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One of My Scoop Tournaments

Posted by David Cowell on July 24, 2010 at 12:17 BST

I played scoop event 31 tonight and having played a few with no luck I wasn’t really looking forward to more no limit hold’em. I did look forward to the 8 game tournament and was doing well until a pretty amazing run of beats put an end to it all.

Anyway, as we were approaching the bubble i was sat with average chips and really comfortable, played well and had a bit of luck earlier on and won a coin flip or two.

A strange hand came up and i made the call on the river after i checked the turn which was a mistake or maybe not as he may well have called that bet also. I doubt it though and it was a huge mistake not to put out a big bet on the turn, I was kind of hoping to get him to bluff on the river by checking and wasn’t worried about the flush.

The hand is below so you can see what I mean, I get dealt KK (which is always nice).

PokerStars Game #44098437388: Tournament #2010050311, $20+$2 USD Hold’em No Limit – Level XVII (600/1200) – 2010/05/15 0:11:24 WET [2010/05/14 19:11:24 ET] Table ‘2010050311 453′ 9-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: kunkles21 (105416 in chips)
Seat 2: DraregNevets (31527 in chips)
Seat 3: lepin ui (71496 in chips)
Seat 4: Jason McTyre (39322 in chips)
Seat 5: doktor007 (43283 in chips)
Seat 6: Student_Eur (16147 in chips)
Seat 7: fwilliams007 (70566 in chips)
Seat 8: macey1 (43468 in chips)
Seat 9: Rizm0 (32047 in chips)
kunkles21: posts the ante 150
DraregNevets: posts the ante 150
lepin ui: posts the ante 150
Jason McTyre: posts the ante 150
doktor007: posts the ante 150
Student_Eur: posts the ante 150
fwilliams007: posts the ante 150
macey1: posts the ante 150
Rizm0: posts the ante 150
DraregNevets: posts small blind 600
lepin ui: posts big blind 1200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to macey1 [Ks Kh] Jason McTyre: folds
doktor007: folds
Student_Eur: folds
fwilliams007: raises 1600 to 2800
macey1: raises 2000 to 4800
Rizm0: folds
kunkles21: folds
DraregNevets: folds
lepin ui: folds
fwilliams007: calls 2000
*** FLOP *** [6c 7d 3c] fwilliams007: checks
macey1: bets 6000
fwilliams007: calls 6000
*** TURN *** [6c 7d 3c] [Qd] fwilliams007: checks
macey1: checks
*** RIVER *** [6c 7d 3c Qd] [4d] fwilliams007: bets 18222
macey1: calls 18222
*** SHOW DOWN ***
fwilliams007: shows [2d 3d] (a flush, Queen high)
macey1: shows [Ks Kh] (a pair of Kings)
fwilliams007 collected 61194 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 61194 | Rake 0
Board [6c 7d 3c Qd 4d] Seat 1: kunkles21 (button) folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 2: DraregNevets (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 3: lepin ui (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 4: Jason McTyre folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 5: doktor007 folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 6: Student_Eur folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 7: fwilliams007 showed [2d 3d] and won (61194) with a flush, Queen high
Seat 8: macey1 showed [Ks Kh] and lost with a pair of Kings
Seat 9: Rizm0 folded before Flop (didn’t bet)

Piss poor poker play by me there with my pocket Kings but hey ho, wtf was the early position raise then call a re-raise (albeit a low re-raise) with 2-3 all about anyway!!

So far I’ve played 5 or 6 scoop events all at the low level of buyin and cashed twice for = not a lot, still excellent value for little outlay. The one above for example is $22 entry plus 1 re-buy/add on and the winner picks up over $66,000 so not a bad investment if you can make it all the way.

I have however done exactly what i keep telling myself not to do, playing for playings sake. I’m often losing on purpose so i can go to bed at 4am which is ridiculous, this is something I really need to work on!

Still SCOOP events left which includes plenty more Hold’em and some mixed game – if anyone hasn’t played one yet it’s worth a shot!