My new tablet has a photo effect feature which is why the edges of the picture of today's and yesterday's buy-ins above are "burnt". I figured if I'm torching $1200 it might be an appropriate bit of editing!
Today looked to be continuing in the same vein when I sat for level one and lost 9k of my starting 30k when I flopped a gutshot straight flush draw with the QcJc, and wound up making the flush and losing to a runner-runner full house. Smiled grimly and pushed onwards and won a chunk of it back pretty quickly when I found 10 10 vs 77 and he overplayed his hand and bet out all the way.
Currently back on about 27k.
22k and getting the shaft as per yesterday. I really don't want this table to break as I like the line up a lot. If I could just get a decent hand and play a pot with someone who overplays theirs!
Got my wish pretty quickly. Just raised pretty big with two red queens and the big blind defended by reraising. I fired back and asked him the question and he decided now was the time and committed the rest. He then turned over two red kings once I decided to play a big pot.
I was on 16500 at the start of the hand and I end up with 2100 left.Almost a spot where I'd rather have just been knocked out rather than crippled. I get busy the very next hand with A 10 and get a lucky double up back up to over 5k. It looks like I am going to have to win this damn thing the hard way. They're not making it easy for me.
Still treading water but liking the table even with my short stack. The two old boys on my left are very amiable, and are also calling stations, which is fine as long as I can show down a hand. Still languishing on 5k as we hit 50/200/400.
Feels a little like the death of a thousand cuts as I find 10 10 and lose another pot against a raggy ace when he turns aces up. I quickly find QQ with my micro stack, and the same guy who had KK against me earlier gives me a spin with 99. No heartbreak and I double back to a less than ideal 8200.
New robot joins the table in big sunglasses, and I see a decent spot to win a fair pot by betting most of my stack with 10 10. He has other ideas and rejams with the mighty AK for about 25,000. He misses everything and I double to about 16400. Certainly no complaints. The AK told the table afterwards "well obviously I can't just flat with AK in this spot. I have to jam." Duly noted...
Steal another shortly after and I've gone from 2100 earlier up to a healthy (ish) 18,000. Lets try to keep it going.
All good anyway, now you can all say you've seen me in daylight.
Back from break and I've taken advantage of a few tight players in the blinds, and I'm up to 20k. Keep on pushing!
Got pushed off an agonizing pot with Q 10 suited when the board ran out A 10 A 3 A, and my opponent moved me in on the river. Pretty sure I'm supposed to call it all off there and bemoan my bad luck, but it doesn't work that way. He had quads, no question. It was actually a clever bet on his part. He's unfortunate that I'm cleverer. Back down to 11k.
Shortly after, I steal one, and then an aggro guy in mirrored shades (don't even get me started) fires 2900 into the pot. I jam with 99 and he gives me action with KJ offsuit. I'm good and am back to a workable 30k. Guess I should have just bought in now instead :o)
Everyone folds to me on the button, the big blind has played super-tight the last few levels and isn't putting up any resistance. I bang it on the button to 3500. I'll tell you my hand in a minute. He looks like he's ready to fold, then seems to change his mind, and reluctantly calls.
The flop comes out 662 with one diamond. I think he's called maybe with a weak ace and I bet again, another 3600. He calls.
Turn is the Qd. This might have hit him but I think he's so ABC that he raises AQ or even KQ preflop. I fire again when he again checks. 3200. He calls.
The river is the 3h. Pretty much a total brick, except it's actually hit my hand. I raised with 10 3 off suit. I know, I know. Win a million bucks and then tell me what I should be doing.
He bets 2500.
It's at this point very possible that he can only win by betting. Any middle ace, busted flush, it certainly isn't strong and the pot's pretty big, but at this stage I can't raise in case I've totally misread it. I'd have no problem pulling the trigger around the bubble or even in a final but this is about 15 mins before the end of the day and we're getting ready to bag up!
I just call. He tables Ad3d. Argh. My read was right but he's backed into the same pair I have and has a better kicker. I'd have been happier if he'd just surrendered on the flop or even better, given up preflop. Ho hum. That cost me about 13k and now I'm in a pretty bad spot at the end of the day on about 14k. I know I'm a specialist at coming back with no chips, but I'd still rather not be doing it!
I'll post a vid tomorrow in the a.m. Long/short, we're in day 2. Restart at 3pm.
For now I'm about to have a well deserved bath, eat some Indochine chicken & shrimp, drink a very substantial vodka & orange, and watch some Louis CK on Netflix. I thank you.
Food in the bathroom...what could possibly go wrong?!?