would like to post a couple of hand histories. one hand early on i had AK and the guy on my left, who ive seen many a time, and is loose but plays a lot of poker, was straddling a LOT. but never for more than $5 or $10. i shouldve moved seats, i was in seat 7, and seat 2 was open for a while. i kept forgetting about moving every time it became my turn to post the BB. so he straddles $10, and is the type of guy i dont want to have immediate position on me because he plays too many hands. id rather guys who always get out sit there. 2 guys and one woman call, and i bet $50 of my $210+ and feel i didnt raise it enough?
he calls, and only he calls. now im forced to play it HU out of position with a lot of money behind. exactly what i dont want, so how best to avoid this, without not reraising preflop?
so isnt it playing too weak tight to check fold, or check call and not continuation bet the flop? so i bet the flop of Q76 which i really didnt care for. i bet $50 and of course he put me allin, which i was hoping he would fold, but then again i kind of expected him to do this with any 2 cards. Is it wrong of me to think that those who KNOW me are always going to put me allin with air?
i called. i guess i should fold, but i called because my read was right that i had a better hand preflop. i had him dominated bad, AK to his AQ. what would u do differently to avoid playing too weak on the flop check surrendering in a HU situation? this is why i needed a seat change, but i didnt care for the guy in seat 3 either if id moved to seat 2.
----ok 2nd hand history--
this time a different table and a different guy but still someone i think ive played several times before. this was after i came back from making over $600 at the BJ table, where i was once up over $800, and was finally feeling good about the day after a few bad sessions put a serious dip in my yearly income hourly rate at poker.
i had AJ diamonds and made it $12 preflop and got 1 callers. or 1. flop comes 9J3 with 2 clubs. he checks i bet $25 and he check raises to $80. what do u think he has? i thought he might be drawing for clubs or have a set.
Kd comes on the turn giving me the nut flush draw. now theres 2 flush draws out there. i checked and he checked, so i felt i was ahead or being trapped. should i have checked?
river comes Ac. now i have 2 pair but theres a flush out there. i check, and he shoves $100. i know its a bad call but i called, what do u think he has?
he had the flush with the 89 of clubs. i was way ahead on the turn but theres no way i think i got him off of it if i shove there. is there? would anyone have shoved the turn?
eating good food and going to bed soon. i ordered some books online which i purchased and theyve been shipped (will take a week or so id guess) total cost was like $21 for 6 books.
the one lady dealing to me at the BJ table seemed quite friendly and nice wanting me to do well, but she did one thing which offended me. when she later asked where i was born and raised, and i mentioned KS, she seemed like she wasnt surprised i wanted to move out of there. i mentioned my mom living in a small town and how mom dont like the big city. she was saying if it was her mom she wouldnt be able to live where theyres no movie theater or Barnes and Nobles. i mentioned how my mom buys a lot of her books from Christian book distributors and the lady said those type of books DEFINEITLY were not the type of books she would like to read. i then mentioned they were Christian fiction suspense and mysteries (not religious books but fiction novels) and she said anything about Christianity is fiction. i felt kind of offended and a minute later the new dealer tapped her out.
its not a good idea for dealers to mock (thats how i took it) their customers family members religious beliefs.