Friday, December 30, 2005

Late night witterings

Crashed out of 3 mtt's making the top 100 in all but not the money.Tightened up when I was in the top 5 but it was painful folding K10 soooted and seeing a huge pot go down with a hand I would have won.Happened a few times.Though my luck had changed when I won all in with AK v KK but later some goof tried to steal my blind with a min raise.I had KK and put him all in ( 6th at the time).He called with A7 and hit on the flop.

Ok here's a wee hand from last night to show off my maniac side.Ok so I only called a $1 and got lucky but hey its a sweet hand!

* Game ID 391342387 starting - 2005-12-30 02:09:39
** Viera [Hold 'em] (0.501.00 No Limit - Cash Game) Real Money

- Acornman sitting in seat 1 with $151.65
- speakhorse sitting in seat 2 with $99.75
- ccripcc sitting in seat 3 with $309.58
- slowcoaches sitting in seat 4 with $60.00 [Sitting out]
- Dynnjansmakt sitting in seat 5 with $388.61
- unreal666 sitting in seat 6 with $325.16 [Dealer]

Acornman posted the small blind - $0.50
speakhorse posted the big blind - $1.00

** Dealing card to Acornman: 8 of Clubs, 4 of Clubs
ccripcc folded
Dynnjansmakt folded
unreal666 called - $1.00
Acornman called - $1.00
speakhorse checked

** Dealing the flop: 7 of Hearts, 6 of Diamonds, 5 of Clubs
Acornman checked
speakhorse checked
unreal666 bet - $2.00
Acornman called - $2.00
speakhorse folded

** Dealing the turn: 10 of Clubs
Acornman checked
unreal666 bet - $4.00
Acornman raised - $8.00
unreal666 called - $8.00

** Dealing the river: 2 of Spades
Acornman bet - $18.00
unreal666 called - $18.00
Acornman shows: 8 of Clubs, 4 of Clubs
unreal666 mucks:
Acornman wins $57.00 from the main pot

At one stage I was playing the Laddys $4k turbo Crapshoot,Interpoker turbo $3k gtd ( $11 fee) and Pokerroom $5 mtt all at once.

Ran out of time and ended up checking down trip tens on the Laddies table on a ragged board.I had good hands on both other tables and a smoke under construction.Got my bets some respect!

Down $30 tonight in tourney fees but really enjoyed a different type of challenge.

Last night I won a few $$ but I can see clearly that while luck has not been with me I've made some right donkey plays too.

I call a raise with A10 ( hmmm!) and raise the villan when he makes his continuation bet on a 4 7 10 rainbow board.This was 6 max nl with position so the initial call wasn't way off track and so far so good.He reraises me for $20 and I ......should be out of there quicker than Juice gives up his blinds but I make the worst move available and call.Blank turn and river later and its game over as he shows JJ to take it.

Obvious staring me in the face stuff certainly.It almost like going back in time to when I started and only concentrating on my own hand,barely glancing at the board and trying to will the pot over to my side of the virtual table because I'm damn well owed it.

I may have made some donk moves but its bad luck thats cost me and thats got to change sometime so instead of patiently waiting for the right moment I'll blunder blindly on into the abyss and hey you let the clock run down.I now know for sure your bluffing now.Where's the all in button?

There are tells online.If you tune into the betting patterns at a 6 max table you can pick up plenty from the time taken to bet and obviously bet sizes.See who lets you into the pot or draw cheaply and who denys odds and make life tough.

Check and see if the villans are multi-tabling too.More likely to give up their blinds and only raise with the goods.

The "raise any" button is interesting on some sites too.Villan bets preflop and I call with KQ.Flop comes giving me top pair and a straight draw.I bet and he reraises so quickly he must have used the auto option.I'm fairly sure then he has AA but the auto raise button only raises the minimum so I call knowing I'm behind but with odds and in the knowledge even if I do hit he's going to find it hard to let go and I could end up calling his all in.

Doesn't matter what happened. Ok you know I made the straight and took him out but his laziness cost him his stack.

Ok its 2.25 am and I aint even gonna read that drivel back before posting it!

Football tomorrow then friends come over for Hogmany.Should be a fine night.Oh and musn't forget flowers for Mrs A.Six years since we met just after the bells at New Year and I only wish I'd moved in sooner.

Here's a couple of ancient Chic Murray jokes a'fore I go...

•My girlfriend's a redhead. No hair. Just a red head.

•I drew a gun. He drew a gun. I drew another gun. Soon we were surrounded by drawings of lovely guns.

Have a good one and don't forget the Irn Bru for the hangover...


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