Thursday, May 26, 2005

Geek! Doh!

Heh. Geek was helping me out in an MTT. Along with April, Chief, Joos and Phil from China for a little. The end game came with 37 left. I was seven until the money. I get AKo. A 3x raise in front of me to 6K. I want to fold. Geek and whoever yells PUSH! I think about it. It feels kinda wrong. However it is probably the right move. So anyway, I end up 37th place in the freeroll out of 1570. He had QQ. Lesson? I do not know. Am I proud of my finish. Sort of. However I would have prefered to wait for the money. Worst case scenerio I make it to 30th place with a short stack and hope to hell to catch some cards to chip up and make it to the final table. I was definatly small stacked at 14K or so with 2K blinds. I ran into some bad luck when I had 30K. I had A8 vs A7 and the flop was 77x. He had pushed pre-flop, and seeing his loose play I decided to call. I also lost another hand where I had a nice advantage. I think it was KJ vs AK. Oh well, what can you do? I will say however that I think sometims you have to go with your gut. Nobody obviously forced me to play. Peer pressure and thinking that it was marginally the right thing to do made me play. Obiously my judgement is clouded by my dissapointment. Different people have different styles too. I prefer to make the money and then make some risky moves to make better money. Geek is focused on the final table. It is all he wants. Anyhow.. I am going to sleep. Another AK vs QQ dissapointment. Comments welcome. Except April. lol.


Blogger doubleas said...

With 7 big blinds in an MTT, I'd be begging for AK to push with. Folding into the money is not only unprofitable over the long run, but it is boring as hell. If you and the raiser had more chips, you can fold and not think twice.

Being called by QQ isn't the worst thing that can happen.

7:09 AM

Blogger Poker Nerd said...

Push. Push. Push. Push.

Deep down, you know we're right...

7:29 AM

Blogger April said...



9:39 AM

Blogger F-Train said...

Gotta agree with the masses on this one. Push and don't look back. Especially if it's a freeroll. 30th place pays what, $5? Heh, eff that. Push and try to build your stack.

12:27 PM

Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

12 effing 50! lol. That is 10% of my stack in one night! lol. ANYWAY. I agree. Mostly.

1:32 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had to push that hand. You did the right thing. Nine out of ten bloggers can't be wrong. I agree with doubleas statement "With 7 big blinds in an MTT, I'd be begging for AK to push with."


10:20 PM


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