Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I Run Goot Lately, No? NO !!!
Ahh ... just a short little post to whine about my latest gifts from the poker gods.

Saturdays with Dr. Pauly at PokerStars: I was getting no cards and saw my stack dwindling as the blinds were increasing. I stayed in a pot with the best hand I had gotten in some time: x-x-10-10. The flop came x-10-9, and I was guessing that at least one person had a good possibility of a straight draw. But, being a shortie, I pushed all in. There were two callers. The turn was a beauty -- a 9! So ... with top boat of 10s over 9s, I was feeling pretty good. My stack would go back over 3,000, and I could make a good run. I was a bit worried, however, when one of the two remaining players raised. The river was a blank, and I was ready to collect all my chippies ... except that the guy who raised after the turn had -- you guessed it -- x-x-9-9. My boat was sunk by the quads, and I was left wondering why I even attempted to play on PokerStars again. PokerStars has been the absolutely worst place for me to play.

CardsChat $200 added at Full Tilt: I chipped up early and was feeling like I would take the sucka down. I was catching cards and playing a good, aggressive game. Then it happened. I got A-A in middle position, and a shortie went all in in front of me. I went all in to isolate, and it was just my A-A vs his Q-J sooted. Yep -- he hit his flush.

I did eek out a small triumph when I called a very short stack all in with A-8. The shortie had me dominated with somethink like A-Q, but a paired my 8 and sent her to the rail.

Next baddie: A shortie goes all in and I call with A-J. I am up against J-rag, and of couse, the rag pairs on the flop, and I lose the hand.

Finally, with my stack decimated and the blinds increasing, I go all in in middle position with 6-6. I am called by a chip leader, who has A-Q. The flop brings a Q and the turn is a Q ... Nope, I am not winning this coin flip.

I am reminded once again of how, in order to win a tournament, your good hands have to hold up, you win some coin flips, and you suck out one or more times. Bah!


Blogger The Average Joe said...

Thx for stopping by... Oh, is there a site where u can exchange Stars for Tilt?

Yea, Alicia Sacramona is the 1st gymnist I recall having big cans... Still silver isn't that bad of a thing and she'll probably be a model and/or in Playboy in the future...

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