Saturday, July 11, 2015

Making moves and bluffing

i'm trying to get my sleep hours fixed so i can be wide awake for the noon tourney sunday (and to be awake enough to still be awake many hours later on the final table). so i really dont like being home now to take a nap (at 3.45pm in the afternoon) when i wont be able to sleep at this time tomorrow.

I thought that by playing late last nite, (instead of going right to sleep when i arrived back on amtrak about 5pm last night). thats why i went to the casino about 4-5 hours to play first yesterday. (before i took the cab and bought food, pants, socks, and deposited my 3rd $1000 in the atm within a week). i could sleep like say 11pm to 8am, and then play like 9am to 9pm and then wake up about the right time sunday.

instead i woke up too early this morning. about 6am, and looked at bravo live and seen a game going, so i went to the Peppermill and started playing. shouldve went back to sleep, now i feel like i need a nap at 4pm, and i feel being tired kept me from playing my best.

im lucky to be winning anything at all. but i did quit with $191 profit still after once being up $421. Puts me back in the $15,000s again and keeps me at the $13.25-$13.50 an hour mark.

Early on in my session, i initially bought in $200. started losing while playing 5 handed, and eventually was in the game for $313 after rebuying. i lost with a flush to a bigger flush. One guy from cali, whod player a lot of poker i think, reminded me of WEC and he also had spend time in a camper for 7 months in the past and visited some casinos. he had about $2000 in front of him, so i assume hes an experienced player. he played a lot of hours just as i did.

while being down and after a lot of having to fold, id learned which player might lay down his preflop raises. so when a new player sits and straddles $4 UTG, on my BB, and this one regular young kid in late position raises to $13, and one guy behind him calls, i decide to make it $60 with 35 clubs hoping for either all to fold, so i could show it. instead the $4 straddles tried to shove allin, but the dealer ruled it a string bet and that he could only call. (thank God). and then the kid making it $13, sure enough, folds. and one other guy on tilt calls. not the ideal situation.

flop comes 334 and im thrilled. i shove, the straddler calls with TT, and the old man gets out. comes runner runner QQ and my hand holds up. then soon afterwards i win a pot with aa against QQ

the new player cant stop talking about it, goes and rebuys and is on tilt about the hand.

many hours later, right before i leave, i'd just given back about $80 and am thinking of leaving soon. I'm looking for another situation to win a pot that no nit would ever win. (a pot that shouldnt be mine).  i see the flop with 88 in a pot where one guy made it either $7 or $10 and i think i was in early position.

there are 3 of us, and the flop comes AT6 with 2 diamonds. we all check. turn comes 7, putting 2 flush draws on the board. i check, original raiser puts small bet of $15 out there, and the mexican guy calls who plays a volitale style. he was up a lot once and has given it all back, and im assuming he is on a draw, and the original bettor has a pocket pair between TT and AA, but not a set.

i decided to bet $75. (was that dumb?)

im expecting the guy who i think has me beat to fold, and the mexican guy to call with a draw, that id be a slight favorite over.

he folds, the mexican guy calls, and river comes offsuit 5 which looks like a blank. so i check, giving him a chance to bluff at it  (he did once before and i won by calling) and knowing i cant get a hand better than my 88 to fold. he bets $55.

i call, and he had 34 of hearts (no draw whatsoever on the flop) but on the turn he picked up a 4th heart for a flush draw. and rivered a straight.

i still feel i read the situation well, (first guy folds and 2nd guy called with a draw). so should we not second guess the play due to the poor results? anyway i left. good nite everyone.

i only hope i do as well as stealthmunk in tomorrows event.


17 comments:

  1. If we ever play at a table together I will 100% identify myself to you at some point...

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  2. I wish you the best in the event. The past 3 years on here believe it or not your concentrating on poker more and more.

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  3. What what you say to someone who beat you on a hand buy putting in $60 pre flop with 3-5 suited. I imagine you would be screaming donkey at them.
    Also, why do you want to show? All you are doing is getting people to want to beat you. Shut up, take your wins, and move on. No one needs to know what cards you have.

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    1. getting people to want to beat me, is otherwise known as getting others on tilt (and making them play bad). primarily this is why others do this.

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    2. Tony, you don't need to make plays to give people incentive to beat you. One of your unique skills is that everyone wants to bust you anyway.

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    3. Kat you're the only one I believe ISN'T Tony on here.

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    4. John Doe, how long have you believed you are Tony?

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  4. Tony:

    Hello. On twitter you said that you paid your horse $15.00 for the recent free roll tourney you entered. Tell us more about this horse. I've NEVER heard of you backing another player or putting someone into a tourney.

    How did this staking deal materialize?

    thanks,

    s.i.

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    1. stake? its a freeroll for hours played. i made a deal with the black guy who deals in the pit and plays all the time to save 15%. there was no stake. also made the deal with 1 other player and we both earned $100 so no need to pay him. the black guy busted early.

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  5. Tony, can you recall the last day this year that you didn't gamble at all, including live and online?

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  6. Do you think Stealthmunk will make the final table of the main event???

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    1. i think hes got a lot better chance if i am not in vegas.

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    2. u see, i might keep him awake too long if we play cash

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    3. Do you really think Stealthmunk would be playing in a cash game with you before returning to the final 27 of the WSOP main event?

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