Sunday, June 19, 2016

bluff with 44

Just would like to make sure im playing poker correctly, because my times about up here in crystal Bay and ill be 100% dependent on poker soon. (this will include Bovada too at least, for its only bovada thats brought in over $1075 in bitcoin to my bank). theres been 1 more withdrawal received of $150 bitcoin since i last ran out, and $300+ still on bovada.

i feel better knowing my last 3 sessions of $1-2 NL (all here in the only local poker room, the Hyatt regency in incline village). i've won in all 3 sessions, biggest win of $206. today i rode the bus to the grocery store to buy food one final time before i depart for reno this week. its going to be scary, not knowing where i can find to live, no more video BJ, and knowing ill be forced to win at poker to survive whether i want to or not.

i stole a pot tonight, probably for the wrong reasons since i was tired of not having any hands to bet. But the bluff was successful. i seen the flop with 44 for a $13 raise and the flop comes 88K with 2 clubs. I check, the raiser bets $25 (young guy with his wife prone to get pissed off in the game easily under stress with his wife whose watching and theyve swapped seats she plays too earlier). i go allin for $111, he shows 10 10 and starts to think. counting out chips, then pulling them back to think.

i couldnt hear what his wife said to him, nor what the player on the other end of the table. later he blamed his wife for the fold, she wants to leave and now he dont want to leave and refuses, they get into a big arguement. i sure aint going to tell him if im rebuying or not if i lose. so i said i hadnt yet decided. i sure aint going to say i have him beat this might make him think im trying to get him to fold. so i tell him the only way he can find out is to call and to think about how he will wonder the rest of the night if he was good. he folds then, and the guy on the other end says he didnt know why he didnt sooner, then i show my 44.

he did have about what i put him on, either a medium pair or ace hi.

got lucky one other time too, or id had about $40 or less in chips so id won much lower sized pot. guy on my immediate left when its on me to call a $15 preflop raise, (which im going to do with 99) puts out $30 in 2 stacks of $15 in front of him, so i know what hes getting ready to do though its not in the pot yet. so i fold, he raises, and it saved me lots of chips. maybe more later. people must wait til its on them to let the table know their plans.

9 comments:

  1. Tony, your images on the table have to do with race / age / sex / if they are with someone / etc.... Why don't you take note of how they are playing and adjust according to that? All of these hand histories we know everything about the person except how they play poker. Try to focus on that and I think you will see better results.

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  2. So once again, totally disregarding what any knowledgeable poker friends have told you, you show the bluff, giving out information on how you play. Frankly, Tony, you are pretty hopeless. Good luck in Reno, as I am sure the locals there will be happy to see you back adding excitement to their games.

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    1. Showing the bluff is far less awful than calling a $13 raise with 44 sitting $124 deep.

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  3. then i show my 44

    You still haven't written why you show. Is there a strategic reason, or is it just for fun?

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    1. i think showing helps, it puts them on tilt, so they now play poorly. plus they gain respect for me, helping me win more.

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    2. just because you tilt when you show a bluff does not mean other people do. and i saw you show a bluff once where the other guy was high and drunk and looking away from the table when you shwoed it. of course you weren't aware of any of those things.

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  4. Tony is actually a pretty tight player. I think that is his move to get paid off later when he actually hits a hand.

    But when he gets called because people start putting the bluffs in his range, he goes monkey tilt and dumps a ton on blackjack.

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