Saturday, July 9, 2011
Aces vs. aces vs. MOJO
Above: The shot clock at the tournament today after five hours play.
One hundred and eleven runners paid $160 to play in the Saturday poker tournament at the Horseshoe Casino. I busted out in twenty-second place. My downfall was calling a three-times the big blind raise (12,000) with ♥Q ♥J. A guy behind me moved all in for another 18,000 and the original raiser called. It would cost me 18,000 to win a 101,000 pot (there were 6,000 in blinds and 5000 in antes), so I called. The original raised turned over ♥A ♦A. The all-in guy showed ♠A ♣A!
The flop had a jack and the turn had a queen -- I'm ahead! But the river put a fourth spade on the board giving the all-in guy a flush.
I started the hand with 35,000 in chips where the average stack was 55,000. Should I have called. I think I shouldn't have called the original 12,000 bet, but once I did, the pot was too big to give it up. If I got lucky, that would have given me the chips I needed to win the tournament.
Tomorrow's another day.
Photo by MOJO with my P&S.