Just back from the Borgata winter open and thrilled to report I have added two more cashes to my resume with a 29th place finish in event 4 ($560 freezeout) and a 10th place finish in event 35 ($230+100 bounty). Here I share my huge mistake, a general mistake made by my opponents, and my poker epiphany. All of this learned in the course of the 7 hour bounty tournament. My huge mistake – I am a proponent of always being aware of everything going on at your table. If you lose sight of even one critical factor, you will be doomed to failure. Well, I did lose sight of one such factor and it almost cost me a bounty and the ability to receive value from AA. With the blinds at $400-$800 I find AA UTG +1. I have about a 15k stack, and I limp in. I don’t ordinarily condone such a play, but I had two very aggressive players in late position. One was aggressive but weak in the cutoff. The other was a solid aggressive regular in the sb who would punish limpers if given the chance. I had hoped my limp would induce a limp fest, which it did…right past the weak aggressive player, and right past the aggressive regular to the BB who only had $1,475 left, a fact I let slip past me. She put her remaining chips in. Since her bet wasn’t a full raise, all I could do was call, and get sick as five more people called behind me. I ended up taking AA against 6 other players, my worst nightmare. I had already decided I was going to check, and if there was action from multiple players, I would just fold. The flop came 7 3 4 rainbow. I checked, The next player shoved 17k. Thankfully everyone else folded. I called and saw I was up against 7 8. I survived, got the bounty, and chipped up huge, however my bad play did not warrant the positive result. Another’s bad play – midway through this tournament I was moved to table 1. I had been fortunate to chip...Read More
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