westside195025-year-old student from Croatia and a semi-pro poker player
Hello mobsters, westside1950 writing. I hope you had a succesfull previous week, I didn't play much of my HU SNGs, still made some small profit though. I ended the month with around 400€ profit (mostly on Pokerstars, less on some other sites I play), so I'm pretty satisfied with my month.
During these MicroMillions series on Pokerstars I discovered some really nice FPP satellites - 25 FPP buy-in 6max SNG - first 2 places win entry to a 1$ MicroMillion tourney. So I played a whole bunch of those satellites - ended up turning around 2600 FPP in 55T$(Tournament money). It came around 47 FPP per 1$, which is pretty good value.
So it was nice week and nice month, but the best thing happened yesterday.
Few blogs ago I wrote about my Spin&Go challenge which ended up break-even so I decided to ignore Spin&Go format for now. Meanwhile, something happened.
I live togather with my girlfriend who also plays poker (but not much as I do ), and she is pretty good as recreational player. She made some small, but okay profit in the past, but during this year she didn't play much 'cause of her university classes and obligations, except eventually some micro SNGs and Spin&Gos.
So yesterday, while I was reading something on the net she suddenly started screaming:
''Oh my God, come over here,LOOK!! I'm so nervous, I don't know what to do?!''
''What the fu** happened??'' - I asked, turned around to look at her laptop... and saw that number. 3$ Spin-and-Go just rolled a 720$ jackpot! 600$ for first place, 60$ for 2nd and 3rd!
I couldn't believe it. Suddenly 40 people were observing the game, and number just kept increasing.
''Okay,okay - calm down!'' - I said - '' We're gonna play this one togather''
2nd hand and we got AQ on the BB. A guy on the button opens the pot, I stoped for a few seconds (tought between re-raise to around 120 chips or simply pushing all-in 500 chips) and decided that I don't want him to call a raise and then play that important pot out of position,especially if I miss - 'cause I know nothing about his style of play. So we simply pushed all-in with AQ.... and the guy insta-called with A6. Okay, nice!
Cards started coming out, no 6 on flop, turn blank, river..... blank. We win the pot!
Okay, now I started to tremble a little. 600$ doesn't mean that much to someone, but here for us - in Croatia - it's a huge deal. And here we stand, 1000 chips to 500 in heads-up, my specialty
Someone would tighten up in this spot and decide to wait a good hand to knock-out your last opponent, but that's not how I like to play this game.
Pretty soon I realized that my opponent is also possibly intiminated by a jackpot prize 'cause he played really passive.
He limp-folded preflop to my raises a few times, folded on continuation bet(s) on flop and after 10 hands he went down to 225 chips with blinds being 15/30.
''Okay,okay... 1275 chips to 225 chips.. that's a one serious chip lead'' - I tought - '' Time to finish this off, he has like 7 BBs left''
Next hand we raised the pot with K7 , and he pushed all-in for 225 chips. With 290 chips in the pot, we had to add 160 more to call.
I knew that most of the time we'll have around 35% to win, since this was his first all-in and he is probably ahead. Probably. But with this big stack advantage and a huge possible payout this is was a no-brainer. We must call. We did. He turned A9..
Okay,36%. One time,come on
Flop came K 7 3... ''Oh my god, we got him!''.... ''Don't you suckout on us now!!''
And then another king fell on the turn Full house, it's over! Wohoho, 600$
I totally gave up on these Spon&Go's and then this happens. Maybe I'll give them another try. Maybe...
You can have all the poker-skill in the world, but you still need to roll that big jackpot.
You still need to get lucky.
Talk to you soon.