Played a bunch of tourneys yesterday. Built some big stacks early in most of them, but then donked most of them off in terrible fashion.
Best run of the day was in the Stars Sunday Million. I got AA first hand...which is usually my bustout hand more often than not in that tourney. I managed to raise and take down a small pot with a cbet. I then managed to get KK and AA again in the first hour, and had about 18k at the break. Had a very quiet 2nd hour, and then came across an aggro/bad player who liked to make PSB bluffs on the river whenever checked to. I used that to run up to 75k early, then eventually elminated that same guy when he 4bet me from the button with ATo. My QQ dominated, and I shot to 125k.
From there I kept an above average stack for the rest of the tourney until there were about 250 players left- in which I went card dead. Then this happened:
Poker Stars, $200 + $15 NL Hold'em Tournament, 7,500/15,000 Blinds, 9 Players
LeggoPoker.com - Hand History Converter
rvrmonkey (UTG+2): 188,364
Pre-Flop: (36,000) A A dealt to rvrmonkey (UTG+2)
2 folds, rvrmonkey raises to 39,000, MP1 raises to 75,928 and is All-In, MP2 calls 19,170 and is All-In, 4 folds, rvrmonkey calls 36,928
Flop: (207,026) 7 Q T (3 Players - 1 is All-In)
Turn: (207,026) K (3 Players - 1 is All-In)
River: (207,026) 2 (3 Players - 1 is All-In)
Results: 207,026 Pot
MP2 showed 9 9 (a pair of Nines) and LOST (-20,670 NET)
rvrmonkey showed A A (a pair of Aces) and LOST (-77,428 NET)
MP1 showed A J (a straight, Ten to Ace) and WON 207,026 (+129,598 NET)
I shoved 64o a few hands later and lost to 99. GG...
In the FTP $75 at 4pm EST I built a solid stack, then PearlJammer raised from the button with about 20bb, I shoved with ATo....he tanked and called with 99. I win the flip, and then won the bounty of $75, and got an email about getting a FTP tee shirt.
Pretty sweet, but I busted within 2 hands of that. It seems terrible, I 3b with AQ, and flopped Q7x against a super aggro player. Somehow we got allin in the river, which was terrible, but it really looked like a busted draw and turned out to be a set.
Currently staying on Lake Ponchatrain in New Orleans for business. Unfortunatly I have zero free time, and I can see a big casino next door....but I can't go. Should be good for work though.