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    Sunday, March 23, 2008

    Just Maddening.....

    WSOP Satellite season has to be the most maddening time of the year for me. Every year, I find new and exciting ways to torture myself. I have played in two bracelet race events this year on Full Tilt. I took 8th out of 91 when 3 $2K packages were being awarded.....and last night I took 16th out of 104 when 10 $2K packages were being awarded. It continues to amaze me how, for someone that puts so much energy into being a good player, I can continue to make fundamental and seemingly beginner mistakes. The following hand came up with 16 players left last night. After I got re-raised, I was discussing what to do with RUBBA and he said, "The proper sat strategy is to fold." I told him "There's no way he has A-A or K-K" and I was willing to basically flip for a $2K seat. Umm......nice read.

    If you polled 200 of the top players in the world, all 200 of them would tell you that in a satellite, in this position, with these stack sizes...this is an auto-fold without A-A or K-K. I guess I'll never learn. Again...It's so frustrating to make mistakes like this. I take away alot of time from being with my wife to play poker and you'd think I'd make the proper decisions to maximize my profits during this time.

    Ugggh.....this one is hard to swallow.

    Thanks for reading,


    Full Tilt Poker Game #5758973594: Bracelet Race (43052268), Table 10 - 400/800 Ante 100 - No Limit Hold'em - 0:08:51 ET - 2008/03/24
    Seat 2: voff voff voff (24,355)
    Seat 3: Scott Clements (32,333)
    Seat 4: HB_HITMAN (17,674)
    Seat 5: HGJ18622 (14,589)
    Seat 6: BONCELA (28,968)
    Seat 7: jackfromoz (22,474)
    Seat 8: jaysull (14,435)
    Seat 9: jtchoml (34,182)
    voff voff voff antes 100
    Scott Clements antes 100
    HB_HITMAN antes 100
    HGJ18622 antes 100
    BONCELA antes 100
    jackfromoz antes 100
    jaysull antes 100
    jtchoml antes 100
    jaysull posts the small blind of 400
    jtchoml posts the big blind of 800
    The button is in seat #7
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to HGJ18622 [Kc Ac]
    voff voff voff folds
    Scott Clements folds
    HB_HITMAN folds
    HGJ18622 raises to 2,400
    BONCELA folds
    jackfromoz raises to 22,374, and is all in
    jaysull folds
    jtchoml folds
    voff voff voff has been disconnected
    HGJ18622 has 15 seconds left to act
    HGJ18622 has requested TIME
    voff voff voff has reconnected
    HGJ18622 calls 12,089, and is all in
    jackfromoz shows [Ad As]
    HGJ18622 shows [Kc Ac]
    Uncalled bet of 7,885 returned to jackfromoz
    *** FLOP *** [9h Ah 9d]
    *** TURN *** [9h Ah 9d] [4d]
    *** RIVER *** [9h Ah 9d 4d] [5s]
    jackfromoz shows a full house, Aces full of Nines
    HGJ18622 shows two pair, Aces and Nines
    jackfromoz wins the pot (30,978) with a full house, Aces full of Nines
    HGJ18622 stands up

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