Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The Longest Bubble

I am playing in Full Tilt's $69+$6 $22K NLHE tournament. There are 446 entrants of whom 55 now remain.

It is 21:34 ET, the blinds are 400/800 with a 100 ante. I have T32,000 and am in 20th place. Top 45 get paid.

I am determined to make the money and fold virtually every hand. I even fold 99 UTG, not wanting a possible tangle with the aggressive and larger stacked big blind. I watch how I slowly drop to 21st, 23rd, 24th, 26th, 28th place.

Exactly 42 hands elapse.

It is 22:05 ET, the blinds are 800/1600 with a 200 ante. I have T15,800 and am in 33rd place, with 46 players remaining. All tables are now playing hand for hand. It is folded around to me in the small blind where I pick up AKo. The big blind has T50,000. I fold.

The bubble bursts and shortly thereafter I go out in 34th place, which pays $123.09. First pays $7,693.50.

What is the moral of this story?


Unknown said...

Play blackjack instead and double your money in 5 seconds versus three hours?

Mr Subliminal said...

Drizz, I will accept this as a correct answer. Reluctantly.

Unknown said...

That cashing is good?

No, I know your point. I am very, very guilty of this in the past. I would love to say I've gotten away from it, but I would be lying. I am very good about bankroll management. Too good.

Mr Subliminal said...

So is there a solution?

StB said...

Don't be a pansy and push that AKo hard?

Mr Subliminal said...

Say I push with AKo. If I'm the big blind with such a huge stack, I may be inclined to call with any suited connectors, any 2 high cards or any pair. Then what?

Kram420 said...

Bro, this post bothers me? COME ON!!! If you're gonna play, play to win??? Folding AK heads up in the blinds?!?!?!?!?!!?!?

Is money that tight?