Lucky Straights

The ramblings and mumblings of a wannabe poker pro

Making Life Difficult

Just finish  3rd in another Sit-N-Go, busted by an annoying jerk who had begun to make life difficult. He handled the big stack worse then any player I have ever played against, and would make silly raises and re-raises with very weak hands, doubling up all the short stacks over and over again.

He ended up busting me after calling my all-in re-raise with only Q3s, to beat my pocket 6’s, which I new beyond doubt where way above this guys raising range,¬† I was proved right, but the 6 of spades on the river made him a flush and it was all over.

December 17, 2007 Posted by | Sit-N-Go's 2 | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nice Cards :-)

Whilst waiting for a freeroll tournament to start, thought I’ll sit down at a cash game for a few hands and try and pick up a bit of profit to off-set my deficit and I ran into a bit of luck.

After a couple of hands, I found KK in the hole, and went in with a raise, and got one aggressive caller to re-raise me, I re-raised him back and found another king waiting for me on the flop – Lovely. The very next hand and I find AA and go in aggressive (a limit game), the same player sticks with me, no set from the flop this time but my pair did the job on its own and netted me a nice profit.

Think thats the first time I’ve ever found KK and then AA immediately afterwards.

October 14, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Fun Continues

I do not believe what I’ve just experienced on Poker Stars, I held only a pair of aces, with one on the flop besides JT of mixed suits, 4 or 5 callers, 3 stay in besides myself to the river, anyone with a set, two pair or QK would have beaten me easily.

The player to my left keeps re-raising, but for some reason I believe my aces to be good, I do put at least one player on QK, giving him an ace high straight come the river, but now its only an additional 20 to call and the pot is at 570, I can’t fold even with just top pair.

The showdown and the frequent raiser holds a pair of tens, and the other caller holds nothing, merely a queen high! what on earth where they thinking, I held top pair and I was scared of this board.

October 8, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Good Play Works

Just had a really rough game (10/20 limit, as usual), I get a few of these now and then, but this one was particularly bad, didn’t get much offerings in the way of cards, best I had was AQ off suite, and that didn’t hold up.

Kept seeing raises after raises from people with nothing, and then miraculously as I have come to expect online they always hit something on 4th or 5th street, but me no such luck, took a tiny pot with one hand, everything else was a loss, even had to add-on a few times just to stop myself from having to go all in.

Despite all the cold cards and raising chaos around me I managed to hold on to some resemblance of “starting card standards”, and with patience (a whole heap load) it paid off, and I got my profit increase.

It goes to show that good play does indeed pay off in the end, though sometimes that end can seem a very long time coming, I just need to keep reminding myself of that.

However, I am in agreement with Mike Caro on his point about loosening up just a little when faced with hoards of loose players, if you miss the flop and get out, you’ve hopefully only lost one bet, but by being just a little less-strict then usual you increase your chances of hitting something unexpected.

October 3, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment