Thanks for the stake guys, tournament report, slightly hazed by sorrow drowning....
We got an absolute joke of a table draw. First live update on the blog confirmed it, Ben Jackson, Paul Jackson, 3 other Pro's and my least favourite local opponent.
First two levels fluctuated between 20-30k, setting up a pretty good table image. No hands of real note.
Moved to the feature table and the live stream which proved irritating. I ran a bluff, aggro player raises UTG and is called in two spots, we flat the button with
as we want to be in pots with this spot. Flop comes down
(I think) raiser leads for about 900 is flatted in one position. Now my read is raiser had air, seat 1 had K10 or KJ and I flat with the intention to check raise most turns, especially any hearts. We get a
and original raiser leads for 1900 and is flatted in seat 1. I check raise to 4200 which looks joke strong and get both to fold. Unfortunately around 20 minutes later the raiser tells me I know what you had in the hand. Not sure how after 20 minutes, must have been from blog station but this is extremely irritating as I have perceived image and now its destroyed!
This and other pots ground us up to about 37k which was very healthy
I tried another move and this one got swatted. Possibly due to the above, in hindsight shoulda rocked up with that out there. I took a strong line on a rag bored from a blind spot but unfortunately raiser had flopped bottom set. My line looked so strong he flatted my river bet with the trips, on a draw light board so pretty unlucky for him to set up as he probably folds top pair high pairs with the line.
Put my down to 25k and get a scenario which I would welcome opinions on. 100-200 blinds Ben Jackson makes it 450 from early position. We 3 bet to 1100 with
Ben 3 bets to 3100. Now my thinking is, with him first to act if we flat here we can probably stack him on any non A board. I know his 4 bet range is so wide that a 5 bet folds out so much and we lock up 3k against other players I 5 bet here. I took the greed line, I am not sure of tournament optimum is to lock down the 3k here, thoughts appreciated? anyways...flop comes down
he raises out 2000 playing around 14000 and I min raise trying to enduce shove if he has Q and to take control back as 2 hearts on the board. He flats which I should seen dangers signs with. The heart comes but dont think we are every folding to aggro player with this hand for his 10k left. He checks I chuck out 5k he is all in so I sigh call. and he has
he flops well! this puts us down to about 8k going into level 5.
Exit hand (off feature table now) we raise
in late position playing 6k odds to about 850 at 150-300 we have 20+ big blind so still not shove territory. Both blinds call and we get a
flop check check and I raise out about 1700 and big blind shoves. So its about 3800 to call. Now with my previously destroyed image I dont think he shoves the 8 here as he probably has me on air and will let me hang myself, if he has the 9 we are getting odds to call with 10 J Q all good and this move reeks of 67 or J10 which we crush. So we sigh call and he has 67 so his 10 draw is dead but we get a
turn but a
river and its good night Vienna.
Really appreciate the stake, sorry we could not get there!