If you're at my blog reading about the cowboy blues you know I'm talking 'bout kings, right? They killed me last night, absolutely killed me. In fact I should start a new blog called How NOT to play KK. OMFG
Yesterday (Friday) at the last minute I decided I had a hankering to play a tournament, so I texted Gary to see if Tootsie would let him out to play. She did. I sometimes think Tootsie has thoughts like "God bless Josie for getting Gary outa this house and giving me a few hours of peace and quiet." Hmmmm maybe, maybe not. Anyway, we headed up to the Seabrook Poker Room for the 6:30pm $90 tourney. Fun times.
My plan going in was to be careful and last a long time. No unecessary gambles, I promised myself. After about the first hour I was a slight chip leader, playing selectively and well. A new guy came to the table just as I got QQ. I raised it up to $500. The newbie and one other guy came along. Flop was A-x-x. I bet out $500 and the newbie raised it up to 2K. The ladies hit the muck very quickly.
A few hands later I get K-K. The first guy to act raises to $450 and i reraise to $1100. Two guys call me in addition to the initial raiser. There are 4 of us looking at a flop which was J-7-3 two crubs. First guy to act bets 2K and I raise to 5K. Newbie jams all in. The other guy, the one I'd been playing with and had a feeling for how he played, also jammed all in. Initial better folds.
I think aloud saying the 2nd guy to jam all in, has a flush draw, but the other guy......jams all in after a raise and a reraise....what's he got? It ain't A-J. No one but a moron does that with tptk, considering the situation. No one is shortstacked.
I figure the first guy for trips....maybe even A-A and the second guy for a flush draw.
First guy calls a clock on me.....
Do I fold or call? I sooo didn't want to do anything stupid so early, and really what can I beat? OMFG. I fold my K-K face up. First guy has ace rag, both crubs and the second guy has king rag, both clubs. Jeezus!
We look at the turn and its a heart. As is the river. First guy wins with ace high. I threw away the winner. OMFG.
I had about 7K of mychips in that pot two, plus I would've taken those two guys out. I don't panic though as I have about 15K left and we started with 12K. No biggie. I clamp down and win a few small pots.....
And then K-K AGAIN.
Same idiot newbie guy. At this point he's lost most of the chips from that pot and has a bit less than me. Can you imagine?
So I have K-K again and this time I smooth call knowing he's desperate and steaming from losing the last 5 or so pots. I smooth call as does someone else and he jams all in. Awesome. Just as I thought he would.
I jam all in over the top and the other guy folds. He flips over Q-J off suit and I flip over my cowboys. He concedes that I'm rightfully getting my chips back and we look at a flop.
First card shown is a K. :)
and behind that, an ace and a 10. Yep, he flopped broadway. After teh turn I had outs out the kazoo, flush outs in addition to the board pairing for a full house, but nope. I handed most of my stack to that same guy.
I was out soon enough....played a sit & go and came in 3rd place even though the guy who came in second knew nothing about poker except that a flush beats a straight. no one's fault but mine. I at least cashed though.
Play smart....or drunk, which can also be profitable. If you don't believe me, then read THIS HERE.
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