I am the donk I warned me about…

Thursday, January 1, 2009 11:18 | Filled in poker

So, I’m playing yet another mindless 210 sat where no one has the slightest clue how to play the bubble.  We’re on the bubble and I’m a mortal lock to win a seat.  I have the third most chips left of the remaining 7 players and 6 places get paid.  This particular event has been even more poorly played than usual and we are on the bubble at the 50/100 blind level, so the short stacks are not yet under terrible pressure from the turbo blinds.  There are no micro stacks, so we’ll be playing for a bit.

I find ATs on the small blind and shove into the big blind when it folds around to me.  The problem is that the big blind has more chips than I do.  In my defense, I was multi-tabling and not paying much attention, but this is still possibly the dumbest thing I’ve done in a long time.  Of course, he has AK and calls.  I’m the bubble boy and the short stacks feast on the $11 that should have been mine!

In one I just finished, there were four of us who called a very short stack all-in at the final table.  The flop comes all rags and there is no sidepot.  One of the callers makes a fairly large bet and folds everyone else with two overcards.  Of course, the short stack caught a rag and won the hand.  On the bubble, a short stack has 15 chips left after posting the big blind.  He folds to a flop bet.  He is all-in on the next hand and three of us limp to eliminate him (I have like 10,000 chips).  The button (the same guy who bet with overcards) raises the limpers with the short stack all-in for 15 chips.  I call him with great annoyance with JTs.  The flop comes T73 and we check to him and he shoves causing me to cuss at the screen because I know he is such an idiot he could possibly be shoving with AK there.  Fortunately another player, who was somewhat rational, calls him all-in before I have to decide so I fold my JT.  Sure enough, the idiot shoved AK, but the other guy called with a set of sevens to eliminat the all-in player and get us all paid.  Stunning stuff.

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