Swings galore here lately, but at least this is coming back up, (to more than when i left KS from my low of $12,600). the $13,800 i left with is now at $13,900+. 2 good days, (todays $200+ win and yesterdays $700+ win) really helped. most of yesterdays took place in detroit.
some important hands to talk about. one of which i had the AK and my opponent had the QK. i made the standard preflop raise to $12 using Grumps method. Flop comes K94 with 2 clubs. he checks, i bet only he called. turn comes K. he checks, i bet $50, he makes it $105, but intended to bet $100. i asked him if he would show if i fold, with no intention to of course. he doesnt reply but finally says he will. i tell him this means he is weak and call. river comes and im planning to reshove if its not a club, or a card above the 9. i didnt like the Q on the end. he bets $100 and i just call, saving money. i had him set up beautifully, (him thinking he was leading when he wasnt). then he hits the 3 outer. it was quite irritating.
most of the hands were winners though. Again i'm in the pot raising preflop with ak hearts. most of the table called so i knew id need help. flop comes 356 with 2 hearts. its checked around to the guy in front of me, who bets $40 i shoved, hoping for him to fold if he held 88-TT or similar. he didnt fold, but the others did. he held 35 for 2 pair. turn comes 6, river a. counterfeiting his 2 pair.
i got $38 in a high hand that i was surprised i got paid for because i was thinking u needed $20 in the pot. funny rule here, if u have more than $300 on the table u have to put it in your pocket. same way on the $30 for 3 hours of play 3-8am.
then one time i convinced the table i thought i turned the straight (when i was really trying to bluff). Flop was 775, all 3 of us checked the limped pot. turn comes 9. one guy i felt i could manipulate bet $5. one guy i didnt see called him without my knowledge. i check raised to $20 with TJ, gutshot 2 overs, total air in other words. he thinks but quickly folds like i figured he would. i show the bluff, but i pretended i turned the straight, saying i turned the nut straight. then the dealer asks me what im doing since seat 3 other end of the table is still in. i turn them back over, thinking for sure he would see them and call. he must of not because hes still thinking, then finally folds. everyone else swore (as i knew) the board was 779 not 789 and i didnt have the straight. i just didnt want them seeing me try to bluff right then.
dont ever try the crazy pineapple tourny in Trenton MI. its a total crapshoot, blinds skyrocket extra fast. too many rebuys.
then i had the Kt once and called a small raise preflop (u shouldnt). but i had the position. flop comes KJ9 with possible flush draw. he bets $20, one guy calls, and i call. turn comes 6, he bets $35 other guys calling again i shouldnt but do. he checks, other guys checks on the river 9 too, i do too and i win. he claims he knew id call so he didnt bet. i worried he had me beat.
i mainly took note of these hands to show the emotions that run in poker--particularly how frustrating it can be when u play the hand well but lose. (AK vs KQ)