He shoots....He Scores!!!
I love Interpoker. Won $445 there last night playing 0.50-$1nl 6 max. I've now made over $800 there in two weeks and cashed out my orginal deposit and some more to buy a new mattress,my champions league tickets, a chauffeur driven Limo for our holiday airport transfer and a bung to Mrs A to buy herself something nice.
Isn't poker wonderful sometimes!
Still left about $1100 in my roll but it feels great to have some more winnings to spend even if in the big scheme of things its only buttons.
When I sat down last night at the table there was one big stack with over $400 who bet all in on a flop of K K K . I folded 88 but found his a strange bet.If he had the K why not wait and see if someone with a pp ( like me) wants to build the pot and if he didn't then why risk your stack as someone else may have it.He was way ahead of everyone in chips so he wouldn't have gone broke but my point is valid.
He went all in again and I started to peg him a a loose goose.
I look up from constructing some smokeable inspiration and see JJ. Our friend raises to $31 behind me and once again I play the player and raise to my $100 buy in putting me all in.
I must stress I'm not in the habit of pushing all in with JJ after a 31 * bb raise but I had a feeling I was ahead.He called with 10 10 and on a K 3 4 Q Q board my hand held up.
A few rounds later I get A8 in the BB and check.Flop comes a delightful 8 4 8 rainbow and my friend bets $1 which 3 of us call.The turn brings another sexy snowman 8 and I'm luvin' my quads and just hoping my loosey goosey friend flips again.....
River is a 4 and suddenly he obliges and bets $58 from out of nowhere.I consider a value raise for about a nano second then remember what a donk he is and raise $195 all in which he called for the $137 he had left! He had 4h3d. Did really think he was ahead or did he think it was a split pot and I was trying to steal? I don't know and don't care.
I stayed at that table a while and really bossed the show for about an hour before deciding that while respect for my raises boosted my ego it wasn't helping my stack.( apart from a lot of minor bluff steals of course).
I moved to another table and bought in for $100 as some sensible part of my brain said that if I moved and lost my $100 buy in I'd still be well up.
I'd been at my new table about 3/4 hr when I get AA and the pot had been raised first to $3 and then to $5.My move.Hmmmm what to do.... Zagga is all in for $100. Call, call and my AA amazingly holds up v 10 10 and KK for another nice virtual rack of chips.
I doubt that would have worked at Pokerrooms $1nl. Why would anyone call a bet, a raise and an all in reraise preflop all in without AA? I can only assume Mr 10 10 thought I was a simliar kind of fish to my earlier friend.Mr KK I can understand especially going on some of the wild bets I've seen at this site.
Table selection was once again a major factor.At one table I was at one player seemed to have my number.Didn't lose much to him and maybe he just hit some nice cards but I didn't hang around to find out.Congrats on having my number but I've just changed it.Bye Bye.
I must have moved 6 or 7 times.If I didn't fancy the table conditions then I was offski.Back to the lobby to look for high % flop seen and big ave pot size.
On another night of course he'd have had QQ to my JJ,my AA would have been cracked and my Quads would never have happened.I feel I've had my share of "another night" though recently and while it doesn't work that way ( oh he's had his share recently we'd better make sure all his good hands hold up tonight) it will certainly go down in history ( well ok just this blog) as my best poker night ever.
Certainly cheered me up after Hibs staged a smash n grab at Ibrox today and beat us 3-0.Don't remember the last time we lost by 3 goals at home.Hopefully give the team a kick up the arse and get them going again.The transfer window shuts on 31/8 and I hope we bring in at least one more player as if the management think the team that lost 3-0 to Hibs is going to beat Adriano,Figo,Martinez and co at Inter Milan then they better quit and go do some stand up comedy!
Over and out....