After a couple of hands I was moved to the chip leader table. All the short stacks were moving all in at that time, so I wasn’t able to play any hands or try to steal the blinds. My hands were so miserable that I couldn’t risk to double up any of my opponents.
Later on with only 23 players in the tournament, and me short stacked with 40K chips (blinds 2,5K/5K; antes 1K), I called the chip leader big raise (all my stack). Unfortunately my JJ wasn’t strong enough to beat his A8 when an Ace came on the flop and I finished the tournament in 23th.
quarta-feira, 20 de fevereiro de 2008
It was a very complicated tournament for me. Before the dinner break my hands were so miserable that I couldn’t exceed the average stack and when the break came I was one of the tournament short stacks. I knew I needed a double up and decided that it was time to gamble, picking up the right time to make a move (which due to my tight image I was hoping to squeeze some limpers and steal some blinds with success). With my “All In Mode” on, I was having success hanging on waiting for the so desirable double up. Unfortunately I wasn’t paid when I had 3 times AK and by that time I was loosing my tight image so I had to calm down. After a while with no hands and no spots to make a move I was afraid that my stack was getting so short that it wouldn’t represent any danger for the blinds. I told to myself that dying for the blinds was out of question so I moved all in with a hand that was reasonable regarding my position. I was called by JJ and my A8 was not strong enough to beat it. How ironic to finish my participation in the tournament holding the “Dead Man’s Hand”.
Nuno Gomes (nsemog)
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