Monday, February 22, 2010

Can't win them all

I went back out to the LA Poker Classic for today's tournament today to see if I couldn't play out the rush.  Things didn't go so great though.

About an hour and a half into the tournament I had added a few hundred chips to my starting stack.  Then within 2 quick hands the short stack to my right had all of my chips and I was on my way out the door.  On the first hand I raised over limpers and he came in with suited garbage. He was short so I put him in on the flop and he called having hit a pair of 4s. My ace high failed to improve and close to half my chips went his way. The very next hand he limped again and I popped it up even bigger with AK suited. A third player shoved and he went all in over top.  Although he was too busy to sit at the table for most of the time in the tourney, either on the phone or walking around talking to friends, while he was there he had been loose and wild so I took it as an easy call. He flipped over pocket 2s and celebrated being the only pair. The flop brought a paired board with my flush draw giving me even more outs to my overs but he boated up on the turn and I was done.

It sucks going out that way, but I think it was really my fault. Late registration was still open and players were still coming in the door.  It was way too early to put everything on the line for a coin flip, even against a wild player.  It just wasn't necessary at all. I had odds with the size of the pot, but this wasn't a cash game. There isn't much equity gained busting people so early in a tournament. Oh well, you can't win them all, and it has still been a pretty nice week.

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