Wednesday, October 25, 2006

TexasKat and a Final Table

Well I finally hit a final table. I was doing well too. I think I maybe made a too soft laydown. TexasKat had been pushing alot and I had KJs. She limped and then pushed. Now to me that might be a small pocket pair or something. So do you call off your remaining stack against her push with KJs knowing she is very aggressive and is likely to push with a wide range of hands? I am actually interested in knowing what she had. I finally went out to her when I made a bad decision with second pair when she flopped top two pair with J4o. Ahh well. I think it was a terrible decision on my part because even second pair weak kicker beats me.

Final tables are tough. People push all in (and maybe rightfully so) with all kinds of crap. Jo (rightly so) raised me all in with A7o. I had barely a stack behind me after my semi-steal bet and had to call with QTo. I got lucky and hit a ten. So since there is so much amped aggression even from a great player like Jo is KJs a bad call in 4th? Almost any two cards can work. What is the skill and where do you get your edge here? Interesting questions to ponder. Until then may the Push Monkeys be with you!

5 Comments:

Blogger Joanne1111 said...

It was a great game tonight. When you are down to 4-handed, you gotta adjust your starting requirements (obviously) but even then it is sometimes just luck of the draw. My 99 went out to AKo when he caught a straight. Not a lot you can do in those situations.

Great job tonight though, was a lot of fun whipping you around ;)

1:45 AM

 
Blogger cc said...

Congrats on the great finish. Oh, and thanks for getting my wife to put sleeping pills in my soup so that I fell asleep at 8:00, thus avoiding sitting at your table, thus avoiding the donkified first hand. Well done!

5:44 AM

 
Blogger Veneno said...

Congrats!

6:19 AM

 
Blogger Iakaris aka I.A.K. said...

Nice work...and glad to see you're not wearing yerself out in your one month hiatus.

Hard to put someone on J4o btw so I wouldn't beat yerself up too much for your exit either.

7:23 PM

 
Anonymous mookie99 said...

Congrats on back to back final tables.

7:16 AM

 

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