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Old 01-13-2008, 06:13 PM   #1
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Showboat Tournament II - Trip Reports, Anyone?

How'd everyone do yesterday? Any 2+2ers have a great run? Post your trip reports here!

My day was a disaster. I went out on the second hand after the first break on a totally boneheaded play by me.

I was at an average table... mostly tight players, one complete donkey, one wildcard player who joined late and made an audacious (but successful) bluff for all his chips on a busted draw, and a couple loose players.

I spent the first three levels playing tight, but aggressive when I got involved in a pot, showing down winners. I made one nice call on the river with just a pair on a 4-cards-to-a-straight board against the donkey, and I made it to the first break a little above even. My guess is that I was playing maybe 15% of the hands. I just know that I was folding a lot during those first three levels.

Right after the break, the antes kicked in, and I decided that I would use position to pick up some pots with the least confrontation possible. On the second hand, I was in the CO with QdJd. With the blinds 100/200+25, there were two limpers to me, and I raised it to 1000.

Everyone folded back to me except the guy to my immediate right, which was pretty much what I expected. He almost never folded to a preflop raise, but he let most of his hands go after the flop to the preflop raiser unless he got a piece of the board or had a nice draw. In the situations where he did not fold post-flop, he showed down A-rag twice and a small pair once. He started the hand with around 13,000 chips; I started with around 10,000.

The flop came down Q high with two diamonds, giving me top pair and a flush draw. The guy checked to me, and I bet 2,500 into the 2,750 pot. The guy just called. I put him on a flush draw, which I now didn't want to hit because I was assuming that he was playing his usual Axs type of hand.

The turn was a K, and he checked again. I gave about 2-seconds thought to whether he was playing KQ, but I decided to stick with my initial read that he was just on a draw. So I pushed because there was now 7,750 in the pot and I had only around 6,000 left. I felt like I was probably still in the lead, and I didn't want to give a free card. He called -- reluctantly -- but he called. His tone of voice suggested that he was assuming that he was behind.

I had correctly read that he was a on flush draw. However, I was incorrect that it was an Axs flush draw. He turned over Kd4d, and had taken over top pair on the turn. The river was a blank, and my day was over in ignominious fashion.

I was pretty embarrassed by my implosion. I almost never play such a marginal hand so fast and aggressively, and I was sick about going out like a donkey. I hope there were others who represented this forum better. Any big success stories out there?
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Old 01-13-2008, 06:28 PM   #2
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Re: Showboat Tournament II - Trip Reports, Anyone?

Looks like we were typing at the same time. Here's my trip report.

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/sh...d.php?t=102961
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Old 01-13-2008, 06:31 PM   #3
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Re: Showboat Tournament II - Trip Reports, Anyone?

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Looks like we were typing at the same time. Here's my trip report.

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/sh...d.php?t=102961
lol... I noticed that, too, as soon as my post went up. Congratulations on a great tournament. You represented 2+2 well!
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