Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Beware of opponents who likes to play J8

tonight i started off $98 ahead at the highest point about 2 hours into the session. I've been trying to get in more hours. even if i drop all the way down to $11 an hour, if i put in 10 hours a day (300 a month, almost double the hours ive been getting) id have $3300 a month. i know all the younger good players all put in way longer sessions (i was always putting in many more hours when i was homeless or had no computer at home to go to when i got off).

eventually quit when the game broke about 4.30am, and i walked home $185 in the hole. and now im at home on Bovada, and i bought into the $7.70 10,000 chip tourny with about 90 of us entered. im up to about 13,000 chips 30 minutes into the tourny. then i get into a pot where 3 of us are allin preflop. i call the 150 BB, a guy behind me makes it 800. 3 others call, so i shove with 77. he calls, and one other guy calls. the original raiser has J8 (wtf?) and the other caller has AK. flop comes JQ7 and im feeling good. turn 8, river J. i bust out, (where Bovada wont let u chat after u bust out) and someone else speaks up in chat for me wondering wtf just happened.

2 key hands that stood out at the Peppermill were one in which i limped with 33 preflop and the flop comes K23. (and the asian woman in seat 9 was really a loose woman). theres a lot of passive action at this table all night. it was one of the better tables ive sat at. (not that it did any good). i bet $5 into the field and get 3 callers, including the hollywood park floorman to my immediate left who wasnt having a good night. turn comes 8. theres still no possible flush or straight, so i bet $40 to get out any draws for it. the guy on my left calls, and looks like he might be considering raising. the asian lady calls too. the river comes offsuit 6. i bet again for $28, hoping for a call and or raise with a weaker hand. the floorman makes it $80 and the lady goes allin for about $20 more. she immediately turns over her hand (forgetting im in, and i doubt she realized she had more chips than him either). i see her straight, so i of course fold, saving me about $60 or so. but im sick i lost this pot. the floorman has a smaller set than me, 222. nothing him or i couldve done earlier in the hand raising or reraising allin wouldve gotten this woman out.

and i couldnt beat this woman no matter what. another hand i had a big pair, (88) and the flop comes J57 and its just me and her after i raised her $10 straddle (which she did very often and not just on the button) to $25 preflop. so i continuation bet the flop and she called. J comes on the turn, so i bet another $45 and she goes allin and i of course call like a donkey, sure enough she has J8 so im drawing 100% dead. would anyone else have called?

then i lost a huge coin flip with 66 against AQ offsuit for a $100+ raise preflop against a different guy. its lucky i didnt lose more in that game. i was stuck more when i made the final $300 rebuy.

The Trooper talks often about how much he wants to total destroy and decimate his opponents and kick the shit out of them, and thats sure what i felt like doing too. i wouldnt feel this way nearly as much if i wasnt so affected by losing the money. i cannot afford variance or swings like most people can, because i am no longer young enough to start over again if i go broke. how envious i am of guys like stealthmunk who are 20 yrs younger.

32 comments:

  1. lightning is in Vegas, if u would like to see him, let him know here in the comments where he can find u at. he will be there a few more days.

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  2. the asian woman in seat 9 was really a loose woman

    I thought you liked loose women, no??

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  3. 88 isn't a big pair, it's a medium pair. What did you think the woman had when she went all in? Have you seen her bluff? What do you hope to accomplish raising to $100 with 66? Do you think you played these hands well?

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  4. When The Trooper says he wants to destroy and "kick the shit" out of his competition, he means on the table, outplaying them. When you say it in the context of this post, I have a feeling you mean you literally want to physically assault them after they beat you.

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    1. im not so sure thats really what he means. notice how mad he gets in his vlogs just at people walking down the street

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    2. I guess because of your mental issues you don't fully grasp sarcasm... also, you earlier claimed that you are a better player because you have a bigger reaction when losing, so you must care more about money... you can't have it both ways.

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  5. Tony says..." i cannot afford variance or swings like most people can, because i am no longer young enough to start over again if i go broke."

    If that is the case, then why do you make all these high variance moves? Flipping for stack with 77,when you have >85bb? Allin preflop with 66 for $100? Raising w 88, and keep betting on J high flop, thinking you have a big pair, and then call off your stack when a super predictable calling station raises you? What the hell is going on here?

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    1. my thoughts exactky,,,when she shoves she has to have a J or flopped boat

      Squeezing 77 that deep is just wrong on so many levels

      getting 50bbs in with 66 vs AQ...yeah that's the low variance line for sure (what if the guy had a bigger pair....would we even see a write up?)

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    2. Tony, with less than $10k to your name, you are already essentially broke.

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    1. If they offer a pizza turner, you HAVE to go!

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  7. Why are you limping 77 in a tournament?

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    1. u certainly dont want to pay more than u have to try and set mine. either see the flop for the bare minimum or bet enough to take it down preflop

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    2. Tony, I am not a tournament specialist, but I am pretty sure your idea on how to play 77 is not optimal.

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    3. You have 13,000 chips. Presumably the rest of the table is also deep. Even if you regard 77 as a pure set mine, you can make it 375 to go, still be plenty deep enough to set mine, and have the advantage of the betting lead and not splitting your opening range. You claim to be a professional poker player. As such you should be able to negotiate post-flop play instead of relying on high-variance, kamikaze limp-shoves.

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  8. Your are getting ripped off with those cheap Tropicana offers. I get repeat offers for 3 days free rooms, minimum $175 slot play, and many slot/other/shopping offers/tournaments at Palazzo/Venetian.

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    1. One slight problem there. Tony is banned from the Venetian.

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    2. Our Hero is drawn like a moth to the flame with the offer of free kitchen appliances.

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    3. i never got nothing from the V for the money i was losing in the VBJ there. it was the one place i couldnt win on it, and their comp rate sucked. u must of given them an out of town address or something or played slots with a much HIGHER house edge, maybe table games too are more generous

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    4. yes, out of town address, some slots and some different table games. Not a great amount either. I thought they have been very generous given the amount of play. They long ago replaced Harrahs/Caesars as my comp favorite, although I did stay at the Rio for a week.

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  9. I was reading on various poker sites Tony, that there are really loose and easy cash games in Las Vegas at the moment with the WSOP in full swing. I am really surprised that you didn't go there to take advantage of all the easy games. A flight there from Reno is not really all that much in comparison to how much you dump into machines.

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    1. WSOP tends to make the 1/2 and 1/3 games worse.

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    2. i 100% agree theyre worse during the wsop and here's why. a lot of good players instead of random tourists. u hear that the games are good, well thats precisely because the much higher limit players sitting in the $1-2 think, hey these games are loose (because they are thinking in comparison to their usual limit) but the regular $1-2 grinders think, boy these games are awful, everyone is making all these moves correctly on me that $1-2 players usually dont make. Koala should realize its not the flight thats expensive its paying rent in 2 cities at the same time.

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    3. I bow to your superior knowledge on when is the best time to play in Las Vegas. Since I am a once a year visitor to there, I just go on what I read online.

      Tony, could you do some kind of a deal with your landlord to vacate for a month to go to Las Vegas and not pay rent. After all you have established yourself as a good paying tenant with him, so he might be prepared to do some kind of deal knowing you will be back. He might even allow you to store some of your things temporarily with him, as some kind of bond knowing you will be back for them. Just a thought.

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    4. Personally I love the 1-2 1-3 games during the wsop especially at places like Bally's and Orleans, but I also like the popular places when they are full of aggressive players who think they are pro types. Heck, even the real aggressive pro types are favorable (as long as they stay blinded to my tight play an bluff me a lot of chips)

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  10. today i managed to pull off over $600 in profit. cashed in my $118 comp dollars for $59 in free play, and eventually cashed out $350 when i put zero actual cash in the VP machine. and i was still up over $300 from poker earlier. then i gave back a bit in the 3rd and final session right before i came home. a lot of the win was due to a flop of AKJ where i had KK raised preflop, bet $50 on the flop and he shoves allin on me for over $275. i call, and he was on a missed flush draw that didnt come.

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  11. notice how Brad Mc Farland won the Colussus (well won 2nd place) and he is on my twitter but seldom uses twitter. his GF is on my facebook friends list and i think its because i never did add him, i assumed it was a troll due to him not being serious about a stake offered when back in AC years ago and his former membership on Neverbeg/parttime poker.

    funny thing, she was asking on her facebook page about a ride into AC and who might be going that way. so i commented on facebook if she ditched her BF and came out here maybe id win enough to buy her a car. this was before i knew he was even in vegas playing the Colussus. now hes the winner of a ton of money.

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    1. maybe hes a good poker player after all

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    2. Did your pal stealthmonkeybutt cash in the Colussus???

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    3. Tony, it is a must you post on twitter using the recently very popular (trending) hashtag #ProsOfDatingMe. Maybe you will attract a complete stranger that otherwise would not know you, but is lured to learn more about you based on your tweet. Here are many examples of what people are saying.... https://twitter.com/hashtag/ProsOfDatingMe?src=hash

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  12. Tony:

    I'm still alive. Good job on the table change :-)

    s.i.

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