I have not played many tournaments for the last few days. On Wednesday I tried to do the Christmas mission, but I managed to eliminate only 4 opponents. I've lost almost all flips.
I had 2x€4UO and I tried to raise them. The first ticket I lost, I was 'bubbleboy'. With KK... Then I managed to win the second qualifier and I won a €25UO Ticket. In my attempt to eliminate 5 opponents, I rushed and used this ticket. I played very tight, maybe too tight, and I put all my hopes in a flip with 10bb (99<KT). So...RIP €25UO Ticket.
Yesterday I played 4 Mystery UOS freerolls and I won 2x1UOS (19th place and 29th place). In €100 Holdem Freeroll I finished on 40th place and I won 1MTT.
Also, I won 9.0 Horse Racing Competition (Santa came earlier this year) and I received 10x€1HexaPro + 10x€1SNG + €5 freebet.
In 'the morning session', I used all my HexaPro Tickets and I managed to win 12€ (3€+1,5€+1,5€+3€+3€). 10 games, 5x1th place, 2x2th place, 3x3th place. Also I completed the Christmas Missions. (+100bp)
Tonight and tomorrow I also want to use 2x10UOS in UOS Bounty Low.
Now my bankroll is: €33,5 + 2x10UOS+2x1UOS+10x1SNG+1MTT+ 175bp
*My health is 95% recovered and I'm ready to go back to work on Monday. I really want to go out today to run 10-15km; I missed this in the last 2-3 weeks.
Another decent night!
I started 'the night session' playing in €100 Holdem Freeroll, then I played E68, E69 and E72 (UOS), 2-3xMystery UOS and 2x IanSimpsonFreeroll. My result was:
- €100 Holdem Freeroll - 80th place - 1MTT
- Mystery UOS - dead cards with so many bingo players...
- €50 IanSimpsonFreeroll 1 - FT - 8th place - 2MTT (QQ<86/AK)(KK helped me to reach the final table, but QQ... Overall I'm happy with the result, especially when I saw that bogemas only won 2MTT )
- €50 IanSimpsonFreeroll 2 - 40th place - 1MTT (88<TT)(I lose a big pot at showdown, and then I rushed with 8
- E69 and E72 (-0,50€ -0,25€) - I played like a donkey, so...
- €3000 E68 UOS Bounty Low (10UOS) - 28th place - 42,55€ (23,52+3,38+4,22+6,37+5,06) (J5<TT)(The story of the tournament is below; For the 2-3 people who will read this, can you tell me where I was wrong on my last hand? IMO, I did not have to open with this hand, but knowing that my cards were not good for a long time, the temptation was...)
Yesterday a spent few cents for Flips and I won 1UK.
This morning I used 2x1SNG and I won 3,88€ (2x1,94) -> Mission completed (+50bp)
Bankroll: €79,14 + €10UOS + 2x€1UOS + €2MTT + 3x€1MTT + 8x€1SNG + €1UK + 225bp (+€5 freebet)
I hope it was a good night for you too!
So many bad beats in just one night...
In E75, KK<QQ (-€0,50)...
In E74, 1hour full of dead cards, then... A hand in 3, I had trips after flop (92% chance to win), our villain had only 0,33% chance to win and with 2 perfects cards on turn and river he won a big pot and a bounty. And if that was not enough, I was kicked out with 44< 33. Rip €10UOS!
In freerolls (Iany, Mystery, daily) same things: AA<55, AQ<64, 99<A4, JJ<TT... In CardsChat Centroll AK<KJ, but at least I won €1MTT.
Fortunately, flips worked better. In first HexaProFlip, 40th place +€1HexaPro. In the second, 100th+ place, +€1HexaPro. In WonderlandUO, flips worked well and I won €2x€4UO.
I received 5x€1HexaPro for 10th place in Horse Racing Comp. And I won some BP from Challenge.
It could be a better night, but I can not complain too much.
Bankroll: €78,65+ (2x€1UOS)+(8x€1SNG)+(7x€1HX)+(€2MTT)+(4x€1MTT)+(2x€4UO)+(€1UK) + 325bp + (€5 freebet)
Wether I'm any good at analysis or not here are my thoughts.
Nothing wrong with the open here, if you're deep in the tourney you have to play some hands or just blind out, it depends how passive/aggressive you or the table in general has been.Nothing wrong with a c-bet either, once you showed aggro pre you have to continue in a lot of spots, especially if they check. On the turn when he shoves I am straight away thinking I'm behind, even after hitting top pair, weak kicker. My problem with weak top pairs is they are usually behind, especially to aggro play, in this case a slow played over pair, AJ, KJ, QJ, any J really, flopped sets, two pairs, indeed a lot of hands. He could be on a flush or straight draw, willing to gamble, so are you? It depends a lot on the blind levels, how many would you have left if folding, how deep are you, near the bubble or ft. I would probably have called knowing I was behind but it always seems to me that I lose so many times with weak top pair that I should know better.
Nice column to read. Keep it going.
@GR1ZZL3R Thanks for sharing your opinion.
The villain, while playing at my table, was very aggressive and the postflop game showed me that he would have a top pair (Tx) or something lower. On the turn, I honestly did not think he would have Jx in his hand. He was caught a few times with some strange bluffs until then, and his shoved action made me think he had nothing in his hand. There's where he trapped me. I started with 25bb, 22/30 in that moment, the 24th place was to be a payjump. Before I called all in, this made me think that I needed to win such a hand to hope for the final table. I was wrong!
But if I knew he was aggressive, why did I raise the preflop? That bothers me.
I admit that I am just an average recreational player and that's why I ask for advice from time to time to improve my game. For this, thank you!
*Sorry for my limited english!
@tatuaj7 If it's any consolation I think I'm a below average rec. We find ourselves in these situations time and time again and unfortunately it seems every time I take on the aggro player, that keeps turning up with weird holdings, when I do this time they have it. It's all part of the variance, he could have had nothing but you have to pay to find out. Keep going and I'm sure you will catch them out next time.
* You're English is perfectly understandable.
On Sunday, in my attempt to do the mission, I used my tickets (4UO, 1UK, 2x1UOS and 1MTT) and I won just €0,44 (0,34 bounty + 0,10 bubbleboy for 5UOS AK<AJ) and 100BP. Not too well... Then I played Community Freeroll Low (AQ<QT big pot near ITM) and Community Freeroll High (10th place K9<J8 ) where I won 7xfree spins Wild Chase (+€1,43).
Monday I tried to hunt 10x in HexaPro. Big mistake...Wars between bingo players! Those who stayed away from this mission were very smart. I played 8x€1HX and I won just €4,5. No 10x...
Yesterday I received 5xSpins Secrets of Christmas and I won €5,33.
This morning I used 5x€1SNG and I won €1,94 and 100bp. Then I used 400BP to buy 2x€2HX -> After 4 games on mobile -> €11 + 2x€2HX
These days, every night I played in at least one HexaProFlip. I won 3x€1HX.
Bankroll: €103,45 + (3x€1SNG)+(2x€2HX)+(2x€1HX)+(€2MTT)+(3x€1MTT)+(€4UO)+(€1UK) + 125bp + (€5 freebet)
*I will come back with the next update at the end of the week, because I do not think I will play too much poker these days.
I started the week well and I finished it not too well! After 6th place in Unibet Bankroll Booster (+€11,25), the same day I managed to win €4UO (29th place in Wonderland), €1MTT (30th place in CardsChat) and €1HX (FlipHexa).
After that, my poker play went down. Since then, I've only won €2MTT (18th place in CardsChat). On Saturday I was ready for StreamLeague. I had at least 4 bullets for this tournament. But after the first two, I stopped. All my actions were wrong. I called some hands because I think it's just a bluff and I chose to bluff exactly when I did not have to do it. I felt too frustrated to continue.
Yesterday I returned with fresh forces, but now I only had badbeats. I played In Community tournaments: JJ<QT and AQ<A8. Also I used 3 HexaTickets: €10HX (win from X-mas Flip) and 2x€2HX. In each SNG I had stacks over 1000 and yet, I've lost them all. (AK<K9, JJ<AT, KQ<JT, 77<55, AJ<KT)
But I admit I was lucky in other plans, earning a few tickets from HexaFlip (5x€1HX). Also I won 4th place in HorseRacingComp. and I received 1000bp. Betting was decent and helped me to increase my balance, too.
Today I used 4x€1HX and I won €11,5 and €5HX.
Bankroll: €151,58 + (NL4)+(3x1SNG)+(5HX)+(2x1HX)+(2MTT)+(2x1MTT)+(2x4UO)+(1UK)+1125BP
*The next few days I will only play poker if I have to do it (with tickets that will expire). Otherwise, I'm going to spend my time with my family and I'm gonna enjoy these holidays. I will return with the next update at the end of the year, making a summary of this year's achievements.