November 27, 2009
Real life side: Ate WAYYYYY too much. Holy moly. I can still barely move.
Poker: This was bad for poker. As my family is usually done getting together by around 9pm-ish I typically reserve holiday evenings for poker. This became a lot tougher with all that turkey in my belly. That being said I did decide to play a bit. I got one or two opponents pretty quickly at some PLO tables and made quick work of them. There were certainly some notable hands but Iâ€™m confusing the sessions.
You guys missed a day! You missed an EPIC day! Wow, 2 nights ago I got slaughtered for around 2 hours but stuck with it like a champ. Knowing if your playing well and running bad or just playing bad is easy when you consistently get it in a huge favorite and watch as the sickest 2 and 3 outers just crush your soul. I did have my first ever nut-boat to quads moment which was fun. KK to 33 on a K323Q. I was a little over 5 buying under EV when all was said and done.
But I came out a winner.
Vs. one particular opponent I had been all in 3 times in the 1st 15 hands! A few hands later I got stacked again and knew I had my work cut out for me. I was playing great with the exception of 1 hand.
I canâ€™t recall the action 100% but basically I was out of position on the turn with AKJ6 with the Ah6h and the board read Kh6h5cTh. I checked after check/calling pot on the flop. So, my decision to flat pf I think was good vs. this particular opponent given out 3-bet dynamic, and knowing that he would play back at my on a flush card a ton and never really 3-bet bluff the flop made chceck/calling the flop with such a hammer lock a pretty good option for me. Vs. people who are willing to call it off a little lighter or ship straight draws maybe I play it different but given the match at that point I was happy with my check call.
Anyway, I c/râ€™d the turn over 200bbâ€™s deep. He thought for around 5 seconds before full potting it. Foolishly thinking he had just committed himself I snap shipped and thought â€œdonâ€™t pair the board wait go head and well I donâ€™t know I hope he has 55â€.
Then I saw the pot size! I had gone all in for a little less than pot! WTF is he calling me with he Qhi flush? He stacks off with that I guess but I donâ€™t think this deep he is going to re-raise and call it off! And I had set blockers! So instead of stacking him there I had to wait another 20 hands.
The final hand was pretty crazy. I min-raised A7xx and he repotted. I called. The flop was A77 with 2 diamonds. He bet out full pot and I called intending on letting him barrel off his remaining stack. If the flush came he would try and push me off of it and if the flush missed he would try and push me off of a missed draw.
The turn was the 8d and he checks. I decided there to bet out full pot and let him rep AA. He obliged and check/pot. I paused and cringed for a second until I realized heâ€™s check/calling AA here pretty much always.
The river K didnâ€™t make me feel too great but nonetheless I called. Villain showed K7xx. I thought about it for a while but Iâ€™m pretty sure he was turning a 7 into a bluff on the turn which is pretty good I guess if I ever bet a flush on the turn.
But I donâ€™t.
Thanksgiving poker to come soon.