Saturday, October 27, 2007

$4.5k title number 6

This tournament has comfortably become my favourite and on Wednesday it was title number 6.

Just 9 left as we start the final table.

Seat 1: ClintonO (17577 in chips)
Seat 2: BINGO! (17100 in chips)
Seat 3: Edwnyusuk (22106 in chips)
Seat 4: Seabring (10188 in chips)
Seat 5: adamy125 (12888 in chips)
Seat 6: Ultgamb (8931 in chips)
Seat 7: And061256 (6708 in chips)
Seat 8: Ant110225 (31170 in chips)
Seat 9: Markb2301 (12832 in chips)

We soon lose Seabring, Markb and Adamy at the 800/1600 level.

As we approach the 1200/2400 level we have 6 left and the chips have moved around as follows.

Seat 1: ClintonO (30834 in chips)
Seat 2: BINGO! (31112 in chips)
Seat 3: Edwnyusuk (6506 in chips)
Seat 6: Ultgamb (19512 in chips)
Seat 7: And061256 (12816 in chips)
Seat 8: Ant110225 (38720 in chips)

I am nicely placed in the top 3.

Hand 1 (Ac,9d) I am on the button, I raise and take blinds.
Hand 2 (Ah,7h) I raise and take the blinds.
Hand 3 (3d,2s) I fold, Edwyn is all in for his last 2300 chips with AK and beats QJ from Bingo
Hand 4 (8h,3c) Nothing to play with here.
Hand 5 (As,9h) BB - all folded to me.
Hand 6 (Qh,5d) SB Ultgamb is all in with QQ and beats Bingo's AK.
Hand 7 (As,Ts) The cards are being nice, I raise and take blinds.
Hand 8 (7s, 5d) Edwyn is all in with 5k with J8 and beats 69 from ultgamb.
Hand 9 (Ts,2h) I have 46k now and am in front, so dont need to place this.
Hand 10 (Ks,9h) And is all in with 76 and Ant knocks him out with A7. Down to 5
Hand 11 (Qd,8h) BB - I get to see the flop for free, AA4 is not much good for me.
Hand 12 (Kc,5h) SB - I raise and take the blinds.
Hand 13 (As,2d) I raise and take the blinds
Hand 14 (5s,5c) Ant raise under the gun with QQ, Bingo is all in with AK, hits and doubles up to 26k.
Hand 15 (Ad,Jc) I raise and take the blinds
Hand 16 (9s,6c) BB - I see the flop for free, 28Q means I can't call the bet on the flop.
Hand 17 (8d,3d) SB - Bingo and Ult are all in, Bingo 99, Ult AK. AK wins again.
Hand 18 (Ks,Jd) I put Bingo all in for his last 7k in chips, he has KQ and wins.
Hand 19 (9h,7s) Bingo is all in again, nothing I can do about it.
Hand 20 (Kd,4s) Can't play this under the gun.
Hand 21 (Qc,6d) BB - Its all folded to me.
Hand 22 (7c,5d) SB - I fold to a raise from Ant.
Hand 23 (9c,6h) Nothing to do here.
Hand 24 (Kh,8d) Ant is raising again, nothing I can do about it.
Hand 25 (9d, 3s) In the muck. The cards are drying up.
Hand 26 (As,Ah) BB I spoke too soon, come on the raise. Edwyn has 7.5k left and limps in, how do I get all his chips in, I raise to 4.8k, he calls and is now committed. Flop Td,Jc,Kc. I put him all in he calls with Kh,7h. Turn is 9s, river 8h, incredibly he hits a runner runner Jack high straight.
Hand 27 (Ks,3h) Sb Down to 36k, but marginally in front. I fold.
Hand 28 (9h,4h) Edwyn doubles again through Ant Q7 beats 77.

Level up - Blinds 1500/3000 Ante 400

We lost just 1 in the last level, I have made slight progress, my aces losing means it all very close.

Seat 1: ClintonO (34528 in chips)
Seat 2: BINGO! (18040 in chips)
Seat 3: Edwnyusuk (35844 in chips)
Seat 6: Ultgamb (33312 in chips)
Seat 8: Ant110225 (17776 in chips)

Hand 29 (Ts,3d) fold.
Hand 30 (Ks,7c) Ant moves all in with 9d2d on a Two diamond board. Edwyn calls with A4 (Flop KA5) and he holds on. 4 left
Hand 31 (Ad,Kc) BB Ult raises to 9000 and I move all in, he folds.
Hand 32 (8h,5d) SB I fold to an all in bet.
Hand 33 (Jh,9h) Bingos turn to be all in.
Hand 34 (Qh,3c) Edwyn the destroyer! Bingo moves all in with JT, Edwyn calls and wins with AT.
Hand 35 (7h,5c) BB I see a flop for free, Ult moves all in on a 3Q4 board. I fold.
Hand 36 (6d,2c) SB I fold.
Hand 37 (Td,Th) I raise and takes blinds.
Hand 38 (Ah,Jh) BB All folded to me.
Hand 39 (Js,8c) SB I call to see a 3 way flop (7s,4s,9h) but fold to a bet.
Hand 40 (Td,9h) Edwyn and Ult get involved. The board is Ad,7c,5c,Tc,2h. There is 19200 in the pot. Edwyn moves all in for 58k. Ult calls for his remaining 22.5k. Ult has top pair with As,3d. Edwyn has the top pair also with Ac,Qc but had the flush as well! We are heads-up.

Seat 1: ClintonO (39728 in chips)
Seat 3: Edwnyusuk (99772 in chips)

Edwyn has done very well to get here, was down to 2k chips, also beat my aces with a runner runner. I feel he has been quite weak, until the last few hands. He does have a big chip lead though.

Hand 41 (Qc,7s) I am in the big blind. He calls, so lets see the flop.
----- FLOP ----- [7c 5h Qh]

Well thats perfect, lets check and see what happens.

ClintonO: checks
Edwnyusuk: bets 96372 and is all-in

96k into a 7k pot, thank you very much. I call.

----- RIVER ----- [7c 5h Qh Jd][Kc]
----- SHOW DOWN -----
Edwnyusuk: shows [Qd Td] (A Pair of Queens, King high)
ClintonO: shows [Qc 7s] (Two Pairs, Queens and Sevens, King high)
ClintonO collected 79456 from Main pot

I now have a 79k to 60k advantage, I feel I can take this.

Hand 42 (Qc,7c) Same cards, I feel I can get to see a flop so I call. He checks.

----- FLOP ----- [7d 2d Qd]
Top two pair again, the all diamond board is slightly worrying, so I will have to play this one carefully.

If he checks, I will bet and keep pushing my advantage.

Edwnyusuk: bets 56644 and is all-in

He has done it again! He does not have the flush, is he drawing, maybe he had a Queen again. I am in the front, I have to call.

----- RIVER ----- [7d 2d Qd 4h][9d]
----- SHOW DOWN -----
Edwnyusuk: shows [Th Qs] (A Pair of Queens, Ten high)
ClintonO: shows [7c Qc] (Two Pairs, Queens and Sevens, Nine high)

He has QT again and moved all in for 57k into a 6.8k pot.

Heads up last 2 hands and two identical hands takes the title for me.

I need to play that tournament again!

ClintonO

1 comment:

Jules said...

Hey Clinton,
just read your post. Very interesting indeed and thx for this nice insight in your Poker game.
Gl on the tables.
Cheers, Jules