I'm an admitted sucker for free stuff. Especially free money.
I got an email yesterday from Titan Poker, saying they'd added a bonus to my account. I just had to log in to claim it.
So I did.
They gave me five bucks. As Marv Albert would say ... YES!
Fortunately, that wasn't it. The email also promised both an additional upfront bonus and a reload bonus if I deposited at least fifty bucks. Like I said, I'm a sucker. I scratched together the necessary bucks, and found myself in possession of another fifteen bucks up front as well as a 100% bonus to work off.
What to play, what to play, what ever shall I play?
I know, how about some above-the-bankroll PLO? YES!
People that play at Titan (including me) are idiots. Here's further proof (WARNING: Hand History). I see a cheap flop on the button with a junky hand. Kh Th Jx 6x. Flop is Qh Jh 6x. With bottom two pair and an open ended straight flush draw, I have approximately 900,000 outs. I check in hopes of being last to act. There's a pot sized bet of $4 and a call before it gets back to me. The bettor min-raised preflop, which in this game means AAxx. I have no idea what the caller has, and I want to see if I can take it down right now. I pop it to $16. Mr. I-have-aces does the smart thing and drops. Other guy calls. Uh, oh. Turn is a black 3. I'll take a free card, thanks. River is another 3, not of hearts.
Now, I figure I'm screwed. The villain called a $12 raise. He's got to have *something*. An overpair, such as AA, KK or (this IS Titan) QQ. With the board pairing, I lose. If he had a set, I lose. There is no way I can call a bet of any size.
He bails me out by checking, I gratefully check behind -- this is Titan, bluffing is not usually a real smart play -- to save money ... and I take the pot. Huh?
I mean ... YES!
Did I deserve to win that pot? Heck, no. I'm a donktard.
But if people want to give me money, who am I to turn it down? Thanks Titan! Thanks Titan player!
Now if I can just clear the bonuses I have stacked up at Full Tilt, Stars and Interpoker.... I suppose that means I might actually have to play a few hands.