Monday, February 19, 2007


I would give Rav a better rant but his play was such a pre-school move that it does not even deserve it. I know for a fact and he did not disagree that he made the play just to fuck with me.. so if he wants to be that kind of person then so be it. I am not going to comment on it any more.

Poker is getting depressing. I am thoroughly sick of consistently playing far better than anyone around me and yet losing. It is really incredibly insane. I mean what is the point of poker? I used to think it was a game of skill but it has nothing to do with skill. You can be the best player, outplay everyone around you, embarrass people if they had the sense to be embarrassed and yet what do you have to show for it? Nothing. Loss after loss after loss. Poker is entirely about luck. It has nothing to do with skill, learning, or anything else. I am glad the government finally decided to shut down poker. I hope you all burn in hell.

Ok. I do not hope you all burn in hell.. maybe a few of you.. I mean what a waste of Carmens boobs.. although she might look nice in a Devil tail.. succubus.. mmm.. anyway, I digress..

I am going to stop playing poker for the next nine months or so. So you will probably just get boring posts and crap like that. It is not worth it to play the "Big Game" or the Mook every week. In any single game and especially playing only a game or two a week you have no chance of getting ahead. It will just lead to brilliantly outplaying your opponents and losing. This is the only logical conclusion. So I quit until I can play for real.



Blogger lightning36 said...

See ya at The Mookie!

3:20 PM

Blogger Fuel55 said...

The couch is open.

3:35 PM

Blogger Raveen said...

you know as well as me that you'll be back the tables in a week....and as to messing with you I only did that b/c because well I'd told you in the chatroom that I would do it. 7/10 you would have had 6k in chips and not be depressed about losing that hand.

4:11 PM

Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

unfortunately my 7/10's are like 2/10's.. still a retarded move.

4:16 PM

Blogger TripJax said...

dammit lightning, that is exactly what i was going to write...

5:06 PM

Blogger Iakaris aka I.A.K. said...

lol classic lightning! first out of the gate with the best line...

just something to mull over.

when Rav had me play his seat in the FTOPS earlier in the weak and I busted holding AK with an AKxxx board getting very clever clever and trapping a weak no-fold opponent only to find out I had been coolered preflop, it didn't phase me in the least. fuel's email to me was titled: And I thought I was unlucky!

Stop sweatin the beats dude [reiterated for the millionth time...] you can't control them, even if on some statistical miracle you are actually "unlucky" (whatever the fuck that might mean)...

And lastly,

c y a a t t h e M o o k i e . . .

5:39 PM

Blogger CarmenSinCity said...

awwwww - ur so cute baby :)

9:29 PM

Blogger Mike said...

You know Razz owns your soul and there's not a damn thing you can do about it.

3:58 AM

Blogger Eric a.k.a. Bone Daddy said...

damn it trapjax, that was what I was going to say.

Maybe you can just rail the tables and insult people, all the fun without any cost.

7:35 AM

Blogger HighOnPoker said...

Damn it Eric aka Bone Daddy, that was what I was going to say!

Hey Woffles, do you feel more in control of the fates when you are playing live? If so, make the switch, if possible. It did wonders for me.

If you truly believe that it is a luck game and you cannot get ahead, then quit being so whiny and just quit. In fact, I encourage you to quit, because if you truly believe that it is just luck, then it is just as stupid as playing table games, which are clearly -EV and should only be played for recreation or if you are a sucker.

9:19 AM

Blogger bayne_s said...

Missed you at the MATH last night. As I said in chat box only thing that could have been better about one bad beat was if you were victim. We'll see if VinNay is up tp a Waffles quality rant over.

10:16 AM

Blogger Hammer Player a.k.a Hoyazo said...

Thing is, Waffles, poker is by definition not just a game of luck. Sure luck plays a big part, but in general the mathematical odds will factually bare themselves out over time. You know this is true. You're just going through a bad streak right now, something with which I and I'm sure all the others reading and commenting here are all too familiar with. I personally have been through bad streaks that are probably 5 to 10 times longer and worse than the one you currently appear to be on, and I always have come through them by a constant and driving focus on my game, continuing to make the right decisions, and refinining things where it makes sense to help get myself into even better situations in the future.

Let me make a suggestion to you, something which has worked to at least a limited degree with me over time. If you're having trouble winning your 60-70% shots preflop (like QQ vs. AJ whatadonkeyfuckingcallthatwasbytheway), maybe you can consider doing what I've focused on over the past few months and try to force yourself to wait until the flop is out before you put in all your chips. I still manage to get coolered bigtime on turn and river cards, but it's surely not happening nearly as much as it was when I was using my superior skillz like yours to dupe people into committing it all preflop against me with just their two donkey overcards, lower pocket pairs and such. This way, when you've got the QQ and he has AJ (fuckingdonkeymovebytheway), and the flop comes down with an Ace and he bets into you, you can fold it, still be pissed off but you live to fight another day. Just something to think about.

And, while I think it's one thing for a player on a limited bankroll to play in the Big Game, it's entirely another thing to play in the Mookie or something else with a $10 buyin. Don't even try to tell me you can't drum up 10 bucks to play with your best friends in the whole wide world.

10:50 AM

Blogger pokerpeaker said...

Sorry, you have to play for the rest of our entertainment. That's your purpose in life. You might as well start embracing it.

10:56 AM

Blogger Craig said...

I didn't realize you ever played.

Sometimes, IGGY doesn't show up and he gets really deep in these tourneys. You might want to try that, just sign up for the Mook then go see a movie. Come back, double up a couple times, then you're in the money.

11:19 AM

Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

Hoy while I applaud your advice and I did try to see a flop it did not work out. Rav bets 200, I raise 600, he pushed. I have no idea what the fuck I can do there. Do I fold my clear advantage to his bullshit move? No fucking way. If he called my 600 raise then pushed the flop with his flush draw I would have respected his play a hell of alot more than his donkey pre-flop move but you can not change the nature of a push monkey donkey moron. It is just the way they are built. In my opinion I played the hand perfectly.

12:20 PM

Blogger Hammer Player a.k.a Hoyazo said...

Waffles, fine then about last night. In general though I think my advice can work to some degree to help temper those streaks where your 80/20 preflop allins are only holding up more like 20/80 of the time.

I feel for ya man, you know I do.

2:25 PM

Blogger KajaPoker said...

Half this game is 30% luck. You can play a great hand and still get a donkey call and bust. And obviously you can't only play the hands that have your opponents drawing dead.

It's just a really bad run for a long time. I heard some pro say once that the measure of a true poker player is how long he can withstand the bad runs, not how great he plays his rush.

Take a little break, drop down in buy-ins. Play some donkey freerolls. Then when the bad run is over get back in the action.

Cya at the mook.

2:31 PM

Blogger Irongirl01 said...

AH sweetie.. it will all be better soon..

Hoy has a valid point. This is especially true early on in a deep stack tourney like the Big Game.. Keep the pots small preflop and wait to see the flop. It makes you improve your hand reading skills and Ive found it easier to get away from hands.

But what do I know :)

Still planning on Foxwoods end of March!!

4:22 PM


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