Thursday, September 21, 2006

Everyone loves a Rant

Apparently this is my niche in the Bloggerverse. Ranting. Raving. Being insane. I guess I will just embrace it.

Uhm, neglected to mention our relative positions for the KJ vs. QQ (it was SB vs. BB, no? And it's called a semi bluff...ever hear of it?) and my M for the 88 vs. JJ (which was a fraction of everyone else at the table - I believe it was TWO). Both are PRETTY DAMNED IMPORTANT before calling me names, don't you think?

Don't make me out to be a fucking idiot. I'm not.
- MsJoanne

Do not say I never give people a chance to retort. I am not even going to reply to this comment though. It speaks for itself. Like I said in my post I was just venting my frustration. I stand by the general idea of my statements that I think the plays I outlined were HORRIBLE on your part and there were SO MANY more that night. From the responses I have received I would guess most nights. If I can impart one thing it is take a deep look at your game.

Actually this is a pretty good Segue, no not the motor scooter, the writers tool. I joke around alot on this here blog. I strut around and say how good my game is, and I do think it is decent, but behind the scenes I work very hard to improve. I know that I have a long ways to go and that there is ALWAYS something learn. One of the best Poker players I know once said, and I paraphrase cause I am not as smart as he is, "Either your going forward, learning new things, improving your skills, or your falling backwards".

"He who has a hundred miles to walk should reckon ninety as half the journey."
--Japanese Proverb

You really can never stop learning in this game or else you die. I do not think this was the post but what the fuck read "The Path to Poker Mastery" it is pretty good.

Ok enough Poker stuff.. back to Ranting.

The night started out with me screwing around with my crumbs left on Full Tilt. I was not going to play the DADI but I ran my crumbs up to 9$ and then MiamiDonk said the DADI was going to start in 5 minutes. So I say, fuck, I have five minutes to make two dollars. I get dealt AJo, I raise $2 and get two callers, I push the 886 flop and one folds the other calls and flips over AT. I am suddenly playing the DADI.

I was doing well all the way down to 16th place. I was in 4th with about 18 people left when GCox Donked me good! We were in the stud portion of the night and I had AxA. Now in Stud AA is not a great hand. The hand before I let a guy catch a flush on me. However he had a hand you have to see the river with. He started with 4 spades against my pair of aces. I lost less money by checking down to the river against him and calling his final bet in case he was bluffing. I respect that play.

Gary calls my pre-flop completion and two other bets with TJ9T. Um. Yeah. Nice 2 outer on fifth street though. If you caught a Queen you would have Had to have called two more bets with a OESD which would have been expensive. Oh well. I know, I know, "But Sir you could have been bluffing". I have heard it a million times before. Please.. please.. please keep disrespecting me!!!! I actually have the upmost respect for Gary and this just shows WHY I HATE AA in Stud or even two pair. It is WAY too easy to lose with hands like that even though I think he misplayed his hand.

I finally had to push with AKJ and got called to the river and lost to un-improved Queens. Ug. I had so few chips left that the guy could have had any hand and I think he would have been right to call.

I think I am rubbing off on Ick. He is taunting my readers now. Thanks for sticking up for me big boy. Makes me get teary again. Ick is right though James. I enjoy ranting and raving and my readers like it too. Poker and I have a love hate relationship. I have won thousands of dollars playing poker and lost the same amount. All in all after a few years of playing I am up less than 1 weeks pay at my job. (I make decent money, not Dr. Ick money, probably more than intern lawyer Jordon money but he has potential when he makes partner). I like the challenge of the game though. I tend to overreact to alot of things. I think that is what makes it fun to read me. I get excited when I am winning and bummed out when losing and I lay it all out there for everyone. I think it may even help some people. Who knows. Anyways I do hope you keep reading.


Blogger cc said...

Judging from the few posts I've read, I'd guess you're not new at poker, have all the books, and still suck.

9:34 PM

Blogger SoxLover said...

Oh snap.

5:02 AM

Blogger 23skidoo said...

No, its all the luckboxes Craig....get it right!....those stupid lucky bastards that couldn't find their way out of a wet paper bag.

5:19 AM

Blogger Joanne said...

I guess I will also add that I didn't believe you had anything. I have made other bad calls thinking someone was trying to bluff me - and lost alot of chips. Sometimes you win, sometimes not. Sorry I sucked out on you.

I am also sorry you don't like the way I play. I am not going to explain or justify myself or my game. There are reasons (in my mind) for all of what I do...whether they are correct or not, so be it. If they are incorrect, that gives me something to analyze after the fact.

I make alot of final tables, both online and in 3D. I read ALOT, I watch on TV to analyze, not just for enjoyment. And I am ALWAYS analyzing and reanalyzing my plays. Hindsight being what it is makes all dumb ass calls just that. But if we were to sit down and analyze each piece of any hand I am in, I could give you a reason (again solid in my mind) as to why I acted as I did. Whether you think my logic is faulty, that I can't control.

Again, sorry I sucked out on you. I do believe it's gone the other way, too. No?

7:12 AM

Blogger Marxst1 said...

I can never decide what's funnier... the guy who rants, or the people who feel they have to lamely defend themselves from it... you "analyze" on TV... buwahahaha... good show. Reminds me of the time I was teasing my cousin when he was bragging about his poker skill. I said, "Oh, I bet you watch the WSOP... snicker snicker"... and he replied "Man I tivo it." To this day we still mock him. I mean seriously, you analyze from seeing about 1/500th of the hands played... afterall that's what the TV coverage is showing you. Great statement! No wonder you think people are bluffing so much since you have no context around any of the "called" bluffs you see on TV.

Of course, Waffles still sucks... [poke][poke]

8:38 AM

Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

Not against you.. heh. I really like you as a person Joanne and I am sorry if my rant offended you. You can play anyway you want of course. My blog is all about getting it out of my system and sometimes that ruffles some feathers but it makes me feel better. Good luck to you in the future. Just not against me.

8:44 AM

Blogger Iakaris aka I.A.K. said...

Yeah, hanging out with you and D is seriously corrupting me. I have gone from been fairly agreeable to nigh insufferable in about three months.

So, you don't want me alienating your "fan base"? Fair enough.

Olivia, I apologize for making you cry.

It was wrong of me.

9:07 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Waffles, I read because you are my favorite Superdonk. Will you ever figure out you can't JUST complain about bad beats when you lose, but chalk it up to "oh well, it happens" when it's in your favor. You need to look at ALL the situations in poker, just not the ones where "you got screwed". Ever wonder why you can't maintain your bankroll?

9:13 AM

Anonymous PokerBarney said...

Honest bloggers are my favourite. Keep up the rants and raves, and I'm sure the donks will keep up the flames. Bad beats make the poker world go round :)

12:06 PM

Blogger Joanne said...

Marxist, try reading my blog before going off. All things considered, without reading my posts, you sound like a moron specifically for what you said. Good job and way to go! (sweet smile)

Waffles, no worries...I was just hurt. Maybe it's me being oversensitive (gee, me? Really?) And coming from someone I like alot hurt that much more. I vented and am over it. Nothing a good FUCK YOU won't cure, eh? (another sweet smile)

12:23 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Waffles, I read because you are my favorite Superdonk.

Now that's funny even though this anonymous guys nutsack hasn't descended yet.

Can anyone imagine Waffle's blog all tea and crumpets proper? "Well yes I was a 95% favorite going to the turn and this excellent player hit his one outer. Chalk it up to 'oh well, it happens.'

Haaaaa fucking tool.

1:20 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

He refers to you as "Miami Donk" and you defend him? Must be nice to have a bitch like you.

6:45 PM

Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

You just dont get what being a friend really is.. we all can fuck around with each other but in the end it is all just being guys.. I would bend over backwards for any friend of mine who needed me. Period. People who know me get that.

6:52 PM

Blogger Iakaris aka I.A.K. said...

cc mah boy - that was fucking highlarious!

Ya know Waffles, I've given this some thought and the real problem with your anonymous commenters is that they all think you're a lunatic, they all think they're the first to discover this rather self-evident truth, and they all are deluded enough to think they can solve the problem once and for all by simply pointing it out to you.

With that much stupidity all concentrated at one blog, how the fuck are we to sort out which demented commenter is James?

Who, by the way, should Fuck Off.

Okay, THAT was the last one. For Real.

9:50 PM

Anonymous louddownunder said...

"I really like you as a person Joanne and I am sorry if my rant offended you."

Oh god, forget his criticism of your play Joanne, now I would be EXTREMELY worried, Waffles only gets this polite when he really can't stand somebody.

Personally, I'm thrilled to be called a LuckBox Wannabe-Aussie Witch who turns into a Yapping Poodle around the SuperModel. At least i know he respects me.

1:38 PM

Blogger Drizztdj said...

Waffles should have been playing Chinese poker at the Boathouse :|

5:41 AM

Blogger HighOnPoker said...

Even though it need not be said, I would like to add that I have played with Joanne a couple of times, and I was really impressed by her play. In one of them, she busted me. In the other, she went fairly deep and most of the time, we were chatting. The girl has the right attitude and mind for poker.

And Waffles, lemme ask you this: Does it bother you that you are only up so little over so much time? I'm not knocking you or your play. In fact, I feel like you and I are sorta at the same point in our games, although we are on different paths (yours involving a tad more variance, even compared to my silly amount of variance). Its just, I know that it gets me down at times, and I can only imagine how you react.

the Dr. Phil of Poker Bloggers

3:26 PM


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