100BB and Beyond

  1. 2008-09-14 00:13:23

    Trip Report : Garden City

    I went to Garden City to play their $225 tournament + $100 rebuy.
    But I decided to skip it and play cash games instead.
    I put my name down for Omaha Hi-Lo 6-12. While I was waiting for my turn I decided to play 3-100.
    I decided to play short stack strategy and bought in for 100.
    It was a new table. There was lot of action in first few hands.
    Some players were very tight and some were playing every hand.

    I folded several hands including KQ facing a raise. I think I even folded AQ when there was raise in early position and 2 callers. I was a little deep (45BB) to push allin. Calling is bad even if I had position.
    Fold seemed like good option because no one was folding their medium pair.

    First and last action hand:

    I was down to 75 or 80 and on teh button.
    The guy who was very active raised from UTG+1 to 20.
    This was a guy who went all in with TT and sucked out on KK. This was also the guy who was pushing peope around (or atleast he tried and went two buyins down). On one hand he bluffed 100 into pot of 60 on river with K high only to be called by A high.

    In spite of all his actions I put him on good-premium hands. 99+, AQ+
    The UTG+2 player called. I interpreted his action has low pocket pair some hand he really wants to see the flop. Everyone folded and I look down at .
    My first reaction was to call and see the flop.
    I knew I will face a bet on flop if I missed. With already 45 bucks in the pot I pushed all in.
    The big blind pushes allin (he has ~60) and shows .
    I asked him if he has aces and he says that he is drawing.
    I felt miserable because I thought he has AK and my outs have diminished.

    Obviously UTG+1 calls getting great odds.
    The dealer runs the board and I river a K.
    UTG+1 shows and says he did not scare me enough.
    SB mucked and says he had AQ.
    Some people just don't get it. Tight aggressive does not mean scared to fold AK.
    I pick up a pot of around 240.

    I played couple of hands. Its folded to me and I call with and the guy who lost with QQ made it 20 from BB. He was probably steaming.
    I folded. I would have called if he was full stacked.
    He showed 77 and said he wants his money back.

    I played couple more hands and left when my name got called for Omaha.

    Obviously Poker gods were not very happy about my Hit-N-Run so they took away all my profit in Omaha.
    I think I won only 2 half pots and bled away a lot of money.

    All in all it was a fun day and now I know what it is to play 3-100 game at GC.
    I also saw several members from the meetup group playing tournament.

    Cliff Notes:

    Preflop allin with AK beats QQ in 3-way pot.

    Omaha Hi-Lo game sucks away my profit.

    Posted by Krishna at 2008-09-14 00:13:23

Comments on “Trip Report : Garden City”

    • avatar for Jason M
    • I talked to D before he went and wished him like. I hope he did well :) Yeah, asking for table changes is really important. I just don't do it enough.

      You definitely have to go for the scoop ;)

    • avatar for Krishna
    • Omaha game sucked. There were couple of loose players but I never got good hands.
      When I decided to gamble by playing PLO hands the flop came always came low-friendly.
      I think made only one or two mistakes but it was hard to extract money when the table was playing tight.
      If the high hand hits it can make lot of money but I ran out of money before I could hit.
      I should stop playing high hands in Hi-Lo game because max I could get is half the pot.

    • avatar for Krishna
    • I have seen D*rr*n playing well past the first break.

      How can we game select? Ask for table change I guess.

    • avatar for Jason M
    • Nice work at the 3-100 game. I've tried it 3 times and haven't come away with any substantial profit, yet. I think I need to work on my game selection. The 2nd time I was there I was at a terrible table, but didn't change. I'm sorry to hear the Omaha didn't fare as well.

      Did anybody from the group go deep in the tourney?