Friday, March 22, 2013

Quickie Poker Update

Made the trip to Par-A-Dice last weekend. The first table at which I sat had some wild play. One guy was the biggest lucksack in the world, catching every card and hitting every flop. At one point he called about $100 chasing a gutshot -- and hit it! I saw him beat a guy who flopped a boat by rivering a better boat. It was unreal. I can't say that I was impressed with his play, but I would kill to have his luck.

I got pocket Kings early on and also flopped a set of 6's, but then I had a streak of ugly cards and folded my life away. I got in a big hand with the lucksack and another player and was drawing to the nut flush with a gutshot draw also. I hit the flush on the river and got the lucksack to make it better by making a great value bet on the river. As I scooped a big pot, he said "Nice catch." My reply while staring right at him: "I learned from the master."

I got a table change shortly thereafter since I wasn't getting to play many hands. Unfortunately, one guy seemed to have my number as he kicked my butt in a few hands. He was playing pretty tight so I had to believe that my hands were second best. One crappy player rivered me in a hand he should never have been in, and the end result was a negative poker session.

Although the poker room at Par-A-Dice is not terrible, there are only five tables and the place is loaded with regs. I really wonder how many outsiders there were besides me. Not many, I trust. Factor in getting no comps for playing, and it just is not a great room for me.

Today, however, it is time to take another short road trip. My brother and I will be visiting Harrah's Joliet and maybe sneaking in a trip to Harrah's Horseshoe Hammond, Hollywood Casino Joliet and/or the Majestic Star Casino.


Blogger Spot said...

maybe should have stayed at the first table? Better luck today.

2:59 AM  
Blogger lightning36 said...

Hindsight is always 20/20, of course. The players at the first table were overall better than the ones at the second. That one guy either just outplayed me (which he might have) or got really lucky (which he might have) aside from being a solid player.

8:01 AM  
Anonymous KenP said...

I figured the lack of a quick mention indicated a cooler in progress. Sounded ugly to experience. Next time!!!

9:00 AM  
Blogger The Poker Meister said...

Just remember to keep your cool and not let it get to your head. Every time they get lucky is a thought that you made money by them over paying for the lucky suck out. Although it doesn't feel like it, you make money.

12:17 PM  
Blogger JT88Keys said...

You've gotta love the guy that is getting lucky over and over who sarcastically chides you for drawing to a better hand than them. I can't hold my tongue when that happens. I usually just say something like, "Really? Really? You're giving me a hard time about drawing out...on you? Hi, Pot, I'm Kettle, nice to meet you."

12:31 PM  
Blogger Mr Subliminal said...

"I learned from the master."

While I find it best not to engage in any form of table talk, an exception could be made for this gem.

1:27 PM  
Blogger Memphis MOJO said...

My reply while staring right at him: "I learned from the master."


GL on the road trip.

1:43 PM  

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