WCOOP Day 22 ($5200 Main Event, $1050 Warm-Up, $530 NLHE)

WCOOP Day 22 ($5200 Main Event, $1050 Warm-Up, $530 NLHE)

Although I didn’t play any poker on Thursday either, Saturday actually felt more like a proper birthday celebration. I’ve got this friend Luis who lives in Montreal, with whom I’ve always met up once or twice whenever I was in town. Not getting to see him was one of the biggest downsides of going elsewhere in Quebec for WCOOP.

Fortunately Luis was willing and able to take a train out from the city to come visit for the weekend! Emily found a great French restaurant in Val David where we had an excellent meal. Even Luis was impressed by it, and he used to work at one of the best French restaurants in Montreal! One of the best according to him, that is – when he told the owner of La Table Des Gourmets about his experience, she dismissed it as “merely a bistro”.

Anyway, it was great to see him, but the end of WCOOP was otherwise quite anti-climactic. Emily and I dropped Luis off at the train station and returned in time for me to late register the $1050. I played a total of five hands and promptly busted AQs < ATo.

The $530 was even less remarkable, I chipped up a bit and eventually lost AJ to 99.

And the Main Event, well… I played two bullets and never won a pot larger 6000 chips. This is probably one of the more interesting losses. TBH I almost just folded the flop:


9 players post ante of 0.13 BB, SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 2.62 BB) Hero has 9h Kh
fold, UTG+1 raises to 2.06 BB, fold, MP+1 calls 2.06 BB, MP+2 calls 2.06 BB, fold, Hero calls 2.06 BB, fold, BB calls 1.06 BB

Flop : (11.92 BB, 5 players) Jc Kd 9s
BB checks, UTG+1 checks, MP+1 bets 5.96 BB, fold, Hero calls 5.96 BB, fold, fold

Turn : (23.85 BB, 2 players) 7h
MP+1 bets 11.93 BB, fold

MP+1 wins 23.85 BB

2 thoughts on “WCOOP Day 22 ($5200 Main Event, $1050 Warm-Up, $530 NLHE)

  1. I was hella surprised by your action at first and even moreso on the comment that you almost folded flop, but after thinking about it, I think I get it.

    Here’s what I got:
    – MP1 is never bluffing here as it’s into 4 players
    – Their cold-calling range that value bets this flop and is behind you is basically only Ks Qs and Kc Qc. The other KQ suiteds are blocked so there’s 2 combos you’re ahead of, and then however many KJs, JJ, 99, QTs combos (I think I count 9) that have you crushed

    If you include the KQo combos then ProPokerTools has you at 39.84% equity on the turn which I guess makes that a call from a cEV perspective, but maybe KQo is never in MP1’s cold-calling range?

    How’d I do?

    In the heat of action I probably would’ve called down while crying. I should also say that I’ve never played an MTT of this buy-in size online so I could be off on player tendencies…

    • You’re right that a lot comes down to what he’s doing with KQ. IMO betting flop and turn with KQ is not good, and even calling preflop with KQo is not good. Then again, lots of people do not good things.

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