I didn't have the patience to read all the ICM articles on the web. I'll just look for someone to teach them to me.
Monday, December 14, 2009
When I started playing poker, there was pot odds and implied pot odds. I tried my best to understand these concepts and I feel I understand them enough. Then there's the Independent Chip Model (ICM) which wasn't introduced until recently. I tried to read about it and I honestly don't understand it. Or at least I don't know how I can apply it when I'm in a tournament.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
My whole tournament was uneventful. My stack was pretty much the same throughout my whole tournament life. Except for this last hand.
5th level, 200/400 ante 50. I had around 18,000. I needed to double-up if would have a chance of lasting until day 2. Early positions fold. Derek raised to 1,100. Aggressive, unknown player calls. I'm on button with AK. I though about raising but wanted to see the flop first so I called. Total pot, 4,350.
Flop K87. Derek checked, unknown player bet 3,500. I raised to 7,000 (I had top pair top kicker). Derek called. Unknown player folded. Total pot 21,850.
Turn J. Derek bet 8,000. I had around 9,000. I went all-in. Insta-call from Derek. He showed KK. I was drawing dead.
Maybe next time. Good thing I won this seat from a P500 tournament.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
For the past couple of months, every time I try to visit Metro Card Club's website, it's down. I can't say if it's my computer or internet connection or if it's the site itself. I did hear one other person who said he can't access it so I'm thinking it may be their site.