Who's The Idiot Here?
Played a tournament tonight. 1500 players. I staggered into the money, doubled up, doubled up again. I had an above-average stack and picked up aces under the gun. I raised, and the only caller was in the big blind. The flop came king-high, he led out for $3K, I came over the top for $15K more. He thought a bit and called with K-8. He went runner-runner to make a gutshot and knocked me out in 102nd place.
Played for three hours, played well...and I made a profit of two bucks. OK, I'm playing these micro MTTs to work on some things in my game...but WTF am I doing playing for three hours to make a two-buck profit? True, had I won that last hand I would've had a halfway decent stack and maybe could've made a run at a nice little score.
But...Geno...sack up and start playing with the big boys and girls. Maybe splurge for a $10 tournament? The bankroll can fade that.
My buddy Rick was over to watch the Penguin game and he enjoys playing cheapo 45-person SNGs. Came in 2nd in one tournament, and on 5 occasions I sucked out to defeat the eventual winner. He had me dominated with a bigger ace four times, and once he had QQ to my 66. Maybe I used up all the luck in my computer and that's why my aces got cracked. That seems plausible.