Friday, December 01, 2006

Caribbean Poker Classic Day 7

I thought I would try one more live game in the $300 No limit.
After spending the first 5 levels moving between 2k and 4k in chips (starting stack 3k), I decide to make my move.
The aggressive player under the gun raises again and I move all in with my pocket eights.

He thinks for a while and says I cant believe I am going to call this and does, with 62 hearts.
I was not thinking, wow a fantastic double up, but how I am going to lose to this!

The board comes down AKJ, with 1 heart. The turn is a second heart, the river a third heart. I am out to a flush!

Forget anything anyone has said about online badbeats, live is by far the worst!

I have decided to call it a day for live events on this trip, I have been totally card dead all week and when my chips have gone in, 3 out of 4 I have lost with the better hand, the other one I was behind and stayed that way.

The live game is so different to the online version, with egos and images taking over on the table.
There is much more bluffing and rebluffing live, I would have loved to have some cards as I could have got a lot of chips.

I do need to adjust my game, especially when I dont get any cards at all.
I have spent a long time on my online game and now I really need to develop my live style, there are no fundamentals wrong, but I definitely need more experience to improve my confidence.

I am going to work out a programme of events and goals for the 2007 over the next month. I have a definite ability at this game, but I am questioning myself so much after this weeks events.

I have the EPT in Deauville in February as my most immediate target. Two months of stretching my game ahead.

Online - the crypto software has completely changed! So another review ahead!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Clinton m8, please keep your head up and don't woory bout the bad beats..
Enjoy the weather (its horrible over here and everyone has flu) have fun and when we all get there next year i'll do savers with you (that way at least u'll come home with some money) lol

Talk soon m8