would like to post some hand histories from yesterdays session at the Venetian with kingofdonks. i ran his $200 stake into $767 and he let me keep far more of it than $283.50 like some stakers wouldve.
my only mistakes were trying to bluff 3 hands, only 1 of which was successful, and it mightve not even been a bluff.
the most important 3 hands i can remember were as follows. one hand i had 78 diamonds, and i was down at the time after having over $100 more earlier and being $65 up. 4 of us called a raise to $15 preflop. flop comes 10 7 3 with 2 clubs, and i call a bet of $25 since everyone else was folding. turn comes 8 of clubs, putting the 3 flush on the board. he bets $30 again, and i shoved allin putting him on AA with nut flush draw. turns out thats exactly his hand, and my 2 pair held up, there was a lot of ways it couldve lost on the river, so i was relieved. so my stack was now close to $400.
almost before i got the chips stacked i get dealt TJ suited, and again call a guy who raises his straddle. i am not sure but think the raise was to $20. this guy was losing heavily and was on tilt. flop comes up T84 and he bets $35, i call, and everyone else folds but one guy without more than about $80-100 left. turn comes 2 diamonds, complete blank. guy checks whose on tilt, i bet $45 into a pot of well over $100, and guy behinds me folds, and said later he knew id call if he shoves. and then i get incredibly lucky, the original better, who im afraid of, folds also. after this hand i get my chips counted and im up to $540. i feel good about playing NL again and realize how much easier it is to play when its not your own money, for i won the day before with his money also.
king of donks eventually joins my table. and of course i cant remember many hands by now, and 0 from day 1. but i do remember one in which i called with 65 spades to see the flop, cannot remember if it was raised. flop comes 662 rainbow and i check, and a guy with KK bets $20, one guy calls, and i call. turn comes J, and we both check, and the same guy with not more than $125 in chips bets another $40. we both call, and i begin to worry about my kicker. no flush or straight draws, so im not playing aggressively. river comes 5, giving me the boat and i know i have to be good. guy checks who i suspect of having a six in his hand, but not sure. i check, because the guy behind me has so few chips i fully expect him to go allin, and that was a terrible mistake on my part. he turns over his KK and checks, other guy has 6Q, and i missed a lot of value. i was expecting the KK to bet, the other guy to call or raise, and be committed for a monster pot (he had at least $300 behind) when i shoved allin. so how would u have played the river differently?
mc gee never showed up today, kingofdonks went to catch his plane, and the game broke up too short and we are waiting for enough to start it back up its 3.40 and aa cracked goes til 7pm. im currently at $119 of my $50 buyin. and ive got these 4 bags from Johnny ive got to bring over to my room on boulder hwy. at least ive got a ton of clean clothes, 1 pan, and my nail clippers again. also mom sent some ssi paperwork and 2 books. but it wont arrive til thrus, thats why i need to renew my rent tues morning. the whole purpose of reducing the rental price to $154 from $174 is to make sure i dont lose it.
am so lucky kingofdonks came into town, him and Andy saved my life, now i might be able to recover and stay indoors and get back into poker instead of having to play other games. i now have 30 buyins of $40 again. also im disappointed how much bitcoin has dropped on seals, but the new lower blinds on some games there are nice. and also i wish id not lost Josies glasses, its getting much harder on me to see small print. thats why i cant post blog entries from cell, and cant play on seals from my cell. mom couldnt put the glasses in the package with the papers cause she got the book rate. it did include 2 books shed accidently bought twice.
also not only is it alot easier to win while on a stake for someone else than ur own money, i think $200 buyins, (and better casinos such as venetian) probably helps u win also. i could do really well if i had as little as a $4000 roll again, i think i need to find a way to start getting more stakes. that way people will see me making them money instead of just giving me gifts.
would be curious what the minimum bankroll is most readers think that i could survive on, and make it just playing nothing but poker. also im wondering if theres any readers other than Stump who think playing $2-4 is what i should be playing, also maybe $2-6 spread. still think hooters, and maybe suncoast omaha game are worth playing, and i dont know about the V and orleans omaha8 games, because the blinds are a lot more in those games. samstown the omaha8 only goes thrus, pretty good game, only $1-3 blinds.
online poker is still an option but it seems i should open an intertops acct to have the sngs actually running for 10 max DON, and vook says they dont take new US players.
realizing i have more friends than i thought i do, and feel so bad about mc gee. i was wrong. and johnny and kingofdonks were really helpful. even Josie and lightning are still around.