It's really uncanny the amount of shit I go through with this tournament. Over the time I have been playing the mookie I've managed to make about 10 final tables. I think that's over about 3 years. I've taken 2cnd at least twice but have never won it. I even managed to get to the final table one time with a huge chip lead and fell asleep. I think at that point there were 50 entrants and I came to the final table with 37k in chips.
Last night I played the Dookie as well. This is the first time I've played this tournament in over a year and I've managed to win that tournament 3 times. Well, make it 4 now. See I can win the unimportant ones. It helped that we had a spewer at the table who called every single pot bet, even 4 handed, obviously not knowing what the hell he/ she was doing. I was lucky enough to be on the receiving end of that.
The Mookie however was weird last night. I've made 5 final tables so far in the BBT5 and I am seriously thinking that this time around I will run well enough to be able to finally win one of these things. Last night started out real slow, then picked up a little when I got aces on the button. There were no limpers. I raised standard and the small shoved for 750. Lightning called the 750 very quickly leaving only 1k left in his stack, and I shoved my remaining 2200. Now, normally I would flat there but it would have only left about 1200 left in my stack and lightning only had 1k left, AND we're 3 handed now so what sense does it make to just flat. If we're deeper, sure maybe I flat to jam the flop but really, whats the point?
Lightning tanks and curses me and folds pre. I just don't get that. If you're willing to call off half your stack and then fold to a shove with really >10bb's left, AND I have seen him get it all in for more, calling off with AQ/ AJ/ smaller pairs... what the heck were you thinking?
Anyway, I won the pot and then went card dead. I stole maybe 4 pots over the next hour but other than that really got nothing going. I was down to 9 bb's and open shoved J9. Loretta was on my left in the sb and over shoved his remaining 13 bb's with QJ. I hit the 9 on the flop and we both rivered a J sending the pot my way. The hand I went out on saw me leading out pre with A9 from the high jack. That raise left me with just about a pot bet left if I was called, which I was from Mondo (I think). The flop came 9 high, I jammed, and he called with QQ.
You know, I'll just never understand that play. The stacks are so short it's not like there's any value to just calling pre. If an A or K hits, what's your plan holding QQ after JUST calling? It's not like you're folding QQ if I jam a K or A high flop, and if the flop comes 99x or whatever I am holding to give me trips... I mean, what's the point? Again, if we're both deeper, I get the play, but seriously, why just call when there is no possible way you will be folding on the flop? I'm not berating the play, I just don't get it at those stack sizes and it seems I am seeing it more and more.
I ran kinda deep last sunday in the invitational going out like 21st or so and I missed Monday's poker from the rail tourney. I'm hoping I can get something going on SUnday and Monday. I'm just relegating myself to the fact that the Mookie will never show me any love. Apparently that's the Dookies Job