Monday, September 08, 2008

I'm almost even now.

I finally bothered to get $100 out of the bank and head over to the casino to play some poker.

I went over to the new Horseshoe and it is nice. The poker room as well. Feels like a Vegas casino and not some cramped boat.

I have a better appreciation for live play rather then tournaments after playing as well. On the Internet, people push all in all the time because it doesn't require any work on their part. But when you take the time to drive to the casino, wait for a table, and buy chips, you are less likely to push all in willy nilly. So I like it more but I still like tournaments the best.

I was playing 1/2 no limit and grabbed a few pots early which supported my limping for a while until I was dealt QQ. Villain #1 was sitting on my left. He was playing loose/aggressive and not showing an hands which led me to believe he was bluffing or playing just pairs. He was very vocal and possibly a little tipsy as well. I knew if I could get the nuts on him I could probably value bet him out of a lot of money. Villain #2 was a good and aggressive player with a big stack.I really didn't want to get into any hands with him but as luck would have it I did.

I bet $15 preflop and Villain #1 raised to $40. Villain #2 called as did I. Flop came J83 rainbow. I checked under the gun for information. Both villains did as well. Turn came another 3. I bet $30 and got called by both. #1 hesitated a bit. River came a 8. At this point only AA, KK or a set could beat me. I figured if they had anything they would have bet harder on any other street seeing how aggressive they were. And if they happen to have an 8, they wouldn't have waited around till the river. So I push my remaining $42 in. Both reluctantly called. #2 showed me a jack and I believe a 10. #1 mucked, cursed at me, and left the table never to return. So I tripled up. And now, considering my money loses online, I'm almost even.

I already spent the money on a ladder, leaf blower and $50 into my Full Tilt account however.

But I think I'll go back again soon.

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