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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by miles, Feb 1, 2017.
Dario had been so lucky, I expected him to suck out that draw against Ensan's KK.
So I finally made it out to the fabled COMMERCE for some $5/5NL action. Everything I had heard about it was as advertised. Not the fanciest place around and absolutely horrific traffic despite rolling in before noon. That said, it was nice parking about 50 yards from the entrance to the poker room and walking right into the action. And there was action.
Sat with $500 and had about 5 aggro types getting right after it. I think I folded the first 25 hands or so and in that span of time there were probably 4-5 rebuys between a crazy Russian and 3 Japanese guys that were just barreling off. Despite not having a hand to play for the first 3 orbits, I had no problem getting action when I finally entered a pot. Had the best player at the table double me up after he bluff reraised me all-in on the river when I held the stone-cold nuts. Was uneventful for a while after that and I dwindled a bit with a failed bluff attempt back at same player I doubled through. Flopped top set in back-to-back hands with AA and JJ and only made what I had raised preflop as my opponents were playing a crazy wide range and unfortunately did not connect with the board in those hands. That was very disappointing. Was on the brink of racking up a decent win and leaving when I went on a good heater in the last 90 minutes of my session.
First big pot came in a multiway hand where I raised in late position with AKo. Flop came 9TJ with a flush draw. First to act opened with $30 and it went 3-ways to the turn. It was a beautiful card for me; a Q that put 2 flush draws on the board and gave me the nuts. First to act again bet $125 and I contained my excitement as the other guy in the hand called. Was praying both guys had a K in their hand and shipped it for about $500 more effective. First guy tanked and eventually called. Second guy folded, and we held on the river. Guy had K8o and the other guy that folded had A8o.
Second big pot came in a hand where I limp-called with JTo in late position. Went 4-ways to the flop of 789 where one guy hit his set and we got it all-in on the flop and held for about a $1k pot. Easy game.
Cashed out $2.5K for a great first time at the Commerce. Will definitely be back as the action there is about as good as anywhere on the planet I imagine.
I think I had a chance to take this down, but a WSOPC cash nonetheless
Do you get to keep the bounty $ in addition to prize money? Not sure how that works.
Yeah you keep it all. I didnt realize it was a bounty tournament until I got there. Although I got $300 in bounties this time I dont really rack em up usually. Would rather keep the money in the prize pool. And the payout structure was kinda meh. 7th of 153 gets $763, seems too top heavy for a $250 buy in ...
I’ll be attending a conference in Vegas for work in September but have to stay at a Marriott off the strip. I haven’t been to Vegas in years. What would be the suggested casino to play some NLH?
Ill be there the week of Sept 16 but unfortunately have some coworkers so I doubt I’ll be able to play much.