Monday, January 21, 2008

(17) HEE-HAW

GAME #808887351: Texas Hold'em NL $2.00/$4.00 2008-01-21 15:10:44
Table Dorado (Heads Up)
Seat 3: Buggered Villian ($407.60 in chips) DEALER
Seat 8: Lucky Hero ($482.00 in chips)
betis3: Post SB $2.00
Buggered Villian: Post BB $4.00
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Buggered Villian [Qs-Qh]
Dealt to Lucky Hero [4s-5h]
Buggered Villian: Raise $12.00
Lucky Hero: Raise $40.00
Buggered Villian: Call $30.00
*** FLOP *** [8h-4c-8d]
Lucky Hero: Bet $70.00
Buggered Villian: Raise $165.00
Lucky Hero: Raise $344.00
Buggered Villian: Allin $198.60
*** TURN *** [4d]
*** RIVER *** [Ad]
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $864.60 Rake $1.00
Lucky Hero: wins $864.60

If I'm going to post hands where I've made a good call, then I'd better publish the ones where I donned a leather saddle and hee-hawed like the world's biggest donkey. Of course, there's often a lot of history to the hands, but I still made a big boo boo here and desevered to be taken out back and beaten like a government mule. I put him on Pocket Nines at best and believed he was good enough to fold, but, well, he kinda had slightly better. Ah well, shit happens, although I somehow resisted typing that in the chatbox.

This dude was actually a pretty good player, and I have no shame in admitting that I basically hit and run his ass. I tried to fold a few hands so it looked less obvious, but he swiftly questioned my untimely departure as soon as I sat out. I always remember Phil Ivey saying, "Don't quit just because you're winning or losing, quit when you start making mistakes" and I think this was one of those times, so I called it a day.

Hypocritically, it pisses me off when people bend you over, slip one up your exit hole and then scarper straight after without so much as a goodbye, or, when I was a promiscuous lad (yeah, right!), a "have you seen my beer goggles?", but I can also understand the reasoning. For most of the people I play, I think it's that they're gamblers and just want to double up and bugger off, but for me it was simply that I recognised he was a good player and that I was wasting my time. I even told him in the chatbox that I thought he was probably better than me, if only to stop him from following me around in a fit of anger.

From my short experience in the heads-up arena, I've found recognising when you're outclassed is of the utmost importance. Too many people get caught up in trying to beat their opponent instead of looking to make a profit, they just can't handle the feeling that they are simply not as good, but pride shouldn't really get in the way of making money. Luckily, this is one of the characteristics that the superior players can prey upon, especially if they have the gift of the gab and know how to wind up their opponents or, at the very least, are able to persuade them to stay and keep refilling.

Anyhow, I'm back over my target, which is cool. Let's just hope I can keep my head above sea level this time. I was quite jealous watching the live updates in Brighton because although online cash is my bread and butter, there is little if no glory in it, unlike tournament poker where egos can develop and enjoy the warmth of the spotlight. Cash can be so repetitive sometimes too and an end isn't always in sight, which is why setting myself challenges like this is so useful. Tournaments, however, possess a survival 'last man standing' that I find quite exciting and I doubt any cash game could echo the adrenalin rush that comes with winning a live tournament.

With this in mind, I'd quite like to build up an extra couple of grand to play in February's Green Joker Poker Deepstack event. The Beagle wallet could probably stretch to a direct buy-in for this event, but I also want to play the Walsall GUKPT and can't really justify buying in to two major events in the space of just a few weeks. Therefore, I'm going to try and remain disciplined and only play Drogheda if I reach something like $7k. I may never receive another chance to play a 50k event, so that should give me enough motivation to spin up the buy-in.

Nighty, night, fellow donkeys, I've got a lovely stack of hay to kip on.

biggest pot won: $865.60
biggest pot lost: $375.20
time at the table: 1hr 35min

profit = $485.65
blonde poker account = $5,236.34
-$236.34 to go before the tax man comes back

Days played = 17
total time played = 54 hrs 59 mins
total rake earned = $860.85
current $ per hour = $71.71
current $ per day = $231.55


At 6:04 PM, Blogger F-Badger said...

give me a shout in Drogheda if you do decide to head as its always nice to say hello.

PS - I love the random quoting on Pato Banton in the chat below. sweet

At 7:01 PM, Blogger snoopy1239 said...

Will do Mr badger. Looks like it'll be a last minute job, so don't give me your hotel number otherwise I'll be kipping on your floor. :-p

At 5:30 AM, Blogger skolsuper said...

That's pretty shocking behaviour hit-and-running like that snoops. I'm disappointed in you.

At 1:38 PM, Blogger amateur said...

Keep it up snoops. The winning rather than the donkey plays;)

At 3:27 PM, Blogger snoopy1239 said...

Thx m8. :-P

At 10:13 PM, Blogger Michael said...

well done in hitting the target. Hope it stays in the black.

At 4:22 AM, Blogger snoopy1239 said...

Thanks, Michael.


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