Monday, October 22, 2007


I am fucking so sick of poker. It really is pissing me off. A combination of semi-bad plays and just horrible luck has been fucking me up lately. First I start the weekend off with an UNBELIEVABLE run of two outers. I will note just two of 6 of the types of hands I had in a span of an hour.

I was playing a token frenzy or some such crap and I get all my chips in with JJ vs TT and a ten spikes the river.. I am playing against CoxLover one of my favorite Nemesis's and I outflop his jacks with my Ace.. and he turns a set. Now I do not blame him at all for turning the set. I did not try and push him out of the hand. I knew for a fact he did not have an ace. So I make a bad play and get myself stacked. I really should have re-evaluated when he suddenly showed strength.

One annoying comment though.. He was like "You did not push me out of the hand".. Yes, you are right Cox. Let us evaluate pussy poker vs good poker. You have a guy at 8% to win a hand.. you A. Push him out of the pot because you are a fucking pussy and do not want to make any money, B. Suck it up an accept it when he makes his fucking miracle card on the turn. I do not mind a bit slow playing him there. I do not fault his play at all. I just think if you are sure your opponent has a pair and you have out flopped him let him pay you off. You can continue being a pussy and making no money for your hand. It is fine. My only regret again on my play in that particular hand was not reassessing on the turn and letting my hand go.

I decided to play a MTT and be exceptionally aggressive.. I call this the LJ style.. although the way I played is not exactly like her. So I am rolling along doing well and I raise 96s.. The flop comes 6xx with no big cards.. and so I jam all in. This is the LJ factor. Of course you have to have the L-lucksack for this to work.. and a guy calls me with Q2o.. no pair.. no draw... Q fucking 2.. Queen on the river and I am down some chips..

So I decide to LJayy it up again and I jam A7o from early position and when I get called I am like "FAWK! I am dead!".. of course I get called by A4... and yes a fucking four does fall on the flop. Fucking cocksucking game. I swear I do not want to be lucky. I just want the odds to be the same as other people which clearly they are not.

I seriously donked out on the Big Game. One hand that seemed to be misplayed was a bluffing hand.. but the more I think about it the more I think I played it alright. The flop comes 79T or some such crap with two flush cards. I have a draw but sense weakness in my opponent. So I fire all three bullets since the flush does not hit on the river. It turns out he made trip 7's on the river. Here is the deal though. If he does not hit that third seven I doubt he calls my river bet. He was basically drawing to a flush.. where I put him on a draw and tried to push him out.. I am alright with that play.

So then I decide to throw my last $55 onto a SNG. I am rolling with six left. First in chips.. I make a risky call but based on my read of my opponent a good one.. I call his all in with AQo for 1/3 my stack... I had seen him jam worse before and I am ECSTATIC when he turns over KQ.. Queen on the flop.. King on the turn.. and I am down a third of my stack. I would have been a HUGE chip leader with six left if my "dominating" hand held up.

I mean what the fuck? How many fucking 70-90% favorite hands am I supposed to lose? Apparently 90% favorite means 50% for me. Fucking so sick of poker. It is just a total game of luck. Might as well throw a fucking coin in the air and call heads or tails for what difference outplaying people makes. Sometime this game just sucks.


Blogger lj said...

i think you're going to have to re-evaluate what "ljayy it up" means, b/c i do not shove w/ top pair 9 kicker, nor with A7. also, i think you are confusing me w/ bayne. he is the luckbox.

11:21 AM

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

All good points, LJ.

A-men Waffles! It is hard being so great at poker isn't it? Now how the hike can some people rely on poker for their sole incomes?!! That will never cease to amaze me.

11:47 AM

Blogger Luckbox said...

bayne may be *a* luckbox, but if you're talking about *The* Luckbox, well... that's me ;-)

Being lucky in poker is fun. I'd hate to think how much I'd detest poker if I was as unlucky as Waffles.

11:50 AM

Blogger ScurvyDog said...

I'm confused.

If it's all a total game of luck and winning is just a matter of flipping coins well -- and you're a lifetime winner -- does that mean you're just really good at flipping coins, and not so good at this poker thing?

*scratches head*

11:56 AM

Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

Some people are inherently lucky.

12:13 PM

Blogger ckbluffer said...

So, Waffles, since you are a Red Sox fan too, does that make you a CoxLover?

12:14 PM

Blogger WipeMeDown(TraumaPoker) said...

I learned all my bankroll management skills from SIRF. Rock on.

1:38 PM

Blogger KajaPoker said...

i am testing out a new poker site that has a special RNG function that eliminates 2 outers. If you have JJ vs TT then the other two tens are taken out of the deck. This still leaves you open to getting four flushed, facing a straight or at worst a chop. I think it's going to be my new favorite site to play. It's called:

2:12 PM

Blogger The Wife said...

Thanks for the panty comment . . . underwear is a big rip off. Especially for adult women. It should still be $5 a pack for the 4 pack like when we were kids - and those at least had cartoons!

Sorry you had a bad run, man. I'm WAY more conservative a player than you, but it bites when people will play the luck card for no good reason. If I'm betting, I usually have something big - but there is always some moron who thinks their pair of 3s might hold up and 4-flushes me on the river or something.

Odds are at some point you have to be that guy in the 20% too, sometimes. Hang in there.

The Wife

2:27 PM

Blogger bayne_s said...

Boo Fucking Hoo.

How many times in the last week alone did you celebrate taking a pot as a 1:4 dog against me?

I missed my prediction by 4 days but we'll see you the 15th of November.

5:05 PM


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