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Sunday, April 30, 2006

No Points For Me

I played in the WPBT POY event #4 this evening.  It was a seven stud event, which is not something I have a lot of experience with.  I think the only time’s I’ve played stud previously was during H.O.R.S.E. tournaments.  I haven’t played in many of the WPBT events recently so I figured I’d give it a try.  How hard could it be right?

Just about the only positive thing that I can say about my play is that I didn’t come in last place.  And I’m not quite sure how I managed that.  I had absolutely no clue what I was doing.  Everything moved way faster than more poor little brain could handle, and I had no ultimately had confidence in any move I made  

Lifesagrind sat two spots to my left, and he just owned me the entire tournament.  Any time I would show aggression he would play back at me.  I would have what I considered decent hands, and his cards didn’t seem all that scary, but he just kept raising, which made me second guess the strength of my hand.  I would call one of his raises to see if my hand would improve, or at least look scarier to an opponent, and it wouldn’t, and he would bet and I would fold.

So then I figured he knew he owned me and was raising just because he knew I would fold.  So rather than call/check/fold, I tried reraising.  Yeah, that didn’t work either.  Either I was just incredibly unlucky and kept running into his monster hands, or he completely outplayed me.  Or probably both.

I finished 37th out of 42, which is 16 places shy of where I needed to be to earn any points for the event.  If there’s one thing I learned it’s that I need some practice if I’m going to try playing a non-holdem event.  



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