At first, i didnt realize when this guy sat down that he was going to be such a whale. in fact he looked a lot like John from cali who used to do rideshares and lived in foxwoods part of the time, and ripped me off of $193 once on a $30 room i sold him at Palace station about 5-10 yrs ago. (by running up tons of charges to my credit card which i never got from him). But it turned out he wasnt him.
turned out the guy bragged about working for $9 hour plus tips (man it must be nice to have a job that pays tips) because he rebought more than once, but he was getting lucky so much he seldom needed to. but he was obviously loaded with money and didnt care. and the suckouts he was putting on everyone was insane. im sure he was earning at least $300+ a day at the nice restaraunt he works at.
hands like a2 offsuit calling huge reraises allin preflop for $500+, and $50+ preflop calls with hands like 85 offsuit. total bluffs being made after the flop on boards of 772K with hands like 10 5 of clubs, and no flush draw. one time on a flop of K54 he calls a huge allin bet with A6, and runner runners a straight, and the guys friend next to him looked it up on his phone (friend of the guy who lost with a set of 5s) and found out he was like 4% only to win. and he made about 4 of these suckouts and had his stack up to over $1000 before losing it soon after. and remember, the max buyin in this $1-2 NL game is a measly $200.
i didnt even know at first id be able to play $1-2 NL. id never been there before on a tuesday night, seeing its only 2 months in the summer the room is 7 days a week instead of 4. turns out tues and wed nites are $10-20 omaha nights and that game starts up first.
i seen one hand with aa9j and almost didnt look at the flop since i had no low, and certainly didnt raise. flop comes 229 with few of us seeing the flop and we all check, turn comes 2, and one guy bet $20 and i called, not liking it, and the river he checks and i check too. mistake? anyway it won and i left $55 up. turned out i got a seat without even having to play an entire round, and i feared the game would start out short and id be waiting like 30 minutes or an hour paying lots of blinds. my fears were for naught, i never paid 1 blind, and the game started 8 handed with me as the button.
earlier in the day, id won back about $300+ on the VBJ of the big loss the nite before. and overall im down not too much on the VBJ this trip, not nearly as much as the $3000 i won the previous trip. am getting a lot of drawing tickets too. briefly last nite i was stuck close to $1800 once. today on the way back in a cab i deposited back $912 in the atm. why $912? to make it an even $11000 in the bank.
when i tried to cash out of the VBJ (in plenty of time to make the bus) the cashout wouldnt work and the 5th spot on the VBJ often does that, but usually still cashed out within 2-3 minutes. however it never did and i had to get the slot floorman and i didnt have time to wait longer because i needed to go across the street to the bustop. so i just picked it up later when i got back. turns out the bus was 13 minutes late, so maybe id had time after all. he couldnt get my ticket to print out either, so id had to wait for him to hand pay me if i stuck around and i only had less than 5 minutes til i thought the bus wouldve came.
i quit the game early after the fish went broke for the last time and left. why? because my $155 buyin was now at $682, and the one good player in the game i had no idea how he played, had $800 plus on my immediate left. (hed just recently won it). and earlier i made what i think was a bad laydown. i had my initial buyin up to $208 and then along came this hand.
i raised it preflop with KQ of diamonds (the fish was out that hand away from the table smoking) and got 3 callers. flop comes K58 with the 58 of diamonds. i bet $30 and get 1 caller on my left. (at the time it wasnt the immediate left, one guy was in between who had folded). i figure im way ahead or way behind, so why bet anymore once im called on the flop. big mistake?
turn comes J and i check, he bets $60 and i worry about AK and KJ. i didnt expect such a LARGE bet. i call, river comes 9, i miss, he goes allin and i have about $108 left and folded, and felt like it was a bad fold, since i later saw him buy a pot. would any of u called?
this was very early in the game right as the fish had just sat down about one orbit before.
and then there was a big pot i won, (money i won all came from the fish). i had AJ offsuit, and the fish made his standard preflop raise to like $35. i called, as did 2 others, including one who went allin for $23 more. the fish called, and i asked the dealer if i could reraise and he said YES. i was surprised, but different rules in different casinos. so i go allin, someone complains and then the dealer takes it back, and im only able to call, and im thinking wtf as they all just got free information. as it turned out flop is J42, fish goes allin for about $100 left, i shove, and my hand wins both the main pot and the side pot. we both hit 2 pair when the ace hits the turn, him hitting aa44 and me aajj.
another big win was when i had aa and reraised his $15 raise of his straddle (the fish) to $50 preflop with aa and him and one other guy call. flop comes 883 and fish goes allin. other guy folds, i call with aa and lucky for me i river the a for a big boat as he had a set of 8s on the flop.
another guy also loosened up due to the fish, and briefly was up to $600+ and then lost it all. he kind of overbet into the guys who played a lot more solid on a flop of K93 turn 3 when he had 38 by betting $500+ allin, causing a good player to fold the other 3. he was after the fishs money and the fish folded. so did the asian guy whod raised to $50.
i think i should go to new hampshire, along with a ton of other places. the governor just signed a law makes NL cash legal for $50-150 buyins. before that it was only small fixed limit and tournies. so for the next 3 months or so it should be the softest games in the country. seems there are safe motels for like $60-85 a nite nearby and probably safer clientele than in a lot of big cities. less methheads, drug dealers etc. theres like 10 rooms there, didnt realize there were so many. but it sucks they arent 24 hours.
but if the games stay this loose in tahoe, i wont need to go. ive NEVER seen the game this loose.