Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tues update

Although I don't usually post on a Tuesday I thought I'd clarify a couple of things and maybe even squeeze in some poker too!

On rereading my words on the situation with Step A I felt I was being a bit unfair on the ex.I wrote that her remark about how I'd given Step A money and therefore the wee one should have brought me a gift ( from her Holiday last week) was weak.It was weak as it had nothing to do with money but to be fair the ex ,we still get on well and she was trying to stick up for me in what was probably a tricky situation for her.

I've also have no intention of issuing any kind of dramatic ultimatums to the wee one and I hope it didn't come across that way.Even if she doesn't want me to babysit when her Mum is working, she'll know that if she needs me for anything,anytime then I'll be there.The ex says the wee one has been quite clingy towards her since she got back from her hols and I think she just wants to spend more time with her Mum.Hopefully normal service will resume soon!

Ok ,to the poker and I only played a couple of wee $6 games with Juice last night.In the first one a donk raised,I shoved with QQ,he insta-called with A3 and the 3 on the flop and another on the turn sealed my fate.Juice didn't have much luck either as Riverstars lived up to its name!

The standard of play was so poor it was almost like play money.I made a daft mistake right on the bubble and only made the money due to there being an even bigger donkey at the table than me ! With 5 left ( 18 player,top 4 pay) it was folded to me on the button.I had Jh4h, was 2nd shortest stack and reckoned if I shoved the very short big blind would call and my Jh4h would do ok against his random hand.I hadn't bargained on the tight small blind calling with 55.If the big blind had folded his 83 ( with 200 chips left) he would have made the money.He didn't ,55 won and I scraped 4th.( due me having a slightly larger stack than the bb at start of the hand)

The only other hand of any interest was the one below because I usually only limp occasionally early on in sngs and almost never when there are antes in play and the blinds are getting higher.

PokerStars Game #16899996766: Tournament #85622019, $6.00+$0.50 Hold'em No Limit - Level VII (100/200) - 2008/04/21 - 19:33:20 (ET)
Table '85622019 2' 9-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: zagga (1955 in chips)
Seat 2: mistyq (2620 in chips)
Seat 3: bonesditch (5220 in chips)
Seat 4: khairome (3084 in chips)
Seat 5: solshine (1915 in chips)
Seat 6: kage1526 (5132 in chips)
Seat 7: jkr1 (1871 in chips)
Seat 8: Kingpin55 (2902 in chips)
Seat 9: ADHD_kiddo99 (2301 in chips)
zagga: posts the ante 25
mistyq: posts the ante 25
bonesditch: posts the ante 25
khairome: posts the ante 25
solshine: posts the ante 25
kage1526: posts the ante 25
jkr1: posts the ante 25
Kingpin55: posts the ante 25
ADHD_kiddo99: posts the ante 25
mistyq: posts small blind 100
bonesditch: posts big blind 200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to zagga [9s Ts] >> Nice hand on the button but I have chips and don't need to shove 10 high just yet to accumulate.

khairome: calls 200
solshine: folds
kage1526: folds
jkr1: folds
Kingpin55: folds
ADHD_kiddo99: folds

zagga: calls 200 >> Calling for 200 here with position wont make a huge difference to my stack.I expect my next bet to be a shove and again shoving 1955 or 1755 didn't seem significant.Misty had also been tight in the small blind and I didn't think he'd make a squeeze bet very often.

mistyq: folds
bonesditch: checks
*** FLOP *** [2s 7c 9d] >> Flopped top pair on a reasonably dry board.

bonesditch: bets 600 >> After checking his big blind preflop he now leads out for 600.It looks like a steal to me and as he's in the big blind even if he has hit the nine he could have any kicker and I don't feel even a hand like K9 could stand a lot of heat here.

khairome: folds >> Glad the other limper folded.

zagga: raises 1130 to 1730 and is all-in >> Bearing in mind I'd limped on the button for the first time in the game,I think it's possible to get the big blind ( bonesditch) to think I've slow played an overpair or that I'm playing either a 9 with a higher kicker than him or possibly even have a set.( though less likely)

bonesditch: folds >> Phew!

zagga collected 2125 from pot >> sweet!
zagga: doesn't show hand
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2125 | Rake 0
Board [2s 7c 9d]
Seat 1: zagga (button) collected (2125)

Just back from Glasgows fine Alea Casino .Time for food and football...

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