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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Joys

Wow, you look a lot happier than the last time I saw you!
-- Bank teller this afternoon when I stopped in to cash a check


Really? Huh.

I had to laugh. If I was in a bad mood today, I must have been really pissy the last time I stopped in.

I remember when I was a generally upbeat person.

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This is the portion of the post where I’m supposed to recite how great I am at the game of poker, right?

Not going to happen.

In fact, last night’s Mookie was probably a career lowlight. I got outplayed on a couple hands and went on tilt. With plenty (800ish) of chips left, I said ‘awwfukkit’ and called an all in only getting 2-1 on my money.

With a flopped flush draw. T5s. No other outs.

Whifffffff.

Thank goodness.

I’m going to have to stop playing the Mookie. It has nothing to do with Mookie or the tournament, which is a good time. It’s just a fact that I don’t have the patience to play tournament poker late in the evening. By the 10:00 pm start time, I’m about done. So no more Mookies, at least for a while.

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I partially justified my horrendous call by observing (truthfully) that the tournament was distracting me from the two PLO tables I had up. It’s a weak justification, but there you have it.

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After kicking around the various bonus-clearing options available, I decided to test out the Party $25 PLO tables and managed to grind through about 2/3 of the required hands. Finished up about $10, but it should have been better. I made one bad decision which cost me most of a buyin – I flopped the nut straight with a weak redraw and got popped on the river by an aggressive button. I correctly figured that he had a set and the board didn’t pair, but I discounted the possibility that he had a gutshot as well, which he did and which hit.

The Party game is a little different than on Titan. I observed a lot more nut-peddling (versus calling with any piece) and was able to steal a number of small pots with nothing more than air and position.

I want to try out a more LAGgish style and I think free Party money is the perfect chance to do it. Results were mixed on try #1, but some of that is due to the fact that I wasn’t, well, all that LAGgy. It’s hard to overcome conditioning, and I’ve conditioned myself to be fairly tight. Too much limit hold’em, I guess.

Anyway, I’ve got about a hundred hands to go. We’ll see if I manage to blow it.

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Not much else happening as the week limps along. I’m giving some thought to going up to the track for a little live charity poker action, since I still have the bill I brought with me to Canterbury.

2 comments:

Klopzi said...

You're bound to run into nut-peddlers when Party gives out free bonus money and you happen to sit at a low stakes table: everyone's just trying to grind out their raked hands.

mookie99 said...

Thanks for playing last night. Hope you will be join us again sometime in the future.