Before i get into my plans for using my tournament dollars i will discuss lastnight's tournaments. I played in two tournaments; a $12 180 man sng and a $3 Rebuy MTT. Although i was playing while watching the NBA playoffs (GO LAKERS!), I still played really well.
I final tabled the 180 man sng but was the short stack because my AQo < A9s two hands before the final table bubble burst. A few hands into the final table I got it AI with AA and was unlucky so i was 1st to bust.
Late in these tournaments you have to know how to pushbot, assign ranges and Know when/who to 3bet. You simply cannot sit on a stack, blinds are huge and increasing quickly. You have to make moves. Had i won the AQ hand i wouldve entered the tournament with a really nice stack and i'm always confident entering a final table with chips. If the AA hand had held i wouldve again been in it to win it, but variance is a biotch and it was not meant to be.
The $3 rebuy was also alot of fun. I was at one of those tables where guys went AI almost every hand, it was Sweet! I've seen Johhny Bax employ this strategy but it was obvious that the two players involved had no clue. Between them they probably spent 15 - 25 double rebuys each. At the end of the Rebuy hour I had a 25k stack and 4 of the top 10 stacks were at my table because of these guys. I spent a total of 5 buy-ins including the Add-on.
After rebuy madness I was able to play a conservative game for most of the tournament because of my huge stack. Unfortunately i went extremely card dead getting AK once and my highest pocket pair being 77 over the next 2.5hrs. Still i was able to stay in it by stealing and out playing opponents. I busted 90th out of 3040 when i shoved KTs from HJ and was called by QQ in BB. My stack was around 57k with blinds 3500/7000 ante 700.
My strategy this year has always been to get better at MTTs and take shots at larger buy-in tournaments. My goal remains to play in at least 3 Sunday Million tournaments before the end of the year. However i will not be playing in the Sunday Million this week, instead i've unregistered and will take shots at some of the medium buy-in tournaments.
I'm looking at playing a $10 Rebuy and a $55 MTT FO this week... probably tomorrow night which will be my last chance at another big score for April. Tonight i will review lastnight's tournaments and watch a few PXF vids.