Wednesday, September 9th, 2009
TR Days 5 & 6
I arrive around 7pm and get in the pink chip omaha game, buying in for two racks($500). My seat is to the direct left of one of the crazy gamblers mentioned in earlier day reports. This is the guy that will cap any 4 every hand preflop if allowed(and with 9 other players gunning for him someone is usually willing to cap pre with a good hand of course), but will then play seemingly solid poker postflop. So I sit down and prepare for the roller coaster ride.
It never really comes, or its a small one I guess. I win one pot that’s bigger than a racks worth of chips, I don’t think I ever get down more than $50, but that big win was when I was breakeven and I never could build from it. I fluctuate between breakeven and up $300 for 5 hours, eventually cashing out up $100, booking a small win.
A couple hands that occured back to back:
I’m dealt AAK2 double suited UTG, spades and clubs. Crazy gambler is actually sitting out this hand. An aggressive player who was frequently capping w/ crazy gambler raises from late position, button 3-bets, two people cold call, I cap, and we go 5 ways to the flop capped. Not unusual at all in this game. Flop comes 984 with two spades, giving me nut low and nut flush draw. I bet the flop and everyone calls. The turn is the ace of hearts. Not the best card, I still have the nut high but my low is busted. Nonetheless, I bet out and again the entire table calls. The river is an offsuit king. I check/call a bet and lose to JTxx. Ah well.
Next hand, crazy gambler is back from a break and posts his big blind, so I’m UTG again. I get KKQ8 double suited and limp in, happy to try to set mine in this kind of game. Someone is willing to cap with the crazy gambler and we go 6 ways to the flop for 4 bets. Flop Q95 with two diamonds, I have diamonds. I’m pretty much seeing the river unless the board pairs on the turn. There’s only one bet on the flop, which everyone calls, 6 ways to the turn, 30 small bets in the pot. The turn is an offsuit 7, putting a second flush draw on the board that I don’t have, and completing a straight and adding a low draw. We go 6 ways to the river for one more bet, pot is now 21 BB. River pairs the 5, completing neither flush. We check around, no one had a 5, no one had a straight, no one had AA, and of the 3 other hands that got shown down, no one even had two pair, lots of flush draws and low draws. I drag a 21 BB pot with kings up.
Bones marathon on TNT, Tennis, sleep. I have been waking up at like 3 or 4pm and playing until 5am, which is fine and a lot of fun(though it kinda toes the line between playing to win and having fun on vacation, I always give back some money before I leave because I want to play as much as possible while I’m up here, instead of quitting right when I know I’m getting a little tired or not playing my best anymore). Anyway, there’s a 1pm PLO tournament I want to play Thursday, and I have friends in town for the weekend so its time to make sure I’m awake during the daytime again
Trip Total: -$100
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