I busted out of the tournament in 30th or 31st place. It really sucks to be out of a tournament. It’s one of the worst feelings I think ever. You feel stupid for playing great for two days straight, only to make one bad play and WHAM! that’s it brother.
I felt like I played awesome today… brought my stack close to 70k, then dropped 9k back with a double-ended straight draw when my AJ flopped QT9 and didn’t get any help. I just made a single bad play… but that’s all it takes.
My bad play came with, ironically, pocket queens. I can’t help thinking now how bad it was to call the all-in re-raise, especially after going on and on about how I will someday be the player who would laydown queens preflop. Not that I’ve never made that laydown…
Dieses Mal, Obwohl, it was against a player who had always limped with aces. So when he raised utg 3.5x the BB to 4k, I put him on tens or jacks… maybe AK. Regardless, it didn’t look like he wanted to see a flop. Kenna James called with a short stack, and I look down and see those beautiful ladies. I figure I’m ahead and raise to 16k. He looks like he honestly doesn’t know what to do, and like he doesn’t want to see a flop. He pushes in his whole stack of about 70k. Kenna calls with his short-stack and I put him on a big ace… turns out he actually had 22.
I still thought about it for a couple minutes. The ESPN camera crew gathered around, with the cameras rolling and watching what I’d do. I really thought the guy had Jacks. I finally called and he turned over KKs. The board didn’t bring any help. Gutes Spiel.
The worst part about being backed in a tournament rather than buying in on my own is that I feel like I let everyone down… especially getting so close to the money (they paid 18) and knowing that if I folded the queens I would have been left with 44k, which is plenty to build up. Auf jeden Fall… time to call the backers. Not fun.
Thanks again to CI Host for buying the 25% stake. I’ll probably sell pieces of myself in the future. Check this… read an Artikel today about a golfer selling himself on eBay. Wonder where he got that idead?