Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Feelings are hurt, and that's OK.

Played the 8-Game again last night, but just for an hour as I didn't have much time due to a cluster-f that is still playing out with DW's vehicle. Let's just say I went to save the day but the dragon had other ideas.

Same mix of players. Not the same players, just the same types. Stan is to my left, so I know who I have to fear. I have a LAGtard to my right. I've been at the table eight hands or less and I know he is what he is. One of my usual PLO foes is sitting across from me. He's not the best player in the world, yet he's capable enough.

We are in the PLO round. I am in middle position with Qc9hKsJc (for some reason the hand converters I use don't like 8-Game hands), and my PLO foe raises the pot from UTG. I call. Everyone else folds. The flop is beautiful...almost: JhAhTc. The foe bets out 2/3 of the pot. I pot it. He pots it. I tank.

I'm good right now but with no redraw. A heart can kill me. The question centers around his bet. Why the small bet and then a re-raise? He may have the same hand as me, only with a redraw. Yet, he may  be trying to take the odds away from me as if I have a draw. I am really on the fence here. If I call, we're flipping for stacks. What would Hwang do?  I just can't lay this hand down... or can I?

I jam and he calls. I am stunned to see Qh8dAs9d. The turn is the 7s, nothing. The river brings the Ad and I frantically look at his holdings again, expecting that he has somehow boated. Whew. Then I am stunned again as he types: "Nice slow roll, asa (Asashoryu)."

Of course, being the nice guy I am, I respond, "Just had to think, bro, with no redraw."

And Stan lights into me, "Don't teach them how to play!" Yeah, I know. Let it fly, good readers.

More importantly, perhaps, I should not let them know that I have an inkling myself. Not that it mattered. Another LAGtard sat to Stan's left, she and the one to my right swapped chips like lovers swap spit, and I just waited. It wasn't long before I tripled up.

14 comments:

Memphis MOJO said...

The redraw comment probably went over the guy's head. When Stan said what he did, that only called attention to it. Sounds like he needs to keep a lid on it, too.

bastinptc said...

Actually, Stan was on Skype. He's tutoring me in some of the games, so he's cool.

Anonymous said...

Hi bas

remember when I concluded your primary goal

all you want is ____

I think that is going on here

Read the new book by hwang

he goes over all of them hands from a shorthanded perspective

I think hwang would check call
and try to keep the pot small

regards

aki

bastinptc said...

Aki- Yeah, and your sentiment crossed my mind as I confessed herein.

I've tried the check call method before. The scare card comes on the turn and I shut down to a bluff. Here, no such card comes, he has the idiot end, and how then do I extract chips?

Crash said...

This explains why Stan was so quiet when I played at PAO with him.

Anonymous said...

"I've tried the check call method before. The scare card comes on the turn and I shut down to a bluff."

never fold to a bluff

onlt to value bets.

:)
aki

bastinptc said...

"never fold to a bluff

only to value bets."


Funny.

Crash said...

How do you get an 80 year old woman to say the f-word? Have another 80 year old woman yell, "Bingo!"

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