To quote Bruce Willis' character in The Kid:
Somebody better call the WAAAAHHHHmbulance.
Fuel has a comment in his blog that just cracked me up, on his second post about how he busted from the Big Game:
When you raise, get reraised and then the reraiser get rereraised you MUST fold all hands other than AA. (Perhaps the only caveat is if you are ultrashort or it's the late stages of a tournament).

It's just that fawking simple. And until you fully understand why this is so you will never become a great poker player.
Well here's a newsflash - this is not necessarily a goal that you share with your blogger brethren.
Again, here's another big difference in online vs live poker. Live poker is all about a million visual cues: how someone is dressed, how they carry themselves, how they speak; all of these things give your subconscious cues as to how that person operates, ie. are they serious, or having a giggle?

Online...not so much. So you make erroneous assumptions, that the game means the same to your opponents that it does to you.

Sometimes I play a $6+.50 Turbo SnG because it's all I can afford, and I'm trying to rebuild a bankroll again. Sometimes I play them because it's a quick poker fix before I do something else. And sometimes it's because for one reason or another, I just don't give a fuck and want to work out some stupidity/aggression/anger in a controlled stupid environment (I've run out of cheap breakables).

Case in point the following hand history. Stupid pays off sometimes, and yes I know it's a crushing blow to reason when it does, but it still does.

Full Tilt Poker Game #3935597500: $6 + $0.50 Sit & Go (Turbo) (29940068), Table 1 - 40/80 - No Limit Hold'em - 19:02:38 ET - 2007/10/22
Seat 1: IronMikeG (1,782)
Seat 2: Mitch Carter (460)
Seat 3: ThisguyWins1 (1,530)
Seat 4: katitude (1,110)
Seat 5: PatioDaddyO (1,590)
Seat 6: wutang1234 (2,528)
Mitch Carter posts the small blind of 40
ThisguyWins1 posts the big blind of 80
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to katitude [Ad Js]
katitude raises to 240
PatioDaddyO folds
wutang1234 folds
IronMikeG folds
Mitch Carter folds
IronMikeG is feeling happy
ThisguyWins1 raises to 760
katitude has 15 seconds left to act
katitude calls 520
*** FLOP *** [9h 9d Kh]
ThisguyWins1 bets 770, and is all in
ThisguyWins1: ?
katitude calls 350, and is all in
ThisguyWins1 shows [Ac Ah]
katitude shows [Ad Js]
Uncalled bet of 420 returned to ThisguyWins1
*** TURN *** [9h 9d Kh] [Th]
*** RIVER *** [9h 9d Kh Th] [Qc]
ThisguyWins1 shows two pair, Aces and Nines
katitude shows a straight, Ace high
katitude wins the pot (2,260) with a straight, Ace high
The blinds are now 50/100
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2,260 | Rake 0
Board: [9h 9d Kh Th Qc]
Seat 1: IronMikeG (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: Mitch Carter (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 3: ThisguyWins1 (big blind) showed [Ac Ah] and lost with two pair, Aces and Nines
Seat 4: katitude showed [Ad Js] and won (2,260) with a straight, Ace high
Seat 5: PatioDaddyO didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: wutang1234 didn't bet (folded)
To quote another movie:
Lighten up, Francis.
Or don't. Sour grapes are such good conversation starters when shared. I should know *grin. So should Waffles.


And on that note, I'm logging off my free wifi, and heading down to watch my beloved work his audio mojo. GL to all at the MATH!

3 Responses to “”

  1. # Blogger Fuel55

    Can I send you the drycleaning bill for the vomit on my sweater. Don't be so damn Canadian.  

  2. # Blogger meanhappyguy

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but if you raise, get re-raised, then raise again and get re-re-re-raised all-in... in most cases, wouldn't you be getting amazing odds to call? Even if you knew you were up against AA?  

  3. # Blogger Shrike

    You're ... wrong. You have to be getting better than 4.5:1 to make that call vs. faceup aces.  

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