Of the 10k limit hold 'em today and I'm super-excited. We're down to 12 players and despite a few nasty hands at the end of the night--including getting AA cracked in a massive pot and failing miserably in an esoteric bluff against danny alaei--I'm still feeling good with 601k in chips (the mean is about 480). Often in poker tournaments, no matter how well you play, your fate is decided by automatic decisions. While I certainly made more than my share of big hands yesterday, I also had a fair few tough decisions that I got right. I value-bet 2 pair into a 4-flush board twice, was called and won both times. I called ralph perry down with A6 (no draw) after he defended his small blind and led out the flop, turn and river, when the board came 9-7-2-2-5. It's possibly that he could have something like T9s there, but having just called preflop and donk-betting the flop, it looked a lot like JT (or possibly flailing around with QJ). I also took a 3-way pot down with K high in a board where Chad Brown led out from the blind on a 9s-8c-2s flop. The Chad hand was similar to the Ralph hand (although with less betting) in that there are particular types of boards where a lot of players--even great players--let their value bet/bluff ratio get way out of whack.
Hoss_TBF - Day 3