So its been a long night. Had fun chatting with Gordo. He rocks. I won and sold another entry to the Sunday 1M. I think this is my third. So not bad. Gets the Stars bankroll up over 600. I stayed even on FT tonight. I lost a HU because of a bad connection. I won a HU. I played a PLO8 game and made two bad calls. Dummy. So I got fed up and pushed when I knew I had no chance in hell of winning and got ready for bed.
Fluxer had the night off so I played a little without him. He would be so proud:
PokerStars Game #5104444214: Hold'em No Limit ($0.50/$1.00) - 2006/05/30 - 22:21:59 (ET)
Table 'Kresak' 9-max Seat #3 is the button
Seat 1: sublimenym ($174.35 in chips)
Seat 2: SirFWALGMan ($84.80 in chips)
Seat 3: Majin Legacy ($128.10 in chips)
Seat 4: BankItDrew ($102.40 in chips)
Seat 5: kaje17 ($97.50 in chips)
Seat 6: GiftedPlayer ($57.10 in chips)
Seat 7: streetclass ($144.60 in chips)
Seat 8: JohnFa ($106.90 in chips)
Seat 9: snakeeyes52 ($21.15 in chips)
BankItDrew: posts small blind $0.50
kaje17: posts big blind $1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to SirFWALGMan [5d 2c]
GiftedPlayer: calls $1
JohnFa: raises $2 to $3
snakeeyes52: calls $3
SirFWALGMan: calls $3
Ok. We like Multi-way pots. Three bucks is not bad. So why not.
Majin Legacy: folds
BankItDrew: raises $5 to $8
Oops you bastard!
JohnFa: calls $5
snakeeyes52: calls $5
SirFWALGMan: calls $5
I am getting like 4-1 on my call here so why not see a flop? I have no problem here since I am last to act and know it will only cost me five more. I can easily get away from this on the flop too.
*** FLOP *** [Tc 5h 2s]
OMFG! I suck! I KNOW I am up against HUGE PAIR and I KNOW I am going to make money. Do I slow play this? Fuck no! ALL IN BABY!
BankItDrew: bets $10
SirFWALGMan: raises $66.80 to $76.80 and is all-in
BankItDrew: calls $66.80
To his credit he took a LONG time deciding to call this.
*** TURN *** [Tc 5h 2s] [7c]
*** RIVER *** [Tc 5h 2s 7c] [Ad]
The Ace on the river scared me a little but I was hoping he did not have AA. One of these times I will lose but I am wayyyyy ahead on my tiny cards when they flop two pair so far..
*** SHOW DOWN ***
BankItDrew: shows [Qc Qs] (a pair of Queens)
SirFWALGMan: shows [5d 2c] (two pair, Fives and Deuces)
SirFWALGMan collected $184.60 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $187.60 | Rake $3
Board [Tc 5h 2s 7c Ad]
Seat 1: sublimenym folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: SirFWALGMan showed [5d 2c] and won ($184.60) with two pair, Fives and Deuces
Seat 3: Majin Legacy (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: BankItDrew (small blind) showed [Qc Qs] and lost with a pair of Queens
Seat 5: kaje17 (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 6: GiftedPlayer folded before Flop
Seat 7: streetclass folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: JohnFa folded on the Flop
Seat 9: snakeeyes52 folded on the Flop
That my friends is why you play small cards. Not all the time. If you go down that path you will surely lose. I think in some ways you need a random number generator.. and you factor in the pot, and how many players, how big your stack is, and it chooses a percentage of time to play these small cards. It spins the wheel and you play or do not play. Not based on any great read or special feeling.. just randomly and IN POSITION!
Small cards pay off on sites like Pokerstars at these limits for one reason: ACE TEN WOULD HAVE PUSHED THERE TOO! Not me mind you. However I can not tell you how many times I have seen AT push all in there and get CRUSHED by QQ. So when you actually do hit a hand people are more willing to pay you off.
I also have to laugh at "Value Betting" people. I have seen people with the nuts just put 1-2 bucks in on each street. Oh goodie. My nuts made me ten bucks. I am a superstar! Get paid people! If you bet HARD on your great hands AND great draws then you will make the optimal amount of money. Nobody will be able to tell which one you have. They will probably just leave the table because they KNOW they are outclassed. heh. I actually had someone call me "POKER GOD" yesterday.. that was pretty cool. Do you think he was kidding?