Yeah, I know I’m not supposed to do this, yet it’s Halloween and it’s Poker Academy, so what the hell.
I’m playing 20NL with one of my appropriately rolled nicks. The table has a couple regular higher buy-in nicks playing (slow night, not many rooms open) and some newbies of varying styles. There’s a chap two to my left who likes to open up for 10 x BB with anything so I limp early with KK. True to form, he bets $2, gets a caller, and I type “Raisy daisy!” and make it $13.60 to go. Wild guy raises and goes all-in with his last $12.65, his caller kicks in his last $14.50 and I call. 9s7d7s4hJc. The wild one has 3hKh and the lemming has J 10o. I’m sitting pretty.
Nine hands later I get slipped Aces in the hole. One player limps from early, the lemming follows, as does another player, so I raise it to $1.60. Lemming calls. 7h9h4s and I bet $4.20. The lemming calls. 3h. I should have jammed the flop as my Aces are black, but I go ahead and bet $6.30. Lemming calls. 6c on river and I put Lemming all-in. He shows pocket fives, hitting a runner-runner gut shot. Granted, he shouldn’t have seen the turn, and granted, I could have played 4th and 5th better but I go ahead and type:
“In the words of our dear MAJOR, keep playing that way.”
“LOL meaning that I will lose it all eventually?”
“Let me put it this way: You don’t want me to make you my special project.”
“Enemy or mentor?”
To be continued.