Friday, November 12, 2004

Just a little joke.

No movie quote, I just go this joke in my inbox and I thought I would share it (especially with you, Skitch). It's probably a really old one, but it's the first time I heard it and it is related to the cards so why not?

A blackjack dealer and a player with a thirteen count in his hand were arguing about whether or not it was appropriate to tip the dealer.

The player said, "When I get bad cards, it's not the dealer's fault. Accordingly, when I get good cards, the dealer obviously had nothing to do with it so, why should I tip him?"

The dealer said, "When you eat out do you tip the waiter?"

"Yes."

"Well then, he serves you food, I'm serving you cards so you should tip me."

"Okay, but, the waiter gives me what I ask for. I'll take an eight."

On the tables last night I took a hit, one of my biggest single night hits in a long time. over $30, which isn;t much really but it did hurt. In a $20 NL MTT, with about 130 odd left I had worked my way back to the strating position of $800, when I get the Cowboys. The made a big raise ($400) in late position with 4 callers, and the big stack re-raised to put me all in. He has been doing this with anything so far, even J7 at one stage, and I was the only person to raise pre-flop so I called. Naturally, he had the Aces and hit one on the flop to rub it in. See ya later. Then in a $8 SNG, I never got above the starting amount. Constantly I was in the bottom three out of 20, but I clawed my way into the final table. I had some guy trying to play professor at the table too. With a flop of Q82o, I was holding A8o, and he made a small raise. I didn't believe him, so I re-raised without delay (this was early on). He thought about it and called. The turn 4 and river 9 did not help me, but put a straight and a flush on the board. I checked it, and then he did too and showed T9 for a pair of nines on the river. In the chat box, he typed "Just a bit of free advice, A-8 isn't that good." Well, I don't take too nicely to his tone, so I typed back "Well I didn't think you would call a re-raise with a gut shot draw and then spike a pair on the river, I had outs but well done, you won." He replied with "good poiunt". Just running it through the odds calculator now, I was 66% on the flop, 77% on the turn, so I guess he had the outs. Oh well, I guess winners are grinners.

Another funny thing happened later on, when I was the small stack yet again. The blinds were about to go up in under 1 minute, and I would have the next big blind of $200, which as you can imagine would really dent my stack of $416. The chip leader on the table was on the botton for this hand, and he used up every damn second he had to call the big blind. On the flop, he did the same again. Now there was less than 10 seconds after the turn, and as soon as that expired, he made the minimum raise that was when auto-mucked bythe only other hand in the pot. That's a big fuck you right there, and it was obvious what he was trying to do. I hate it when people try to do these kind of tactics - like waiting for the bubble to burst, but I think this was even worse - especially when you consider he was $2500 and I was far less than that, and there was still 8 places to go until the oney (5th). Anyway, this gave me more motivation - and here again is the stupid part. I am now forced to put nearly half my stack in as the big blind, and it is folded all around to me. You idiots. Not only did I get my big blind back, I got the small blind paid for me. Now I had great motivation to continue on. Unfortuantly, when on the final table my pair of queens were out-kicked to send me packing in 8th. But it was a noble effort. When I sent through the hands again I assured myself I played well enough, and was just unlucky that it didn't work out for me today. After those plays above, I couldn't say I was outclassed, but anyway that is how it went.

Quick plug for another blog I have added to the reading list -
Ryan at PokErrata
- who has one of the better qualities of appreciating my bad jokes. You have to read his post titled "Status as of today", which was actually the status of September 10th, but I really liked it and again I certainly can relate. have a read, you'll be better for it.

1 comment:

Ryan said...

Thanks for the plug. I really appreciate it. I've read your blog from the start now. It's great, and alot of it is similar to my experiences. BTW I grew up on Euchre as well.