Lnternet - Vegas 2015 - Main Event - CashGame

    • Lnternet - Vegas 2015 - Main Event - CashGame

      Welcome to my rail-blog for the WSOP 2015

      I'm over only for the Main Event, up to 7 days of real life poker.

      Booked the Rio as Hotel, it's not the nicest place, but it's the closest to the action (which happens at the Rio). For me it's very important to not have to travel in the morning and evening to save time, be well rested, etc. Getting two temperature shocks before you even start to play isn't smart imo. (First shock is 18C to 45C from hotel to taxi line, then back from taxi to the Rio).


      I'll be playing 1B, has the best play-rest structure. The days are 1A, 1B, 1C, 2AB, 2C, 3, 4, ...
      If you play 1A, you have two days break until the next day, too long.
      If you play 1C, you have no break after day 2.


      My flight over was interesting, I was open sitting HU sngs on the plane. Delta has tablets in their seats which a plane-wide poker app where you can create games. Pretty rad.


      Before regging I went to withdraw cash from by BoA account in branch. Turn our they were all out of cash! Not good. They gave me a cashiers check though. I am not sure what does exactly, but the rio accepted it as payment and I was successfully registered.


      Buyin Receipt
    • Table, Day 1B, 4hours in

      1 Guy from Brooklyn, plays OK, but doesn't understand poker. Maybe live cash reg, not sure.

      2 Regular, maybe Swedish, got nothing on him.

      3 Hero

      4 veteran in electric chair wearing a WW2 memorial cap. Says he was in Germany back then. Claims 94 years old. Pretty amazing.
      Plays limp-tight-solid.

      5 40y/o poker is a hobby, solid fish. Most random lines and many many donk bets.

      6 Lives in Vegas, plays OK, but weak/hectic type, shows when he loses, etc

      7 Got moved late and so far been folding. But too old to be a good reg. We will see.

      8 Mexican 35y/o. Plays loose but always had something. Seems solid for a casino reg, only one weird donk bet from him.

      9 Generic middle eastern to Indian recreatioal. Limps and raises a lot, calls down, folds, river type. He will tilt off his stack eventually.
    • Rio main tournament room, raining inside. I can't image the roof is leaky though, probably the AC exhaust getting hit by sidewinds or so.

      Only 10k chips left at dinner break :(

      I iso 5c4c to 3bb in CO against limper. BU and limper call. Ks7c6s, I cbet half pot. BU calls. Turn 2c I pot size 2barrel. BU calls. River Qh. I have just 1.5pot left and think it's pretty good spot to jam, but decide to bet 1/2 instead mostly targeting spades and KJ KT may still fold. BU says allin as soon as Ive bet. BU is the vet btw. Had 8k left there.

      No idea what he had. Don't think QQ calls turn, KQ would never jam, the other sets raise earlier. Must be KQ I guess.
    • First level starts with 300bb

      Couple hands:

      First level I open early AQ, BB calls
      AQ7 I cbet potsize, he calls
      J I double barrel potsize, he calls
      9 I triple a bit over half, he folds

      He said he has AK. So he probably had AT. I think a really good spot to bluff river with pot bet again, so to get value here just tried smallish.




      Pretty crazy was that there was only one 3bet the whole first level, and that was by myself (early opens, he wasn't too tight, I 3bet 22 on button, everyone folds).




      Second level I open KQ, same guy calls from SB this time.
      AT9 I cbet 60%, mostly against pocket pairs + I have nutequity. But maybe it's just a total give up vs SB cc range.
      Q I check back
      Q he checks, I make a small overbet. He pays and mucks. Later said he flopped really good, I'm thinking AT or A9.
    • Third level, starting stacks are only 100bb at this point.

      I open KK in early (2bb, always, reasonably wide, say 16% 9max UTG), fishy guy 3bets to 4bb in MP.

      He's limped before and no one has really 3bet ever, so I didn't feel too confident about it, and just called. Could be massive mistake not to get max value with a 4bet. But I felt like he wasn't wide at all. When passive fish tenses up and makes a small 3bet you know it's probably not AK or 84s.

      974 monotone, I have no suit, he checks back
      6o, I feel like it's not strong enough to go for a checkraise as he may have some weird AK flopped flush or turned 2pr, so I just bet out 8bb into 9bb or so. HE MINRAISES

      He does the old min3bet-checkbackflop-minraiseturn. I can probably find 5 such hands in my database and it was AA or KK probably 4 of the 5 :D

      Well, naturally I call.
      8 for 4-straight. Check-check, he shows AA. (I muck, having thoughts that everyone else at the table would 100% show it. They always show when they loose with a big hand or even fold with a strong hand. Not sure if it's necessarily bad mindset to do that but I think it just can't be max-EV ever to show your hand without a clear plan of why)
    • That hand basically started the trouble. I was left with about starting stack there, so all good. But then one loser chased the next.


      Limps around (2 or 3 guys), I limp BU with 76o

      :jd :7h :2d SB, veteran, lead out into the field with about half pot. Everyone folds. I had the :7d and thought it's somewhat close, but surely better to raise than to call. Could be a fold but decided to raise it up (sizing was like he bet 800 into 1500, I raise to 2200). He calls.

      :5d He checks. I think both plays are fine here. He will fold J without :xd kicker for sure, so I'll have my 30-40% folds. Downside of betting is I can't value bet any river when I hit. Hmm, still not sure. He will lots of suited hands in SB to fill up, but he'll also have lots of Jx, and most of those are without a diamond kicker. I decide to bet, 4k. He goes allin instantly (I had to surpress a laugh, it was so weird, I think about my option and make a substantial bet, and he just says ALL IN instantly.). I probably wouldn't have :kd :xd there for raising flop (maybe :kd :7d ), but if I did, that would be a pretty tough spot.

      Down to 22k or so from that.
    • Then this hand happened. Vs same guy, the vet, who also happened to take out a player with quads vs topfull in the mean time (also above)

      lnternet wrote:

      I iso 5c4c to 3bb in CO against limper. BU and limper call. Ks7c6s, I cbet half pot. BU calls. Turn 2c I pot size 2barrel. BU calls. River Qh. I have just 1.5pot left and think it's pretty good spot to jam, but decide to bet 1/2 instead mostly targeting spades and KJ KT may still fold. BU says allin as soon as Ive bet. BU is the vet btw. Had 8k left there.


      No idea what he had. Don't think QQ calls turn, KQ would never jam, the other sets raise earlier. Must be KQ I guess.
    • After that I had about 33bb = 10k left.

      Played a bluff 3b that worked and one that 3bet/folded, saw a few small flops from BB, but didn't win any. Nothing noteworthy.


      Next Key hand was when I had around 7.5k at 150/300/25, 25bb.
      UT limped, I was in early and limped behind, planning to ship over an iso raise. We had gotten a new player to the table who was a reg (he made the first 4bet at the table, solid guy) who was on the button, 5 or 6 people behind, should be best move. But no one raised, we got 4way flop Axx, SB or BB lead out, everyone folds. Meh.




      After another two rounds of blinds and just folding everything I had just 18bb left and was looking for options.
      Then there finally was one. Loose guy who had open raised 74s 9-handed UTG before, also had limped lots, came in with a 2.5bb open. I'm SB and say to myself this is likely an ATC shove. The opener is loose and bad, meaning he may fold 66 and AJ to a jam from me. I look at my cards and it's a J2o. Mehh. Not sure about it. Open raise looks directly at me. That's almost never KK+. BB is the vet who indicates he is folding. I ship it.

      Jam goes through pretty much instantly, back at 23bb, not bad.

      I need about 63% folds there pre to break even. It's optimistic for sure. But if he calls off AQ, 77 I need him to open only 24%, and he def opening more like 30-40% there. If he calls off AJ 66 then it's extremely borderline.

      So yeah, I made a table decision there, not recommended, but I believe it was good without being results oriented.




      Then I squeeze shoved A8s from SB against 3 people that had each put in 2bb. Also slightly loose. That one I was not sure about. Just really good risk:reward, 9bb in pot to win, only 25bb to jam. I had a good tight image there still, and the table was still playing very tight passive with few 3bets, no 4bets, 25bb jam was threatening to the fish callers, they were't gonna call it off too light, so I think that was fine too.

      Also went through like a hot knife through butter.




      Back at 30bb 10k stack, felt pretty solid.



      Then another sq spot came up. Again loose raiser to 3bb this time, 2 callers. Second caller is a Seat 2, good regular. I have AJs on the button. Not sure what to do here. Overcalling is certainly very +EV. SQ to 10bb is very small, SQ to anything bigger is committing. Decided to also jam it. Again, huge dead money, like 12bb. But AJs such a great overcall hand.

      Again, everyone folds. Except Seat 2, the swede or finnish guy. He surely knows I'm supposed to jam pocket pairs there, and after a bit of deliberation calls with 88 (snap call for him but it's a 10k tourney). Flop 8xA, no bdflush or A/J on turn, GG.