Sunday, February 21, 2010

Grinding online mtts (multitable tournaments)

So I decided to play a full slate of mtts today..take a break from cash games. I ended up playing about 14 and spent about $1800 in buyins. This may seem like a lot, until you look at the pure pro mtt grinders, who play anywhere from 20-40 mtts on a given day (esp. on sundays). I've given my thoughts on playing mtts for a living already, so I won't dwell into that. Couple of notables today... the sunday mil on stars had a $4 mil guaranteed, w over $1mil for 1st place, which is sick considering the buyin is only $215. Lets just say you pretty much needed to have a horseshoe stuck up your ass to win that baby (besting 36k entrants or whatever the staggering # was). Also, the FTOPs had their main event. I played them both but did nothing.

I did have a small cash before final tabling the $22 double deuce (I won this one last year for $32k). This one had a 1st place payout of $37k and 12k entrants! I was in prime position to do well, when this hand went down 8handed....
Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, t120000.00 BB (8 handed) - Full-Tilt Converter Tool from

UTG+1 (t8196759)

MP1 (t2357771)

MP2 (t3038896)

CO (t3222288)

Hero (Button) (t4045196)

SB (t10542115)

BB (t4514987)

UTG (t2548108)

Preflop: Hero is Button with K, K

3 folds, MP2 bets t240000, 1 fold, Hero raises to t540000, 2 folds, MP2 raises to t3023896 (All-In), Hero calls t2483896

Flop: (t6347792) 7, 2, 2 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Turn: (t6347792) J (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: (t6347792) 5 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: t6347792 | Rake: t0


Hero had K, K (two pair, Kings and twos).

MP2 had J, J (full house, Jacks over twos).

Outcome: MP2 won t6347792

Obv. this hand sucks cuz I would've been one of the biggest stacks w/ 8 players left and prob. the fave to win it again. Instead I got crippled, but managed to hold on to a 6th place finish which paid $6600, so overall not a bad day. I'm always content when I break even after playing a full slate of mtts (as I mentioned before, they don't pay the bills, just for nicer cars). On a related note, one of my Vegas buddies finished 8th in this same mtt. Quite an accomplishment considering the # of entrants.

Well, w/ about 1 week left this month, I'm gonna make an effort to log in as many hrs as I can just grinding nl cash games...shooting for 40hrs this week. If I finish w/ more, I'll be very happy. Obv. I hope to win, but I know if I play my A game consistently, the results will be there over the long run, and that's enough to get me to sleep better at nights.

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