Posted 31 July 2005 - 12:08 AM
I don't understand the thought process of an average NL small tournament player. I played in a 60$ buy-in tournament (10 went to the owner of the home; food/drinks, etc) that had about 15-16 people. Blinds started at 5-10 and everyone had 1500 to being with.First off, not even 5 minutes into it, some guy 3 off the BB just calls with pocket aces. 4 other people call including the blinds and the flop comes 5-k-5. The little blind bets small - 100, and gets reraised to 300 by Mr. Aces. SB moves all in and Aces calls, busts out of the tournament (*Edit* SB had k-5 off), and complains how aces never hold up. People at my table tell the 2nd table that the SB bet and then moved all in. They completely fail to mention Mr.Aces limped in. To everyone it was a tragedy... the aces fell again! That was just one of the many stories. As for me... I took first (1st-330 2nd ? 3rd ? 4th paid 60 ... do the math), as I came to the table 'final' table as the chip leader. I pulled my best Raymer impression, bludgeoning the table with raises, keeping the pressure on. I also trapped a friend of mine when we were down to 5 handed with A-A when he had A-8. I expected to win it and was happy with the results.
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