Thursday, June 19, 2008


I liked this decision:

FullTiltPoker Game #6896626613: Table Rambray (6 max) - $2/$4 - Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 2:16:33 ET - 2008/06/20
Seat 1: CLOUDHAND ($466.80)
Seat 2: histeric00 ($101)
Seat 3: bayne_s ($396.20)
Seat 4: bggpoker8 ($259.80)
Seat 5: realproudofya ($405.60)
Seat 6: clcktower ($684)
histeric00 posts the small blind of $2
bayne_s posts the big blind of $4
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [Ah Qc Qh As]
bggpoker8 folds
realproudofya raises to $14

realproudofya raises a lot (VPIP 54, AP 5.7, ASF 44)

clcktower raises to $48 he has been at table a lot and understands real's raise rqmnts.
histeric00 folds
bayne_s raises to $160
realproudofya raises to $405.60, and is all in
clcktower folds
bayne_s calls $236.20, and is all in
realproudofya shows [Ac 4h 4c Ad]
bayne_s shows [Ah Qc Qh As]
Uncalled bet of $9.40 returned to realproudofya
*** FLOP *** [4s 6d 6c]
*** TURN *** [4s 6d 6c] [7h]
*** RIVER *** [4s 6d 6c 7h] [8d]
realproudofya shows a full house, Fours full of Sixes
bayne_s shows two pair, Aces and Sixes
realproudofya wins the pot ($839.40) with a full house, Fours full of Sixes
bayne_s adds $80
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $842.40 Rake $3
Board: [4s 6d 6c 7h 8d]
Seat 1: CLOUDHAND (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: histeric00 (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 3: bayne_s (big blind) showed [Ah Qc Qh As] and lost with two pair, Aces and Sixes
Seat 4: bggpoker8 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: realproudofya showed [Ac 4h 4c Ad] and won ($839.40) with a full house, Fours full of Sixes
Seat 6: clcktower folded before the Flop

Fawk, Fawk, Fawk.

I earned entry into FullTilt's ME freeroll by accumulating 3000 FTP a week every week but the week I spent in Las Vegas. I have only played it twice so far so currently I am looking at 825 medals but will give it a try Sunday.

I have decided that even were I to win seat I would not play the Main Event.

From Bankroll Managment perspective it would represent more than half my bankroll on a single tournament entry, but I've done that before.

From vacation from work perspective I don't have the time banked.

From experience standpoint, I've already played Main Event. I think everyone should aspire to play it once. But I have neither illusion nor delusion that I can make the live reads or play position aggressively enough to cash.

Lucko , Loretta8 , LJ , Iggy and OMGSitsPokerFool (and any bloggers I've missed) have to make their own decisions about their finances, desire and expectations to play ME.

But as I told MiamiDon months ago, if I win seat and have an equity event at work my decision could change, but I'm running out of time.


lucko said...

<---- has allusions of cashing in the main event

Alan aka RecessRampage said...

how many medals do you get for not playing the freeroll?

Bayne_S said...

Each unused freeroll entry is worth 75 medals