Thursday, March 13, 2008

OhCaptain, my Captain - where have you been?

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. Besides the complete lack of time, a little poker tilt mitigation has been going on. For a moment there I realized that the only poker I was making money on was my weekly trip to the Mookie. Weird, huh?

I didn't even play the Mookie last night. A lot of lifetilt and even more exhaustion made me think I could save the $11 for another day. There was no way I could go deep enough not just piss it away.

In poker's place, I had replaced the time with Guitar Hero III on the Wii. In the words of John Lennon, "I've got blisters on me fingers!" Three and a half hours logged on Sunday alone and man was that FUN!!! Drizz and Bodie25, seriously...bring it on over the wi-fi. You got tilt, GHIII has the cure. Anyone else out there interested in hooking for a little axe play...let me know!

Tuesday night is normally the night for free poker at Brother's Bar and Grill. Bodie25 and I opted for another option her in the Med City. We journeyed to T N D Billiards for some free poker action. This is a weekly event run by Big Doc. We've played some of his events in the past. He does a good job of running them, although after playing there just one night, I don't think I'll go back there again for cards. It was simply some of the worst poker I have ever seen.

The first hand of the night, I get the button and deal the cards. UGT opens for a 3X raise. Every player at the table calls. Well, I didn't. I have thing about playing A9o in a family pot with a table full of people I have never played before. It's just asking for trouble. That many people in the pot, I figured someone else had an ace too. The flop comes A2A. The UTG player raises again and thins the field down to 5 players. See, somebody out there has got a hand. The turn and the river both get checked...huh? Somebody most be slow playing a monster! The last 5 players turn the over...and the winner is??? King high. You've got to be shitting me. King high???? No one actually had a hand. King high was in actuality K7o. He was sitting in UTG+1. I think we see where this game is going. Look ma! I've got two cards!

I folded every hand for the next hour and half. In that time, I only get two more aces, no kings, no suited connectors, and one pocket pair (3s). I really figured the only way to win a pot was to show it down. There might have been 3 hands in that hour and half that DIDN'T show down.

Amazingly, it folds to me. I squeeze 44. I raise it up. The first sign of life from me in an hour and half. I got one caller. The guy on my left. The flop comes Q63. I put out a pot size bet. Oh, the original raise, it was 1/3 of my stack and half of his. OK, this flop doesn't look all that good. Sure, he could have a queen, but I'm REALLY bored and sick of looking at crappy cards and bad play. I put it all in on the river. I never improved my 44. I turned to him and asked, "Do you have a real hand this time?" He said, "Yeah, I started with a pretty big hand." He tables 66. Yep, a pretty big hand is 66. I try to play it against the tightest player in the room as often as I can.

IGH - Guess I'm still looking for live poker in the area I don't have to drive far to get to. Anyone want to build a new casino and card room here in Southern MN? I'll attend regularly...I promise!


Drizztdj said...

I found my GH profile online:

But forgot to get the friend's number to link up. Tonight is drunken poker/GH night :)

OhCaptain said...

Cool! I found mine too.

I can't convince my boss here that I need to have my Wii and GH to get through the day :-(