What Could Have Been & A Monster
Another session Saturday at the MGM and talk about what could have been. Did you ever have a session where you made money and still felt like you lost? No it wasn't because of shitty play either.
I sat in on what was possibly the loosest game I've ever been involved in and after doubling up my buy-in within the first hour I was salivating with the possibility of making so bank. Unfortunately though I went absolutely card dead. I had I think four playable hands in the next four hours while some players where donking away thousands of dollars. Literally thousands of dollars. I almost cried.
Pre-flop raises were $20 with usually four players seeing the flop. Most pots were anywhere from $100-$400 and these guys were playing crap.
Example 1. Three players all-in pre-fop with, I'm not making this up, A-8 sooted, K-10 sooted, and yes the monster 6-7 sooted. The button much to his dismay threw away 9-9 and missed a set and $700. Amazingly enough the flop and turn missed everyone followed by a 6 on the river to give the biggest donkey the huge pot.
Example 2. Four players see the flop of Js-9s-7s after a $25 raise. First two are all-in with TPTK and Two Pair 9's and 7's. Last guy calls with, of course, the nut flush and collects an $800 pot.
It went on and on like this I had nothing. Now I'm very TAG and I just couldn't bring myself to play 5-5 and 4-4, which were my only Pocket Pairs, for $20 pre-flop against 3 other players. Other than that I was dealt absolute crap. If nothing else I did have a lot of fun watching these guys throw chips all over the table even though I didn't get to stuff my pockets with their money. Oh well a win is a win.
I did catch a monster on Stars Friday night though playing some NL. I was in the BB and UTG doubled the blind and it got back to me with 6 callers so I was priced in and had to call with 3d-6d. Flop comes Jd-10d-2d. After a bet, raise, and re-raise, me UTG and CU saw the turn which was a 9c. Check, Check, All-in, All-in, All-in. I was worried that maybe someone had a higher flush and I was demanding no diamond on the river which was 3h and my flush held up and beat A-A and Q-Q. More than tripling up was beautiful but even better was listening to the idiots with A-A and Q-Q bitch and moan and call me a donkey and how much I suck. Of course I fueled it by questioning their pre-flop betting strategies and quizzing them what the odds are that A-A or Q-Q hold up against 6 other players.
I'll get into some thoughts more in-depth this week but lately I can't stay away from the cash games. I used to play mostly all SNG's and MTT's both online and live and for the most part did rather well in both but my hourly rate has sky-rocketed from playing cash games. I'm very patient and I don't have any problem folding until I get the monster and since I'm a bottom-line type of guy I like the results. Again I'll get more in-depth this week and hopefully get to pick the brains of some of you veteran players.
Hope everyone had an enjoyable and profitable weekend.