Games arent getting any easier, and the rakes arent getting any lower. neither are prices getting any smaller. therefore--i must strive my best to make better decisions while at the table--and away from the table.
one "mistake" i see myself making a lot is trying to get all the money in on the flop, when ive got a huge draw. i do this--because i know on the turn, if i dont hit--i go from like a 70-30 favorite to like a 70-30 dog, and im trying to avoid this from happening--and since i expect to be unlucky and not improve--i want to get the money in on the 1 and only street im still in good shape. (why get the money in bad u see?)
so this is what i did a little while ago--and is why i left the stratosphere with nothing of my $50 buyin. and i had it up to $106 at one point. i was down to about $66, and a guy raises it to $11 preflop, and i called (the only caller) with KQ hearts, and that was the first mistake. second mistake was checking dark--i shouldve just shoved, but since he had aa, wouldnt have changed anything. flop comes up 69T with 2 hearts--not a bad flop for my hand. but i guess my overcards werent outs after all. he bets $30 and pot commits himself, i go allin, and he calls and it comes black 2, black 5.
and the one other hand that cost me $30 occured earlier. this one lady from IA with her husband, she almost didnt want to call a $200 allin when she had the nut straight, worrying she mightve overlooked something, and it was still the turn. took her forever to finally call. and she was making it $6 preflop quite a lot more than she should. so me, thinking im probably ahead and a big bet would scare her off--makes it $30 with AQ hearts when she bets $6. and it worked fine for getting the other kid whose a regular out who called the $6 (a reg who usually loses). but no, she calls, and i get a bad flop of 69J clubs, and id planned to continuation bet most any flop but that one, i check, she bets $30 and i never saw her hand. i muck. what would u have done? i didnt fold the winner did i?
yeah a lot of similar hands developed while playing snevmans $200 stake the other day, and i feel bad because i had it up to $710 once. (but not on the table) hands where i was catching good flops with top pair and 4 to the flush. and then blanking out totally, and once to a really bad river beat.
so i went to the V to play with different people, in better games, and also to play omaha. lost 2 seperate sessions at different tables in the omaha, with the same kind of monster drawing hands that kept missing. think im running way below ev on draws lately. usually whether u have a good night or a bad night depend on ur biggest draws. also played a little bit of NL there but broke about even in it. heres one hand where i gave back most of an earlier NL win except for $10.
i have KJ suited and call $6 to see the flop, new girl on my immediate right raised. flop comes KJ6 all in the wrong suit since its clubs instead of spades. she bet $15, i call, other lady calls whose new also just sat but i recognize her as a good regular. turn pairs the wrong damn card, the 6. she bets $30, i call, (probably shouldnt) other lady calls. river blanks, she checks, i check, other lady bets $40, she calls, i fold, and the good regular has 78 clubs for a flush.
also ran into tierscore there--and didnt know who he was til he told me--and told him how bad i felt about losing the stake back. (although snevman isnt out any money--theres still the $220 left of his $200 that he said to just hold for him til he returns, and wouldnt be around to email for 3 days.)
a big thanks to AKgal, who got permission for me to play in the mon night PLO tourny at P-ho. ill be there tonight, hopefully if i make a bus and bust out of my sng on bovada quick enough. i have to be on my best behaviour while im there--and ive been told the poker manager Chris has okayed it with security. for reasons unknown--she said to post it on the blog--and to try and bring other friends along to come play with me. i think tomorrow night ill be in the strat with donkeytax for the 7pm tourny, and i think AKgal will bring me by some tshirts then.
also am looking forward to mormoninvegas coming to town, and i wish i had his phone number. and i think thepokermeister is coming to town soon, i dont have his phone either.
also it seems the link to pokermonkeys blog dont work--i thought he quit publishing--but it seems hes wrote a lot of blogs lately-and i didnt find out til i seen his twitter feed. when i have more time--ill have to figure out why it dont work--did he change his address?
hopefully i remember to call Ray on the city bus to PHO. i hate the way he has a landline where u cant text too.