Thursday, July 14, 2016

Nothing too Exciting

Nothing really exciting happening on the tables. Planning on getting the book suggested. Have not done so yet.

Last session I basically was down $3 till the last round. I always set a cutoff time of 10:00 so I can get to bed at a decent time. So I was on my final pass. I look down and have 77.. Someone raises and the flop comes 3 clubs with a 7. I pop it for 5 bucks just to end the hand basically. I get called 2 ways. Turn is a red 4. First position check, I check, last position check. River 4. First position bets 10, I raise to 20, then the last position jams.. First position folds, I instacall.. and my runner-runner boat beats the river Ace high flush. I ended the session up $140.

My hardest thing as always is seeing like people make $600-$1k at a 1/2 table.. and me just eeking out my small wins.. occasionally I get the $600 win.. I know realistic poker is small wins small loses.. and growth over time.. Not my specialty .. Every game I seem to lose around $100.. make a comeback.. and then either end up down a little or up a little..

This game was kind of good for me. It started out with my worse style: super aggro.. and I kept pretty even.. got down like $100 from a few overcalls maybe.. some AK missing.. and then having to fold to a flop bet.. and then got even and finally the table slowed down a lot and I made a good profit. It does get a little frustrating when your week looks like - -$85, -$42, +$142.. anyways getting used to the slower pace of poker live.. only playing Wednesdays..Running at a solid 2.6BB/hr.. sooooo I guess I have nothing to complain about but it sure looks like I do...

Hell maybe I will come back here next week and tell you I won the ATV from the Quads for a Quad contest I got a free entry to a couple weeks back. Poker and life are funny that way,

Friday, July 01, 2016

Pokering With The Drunks

Had a fun day at Mohegan and put together another nice win. It was a good win as I was down the first half of the session by $90.. and just hung in there. I was having fun chatting with another Red Sox fan and the table was good and social. At the beginning I made a few minor mistakes.. Letting myself get check raised on the river when the better move would have been checking behind. Small things like that. I got a few pairs and nothing hit. So I kind of lost money in the grind.

The second half the deck kind of smacked me in the face. A drunk guy joined the table and I was having fun with him. He was nuts. He could not stack his chips. He kept saying "You dun did that!" at people and "You dun did it now!".. and I would should back at him "He done did dat!".. Was hilarious and friendly drunk. I made a bunch of money off him. Made money from hitting quad 2's. First quads I have seen since I started playing this year. I also hit a straight flush with one card.. but that would not count for the HH.

I made some mistakes and got a little unlucky or else I would be leaving with $1,000 instead of like $240. I also took it easy on the drunk.. I was just enjoying his company and did not wan't to bust him yet.

The two biggest changes of fortune in the night were a hand where I had TT. The board ended  J3324. On the river drunk dude led out with $100 after checking the turn. I asked him if he was bluffing me. He turned away and would not look at me. I felt like he was TOTALLY bluffing me.. but I ended up folding. The pot was worth $300 or so... and I feel like I made a bad fold. The guy after me only had $40 left and he called winning the pot with 55. Curse you Fuel!

The other big thing I lost was when my quad 2's did not make the HH. I held the spot for like an hour but then got beat by quad 5's. I had no control over that and figured quad 2's was too weak to hold up.

I feel kind of bad that I left like $700 on the table between those two things.. But I am happy to put together a couple of nice wins.

Kids are off at camp. Life is hot and slow right now. Not too bad though.