Saturday, September 29, 2007

EPT London Bustout

I made day three of EPT london 2nd in chips with 40 left. Anything short of making the final table and i was always going to be very disappointed but the way i went out was the worst way yet.

I had just under 190000 chips... blinds 2500/5000. Player who had me just about covered made it 17000 from the button. Tony Cascerino was in the big blind and had been playing very tight so i knew he was auto raising the button. I looked down at AQ. I reraised 17000 with 41000 more so 58000 to play. He thought for five minutes then the clock was called. I was going to pass if he pushed and was just hoping he passed. He eventually said call and threw in 14000 more chips. The dealer told him it was 41000 more and now he wanted to fold. The floor was called and because he announced call he had to put the 41000. I knew it wasn't a moody as he genuinely wanted to fold when he realised it was 41000 more.

So now i knew he was weak. He either had a couple of pictures or a medium pair. So i decided i would push any safe looking flop because there was 130000 available in the middle. It flopped 823 and i pushed, he insta called with 88. Sick. Only way i could go out at that point.

If he genuinely calls the 41000 i don't push the flop. If he hears the dealer i never go out of the tournament at that stage..........

5 comments:

redsimon said...

Didn't WSOP-E allow the caller to take back chips if he misheard amount? Need standardised rules. Thats just so unlucky Ben. :(

United113 said...

That is unbelivable Ben, It's amazing that that can happen??? Something needs to be done, I understand why the verbal bet is binding but come on...

Very unlucky

it just shows to me what I have said on your blog before that one day you will get the luck and hit and win a lot at the final table. I just hope for the bad luck you have that is is 1st at the WSOP main event 2008.

portdeco20 said...

if that does happen at one of our live games, then we have to decide if it was a genuine mistake by the other player, in this case it was, then the player who had initially raised (you) gets to say if its a call or fold, if its a fold, u get the 14k he put in! dont know if thats fair, but its how we play it.

ul ben!

Milkybarkid said...

Hmmm yeh still very tilted about it.

One of the problems was that i didn't want to argue that he could take his chips back and pass, as i didn't want to reveal anything about the strength of my hand.

So i just left it to the floor man to decide...

The Camel said...

Sounds a bit like a hand from Cardiff last year....