Riding the rollercoaster.
I’ve been a bit up and down since I last posted an update. Mostly, I’ve been focused on a variety of personal issues getting ready for the house update. I’ve played a bit more on Stars and some on Cake, just to check it out. ITHers find Cake uber-soft and it seems to be true thus far. I’ll post the complete (and ugly) details at month-end. I think I’m down like $500 on the month.
I got berated by another player at Stars today. It was a 15/30 table and I didn’t know the guy:
PokerStars 15/30 Hold’em (9 handed) Poker Stars
Preflop: Hero is BB with , . CO posts a blind of $15.
2 folds, MP1 calls, 2 folds, CO (poster) raises, 2 folds, Hero calls, MP1 calls.
Assuming the poster is solid, he is probably raising a massive range here. The open limp with a poster is very weak, so isolating MP1 with position is pretty obviously good for CO. Also, he’s a bit of a LAG. I don’t know MP1 (this is my first hand, too), but he has been tight for the last five hands or so while I waited for the blind.
Flop: (6.66 SB) , , (3 players)
Hero checks, MP1 checks, CO bets, Hero raises, MP1 calls, CO calls.
Super-jackpot! Two pair is super vulnerable here, so I’m raising 100% of the time. If CO has AK or KQ, I might get a big pot out of him and maybe trap MP1. Unbeknownst to me, MP1 has a set of tens and is trapping me.
Turn: (6.33 BB) (3 players)
Hero bets, MP1 calls, CO folds.
Here the set of tens gives up a ton of value. He might get to cap here against my actual hand. You could make a case for playing the flop slow, but the turn is a clear mistake.
River: (8.33 BB) (2 players)
Hero bets, MP1 raises, Hero 3-bets, MP1 caps, Hero calls.
I figured him for a King all along, so his raise didn’t really concern me. When he capped, I worried for a second about KT, but if the poker gods had that in store for me, so be it.
Final Pot: 16.33 BB
Hero has (full house, kings full of sevens).
MP1 has (full house, tens full of kings).
Outcome: Hero wins 16.33 BB.
This hand apparently tilted MP1, because the next hand reported:
MP1 leaves the table
Fair enough. That had to hurt. The weird part comes about 12 hands later, when he pops up on observer chat. He says something about what a bad play I made and the idiocy of playing K7. Then he tells me I’m a marked man and he’s going to be looking for me. I just say “Have a nice day!” I don’t know if tilting is worse or slowplaying is worse, but it will be interesting to see if he stalks me.
The new PokerTracker3 beta is out and they have added a ton of cool new features, so I’m going to play with that some more. I’ll report on the details after I get some time to mess with it.
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