Reviews of the main event

Reviews of the main event

“Hey guys. Are you OK? After a short break, I’m back to write the final part of this section.As I write this, BSOP Millions has ended. I played the main event and even made it to the second day, but everything was normal and there’s no need to go into detail here, so I’ll summarize my short journey in the main event. Well, my table has very few players. The benefit of this is that you can win small pots and maintain a healthy stack. The downside is that you probably won’t get very big in the first few levels unless you have some coolers. I won some small pots but lost some big pots.The only interesting hand at the end of the day was against the chip leader on the table, who hit everything and had over 150 BBS.In this hand, he started with a small raise from UTG, SB called, I defended BB with Jh7h and got 15 BBS. The flop came 10♠8♥7♠ and everyone checked.The turn card was 3 and after SB called, I decided to bet, believing that I had the best hand and protecting it since the UTG range had many high hands like AK, AQ, KJ, KQ including, JQ. I put 1.5 BB (maybe I should make it a little bigger, but I’m considering extracting this hand). UTG called and SB folded.The river card was a 9♣, giving me a straight. Here I had to make a decision, there were about 10 BBS in the pot and about 13 BBS in my stack. In my opinion, I can’t get value out of a hand where UTG checks and then calls. If he had JQ, he would give up everything and still eliminate me. I decided to call, giving him the opportunity to use his huge stack to pressure me, as he would bluff anything worthless and would rarely check, as most hands that can be checked will at some point Appear. He thought about it and went all-in. I immediately called and he showed KQ. After winning the pot, I entered Day 2 with 23 BBS (35,000 chips), less than my starting stack. Given the excellent structure of the tournament (one and a half hour blinds on day two), this won’t be a problem. But unfortunately, the next day didn’t last more than 30 minutes for me. On the first hand, UTG+1 raised and I went all-in with BTN with 8♠8♣. He folded and I took the pot. On the next round, the table folded to me, gave BTN, and I made a small raise with 99. The BB is pretty big and makes me go all-in. My stack was almost the same as when I started the day, so I called. He showed KQ and the flop had brought Q, which sent him home. Sideline Cash GamesI was still playing in the R$500 Half Mile tournament, but during the tournament some friends asked me to play the 5 Card Omaha cash game on the GGPoker app Club GG. There are four of us playing together, me, Eduardo Silva (“Eduardo850”), Peter Patrício (“pitaoufmg”) and Lucas Pegoraro, one of the owners of b2xbet. In the end, I quickly got rid of Meia Milha with two pretty normal hands, losing a lot of chips on KK vs. a straight, and then losing 10 on the flop vs. a straight. When I focused on the money, things went smoothly and I ended up winning 16,000 reais. I ended up losing a R$6,000 pot with a set against a runner-up flush, and then two more R$8,000 pots with a three-bet against a full hand and a trip against a straight. . I still ended up winning R$4,100, which had saved me the buy-in for the Main Event. Melancholic endingWell, I had other matches on the schedule like 6-Max, Meia Milha, and the mini-main event, but as fate would have it, my last match of the night was at Turbo KO. With a buy-in of R$ 1,500, a very fast structure, and a knockout bonus of R$ 500, I played very nervously because, as I mentioned in my last article, Turbo KO tournaments are crazy. However, it was one of the worst races I’ve ever been to in my life. Technically, I made at least two critical mistakes that cost me a lot of money and my sanity in continuing to play the series.The first mistake occurred after playing JJ x AQ against a player who had just sat down at the table. He only had 5 BBS left and started going all out in the dark. When his BBS dropped to 20, he continued with the same strategy. Since I wasn’t looking closely at the table, I couldn’t tell in the dark that it was still all-in. I ended up folding the A9, which would have been a pretty easy decision. Not only would I eliminate him (with T7), but I would also eliminate the other players who entered the pot.Well, I still had a good stack and he kept going all-in in the dark. A samba player to my left ended up fighting him, hitting a river card and winning big. Then it was my turn and I had to triple push him with another empty hand. I have AQ, he has 72o, and shorts have QTo. I eliminated the shorts and he was left with 4,100 chips in the 800/1,600 blinds. I was second in chips at the table, behind only the samba player. The next hand I played was UTG and the table was reduced to six players. The “crazy” all-in player in the dark was SB, and of course he went all-in. I got A5, a perfect hand to knock him out and get another 500 reais. I only have 30+ BBSs, so I have three options:1. Launch2. Add3. Soft pushI ruled out the first option because if the samba player called me, I would be in big trouble. However, he wouldn’t pay me such a wide range because if he lost, he would be short. The other players at the table all have less than 15 BBS, so I don’t mind playing A5 for two bounties. A limp full push is also a good option since everyone could be limp trying to take out the SB at full strength in the dark and I can isolate when the hand comes back to me. Finally I decided to raise, which was the worst option in my opinion for the simple reason that the whole table could have called my raise, looked at the flop, and tried to knock him out because of his all-in Will prevent the game. That’s exactly what happened, a game of 5 with 14 BBs in the pot.The flop came AQ7, and then came the biggest mistake of the hand: I didn’t continue bet. In addition to the pot of 14 BBS (a lot of chips in a pot), R$500 in the SB bounty is also at risk. I would have been just as happy going all-in on the other four players as I would have made them fold. Well, the table passes and we see the turn card.5. I was given two pairs. I bet half the pot and only the samba player called. The river came a 9, I called and the samba player went all-in. When I announced the call, he couldn’t believe it: “You really called?” He reached 86o, gained over 100 BBS, and even won two bounties. The BSOP was the first time I ran out of money. Not because of the sequence on the river, but because of the mistakes I made. Overall, I was doing well emotionally and technically (within my limits) up to this competition, but it was very frustrating to be eliminated due to a few mistakes. ITM was coming up and I had at least a guaranteed bounty of 1,000 reais and a decent stack to try and go as far as possible. That was the end of the BSOP for me. I know I won’t forget this game and it will hurt me in other games. I think it’s best to cancel the remaining events. It’s such a shame because I really enjoyed the day. The end result was very positive (although money helped, but not financially). I found that I could perform well in the field and respond well to situations outside of my control (cooldowns, flips, etc.).”

Reviews of the main event

Comments (3)

  • Morgan.weimann

    The text appears to be a personal reflection or update from someone who participates in poker tournaments. The writer briefly mentions their experience in the BSOP Millions main event, discussing the dynamics at their table and describing a significant hand they played against the chip leader.

    They then mention their performance on the second day of the tournament, mentioning two crucial hands they played and ultimately getting eliminated. The writer also briefly mentions their participation in other tournaments and cash games, highlighting some wins and losses.

    Overall, the text provides a personal account of the writer’s experiences in the poker tournaments they participated in, including both successes and disappointments.

  • Overall, the text seems to be a personal account of the author’s experience at a poker tournament. The author discusses their performance in the main event, highlighting a significant hand against the chip leader. They also mention their participation in other tournaments and sideline cash games. The text concludes with the author reflecting on their mistakes in a Turbo KO tournament.

    The writing style is casual and conversational, with the author addressing the readers as “guys” and using informal language like “coolers” and “bluff anything worthless.” The author also provides some strategic insights, such as their decision-making process during certain hands.

    However, without any context or background information, it is difficult to fully grasp the significance of the author’s experiences or the meaning of certain terms and references. Additional information would be helpful to better understand the text.

  • It seems like the author is reflecting on their experience playing in a poker tournament and cash games. They provide detail about specific hands they played, their thought process, and the outcomes. The author seems to have had some ups and downs during the tournaments, including winning some pots but also making mistakes that cost them money. They also mention feeling nervous during a fast-paced turbo knockout tournament.

    Overall, the text gives a detailed insight into the author’s experience with poker playing, showing their victories and defeats. It provides a look into the highs and lows of playing poker at a competitive level.

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