Saturday, September 11, 2010

WCOOP Event 16: $215 PLO 6-Max

I went deep but not deep enough in WCOOP Event 16: $215 PLO 6-max. The pot was guaranteed to be $500k and IT DIDN'T GET THERE. We had a total of 2154 players, yielding a nice (and rare) overlay of $70,000. I finished 31st, which is pretty deep in all standards, just not deep enough. The prize money is a puny $1,750, versus the top prize of $78,000.

Needless to say going deep in any tournament requires a few (or many) lucky double-ups. Mine came as a timely fashion as I was down to $1750 chips at the 2nd break. By the 3rd break I was up to $13140. I stuck to my strategy of getting big pots in with guys either weak or dumb or on tilt. It worked. At the 10th hour I basically lost it to a new table where at least 2 out of the 5 guys weren't afraid to 3bet my raise, and I so happened to be on about 30BB and getting consecutive hands of KKxx, QQxx, and JJxx, in that order. I basically had to raisefold 1/3 my stack away. And then obviously I get it in with a big draw and miss etc. All bust outs are spectacular only to the buster so I won't rant more.

Still, getting a payout helps as I busted the $265 PLO KO without much of a fight. I plan to play the $109 NLH 10-mins-lvls aka shovefest tonight, if I can stay awake till 1am. GLME.

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