Tuesday, January 1, 2013
I just got back from visiting my friend Kate and haven't played poker for two weeks (other than some cheap sit-and-goes). Today's New Year's Day, so time to grind.
I often play at a $12+1 tournament at Bovada. Unfortunately, it starts at 10 a.m., but I didn't wake up until after 11, oops. Instead, I jumped in a $10+1 tourney with 203 runners.
A-K was my nemesis. With two tables left, I raised with ♥A ♦K, and a short stack shoved. The math said to call and I was happy when he showed ♥10 ♥9. The flop had aking, but two hearts and the river was another heart.
Then at the final table, I made a 3 times the BB bet with 7-7. A short stack moved all in, and again the numbers said to call. He turned over A-K and flopped two kings, leaving me with nine big blinds. On a better day, I would recover, but here I didn't and finished fifth.
This was a good/bad way to start the new year. A final table is good. The difference between fifth and first (money-wise) was bad.
Happy New Year to readers.