East Texas Poker 3

Played another Tourney at Chavos house last Saturday. This time the turnout was only 13 players which included The 4 in our car ( My roommate, His Girl, Primo from SA and myself). The game had the same structure as last time($20 for 10K and unlimited rebuys @ $20for 10K)  but I upped the Add on from 10K to 15K  for the same $20.

The game was extremely tight early and we only had 3 rebuys and we had 2 people bust and not rebuy before the break. At the break we had all 11 players add on so I guess that marketing worked out. The play was still tight after the break and it took us over an hour to get down to the final table of 10.  (With Chavo going out in 11th) The final table went slow at 1st then we had people dropping like flies till we were 4 handed. It was Boss, My roommate, Primo and Myself. I had the 2nd shortest stack but I stole a lot of blinds to stay at a playable 5bb stack. But I would get caught stealing as Primo limped from the SB and I pushe d with 9s5c from the BB and he called with AJ oops. I bubble out followed by my roommate and the last 2 chop.

We get a .25/.50 NL cash game going which is rare for theses tourneys. We all bought in for around $20 and had about 7 players. After a while I was down to $6 after a few small pots and having to lay down the 2nd nuts to primos push with the nuts. I get AK and tripled up a few hands later and I have a playable stack again. We play down to 3 players when Chavo cashes out up about $60 and Primo and I decide to play Heads up.

He is Drunk and Tired and kind of annoying talking shit about his many wins when we were in college and all that. I take about $20 off him heads up before he quits. I could have gotten his whole stack if we played longer but I will leave him with some gas money. I doubt he will log that as a loss since he was up from the other players from earlier.

All in all it was a fun night even though I dont like the outcome I think I played well in the tourney but was forced to shove when my stack was super short on the bubble.  Oh well that is tournament poker.

East Coast Trip Report

I went home to Connecticut for the holidays with a quick stopoff at Atlantic city with my Mom and my Fianace. They dont play poker but I got in a few $65 tourneys at Showboat and the Taj. I dont have much to write as I was card dead and went out a few hours in all tourneys. I finished 40/90 25/50 and 25/55  going out AIPF with my AQ vs AA, My KK vs 99 and my JJ vs A9. Had a small losing session at $1/$2  at Showboat before breakfast then went to Borgotta and made it back plus a buy in before dinner.

Drove back to CT that night and celibrated Christmas with my family. The next day I took my Grandparents to Mohegan Sun. I playued $1/2 for about an hour lost half my stack and decided to play some $4/$8 Omah H/L but the game was 4 handed and real tight so I lost about $50 and decided to play a SNG. I got it down to 4 handed and then shipped it with JJ vs Ah3h and he rivered a flush. I decided to find my grandparents and call it a night.

The Last night I was in town (News Year Eve) I went to Foxwoods to grind out some $1/$2. I went busto on top 2 vs a flopped flush and I had to rebuy. I ran my rebuy up and cashed out up $150 for the night.

All and all I was down about $300 for the trip not the best turnout but I played a lot of cards at a lot of casinos.