I only played one MTT today, the $5 5K guaranteed at 1pm. I finished 57th out of 3353 for $27. Not a huge score, but i really had fun playing this tourny, i think i played really well actually except for a few mistakes.
I was running really well, accumulating chips with ease for most of the tourny when i ran into huge hand and lost 95% of my stack. Blinds were 600/1200 ante 125 I raised 3xbb with A9s from LP and was called by the BB, flop comes A7A and we proceed to get it AI. He had 77 and i was left with 1491 chips from my 33K stack. Then the fun began!
I don't know, perhaps i could've played the hand better or not at all but i was not tilted by the beat. The very next hand i had QQ and doubled. Next hand I had 33 and called utg's shove. My pair held against KJs and i doubled again. I doubled about 2 more times eventually getting my stack to about 22K. There were about 190 left and with blinds increasing there was constant pressure to stay ahead of the blinds. My M fluctuated between 5 - 8 the entire time. Eventually i got my stack up to 120k.
I was hoping for that one big hand that would push me over the top. With blinds 3500/7000 ante 700 i picked up KK in the big blind, my stack = 121k. A MP player with 62K shoves.... sweet! I call and its KK vs. As5s Flop: QcJs3d,Turn: 6s, River: Ah... sigh.lol i lost half my stack.
I guess i could've battled back but the very next hand CO limps, btn limps and i complete in sb with 7h4h. flop comes 5s6sTd and I think I make perhaps my biggest mistake of the tourny. I make a weak lead of about 14k into a 33k pot, CO shoves and i have to call, he shows QTo and i don't improve. I think i had two options; shove AI thus maximizing FE or chk hoping to see a cheap turn intending to fold to a huge bet. Unfortunately i was still too focused on the previous hand to play it properly.
Nevertheless it was a fun tourny and had i won that KK hand i think i could've made the final table and if i had made the final table i felt good about taking it down. Btw the guy who cracked my KK took 4th.