R-Day Minus 32

The Poker Mutant will be retiring (mostly) from poker on 1 January. This is the latest installment in his thrilling countdown to the End of Times.

Just a month to go and it was the last live game of November, the $10K GTD NLHE at Final Table. It didn’t go well, which is why I’m writing this instead of still at the club.

In the first level, I raised [ax jx], got a call, and was re-raised by the button. I played it conservatively when there were a couple calls of the re-raise, then the hand played out and I was a little irked with myself when the button won the hand with [ax qx[ after the board paired my jack. Which played into my decision to go all in on over a turn raise from the same player on a hand with [ax qx] and a flop of [ax tx tx], only to get myself stacked by [kx tx].

Managed to lose half of my rebuy stack before the start of the final level before the add-on break, then got it all in with [ah 5h] over two limps, Another player raised all in for a lot more with [tx tx] and the short stack on my right got in with [kx qx] and just 75 more chips than me. The flop came down [ax kx qx] and the guy on my left was elated until a jack on the river made Broadway for the tens.