Blogger big game went off last night to an historic field and prize pool. I even mamged to talk Scott Fischman into playing, and would have had Gavin Smith play if he wasn't running late from returning from LA.
There were also some other of scotts friends who played and eventually the field reached 105.
The prize pool was sick with over 7k offered up and super stacks starting at 5000 chips. This was going to be good.
I ran pretty bad for the first hour, not really getting involved. When I did I played aggressive and usually took down the pot by c-betting the flop and chipping up another 2-400 chips. I had managed to get my stack up to 6800 when from the bb I checked with Q8. flop came q high and sell the kids kept betting with a K high flush draw and second pair. He bet 600 or so on the river when the flush missed. I'm sure he thought I was on a flush draw or maybe even a lesser pair with how I played the hand. The Q was best and I took the pot.
i got back down to 4100 when I raised pre, c-betted the flop and had to fold to a jam...
I finally picked up AA and semi squeezed a fishman raise and Zowie call of 480, and I raised to 1600. Zowie called and the flop came T high. Zowie shoved with AT and I take that pot bringing me up to 8700. I felt good there from that stand point. I felt that with a few hands, and some opportunity to steal, I would be able to make a good run deep.
Then this hand happened. I was in the big with Q 7o. It was limped to me and I checked the option. fischman was in the hand and he had limped from utg.
The flop came out 6 6 4. Fish raised to 400 or so and I repopped to 1440. I have played with him before and we discuss hands and such. I knew he was playing really loose as well, just blowing off steam after a bad day. I decided the pop would indicate to him that I had the 6. He knows my propensity to almost always smooth trips here so I figured he would know or think that I would be capable of really slamming flopped trips to try to trick him. (level 7 shit, you'll catch up)
The turn brought a blank and again I figured I would check raise. Only he checked behind. That told me that even with a big pair I would be able to get him off the hand with a river bet. I had him covered by about 3k at this point ans wasn't too worried about losing the 5k if he called.
After his check on the turn, I had decided that check folding the river was best. He can't really give me credit for the 6 with how it has played out so far. Unless he belives my check raise on the flop is genuine. Then something bad happened. the river came a 4. With a board of 6 4 6 x 4, it set me up to take the pot. It was really a card that, having the ability to act first gave me the perfect opportunity to take this pot. At this point my holdings may have well been two apples, for obviously it didn't matter what I had. They were no good and the only way I take this huge pot is too shove and represent at least the 4.
He typed in chat, GH, and You win. Which told me he at least put me on the 4, which was entirely more likely than the 6 at this point because of the way the hand played out. I couldn't just go to showdown and give the pot away, so I put him all in. ( I wonder if the revers Hoy works here??)
He tanked and timed, and eventually made the call. Everyone I had in chat all said that they thought I had it, and would have folded Aces. I think this is true for most the way the hand played, but against other players, I don't think this hand even gets to the turn. I think most would have shoved their Aces after my re-reraise pre, allowing me to get away...
But alas, I go down to 3k. The next hand I get Q's and no action. the next hand Irun TT into KK pre and igh....
It was definately a crzy tourny with Scott just running the field over with how he was catching. Everytime he lost a significant pot he would double the very next hand. Just sick the run of cards he was catching. And not just premium hands pre, but his aggression was always rewarded with a great flop turn or river.
He didn't know about the BBThree. It was late when I invited him, but he now has the info and I'm sure will continue to participate, at least as time allows and for this month.
I wanted to point that out because I heard on BDR last night late a few thinking that it would be a dick move for him not to continue to play now that he has such a lead on everyone else. The point is he didn't know about it yet, so I'm sure now that he does, he will.
Tonight is the MATH, and someone else gets a shot at earning some big dollars and nice opportunity to get ahead on the leaderboard....
I can't imagine what the turnout will be tonight...