An Interesting Play

Lesson of the day is its easy to blame the “poker gods” for bad luck but when its bad play that costs you a stack, don’t blame something else. Take responsibility for your own actions and realize that you just screwed up and don’t make the same mistake again.

So I wind up doing well on the night and wound up finally on a limit table as well won 20 bets in the 3-6 game and wasn’t even paying attention to it. Maybe I ought to pay less attention and I’ll play better LHE? Or maybe I finally found the best website? Who knows.

River 8h
Well, that sure was the yahtzee card. Now its a question of if he was trapping me or not. or how much will he call with a big king. My turn check screamed weakness and maybe if I bet a decent amount, it will seem like a bluff as it looks weak of him to check the turn. I decide a bet of $20.00 seems about right to get a call. He raises all in. Not much decision with the third nut hand and I really can’t see KK or 22 being in play here and if they are, hats off. I call.

He shows A9s for his stack and proceeds to complain about his rotten luck. (not the horrible play to check the turn to allow me to get a free shot at my 4 outer) So it goes like this I put my money in PF with the best hand, on the flop with the best hand, no money on the turn when I had the worst hand and all the rest of the money in on the river when I had the best hand. All in all played expertly from start to finish (but you can be the judge of that). And realize that the free card you give may be the one that breaks you if you’re not careful.

Flop 766 rainbow.
Tight player looks at his chips, looks at me and checks. I bet 20. He thinks (total acting job) he’s thinking whether or not to raise me here or later. He smooth calls.

River 3h
He leads for $100.00
Well, I called the turn i certainly can’t fold on the river for $100.00. Its a bit less than pot size, and if he has the case, so be it. I call. Opponent turns over Js 5s. Interesting play.