Wednesday, January 24, 2007

January 25, 2007

Took it easy today in terms of poker. I played a very juicy $1/2 cash game and ended up being up 53.75. There was this one guy who was so bad, he was the reason I was playing. Here are some hand histories from me playing this guy. His name is galli9897.

PokerStars Game #8109863546: Hold'em No Limit ($1/$2) - 2007/01/25 - 01:22:07 (ET)
Table 'Polydoros' 6-max
Seat #4 is the buttonSeat 1: SteveKuntz ($216.45 in chips)
Seat 2: limitpam ($195.70 in chips)
Seat 3: galli7897 ($198.05 in chips)
Seat 4: JohnnySky ($197 in chips)
Seat 5: GabeTheKid ($91.65 in chips)
Seat 6: wwwBTHEREcom ($197 in chips)
GabeTheKid: posts small blind $1
wwwBTHEREcom: posts big blind $2
*** HOLE CARDS ***Dealt to GabeTheKid [Kh Kc]
SteveKuntz: folds
limitpam: calls $2
galli7897: raises $4 to $6
JohnnySky: folds
GabeTheKid: raises $10 to $16
wwwBTHEREcom: folds
limitpam: folds
galli7897: calls $10
*** FLOP *** [Jh 4s 6d]
GabeTheKid: bets $20
galli7897: calls $20
*** TURN *** [Jh 4s 6d] [3d]
GabeTheKid: bets $55.65 and is all-in
galli7897: folds
GabeTheKid collected $73 from potGabeTheKid: doesn't show hand
*** SUMMARY ***Total pot $76 Rake $3 Board [Jh 4s 6d 3d]Seat 1: SteveKuntz folded before Flop (didn't bet)Seat 2: limitpam folded before FlopSeat 3: galli7897 folded on the TurnSeat 4: JohnnySky (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)Seat 5: GabeTheKid (small blind) collected ($73)Seat 6: wwwBTHEREcom (big blind) folded before Flop

It takes way too long to post hand histories, because I have to read through it and click enter every time it's a new line. It's annoying, so just bare with me. I'll do the big hand that I lost. Remember this guy is a maniac and called my all in preflop with K 7 os. He limped I moved all in with JJ, obviously because I know my opponent, and he calls, as expected. Anyways, watch this disgusting hand.

Stacks: Me - 185.05
SB - 192
FISH - 143.85

I'm in the BB with AK hearts. Folds to the maniac who's on the button. He limps. SB calls. I raise to $7. Both call.

FLOP: A 5 2 rainbow. BEAUTIFUL...or so I thought.

I bet pot size, $20, and the fish goes all in, SB folds, and I call. He has 55. Nothing wrong with how he played this hand, except for the button limp. But I had to call given what I know about him. He moved all in when he opened the pot with 10A os. He's crazy. But I wasn't mad at all when I lost that pot. I recently learned to look at the game from a situational perspective. I figure there's no point in getting pissed off everytime something doesn't work out. It's a game I'm going to play for a living, and if I keep getting stressed out because of it, it'll kill me eventually and it wont be worth it. I know I'll win in the long run, and so what's the point of caring about a stupid number (my bankroll) that fluctuates like crazy. It's just a number. My concern is making CORRECT decisions. I made the correct decision with the AK given my available knowledge, so I really don't care what the outcome is. It's just a new way that I look at the game that helps me not get mad. And it's not like I get mad and deny it, I just stopped getting mad. I just want to play good poker. This kind of reminds me of Tony G. He handles bad beats really well. And do I.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice play. I found the hand is easier to follow like this:

You can embed the visual right in your posts so that it's easier to understand.