Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Chronicles of Vegas 2006 Vol 2

I am an accomplished poker player. For real. I've been playing at my friend's weekly game for about a year now. I've made final table to a number of tourneys, and took down a 40-player tournament once. I've read from poker authors Gordon, Sklansky, Brunson, and others. But LV ain't having none of that. None of it!

First up, a $55 no limit tournament. I play pocket tens, calling a raise in front of me. A third player calls as well. The flop has three undercards to my overpair. The bettor goes all in. I go all in as well to isolate. The third player calls. We flip, and I'm ahead. The turn and river make a straight for the third player. Out in 15 minutes.

From there I go on to lose $200 in 2 days. Was I doing something wrong? The only thing I figure I did wrong was play $2-$4 limit. There is a fine line between courage and stupidity. And I couldn't tell which side these players were on! I have never experienced as many bad beats in my life as I did over this weekend:
  • A nut straight on the flop loses to a full house on the river. My opponent was playing A-2 offsuit
  • Trip nines on the flop loses to a straight on the river. My opponent was playing Q-7 offsuit
  • Trip aces loses, because I was playing A-Q, and my opponent was playing A-K
  • I bet aggresively with pocket jacks. 6 players get widdled down to 2. The river is a jack. Too bad my trips also make my opponent a straight on the river.
There were others, but these ones stung me to the core. I spent my last day watching the 2005 World Series of Poker marathon on ESPN2. Therapy for a broken poker player.

I'm going back to Vegas with my wife at the end of the year. Someone please remind me about this post. Remind me to not play poker in Vegas!


chinwhat said...

what the fuck is this shit? I don't understand this fucking chinese! speak fucking english you poker nerd!

Shaun said...

Damn Chin - you took the words out of my mouth.

1. I don't understand any of this post. Ace. Trips. Bettor. WTF?

2. You are a poker nerd. "Alexis loves Hocus Pocus cards"

Lil Lex said...

wow you guys are retarded

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