I'm posting this HH so my future self can look back and see how terrible I used to be. Overall I think I take some really marginal lines on these select hands, and I definitely get it in bad at least once.
$100 deepish stack tourney live 10k starting chips, structure is 30 min levels, after level 7 it becomes a turbo and doubles each level.
Blinds 200/400 no ante
UTG+1 11k (very loose player, I put his range on pretty much anything down to even 75o) raises to 1500
MP 14k (seems solid, aggressive) Calls
MP+1 (super retard fish, will stack off with TP no kicker multiple times) 9k calls
Hero (button) 8k with 99 jams
fold,fold, MP+1 calls with AQo
Q on river, rebuy!
Blinds are 200/400 no ante, Last hand before the break (last chance to rebuy if I bust)
Folds to button who raises to 1500
Hero 8k 8c3c
I float, flop comes two clubs, I jam
Button calls shows AdAc
I get there on the river and double....often on the last hand before break I see people jamming/raising with trash just to play on people's fear of busting or worse.. getting short stacked going into the no-rebuy period, so I decide to float. I never put him on a made hand here, and I'm ok with how I played this.
Hero in BB stack 24k
blinds 500/1000 200 ante
pot is 3500
Folds to Button (semi-good reg), shoves 8k
My hand K7d
I tank for a long time, this guy has been shoving his short stack after I busted his AA 100% of the time when it folds to him on the button, I know its a pretty terrible call but with 24k the 7k to win 11500 is giving me 1.6 odds so I eventually call.
Button shows QJo, flops a straight
In retrospect, I think this was a very marginal call. I'm sort of at the point though with an M of ~7 and other people with over 50k at the table where I need to make some marginal calls, this was not a good one though. No reason to risk 1/3 of my stack on a flip, his 100% open shove when it folds to him greatly factored into my call, would love some comments on this one. He has already chipped up from 2k to 8k just on shoving and not getting called, and my thinking was that if I fold he's going to have ~12k and a lot more FE.
77 UTG+1 blinds 500/1000 200 ante
Raise to 2500
folds to the BB with 60k, super tight old guy calls
Flop 8 10 10
BB bets 5k
pot is 8500
UTG+1 I really don't like to jam 77's pre with a monster stack in the BB, but I'm also not folding them, would like some feedback on this. I'm ok as with how I played I think, it's always hard to play middle pairs with big stacks in the blinds and an M of less than 10. You have enough chips to get away from the hand but you feel like you need to take a stab at the juicy 3500 in the middle.
blinds 500/1000 200 ante
MP+1 (super tight) 35k chips limps
SB 12k completes
Hero K6o check
Flop KQ6 rainbow
SB bets 4k
SB calls shows K6o also
I know these two players and this definitely should have been a jam pre. I'm not worried about pushing MP+1 out of the hand either as he has only played 3 hands all tourney, AA, KK, and KK. He is calling with a small pair here and set mining for sure and won't call any action without a set min.
Blinds have just gone to 1000/2000 300 ante
relative stacks at the table,
CO (Hero) 11k
6k in the pot
folds to me in the CO with A4o
button calls with AKo '
2 3 6 on the flop (just to tease me)
I don’t see any other way to play this spot, I’m one of the short stacks and the pot is 50% of my chips already, BB is super tight and is not calling without QQ+, SB only has 7k so his calling range is super narrow as well.
And finally with 1900 chips and 3 limpers (12k in the pot) I shove 9s7s. One of those spots where you really don't even need to look at your cards of course.