Well I was absolutely sick about it but I lost the stake. I ran into a horrendous cold streak where I ended up going zero from my last 8 as it turned out in tournaments and I felt that since it was going so bad that the best way to get the profit margin turned around was to grind 2-4 limit, but unfortunately the ice. age just continued there as well as I got beat with a full house at least 5 times lost with a flush to a higher flush twice has twice and it was just completely ugly. In the $45 daily at the Golden Nugget the very first hand I got dealt pocket fours, flopped a set, turn the boat, and the nine on the river gave my opponent runner runner higher full house. that is just one example of the many I ran into.
I was completely sick about it when I had to email Chris and tell him what happened and figured he would be massively upset at me, and the only thing i could say is that I had tried my best. Every decision at the poker tables that I made was the correct one but still went against me and Chris was very very understanding about it. I felt bad because I had let somebody down. If it was my own money I would not care half as much but since somebody else trusted me and I lost that made it 100 times worse to me. Maybe that sounds silly to some of my readers, but that's just the way I am I can't help that. Chris said to me in the email that if I want to try again in November to let him know. I don't know if he will still feel the same way come November since I lost this one and that would be totally understandable as I was even shocked of his offer for November in the first place. If he so chooses to want to take a second chance on me, I will be adding $250 of my own money to the stake money and if he doesn't wish or choose to try a second time then I will be returning to the tables with about $250, but with the realization of the mistakes that I made which will never be repeated again.
The primary error that I made was not playing through the tournament struggles that I entered and trying to jump ship to another version or form of Poker. While it is true that I have had much success in limit hold'em in a live setting over the years the fact of the matter is my specialty is tournaments and I should have just stuck with the tournament because I know it would have turned around that was the error that I made. As far as arrows at the tables there were none that I could think of with just one exception and I talked to a couple of fellow players about it and they told me that it was the absolute correct move which I thought so and I'm trying not to be results oriented but I will lay out the scenario are you guys here and you tell me what you think all opinions are welcome. The situation was we would a
The situation was we weredown to the final eight or nine people with the top three getting paid various I'm sitting on about $32k in chips from a 7000 start which put me roughly in about 6th place at the time. blinds are 800 and 1600 with a 150 chip ante I'm in the big blind with AQo and by the time it actually got to me there were 5 limpers. I took my AQ and I shoved right there. The dead money in the pot was just way too much and if I had just raised with all those limpers I would have had to have raised to over 10 grand anyway at the bare minimum which would have been 1/3 my stack so I shoved, I got one caller and he had me covered by about 350 chips total and he called me with 77. I did not improve and was knocked out of the tournament. In my mind his call was absolutely horrendous because I could be doing this with 1010, JJ, or QQ. Even if I only had 2 overs which I did if the board two pairs he's going to end up counterfeited very likely. The limp/all-in call was a horrendous move on his part that worked, but the question is is the move that I made also an error. approximately 9000 dead money sitting there it was a move that needed to be made considering the stack sizes, my position in the hand and overall tournament standing, and considering the action before me. What do you guys think?
Well that's all for now. If Chris is still wanting to take another run at this come November I am going to accept. I figure if he stakes me to the same amount a second time Plus adding the $250 of my own money that will be a $750 start for tournaments that have an average buyin of approximately $19. that's two $10 rebuys, a $20 tournament, & a $25 deep stack in which the $25 deep stack has a $10 add on for $7k in chips after the first break. That would be over 35 buyins and I feel that if I in fact have a $750 start for it that I most definitely can turn that into a profit. It may not be a quick profit' it may take some time, but it will be a profit. If Chris does not want to take the chance then I will definitely enter November with the $250 which I understand is only 12 buyins and I will simply hope for the best.
That's all for now. For the next two weeks or so I'm stuck in the apartment grinding freerolls online. It is what it is but at least it's only a couple of weeks before I get back to it. So take care of everybody and give it a couple of weeks and I'll see you at the tables.