Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Rollercoaster

Man it's been a crazy month so far.  I'm still up for the month but it's been very swingy.  Big wins followed by big losses.  Very strange, but I guess that's the nature of the beast.

Played an interesting hand at Wynn the other day.  Villain & I both have ~$600.  I'm in the cutoff with K7hh & limp after 2 others.  Button limps, SB completes, BB checks.  Flop is Th3h6h giving me the 2nd nuts.  My idea on this flop is to bet about half pot if checked to me; I need to see where the Ah is & I want to make any possible flopped sets pay to pair the board.  Surprisingly an EP limper fires $18.  With 3 others left to act my thinking is now to just call, string them along, & reevaluate the turn.

The button calls but then the SB check raises to $50.  The BB folds, EP who led for $18 folds, leaving it up to me.  Now I'm trying to put SB on a range of hands.  I take the nut flush out of the equation because I think he would just call & try to string the rest of us along.  I put him squarely on 2 pair, a set, or a smaller flush.  If he has any of that I want to get as much money as possible in now, but don't want to lose him.  So I "spring the trap" & raise to $140.  To my additional surprise the button flat calls my raise.  I immediately know he has the ace of hearts.  SB also calls.

Turn is an offsuit 8, changing nothing.  SB checks & I instantly jam my remaining $320.  Button folds immediately in disgust & SB tanks for about 15 seconds before calling.  River is the 4h.  I see the button slump in his chair in agony.  I table my flush & SB shows TT for flopped top set.  So the dealer pushes the ~$1150 pot to me.  I almost threw up.

Anyway, I'm taking the night off to try to get my sleep schedule on some kind of normalcy.  This wake up at 3-4pm, fall asleep at 7am crap is for the birds.  When I was winning in July I was up by noon, playing until about midnight, and asleep by 2-3am.  Plus I have some errands to run & can't get some errands accomplished at night.

For any Howard Stern fans the Ronnie Mund Block Party & Poker Tournament is going to be at the Hard Rock Casino Saturday night.  I kind of want to go, and it's only $25 for the party.  The poker tourney is $250, but I don't plan on playing unless I go on a tear this week.  Also excited about Guns n Roses taking up residency here soon.  I know it's not the real GnR but if the price is right, I'm there.

Watching the WSOP coverage on ESPN.  Next week I may get some TV time, so keep your eyes open.  That's about all from Vegas.  Looking forward to my parents coming in next weekend.  Finally get to eat some real (expensive) food!

9 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the flush holding up! My immediate plans are to chase freeroll tournies, but if you ever want to meet up just to say hey or watch some football, just let me know through my blog or twitter...

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    1. Will do Coach. I need more friends around here.

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  2. I am a HUGE Stern fan. If you go to either the event or the tournament, PLEASE do a write up. I look forward to reading it.

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    1. Will do. Hoping to make enough this week to blow on the tournament entry.

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  3. Congrats on that great hand. I'm trying to figure out if the BB made a good fold to your shove? Did he have you covered? I'm guess yes. If he had (much) less it would seem to me that's an easy call. What do you think?

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    1. Almost forgot. I think the SB deserved to get stacked for not raising preflop there, no? All those limpers and he actually has a hand? That's a no-no, right? You might have folded pre depending on the action in response to his raise. K7 sooooted is not a hand you want to invest a lot of money in, usually.

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    2. I don't fault SB for not raising pre. It's only TT and there were 4 limpers, AND he was OOP. So I don't mind the complete/see a flop line. I probably would have done the same thing. As far as the Ah folding on turn, yes, he has to fold there. He would be calling off over $300 with the naked ace flush draw. Pretty bad poker IMHO. And yes he had me covered.

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    3. Ok, makes sense. That would have been a good time for him to have been short stacked.

      Still think SB was in pretty good position to try a steal attempt there and he still has a hand if someone calls.

      But then I'm real sensitive because last time in Vegas, most of my sets ended up losing to straights and flushes.

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  4. Congrats on the huge hand and actually pushing the Ah out.

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