Bovada $500 NLHE Super Turbo
I’ve never really been a fan of turbo tournaments in general, but I have to say that doing a hand history of a super turbo has its advantages. I got into this game after busting just short of the money in one of my more regular options. It was already well under way by the time I got in; I started off with just over 12BB. I started off UTG.
Hand 4 9♣9♦ CO T4,230 250/500
I’m planning to move all-in here anyway. HJ limps in with 8♦T♦ from a stack of 5K, I shove, D has just a few more chips than me and shoves 7♦7♠, then HJ calls. Two of the tens have been folded, the board runs out K♥2♦8♥Q♥Q♣ and I triple up.
Hand 15 K♦Q♠ UTG2 T11,860 500/1K/100
Nine hands and three levels later, I’m on another table in seat 4. We’re missing a couple players at the table. One player has just 4BB, most of the rest of the table is around my size, but everyone else has me covered. I shove and take the blinds.
Hand 16 A♦9♦ UTG1 T13,960 500/1K/100
I shove and the short stack in the BB calls for just over 2BB with 5♠J♠. Two aces and a jack on the flop, another jack on the river and my full house is the better of the two.
Hand 19 A♠J♦ SB T17,240 500/1K/100
UTG raises to 3K with A♥J♥ and I call, the flop is K♥T♥2♣ and a 4♣ on the turn. I fold to a 4K bet with no pair and just the gutshot Broadway for a chop.
Hand 41 8♦A♥ UTG T2,270 2K/4K/400
Yeah, that’s right, UTG with half a big blind. The middle of a super turbo is not the time or place to go card dead. The previous round, if I’d opened UTG with 8♦6♥, I would have turned a straight against a pair of kings in the BB, but it would have required me to go all-in preflop, which doesn’t seem likely. Another hand, 9♠4♣ would have made trip fours on the river. But I shoved my tiny stack here, hoping to get enough to make it through the blinds. UTG1 called the big blind with Q♥8♥, BB had 6♣Q♦. The flop, of course, brought one of the queens, but I binked an ace on the river.
Hand 42 A♥5♣ BB T10,280 2K/4K/400
UTG calls with 21K behind and T♠J♦. We’re just on the bubble, and I fold to a min-bet on the 7♣K♠T♥ flop.
Hand 44 7♠A♠ D T3,480 2.5K/5K/500
Back down to the sub-BB range. It’s a decent hand, but not even the best ace. UTG has T♣A♥ and calls, I’m all-in, SB limps with 4♣7♣, and BB raises to 30K with J♣A♣, covering both of the other players. The board is A♦9♦2♠Q♦Q♣, the jack kicker gives BB the pot, and I’m out at the bottom end of the cash.
Forty minutes. 44 hands. 14th place of 85 entries. +64% ROI.