Well, I did just about as poorly as I thought I would. I won one showdown. You can read that again. I finished 37th out of 77. Here's the raw report:
Took 4 hands for the table to see the first flopâ€¦ I raised on the button with A-Q off, and got re-raised. I called, the flop was garbage. He bet 100 and I folded. Not worth it. It took 6 hands for us to see a turn. Iâ€™d say our table is tight.
Big Slick in early position. Raise 3x and called. Flop is K-T-J. I bet 75 and the guy comes over the top all-in. I fold. Not worth it. He claims KJ. Itâ€™s mstephen, same guy who beat me last time.
Iâ€™m already down to 1175... Only really played two hands, AQ and AK, both times forced off. Could be a long night (umâ€¦ I mean short tourney).
I limped with suited connectors and, of course, got raised. Thatâ€™s it, time to play the only strategy I know. Fold, fold, fold.
Hammer in the BB. Everyone foldsâ€¦ HAMMER wins.
I just realized if the table is going to be very tight, I need to adjust and become more aggressive. The most aggressive player is winning the table right now. Too bad Iâ€™m not a good â€œaggressiveâ€ player.
First big hand and a flush beat a straight. Elguacho doubles up at mstephanâ€™s expense.
I raise 3x BB with A-T s and everyone folds.
Weâ€™re already up to 25/50 blinds and Iâ€™m down to 1115. Hardly a hand worth playing at this point.
Raised with K-J o in late position and everyone folded.
Pocket 4â€™s in the BB and short stack limps in front of me. I figure Iâ€™ll put him all in, but itâ€™s raised by the small blind and I fold. Flop is Q-3-4 and Iâ€™m pissed. Of course, short stack had pocket Qâ€™s so the small blind saved me money!
A-8 s, and I raiseâ€¦ small blind calls. Flop is red, Iâ€™m looking for black. He goes all in and I fold.
A-T s again and I raise 3x BB. They all fold.
K-Q s and I raise from first position. Everyone still folds. I just raised 2x BB.
Iâ€™m down to just 940. I havenâ€™t really won a hand. Blinds are at 50-100 for just 4 more minutes, then 75-150. Ouch. Gotta make a move.
Down to 765 with blinds only and weâ€™ve hit the point where itâ€™s all in or nothing for most players. I just folded K-Q o in first position because I wasnâ€™t willing to go all in with it. Flop would have missed me so I donâ€™t feel so bad.
BB, and itâ€™s 8-3 o, great hand. Amazingly I get to check it through, but the flop is nowhere close and I canâ€™t bet it. After my pathetic 9-5 o SB hand, Iâ€™m down to just 540.
One entire circuit, one face card (Jack), no connectors, no two of the same suit. Ouch.
Q-3 s in the big blind and itâ€™s raised in front of me. I have to fold.
Rockets in the SB, I better double up!!! Instead, I triple up!! Flop doesnâ€™t help them, and itâ€™s so fast, I donâ€™t know what they had. Iâ€™m up to 1320.
Just folded A-8 s on the button when it was raised and re-raised in front of me. BB then went all in. Glad I folded.
First break. There are 47 people left, and I am in 42nd place with just 1020. I need to make another move. Maybe Iâ€™ll get American Airlines again.
A-2 o in first position and I briefly considered moving all-in. Iâ€™m not that stupid, am I?
9-3 s in BB. Ugh. Iâ€™m down to 720.
5-3 o in SB. Double Ugh. Iâ€™m down to 570.
Another circuit with no face cards. Iâ€™m about to go all-in with nothing and pray.
Mstephan just made a HUGE move when his KK beat QQ and AK with 2 all-ins. Heâ€™s up to 8790.
6-6 in the BB and Iâ€™m going all-in. Except everyone folded.
3-3 in the SB and Iâ€™m going all in. I get called by J-10 and a J on the turn does me in. Had to make the move. Iâ€™m out in 37th. What a terribly boring tournament for me.