Joined: Mar '12
Age: 29 (M)
So I'm playing this 1,10 $ 6 max 2.5 K guaranteed on pokerstars .... 2 hours into it , and I'm sitting pretty good with a stack of 30k , blinds , 250-500 , this australian player on my left, has about 35k , so were close to the money , and out of the blue , he decides to shove every single hand , so he shoved about 6-7 hands, everybody folds , him being the chip leader at the table , don't think anybody wanted to risk getting kicked out , so close to the money, after his 7th-8th shove , I'm dealt QdKd UTG , I make a minimum raise , everybody folds , of course he goes all-in again... after about 20 seconds I call , btw I wouldn't normally call but this guy was incredibly annoying , and he would've kept shoving so I figured , I kick him out , I'll have a pretty strong chip stack , enabeling me to go deep, he kicks me out , well , guess I lose 1 $ , anyway I call , he shows 2 7 , flop comes Q Q 4 , so that's it for him, I double up very nicely and jump to 4th position , my main problem is , that I keep meeting these kind of morons at the tables, even in tournaments running for 4 or 5 hours , and I simply can't understand what's going on in their heads. oh and an update , I just jumped in 1st position , after going in a 3 way showdown , I have K K , villain , 9 9 , villain2 Q A , so things looking pretty damn good. Prizepool now 4,700$ 1st place 700 $.
Joined: Dec '12
Age: 42 (M)
Unfortunately many players are playing poker like they are in casino. That is the problem. And those who play like crazy without thinking a lot, they win. When I think a lot, when I follow the poker rules, I always lose.
Joined: Feb '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 30 (M)
Its nice to hear a story where common sense prevails for once. You dont usually hear about these if they dont end in a bad beat. Although tbh I probably wouldn't have taken the risk myself. He was probably trying to bully the table. Some people would seriously consider folding queens when they've been playing for 3 hours and hit the bubble. But his gamble didnt pay off this time.
Joined: May '11
Age: 45 (M)
So it looks like you are doing well Alex how are you doing at this point? I hope you are still in. And yeah, these idiots are all over the place but you made positive use is it and doubled up, so that's great.
Joined: Sep '12
Age: 28 (M)
Posted by AlexSimion: Yeah still in , but with about 15 blinds , ran card dead for 1 hour , tryed a bluff it didn't work , 33 players left , still if I get out now, I still receive a nice 15 $ for my 1 $ investment.
Congrats for x15 your buy-in but i think you could do better if there aren't so many rtards players... hope you do better next time and play even FT