After getting some positive news on the job front, my mind was free to concentrate on the poker last night, and it showed with strong performances in both the £50 tournament and the cash game.
I didn't cash in the tournament, but got fairly unlucky in a couple of spots. The usual LC structure was 4k in tournament chips and a 20 minute clock. It was nice to see that the tournament seems to be growing in popularity because we had nearly twenty runners.
I doubled up early on, by trapping an active raiser with AA by calling on the button pre-flop. I got it all in against QQ on a low board.
I then found Aces again in the BB, and re-raised a raiser and a caller to mix my game up, but I didn't get any customers.
Shortly afterwards I got big Mark all in preflop his AK verses my KK. I was looking good for a 12k stack, but the Ace spiked to send me back down to 5k.
I then hovered between 4k and 6k for a while before this hand came up:
I raised to 800 UTG with AdQd and the BB called me (fairly short on chips). We see a flop of K, 5, 6 with two diamonds and he shoves for 1.1k more leaving me with an easy call. He has AJ off, but a 5 and a 6 peel off to give a split pot. At that stage I begin to think that it is not my day on the tournament front.
Sure enough, after making a few timely steals, I decide to shove all my chips in with 99 UTG, and get called by The Baron's huge stack and KJ and I lose the race.
The cash game, however, was a revelation. I played with thought, and purpose and resisted my urges to run huge random bluffs. The proof of the pudding was in the eating, as I walked away with £375 profit.
Next up, Sir Mike's home game on Saturday, as I tree to continue my revival.
P&L GBP 2009
Live Tournaments 120
Live Cash (323)
Online Tournaments (1,367)
Online Cash (164)
Poker Festivals 0