Well I had a great night tonight. So I decide to get some MTT experience. I play the el cheapo freeroll. I have a ton of chips and my KK is bet all in by QJ on a Qxx flop, he has me covered, and spikes a Q on the river. That sucks. I am happy that I got to 120th place this time. I am getting better.
So while all this is going on I decide to sit down with the Film Geek
. In addition the man from Poker Medicine
was sandwiched between us. Geek was sweating me in the MTT and helped a lot. So I decide to go play some 25/NL with him. We end up head to head with this hand:
***** Hand History for Game 1897084495 *****
$25 NL Hold'em - Friday, April 15, 01:29:24 EDT 2005
Table Table 37600 (Real Money)
Seat 8 is the button
Total number of players : 9
Seat 3: MikeD006 ( $47.7 )
Seat 6: Poker Medicine ( $31.25 )
Seat 7: Geek ( $36.9 )
Seat 4: FWALGMan ( $55.05 )
bosco posts small blind [$0.1].
tjesser posts big blind [$0.25].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to FWALGMan [ Kc Ad ]
Pablo_Shiraz calls [$0.25].
FWALGMan raises [$1].
Poker Medicine folds.
Geek raises [$3].
Pablo_Shiraz calls [$2.75].
ajrand has joined the table.
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FWALGMan calls [$2].
So far so good. He raised a bit. I guess I am so used to 100/NL that this did not seem like a big raise to me. Ha! Hey, when your down in the 25/NL pit playing with people it gets really hard to take some thing seriously.
** Dealing Flop ** [ 8c, Qc, Jd ]
Geek bets [$9].
FWALGMan calls [$9].
Now here is where I paused for a second. I had Geek on one AIM and Poker Medicine on the other.
[01:30] FWA LGman: watch me suckout on jedi
[01:30] PokerMedicine: lol
[01:31] PokerMedicine: oh god
Little did I know how true these words would ring..
** Dealing Turn ** [ 5c ]
Geek is all-In.
FWALGMan: i gotta call ya
FWALGMan calls [$24.9].
So my hand has improved from a straight draw to a straight and flush draw. I know. I have no odds. I suck. I just did not feel like laying down this hand to a measly $24.90 bet. It is so hard to adjust to playing lower limits. I think some of you who used to come down to the 25/NL game (Otis, Iggy?) might get a little loose sometimes? Ok, maybe it is just me. So basically I have 12 outs. I got 8 flush outs and 4 tens. The flush is not the nut flush. So I call.. and I bet Sean can tell ya what happened next!
** Dealing River ** [ 3c ]
FWALGMan shows [ Kc, Ad ] a flush, king high.
JediMyndTrik shows [ Jh, Js ] three of a kind, jacks.
FWALGMan wins $74.15 from the main pot with a flush, king high.
Jedi was wicked mad at me! I have never seen him so mad:
[01:31] FWA LGman: sorry man
[01:31] Geek: you MOTHER FUCKER
[01:31] FWA LGman: I had a straight and flush draw
[01:31] Geek: GOD FUCKING DAMMIT
[01:31] FWA LGman: I couldnt fold it
[01:32] Geek: you so did *not* have odds there
[01:32] FWA LGman: I know
So I felt kinda bad about coming into the Geeks house and taking his money. So I worked out a deal. I gave him back 25, and since Party only lets you transfer 50 at a time I sponsored him in a freeroll. Now I have seen him play and I think I have a great shot at making some money that means something. He is an EXCELLENT tourney player.
Now I am going to do one last thing to justify my call there. Besides that fact that I did not think he had trips. The table chat afterwards: Priceless!
MikeD006: What a fucking suckout
Tjesser: How the frig is that a nice hand!
Tjesser: I mean how the frig is that a nice hand!To myself: Well it won didn’t it?
Ajrand: That’s what I want to know
Ajrand: That was a horrible hand
Ajrand: Jedi Man shoulda kicked his assTo myself: Thank GOD we are not playing live!
Pablo_Shiraz: sorry, I saw the flushTo myself: No, you’re a chaser to you loser! That’s why you think it is a good hand!
FWALGMan: I had the straight and flush draw I felt I needed to call it.
Pablo_Shiraz: absolutely!To myself: See, I told you about Pablo!
FWALGMan: It was loose but not that bad.To myself: Ok, I am trying to justify sucking out on the Geek. Ha! Let’s see if we can stoke the table some more!
Ajrand: You are kidding, right?
Tjesser: That’s not even f*ing close to pot odds.To myself: Well its only off by 1 or 2, maybe 3.
FWALGMan: Yeah, I know.
Tjesser: At least don’t claim it was a good hand.
Geek: *goes to FWALG’s house*
Geek: *sets it on fire*To myself: That’s a little extreme. It would cost you more than $34 in plane fare!
Tjesser (After a suckout): Mine was loose, yours was damn near retarded.
FWALGMan: Mine was retarded?
FWALGMan: Boy I must be dumb
Tjesser: Definitly. I will check the history and get the odds.
Geek: Tjesser, trust me
Tjesser: They were really bad.
Geek: He didn’t have odds.To myself: Maybe not pot odds, but I had some kinda odds, I won didn’t I?
MikeD006: you guys are way rightTo myself: Ok, so now all the fucking genus’s (geek not included) playing the high stakes world of 25/NL are ganging up on me. Ha! Why don’t you stroke each other off while you are at it.
MikeD006: Jedi played it right, and had him dominated, he made the bad call and made the runner-runner.
MikeD006: All Luck
MikeD006: No Odds
FWALGMan: I did not get a runner-runner when all the money was in. To myself: Pay attention idiot. I did have the straight draw. No odds. No right to call, but at least I had a shot when all the money went in. If I called 34 bucks on the flop I would have been really drawing dead.
At this point Poker Medicine has to stoke the table up again!
Poker Medicine: That’s true!
Geek: But you called a pot sized bet with only a gut shotTo myself: Stop confounding me with facts.
FWALGMan: Yeah, that was fun!
Poker Medicine: I think he played it perfectly.
Tjesser: You had roughly 11 outs. So on the turn you needed to have 4:1 on your bet. So you did not even have close to pot odds.
FWALGMan: I feel so foolish now.
Anyway, this went on for a while. It was quite amusing. Ask anyone, I like to be the center of attention. The final insult to geek came when he raised pre-flop with the hammer. We had made up by now.:
FWALGMan: Your complaining about my play calling that crap!
Geek: I would not have called it to the river!
FWALGMan: I think you would have with your puny hammer!
Heh. That was for the benefit of the table coaches. The hammer rocks. Anyway it has been a fun filled night. Excellent play on 100/NL and 200/NL tables netted me over $160 and I even broke even at the 25/NL after sending geek the fifty. So if he can score in the tourney then it will have been a night well worth it!
*** UPDATE: The geek placed in the first tourney. I am going to let it ride since I am a gambler. I will keep you posted as to how my 33 bucks is doing now. Italics courtesy of the letter T and the Blogger April!