i'm always thinking i can get away with bluffing because i get to stay in so few hands, and usually when i first play in a new location i can. but sometimes theres players who still give me no respect even when folding tons of pots.
the thing is, when this dont work out, it will cost me quite a bit. i was winning $353 at the high water mark today and quit to go eat cashing out $159 profit. since there was a long wait for the free buffet certain hours of the day, i spent some of my samstown dollars to bring food to this room.
the one guy wanted to straddle as often as possible and tried to get the table to accept the button straddle, but one old guy objected. he says his room in pensacola dogtrack allows it. so id been folding most hands and didnt wish to fold to him, since he was doing it continously. had a2 clubs and limped, sure enough he made it $16 on his straddle when it got back to him. one guy calls, i made it $71. he called, the other guy folds. flop comes Q79 only 1 of my suit. now what would u do?
i know he isnt likely to have nothing at all. i shove he calls his other $120 with nothing but a8 and won. what a horrible call, shoving is fine, but calling?
then i later went to bluff another guy i shouldnt but at least i still beat him with 2 pair higher than his. by bluff i mean the board is 10JQK8 and none of us have the straight.
i think my good friend and colleague RobVegasPoker will be able to understand why Shreveport is such a better casino destination than Vegas. no resort fees, no parking fees, much easier to beat for significant money per hour instead of peanuts, free daily buffet, and very good rules for BJ and great comps. ive played very little BJ at samstown compared to the eldorado, and 75% of my $10,000 plus in BJ losses since coming to this area was not in samstown. yet i asked tonight about having my free room extended 1 more day with no play in the past 48 hours, yet they still gave me friday just now without charge. so i dont need to check out in the morning. what a relief. i only hope the rest of the general public is as smart as him to also understand, for if so, casinos will learn the importance of good service.