I apologize for it taking so long to get these trip reports out. I've actually had these written for awhile but I needed to edit them so they made a bit more sense.
Day 3 Part 4
Before long we get down to the final table 10 handed. I have ~25k and I’m probably 4/10 at this point. I find some hands and win some pots uncontested.
Preflop: I hold T9o in the bb. Blinds are 500/1k 100a. We are 7 handed. Villain has my 25k stack covered. The sb limps I think about raising but decide I can check and I do.
Flop: is Jd98d Pot: 2.7k
That’s a pretty good flop if I get check/raised I’ll go ahead and stack off. Villain checks, I bet 1.5k he calls really quick.
Turn: 3 Pot 5.7k
Total brick. Villain checks. I decide I can bet for value vs. draws some worse 9x and maybe 8x. But if villain calls who’s new to me as we busted 3 guys pretty quick he could give me a tough decision on the river if he calls my turn bet he can shove river making my life really difficult.
River. 3d putting the flush out there.
Villain bets 6k really quick. Hmm he could have a draw but bvb my hand is really strong and I’m sure he doesn’t have a J as most live players will bet the flop with that hand. He’s either got a flush or nothing I call and he quickly tables 84o lol. Nice bet sir you could’ve got a free showdown.
Preflop: I hold TT otb with a 31k stack and I‘m covered by villain. Blinds are 800/1600 200a. 6 handed just one from the money. Laggy asian guy who raised 2.5x with AA and 4x with junk earlier raises to 8k utg. It folds to me and I pretty much auto ship. He tank/calls AsQs.
Fml don’t do it to me again
Holy shit that’s the mtt I’m now a pretty decent chip leader now 6 handed.
Preflop: I hold JT in the bb with a 70k stack. Villain has 40k. Blinds are 1200/2400 300a. We just are in the money 5 handed. Villain limps, I’ve been joking around with this guy and talking to him. He’s a really nice guy from Texas. He’s the one that dbled me up when my AJ>AT. I check my option.
Flop: JT8 Pot: 5k
Booyah nailed the flop. This guy was terrible post flop. He had either called a raise or opened earlier flopped top set with JJ and shipped on the driest possible flop earlier. He’s also done this with fairly strong top pair types of hands. When I say shove I mean shoving for 10-15x the size of the pot. That’s what he does here and I snap call. He tables J9o.
Now I’ve got right at 110k 4 handed. This puts me in as cl 4 handed. Immediately the blinds go up. I’m pretty much running the table with no showdowns.
Preflop: QT otb 3 handed. 3k/6k blinds 500a with a 150k stack villain has me covered because he made a retarded play that would never work and his j2s>kq vs a knowledgeable opponent that was never folding to his retarded resteal (this is also the same guy that won his kj flip vs my 99 to cripple me earlier). I raise to 15k villain 3 bets to 25k. I’m not happy about it but fuck I’m getting better then 4:1 with position. This guys really doesn’t trap post flop and over plays his top pair type hands post flop. In fact he told the table that he overbets his top pair because it gets called by worse or something. So basically if he cbets a decent amount on the flop I'm mostly folding.
Flop: T93 Pot: 54.5k
Villain checks, I check behind. Just in case he’s trapping I don’t want to bet/fold and I’m pretty sure I’m ahead and on most turns I’m willing to stick it in.
Villain bets 30k. At this point like most live guys his range is polarized to sets and complete air. I'm sure he doesn't have JJ or QQ, I'm also really sure he doesn't reraise that small with 33. Basically he's picked up a draw and is betting because I checked behind and thinks I have nothing or he is slowplaying TT, 99, KK, or AA although I'm pretty sure he'd even cbet with KK+. I announce all in. He tank calls with AQ LOL. I have no idea how he makes this call tbh but for the most part this guy is horrible.
Now I have almost 300k of the 360k chips in play. The guy bitches about how I could call with QT. A part of me wants to berate him and tell him his raise size was horrible and btw I got most of the money in as a 95% favorite. Instead I tell him I should’ve folded and that he’s unlucky.
After that is was easy sailing. At the end I got HU vs. the KJ guy. I even got him to congratulate me when my 35> his K5. I won $1711 which really hurts now because a few hours later echo was going to cash for $35 more and bragging rights. I tipped the Wynn $125 because: 1. They put on a good mtt with a great structure considering the buy in and 2. The dealers for the most part are awesome. 3. The free drinks were very quick usually it took 10 minutes after you ordered. I'm actually not sure if I should've tipped so much but I was so grateful because the win paid for everything but my plane ticket.