submitted on May 4, 2007, 10:23 AM
Played in the Riverchasers last night, and also had a 90-person doublestack running.
Played well at the Riverchasers, and I made it a point to really stick to my style, which is to play tight, play smart, and be aggressive with my good hands. I really tried to avoid playing out of position, which is not something I do well and usually costs me a lot of chips. Ended up busting out in 30th out of 81 players, which is disappointing considering I was in the top half of the leaderboard at the time. UTG raised 4x, CO called, I pushed for about 18BB or so in an attempt to squeeze with Jacks. Unfortunately, it's hard to squeeze when UTG has Kings. Dammit. The guy just had Aces literally five hands prior, so I didn't put him on a big pocket pair. What a cardrack. Still, I was glad to get back into the points, which had been missing from my last several BBT tournaments.
Meanwhile, I went into mini-tilt at my other tourney, which I had really been treading water with, not getting much to play. I had sucked out on someone trying to raise my blinds on the button. I pushed with JQ sooooted, of course the guy had Kings, and I rivered two pair to double up. Donkeriffic. It was all for not, however, as I busted in the 30s when I pushed on a preflop raise with 10s, and someone showed me Kings again, and they held up. Stupid push by me, but once I busted from the Riverchasers I just lost my interest in playing, I guess.
In general, I've been staying away from cash games, although I have been sitting down to donk it up at the 10NL table. I just need to figure out what the hell I'm doing wrong, because I feel like I'm playing mostly well, but the mistakes I make tend to cost me huge. So until then, I'm playing the micro cash games, and I'm mostly sticking to S&Gs and the blonkaments, since that's what I'm most comfortable with.
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