Sunday, June 16, 2013
I played in a $240 tournament yesterday at the Golden Nugget. This was for seniors. There were about 4400 that entered the WSOP on Friday and all but about 700 (not sure of this number, but an estimate) were knocked out, so this gave some of them another shot at glory. Caesar's Palace also had one.
The Nugget is downtown (vs. the Strip), but that's good. After I busted out, there was the Fremont Street Experience!
My busto hand? I was under the gun with about 13,000 chips. Blinds were 600/300/50 and I peeked at my cards and saw Q-Q. I raised to 1800 and it folded to the cutoff who hemmed and hawed and finally called. The button went through the same stuff and finally called as well. It was obvious neither hand much. The small blind folded and the big blind moved all in for about the same stack as mine. What would you do?
This smelled like a squeeze play to me as he "knew" neither caller had much. I called and the two others went away. Unfortutely, the big blind had a hand -- K-K and I didn't improve. Sometimes, that's just how it goes and if you can't accept it, tournament poker isn't for you. Don't forget that there's another tournament tonight or tomorrow.
Images taken with my P&S.