Mookie, Clowns, & Help Me With a Hand
Congrats to a bunch of my crew hitting the board last night in the Mookie. Waffles just misses repeating and gets 2nd, JJ gets 3rd two weeks after winning, Hoyazo stays hot grabbing 5th, and our ever gracious host Mookie still without a haircut but hitting the board in 8th. Tough break for Chris as the bubble boy and myself for finishing 14th.
A small rant. The trouble I have with MTTs and SnGs for that matter is when they turn into push monkey fests. Heck we were only in Level 6 and because of the bubble approaching and stack sizes we didn't see a flop, unless it was all-in, from that time until I busted with 8-8 against J-J. Yes there is skill involved in different stages of the event but not when it's push monkey time. It was nice after the bubble burst and we were down to 6 players when poker started again. You know see a flop and bet not just push push push. I understand it needs to be done but I don't have to like it. I'm through.
Well almost. What's up with the avatars on FT. The one of the Poser guy is hideous. What thoughts must go through some tools mind when looking at avatars when he signs up and he sees the poser? 'Oh wow this is so cool, it's definitely me.' I seriously want to reach across the table and smack the ass munch.
The worst is that fucking clown. What the fuck is that? Even worse is the different "moods" the clown might be in. Happy, annoyed, wtf? That clown has pedophile written all over it, John Wayne Gacy with his pocket cut out so he can play with his junk while he entertains all the dumb little boys and girls. If a clown is at my table I serioulsy ask him why the fuck he picked that avatar and if he's really a pedophile. Worse yet, today there were two sitting side by side directly across the table from me. I wanted to double bitch slap both of them. Thankfully one busted, his stack I'm not sure about any nuts, and the other followed him from the table presumably to some Volkswagon in Seattle or somewhere dank like that. You following me here?
Alright playing a cash game at FT post clowns yesterday afternoon I get my first Pocket Kings in a week. Seriously! The last time I found K-K I raised and got one caller. Board came K-J-T all hearts. I bet, get re-raise, I go all-in and lose to A-2 hearts. Yea it was my fault I couldn't lay the hand down and yea some people really like Ace rag sooted.
Anyway in the CU I get KK again in a 100 max game. Oh BTW I'd love some feedback from you cash gamers on this hand. The players are all average nobody is special or stands out in this game either so don't give me that "there's not enough information crap."
So four limpers before it gets to me and I make it $10 to go. BB calls and 1 limper calls. Flop comes Kc-Qh-9s. Now again with the set of Kings but I do have an eye on a possible J-T but I'm not overly worried. Both players check to me. Question #1 what's the play? I'd like to hear your thoughts but I'm going to cut the suspense and tell you what I did.
The pot was I think $31.90 so I bet $40. BB calls and the other clown, not really the clown, folds. Turn is a Td. The board is rainbow as it comes but now a jack and I'm fucked. BB checks. Question #2 what is my play? Did a calling station get lucky and hit the jack or is my set killing his top pair, two pair, or underset? My thoughts are to push but then I reconsider. If I push and he folds I'm good, if I push and he has the Jack I'm stacked, or does he have maybe A-K or A-Q and if so do I give him a free card. I checked it just didn't feel right.
The River brings us an Ad. He again checks. Now what? I still have top set and there's no full house possible so the only was I lose is if has a Jack. Does he have nothing or is he waiting for me to bet so he can check-raise. I go into the tank here thinking I'm goot except for that jack. If he has two pair or an underset no way he folds and I stack him. Question #3 what's the play here? I'll save my play and the results for when I get a few responses.
Tonite, well this afternoon really, its MGM time for some poker with a break for the Heat-Mavs game. JJOK and I have a prop bet, for pennies really, but the interesting part will be the loser has to by a hat or shirt from the winning team, take three very public pics wearing that gear, and post the pics on their blogs while pimping the other guy and team. That's better than he or I taking each others money any way.
Let's Go HEAT!