Joined: Jun '13
Age: 72 (M)
Here are the results of The Sunday BRM freeroll on Party Poker. Congratulations to all winners specially to the few names that i know being reg. I am very sorry that i can't play the game and unfortunately i don't when i will be able to do. I just came back home to see the HU. and published this.
Kubx should've been out in first place. He shoved UTG with 10j, got called by a guy with QJ and made a straight on the river. When he managed to get a huge stack (by doing suck outs like JJ vs KK and hitting J on the river against Marquis), he started playing overly tight instead of using his stack to bully the table. This result shows how you don't always need skills to win if you're very lucky at key moments in poker
For me poker skills, besides understanding the basics and bet sizes, is capacity to adapt to situations.
Adapt to players, to your table, to the bet sizes and patterns of your opponents, to your stack size or their stack sizes, to the tournament situation... To me, skills are basically the ability to see details and use them to your advantage. You HAVE to rely on your read, and live with it when it's wrong. In general though I would say that if the table is tight, be agressive. If table is agressive, be tight. Basically, have a balanced game.
I think people open shove big hands pre flop WAY too much in micro tourneys. I'd rather play these hands normally to not give free information to my opponents. All this pre flop open shoving with 30 BB+ is non sense.
Joined: Feb '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 52 (M)
Morning guys. It was a good game last night.
Machine, I thought you would have finished higher than you did.
Demo, it was me who finished you off when you were all in with something like 270 chips. In the hand before, when you were big blind and I have raised (a higher amount than you had) I was amazed to see that you did not shove. I only had A high and at that stage, with your very small stack, and no way of seeing through to the bubble, I though you shoving, even with 23 would have been a better strategy given the odds on offer!
As it is, I bust out a few hands later in 15th with A8 suited in my hand versus 10 7 suited, with a load of detritus on the board including a 7.
Busted on a huge coin flip AK vs JJ blind vs blind. Button raised, small called with JJ, I 3bet, button folded and small shoved... I couldn't fold there xD I would've been chip leader or second if I won that hand I think.
Joined: Mar '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 37 (F)
Doesn't look like many of the forum regs had a great night,better luck next week. I like to watch and take notes in the first 5-10 minutes to see who is likely to shove with poor hands as quite a few will do it every week.