3 out of the last 4 days ive been playing exclusively online mtt’s and in all honesty it’s been a stark reminder of why I stopped playing them in the first place. It’s honestly like some of the players just don’t put any thought into the hands they play, this is player is highly regarded on pocketfives, yet here he is making, IMO, and inexplicable move in the stars 100r (biggest daily mtt)
This was after the rebuy period and sort of set the tone for the next few days. Here is a hand I played really badly in the full tilt $1k buy in on Monday; I should have shut off when he flat called my raise on the turn and check call on the river, silly play by me.
This next hand was very odd; I had swapped a % with JP Kelly when 50 players were left as we both had reasonable stacks. JP bust shortly after then was railing me, I told him I had KK on the button, and we both knew that the BB was going to shove OTT as soon as I raised, well all went to plan until…
Hands like this are pretty demoralizing in tournaments since you have already invested a lot of time and good play (usually) to get into this position.
This hand demonstrated why I think there is still a lot of value in online mtt’s but also why I just don’t see the point at times. I would love to sit behind this guy and here him think out loud as he plays this hand.
Did go on to a small cash in this party mtt last night, although it wasn’t the best of starts
This next hand was very early in the $120 mtt on UB last night, for those unfamiliar with UB’s structure, it’s the best around. My hand was pretty clearly defined here and can’t see him bluffing this early so I think a good laydown, although ill never know for sure…
This was my final hand of mtt play until Sunday, fitting…
I did have a few small cashes over the last few days but nothing to write home about and shows pretty poor reading on the profit/loss sheet. I’m aware my mtt game is very rusty but some of the hands that ive gone out with have left a sour taste. Even though i'm only back into the tournament scene online as preparation for Vegas I am still very frustrated that I can’t seem to get anything going. Should be putting in some hours on the cash tables over the weekend, then once again taking my ticket for the lottery that is the Sunday major’s. The final hand is from a 4 handed $10/20nl game I was playing one night as my mtt’s were winding down. Again, my opponents thought process is something to marvel at.
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