since my roll, although its growing with a lot of recent wins, is still only $4000, i decided NOT to stay in an incredibly good game at the hardrock where i had almost everyone covered by $100 or more. But i had $484 on the table which is too much, its over 10% of my roll, and it was an ALLIN pot that id recently won, and immediately after winning the pot i was at $542, so i was starting to give it back. i am wondering if i made a very wise decision by going home, or a very foolish one. i think i was a lot better than most of the players, but i have way less money than most of them also.
would like to talk about a few hands if i can remember them correctly. one hand i limped in later position on a straddle, i figured he would raise any 2, and he raised, one guy called the $36, (button straddle) and i shoved allin for over $240, and both folded, one with KQ suited, i had 88. good move or foolish?
another hand, i had 69 suited, and limped in the BB. again there mightve been a straddle, but no one raised. flop comes Q78 offsuit, and i called $13 and so did like 2 others. turn comes 5. no flush draw possible, so i wasnt worried about being outdrawn, and the original bettor in last position has a lot of chips, more than me. i too have a lot of chips. i checked, so did 2 others, and he bets $20. now here is the question, should i raise? i decided to only call, hoping for either a raise behind me, or a big check raise on the river. was i being greedy?
i cnly called, and surprisingly enough, so did BOTH players behind me. river pairs the board with an 8, not the blank i wanted to see. i bet $50, trying to control the betting size on the river, one guy calls, (so i knew i had him beat at least, other guy calls also, but surprisingly and thankfully he dont raise with his 88855 full house.) if i wouldve checked, he was planning to bet alot more.
another hand i got very lucky, and i forgot one of the important hands i wanted to discuss. the hand i got lucky i had 89 suited, the flop was 88Q with 2 clubs. a new asian guy had just moved from the other table that broke when combining tables. he bets $13 in late position, i made it $40 all fold to him, he bets $75 more and i worry, but call. turn comes 9, thank God. he shoves $200 allin, and i have to call, still worrying im behind, but NO, he has 8K and my hands holdup on the river.
is it true the button straddler normally raises any 2? cannot believe how good the action is here after midnight, or how few blog readers play here. thanks to grump and cooldave for stopping by the other day. also i made a big mistake by not folding my clothes when they were done in the dryer, because i was in such a hurry to sleep, i rushed them into a suitcase. big mistake, also some of them shouldve dried a bit longer too. still need more towels too.
at least the hardrock does the button straddle the right way instead of harrahs and rivieras way. they do it like binions, the golden nugget, and the wynn does it.
anyone want to make any guesses as to how many will be in and how many will chop up the oct 10k guaranted at the riv?