Last night and tonight I lose out with key hands when I'm massive against my opponant. Both times in the $20 1 rebuy 1 add on. Last night it was AK v KJ, tonight it was AK v AQ. So frustrating that I don't get the rub of the green when it matters most. Thankfully I cashed last night, but tonight, I was out in 71stish. If either hand held up, I'd have been in with a great shout.
Tried a 1000FPP sat to a 10,000 FPP sat and despite not playing a hand for ever, when I raised UTG to 600 (3xBB) I was called by 9Ts who then put me all in and proceeded to hit a straight. That's twice AA cost me a tourney.
But..... it's not all bad beats and nightmares tonight, for I am currently 7 of 14 in another $109 sat to a $800 event with 12 spots paid. I did get a nice hold when my KK was up against AK which moved me from in trouble to 2nd. Then it all folded to me on the button when I had AA. CL was the BB and I just couldn't fold. I min raised to 1200 and he called, both checked the flop then I came to my senses and just folded when he bet the turn. I was probably ahead, but he's a massive CL and can't stop playing despite being safe so I don't need to risk anything. Damn, I'm not actually that safe. I'm 8th now, 12th has 7k and I'm on 8.8k. Still going to try and hold out.
CL just called all in with J3 and doubles up a shorty, marvelous. Hmmm, won't knock him too much, he's done pretty well on Stars. Only played 5 tourneys and won an EPT seat and qualified from the $109's once too! I'd like that record.
I wish I hadn't min raised with AA earlier. Currently 9th of 14. Thankfully there are two on less than half my stack and we only need two more to go.
13 left, I'm 11th - eeeeeekkkkkkk!
but......SHIP TEH MONIES
Thankfully, two large stacks went at it with AQ and 88 God knows why they do that, totally crazy, both were through, but it gets me in anyway.
So from a bad night to a good night.
$109+$109+$62+$9+$2 = $291+1000FPP
Total back so far $800.