Sunday, February 8, 2015

Ending With a Thud

I'm returning to L.A. tomorrow.  Up until a few nights ago, I was having a nice run at the poker tables, then all of a sudden.....

Well, I almost can't wait to get out of town after my last few sessions.  I'm gonna give it one last shot after I post this, but let me give a brief summary of what's been happening here lately.

Thursday, a nice session was ruined when I flopped a set and a guy playing 7-4 rivered a straight.  I still managed to leave ahead, but that took a big chunk of my profits for the evening.

Next night, I ran two more sets into straights.  Both straights were flopped.  I guess I should just autofold sets.  That was not a profitable session.

Yesterday, third hand of the Binion's tournament, I rivered a set of 9's (I floated the flop thinking the guy might be c-betting AK, and there was no turn bet).  The 9 gave him a straight (that's four sets-into-straights in less than 36 hours, if you're counting at home).  I didn't really put him on it because in order to make the straight he would have had to have raised preflop with 8-6.  But that's exactly what he did.  But you know, it was sooooted.

My tournament ended a few hours later when I raised preflop first in with Ace-9 off.  One caller.  I checked-shoved the flop which was Ace-Jack-10.  She snap called and showed King-Queen.

At least that finally gave me time to try a Deep Fried Twinkie, which will make angerisagift happy, since he's been begging me to try them forever.  I think he actually prefers the Deep Fried Oreos, but I thought I would go into sugar shock if I tried both, and the twinkie appealed to me more.  It was damn good, I have to admit.  Is there a Doctor in the house?



Later, my early session at MGM.  A few hands in, I called a straddle with pocket 7's.  I flopped a set, on a 7-6-4 board, two hearts.  I bet the flop.  I bet the turn.  The river was the Jack of hearts.  My opponent bet out.  I called $62 because, new to the table, I couldn't be sure he wasn't bluffing or perhaps the Jack gave him two pair or whatever.  I had already put over $100 into the pot so I couldn't see folding.  He had King-5 of hearts, so with the open ended straight and flush draws, he wasn't going anywhere.

I added $100 and then within a half hour was dealt pocket Aces.  A new guy had come to the table a few hands earlier.  He was pulled from that table for a few hands to talk to guy with a name badge and a suit.  I thought it might be a security issue but then I realized, after they shook hands, that the guy in the suit was a casino host.  Anyway, this guy had raise to $5.  Four players called the $5 in front of me.  I made it $25 with my Aces.  Only the original raiser called.

The flop was Queen high, two diamonds.  Neither of my bullets was a diamond.  I bet $60, which was more than half my remaining stack.  The villain, who had me covered, shoved.  I called.  We didn't show.  I was happy that no more diamonds hit.  Not so happy when the turn was a second Queen.  King on the river.

The guy showed me Queen-4.  Offsuit.  Seriously.  OK, if you wanna raise to $5 for shits and giggles, I get it.  But calling a $25 three-bet with it?  Seriously.  I didn't say anything, though he might have noticed steam coming out of my ears.  He said, "Better to be lucky than good."

Small consolation that when all the money went in, I was ahead.

For more fun, after dinner I flopped a set of Queens and a guy who called my preflop raise with Ace-3 of hearts caught his nut-flush on the river.  Earlier, this same guy had slow-rolled me when he had the absolutely nuts (another Ace-high flush) against my top pair-top kicker hand.  I called him (it was a small bet and I thought he might have had a weaker King than I had) and he took forever to show the absolute nuts.  So it was especially galling to lose again to him.  At least this second time he didn't slow-roll me.  

At the Aria tournament just now, I didn't have any bad beats.  Just no cards to play.  So maybe that's an improvement.

And yet I am about to go out and try this poker thing one last time.  Perhaps I should seek psychiatric help instead.

Anyway, just for fun, here's a few gratuitous pics that have nothing to do with this post but cheer me up.







29 comments:

  1. gave me time to try a Deep Fried Twinkie,

    I've not tried them, but they look and sound amazing.

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    1. They are pretty damn tasty. Forgot to mention they are a bit messy to eat. I did get the powdered sugar all over my shirt!

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  2. Wow, triple boobage - you must have REALLY needed some cheering up!

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    1. Really needed a few MORE boobie pics for this one!

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  3. Thanks for including that last pic for me. I needed it.

    -- "Abe"

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    1. LOL....glad you liked it,I was definitely thinking of you when I found that one.

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  4. I just wrote about my leaky bathroom, and I guess that you're trying to tell me that it could have worse - I could have been playing poker. You should have snapped back to that guy, "Fortunate for you, because you're definitely not good..." You'll bounce back, but I'm curious, what are the little black things on top of the powdered sugar on the twinkie?

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    1. A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Pulitzer prize post. FRIED TWINKIES!!!!!!!!! and BOOBIES!!!!!!!!!!!! BRAVO BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!

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    2. @Coach. I guess having serious problems with your living quarters is a lot worse than having a few bad poker sessions. I thought the black things were chocolate chips, not sprinkles, but either way, they were good!

      @anger, I figured you;'d like this one. If only I could have found a boobie pic with the girl with the boobage actually eating a deep fried twinkie!

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    3. Thanks - looked big for sprinkles, but your photo makes the twinkie look ENORMOUS, so I wasn't sure... :)

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    4. It's a BIG twinkie......

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    5. Mermaids casino needs to get a poker room too

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    6. Nice thot,l but since the entire casino is basically just the size of a smallish poker room, I don't see that happen, But if they did add one, they could give out deep fried Oreos and twinkies as high hand bonuses!

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    7. true it is small . well Vegas just got a White Castle soooo baby steps

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    8. Maybe you could convince the White Castle to see deep fried twinkies and oreos?

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  5. Flopping a set is not easy, yet here you are getting one after the other, and with horrendous results. Not good, not good.

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    1. Thanks. Mr. S. yeah, I agree. Really sucks.

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    2. losing after flopping a set isnt ez either but Rob seems to have mastered it thou #losingwhenfloppingsets #notinsupersystems

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    3. Not a skill a really wanted to master.

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  6. Hey Anger: What's your username on this app?

    http://metro.co.uk/2015/02/08/high-there-now-theres-a-dating-app-for-people-who-smoke-weed-5054552/

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    1. SWEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!!!!! i gotta check that out

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    2. We'll be needing a blow-by-blow account (with photos) of your first 420 hookup.

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    1. I believe he's ranking the pictures....His favorite is 2, then 1, then 3. Personally, I wouldn't differentiate, any and/or all would be fine by me...lol

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    2. Hmm, ok, thanks for that explanation......I agree with you Nick, I'll take them in any order.

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