Monday, June 18, 2012
I hate aces
The Venetian is having a deep-stack tournament while the WSOP is going on. Today, a friend and I played in a $600 buy-in Senior event. It had nice 40-minute levels and the blinds and antes didn't zoom up. We started with 15,000 chips.
I was pretty much card dead and my stack showed it. I was able to rebuild and when I had around 15,000 chips, I picked up A-K and made my normal raise. The guy behind me reraised, and a short stack shoved. I moved in and the guy called and showed A-Q. People play A-Q like it's the nuts. Believe me, it's not.
The flop came with an ace, the turn was another ace and the river was a blank and I now had a nice chip stack.
I lost a pot and dropped down to about 25,000 and this hand played out: A guy raised to 2000 when the blinds were 800/400/75 and I saw ♠A ♥A in the hole. I reraised to 5000 and he called. The flop was ♥4 ♥5 ♦6 -- pretty scary looking. I had about 19,000 and shoved. The guy called and turned over ♥7 ♥6. He had a million outs and wasn't going anywhere. The turn was another 6 and the river was a blank and I headed for the rail.
Photo taken with my P&S.