Yet another frustrating weekend. I'm beginning to think I'm the table donkey. For reals. Yesterday I grinded a little under $200 profit over 6 hours, despite losing a large pot where I flopped top pair and a flush draw, and then rivered a K high flush on a K37 . . . Q . . Q board. Villain had 33 and was ahead the whole time. Bad river for me. But, shit happens.
On to today. I wake up at 9:30 and head over the the poker room at Charles Town. Grab coffee, take a seat, and 20 minutes later, I'm stacked for a full buy-in. Here's how it happened.
HAND 1: Play along with this one and let me know your moves in the comment section:
It's my third hand dealt. I'm UTG+2 with $295 behind and I look down at AA. UTG limps and I raise to $12. I get 5 callers, including UTG.
Flop ($75): 2h 6d 7c
UTG checks and I bet out $35. It folds around to UTG who flats.
Turn ($145): Qd
UTG checks and I bet $50. UTG thinks a minute and flats.
River ($245). Kd
UTG donk bets $85.
I tank. I can't think of any hand I'm beating here, other than a bluff (busted str8t draw). KK or QQ for a set doesn't make sense giving the preflop limp-call. Back door flush makes no sense. Maybe 66 or 77, but not sure he would have check called two streets with the straight draw out there. Here's another example where I've created a bloated pot with nothing but a pair. I find it hard to lay down to an $85 river bet with nearly $250 in the middle. I call. Villain turns 45 diamonds for the busted str8t draw / runner runner flush. And just like that, I'm down $185. Less than 10 minutes in, I'm on code red monkey tilt.
Two hands later, sitting on $115 and on code red monkey tilt, I limp from the hijack with K8 spades. We go 4 to the flop which comes Qs, 9h 3s. I bet out $10 on the draw. One caller. Turn is 5c. I bet out $20. Villain calls. River bricks. I bet $45. Villain tanks . . . and calls with 9 7. Is my busted flush draw that obvious here? Would I have taken a different line with QT of JQ off? Or was I simply the victim of a fishy call?
$110 behind I limp from the button with 89 suited. 5 to the flop.
Flop comes Js Ts 3d.
I call $10 on the flop.
Turn is Qs. I fold to a $35 bet and a call. Long story short, original better had JQ and lost to broadway. Good fold of my straight. Still on full force tilt.
$100 behind. I call $12 preflop in position with AT. BB and UTG limp-call $12. Flop comes K T 6. Villain bets $20. I call. Turn blanks and Villain continues with $35. I fold.
HAND 5 (le grande finale)
$60 behind. I'm at the table for 20 minutes. My jacket is still on and my coffee is still to hot too even drink. I look down at TT in middle position. I open for $15. One caller. Cutoff raises to $45. Fuck it. Money tilt shove for $45. I mean, what the fuck's another $45 at this point, right? After a fold, cutoff calls and tables QQ which turns into a set, which sends to to the door trying not to punch someone or something.
Another fun weekend of poker complete. Played about 13 hours, and basically fell victim to two bad river calls (the AA above and the QQ from my prior post). Both hands I was ahead until the river. Both hands the Villains caught runner runner flushes. Both hands, the Villains donk bet out big on the river. Both hands, I knew I was beating nothing but a bluff. But, both hands, the bloated pots and the fact that nothing in Villains range really made much sense, led me to bluff catch unsuccessfully. End result, down $1,100 for the month and pretty discouraged.
Any comments are most welcome.