Got 21 games completed before full tilt crashed =(. Was down $29.25 and only 14% ITM. The final 9 games I was in when FT crashed would have put me into profit. Was heads up on two tables, 3 handed on 2 tables, and big stack on two tables with 5/6 players left. Also had doubled up on 2 of the other 3. Unfortunately, I think by the way FTP pays on in a situation like this, I'll still be down for the day. Hit some coolers earlier AQ vs A8 bubble on AA286 board, KK to AcTx on J86ccc board, river club. Nothing too unusual, just the standard ugly variance I've been seeing lately.
Will update with my new BR once FTP comes back online and figure out my gain/loss for the day then.
Once FT crashed, I popped over to PStars to mess around with a little heads up play just to get a feel for the blind structure over there (way too slow IMO). Played 4 games at the $2.20 (I know I know, I should play $5.25 and will in the future). Won 3/4. One sweetly played hand below from my last game:
Poker Stars $2.00+$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t10/t20 Blinds - 2 players
The Official 2+2
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BTN/SB: t1570 M = 52.33
Hero (BB): t1430 M = 47.67
(t30) Hero is BB with 9
BTN/SB calls t10, Hero checks
J (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN/SB checks
(t40) K (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN/SB checks
(t40) 8 (2 players)
Hero bets t120
, BTN/SB raises to t300
, Hero raises to t1410 all in
, BTN/SB calls t1110
Villain had been extremely passive, had only raised PF 3 times (AK two of them, one he checked down, other he checked, checked, and overbet river king). I had been playing pretty aggro PF with 2.5x raises from button 3x raises against limps in BB. C-betting 70% and 50% turn C-Bet. Flop and turn I know he has nothing, river I figure I toss out an overbet and maybe I can get this fishy to play back at me with nothing, or at least make a station call with a hand like T2. Instead he raises, now I know he has an eight and is going nowhere, I shove and he insta-calls. Anyone play this hand differently after checking PF? Frequently I'm raising here PF, but as I said, new to HU and was trying to keep my plays pretty random.
Going through some HH now to evaluate this weeks play as FT is still down. Should get a good hour or two of review in. Will be posting trouble hands on STT forum as always. Still leaking a little with AK and AQs in early blind levels (winning chips in the end, but think I should be come ahead by more than I am). Going to closely evaluate mine from tonight, and take a peek around at some other opportunities where I could have possibly c-bet but passed.
Hopefully, things work out on FT and my BR will be about even for the day...