Easy come, easy go . . .
So, I stayed in town this weekend, largely because I have to get a draft of a mediation brief finished by tomorrow (Tuesday) morning. I worked on it most of the day Saturday, before heading out to Jiffy Lube Live in the late afternoon to catch the DMB show. I got home Saturday night about 1:30 am.
Yesterday, a awoke around 9:00. Fairly tired. But, I needed to bust out a few more hours of work. By 1:30, I realized that the O's were home against Houston starting Monday afternoon. So, I went on Hotwire, and got a cheap room at the Hilton across from the Yard, and headed to Baltimore for the night. I checked into the hotel, and decided to work a few more hours before grabbing dinner and playing poker at the Horseshoe . . . I brought the Macbook down to the hotel bar, and drafted over a few cold beers:
After a standard dinner at Mortons, I got to the poker room around 10:30 and bought in for $300. Second hand dealt - AA UTG. I raise to $15, and it folds around. I believe I sent a text to Rob complaining about my lack of action. He responded, "better than getting them cracked." Well, I was saving that for later.
Over the course of three hours, I got my ass kicked in. No big destruction . . . just lots of small losses. I had Ax countless times, made standard $15 raises, and missed. Did not hit once. Sometimes I C-Bet to lose another $25 or $30. Some times I just gave up.
I raised 56 hearts in late position one hand. Flop was two hearts. I bet flop and got called . . . I bet the blank on the turn . . . and got called . . . River was a heart, giving me my flush . . . I bet the river . . . and got called by T8 hearts for the bigger flush . . .
I played another draw later on, betting flop, checking turn, and firing a $66 bluff on the river (about $1/3 pot) on a K-high board . . . got called by 999. Oooops.
I raised QT to $15 on the button, and spiked a Queen on the flop. Ultimately, I lose a decent pot to a turned flush. Dude played 95 hearts. Yep.
I raised AJ suited to $15, and lose to 86 off (pair of 8's . . .). Yep.
In fact, I won only two hands all night. The first, I open raised 9T, basically just making a move because I had not won a hand to that point. Got three callers on a Q high board, made a C-bet and took it down. I won another hand with A-high on a C-Bet. That was it. Yes, for the entire night. That was it.
I added on to my stack at several points, and found myself in for $500. Finally, sitting on my last $140 or so, I once again find AA, this time in the SB. 6 people limp into the pot, and I raise to $30. All six limpers call. FML. Flop is 992. Not bad. I shove my last $100 and get called in two spots, one of whom has 99 for flopped quads. Done.
So, after finally working my way out of a hole for 2015, I'm quickly down $500 again. I love poker.
And, to top it off, because I stayed up late (trying to get UNSTUCK, u see), I was unable to get up early to work a few more hours this morning before the O's game. So, I woke up across the street to this . . .
. . . and proceeded to drive home to spend the afternoon working . . .
Running bad . . .