Everyone loves a Rant
Apparently this is my niche in the Bloggerverse. Ranting. Raving. Being insane. I guess I will just embrace it.
Uhm, Waffles...you neglected to mention our relative positions for the KJ vs. QQ (it was SB vs. BB, no? And it's called a semi bluff...ever hear of it?) and my M for the 88 vs. JJ (which was a fraction of everyone else at the table - I believe it was TWO). Both are PRETTY DAMNED IMPORTANT before calling me names, don't you think?
Don't make me out to be a fucking idiot. I'm not.
Do not say I never give people a chance to retort. I am not even going to reply to this comment though. It speaks for itself. Like I said in my post I was just venting my frustration. I stand by the general idea of my statements that I think the plays I outlined were HORRIBLE on your part and there were SO MANY more that night. From the responses I have received I would guess most nights. If I can impart one thing it is take a deep look at your game.
Actually this is a pretty good Segue, no not the motor scooter, the writers tool. I joke around alot on this here blog. I strut around and say how good my game is, and I do think it is decent, but behind the scenes I work very hard to improve. I know that I have a long ways to go and that there is ALWAYS something learn. One of the best Poker players I know once said, and I paraphrase cause I am not as smart as he is, "Either your going forward, learning new things, improving your skills, or your falling backwards".
"He who has a hundred miles to walk should reckon ninety as half the journey."
You really can never stop learning in this game or else you die. I do not think this was the post but what the fuck read "The Path to Poker Mastery" it is pretty good.
Ok enough Poker stuff.. back to Ranting.
The night started out with me screwing around with my crumbs left on Full Tilt. I was not going to play the DADI but I ran my crumbs up to 9$ and then MiamiDonk said the DADI was going to start in 5 minutes. So I say, fuck, I have five minutes to make two dollars. I get dealt AJo, I raise $2 and get two callers, I push the 886 flop and one folds the other calls and flips over AT. I am suddenly playing the DADI.
I was doing well all the way down to 16th place. I was in 4th with about 18 people left when GCox Donked me good! We were in the stud portion of the night and I had AxA. Now in Stud AA is not a great hand. The hand before I let a guy catch a flush on me. However he had a hand you have to see the river with. He started with 4 spades against my pair of aces. I lost less money by checking down to the river against him and calling his final bet in case he was bluffing. I respect that play.
Gary calls my pre-flop completion and two other bets with TJ9T. Um. Yeah. Nice 2 outer on fifth street though. If you caught a Queen you would have Had to have called two more bets with a OESD which would have been expensive. Oh well. I know, I know, "But Sir you could have been bluffing". I have heard it a million times before. Please.. please.. please keep disrespecting me!!!! I actually have the upmost respect for Gary and this just shows WHY I HATE AA in Stud or even two pair. It is WAY too easy to lose with hands like that even though I think he misplayed his hand.
I finally had to push with AKJ and got called to the river and lost to un-improved Queens. Ug. I had so few chips left that the guy could have had any hand and I think he would have been right to call.
I think I am rubbing off on Ick. He is taunting my readers now. Thanks for sticking up for me big boy. Makes me get teary again. Ick is right though James. I enjoy ranting and raving and my readers like it too. Poker and I have a love hate relationship. I have won thousands of dollars playing poker and lost the same amount. All in all after a few years of playing I am up less than 1 weeks pay at my job. (I make decent money, not Dr. Ick money, probably more than intern lawyer Jordon money but he has potential when he makes partner). I like the challenge of the game though. I tend to overreact to alot of things. I think that is what makes it fun to read me. I get excited when I am winning and bummed out when losing and I lay it all out there for everyone. I think it may even help some people. Who knows. Anyways I do hope you keep reading.