Et Tu IamHoff?
I played a cash table while hanging out at the WWDN. It was a fun one. I was up fifty bucks at one time and cashed out with a modest 25$ double up. I told the stupid players on the table "We should all fold every hand so we get more hands in and possibly hit the 5K bonus Stars is offering at milestone hands". I got blank stares from the fishies. There is a reason they do not make any money.
I got NAILED in the WWDN by the Donkey Playing Iamhoff Hammer! Hmm.. The spell checker says IAMHOFF=AMOEBA. Pretty close. heh. Just kidding man! I think, unlike some others, that you should be HONORED to be taken out by the Hammer in anything with the name Blogger associated to it. He did me good too. I hit TPTK on the turn and he rivered his third 2! BOOYAH! Nice Job Hoff! Hope you know I was just screwing with ya when you knocked me out!
So I played a 55/SNG. I took 4th. That sucked. I was in position to win it all and two hands later I am out. First hand was A4 vs JT. Straight. I then have A4 HU and AK calls my all in push. BB vs SB. Oooops. Oh well. I should have taken it easier. However once I lost to JT I was dooomed and had to make some chips. Just bad timing.
I then played some cash games. The first one I hit a set that turns a boat. 93o goes all in, I cold call, 99 cold calls. Turn makes my boat so what do you do with smart 100/NL players? PUSH of course. They never believe you have a hand when you do that. So 99 calls me and I bust two guys in one hand. Cash out of that table up $64. Hit a couple of 50/NL tables. I make another twenty and call it a night. A lot of fun. I think I need to play NL/HE ring games more often.
Just to stir up some more controversy. One of my biggest winning hands tonight was things like 52h to a pre-flop raise. He had Aces and could not lay down even though three hearts were on the board on the flop. I raised all in on the flop. Did I play incorrectly because I called off 1.50 with over fifty dollars in implied money? You decide.
Ok.. I got nothing more. I really feel like I am thinking in new directions in my poker life. Fluxer is probably the most polar opposite of my style there could be. I am not sure I could play exactly like him. I do however think that my play is benefiting from experiencing different methods of playing the game. I will find my own path and grow as a poker player this way. Some smart blogger once said Stasis = Death. It has been a while since I have grown. It feels good.