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Friday, March 30, 2007

Kicked in the Junk,

Poker has been Meh lately. Play well but can't seem to win that one key race.
Last night was no exception Playing in the $2 freezeout on Absolute I played well for almost 2 hours when this hand came up.

Absolute Poker
No Limit Holdem Tournament
Blinds: t100/t200
(Ante: t25)
9 players

Stack sizes:
UTG: t3740
UTG+1: t12015
MP1: t7562
MP2: t6030
MP3: t14941
CO: t2365
Button: t1889
Hero: t3745
BB: t11719

Pre-flop: (9 players) Hero is SB with :jc :ah
4 folds, MP3 calls t200 (pot was t525), CO folds, Button calls t200 (pot was t725), Hero raises to t1300, BB calls t1100 (pot was t2025), MP3 folds, Button raises all-in t1864, Hero calls t564 (pot was t4789), BB calls t564 (pot was t5353).

Flop: :jd :6h :5h (t6017, 2 players + 1 all-in - Main pot: t6017)
Hero is all-in t1856, BB calls t1856 (pot was t7873).

Turn: :7s (t9729, 1 player + 2 all-in - Main pot: t6017, Sidepot 1: t3712)
River: :ks (t9729, 1 player + 2 all-in - Main pot: t6017, Sidepot 1: t3712)
Final pot: t9729

Button Shows Kh 3c
Hero Shows Jc Ah
BB Shows Kc Jh

so I get knocked out 97th out of 400+ only 30 short of the money. Is there any way to play this one different?