Running very hot at ITH league events

I have made the final table at the last 6 ITH league events, including a first, a second, a third, two fifths and a eighth place finish.  Two of those fields had nearly 200 runners.  I really feel like I’ve been playing very well, in addition to getting lucky in the right spots.  I really enjoy that we get to play the same people over and over and I think that has been a big factor in my improved performance.  I haven’t been able to translate this into any seats to the main event freeroll, but I’m in very solid position to get into the secondary event freeroll.  If I keep playing strong, I will have to make a main event seat somehow.  There are a lot of ways to get there.

I just finished an event where I was heads-up at the end.  I got all the chips in pre-flop with AK, but he had KK.  Ooops.  No Ace rescued me.  Soon thereafter I got all-in (now well covered) with my own KK against Ax.  Of course, an Ace flopped.

I was completely unconcerned about the outcome, though.  I feel very confident that I’m turning up the aggression when I should and backing down when I should.  I did get bluffed off of one pot by a strong all-in move on the river where I was ahead, but I didn’t have the heart to call it with AQ unimproved.  The other guy had AT unimproved, so my hat is off to him for that one.  When I’m applying pressure I tend to get bluffed a bit more than other players, but I also tend to get paid by marginal hands, so I guess you have to take the bad with the good.

I’ve also developed a serious addition to Guitar Hero which is a phenomenal game for the PS2.

By Nsidestrate

I'm a hard-core limit ring game poker player who is becoming a degenerate sports bettor. I'm sure it will all make more sense if you read on.