“So shave your face with some mace in the dark
Savin all your food stamps and burnin down the trailer park
Soy un perdedor
I’m a loser baby, so why don’t’ you kill me?”
I sit down to play some poker at Stars. It’s late and the room is full of fish. A fly is buzzing around my head, literally, doing circles. He lands on my computer screen. I can’t catch him. Then it’s back to buzzing my brain. TPTK goes down to a set. I knew he had a set. He telegraphed he had a set. Bzzzzzz.
With 2/3 of my stack gone, I switchover to Poker Academy, hang with some friends, play some non-lethal Hold ‘em, and chat it up. People are bickering. I double up, maybe a little more, and with my confidence restored, head back to Stars.
I sit down with $15 at a 25NL. The room is juicy, Maniacs looking to lose it all or cooler. They’re betting with air. The best table I have seen to-date. The read is fast and easy. I know these players. They are some of PA’s biggest fish-types. And I get lucky.
Table 'Hydra II' 9-max Seat #8 is the button
Seat 1: Z_Lowery ($12.60 in chips)
Seat 2: bastinptc ($14.75 in chips)
Seat 3: sutmin@nu ($12 in chips)
Seat 4: Kai23P ($17.95 in chips)
Seat 5: Streetgun ($14.40 in chips)
Seat 6: 0neShott ($14.20 in chips)
Seat 7: strinsel ($13.05 in chips)
Seat 8: ceteotl78 ($3.50 in chips)
Seat 9: baufleur ($26.20 in chips)
baufleur: posts small blind $0.10
Z_Lowery: posts big blind $0.25
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bastinptc [Kh Ah]
bastinptc: calls $0.25
sutmin@nu: calls $0.25
strinsel: calls $0.25
ceteotl78: calls $0.25
baufleur: raises $1.75 to $2
bastinptc: calls $1.75
sutmin@nu: calls $1.75
strinsel: calls $1.75
*** FLOP *** [2d 4h 3h]
Z_Lowery leaves the table
strinsel: bets $6
baufleur: calls $6
bastinptc: calls $6
*** TURN *** [2d 4h 3h] [3d]
strinsel: bets $5.05 and is all-in
baufleur: calls $5.05
bastinptc: calls $5.05
*** RIVER *** [2d 4h 3h 3d] [Js]
FREVALE joins the table at seat #1
*** SHOW DOWN ***
baufleur: shows [Kd 6d] (a pair of Threes)
bastinptc: shows [Kh Ah] (a pair of Threes - Ace kicker)
strinsel: mucks hand
bastinptc collected $39.65 from pot
A couple hands later and I pick up a $13 pot with a set of nines. I’m back, Baby! Up for the day. I pour myself a scotch to celebrate.
Gumpo shows up in the room.. He’s looking to get in on the action. The nut cases soon leave, the table tightens up a bit, and he leaves. Just as he does, it goes a little wacky again. Maybe because the scotch is kicking in.
The player to my left was quiet for quite some time, and then he starts raising, raising raising, and losing a portion of his stack in the process. I take note, I hit a Broadway on the turn, which also makes 3 to a flush. He puts in what he has left and I call. 73c. A few hands later I didn’t believe he had the Ace. I had the Ace. He had the Ace, a big one. Oops.
He leaves and Mr. All-in Shortie takes his seat. He raises it up from UTG and gets two callers before me in the BB. I have KQ off and call. K on the flop and I check raise. He calls. Ace comes on the, he puts in the rest of his piddly stack, I call. Figures.
So, I tilted and called off all of my winnings and more. I eventually calm down and start getting some of it back. But it’s very, very late, or early, and I have the day to think about. I pour myself a little more scotch and go upstairs to watch the fucking depressing news, pet a kitty and eventually crawl into a lonely bed. Bzzzzzzzzzz
“Yo, hit it.
Soy un perdedor
Im a loser baby, so why dont you kill me?”