I played in the BBT5 invitational last night. I just woke up and I still feel a littl pissed off about the whole night.
I started off great! Doubled up very early on (that's the easy part) and then didn't squander my chips (the hard part). Once I had me some chips I played tight aggressive. Not in many pots but if I was in, I had the goods.
I had Lightning and Waffles to my right. They kept going at it like two bitches on the rag. Waffles doubled off of Lightning early when he slow placed AA. He left Lightning catch a straight on the river and pwned him with his full boat, aces over.
I don't slow play. I'm looking down at AA. Waffles makes it triiple the blind, Light calls, so I go in for the re-raise....about 600 on top. They both call and the flop is 5-6-5. There's alot of chips in there and I don't want those to donkeys getting any more cards. I KNOW with my re-raise they can't be holding 5's or 6s so I shove with my AA. I figure one of them has JJ, or QQ and I don't mind a call with that, and I certainly don't mind folds.
Lightning calls my all in. Why wouldn't he? He's got 6-6 and has flopped a boat. Really wasn't expecting THAT. Consensus is that I didn't re-raise enough....maybe if I bet 10 gazillion chips I could've got light to fold preflop. I agree that I didn't bet enough, but I don't think Lightning was using his fold button last night. Very soon after that the pissing contest continued.
Waffles and Lightning are going at it AGAIN. Waffles raises, Lightning reraises, Then Waffs shoves all in. Light instacalls with A-Q sooted and Waffles has JJ. It was Light's night and he took Waffles out. Waffles dabbles in profanity like an artist dabbles in oils. You can see for yourself here.
I'm shortstacked and try to double up but it was not to be. I had a frigging cat to my right, Trouble Cat to be exact. Trouble Cat, I owe you some pain and I always pay my debts. I do not remember a thing about that hand except that Trouble Cat was playing catch and he took me out. I WILL return the favor. I suggest you sleep with one eye open.
Soooo after that I played on Poker Stars with Frankie baby while watching the BBT5 battle. I really didn't want Lightning to be rewarded so I set to work "wagging the dog". Riggs was a chip leader so I pay him a visit and inquire as to whether I should offer him the same incentive bet as Waffles (I mean it's NOT like Waffles is going to win it anyway). Riggs didn't last though.
Down to (2) tables and I see BamBam playing smart tight aggressive poker. I don't know this dude from Adam but I tell him he's my pick to win it. He plays GREAT but alas he's out after he makes the final table. Nice playing Bammer.
Congratz Lightning. Great win and I am very jealous.
Now in addition to all this, I was playing on Poker Stars FOR THE FIRST TIME with this bastard, Frankie. Frankie you played me like a fiddle, didn't you. Do I look like a bitch, Frankie? No? Then why are you trying to fuck me? We are soooooo fighting!
I am so pissed off, so comment with caution. :)
Play smart, although sometimes it just doesn't matter.