fishsticks, May 11 2007
Live 1/2/5 game, I have $400 on the table and villains cover. It's a $10 straddle and $20 re-straddle situation (lol live games), so an open raise is going to be to at least $50. Action. I have kings, and end up all in against AK and QQ. TIME TO TRIPLE UP MITCH!
Flop: blah blah blah
River: Ace obv
fishsticks, May 09 2007
Played online for a few hours today, and mercifully won a couple hundred. Was down $200 at one point and really had to shake the tilt loose and grind. Good to book a winner - I should probably play more today but to be honest it's good for my psyche right now to get a winner on the books this week.
Mercifully, rakeback should be coming in the next couple days, which will make up for the slow start to the week. Woot.
Gonna catch up on American Idol tonight.
fishsticks, May 09 2007
What a terrible couple days of poker. I just can't get a hand to hold up ever it feels. Poker is such a tricky mistress.
Lost a big pot in live play tonight. I got 400 all in on the flop with top set of tens against an obvious overpair - and of course he spiked the 2 outer and took all my money. It's funny, people there think I'm like, the most laid back guy ever because I don't throw a tantrum about getting 2outer'd for a big stack (in a 1/2 game 400 is obv deepish). I also told the guy on my right I saw his hole cards one hand, and everyone is amazed at my honesty lol. In the poker world, being like, reasonable, makes you some sort of super stand-up guy apparently hehe.
Anyways, I had to grind until 5:30 in the freaking morning at that game to get back, and still ended up leaving slightly down.
At 4:30, this guy started going all in blind for his whole stack every single hand. I'm salivating, and totally ready to call his 150 blind bet with any pair, any ace, any king - and getting pissed that in the course of 7 hands he did this the best I got was 9 high. Also, I was SHOCKED to see people folding ACES like it was there job! The guy was ALL IN BLIND FFS!! One guy folded ATo faceup to the blind push because he "didn't want to risk it". Wow. Next hand a dude put A3s in the much. KJ. A4o. Unbelievable.
Online has been the same shit btw, just running so poorly. Oh wells - that's poker.
Moral of the story is I've made no money this week, but it's also comforting in some weird way to know when things are going like shit I'm still managing to break even.
Gotta get some good sleep in and a good online grind tomorrow afternoon and evening and hopefully get this week off the ground.