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IPS Final event- How I got Busted.

Posted by Sangeeth Mohan on 2011-03-11 at 12:00 AM

I have had many people giving me feedback about the hand I played and got Busted on the Bubble. First of all, thanks a lot for that and it will definitely help me improve my game. For someone who has been playing for about a year and a half, any feedback is valuable. And I am lucky I have a few friends who are excellent players and are capable of giving you correct and sensible feedback too. Intervention, Jasven, Abhishek Goindi, Rahul Melwani, Prabeer “rotty” nair to name a few….

Ok so this is how the hand went.

Blinds : 3k-6k , 600 Ante.
My Position : Cut Off
Stack : 33k ( My “M” is about 2 which isnt good).

On this hand the UTG shoves (he was a shortstack with about 11k in chips and he was getting blinded out next hand), and I shove Over the Top and the BB Calls.

Showdown : UTG shows 78o
I show A8o
BB shows AKo.. And Ace kind holds up knocking me and the UTG player out.

Now let me tell you why I played it that way. The UTG had a very very wide shoving range in that spot and when it was folded around to me , I was getting more than 2-1 on a call (he shoved 11k into a 15k pot), and I was sure that I was more than a 60 – 40 favourite there (actually i was a 70-30 fav against UTG).

Now if the BB hadnt woken up with AK and I had won the pot, I would have about 60k with me, which is 3rd chip position on the table. And with that stack I am probably gonna win the whole thing, because 60k was an intimidatin stack even to the chip lead at that stage.

However, as luck would have it, BB woke up with AK and there we go, I am suddenly down to 2 outs. Thats poker folks…

It would be great if someone could actually comment on this blog with a feedback as it can help me in the future…

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