Toothless in Seatle
Not too much going on. I totally donkeyed out of the Mookie. I had pocket 9's and someone had raised pre-flop. The conversation on the flop of all small cards went something like this:
I raised 500. "Sir, Do you have a better hand than 99?"
He re-raises me all in "Why yes sir, I do".
I call, "Oh, ok, here, have the rest of my chips"
Listen to the conversation at the table people. It means something.
Reading Zen and the Art of poker. I got it for free. A blogger sent it to me and even paid the shipping! Random quotes from it will be coming:
Most of the trouble in poker occurs through our love affair with the "now" -- with impatience, with trying to hurry up the game. Players want to win now, today. Results must happen now, in this hand, the one right in front of us.
I full agree with this. Especially when I lost my 3K bankroll and went on a year long crazy man escapade. I wanted to make all that money back immediatly. It does not really happen that way kids. I also got into trouble because I wanted to win every night. So I would go up levels and try and keep myself ahead.
I had a decent night after the Mook. I tried the 10$ MTT and busted out. I had four people all in and the K high flush draw. I figured that if I won that one hand I would be set. There were only 300 peeps left. Around 10K in the pot. I had already bluffed into the pot also. So I called with my remaining 1800 or so and blinds at 75-150 and took my shot. The flush and/or the K never came. Someone else had limped with KK so that out was pretty dead. Although that person was the short stack and a K would have given me another two players chips. Nobody else had any flush cards. I like taking the opportunity there. I may have folded if I had not bluffed into the pot already. Like I said if I hit a heart I am golden. So I have no problem with that play.
I sat down at a .50/1 LHE table with Drewspop and Mookie. I was basically trying to clear my remaining 39 points to become silver. Just goofing around after a nice night at 3/6.
Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you about that one, I had K3h and was facing a raise. Three guys had limped in already and on this table I knew they were all going to call. I also felt intuitively that I was going to make some money in this hand. So I call the raise. All the people after me do so also. The flop comes K3. One heart. ZANG! I cold call and I beleive one guy drops out. The turn is another heart. So I raise the inital betttor. He makes it three bets and I cap. I think we lose all of our friends here except one. The river comes a sweet ass Ace of hearts giving me the nutz. He bets and I raise, he calls, our third buddy stays in with us too. The initial raiser Flips over AA. I take a nice $78 pot and call it a night.
Anyhow.. back to cooling off at the .50/1 table. I have AQs with a few limpers before me so I raise it on up. It is not my fault these turkeys do not know how to fold. I get five or six callers pre-flop. LOVE IT! The flop comes 456 none of my suit. I insta-fold. The guy Baum then starts laying into me about raising pre-flop and folding to a bet post flop. If I know anything it is when to give it up. Best case I am drawing to six outs, worse case I am drawing dead to the straight. No reason to continue here. We mix it up a little. I think my favorite line was:
Sir: How did you afford that truck? Did you spend the dollars the tooth fairy gave you for your last two teeth?
It was a fun table. I ended up leaving down a buyin due to cards not hitting. No big deal. I also have not reached Silver yet. I am so curious what SUPERNOVA gets. It does not say on the Pokerstars website. Nerd? See you all tonight!