Tuesday, July 19, 2011

End of the wsop season makes the $2-5 at ceasers loose tonite

after checking out of the 4 queens and into the IP, i played a short time and won $200 on the way up to the room to sleep. took a nap a few hours and started playing again tonite around 7.30pm. almost as soon as i walked into osheas i seen grouchie walk up and we started up the challenge. im not sure how grouchie did while he and i were playing, but i turned $209 into $546 while he was at my table. his blog (also on this site and just as easy to follow) probably has better details. i was a little pissed he left so abruptly and didnt respond back to texts. his friend went broke on the hand i won big on, and the details of the hand will show that neither one of them (nor do many of my readers) understand poker cash games very well. i did grouchie a favor earlier, i tried very hard to stop the floor from picking up his chips and he agreed to give him 15 more minutes and grouchie showed up in time. i raised preflop with AK, a guy reraises me and another guy shoves sitting next to him. im not sure whats going on, thought they could be making a move seeing im tight, and i call. turns out i have AK, grouchies friend has 10 10, (worst of all) and other guy has QQ so im quite happy against this lineup. i have like 40% equity and am only putting in 33% of the money, although there is a small side pot against the 10 10 and i forget the exact amount. flop comes something like 10 Q 4 and i end up rivering the gutshot J against 2 sets for the stone cold nuts, and tip alaska gals roommate $15. grouchie immediately leaves with his friend, without even getting my chip count.

a while later i give most of it back, leave just over $100 ahead and then proceed to drop $300 in VP 50 play. heres that hand. i have 10 10 raise preflop, and flop comes 829 with 2 hearts. i bet $30 and get raised to $60 and only call. (wanted to see if a safe turn card comes, so im not overly committed with 2 cards to come instead of 1.)turn comes 2 and he checks, and i go ahead and shove to avoid giving a free card, i seriously thought the 2 a bad card for him. dont want anyone drawing free at flush and overcards, turns out he hit quads. thats when i leave the table.

after dropping that in VP, i eat at burger king, and then walk to ceasers to get it back in $2-5 turns out theres actually 2 games going and i didnt know if thered be ANY. i get seated, buyin $522, and after a while its down as low as $280. (after once being at $640) dont remember all them hands. but then i started to get HOT. some small pots and then a big pot when i have 99 and the flop comes 358 spades and i bet the flop into 3 cause i raised preflop. (i have no spade) guy shoves with smaller stack and others fold and i call over $150 more and turns out hes the loosest fish there on a rebuy and has only a8 and no spade draw even and my hand holds. and a much bigger hand i have JJ raise preflop and a guy with his gf is saying its his last hand and shes handing him a rack. guy calls my raise. along with maybe 1-2 others. flop comes 89J with 2 spades. not a bad flop but draw heavy. i bet out and he calls and i tell him to watch out he dont go broke on the hand or his gf wont be happy and she speaks up and says thats definitely true. turn comes offsuit 4 and i bet again. (others have folded). he raises me allin for about $440 total over my $200 bet. well i have to call, and he has QQ instead of the straight i fear and river is 6 and sure enough they walked out broke. LOL

so now im in my room rolls about $10,400

13 comments:

  1. In the hand where he hit quads--what were stack sizes? Story kind of implies that you had >$500, pot was maybe as much as $150 on the turn. And you shoved after he had check-raised you on the flop? If I'm understanding that correctly, I'm at a loss for words to describe how horrible a play that was.

    What did you think he had? When you shove, you either want to get called by a worse hand or get a better hand to fold. So what hand better than yours did you think he would fold, after having check-raised you on the flop? Or what worse hand than yours did you think he would call your shove with, and which was consistent with how he had played the hand?

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  2. Tony, you have proven time and time again you dont understand poker theory, gambling theory, women, or relationships. Your pedestal of ice is melting quickly.

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  3. Tony, the thing that makes your blog interesting is the interaction between posters. This format fails in a big way, you need a forum setting more than you understand. Also, approving comments will be the absolute demise of your blog. The rawness of your blog is the main selling point, now its just watered down material that can be found anywhere. You have succeeded in going from the most interesting blog on the net to one of the most boring. Please consider my points, I am being honest in wanting you to succeed. Good luck Tony - PogBoy

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  4. Try insulting your readers more by boasting about your superior knowledge of cash games in greater detail. If you are going to call us idiots do us the favor of telling us specifically why we are idiots.

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  5. Nice to see you building the roll back up, Tony. Keep off the machines, and you will do fine.

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  6. Tony , i have made a lot of money playing you, so who is the idiot.

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  7. rakewell--i am not sure, but although i did have over $500 when he shoved, he didnt have near that many. i left the table with $328 still after losing the hand. i wasnt exactly trying to get a better hand to fold, i was only trying to get hands with A TON OF OUTS to fold or else get the WRONG odds to see the river. (which they would be with only 1 more card to come instead of 2) hands such as 89, A9, TJ, KQ hearts, etc, all which would make logical sense for him to have check raised with, then checked when 2 pairs.

    and for everyone if u check the box that says email follow up comments u will not miss seeing comments

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  8. Play 2-5 again, ur such a great player, great to have u at the table

    /sarcasm

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  9. Wow you got REAAALLYYY lucky after the flop in that AK hand.

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  10. "his blog (also on this site and just as easy to follow) probably has better details"

    So his blog is boring as sin, full of ramblings and bad beats, burger king and vp? Sweet! Where do I sign up!

    - Simon Jones

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  11. 1. In my experience, it is very rare for players in $1-2 NLHE games to check-raise the flop as a semibluff. I think it's extremely dubious to put him on a draw there.

    2. First you said that YOU shoved. Now in the comments you're changing it and saying that HE shoved. Which was it?

    3. How can you not know how much he had, at least approximately? You claim that your goal was to give him bad odds to call to his a draw. How can you determine that you were doing that if you don't know his stack size and what was in the pot?

    4. Neither in your post nor in your reply comment do you mention that a flopped set was among the hands you considered he might have. Did that possibility really escape you so completely?

    I'll just say this as a general rule: Putting your entire stack in with nothing but an overpair to the board against an opponent who check-raised you on a previous street is just begging to get stacked. Once in a while you're against an opponent so wild and aggressive that it's justifiable, but I think such situations are pretty rare.

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  12. Like Tony says yall just dont understand cash poker...sit up and listen

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  13. I am playing in this challenge with TBC so that I can learn how to play Cash Game Poker better.

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