Oct 30/11

Had a lovely dinner with family, it was my son's birthday.  I entered both Women's League tourneys, then on a whim I entered the Big $2.20.  It has a double guarantee on Sunday of 10K, and there's no PSO 1K tourney, so it fills the void.

So now I'm 293 out of 480 left, tourney started paying at 900.  Into the money, but still below average stack of 39+K.  On top of that, I just got moved to a new table.  I've played most of the tourney to this point at the same table.  All that image building out the window, let's start again.

Pocket jacks - the hand no one knows how to play.  I raise to 2.5k then get reraised to 14K and called by another player, and decide to fold.  Opponents had 99 and KK, K came on the flop, I would have been history, dodged a bullet there.

Time out now, hands are definite folds, 92o, Q5o, 67s OOP in a raised pot, etc.  Play has slowed down a lot in the last few orbits, guess PSO isn't the only place to learn about the clock.  I seem to be holding my place in the standings so far,  295 of 338, but I'll probably have to open up my range soon.  I'd really like to have a decent hand to shove though.

BB is 1.2K now, and my stack is down to 19.7K.  I need a hand, preferably better than the Kh8d I just mucked pre from UTG +1.  The blinds are right next door, lets see what happens.  Pocket sixes in the BB,  everyone folds and I pick up 2.55K.  Guess that's probably the easiest way to play them.

Pocket deuces, all in from UTG for 14+K, I have 20+K and fold.  Couple of hands later As Qc, UTG raise to 2640, I decide to fold.  Pretty nitty, but, flop 8d2c7c, then 3c on turn big bet and I would have had to fold with less chips.

268 of 291 now, I think I've milked this about as far as I can without more chips.  Time to shove something...wouldn't you know it, it's break time.

Stats to this point:

During current Hold'em session you were dealt 251 hands and saw flop:
 - 12 out of 28 times while in big blind (42%)
 - 2 out of 29 times while in small blind (6%)
 - 21 out of 194 times in other positions (10%)
 - a total of 35 out of 251 (13%)
 Pots won at showdown - 7 of 8 (87%)
 Pots won without showdown - 13

Kh9h is a good enough reason to milk the clock again, my standing has improved to 265 of 321.  Not much of an improvement.  MOVED AGAIN!!!

Second short stack on the new table, and right into the BB to boot!!  With 79o and a 145k+ all in to my right, this table is my worst nightmare...rapidly approaching 10BB, and no decent hand in sight.  The end might be in sight, I think I have about 2 orbits to pick a hand...263 of 293 now.

I think I might just fold my way down from here, unless I get a really good hand,  why push with mediocre holdings??  83o, that's a pretty easy fold to an 11 K raise.  23o in the small blind is another easy fold.  Wonder what's next, 34 of d is a pretty easy fold too.  Running the time bank now, at least for the first ten seconds.

Pocket 4s, what to do??  Run down your time bank, then fold.  Sorry, I just can't shove with a pair of 4s.  Just folded pocket 6s UTG +1, I hate those small pairs.  236 of 246 now, maybe I'll just keep running the clock.  No hands, so no decisions, it's either shove or fold now.

PokerStars Game #69790760593: Tournament #544010967, $2.00+$0.20 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XXII

(900/1800) - 2011/10/31 0:24:31 CT [2011/10/31 1:24:31 ET]
Table '544010967 248' 9-max Seat #8 is the button
Seat 1: Evan_Augusto (46356 in chips)
Seat 2: Kroko x (30250 in chips)
Seat 3: vis Gonzalez (203613 in chips)
Seat 4: the-chapman (90099 in chips)
Seat 5: joy7108 (8259 in chips)
Seat 6: abeja24 (26675 in chips)
Seat 7: allinachim (67945 in chips)
Seat 8: blackhole128 (31028 in chips)
Seat 9: googlehead22 (31966 in chips)
Evan_Augusto: posts the ante 225
Kroko x: posts the ante 225
vis Gonzalez: posts the ante 225
the-chapman: posts the ante 225
joy7108: posts the ante 225
abeja24: posts the ante 225
allinachim: posts the ante 225
blackhole128: posts the ante 225
googlehead22: posts the ante 225
googlehead22: posts small blind 900
Evan_Augusto: posts big blind 1800
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to joy7108 [8s As]
Kroko x: folds
vis Gonzalez: raises 2160 to 3960
the-chapman: folds
joy7108: raises 4074 to 8034 and is all-in
abeja24: folds
allinachim: folds
blackhole128: folds
googlehead22: folds
Evan_Augusto: folds
vis Gonzalez: calls 4074
*** FLOP *** [5d Qc 9s]
*** TURN *** [5d Qc 9s] [6c]
*** RIVER *** [5d Qc 9s 6c] [4c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
vis Gonzalez: shows [3s 3d] (a pair of Threes)
joy7108: shows [8s As] (high card Ace)
vis Gonzalez collected 20793 from pot
joy7108 finished the tournament in 238th place and received $11.09.
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 20793 | Rake 0
Board [5d Qc 9s 6c 4c]
Seat 1: Evan_Augusto (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 2: Kroko x folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: vis Gonzalez showed [3s 3d] and won (20793) with a pair of Threes
Seat 4: the-chapman folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: joy7108 showed [8s As] and lost with high card Ace
Seat 6: abeja24 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: allinachim folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: blackhole128 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: googlehead22 (small blind) folded before Flop

PokerStars Tournament #544010967, No Limit Hold'em
Buy-In: $2.00/$0.20 USD
6162 players
Total Prize Pool: $12324.00 USD
Tournament started 2011/10/30 19:30:00 CT [2011/10/30 20:30:00 ET]

Dear joy7108,
You finished the tournament in 238th place. A USD 11.09 award has been credited to your Real Money account.
You earned 68.80 tournament leader points in this tournament. For information about our tournament leader board, see our web site at http://www.pokerstars.com/poker/tournaments/leader-board/

Thank you for participating.
All in all, I'm pretty happy with my Sunday, hope yours was great too!!