Friday, February 29, 2008

Whats my name? FUCK you! That's my name!

Ghey poker day yesterday.

I finally got to play the second round in my HUC match. We played at 6pm and I win the first two matches to move on. Alan sends me an email coordinating the next match with Empty and he emails me sometime around 10:30pm stating he's available tongiht. Good! I think. We can get the next round out of the way as well....

I was already out of the RC event when a squeeze between Bayne and Crack with AT failed to convince Bayne tht I had mortal nuts. Of course his AK was a little to much to overcome. I had just about 1600 left into his utg raise of 240 and chads call. I figured that would be a good as time as any to try and grab and extra 500. They both know how to fold, so I figured I was 70% to take the pot without seeing any flop. Then I figured if a flop did come, I had about an 82% chance of sucking out to a dominated hand. Although Full Tilt forgot to spike the 8 for my straight on the river and I go home. What a cooler.

I had two prop bets last night. CK and Kat. Both outlasted me. so I"m a little lighter today.

Then Empty pings me and we go off to the races... We played three matches. The first was a good one. lasting probably around 100 hands or so. lead went back and forth about 7 times and I finally got it all when he was left with under 200 on a hand I turned a boat or something on.

The second game was brutal. For both of us. talk about grinding. We saw over 120 hands and I think probably only about 20% of those hands saw a flop even dealt. Again, I had him against the ropes with an almost 3 to 1 chip lead when I flopped top pair. He raised, I jammed and he called. He turned a straight flush and almost brought us back to even.

It was really late here in the east. after 1:30 and I was gettng really tired. I kept the pressure on preflop from the small almost every single time betting pot with any two. for the most part it worked. Then he started reciprocating. I took some losses and he had me by about 600-700 chips.

I noticed when he raised pre with a min raise, from the small, and the hand went to the flop turn or river, he almost always had a premium hand. Or bet like he did. When he raised from the small in pot size, I could usually get thim off of that holding with any paired or draw heavy board, OR, any re-raise pre. So in the second game, with the blinds at 120/240 I shoved with Q rag suited to his pot bet out of the small. I had a little fold equity, but he called with KQ and I was dead. I like his call there. It was late, the blinds were big, and I was raising pretty heavy the whole game. My range was really wide there as well and I think it was reasonable to think K high was good.

The third match was a killer for me. It was after 2am and I was reeling. I had been up the night before til about 3am working and playing and started to feel the effects. Again we went back and forth with 1800 to 1200 stacks and then 2k to 1k stacks. We got it all in after about 70 hands or so when we both held an A and he had a better kicker which held. It was a fun match through and through. Empty was a good opponent and neither of us really card racked at all. I never saw AA or KK and had Queens only twice out of the whole 3 matches. As a matter of fact, the only pairs I saw throughout the whole series were QQ, 55, 22 and 88. presto twice, never seeing action. the rest only once. Empty never showed a pair either so we were both pretty much playing preflop poker with both of us being aggressive enough to take what was available in preflop action.

Take that shit down the rest of the way brother...


On a side note...

Bam posted yesterday a very nice post about why bloggers do what they do. The poor little guy seemed overwhelmed with how cool everyone was and what they did to help make Eh Vegas what it was. People put themselves out there in an open and interesting way which demands respect from others, and makes this whole thing go round and round.

So, with that being said... Go check out Evy's post. The little poker vixen has opened herself up for all to see. In the very least you will be able to pick up some tells :) go check out what makes her tick...

4 comments:

Donkette said...

Great Post!..... AS USUAL.....See ya in AC

bayne_s said...

You will have to ask CK herself if she promised me nekkid pictures if I helped her win prop bet.

BamBam said...

"poor little guy"

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOM !!!!!!!

LuckTruck said...

"BamBam, Carson, Riggs and myself walked into the bar early and joined the other 3 degenerates spending their afternoon with strippers instead of their children."

BLHAHAHAHAHAHA