It must be something to do with the sea, first miami and the caribbean...then brighton. Yeah right the only comparison is that i played poker both times.
I've just come back from a trip to brighton yesterday for a 100 f/o. While high flyers on the circuit are larging it up in prague for the EPT i'm slumming it in the bargain basement tournies, still this should teach me some roll lessons i sorely need.
Heard about this tournie at the last minute, brighton grovesnor have a mini winter festival this week, nice enough structures with a standard of play i shall describe as just not very damn good.
A 30 min clock with 10k starting stack, this gave a nice bit of play early on, although the antes kicked in very late. Rocks, rocks, rocks, yeah you'll find them on brighton beach, here i had them on my starting table. So i decided to get jiggy early on playing 90 percent of the hands in the first couple of levels, meeting little resistance. I should have accumulated a huge stack early doors, but i bluffed the wrong guy a cple of times too many.
One amusing hand occured early on with an old cirucit know it all. He allowed me to get in cheap on the button when i flatted the coff pre rse with kj. Old circuit obv had a large hand pre in the bb but didn't raise after a big dwell as he wanted to trap me, oop 3 handed...beautiful. Think he had queens actually.
Anyway flop came down q102 giving me an up and down, oldie checks, coff cbets, i flat, oldie more or less min raises, coff folds and i flat. Turn brings a blank, there was also a heart flush draw out there on the flop. He checks, lovely i check too, river brings me the bingo,lingo, nutz non heart 9 and oldie checks again. Now i know this guy is 'trap checking' 100 percent honestly hes that bad. Obv ive been betting A LOT. So i fire out the pot knowing he'll insta/even rr with his o/pr set hes played horribly. True enough he goes to shove, then thinks better and just flats, nutz i claim and off he starts...
He berates me for my flat of his raise on the flop, what a terrible call bla bla...
Unfortunately i rise to his bait and try to educate him, eventually realising...he doesn't understand odds etc...so no matter move on. Not with me though, i give as good as i get oops....table now on tilt...lovely :)
I had one or two beers while playing and boosted my argument quto even past it's usual 2-3 line. So from now on i aint drinking booze whilst playing for a good while. Simple. I'm now mr soft drink at the tables.
In the tournament i lost huge pot early on for the mass chip lead with jj v ak ak and 9s, ace first out. Bowl of rice turned into a stack again tho and i was vul to lose aanother monster pot in blind v blind making a good call with aj v the huge q4...golden qq on flop.
Hopefully be back in brighton for gukpt next month, and one of these days ill talk about something interesting in this blog...yawn im even boring myself...