Monday, July 10, 2017

$2-5 wynn

yesterday started off poorly in the nugget due to me making a very good read, so i started off behind and stayed behind until the very end. this is how the good read went down, which took place right after i first got seated. i got dealt KK, raised it to $15 in late position, the button calls, the SB calls and the guy who originally limped UTG makes it $60. well i knew he had a monster hand, so i laid the KK down, everyone folded, he shows QQ. and since id just sat down, the most id lost wouldve been $100.

eventually i got stuck $316, and ended up moving tables more than once from games breaking. ran into a woman who reads my blog i didnt know about who was on 3 of my tables. i finally rebought for $700 the final time, (much more than i should) but i did better off the bigger buyin, which is almost always the case. i didnt recover the money, but i did cash out $964 of the $1016. then the game broke.

originally i decided to go home, but i ended up going in the wynn instead. the $1-3 was full, so i sat in the $2-5. a group of 4 guys who appeared to be middle eastern foreignors (mostly) came in and i could hear them talking from the desk about wanting to play $1-3 but they decided to also play $2-5 and they joined my game, making it 9 handed now. (about 10 minutes after i had sat). so when they called me for $1-3 i decided to stay where im at, thinking it might be a good game.

i get all in preflop with ak suited, with 2 callers. this is when im down to only about $130 left, and one of the looser players (who lost about $700 and left broke with his girl watching in a short time) had originally raised to $35. one guy calls, whose new and i shoved. flop comes AT4,6,4 and it looks like its getting checked around again on the river. too bad i couldnt bet the flop. then the first guy suddenly says he didnt check, throws out $100. he backdoored the flush with k3 clubs, since there was only 1 club on the flop he wouldve been out.

i rebought $262 (if u are wondering why i didnt rebuy $264, the other $2 went for bus fare to the wynn) and proceeded to do better off the bigger buyin. eventually i had it up to $403, when the big hand id been waiting for all night took place. i limped UTG with aa, a guy made it $30 another guy calls, the loose foreignor (only one of the group still there) bets $60, and i shove, hoping for only 1 call, but if not, the $120 plus in dead money will get me close enough to even to quit for the night seeing ive played many hours. everyone folds but the loose guy, and i dont remember the board but its 5 cards something like 367TQ with no flush out there. he looks at his cards so long without giving them up, then showing them to his neighbor, i fear im about to be slowrolled big time. then he finally mucks, what a sense of relief. i quit then of course on my BB.

got my uber, buy some food in the Vons store then go home. new roll $17,200. of course it was $19,200 when i took the 5 weeks, and its getting awful close to july 28th when the 5 weeks are up and ill need to be back to $19,200 by then.

i finally got to meet the girl in person cdizzy wanted me to meet back in January. a girl named amber from austin tx who plays lots of tourneys in OK cali and vegas but very little cash. shes friends with some famous player named aaron fong whoever he is. her and her friend cheryl were in the Planet h tourney and i stopped by to offer an icecream sandwich and say hi. she said she would see me downtown later then never did the next day she said she would meet up, then the next thing i knew she returned to austin without ever doing so. i wouldve sworn cdizzy was very sure she wasnt taken and liked my photo, but it didnt seem this way from seeing ambers facebook posts. seems she was in love with some guy in vegas this year which recently ended. i think ill have ray find me a girl, its better is moslem or other traditional countries, where men dont need to look and a girl is arraigned for them when they turn 21.


37 comments:

  1. Not sure why you don't get the max buy-in every time you sit at a table? If you're beating the game like it seems you are then you're leaving money on the table buying in short. Plus you have more room to maneuver post flop instead of just jamming pre.

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    1. i think id lose my edge if i did this due to the fact the money wouldnt mean anything to the other players (being most either have a bigger roll, or a job) but would mean alot to me, making me too stressed to play well. plus ive heard when u first sit u buyin for much less, and watch and see who is the fish and whose the shark. then 2 hours to 3 hours later, start adding to your buyin. i bought in $114 in the wynn tonight, eventually added $140 (in $1-3) then when i left, i cashed out $592. usually when i leave, im played much deeper than when i first sit. also if i get stuck BIG early on, i can no longer play worth a shit, must keep initial buyin low for this reason

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  2. The KK is a bad read, and a terrible terrible play. You should NEVER fold KK preflop to a random player for 50 BB. You just got to the table, unless this is someone you played tons of time before, it is impossible to put him on exactly AA.

    To say this is a great read, makes you sound a lot like Trump.

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    1. Exactly. Have to shove with the KK there.

      I have seen only one player in my life where a fold with KK would be correct. This past Friday night this player was in our 2/5 game. Only plays AA or KK for a raise preflop.

      That player was in the 10 seat and open shoved his $200 stack preflop. I was in the 1 seat and folded. The 2 seat was a guy from out of town and he called. And showed me and the 3 seat that he had KK. Both me and the 3 seat said "bad call" at the same time. He ended up riverring a K to crack the 1 seat's AA.

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    2. well i NEVER see anyone limp/reraise UTG without aa before. especially an old man. i knew he had a monster.

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    3. If you have never seen limp reraise UTG without AA in your entire poker career, then you must not have been paying attention. When you play with a short stack, you have to factor in other players making a squeeze with a good but not best hand.

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    4. C'mon, Tony, we play in similar games. l/rr is way wider than AA and you see it all the time.

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  3. So you went all in with AK but laid down KK? Also were any of the foreigners Polish and how are you doing with acquiring new language skills so that you can emigrate to Poland and be able to tell bad beat stories in Polish?

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    1. He needs to polish his Polish.

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    2. different people different room, different situation.one guy was known to be loose, one wasnt known to be.

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    3. Seriously Tony, are you even trying to learn Polish?

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    4. no but i would be if i were seriously planning to move to europe. i dont believe people should move to other countries without first learning the language

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    5. How can you say the limp reraise guy is not known to be loose, you just sat down at the table.

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    6. You live in the U.S. and your English is terrible...just kidding, sort of. You definitely do not speak nor write the standardized language to be certain.

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  4. Why do you always have to try and get unstuck for the day? It makes no logical sense.

    If you are in a good game and playing well, play. If you are in a bad game or are playing poorly, quit for the day or change games.

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    1. That is a very self-aware, and honest, statement, Tony.

      s.i.

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  5. How can it be a "very good read" when you were wrong? By definition, a very good read has to be right, and a wrong read is bad. You thought he had AA and he had QQ. That's not a very good read if you hold KK.

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    1. a read isnt supposed to consist of 1 particular hand its supposed to be a range. QQ-AA is the range, and it was correct. since aa is heavily weighted over qq folding is correct. in the long run the fold will win much more than not.

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    2. Perhaps after another 30 years of playing live poker, you'll finally realize why this is a horrible play, particularly with $85 behind.

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    3. Why is QQ weighted less than AA? Where's AK/AKs in your range? Awful fold.

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    4. Hmmmmm... what might be the odds that our Hero lives to the ripe old age of 60? 70? Or 80?

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    5. Tony you are wrong on this for about 6 reasons. The most blatant of which is that if someone's range is truly exactly [QQ-AA] with money invested and no players behind, KK is still a snapcall!

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  6. for anyone who doesnt know, i just received a email about a very good promotion in the hardrock tampa. for July every 50 hours of live cash poker u receive $500 cash. this is $10 per hour and this is far more valuable than the promotions in TI or in dover. (much better room)

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  7. Stay in Vegas you will get eaten alive in Tampa. Everyone who plays there is better than you.

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  8. Tony, I saw your youtube interview with PA. You did a good job on camera. I wish he picked a quieter place for the interview and asked you more questions. You always say that this blog doesn't bring you in any money. I think you should give vlogging a try and see if you can make a buy-in or two from it. Learn to use a video editing program and make a 5 min video. Oh, and I'm never folding KK for $100 pre-flop.

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    1. He is too lazy to even type up a blog post. Do you think heis going to go on video and then edit it? LOL

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    2. Video was suggested years ago. Anyone remember the bile riding video?

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  9. TI is $599 for 60 hrs of play PLUS $2 an hour in food comps....and a very beatable game. You should play at TI....BEST cash game promotion in Vegas!!!

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    1. Playing at TI is a terrible idea.
      A. There is zero action there. People are playing for the $10 per hour and playing incredibly tight passive
      B. The only game available is ever a single 1-3 table requiring an 1-3 hour wait everyday
      C. They are known to close down the games and not reopen them until people show up the next day. Getting 50 hours there is extremely difficult
      D. The game has ridiculous 4 + 2 rake and halfrake is rarely given

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    2. Wow, 4+2 rake, you get food comp, and a bonus for 60 hours of play? That is so sweet.

      We have 7+1 rake in Vancouver, no comps what so ever.

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    3. Another room Tony has been banned from.

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    4. It might've been 5 + 2. I actually forget now. But ok, moving to Vancouver to play live is decidedly a more terrible idea

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    5. The game is completely different from how you describe it....it was that way in the past...key word is WAS. Don't believe me, stop by and try it for yourself....I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

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  10. Tony, I know you don't do sports betting but...

    You need to put $100 on McGregor to beat Mayweather. Right now the underdog (McGregor) pays 50 to 1 if he wins.

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    1. No. No, he doesn't. McGregor is now at +400 in most books and opened at +1300. Would have been a decent bet when it opened (13 to 1) but is now a horrible bet.

      And, McGregor has a much lower chance of winning than 4-1.

      s.i.

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  11. Hi Tony, Sorry I didn't catch up with you last night. As I said all kinds of problems resulting in delayed flights and missed connections. By the time I eventually arrived at Planet Ho, I felt like a ho who had been out all night shagging. Hope to catch up with you at Wynn tonight about 9pm.

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