Monday, September 7th, 2009
TR Day 4
Made it down to the casino around 5pm, sitting down at a 1/2 PLO game after taking some time to eat first.
The game didn’t last long. There was a guy having a lot of fun and chatting and raising blind every hand. He would tell the table how many cards he’d looked at, and occasionally even what they were. He hit *everything*. He won $1500 in about an hour and the game broke very soon after he left.
I only played one noteworthy hand. I’ve got $500. I’m in middle position with AAK2 double suited. An early position player raises to $10, I call as do a few others(pot should be $8 but the guy stuck in $10 and no one caught it). Crazy guy looks at two cards, announced that they are very pretty, and pots it to $60. Its folded to me, but that’s enough for me to get almost half my stack in preflop with double suited aces against a guy who hasn’t even seen all four of his cards… pot! Everyone else folds. Crazy guy says “I really like my first two cards, I call.” He hasn’t seen his last two cards yet if he’s to be believed(he hasn’t appeared to have lied yet). Flop is Q75 rainbow. Crazy guy says “I’ll let you put your money in before I see the last two cards if you want. I have AJ spades so far.” The queen on the board is a spade. I shove. He looks at his other two cards and says “well I apologize if I suck out on you but I have to call” He tables AJ64 with AJ spades. Turn 5, river 3. His straight takes the pot. C’est la vie.
I rebuy but the game breaks within the next 30 minutes.
I get on the list for the pink chip O8 game, that’s 7.5/15 limit. The main game looks crazy. A must move starts up short handed, I buyin for a rack of pink chips($2.50 chips, a rack = $250). I’ve got about $350 when I move over to the main game. Amazingly I cannot remember any really significant hands from when I chipped up. I was aggressive and hit some hands. The game was so so loose, old school limit game really. Any hand that was less than 7 ways to the flop was a surprise, even for a raise. I played tight enough(i saw a lot of flops but didn’t chase much but the nuts) and hit a few hands. A good pot was well over a rack of chips. at around 1am I had over 3 racks in front of me, I’d gone from $250 to about $850 and was actually up for the day. As I tend to do live, I started playing too many hands when i got way up. I stopped myself from doing that after I had dropped back down to $700 though and still had a nice win in front of me.
Then the limit gods decided that they hated me.
I pay off big time in a 3-way pot with the 2nd nut low and 3rd nut flush, finding nut high/nut low. I have AQ53 with a suited ace. I raise and we go to the flop 9 ways. Flop T42 with one heart. Someone bets, I raise, and we are 6 ways to the turn for 2 more bets. Turn is the jack of hearts, giving me nut no bust low draw(any low card gives me the nut low since I have A35), the nut flush draw, and a gutshot to broadway. I bet out, all 5 opponents call. The river is an offsuit ten. Its checked around, and pocket kings wins the pot. Baffling, and excruciating.
Then a familier face sits down. Its the guy from TR day 3 who blind raised to $10 preflop every single hand of PLO. I had talked to a guy from that table earlier in the day and learned that he will cap preflop and on the flop literally every single hand if allowed in limit O8. This holds to form. We endup playing a number of pots that go 7 ways capped to the flop and 4 ways capped to the turn… just insane stuff.
I don’t win a single hand during this madness, and lose two that hurt badly. One I see a flop on the button with AQQ4 and a suited ace. Flop K76 with one of my suit, after being 3-bet preflop, its just one more bet to see the turn. Turn is a queen, giving me second set. Crazy guy bets, I raise, and we go 4 or 5 ways to the river for two more bets. River is an 8 and its a bet, raise, and re-raise beforeit even gets to me. I muck in disgust.
Another hand I flop the nut low draw w/ A2 in a 7 way capped pot preflop, go to the river to have my low counterfieted.
Long story short, I decide to get up from the pink chip game when I get down exactly to $250, my buyin.
I did give a little back playing poorly, but this was the first day I felt a little frustration, getting my money in in massive +EV situations against guys just dicking around raining chips into pots for me and whiffing huge draws and/or getting sucked out on when massively ahead. It happens obviously, high variance games, but today was frustrating.
TRIP TOTAL: -$200
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