Saturday, November 16, 2013
Just short of the money
The third Saturday of each month, the Gold Strike has a big tournament that has a $20,000 guarantee. Entry fee is $225 with 15K in starting chips. The first hour has 20-minute levels, then they increase to 30 minutes.
Today, only 83 runners entered, so there was a nice overlay. Ten got paid and I went out in either 14th or 15, boo.
I played one deal poorly. A weak-tight player raised to 12K from a 42K stack with the blinds at 2000/4000/5oo. This was odd as you often just shove a good hand with 10 big blinds. It folded to me in the big blind and I peeked at my hole cards to see: ♦A ♦Q. I had already seen him lay down pocket 10s to a pre-flop shove (folks don't make a fold like this and then show, bad idea), so I decided to shove and see if he would fold. He didn't and I lost the hand. In retrospect, if I just call, then shove the flop (standard stop-and-go) he would likely have folded.
This was for about half my chips. Not long after, I ran 7-7 into queens to bust. Not fun.
Photo taken with my phone camera.