Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Open Kings

Rupert Angier : I never thought I'd find an answer at the bottom of a pint glass.
Cutter: Hasn't stopped you looking, has it?
"The Prestige"

Good movie, really enjoyed it. And a few friends and I are still discussing some minor points of the plot days afterwards, which is a good thing.

Had a really good return on the live game on Friday night, though the cards did help me a little bit. The horrible bad beats were not there and I got some decent hands too. I had Kings 4 times and Aces twice, all of which held up.

The final time I had Kings, I decided to play them open as I had them 3 times in very short time, and it was nearing the end of the night – and also just for a bit of fun. So I raised it up $6 ($1 big blind) and got three callers looking to suck out on me and spoil my fun. The flop was KQ4, and I started raking in the chips. No more action there.

I did have a bad beat of a different kind though. To keep things interesting while we go through the fold fest, sometimes we have our little prop bets on the side. Most of the time, it is just $1 on whether the flop will be mostly black or mostly red, and it doubles if it is all one colour.

I was always betting on red, and was loosing horribly. Then on one hand when a second, then a third player decided to bet into me on the prop, I thought it would be best to just bet against the entire table. So I had 5 prop bets going on the one flop – and it turns up all black for doubles. Even worse was I was holding 2 black cards so the chances were a tiny bit less, but either way I was down $10 on the hand before betting. I think I broke even on it when the flush came for me.

In the end it was a tidy little profit, my best for some time. The live games have been happening with more and more regularity, which is always good but you do get worried about the guys that consistently loose. Not because they can't afford it, but because one day they may just give up.

I have my entire online bankroll tied up in various other ventures at the moment, so online poker has been a bit neglected, but the live game has been picking up the slack.

Next week is a trip to Melbourne to see all the family as Mum turns 50. Really looking forward to catching up with everyone, and maybe even convince a few of them to use some of my referral links (wink, wink).

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