June 20, 2012
So I have finally come to the decision of strictly playing DONS) Double or Nothing Sit n Go's of $5 and nearly all tournaments of $11 or less. Currently I am enrolled in summer courses, so I am limited in play during the weekdays, but managed to squeeze a few tournaments out yesterday and Monday. I have deposited multiple times but this time I am trying to follow certain guidelines. I deposited $200 to Merge last Saturday. And am planning on grinding everyday for at least 2 hours.
I have just begun playing some PLO tournaments, and yesterday I opened up Merge and saw this PLO tournament 11$ buy in w/ rebuys add/on, 1k Guarantee. I usually don't try to play add-ons and re-buys as it always ends up costing a lot of money. But as only 12 people were registered with 30 minutes of late reg remaining I decided the tourney was profitable and registered. By the end of late reg and the 1st break, I was top 4 in chips with 20/26 remaining. Since I am more of a holdem player I decided to do what I know best and just really attack the blinds and then play straightforward post flop. I ran a few bluffs, that turned out not profitable. After 3 hours of play we reached the final tables, with only 4 getting paid (100,200,300,400) everyone was playing tight. I managed to get down to the last 6. And 2 of the shorter stacks played only about 10% of hands, while the other 3 were super aggro. Since I don't have a PLO tracker and just hem2 I will just move forward to the final 4. I was chip leader after AAxx vs KKxx busted one of the medium stacks. Right off the bat UTG (2nd in chips) raised, Button called and i potted with AhAcKh10s and he shoved, I called. he showed AsAd2d4c and flopped the wheel. I was crippled and left with 7 BB and quickly moved all in on the next hand and lost a flip.
I was very tilted as I managed to go from chip leader to 4th in a matter of 2 hands. I don't think there is a way im folding here. Any input?
Sorry this is my first blog ever, and its probably pretty jumbled. But any feedback would be nice.
BR = $400.