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.