Get It Quietly

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Location: Enfield, London, United Kingdom

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

$2000 Stud (Busto)

Bumped out of this one about 1am last night. Frankly I thought I did well to last so long. I've never seen so many people pair their doorcards in general, and specifically against me. 6 times from memory, I passed my big pair four times, called a couple of times with bigger two pair than his open pair / 2 pair + straight draw on 6th and both times lost to trips or better. I'm not sure if I could have called one or two of the others, but if someone pairs their door by 5th and you only have one pair, I think it's usually best to just drop it for the loss of a few small bets.

Oh well. It was quite fun again. Chris Ferguson was on the table, and in fact I took quite a few chips off him as he was the only opponent I could make big pairs hold up against. This sounds like a bit of a moan and I even let one slip last night the 6th time, which I'm not proud of, but I have to get used to losing more pots in limit games. You just can't lose more than 3 or 4 reasonable pots in a row in a $2000 NL without busting out. Like the 6-handed, the stud game rattles around and you play a lot more hands. I still have the SHOE and the Hi-Lo to play and I'm looking forward to those.

Walking to the Amazon room to play the event I said hello to Rolf Slotboom. When I asked him if he planned to play the Stud and the PLO rebuy (today) simultaneously if necessary, he laughed and said "I'm not here to make sensible financial decisions. If I wanted to make sensible financial decisions I'd be at home playing online". QFT as they say on the forums. I'm $10K down so far but what the hell. Onwards and sideways.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazed at the low number of comments on this blog. Here's one to encourage you to KEEP POSTING!!! Best stuff around. I am sure I am not alone.


7:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Frode, I appreciate it.

Thanks as well to Jesse and Rob at, I can't hear their audio updates properly because my connection is poor but Neil tells me they have been giving me some shouts in their blog roundups.


8:10 PM  

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