Just to say a quick thank you for the support this morning folks...it was emotional as tikay would say
Apparantly the window closed immediately after my exit, and I entered speechless shock as I realised I had just blown a fantastic shot at the odd 800 THOUSAND...so just in case anyone was interested, this is approximately how the grissley tale ended..
I held AJ in mid-position. Barry Greenstein passed (He had been raising and taking many a pot unchallenged just prior)
The BB was 1600 sb 800 ante 100
I made it 4800 to play just hoping to collect another 3300 unchallenged
I held 117,000 at the start of the hand and was in 12 place overall.
The Big Blind was DREAMER who just had me covered (about 125,000)...for this reason it is possible that I should have played the hand slower
Everyone passed but DREAMER called (he did not re-raise)
The flop was A J 8 two hearts (and lots of straight draws)
I feel the sort of hands he would call with are 10 Q, 9 10 or similar...so the flop is dangerous and i must bet my hand
Hopefully he will get stubborn with a worse Ace rag hand.
There is just over 11,000 in the pot...he checked, I bet 8,000, he called, I think he has Ace rag
The turn was a 3... with a bit of luck he has just made Aces Up two pair
The pot is 27,000 He checks, I bet 18,000
He calls and raises another 18,000 it is 630 in the morning in a Barcelona Hotel and the alarm bells don'g ring
there is over 80,000 in the middle, i have 76,000, it is 18,000 to call
As Kenny Ford says 'How could I pass?'
If I call the 18,000 we would have a 100k pot and he is going to bet most or all of my remaining 60k on the river.
He may be drawing to a flush and straight (unlikely) or an AK or AQ...so I automatically move all-in
In reality the more likely hands are about EVENS I am winning. He either has two pair or a set.
He had a set of Jacks (it is hard to believe he didn't re-raise pre-flop)
The unlucky bit was the coupe happened v the other huge stack...if only it could have been against a nice 12,000 short stack
...it HAS been emotional....