So after playing the $10 Rebuy on Stars I decided to play some Cake Poker 1/2 NL. I usually play 3 or 4 tables, but I was sticking to just 2 at the time as I was also playing a $12 180 man Turbo on Stars. I went out of that early and then stuck to just two 1/2 NL tables on cake. I would love to hear strategy on these 180 man Turbos if anyone would like to comment or send me a message....Shaun Deeb???? :)
So as I was playing, I was also having some small Discussion with Edmond Dantes from tworags.com. Since I have just joined tworags, I don't really know anyone personally. I do know many of the players and of course know Adanthar as I was glued to the AP coverage on 2+2. So I was talking back and forth with EdmondDantes and hearing about the site, poker in general, and just getting to know him. I must say he is a great guy and we had a good discussion over the couple hours I was playing. I look forward to posting more on tworags and I will also be working on updating some of the Live Washington Poker Reviews. Watch for those in the future. I will be starting with Tulalip review in the coming week so look for that soon. I had planned on maybe going up today to play some Live NL, but I just woke up (11am) after putting in the Cake Poker NL session last night. Well enough of that and lets talk about the session.
So I was playing two tables as I mentioned above, but I really ended up even on one of the tables and it broke about early through my session. There really were no big hands on that table and I think maybe I finished up a few bucks.
The other tables was Golden though. There were a few regualrs on the table (.Palex., Crexis aka Red1ine, and I think there was one other). I bought in for the normal $200 max and was ready to eat some cake!!!
The first big hand came as below and was for about a $300 Pot.
A guy in early position limped with K
In middle position I picked up A
and raised to $9
It folded back around to the limper who raised up to $40 and I reraised to put him allin. He of course called and the board came:
I was now up to $350 and felt good. I chipped up to $390 and the following hand came along:
The second big hand:
The UTG player and the cutoff both limp for $2. I limp behind on the button and the SB completes and the BB Checks.
The flop comes 8
It checks to me on the button with 8
and I make it a pot bet of $10.
The originally UTG raiser preflop reraises me and now makes it $40. There is no way I am putting him on a set of nines here. With his UTG limp preflop I am putting him on an overpair. Possibly J's or Q's. I reraise him to $90 and he shoves on me and goes allin for $189.15. I instant call having him covered and he flips over 10
The Turn comes the Q
and river is the 9
giving me a boat and I win a $465 pot with my set of 8's :)
I am now up to about $625 and cruising along.
The third big hand comes as below:
I have A
on the button and make it $9 after a good player limps in middle position. The BB calls and the middle position player calls.
The Flop: A
It checks to me and I make it $18 which is about 2/3 the pot. The BB player calls and the middle position player folds. If the middle position player had called here I may have been a little worried, but I was not worried about the BB player since I did not recognize him and he was probably just jumping over from the Casino on a friday night after making his sports bets.
The Turn: 5
I see this as a safe card after his check and bet $25
The River: 3
He checks and I bet $35 as a value bet, but also feeling a little scared he may possibly have A10. If he calls here, he only has about $40 left and I am hoping he pushes it in. He just calls and I win the $181 pot.
So your asking what does he have??? AQ or possibly AJ......No......He had 10
. He called me down with middle pair thinking it was good
So I am now up to about $710. I am looking for the 500 BB mark tonight, but I end up spewing off a few chips and can't hit with anything. I lost a few chips with 7
to a rivered higher two pair, but was still doing fine when one of my last hands came along:
The table is getting ready to break and there are seven players in the hand. I am dealt A
in late position and make it $9 after a player in front of me limps. The SB and BB fold and the limper calls my $9 bet.
The Flop: 8
He checks and I make a pot bet of $20. He reraises allin to $86. He could have a set of 8's or 7's here, but I am putting him on a flush draw and possibly KQ or something. I call another $65 and he turns over
He misses and I take down the $190 pot and am up to about $790 and almost 400BB. I play a few more hands until the table breaks and finished up about $775 in about 3 1/2 hours of work.
I am happy with the outcome especially since I was only playing one table most of the time.
The trip to Tulalip to play some live NL and start the review will be happening after Christmas or I may possibly make it up there Christmas eve. I have some plans this evening at 6pm and it is noon right now, so I don't think I will have time after my Christmas Shopping today. It is about 30 minutes north of where I live. Tomorrow is Football Sunday and I will be at Qwest Field rooting on my Seahawks as they take on the Baltimore Ravens. It is the final Regular Season home game and in a couple weeks we will be back playing in the 1st round of the playoffs. I will probably play some online games tomorrow night so look for a new blog. Will either be the $10 Stars Rebuy or more Cake Poker 1/2 NL cash.
Merry Christmas to All!!!!!!