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April 17, 2005

Need to work on my stamina

I played in a rebuy event last night that started later than normal... about 7:30. It had 50 Minute levels throughout the first three levels where there were unlimited rebuys. This took forever!

Once the rebuy period was over, and the REAL tournament started, people generally tightened up quite a bit.

I was in decent chip position ( about average ) and playing tight. When the blinds got up and an ante was introduced, I was getting down around 3500. Fortunately I got pocket 10's and the big stack called my all in with AQs, and my 10's held when I caught a set. A couple hands later I caught Pocket Aces, and found my stack up over 8000, so I was pretty comfortable for the time being.

I was having one of those nights, where I could not flop anything that helped my hole cards, and started dwindling my stack away, and with the blinds at 400/800 and a 75 ante, I moved all in with QJo, from the blind, when someone looked to be making a move to steal them. Unfortunately, that move was made with Pocket Aces, and I found myself out of the tournament at 14th.

I would never play a hand like that under normal circumstances, and I really was not in THAT bad of shape. I had 4400 left if I just gave up my blind, and could have easily gone on for at least another couple of rounds, hoping to catch a hand.

The problem? It was 4AM and we'd been at it since 6PM the previous day, and I was tired. Not sure what the answer is, but it's a definate stamina problem for me at that hour, and one I have to work through, or face similar results down the road

Posted by fatbill at April 17, 2005 11:52 AM


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