I like to think that I'm honest when I post about my poker play in this space. Sometimes I win. Sometimes I lose. But I don't think I've ever felt the need to embellish what happens. I know that I too often complain about running bad. Again, I do feel that I'm being forthright. I generally run colder than Antarctica.
It's been a long time since I've had a hot session.
I see players all the time sitting at Rush Poker with 5, 10, 15, 20 buyins in their stack. I can see 5 - I've been there. I can even see 10. But once you get above that - and every once in a while you'll see someone with a bunch more - I just don't get it. I've never understood how you can run that good - there is always a cooler waiting around the corner.
The other night I finally had one. A smokin' hot session. I truly don't think I've experienced anything like it before.
Pocket pairs hit sets. Flush draws hit. Almost everything hit. If something wasn't going to hit or didn't I got out cheap.
I laid a soul crushing beat on some poor guy with 66 > 88 on a board of A8766. I had a crappy flush draw on the flop but basically the guy let me see the turn for nothing and I hit a money card on the river.
I doubled that stack again with top set over middle set. Sometimes poker is easy.
I should have moved up in limits. I should have played NL1000. I should have gone down to the liquor store and purchased a lotto ticket. I didn't do any of those things. Instead, I shut it down with a 4 buy in win in less than an hour.
So that's what it feels like to run good. I liked it. I hope to feel it again sometime - hopefully it won't take six years to come around again.