Tonight after about 4-5 hours sleep, i woke up about 8.30pm and decided to play some poker at the nearest poker room. Now Rob's poker atlas iphone application claims its only 3.4 miles away, but the winding mountain roads look much much further and the cab driver claims its impossible thats only 3.4 miles. fare was close to $17
Also why is the name of the room listed as Grand Lodge instead of as Hyatt Regency Incline Village? the cabbie had never heard of the name grand lodge, and wasnt sure where that was until i showed him the address. Rob should look into this.
the room opens at 7pm 4 days a week, and the first game was already going. and i was first up when i arrived closer to 9pm and was hoping i wouldnt be waiting long.
I didnt, a bunch of guys all together came up from the craps table, all young guys, and a new game got started. i won a small pot early with 27 diamonds in my unraised BB (and most of my winners were in my unraised blinds--in fact all night, those were about the only hands i ever played). that had my initial $100 buyin up to about $145.
Not once the entire next 6 hours til the game broke did i have aa kk qq jj tt or ak. not once. Folded almost every hand, and the game had close to 5 people who lost well over $500 each. a lot of young guys from some medical conference equipment sales.
now how would u have played the following hands?
i had 8 10 suited in my unraised sb, so i limped about 4-6 ways for the extra $1. flop comes A 8 5 with 2 clubs and 1 spade, (i had spades). guy bets $5, 3 callers and i called due to my tight image. turn comes 10. i checked without looking, guy overbets allin $105 into about a $25-40 pot. everyone folds to me. do u call or not? what do u think he has?
he was with the other kids and was one of the players losing and not caring about the money.
once enough comment ill mention the outcome of the hand.
and the 2nd hand, i had QK diamonds and it was the first good hand i had in a long time. the one older guy who wasnt part of the group made it $15 preflop so i felt he should get some respect. im next to the button in the cutoff, and he is in UTG+2. what would u do? and ill later mention the outcome of that hand too.