Sunday, 10 February 2013
Don,t diss the 6, 3 off suit
I headed down to the Mint Casino in London for the £65 freeze out. Late entries and rebuys mean't that were 53 entries in total and a £3180 prize pool with just over a grand for first.
It,s a good structure with 25,000 chips starting stack and a 20 min blind clock with no antes. Very sedate.
By the first break I,d ground up another 7 or 8 k mainly thanks to one guy at the table who bluffed off his entire stack (and his rebuy stack) with a series of pretty poorly timed re-raises.
Unfortunately a couple of guys at my table were the main beneficiaries of him and few other guys who got moved to the table who seemed determined to donate their entire chip stacks away. After a few hours I was starting to fall well behind the chip leaders, and spots were becoming increasingly difficult to find when the big hand came up.
Its worth noting, that there had been a fair bit of limping going on.....so utg starts off this particular limpfest, then utg +3, the button also limps, I,m in SB with 6 3 offsuit and I opt to make up the blind, the BB checks behind, so we are 5 way to the flop.
I think Blinds are around 5000/2500 and my stack and two of the limpers are around 90k, and the two big chipstacks are around 350k.
Flop comes down Jh 6c3c. Not bad for the old 6,3 off!
I check, the BB bets out 10,000 and the whole table calls the 10,000 bet till it comes round to me. I repop it up to 50k, the BB shoves all in for about 90k, utg also shoves all in for about 90k and the 2 big stacks fold.
This isn,t exactly what I,d planned I was pretty sure I was ahead, but now I,m not so sure, but I can,t really fold now anyway so I go all in as well.
I,m happy to see noone has a set, but I,ve got alot of cards to fade.
The BB tables King Jack for top pair decent kicker
UTG tables Ace rag of clubs for the nut flush draw.
The dealer sorts the chips out and deals out the cards.
Turn card comes a King - BB bangs the table with delight Y-E-E-S!
I,m getting the jacket on, the BB now looks a bit less happy as he has just realised he's actually got quite quite a few river cards to fade now.
Dealer puts out a 6 of clubs.
The dealer announces house! 6,3 wins. A quick chip count confirms I,ve got both of them covered - just.
Its a massive pot and puts me up in touching distance of the chipleaders.
- to be continued