Last night was pretty much your prototypical meh Poker night. Cash games were woefully uneventful. Draws missed, a zillion little to mid pocket pairs failed to improve to sets, etc. I think I finished up 10$ which I promptly dumped on the Mookie.
I started the Mookie off with a bang, doubling up my starting stack less than 20 minutes in. I was just catching cards and flops were hitting my ass harder than a two thousand pound bag of bricks. I nailed at least three sets by the end of the second break and got my fair share of big pocket pairs: Kings twice, tens at least four times, AK twice, etc. It's no wonder I had a top three stack for most of this event, even a retard would be successful getting dealt the hands I was given.
So how the hell did I manage to bubble the final table? Weak tight bloggers grinding short stacks waiting for big cards led to my demise.
I'm quite simply shocked at how terribly WEAK some people play these things. Nobody is taking shots or stabbing at pots unless they have the goods. Many hands were folded to me in my BB when the blinds were quite significant (50-100 and up) and I was left shaking my head in disbelief at the consecutive amount of times where hands were simply given up to the BB.
So how was that bad for me? With around 30 people left, the tournament became a ridiculous push-fest where all the weak tight nits were jamming every playable hand they would come upon while I was stuck in card-deadness hell. It's also really hard to steal some blinds with junk like 3-9o when the nits behind are just waiting to go over the top with their 2500 stacks.
So my stack remained solid but I couldn't build on it or run away from the pack. It all unravelled for me in the last two tables. Whenever I tried to make a move, someone would come over the top for all their chips and I just couldn't find a hand to risk 50%+ of my stack. The Coup de Grace was delivered when I pushed Q7s for the cut-+off only to be called by the button with his pocket nines. I flop a queen but the dreaded nine came on the turn and IGHN.
I'm playing at my friend's place tonight and maybe I can squeeze an online session later. We'll see.
I'll see ya'll later!