Playing with women (or how I bubbled in a WSOP Ladies Event Sattelite)

I still have some funds on Absolute Poker left from the PSO Blogger Freeroll winnings, so last night I decided at the last minute to use some of it for a satellite to the WSOP Ladies Event qualifier.

It was a pretty light playing field for $10 - there were only 14 other takers beside myself. So with that number of players the top three would get the qualifier entry, fourth would get $27. My first table started with only 7 players - fabulous! I love playing short handed!

I played a slow tight selectively aggressive style, and stayed third/fourth pretty much throughout the first hour. 5 of the 15 were knocked out in the first twenty minutes, two of them by me (w00t!).

Now, I do think my game has improved over the last 5-6 months, but it wasn't until last night that I really knew it. Most of these women were awful. Even I could see how fishie they were. Unpredictable (which is a good thing, really) but loosie goosie. Only two others in the game were reasonably tight and I'd say that over half of every table were calling stations...."oooooo Ace 2 offsuited, what a great hand". And some of them did quite well by being calling stations; there was one player who's luckbox abilities rivaled CJ's!

It took very little time to get to 5 players. I was in third place, when I was dealt a s00ted big slick on the button. A few folded, a few called, I bet 4xBB, or $400. SB folds, BB calls (no surprise, she's one of the worst calling stations) and the rest fold. Flop comes Ace, 4, Q rainbow, BB checks and I go all in because she has never called an all in, and there is no way I want Ms. Luckbox to catch anything. She calls. Hmmmmmmm.

Now she has me outchipped by only a little, so if she's made a set, I'm out. No. It's pocket tens = no set. And yet even though I've got her, I get that sinking feeling in the pit of stomach and the little voice in my head that says Kat, no way are you going to win this hand.

Turn is a half is hoping while the other half of me is still sure that the poker gods are going to seriously slap me down here. And yes. There was a 10 on the river. How did I know? And why could I not "know" it before I pushed all in??

So while I bubbled, I wasn't really all that upset. Yeah, who am I kidding - the air was blue around me from the language spewing out of my mouth as I looked at my screen in disbelief. But it faded quickly. Because I realized that I played it right, with what I know about poker right now. And that I knew a little bit more than I thought, thanks to the direct (and indirect) coaching of the girlie chat thing folks that I see regularly.

You guys rock.

2 Responses to “Playing with women (or how I bubbled in a WSOP Ladies Event Sattelite)”

  1. # Blogger Garthmeister J.

    Sorry about the bubble, but nice work anyway Kat!  

  2. # Blogger CarmenSinCity

    That really sucks! My stomach sank as I was reading your post. You'll get em next time :)  

Post a Comment


    My Photo    A Kat,
       her attitude, & her
       in poker and life.

    View my complete profile


    Click here for missives from the blogger pantheon.


Find the US friendly poker rooms or the new PokerStars marketing code. Read the new Bodog poker review or find some new Carbon Poker bonus info. Online Poker Room Reviews.

Looking for UK online casino websites? OPA is your destination. OPA is especially great for online baccarat aficionados who wish to learn how to play Baccarat and any other online casino games.

Who will go for Geld gewinnen with the poker bot and get the online casino bonus?
Go here for online Poker with the best poker bot

Play Poker Online
Online Poker at Full Tilt Poker
Play poker at the fastest growing online poker room

? Lernen Sie alles ├╝ber Pokern. Spielen Sie auf Everest Poker und auf Full Tilt Poker. Hier gibt es die besten Poker Bonus Codes. ?

Earn more money on online poker through rakeback. Get the best rakeback deals through Rakeback Lovers. Meet new friends in our poker community and earn money!

Want to advertise? Email me.


Powered by Blogger

Blog Directory - Blogged

© 2007 Katitude
No part of the content or the blog may be reproduced without prior written permission.

website stats