IPT Campione – so close to the money
Started day 2 with just 22K and had to make some moves early. Picked up JJ and QQ but won just blinds and had around 20bb stack. I 3bet a loose player all in pf twice and won both without show down and was up to 49k.
Later I got AK on sb and reraised all in preflop vs 55, hit and up to a 72K stack.
Shortly after that I won with KK vs AT and then a couple of smaller pots and suddenly I was sitting on a decent 100K stack. At this stage I had climbed to 54th place and it started to look so much better.
Then a cooler with AK when I check raised all in on a KsTs5 flop. He tanked……… and showed AA ….
Down to 40k chips and short again with 90 players left. (482)
Totally card dead for some time but kept my stack with some steals in lp. I had 50k chips with 77 players left, knowing 72 got money…
We were playing 7 handed and one guy kept raising every hand. Blinds and antes were 8500 every preflop pot and the time was running out as we approached the bubble. I looked down on AJ on the button and the aggressive guy raised again this time from cut off. I had him on a very wide range and decided to go all in with my 40K. The pot was 90K. He showed AT …yessss …but the 3 outer came and I busted 3 places from the money.. 75th/485
When I think about this last hand now I know I could have folded to wait out the remaining 3 players, since just a few hands later the bubble burst. At the same time of course I was happy to get it in with AJ vs AT with the chance to double up to a more playable stack and make it to the bigger money instead of blinding down.
A little frustrating to lose to a 3 outer on the bubble but that’s poker and hopefully it will be the other way around another time in a more decisive pot, why not in GUKPT Grand Final London in December ! : )