Sunday, December 24, 2006

Interesting O/8 hand at Tulalip.

I played O/8 at Tulalip for about 3 hours on Friday with a bunch of regulars. I was playing with "Walt" again, who is on the "Wall of Fame" at the casino--which I took to mean that he spends an amazing amount of time there.

About two hours in, a very interesting hand comes up, which I get some flack from the table for. I'll jump into the hand at the end--there are five of us at the river, and I'm holding the Ace, 2 for nut-low. The pot is already HUGE--easily over $100 in a $3/$6 game.

As the betting goes around, we check it to the person to my left, who fires. Everyone calls to me. I think about calling, then raise. Original raiser re-raises and everyone calls, including me.

I end up getting guff for re-raising with a low, because not one, but two other players have Ace, 2--so we end up getting sixthed! And of course, lose money.

I'm pretty sure that my raise wasn't a terrible play, seeing how five people were in the pot, and I doubted any of them were folding with that huge of a pot. The two people who gave me guff said that I was bound to be quartered, so I should have just called. My argument is that even being quartered, I'm making money.

Any thoughts?

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Pot Limit Omaha!

Found this new game last week, and I've been having a blast. Lots of gamble and lots of laydowns. I'm not really sure how it will affect my holdem game, but it can't really hurt.

For some reason when I got into the O/8 and Stud Hi/Lo, I never tried much PLO. Up to this point, I haven't played Pot Limit anything--so I'm getting used to both the new game and the new betting, but having lots of fun while doing so.

In two weeks I'll be in Nevada City. I'm excited--I have no idea what I'll be doing, but I can't see myself not having fun down there.

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Monday, December 18, 2006

My snowboarding video!


Saturday, December 02, 2006


I've noticed a few trends in my play over the past few days. The longer I play, the looser I get. Also, in cash games, the longer I play, the less attention I pay to the game. I've had the same little roller-coaster ride the past few days in NL cash games. I jump out to a nice little profit, then slowly leak it back to the table with loose calls and lack of attention.

Ideally, I'd like to close this leak by telling myself: pay more attention--don't loosen up (when it isn't appropriate to loosen up). I think I'll start out by doing this, but if that doesn't work I might have to take more drastic measures.

Here goes nothing~

Paul P has an interesting post up about motivation, that many of you will probably find some similarities with--I definitely did.