Saturday, April 9, 2016
back to a focus on poker, including some hand histories
the hand i was most proud of Friday afternoon was the following. I'd slowly been grinding up my $134 buyin (which came to be due to a $130 buyin plus $4 in odd chips i had from giving the waitress a $5 bill while waiting for the $1-3 NL game to start up) and by the time this hand occured, i had it up to $500-600 somewhere. seat 4 raised it preflop to $15, i called in seat 9, and seat 1 also called. i had the 45 of hearts. seat 4 has $350-400 or so, and is first to act on the flop of A78 with 2 hearts. he bets $25, i call, and the other guy folds. turn is 2 diamonds putting a second flush draw out there. he bets $25 and i call. i do not think he has the ace. river comes K of diamonds, possible backdoor flush and all i got is 5 high, nothing. he acts like he is going to bet, then checks. im thinking hes worried i have an ace, and its not a good board for QQ or below. i bet $112 and he mucks his hand extremely quickly. then i showed my hand (i got to not do this, but i was going to leave soon but im starting to realize this shouldnt make a difference if i intend to play there often). which i will since my move out date isnt til may 7th after paying for the month.
because of showing the bluff, i then got paid off on every good hand which i got a few of. eventually he lost his chips. at the most, i once was up to $942. then i lost this big hand and left. i had KT of spades, and called a preflop raise of $15. flop comes Q 10 7 with one spade. i call a small bet in late position of $25 he makes after i check. turn comes 8 of spades, giving me 4 to the flush. guy checks, i check, guy then bets $25. original checker raises to $50 and they both got more behind. i figure ill get paid if i hit so i call the $50. the original bettor shoves allin for about $170 more and the other guy calls with about $125 more behind. again i call, knowing ill need the spade but the pots huge. i missed, and they both had J9 for the turned nut str8.
for close to 60 in logged hours of $1-3 NL on this boat, im still winning over $60 hour. i dont think this will continue by the time ive logged 1000 hours, but still its one of the best $1-3 NL games ive ever seen for loose action. im still $1300 worse off than i was when i first arrived in town, but since my rent is paid thru may the 7th, a lot of foods been bought, ive got both my new ID and my suitcase back, i wonder if it could be argued that im actually not worse off?
still if most everything i won wouldnt got wasted on video poker (over $2500 worth, plus some losing BJ sessions of around $3500 more) i would still be quite a bit over $20,000
i still would prefer to live in a different place, preferably not so far out the bus dont run on sat or sun. to ride a bike would be 5-6 miles plus id have to ride it on the walk path over a huge long bridge. does grump think i could do it? dont wish to continously pay cabs $20. but if i did it would still get stolen. no way to chain it up good outside a casino. i dont like having to only have a microwave instead of a full kitchen.
last night the cab driver offended me by wanting the fare upfront. (while enroute, i found out a group of 5 black women recently had ripped him off plus a white guy later on, all in the same day). i said something i shouldnt of, showed him over $600 cash, and told him i have over 10x more in the bank than i really do, due to being pissed off i wasnt automatically trusted which i often am. then we got to talking about what i do to have so much (remember he thinks ive got over $100k) and i find out he used to play poker too, but couldnt win though he tried. so i was telling him about how much easier i found it to be once i started putting more cash on the table (wec would be proud) and about how ive learned when i can get away with bluffs.
if u think ur fridge isnt freezing food enough, is it still safe to cook in the microwave? says do not thaw. hope i dont get sick.