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Poker :: To be a donkey is to win...
  submitted on September 16, 2007, 11:23 PM


Guess my site didn't have much down time after all. I did add a nice little search bar along the left which works nicely with my archives. Anyways, like I said, I decided to take last week off from poker playing. So I fired up FT for a little cash game action before bed. Had a fun hand early on that I made a stupid preflop call on, but it all worked out in the end.

FullTiltPoker Game #3586109544: Table Gentle Falls - $0.50/$1 - No Limit Hold'em - 22:52:51 ET - 2007/09/16
Seat 1: D_LAWN_MAN ($32.05)
Seat 2: Kalbar8 ($193.25)
Seat 3: tylerf13 ($118.30)
Seat 4: CPTDave ($132.95)
Seat 5: OUHoopitup ($54.75)
Seat 6: OrphanRadio ($95.50)
Seat 7: danielburke ($115.05)
Seat 8: Mike_Maloney ($98)
Seat 9: MuckinAwful ($116), is sitting out
Kalbar8 posts the small blind of $0.50
tylerf13 posts the big blind of $1
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Mike_Maloney [Qd Td]
CPTDave folds
OUHoopitup folds
OrphanRadio folds
danielburke folds
Mike_Maloney raises to $3.50
(Standard raise, sooted connectors are gold)
D_LAWN_MAN raises to $12
Kalbar8 folds
tylerf13 folds
Mike_Maloney has 15 seconds left to act
Mike_Maloney calls $8.50
(Eh, bad call by me, but I talked myself into it getting 2:1 thinking he had AK maybe or a lower PP and put me on a steal)
*** FLOP *** [Kc Ah 7d]
Mike_Maloney checks
(Flop misses me completely save for a gutshot so I'm done with this hand since it was a stupid call preflop anyways)
D_LAWN_MAN checks
*** TURN *** [Kc Ah 7d] [Jh]
(Boom!)
Mike_Maloney checks
D_LAWN_MAN bets $20.05, and is all in
Mike_Maloney calls $20.05
D_LAWN_MAN shows [Ad As]
(Crackin' Aces baby!)
Mike_Maloney shows [Qd Td]
*** RIVER *** [Kc Ah 7d Jh] [4s]
D_LAWN_MAN shows three of a kind, Aces
Mike_Maloney shows a straight, Ace high
Mike_Maloney wins the pot ($62.60) with a straight, Ace high
D_LAWN_MAN is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $65.60 | Rake $3
Board: [Kc Ah 7d Jh 4s]
Seat 1: D_LAWN_MAN (button) showed [Ad As] and lost with three of a kind, Aces
Seat 2: Kalbar8 (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 3: tylerf13 (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 4: CPTDave didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: OUHoopitup didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: OrphanRadio didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: danielburke didn't bet (folded)
Seat 8: Mike_Maloney showed [Qd Td] and won ($62.60) with a straight, Ace high
Seat 9: MuckinAwful is sitting out


To be fair, his check on the flop wasn't the worst thing ever, I just got really lucky on the turn. But hey, it pays to be a donkey.

Of course, then you have hands like this where you completely overestimate the talent of those around you:

FullTiltPoker Game #3586203734: Table Sun Reef - $0.50/$1 - No Limit Hold'em - 23:01:48 ET - 2007/09/16
Seat 1: gravity1234 ($95.85)
Seat 2: Mike_Maloney ($97.50)
Seat 3: tylerf13 ($100.90)
Seat 4: MMMbang ($34.35)
Seat 5: Very Volotile ($36)
Seat 6: CPTDave ($220.35)
Seat 7: msd248 ($22.25)
Seat 8: Menno-Homer ($38)
Seat 9: Jigga24 ($101.30)
MMMbang posts the small blind of $0.50
Very Volotile posts the big blind of $1
The button is in seat #3
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Mike_Maloney [Jc Jh]
CPTDave folds
msd248 raises to $3
Menno-Homer folds
Jigga24 folds
gravity1234 folds
Mike_Maloney calls $3
(Thought about re-raising, but decided since he raised in EP and was a short stack I didn't want to have him push and get all that money in preflop.)
tylerf13 folds
MMMbang folds
Very Volotile calls $2
*** FLOP *** [Ac 9c 6h]
Very Volotile bets $6
(Not a good sign)
msd248 raises to $19.25, and is all in
(Pretty much seals the deal that I need to fold)
Mike_Maloney folds
Very Volotile calls $13.25
msd248 shows [8s 7s]
(WTF?)
Very Volotile shows [8c 7c]
(WTF????)
*** TURN *** [Ac 9c 6h] [4h]
*** RIVER *** [Ac 9c 6h 4h] [3s]
msd248 shows Ace Nine high
Very Volotile shows Ace Nine high
Very Volotile ties for the pot ($22.80) with Ace Nine high
msd248 ties for the pot ($22.80) with Ace Nine high
(Poker is so ghey)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $48 | Rake $2.40
Board: [Ac 9c 6h 4h 3s]
Seat 1: gravity1234 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: Mike_Maloney folded on the Flop
Seat 3: tylerf13 (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: MMMbang (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: Very Volotile (big blind) showed [8c 7c] and won ($22.80) with Ace Nine high
Seat 6: CPTDave didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: msd248 showed [8s 7s] and won ($22.80) with Ace Nine high
Seat 8: Menno-Homer didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: Jigga24 didn't bet (folded)

Volotile at least had a flush draw to go along with his OESD, but man, that's a nice little pot I could have taken down, but stupid me for thinking second pair was no goot.

Good session tonight, sat down for all of 25 minutes, got up up just under a buy-in. Not too much action, just won a few big pots, didn't lose any big ones, and there you go. More profitable cash game sessions, and I'm inching closer and closer to getting out of the red in my overall cash game play, which would be a huge obstacle for me to overcome, since it sends a strong message about how far my cash game play has come.

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