I had a rough session of poker on Full Tilt last night.
It started with the lively and fun Very Josie Tournament. Playing fairly tight (for a short-handed table) I was a little above my starting stack when we reached the final table. Not long after the break, I picked up TT in late position. Blinds were $50/100T and I raised to $250T. "Edgie," who had played a tight game thus far, called from the BB and checked a 9 high flop. I bet around $400T into the $550T pot, as my hand was "at risk" and I wanted to take the pot down now. Edgie re-raised me all-in for over $1,400T. Generally, Edgie had shown the goods when called down, but with only $1,000T behind me, I decided I was committed to this hand and called, hoping Edgie had A9. But, it was not to be as Edgie showed me the "slot machine" (set of 7s) and I was done. Nice hand Sir!
I think this may have been a loose call. If I fold, I still have 10BB left, but it's borderline either way. Folding an overpair late in a tourney is always tough. Was this a bad play? How would you have played the hand?
I also pushed pocket sevens late in the $6, 18 man tourney I played after the Josie and ran into AA. Unfortunately, it wasn't Coop that was holding the bullets, or I'm sure I would have sucked out on him!
Overall, I only cashed in one tourney and netted a $35 loss for the night. At this rate, poker may become an expensive hobby!
Of course, there's always tomorrow