I'll be playing on the Rungood Series PRO/AM 2022 in 2 weeks on the 16th/17th at the Aria Poker Go Studio.
Is there anything different that I should prep myself for during this tournament (other than the normal cameras everywhere prep).
I've never played on recorded game before. What advice can the community give me. I know one thing is certain - I'm not changing my game. that's what got me there. but as for mental prep, observations, or key takes what should I look out for.
Plus I need a cool poker nickname, throw in a nickname in the comments!
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Dec. 2, 2022 | 9:32 p.m.
880$ Entry. $300,000 Guaranteed.
Level 14. Blinds 2,000. 4,000. 4,000.
My stack 163,000.
I'm in the big blind. Hi-Jack limps in for 4,000. solid player, first hand he's played in about 1 level (40 mins)
I look down at 8h9h and decide to check keeping pots small and curious what he's limping in position.
Flop is 6h7c2h.
I check. HJ Checks back.
Turn is 9d. I lead for 10,000. HJ grabs 40,000 and sets it down. Dealer Brings the River Card. 5c. This is the moment of the error. She realized he raised and I hadn't called yet. they call the floor and shuffle the card back into the deck and it's back to me on my action. While all of this went on neither of us said anything except, we asked what happened to the river card. My opponent also asked why we don't just chop the pot. (I figured a sign of weakness). Checking out the HJ Stack it's about 75,000 behind. I can't go broke, but I could push him off of a lot of draws or mediocre made hands. and if I'm going to the river I still have odds to chop a made straight, beat any set out there or win out right. thinking my outs are somewhere in the high teens (not knowing his specific holding). I jam. he calls.
A9 Vs 89 Hearts.
The river Jack of clubs. brings my stack down to 51,000 after the all ins are counted.
Knowing that one of my river cards were out but re-shuffled into the deck. was a Jam here the proper move towards the Bubble of the tournament. him not knowing that the 5c was one of my outs and I still jam make me look stronger?
Oct. 31, 2022 | 6:02 p.m.
based on prior experience with this player yes i think he check raises all top pairs on this board. - I just didn't know what type of mood he was in that day. but I agree looking back 2 streets of value or even going into check call mode on a wet board was the better play.
Oct. 4, 2022 | 4:28 p.m.
Thanks, This is great for the future. checking the turn and going into check call mode on the river was probably the best play here. I did have prior experience playing with this player so I knew he was wild. which was making that much harder to fold.
Oct. 4, 2022 | 4:27 p.m.
2/5 - with a 10$ winner Straddle
I won the previous hand as the Big Blind-
Now I have the 10$ straddle on the button 1100$ effective- there are 4 Limpers and one of them is a new player in the Cutoff on their first hand.
I look down at AcAh and raise to $75 - Only the new player calls.
Flop is 7h8cJc. he checks I bet 85$. He calls (My initial read is a draw of some sorts perhaps J10 suited or even KJ AJ type hands.
Turn is a 7 of diamonds. He checks again. this is a better card for us as we are now beating 2 pair combos of J8 that decided to get sticky and eliminates possible Pocket 7s in his calling range- So I bet 150$. He check raises to 400$. (I'm already invested 310$ with total pot size being 1000$. I decided there were too many Jx Combos and Draws I was beating to fold. and calling just didn't make sense leaving me with only around 300$ left. I knew he wouldn't fold for that much. I jammed remaining 800$ ish dollars. He snap calls and turns over 10h7s
was this just a lucky donkey that I ran into - or is there a better way to play this against someone on their first hand? perhaps checking the turn or Larger flop Bet Sizing?