Sunday, August 15, 2004

Poker Gods Revenge

This is the Poker Gods Revenge post, or tribute to vanburenUCB. Now those of you who read my posts often will remember I was trying to get into a 25K tourney. I was dealt AA and got sucked out by a flush draw even though I bet HEAVY into the hand before he made the draw. I was kind of pissed about this. Ok fast forward to earlier this afternoon. I am watching the kids and playing some 25NL. I have mixed feelings about 25NL. It is probably because I am not very good at it. If I have patience I do well, if not I will call alot of potential bluff hands and lose. For me it is more a game of luck. VanburenUCB is to the right of me. I beleive he raised the pot slightly and I call him with J-10 soooted. I do tend to be a bit of a flush runner. The flop is all rags, BUT two diamonds. I check. VanburenUCB makes the correct move and bets $5. I think a while and call. I was up a little and wanted to see another card. Next card is a rag. VanburenUCB KNOWS I am on a flush draw and wants to knock me out. He bets $10 on the hand. Now I think really hard. I say to myself "This is a horrible call but I am going to make it.". Bam Baby! Diamond on the river and flush running river rat Sir beats .. you guessed it .. AA! Poker is weird. I was beat on AA with a Diamond flush draw a few days ago, and I beat someone with the exact same draw today. I appologized to VanburenUCB. Several times. At the time (I think) he was so mad at me he did not say a word. Either that or he was stunned by my bad play since he reads my blog. At least he was still up. Later in the night he caught me playing a little more solid on a .50/1 table and told me I owed him his own post. I agree.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


Sorry, but you actually called my $3 preflop raise with the 8-3 of diamonds. Not J10.

7:34 PM

Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

Author retains the right to remember differently because of faulty memory or to move the story along. heh. I said I was sorry!

7:45 PM

Blogger Roberto Roundtree Rogelio said...



That's an embarassing showdown...

10:14 AM

Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

I know.. beleive me.. At least I am man enough to share!

10:26 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw the hand history from Party Poker. it was 8-3 diamonds.

Poker Karma says that if your gonna talk about a bad beat given or gotten, don't embelish the hand. You'll never learn from it.

12:05 PM

Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

I was mistaken on the high card of the hand. I appologize again! heh. I do not take notes on my hands and my feeble mind sometimes forgets things. So for the records it was 8-3 and no jacks were involved.

1:20 PM

Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

As far as learning something from this hand, it is not really possible. I knew it was a bad move before the flop, on the turn, and on the river. Only good move I made was putting my last .40 in when I made the flush. I said immediatly that it was the wrong move and I suck. I think sometimes I get angry and impatient with NL and make stupid moves like that one. Other times I am very patient. Not much more to say.

1:28 PM

Anonymous 1337 said...

Why would he be mad at you? I love fish that play like you.

4:28 AM


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