My table isn't getting out of line much. The woman in the 7 seat can play a bit, and has so far called every single one of my raises. I just flopped a straight and bet it through the streets..she still called me down, and I'm up to an early 10k from the 7500 starting stack as we near level two.
The weakest player on the table just lost a chunk of his stack to the girl when he couldn't fold his flush to an obvious boat. A few hands later one player makes it 250 to go, and everyone calls including me with JJ. The aforementioned weak player now ships in 4K more and all fold round to me. I call as he's clearly all over the place and am glad to see him flip over the no limit powerhouse that is...98.
The flop of 10 9 9 however is then not quite so good for me, and he doubles back up again, whilst simultaneously trying to explain and justify why he shoved. I tell him it's all good and just put it out of my mind. Back down to 6K again.
Level two and we're at 50/100. So far around 1000 players are in today.
I'm certainly getting the shaft this morning. I just preflop reraised an unsmiling guy in shades who made it 250 to play. I made it 800, he calls, and his 64 offsuit then hits a gutshot to make a straight against my AQ on a Q 7 3 5 10 board. Vomit. Down to 3,100.
It's certainly an OK table, but thus far I'm getting hands smashed because people just aren't folding anything. That of course is OK, but from 10K down to 3K is pretty brutal in a quick succession of hands. Keeping it together but will probably have to play a big hand fast if this keeps up.
Folded for an orbit or so, and keeping it snug, nipping away at small pots just isn't going to do it at this stage of things with this line up. I was off to a superb start on what I consider to be a great table. I just need to play ABC for now and let the decent structure get me back up to a decent stack again.
I look down and find AcKc on the button. One early player makes it 300, 4 players call and it's to me so I ship the 3100 over the line and all fold to the woman, who again is unsurprisingly in the pot, who as said thus far has called everything. That's not to say she can't play, she clearly can, but she seems to like peeling flops if she has any chips at all invested. This time however the number looks a bit too big for her to continue, and she looks pained.
"I don't really know if I can fold" she says. I tell her that's fine, and that I already know she has difficulty with this particular action. There were a few laughs, it was said in good nature. I'm now feeling more confident and hope she might call with a weaker ace.
"There are only three hands beating me". Oh great. She has JJ then. Now I still don't mind the call to take a flip, but also know her chances of finding a fold are much slimmer.
She sighs and calls, and turns over JJ.
The board runs out with five baby cards and that's that.
OK, I'm gone. That was not the way this was expected to play out this morning. I'm not going to analyze it to shit. I know I had about four big hands ruined in quick succession, but that's sometimes the way it goes. If I had the chance, I'd want the opponents to to the same thing every time that they did today. No point in bitching when people get lucky, they're allowed to get lucky, and it's why poker can still be profitable.