Posted 03 March 2007 - 05:02 AM
Tournaments are so disappointing. I was running pretty well on my trip, so I decided to play the $2,000 buy-in event today at the Wynn Poker Classic. First prize was $141,000. I made one bad calldown with two pair on the first level, but after that I was on my A+ game. Making good steals at the right times, but still being really patient and getting it in good whenever I played a big pot. Honestly, it was the best I've played in quite a while.With three tables left to go, I was the chip-leader with about 115,000 of the ~925,000 chips in play. So I call a push in the BB with 88 against SB's A7, lose 27K when he hits his ace, then lose another big pot where I isolated with QJs against 44 with quite a bit of dead money in the pot and blanked out. Also lose a couple more small to medium pots where I do nothing wrong but have to fold the flop and my stack's back at about 56,000. Then after about 9.5 hours total, I make my first real mistake since Round 1 as I try to come over the top of a SB "resteal" when I raise the button with 33. Against the range I had him on, it was +EV, but I think that range was a little too loose against the given player and at the very least, I should have spent more time studying him for some kind of physical tell. Anyway, he turns over AA, makes a straight on the turn and that's the end of it.I still got in the money, getting $4,735 for 16th, but it's so disappointing when you have a chance to make a big cash like that and then blow it. Especially with the chip stack I had going for a while, I really thought that this was going to be a big breakthrough and I was going to get my first six-figure or at least high five-figure cash.
Lady luck's my fuck-buddy.