Wednesday, December 07, 2005

It's Hard Being This Good

Well, I have had it for a bit with Poker. I am going to enjoy a little Poker/Blogging vacation. Only for about a week my dear readers, so you can come read about my pain back around the 15th. I just need a break. I actually will be playing in the Titan Poker 3K Freeroll this weekend, because it is free, but I will not Blog about it unless I take first place.

Drizz asked if I would have been upset if the other guy had turned over Q9 in my hand yesterday. The simple answer is: Nope. The problem with me is I am so good. I am almost NEVER wrong about my reads. It is almost psychic. I do make mistakes and read hands wrong like everyone else. However I would say about 95% of the time I put my money in the middle I have the best hand. The other 4% my opponent has a 5-7% advantage. The last 1% is when I like to bet into Full Houses and Quads. It is a hobby. Everyone has to have one. If you think I am exaggerating just ask Trauma or Veneno, they have seen it up close and personal. Ok, maybe I am exaggerating a tiny bit but not by that much.

It just seems like every time I have the edge I get beat. I am not even getting beat by good draws. Usually someone hits between a 1 and 3 outer on me to win. Sometimes I wish I sucked at Poker. If I was a donkey and was behind every time I put money in the middle it might be easier to take. I have been considering a frontal lobotomy in order to even the playing field but I have not made enough playing poker to justify this.

If you do not understand what I am saying then you’re just not good enough. When you reach my level you will understand. Some day I will reach the next level of Poker.

Level 1: You see what you have and think you have a chance to win with those Aces
Level 2: You see what you have and you know what your opponent has so you think you have a chance to win with that set.
Level 3: You see what you have and you know there is no way the online poker site will let you win with that so you push anyways.
Level 4: You see what you have and you know what your opponent has but you KNOW the online poker site will torture you with a cruel suckout but you push anyways.
Level 5: You know what you have, and you know your opponent has you beat, but you KNOW the site will for sure let you hit your one out because your opponent is on level 4 or below so you push.
Level 6: You just fold every hand except 72o because you ABSOLUTLY know that is the only winning hand in online Poker.

I shall return soon. Until then Via con Dios, mi amigo’s.


Blogger TraumaPoker said...

I would say 95% is a little stretch but I do you see you get your money in with the best of it a lot. You didn’t leave any room in your 100% for the amount of time you get your money in on a coin flip and lose. You probably lose a good 65% of your coin flips, which is hard to do! Sometimes all you need is a little break from poker to get your body and mind back into it. While we differ on some areas of MTT strategy, it is always fun you have you on chat and bounce ideas back and forth on whatever tournament situation we find ourselves in.

2:44 PM

Blogger Veneno said...

You do seem to get more than your fair share of bad beats. But you also bounce back better than most.

Vacation from Poker/blogging?

9:37 PM

Blogger Drizztdj said...

Humility is a wonderful thing.

5:26 AM

Blogger TripJax said...

I'm at level 10:

Hard Core Booze

6:36 AM

Blogger fairnbalncd said...

Fourth paragraph down.

That's gold Jerry!

7:57 AM

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12:53 PM

Blogger chipper said...

You're not still upset that I had those pocket 10's and knocked you out in the $1 MTT are ya?

Well if you need time off, ya - we all do from time to time. It gets to ya and makes you play off your 'A' game.

10:24 AM


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