This is online at Bovada, and it is the weekend High Roller 250k guaranteed. Buy in was $470+30, start with 10,000 in chips. I like to play these high roller tournaments because they pay far less places than their main event and placing anywhere in the money is a true double up.
With that being said, we are 8 players from the money and people are wasting their time banks to get to the money. I was top 30 in money but started capitalizing on the passive play and was up to the 4th largest stack at 945k. The guy directly to my left just knocked a guy out and just passed me for the big stack at the table just before the break.
Coming out of the break there are 8 players left until the money, and I get A♤A♡ in my BB. UTG, the new big stack, just shoves All-in. Every hand up to this point almost every player tanks away their time to act plus some of their time bank, but on this hand it folds to the LJ who tanks all of his time away and calls. Then it folds to me and I snap call.
He has K♧K◇.
Flop is J♤ 8♤ 4♤. All good. Turn is Q◇. River is K♡.
Yep he hit the old one outer. So as the hand ends the screen comes up with a message to wait for results from other tables because there are 82 players remaining (81) get paid.
Then the tables get combined and I get a message that I finished in 82nd place. There are now 79 players remaining. I'm not sure how I got 82 and the other 2 dudes got paid during hand for hand, but anyway I should have wasted my entire time bank and time to act because I still had my full 90 second TB and 30 to act. Those 2 mins probably get me paid.
I am never going to fold AA preflop in any spot and that double up would have put me clear in the chip lead and an almost guaranteed final table. My question is, knowing it would be 2 hands max before the money am I supposed to walk outside and smoke or something and just miss a couple of hands and guarantee this doesn't happen or what? I could have folded but if he didn't hit a miracle then I'd be pissed and it would affect my play.
Any thoughts on this?