||[Oct. 18th, 2007|02:36 am]
8/16 at Garden City. Flop is kinda scary and I have trash, but for some reason I think I can take the pot. I bet. Guy raises. Guy is staring right at me. If you want to know what he looked like, turn to page 13 in Caro's Book of Tells. Looks like time for a bluff to me, so I three bet. He four bets. And he's staring straight at me. So I stare straight back. |
We're heads-up, so I five bet.
The turn is a nine, giving me one shitty pair. I bet, and he folds.
I never get away with this.
8/16 at Bay 101. I have JJ in early position (UTG+2) and we get four bets in before the flop. Flop is JT3 or something with two diamonds. I bet, left-hand opponent calls, early position raises. I go ahead and three-bet, because there are two diamonds, and both players call.
Turn is another baby but doesn't fill anything in. I still have the nuts. I raise, LHO calls, and the other aggressor raises.
It's one bet to call to me, I have the nuts, there are multiple obvious draws, and we have one guy along for the ride. Do I string him along or do I bet again?
When in doubt, raise. We lose the caller, and the other aggressor calls.
The river brings in a small straight. I figure the other guy has a big pair, based on his pre-flop action; I can't put him on the small straight, so I bet again. He calls with a set of 3s which are blissfully no good.
I took a beating in this game and came back on this hand to just a little less than even. I misplayed one hand (two pair, got raised on the flop, went for the check-raise on the turn but gave a free card instead, caught the boat on the river and checked it down going for a check-raise again -- oops) and probably several others.
The Bay 101 8/16 game seems to pay off bluffs much more than the GC game. Or it was really late at night and I was trying to recover some money before I went home. Probably both, actually.