Friday, July 07, 2006

Donkaments

Well, I haven't posted since the weekend, so heres an update.
Early this week, I found out that my car is fucked, a lot worse than I thought, so basically I need to buy a new car. Nightmare, I need to win a donkament! So, this week, basically I've played few cash games, but have been winning - and the profits have been ploughed into donkament entry fees.
Start Bankroll: $12969.32
End Bankroll: $13095.35
Pretty much tells you I haven't had a big score lol! However, it is sick what my BR could be on right now - donkament varience is a nightmare!
On weds night, in the paradise $30 rebuy $40k guaranteed, I came 40th, getting like $137. But, I was cruising at the time, 7th in chips, and I picked up KK on the big blind. Blinds were 2k/4k and I had 87k total. Playing 8 handed I think, UTG+2 (130k big stack) limps. Middle position (80k total) makes it 14k to play. Folds to small blind, who shoves for 30k total, and it's on me. I'm still not sure what I should have done here. If I fold, I think I can still make final table fairly easily by blind stealing my way through. However, if I play the pot and middle position has QQ/AK, I'm in great shape, chip leader. I shoved my chips in, and middle position called with aces. The small blind had AK, and, well, that was that.
Last night (thursday), I played a few tournies, the most notable was the $10 rebuy 35k gtd on pokerstars. Wow this one hurt. I ended the rebuy period on 6k (which is like no chips) after spending $80 on buyins. I dropped to 4k, then managed to steal a couple of pots, double up, steal a few more pots, and I was average stack. Then I played probably the best poker I've played for a while, had no showdowns, stole a ridiculous amount of pots, and by the time we entered the money I was cruising in the top 10 in chips. I continued to run over my table until there was 41 out of 980 players left, where I was on 320k, and average was around 200k. Then this hand happened:

PokerStars Game #5476631163: Tournament #27318272, $10+$1 Hold'em No Limit - Level XVIII (6000/12000) - 2006/07/06 - 21:37:12 (ET)
Table '27318272 16' 9-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 1: Hovanky (354740 in chips)
Seat 2: jcire1 (331441 in chips)
Seat 3: PBaek (70704 in chips)
Seat 4: jambonator (319175 in chips)
Seat 6: ricestud (221509 in chips)
Seat 7: myggan (259731 in chips)
Seat 8: kubrick (274262 in chips)
Seat 9: Teobaldo (200896 in chips)
Hovanky: posts the ante 600
jcire1: posts the ante 600
PBaek: posts the ante 600
jambonator: posts the ante 600
ricestud: posts the ante 600
myggan: posts the ante 600
kubrick: posts the ante 600
Teobaldo: posts the ante 600
myggan: posts small blind 6000
kubrick: posts big blind 12000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to jambonator [Qd Qs]
Teobaldo: folds
Hovanky: folds
jcire1: raises 24000 to 36000
PBaek: folds
jambonator: raises 60000 to 96000
ricestud: folds
myggan: folds
kubrick: folds
jcire1: calls 60000
*** FLOP *** [7c 3h 5s]
jcire1: bets 234841 and is all-in
jambonator: calls 222575 and is all-in
*** TURN *** [7c 3h 5s] [Kc]
*** RIVER *** [7c 3h 5s Kc] [Ts]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
jcire1: shows [Ad Kh] (a pair of Kings)
jambonator: shows [Qd Qs] (a pair of Queens)
jambonator said, "one time"
jcire1 collected 659950 from pot

OUCH! This pot puts me chip leader, I'm feeling great, final table is about 45mins away. Instead, I got well and truely donked. It's pretty ridiculous how badly this guy played this hand. Stop and go does not work when you've been reraised and you have AK and you miss the flop. The range of hands that I'm folding after this flop to a stop and go are pretty small after I've reraised preflop. If the guy feels he can't get away from his AK, he should shove preflop after I reraise, so he gets to see 5 cards, and, the sick thing is, I would have folded my QQ preflop if he'd done that. Showdowns are to be avoided at all costs when you can't win a pot like me!
So, I got $166.60, double my money back. First prize was 10.5k, and every place on the final table got at least 1k. That's donkament varience for you!

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