Wednesday, December 31, 2008

It pays to be nice

So, after writing my last entry I wandered over to PA to see what was happening and say hello to the stalwarts I knew would be there. The games at night tend to get a little punch-drunky these days and the short-handed one I sat in on was no exception. I didn't stick around long, opting to go to what we affectionately refer to as "The Dark Side," which is cash sites, and play some micro PLO.

I like to run my mouse over the nicks of players and see where they live. I have had some good conversations with a few folks from around Oregon and my old stomping grounds, Chicago. Tonight, the player to my left, an aggressive fellow, was evidently from southern Oregon. I wrote in the chat box that I lived by Salem. No response.

Maybe he had his chat turned off. Maybe he didn't feel like chatting with a complete stranger. Both are completely understandable. But had he talked to me, maybe we could have been friends. Maybe a lot of things.
PokerStars Game #23426971148:  Omaha Pot Limit ($0.01/$0.02)
Table 'Lycomedes IV' 6-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: bastinptc ($5.09 in chips)
Seat 2: Dragonfire23 ($4.79 in chips)
Seat 3: coxswain777 ($2.01 in chips)
Seat 4: dbwyatt ($3.56 in chips)
Seat 5: hansafan77 ($2.97 in chips)
Seat 6: ahed ($4.91 in chips)
coxswain777: posts small blind $0.01
dbwyatt: posts big blind $0.02
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bastinptc [Qd Kd As 8d]
hansafan77: folds
ahed: folds
bastinptc: calls $0.02
Dragonfire23: calls $0.02
coxswain777: calls $0.01
dbwyatt: checks
*** FLOP *** [8h Ac Ad]
coxswain777: checks
dbwyatt: checks
bastinptc: bets $0.06
Dragonfire23: raises $0.20 to $0.26
coxswain777: folds
dbwyatt: folds
bastinptc: raises $0.60 to $0.86
Dragonfire23: raises $1.80 to $2.66
bastinptc: raises $2.41 to $5.07 and is all-in
Dragonfire23: calls $2.11 and is all-in
Uncalled bet ($0.30) returned to bastinptc

I knew he either had pocket 8s or A8, as I did. The next card, however, sealed the deal.

*** TURN *** [8h Ac Ad] [Ks]
*** RIVER *** [8h Ac Ad Ks] [3s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
bastinptc: shows [Qd Kd As 8d] (a full house, Aces full of Kings)
Dragonfire23: mucks hand
bastinptc collected $9.17 from pot
Dragonfire23 leaves the table
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $9.62 | Rake $0.45
Board [8h Ac Ad Ks 3s]
Seat 1: bastinptc showed [Qd Kd As 8d] and won ($9.17) with a full house, Aces full of
Seat 2: Dragonfire23 (button) mucked [8c Ah 4s 2d]
Seat 3: coxswain777 (small blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 4: dbwyatt (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 5: hansafan77 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: ahed folded before Flop (didn't bet)

bastinptc said, "maybe he should have talked to me ;-)"

Don't worry. I will return to my usual mealy-mouthed self soon enough.

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