I obviously played this rather cautiously. I was forced to become even more passive due to my position. I was squeezed between two dagerous players. Dei overnuts to my right was in the previous Step3 game. He is very aggressive often raising oop pf, raising on the flop or turn and surprizingly often firing a second barrel on one of the final streets. Worse, the only times he had to show his cards he had a solid hand. I wanted to avoid confronting him. The later stage chip leader was to my left.
H31 utg min-raise with QQ. That was asking for trouble. Nice flop for me though :) Once I doubled I was playing to conserve chips.
H52 Happy to see Dei overnuts go.
H53 First sign of life from rjgrolsch. Keep an eye on him from now on. Bubble play starts.
H76 Any thoughts on this one?
H107 Bubble finally bursts, but I’m got one of the smallest stacks. rjgrolsch with a hammer lock on the table starts getting aggressive.
H115 Glad the limpers let me see the flop for free.
H129 Any thoughts? I didn’t want to play post flop with this hand and chose to play it safe (weak).
H138 Oh yeah, this nice flop helped secure my Step 4 ticket.
H140 Any thoughts? Normally this is an easy call (or all in to isolate the shorty). Playing the hand greatly increases the chance of knocking out the shorty. However, if he wins the hand I’m suddenly in bad shape.
All in all a pretty boring 140 hands to watch, but I am thrilled with the outcome!