Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Tournament ended quickly and poorly

Didn't turn things around with this tourney. Below is the hand that busted me. I read the raiser for two high cards and saw the bet as a continuation bet. Of course the river smacked me in the mouth

PokerStars Game #11246324033:
Tournament #56614076, $2.00+$0.20 Hold'em No Limit -
Level II (15/30) - 2007/07/31 - 23:27:21 (ET)Table '56614076 157'
9-max Seat #9 is the button
Seat 1: Leolozon (1325 in chips)
Seat 2: DarkLady (3790 in chips)
Seat 3: whamp23 (2205 in chips)
Seat 4: lil BCE (1820 in chips)
Seat 5: che-la-luna (1700 in chips)
Seat 6: lukesteen (2675 in chips)
Seat 7: ModernMarvel (3615 in chips)
Seat 8: SluggerWV (1260 in chips)
Seat 9: pokerlarry (1160 in chips)
Leolozon: posts small blind 15DarkLady: posts big blind 30
*** HOLE CARDS ***Dealt to SluggerWV [8s 8h]
whamp23: folds
lil BCE: raises 60 to 90
che-la-luna: folds
lukesteen: calls 90
ModernMarvel: folds
SluggerWV: calls 90
pokerlarry: folds
Leolozon: folds
DarkLady: folds
*** FLOP *** [7s Tc 2c]
lil BCE: bets 210
lukesteen: folds
SluggerWV: raises 960 to 1170 and is all-in
lil BCE: calls 960
*** TURN *** [7s Tc 2c] [3d]
*** RIVER *** [7s Tc 2c 3d] [6c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
lil BCE: shows [Ac Jc] (a flush, Ace high)
SluggerWV: shows [8s 8h] (a pair of Eights)
lil BCE collected 2655 from pot
Would love to hear thoughts on whether a call and then an all in on the turn would have had a better chance of making him lay the hand down.

Big Night in Atlanta

On the same day the Braves picked up First Baseman Mark Teixeira, they pounded the Astros 12-4 in Atlanta. Kelly Johnson hit two homers. Jeff Francoeur and Brian McCann each hit bombs as well. Francoeurs three hits in five at bats pushed his average to the .300 mark. He has really matured as a hitter this year. Hate seeing Saltalamacchia leave Atlanta. He looks like he is going to be a great big league hitter and it seems switch hitting catchers are increasing rare.
The Braves also picked up Kansas City reliever Octavio Dotel to add a quality pitcher to a battered bullpen.

I am playing in the eleven o'clock tournament at PokerStars. It's been a bad couple of days in tournament play and I am hoping that a good run there will help turn things around.

Good Luck everyone.