Saturday, 3 March 2012

Friday night at Genting Fountain Park

So just a little update, sticking to my goals of playing live at least once a month I went out and played at Genting last night. The tournie is £20+10+10 but after my last outing the 50p/50p cash game was always going to be the main attraction.

The tournie itself was really freaking frustrating.. 106 runners and I manage to start the 4th level after addons with 43k at 300/600.. not that I went round counting but  I reckon i was top 10 chips, gent to my right was the only one that had me covered with like 50k.. (this is important).

Villian loved the limp call with any Ace, I saw loads of showdowns from him and he'd limp call out of position with A3/A6/AK/A9. I'm not calling him bad he was getting some monster hands but was making sure he got max value from them he just obviously had very little knowledge of position or reverse implied odds.

Anyway big hand of the tournie Level 4 (300/600).. Im MP1 (43k).. villain (48k) limps UTG+1 and I make it 2k with AhKd.. Button with 12k flats and villian calls.

Flop As Kc Tc

Villain leads for 5k

I then start to think.. this is a really wet board but I have top two.. I'm discounting sets as he raises these UTG+1 always so what can he have.. sure he can have QJ here he can also have any Ax combo perhaps with a flush draw. My main concern is how deep I am the rest of the table doesn't exceed 15k and I don't have to get involved here but there is one hand in his whole range im scared of..

So i raise 10k to partly find out where I am and partly for value.

Button folds and he insta shoves.. Am I too deep to call here? I tank go through all his showdown hands where he has limp called.. he's shown Ax 7-8 times.. AT could be the very top of this range and he probably thinks he's good, Ax flush draws and QJ..

So I call he shows QJ and I head to the cash games after missing my 4 outs. Am I too deep to make this call? Perhaps in a bigger tournie i can find my fold but meh

Cash Games

So I get on the list for the 50p/50p game (£25min/£150max) and it's not started yet so its a little wait and we start up.

This is my second time playing this game on a Fri night, last time I played i bought in for £150 and left with £640.. mainly thanks to a very very drunken donator, donations aside I actually think I have a solid live cash game, especially 9 handed it seems to curb my agression and without offending anyone very few players playing this level have the ability to play 300bbs deep. I feel I have a sound understanding of position and playing deep and in my small sample size I felt I was the best player in the game.

This session wasn't to be as easy as my first.. played from 11 through til 5am and finished up with £610 from my £150 buyin. The players in the game were a lot more aggressive I also managed to miss two huge combo draws against the same guy which chipped away at my stack early on.

Hand that made the session was as follows.. ~ This is standard right?

5-6 hours into the session I'm playing £230 and have the button.. CO has £125 and BB has £300.. Folds to the CO who calls 50p I have KcKs and make it £3.50.. BB tanks for a bit and makes it £11, CO calls and I wait abit before making it £34.. they both call..

Flop 9c5c2c

BB comes out firing £67, CO folds and I think this is a pretty standard shove.. BB calls after saying I can't have the made flush and I probably have AcAx. He has red nines and I river the 3c. For a big pot.

So in two sessions i've won £950 in this game.. 1900 big blinds or 19 buyins for a standard £50nl game.. not bad for 16 hours work.. anyway i've only had 3 hours sleep after getting in at 5:30am so I am off to bed. Will definitely be playing this game again this month.


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