Thursday, September 27, 2012

4X 4

Went to Hollywood last night. Played well. Made good reads. Got AA twice. Got paid off both times. Got KK once. Got paid. Got QQ twice. Split once when the other guy also had QQ. Was paid on the other one. None of these pots were huge. Just nice stack building. Had JJ. Flopped quads. Won a $35 pot. The ace and the flush got there still no action. A buddy I had not seen in months showed up. I was going to leave up $350, but decided to stay and catch up. Mistake. Gave all of it back save $70. I was playing my last hand of the session. I look down at 99. I limp and we see a flop five handed. It came to Oh so tasty 99A. Blinds check. I check middle position player bets $15. We get heads up after I call The turn is a 3. Chech check. The river is the oh so awesome A. I sigh and announce all in. The other dude shrugs and calls saying "I guess we chop". I flipped up my second quads of the session. He just stares and says wow. Got back to where I was when I decided to stay. Racked up and left Wondering what the odds On flopping quads twice in six hours?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


I have Bravo Poker Live Ap for my phone. It shows what games and wait lists are at all casinos that employ that system. I noticed Hollywood had a 1/3 game going at 8 am Monday morning. This is unusual for Hollywood. I decided to go check it out. A table at this time of day usually means it has been going all night. I arrive twenty five minutes later. As I approach the front desk of the poker room, I notice a gentleman cashing out for over $1100. First inkling that my theory is correct. Yhe pit boss confirms the game has been on all night. I buy in for $200. I get to pick either the 4 or 5 seat. I prefer 1 or 10. I take the five. I check the stacks. It looks more like a 2/5 table than a 1/3. It becomes clear what is going on. The three seat is driving the action. He is blind raising randomly from all positions. He is getting lots of action and getting paid off. The three seat seems like he is drunk. That is impressive since since last call was seven hours ago I sit and play fold. The table fills up. The one tset folds and I move there. The five seat was card dead. The three seat announces all in blind while the cards get in the air. He apologizes in advance for the slow roll He has $600 or so in front. One guy calls and loses $200 with his KQ. Three seat spikes a 5 on the river to make his 9 5 good. We play a round. Again the three seat announces all in the blind and appologizes for the slow roll. The under the gun player has just sat down. It is his first hand. He asks if this is for real. We assure him this is his normal play. The new guy says he has a pair so he has to call. The next gentleman immediately says call. I then look at my hand to see KK. I am on the button. It was almost dread that hit me then. I knew I had to cal. I was almost ensured to be ahead, but I did not relish seeing a flop four handed. I called my $270. The new guy started calling for a low board while the dealer made the pot right. The three seat and the other guy an myself sat silent. The rest of the table leaned in in anticipation. The flop came 6cQc6s. Not bad normally but who know here with two random cards in the three seat. The other guy did not seem happy so pocket queens for him did not seem likely. Burn. The turn brought the oh so lovely King of diamonds. I do not know what the river was. New guy had 88. Other guy had AKos. Three seat had J4os. By far the largest pot I have ever won. I gave a few hundred back, then left after the three seat left.

Friday, September 7, 2012


Played poker today. Sat down. Had AA twice in the first three hands. Again 5 hands later. First one got the blinds and a lumper. Second one I got cute and limped. Bailed on a heavy action eventually revealed flopped straight board. Third one I make it $15 after three limpets. It's a 1/3 game. Button calls and so do three others. Doh. Flop is the benign 862 rainbow. I cbet. The button min raises me. It's fold or shove. I shove. He flips ove 68os for flopped two pair. Really? The 2on the turn gives me the hand and he grumbles at me. Got to take the re-suck with the suck sir. Get my $165 up to $410. Then go cold. Finally quit with a $50 profit. Gott KK twice. Once chopped in the blind. Other small win Interesting thing about the two seat. I was in 3. The 2 seat saw KK flop trips three times and get beat each time. All by AQ. Three different players. It was like a carousel A player sits down. Flops trip kings. Gets beat on the turn. Leaves. Next