This will be just a short post since im tired and need sleep before checkout time (at this hotel that is). Theres a much much longer sized blog post waiting in the wings in the rough draft section but i cannot post it until i first read someone elses post, so it will have to wait. (ill probably be changing many things in the final draft u see). but its a LONG post.
tonight i was playing in the Golden nugget, and its a great game with all the cowboys in there and the new policies. there were still 3 $1-2 NL games after 3am, extremely unusual for a weekday.
i was getting quite tired because i either wanted to catch the plane out east about 7am or to detroit or new orleans or reno or rapid city and most of those left in the morning and i couldnt decide which one to take. But i wanted to go sleep while my one free night was still good so it wouldnt go to waste, so i knew i needed to get out of there. but id went from being stuck $120 to being up $108 to then being stuck again, and was tired of playing.
this is a horrible problem i need help to overcome. (playing when tired, unable to quit when i dont feel like it anymore). i think i put in too many hours.
my hourly now is barely $12 an hour too and will probably keep dropping if i stay in vegas unless i start tracking and playing $8-16 omaha.
Remember all the people who said play loose, 3 bet and bluff? im still not sure of the wisdom of that. a few hours earlier (when a different table thought i was a nit) i got away with reraising $11 raises to $51 in the BB with hands like 56 offsuit and no callers preflop. (all 3 limpers of the $11 bet folded).
still maybe i shouldnt show the bluffs?
anyway--i dont think ill ever fix that. like most of my problems--im too set in my ways.
now for the hand -- so i can log off and sleep.
one of the old guys who regularly wakes early in the morning and plays almost 365 days a year in the nugget, and who most of u would recognize by face who play there, hed just recently sat. he makes it $12, one guy calls, and i call in the BB with 56 clubs. flop comes up 344 rainbow, and he bets $30, other guy calls, and i know ill get paid off if i hit any of my 8 outs so i call. (at least i will unless he has AK).
turn comes 9. old man bets $100 and this is where i should give it up and just leave. other guy who i at first thought might have the 4 folds. now i know hes got an overpair and should fold, but i also know hes committed to paying me off if i hit, thinking it will be a safe card.
so i call. river is 9 and with the double paired board i dumbly shoved, hoping he would see the double paired board and lay down aa being no flush draw was on the flop. instead he calls with aa sure enough, and i look like the table idiot. was i?