Oh boy, the sail is set – King’s of Tallinn, here we come!
Less than 14 hours to the departure – hoping we go on an even keel as the Maria storm has hit the coast since the weekend. You can expect the first session report at latest on Thursday noon.
(a week goes by)
It’s been a somewhat frantic three point giddy days, and with frantic I mean I haven’t had the energy nor time to write an update. Short story short, we can jump into the notes of the trip so far.
Ferry trip to Tallinn
Nothing special here, we played Pineapple OFC for 2.5 hours which was the first session for me of that format. The stakes were moderate though and I managed to lose over 100 points in the first 5 hands, and climb out of the whole towards the end.
HH: 3bet when you sense weakness, shutdown to catch the upcoming shove
Table has opened, 5/5 blinds.
Hero BB: Q♣ J♠
CO raises to 15, BTN flats, SB folds, Hero pops it to 80, CO quickly folds, button tanks a bit & calls
Flop: 6♠ 6♣ 5♦
Hero checks, BTN checks
Hero checks, BTN bets 85, Hero calls
Hero checks, BTN bets 400, Hero snap calls rest of stack about 360ish
BTN shows Q♥ T♥, pair of jacks is good for Hero
4bet-shoves of the week, in good and bad
5/5 Blinds, special situation
UTG calls, UTG+1 calls, Hero raises to 65 from SB, folds to UTG+1, UTG+1 shoves 500e, Hero calls
A♣ A♠ vs K♥ K♦
5/5 Blinds, villain is stuck with the 3bet button
Hero raises to 15 from MP, CO 3bets, Hero throws in 400e, CO folds
A♥ J♦ vs XX
5/5 Blinds, villain is stuck with the 3bet button again
Hero raises to 15 from UTG+3, HJ 3bets, Hero throws in 400e, HJ tanks for 2 minutes and folds
J♦ J♣ vs XX
5/5 Blinds, Hero might as well be a fried fish on a frying pan
Hero raises to 15 from UTG, UTG+1 flats, UTG+3 3bets what seems a smallish sizing, Hero spazzes all the chips in middle and gets called
J♣ J♠ vs Q♥ Q♣
5/5 Blinds, Hero goes bull-mode due to capped flat
MP raises to 15, villain with stuck 3bet button 3bets to 60, SB flats, Hero wakes up from the BB and shoves for 500 effective, quick folds to SB who calls within 3 seconds and asks if hero has a good pair 💣
6♣ 5♣ aka nut-connectors vs XX
Beer shove of the week
Floor steps behind the table to make out a ruling in a situation where two goes end-up all-in for +400BB effective each preflop with A♣ 6♣ vs A♥ 5♦.
Floor manages to panic under pressure enough to shove the beer from a side table into Hero’s lap. Hero raises from the chair and goes for a change of clothes.
Character of the week
Character of the week goes to Soldier Fieldcorner, who will be watching you with eye’s sharp as eagles’, mind focused as magnetic needles. Before I go into a boorish rhyming mode, let’s just say that due to his recent operations, Soldier Fieldcorner might be hopping into the stories of our Beast Lifestyle section at some point in the near future, and the format is yet to be decided.
Overall report of the games coming in once the action is over & dust has settled.
For now, peace out!