Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Online Callers

Full Tilt Poker Game #3108833730: Table Wilkes - $0.25/$0.50 - No Limit Hold'em - 0:39:42 ET - 2007/07/31
Seat 1: muckerfooker ($41.20)
Seat 2: Mozambee ($47.65)
Seat 3: Texas_Crossfire ($50), is sitting out
Seat 4: luvChocolate ($44.25)
Seat 5: ballstothewall7 ($19.50)
Seat 6: Wasilla Steve ($18.85)
Seat 7: DADDYHAN ($40.30)
Seat 8: naknekpete ($139.85)
Seat 9: jamyhawk2 ($64.10)
ballstothewall7 posts the small blind of $0.25
Wasilla Steve posts the big blind of $0.50
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to jamyhawk2 [Jh Jc]
DADDYHAN calls $0.50
naknekpete folds
jamyhawk2 has 15 seconds left to act
jamyhawk2 raises to $2 <----I have to raise. Question is how much. This table has been fairly juicy, so I expect to get at least 1 caller, maybe 2 with 4xBB bet.
muckerfooker folds
Mozambee folds
luvChocolate folds
ballstothewall7 calls $1.75
Wasilla Steve folds
*** FLOP *** [3s 4s 2d]
ballstothewall7 bets $5 <---That's a hefty bet for this flop. I should rule out A5, because that would be a check raise or smaller bet to get my call. Could be A2, A3, A4, especially sooooooted, but not likely calling a 4xBB preflop bet. I also believe 4xBB preflop rules out 22, 33 and 44. I'm putting him on over pair since he is betting a little bigger than the pot to chase me away. AA or KK would have re-raised pre-flop. QQ is the big scare, but I really think he has 88, 99 or 1010. The $5 bet is screaming overpair 8-Q range.
jamyhawk2 has 15 seconds left to act
jamyhawk2 has requested TIME
jamyhawk2 raises to $20 <---Let's put the pressure on. I really feel I am ahead here.
ballstothewall7 calls $12.50, and is all in <---Insta-call. Really. I think his chips beat mine into the pot. I must be in trouble.
jamyhawk2 shows [Jh Jc]
ballstothewall7 shows [Qc 7s] <---WTF? I stare at this, trying to figure what I am missing. No draws, no pair. I look again to make sure I didn't miss something. Is he bluffing me by calling me to all in? I don't remember this hand being on any one's top 50 list. Top 100? 200?
Uncalled bet of $2.50 returned to jamyhawk2
*** TURN *** [3s 4s 2d] [9d]
*** RIVER *** [3s 4s 2d 9d] [Ad] <---FT tried to get me by throwing an A out there, but alas, the Jax hold up. I wish I would have known how much I was over thinking this hand after the flop.
jamyhawk2 shows a pair of Jacks
ballstothewall7 shows Ace Queen high
jamyhawk2 wins the pot ($38) with a pair of Jacks
ballstothewall7 is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $40 Rake $2
Board: [3s 4s 2d 9d Ad]
Seat 1: muckerfooker didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: Mozambee didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: Texas_Crossfire is sitting out
Seat 4: luvChocolate (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: ballstothewall7 (small blind) showed [Qc 7s] and lost with Ace Queen high
Seat 6: Wasilla Steve (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 7: DADDYHAN folded before the Flop
Seat 8: naknekpete didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: jamyhawk2 showed [Jh Jc] and won ($38) with a pair of Jacks

Monday, July 30, 2007

Bankroll Management

I need to really figure out Bankroll Management. I can go on a good run and increase my bankroll, but then I start playing games out of my league.

I've read 500 BB is good to figure what games you should be playing in (ring games). For example, if your bankroll is $500, then .50/$1 tables should be as high as you go.

For tournament play: 100xbuyin. For example, if your bankroll is $500 then you shouldn't play over $5 buy ins.

I, of course, will play 1 or 2 levels higher than I should in cash, and sometimes 10 times higher, or more, than I should in tournaments. I think this is probably keeping me from increasing my bankroll faster. I know I will win more money, but will also lose more at the higher levels. So I think if I can really get disciplined about BM, then I can continue moving upwards, even if it comes slowly.

Any ideas on your Bankroll Management?
Thanks and stay patient...

Friday, July 27, 2007

Razz or Stud?

Full Tilt Poker Game #3077624257: Table Old Time - $1/$2 Ante $0.20 - Limit Stud Hi - 23:45:42 ET - 2007/07/27
Seat 1: Sundance005 ($12.90)
Seat 2: blueheeler1 ($24.55)
Seat 3: J Cirillo ($49.80)
Seat 4: jamyhawk2 ($59.90)
Seat 5: Dante1126 ($44.60)
Seat 6: mister_k68 ($15.10)
Seat 7: PrimitiveOne ($41.80)
Seat 8: myskoxe ($13.50)
mister_k68 antes $0.20
jamyhawk2 antes $0.20
Sundance005 antes $0.20
Dante1126 antes $0.20
J Cirillo antes $0.20
blueheeler1 antes $0.20
PrimitiveOne antes $0.20
myskoxe antes $0.20
*** 3RD STREET ***
Dealt to Sundance005 [8s]
Dealt to blueheeler1 [9s]
Dealt to J Cirillo [3d]
Dealt to jamyhawk2 [2s 3c] [6h]
Dealt to Dante1126 [7c]
Dealt to mister_k68 [3s]
Dealt to PrimitiveOne [Ks]
Dealt to myskoxe [As]
J Cirillo is low with [3d]
J Cirillo brings in for $0.25
jamyhawk2 has 15 seconds left to act
jamyhawk2 completes it to $1
Dante1126 folds
mister_k68 calls $1
PrimitiveOne folds
myskoxe calls $1
Sundance005 folds
blueheeler1 folds
J Cirillo calls $0.75
*** 4TH STREET ***
Dealt to J Cirillo [3d] [6d]
Dealt to jamyhawk2 [2s 3c 6h] [4c]
Dealt to mister_k68 [3s] [5c]
Dealt to myskoxe [As] [7h]
myskoxe checks
J Cirillo has 15 seconds left to act
J Cirillo checks
jamyhawk2 bets $1
mister_k68 raises to $2
myskoxe folds
J Cirillo has 15 seconds left to act
PrimitiveOne has been disconnected
PrimitiveOne has reconnected
J Cirillo calls $2
jamyhawk2 calls $1
*** 5TH STREET ***
Dealt to J Cirillo [3d 6d] [Qd]
Dealt to jamyhawk2 [2s 3c 6h 4c] [8h]
Dealt to mister_k68 [3s 5c] [8c]
J Cirillo checks
jamyhawk2 bets $2
mister_k68 raises to $4
J Cirillo raises to $6
jamyhawk2 raises to $8
mister_k68 calls $4
J Cirillo calls $2
*** 6TH STREET ***
Dealt to J Cirillo [3d 6d Qd] [Td]
Dealt to jamyhawk2 [2s 3c 6h 4c 8h] [Kd]
Dealt to mister_k68 [3s 5c 8c] [Ac]
mister_k68 checks
J Cirillo bets $2
jamyhawk2 raises to $4
mister_k68 calls $3.90, and is all in
J Cirillo raises to $6
jamyhawk2 raises to $8
J Cirillo calls $2
*** 7TH STREET ***
Dealt to jamyhawk2 [2s 3c 6h 4c 8h Kd] [9d]
J Cirillo bets $2
jamyhawk2 raises to $4
J Cirillo raises to $6
jamyhawk2 raises to $8
J Cirillo calls $2
*** SHOW DOWN ***
jamyhawk2 shows [9d 3c 6h 4c 8h Kd 2s] King Nine high
J Cirillo shows [Ad Qc 3d 6d Qd Td 2d] a flush, Ace high
J Cirillo wins the side pot ($24.20) with a flush, Ace high
mister_k68 mucks
J Cirillo wins the main pot ($46.30) with a flush, Ace high
mister_k68 is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $71.50 Main pot $47.30. Side pot $24.20. Rake $1
Seat 1: Sundance005 folded on 3rd St.
Seat 2: blueheeler1 folded on 3rd St.
Seat 3: J Cirillo showed [Ad Qc 3d 6d Qd Td 2d] and won ($70.50) with a flush, Ace high
Seat 4: jamyhawk2 showed [9d 3c 6h 4c 8h Kd 2s] and lost with King Nine high
Seat 5: Dante1126 folded on 3rd St.
Seat 6: mister_k68 mucked [5h 5d 3s 5c 8c Ac 4d] - three of a kind, Fives
Seat 7: PrimitiveOne folded on 3rd St.
Seat 8: myskoxe folded on 4th St.

I had everyone beat for the low hand (RAZZ). Too bad we had just switched to Stud HI. LOL. . . Nothing like losing 15BB on the WRONG game. Kind of like accidentally clicking the CALL button instead of FOLD. Well, not really, because what I did was even more stupid.

Know your game!
Stay Patient...

Friday night Blogger Donkament

Every Friday. Password: donkarama. Be prepared. Push every hand first 30 minutes. Push every other hand second 30 minutes. Play poker after 1st break.... I didn't do so well 1st time playing...

Stay patient....

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Is this what these bloggers mean by cursing myself? I talked about being on a ROLL and then this hand happened:

jamyhawk (Js6s) I try to steal from the button with 3x BB raise. SB is my only caller.

Flop comes Kd5h6d. I have middle pair only. SB checks to me. I check to see a free card.

Turn is Jd. BINGO! I don't put him on flush draw, so I can represent flush with decent hand- 2 pair. SB bets pot sized bet into me. BINGO! I check raise all in. He has me covered by 100 chips but I don't see him with better than TPWK. He calls all in and shows KcQd. SWEEEEET! TP Qkicker. Just what I wanted.

River is 5s. Counterfeited! Ouch. I guess I shouldn't have been in this hand anyway.

On a ROLL!

How many times have you seen a run of dead cards and can't seem to hit the money ever? I remember. Right now, I am just on a roll. It has been over six months since I was playing on FT, but since getting back on a couple of weeks ago, I have finished in the money in 5 of 6 tournaments, I finished 2nd in a $35 10 player SNG, and I have been profiting on the cash tables.

I know it will even out, but hopefully I can stay on the +side. My bankroll is up 215% on FT in the last 2 1/2 weeks.

Now, if I can only stay CONNECTED to FT for more than 10 minutes straight.... I couldn't even get on last night. For some more info on that, see Hammer Player's Post.

Thanks to lj for the post on how to do screenshots. Let's hope I don't carried away with it.

Stay patient.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

How do you play this?

From a friend of mine in a live game. We will call him, of course: Hero

2/5 NL Live game in casino poker room. 9 players.

Hero is UTG.
Villain is CO.

Hero is dealt (9d9h). Raises 6x BB to 30. 1 caller, then Villain calls, then BB calls. We have 4 players. *No re-raise, so don't see AA, AK, or KK out there.

Flop comes (9c10sQc).

Hero bets 60. 1 player folds. Villain re-raises to 260. BB folds. *Hero goes into the tank. Replays the betting. Hero knows the Villain is a LAG player so could be on any two cards. Has been known to chase straights and flushes to the river, and Hero has sucked out on the Villain at least twice in the last week, stacking him each time.... Hero calls 200. We are now Heads Up.

Turn comes (3d)

Hero checks. Villain insta-shove all in for 975. *Hero goes back into the tank. Why the all in bet? Wouldn't he try to get something if he is playing KJ? It's too big of a bet for flush draw. Maybe he has two pair? Must be the straight trying to look like flush draw push? Hero folds.

Villain asks to see final card. Hero curses under his breath figuring he just got beat by a flush or straight draw... Dealer obliges and flips over 9s. Villain shows (QhQs) for Set. Hero picks up mucked cards and shows dead Quad 9's.

What would you have done?

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Who has more time?

So, I am always looking for more time. Always!

I just went out of a FullTilt tournament but I recommended someone's grandma sign up and she just did. So, I can't factor that in....

Anyway, Pushing means you probably shouldn't be playing...

Get it?

I'm out fishing until Sunday. I will try to be back in Sunday night. Hope to see you then.

I missed the Mookie but played the Dookie (turbo Razz). I love Razz, but didn't make the money. Oh well. See you next week!

Monday, July 16, 2007

What I do when dealt AK

Recently, I was reading a post from Schaubs where he describes several hands, a couple of which he had been dealt AK. In both hands, he called a raiser pre-flop, choosing NOT to re-raise. You can see the hands here: AK HANDS . I wanted to comment specifically on AK.

I feel with AK (suited or not), you need to raise or re-raise pre-flop. Recessrampage made this comment: "Though I generally agree with incorporating reraises preflop, I'm ok with not doing that out of deception. I'd say with AK, reraise sometimes, smooth call other times, and maybe even limp sometimes. " Now, if you read Recessrampage at all, you know he is a great cash player. So I won't say he is wrong. But here is my reasoning: With AK, you are generally hoping for race hands. You want your opponent to have a smaller pair, Ace with weak kicker, draw hand, etc. I think I read somewhere that an A hits the board 30% of the time. With AK, you are generally hoping for any A on the flop, and your opponent holding a pocket pair that has not made a set. Then you can slow play, if necessary depending on your opponents style. Otherwise, with no A on the board, you will want to take down the pot before going to the turn or river.

Looking at the betting, I would say if you have limped or just called a raise, you are limited in how you can play it after the flop.

Example 1: You limp with AK and flop comes A95. If you raise, you are showing a strong hand, AK, A9, A5. If you check-raise, again, you show a strong hand. Anyone holding 2nd pair or a low pocket pair is folding to your bet, assuming you've hit some kind of Ace. Let's say you raised pre-flop. Now any raise after the flop is considered a continuation bet. Most players will call or raise a standard c-bet (1/2 to 3/4 of the pot). Also, a check-raise is more likely to look like a steal, IMO. Either way, I believe the call or raise percentage from your opponent is higher if you have raised pre-flop (if your opponent has any mediocre hand). You can also check to the turn to show that the Ace scared you, if you want to slow play it after the flop. If your opponent is folding to ANY bet, you have maximized your pot with the pre-flop raise.

Example 2: Lets consider you miss the flop entirely. It comes J76 rainbow. Now if you have limped into this flop, you have limited bluffing ability. You can bet out a c-bet and someone holding J4off or a K7 is going to call you. With a pre-flop raise you can represent so many more hands that beat TPWK: QQ, AJ, KJ, QJ, J10 all of which should scare the TPWK or Second pair hand. With a pot sized bet or higher, you can take down the pot even though you are behind.

In Schaubs first AK hand, he lost the ability to take the pot after the flop since he did not raise pre-flop. Consequently, his opponent used aggression to steal the pot at the river. Whether or not he hit the set on the river is irrelevant, because Schaubs should have taken it after the flop, or worst case on the turn. Had he raised pre-flop and then was re-raised, post flop, he could have limited his losses knowing that his opponent had hit his hand on the flop.

In his second AK hand, had he re-raised pre-flop, I believe he could have gotten the same pot value, while having more options post-flop.

Again, I am not saying Schaubs or Reccessrampage are wrong, but I feel AK is a hand you should NEVER limp in with. You will limit how you can control the action after the flop and you will not be able to maximize your profits. I don't think it is premium enough to limp with trying to trap, but also is too weak to just limp with and then try bluffing at a pot. Does that make sense?

Please tell me what you think.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Solved some of the problem

I made a huge difference in how often I get kicked off of FT. I shut down my kids shareware programs (Bittorrent and Limewire). I had two other computers on our network downloading and uploading movies and music at the same time I was trying to play on FT. Needless to say, I was getting kicked off about every 15 minutes.

Last night I played for 3 hours on FT and was kicked off once. It was refreshing.

I missed the Mookie so I could paint French doors. My BABYGIRL's first birthday is this Saturday, so we are trying to get a bunch of projects done.
I managed to clean up everything and then sat down to play in the Dookie, but it said "seating" when I brought up the list of tournaments and was closed by time I brought up the lobby.

I played .25/.50 limit HE and ended up doing quite well (cashed out up 50BB). I also tried a token frenzy tournament for the first time and won a token. I was kind of confused when we were down to 5 and the tournament continued. On Pokerstars, the tournaments end when the prize is the same to the top finishers. Everyone at the table kept playing so I did too, just in case something happened. Nothing did. I finished first and got the same thing I would have for 5th. And the weird thing is, I thought it would be all-in every hand after we all tied for 5th, but everyone really was trying to take first. I was buying pots almost every hand. Why fold anything at that point? I played any two cards and lucked into first. Maybe I'll figure out how to post screen shots someday so I can show some of the more interesting hands from FT.

Congratulations to Crazdgamer for taking first in the Mookie, to Katitude for taking 2nd and to Willwonka for taking 3rd! I thought Katitude might give up on tournament play, based on her post from Tuesday and then she takes down 2nd place on Wednesday. It's funny how quickly your "perceived" poker luck can change.

I am going to try to get in the riverchasers tonight. 9pm is just a bit early for me to start playing, but I am going to try.

Otherwise, I may see you at the cash tables.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Back on FullTilt

OK. I have to admit. I have never done well on Fulltilt. It seems that if I had a straight on Pokerstars, I win. A straight on FT, a flush beats me. A boat on Pokerstars wins; on FT a higher boat or straight flush comes. . . Just has seemed that way to me.
Now I want to play in the blogger tournaments, so I will give FT another try. Plus, Rakeback is a nice option. And the bonus money is better, too.
But here is my question: On FT, I seem to get disconnected a lot. Almost once every 15 minutes. Is this normal? I noticed others at my table getting disconnected once in a while, but didn't really track how often everyone went down. Then I went to pokerstars to see what my connection speed is (you can see your speed while sitting at any table) and it said 100%. So, I wasn't sure if my speed was cutting in and out or if it was something with FT.
And, it almost seemed to slow down every time I was betting in a hand. Now I have to figure that must be my imagination. Has anyone else experienced this? Is there a setting I am missing? Just curious if anyone has any ideas to help me.

And what about the sounds on FT? I have had this problem for the last 6 months. When I log in, I hear the tournament just fine. I can look away, if necessary, and hear the chips going and then a beep when it is my turn. But after about 15 minutes or so, the sounds no longer work on FT. Even when I can play my other media devices without interuption, my FT table wouldn't put out any sounds. Anyone else have this problem?

Thanks for your feedback.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

How Freakin' Fun is HORSE?

PokerStars Tournament #54795016, HORSE
Buy-In: $6.00/$0.50
8 players
Total Prize Pool: $48.00
Tournament started - 2007/07/07 - 01:59:42 (ET)
Dear jamyhawk,
You finished the tournament in 1st place.
A $24.00 award has been credited to your Real Money account.

Seriously! Have you played? You should. It is so much more fun than a straight NLHE tournament....

Friday, July 6, 2007

4th of July week

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July. Here's a quick synopsis of what I did.

Monday-worked 8:30am to 7pm.
-played in a 360 player $5 +.50. Finished in 48 (12 out of the cash). I was in 5th place when I donked out in just 3 hands. I really need to work on my late middle play.

Tuesday-took the day off of work so I could install french doors in my current residence. 8am-3pm. "Wait" you say? "That is way too long for that type of project". Yes, you are correct. I had existing trim in an opening and figured the doors would fit after removing said trim. The opening was 1/4" too small. Imagine what happens when you use a circular saw in your home, cutting through drywall and a 2x4, being careful to avoid cutting the hardwood floors. Needless to say, I made a mess. But I was successful! French doors are in. Now to prime, paint and put up new trim. But that can be done another day.
Played in 4 tournaments (2 MTT and 2 SNG's). Finished in the money in 3 of the 4. . . 8 person HORSE $5 buy in, finished 2nd; 9 player $5 NLHE, finished 1st; 60 player $11.70 NLHE, finished 38th; and finally 1287 $3.30 NLHE, finished 186 (which paid $5). . . . I feel pretty confident in my final table play, just need some work on my middle tournament play.

Wednesday- Went out on the boat (we live on a lake) at 9am. Watched a ski show and swam. Relaxed in the afternoon. Back out in the evening to swim and watch the fireworks from the water. A truly great experience on the 4th of July!

Thursday-back to work. Ooops. Overslept. Forgot to reset alarm from being off Tuesday and Wednesday and the kids slept 1 hour and 15 minutes later than normal. Usually the 1 and/or 2 year old will wake me up prior to 7:30am, so making it to work on time is a given for me.
Thursday night had a crazy dream, but not as crazy as lj's, where I smoked a cigarette for the first time in almost 3 years (I quit after 18 years of 1 - 2 packs a day, on August 8th, 2004). The cigarette was really, really good. But, just a dream. Still satisfying.

Friday -work a full day. Now looking at finishing a few things with the french doors and attempt to get in some tournament play tonight. Have a T-ball game at 8am Saturday and meet with the pastor at 10am to go over the babies baptism on Sunday, so need to get to sleep by 3am. Monday, I will reload for Fulltilt and see if I can play some Blogger tournaments.

Until then, stay patient...

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Home game last night

Fifteen players. $100 buy in. 1500 tournament chips. We paid $700 to first place and paid top 4 finishers. 2 tables (8 and 7). I sat at the 7 player table. At my table we had C -super loose, will call/bet with anything; J- Tight aggressive (TAG), good player; Q -2nd time playing ever and announced it at the start; M-TAG player, considered best player of the 15; BE - TAG, very good player; BH -Loose Aggressive (LAG), good player; and me.

My table is super Loose, very aggressive pre-flop and post. On 10/20 blinds, bettor usually makes it 125 to see the flop. And a lot of times got several callers. About three hands in, Q called down to the river with second pair and lost about 1/3 of his chips, but this would turn out to be a very profitable hand for how it set him up. He announced again: "this is only my second time playing", like he was hustling. Sure enough, two hands later he was betting the same amounts, when M put him all in. He insta called and showed a flush, beating the "top pair only" that M had.

A few hands later, Q raises pre-flop and M calls. Flop comes K84rainbow. Q raises, M reraises and Q calls. Turn is a K. Q goes all in. . . M thinks for awhile and mucks face up pocket A's. Q laughs and refuses to tell what he had.

I was card dead. Saw one pocket pair (KK) and won it pre-flop with 3x BB raise. Also flopped a boat from the big blind with 104off, and it checked around. I bet on the turn and took a small pot with no action behind me.

Q was winning a lot of pots now because he was betting aggressively after the flop and people were believing he had the cards. M was also winning a lot of pots at showdown, because he was getting the cards. He had trip 7's twice in a row. The first hand flopped two 7's and the second he had pocket 7's with a seven coming on the flop. C was giving a lot of money away. With M now the chip leader he was reraising any bet, especially after the flop. I tried to steal a couple of pots but he used his chip stack effectively. A lot of times Q played him heads up and it was funny to watch as Q would lose with 2nd pair or Ahigh, but M would play Q to the river with any pair and lost a lot of hands to Q.

Then this hand came: C raises 4xBB to 130 from middle position (a normal raise at this table), M calls behind him, I consider calling from the BB with 8s6s, but decided to fold leaving them heads up. Flop comes Js2s5c. C bets 200, M calls. Turn is 7s (aaarrrgggh. I would have flushed). C bets 200 again, M calls. River is 10d. C bets 200 and M re-raises to 500. C has about 800 in front of him, so he stops to think. And he thinks and thinks and finally shoves all his chips in. M has him covered and insta calls and flips over As10s for Ace high flush (glad I folded my flush). C mucked but later said he was playing QQ. So Q and M were the chip leaders at our table at the first break. C was first player out.

A key hand for me was when I was in the big blind with Ad3d. 5 limpers were ahead of me, so I checked my BB of 30. The flop comes 245rainbow with no diamonds. I'm first to act and check. Everyone checks behind me. I am short stacked now, with 600 in chips and thought I could check raise or slow play it. Turn is a 3h. Now I have no flush draw, and any A is tied with me. By not betting on the flop, I have no idea where I am at. Everyone limped into the pot so a 6 is definitely possible in someone's hand. I lead out for 50. Everyone folds around to M (chip leader now) who instantly raises me to 300. I have been watching M catch hands all night and bully people around. He could do it though, because he was winning the showdowns. I wait a good 3+ minutes and finally fold. He shows A6 for higher straight. Any other player and I probably would have put them on the straight tied with me, but I just had a feeling he had me. It was such an overbet. He said he put me on the 5 high straight and figured any bet and I'd call.

Then with blinds at 50/100 I get 3c4c on the button. Q, who is UTG calls the BB, M calls while saying "this is a trouble hand for me", BH calls, I call, SB folds and J in the BB checks. Flop comes Kc7c3h. Everyone checks around to me. I have 450 in front of me, so I am short stacked. This is a super loose table still, so either no one has a pair or someone is slow playing. I think I could be in the lead with 3's, but worst case I have all the clubs and two 3's for outs if I am behind. I shove quickly (which is about a pot sized bet) to represent a hand, and everyone folds, except for M. He has me covered 5x and quickly calls. I'm hoping "trouble hand" means 22, 44, 55. He flips over KcQd. The K's hold up and I finish the tournament in 12th place.

Dissapointing finish, but I don't feel I played bad.

M finished first, BE finsihed 2nd and my brother finished 3rd. N from the other table finished 4th. Congrats to the money winners. Q ended up finishing 6th. Congrats to Q on a good finish for 2nd time playing.

I set up a cash table after I went out and played 5 hours of Omaha, Omahi Hi/low, 7 card stud, Holdem, and 7 card no peek, all with .25/.50 blinds. I cashed out one dollar ($1) down. Not bad entertainment.