I drove out to Maryland Live! this morning, and immediately got seated at a new $1/2 table. The action was insane from the first hand. Within 30 minutes, three people had busted and re-bought. I added a quick $200 to my stack when I turned a flush with my JT diamonds. I called $10 pre flop after 5 callers and caught the flush draw when two diamonds hit the flop. Dude lead for $15 (into $60) and got a caller. I commit my chips. Turn is the Queen of Diamonds giving me the third nuts. After initial better checks, dude shoves his last $80. I call. The river blanks and dude sits there refusing to show. Um. OK. After a few seconds, I show my J-high flush and he mucks. Whatever, dude.
A few hands later, Villain from the hand above opens to $5. Um. OK. After three callers, action gets to me on the button. I look down at AK and raise to $28. Action back to villain and he RE-RAISES to $98. It folds to me. Weird action. I fold.
After two hours, I was still sitting on about $500 when this hand went down:
There people limp and action is on me. I look down at A(s) 6(s). I limp. Crazy Asian to my left raises to $15. Everyone calls, so I call. Flop is a delightful 2(s) 4(s) 3(d). I have a straight draw and a nut flush draw. Dude leads for $35. There's over $100 in the pot. I call. Crazy Asian calls. The three of us see the turn, which is a red 5 giving me the straight and redraw to the nuts. Dude shoves his last $60. Crazy Asian has about $100 left. I shove. Crazy Asian snap calls. River is the 6 of clubs. Initial shover tables AJ off . . . I show the straight. Crazy Asian slow rolls 67 for the rivered better straight. Fuck you, sir.
The very next hand I look down at A7 spades. I limp in and crazy asian raises to $15. Again. I call. Along with one other guy. Tilting a bit. Flop comes down T high with two spades. I decide to lead for $35. Crazy Asian calls. Turn blanks. I lead again, this time for $55. Crazy Asian calls. I miss the river, and triple barrel for $85. Crazy Asian thinks about it, but calls, and tables 99. Crazy Asian had been raising EVERYTHING to $15. Admittedly, I did not read him as that strong. But, at the same time, I'm the idiot for even trying to barrel against a crazy Asian.
I sat another hour, and saw nothing playable. Left down a bill or so. So close to a good session . . . I mean, if the 6 doesn't fall on the river on that hand, I'm up $400+++ and, I don't triple barrel the following hand... But, as it turns out, yet another losing session.
Down $650 at $1/2 on the young year . . . . Need to turn it around.