Birthday: Prefer not to say
Location: Toronto, Canada
Total Entries: 24
Total Won/Lost: $285.34
Total Hours: 29
Biggest Win: $100.00
Biggest Loss: -$14.00
Poker Log Entry for Mordillo_98
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December 25, 2008, 12PM:
Played 3 hours,
at Niagara Casino
$1/2 Texas Hold'em
What an experience. I don't play often live, and my confidence level has been low. But not this time.
1st, I stopped shaking when taking chips. My nerves were at all time low. That helped.
2nd, I had a 300$ bankroll for the table, max 100$ buy-in. So, if needed, I can go all-in with somebody without the fear to go broke and leave the table.
So here it goes.
My 1st playing hand was KK. Everybody limps, I'm on the small blind. I raise 10$, got 2 callers. Flop is 2 2 3 flush draw. Bet 25$, got one caller, and a raiser to 75$. At that point, I said to myself: "Crap. He called me with a 2, and the other one has aces?". I was right, and I didn't listen to myself. I went all-in, 2 callers with AA and 2 4 suited. Got married to my Kings, should have known better. I don't do this mistake online anymore, I guess I'm learning in person. So I lost 100$.
I limped in on position with 5 6 suited. Flop is 4 5 6. High pair with straight draw, but no possibility of flush. They all check, I bet 10$, got one caller. The turn is a Q completing a flush. Somebody checks, I bet 15$ to see if he completed his flush (mistake, should have taken a free card), he calls. At the river, he checks, me too since I know he has flush. Shows flush with J 6 suited.
I lost twice with the same guy. He seems to play lots of funky hand, so I have to be careful.
My 3rd lost was me limping on the button with K 10 suited. Flop is K 8 3 rainbow. Everybody checks, I bet 10$, got one caller. On turn, he checks, I bet 20$, raised 50$ more. At that point, I though he had 2 pairs since we all limped in, and folded the best hand has he shows me 8 2 (he was on the big blind). He tells me he had to try somebody since he lost already 700$ at the tables (he joined in like 10 mins ago on that hand).
So I lost 150$ around on all those hands. Here's the good news.
- Got 10 5 suited on big blind. Got flush draw on flop. I checked call until river and got flush on turn. Got 35$.
- The guy who took my 100$ with 2 4 suited raised 10$ pre-flop. Got A K on small blind, called. Flop A K 4. I fired 20$, 40$, and all in on river. He folded only on river, so got 60$ on that one.
- Limped with 8 6 suited. Flop is 8 8 K. I bet 10$, got one caller (the guy who re-raised me with mid pair while I had King high). Turn an 10. I bet 20$, he calls. River, and 8. Got quads. I did a little bit of Hollywood on that one by stalling that I don't like that card. I bet like I had the King or something since the beginning, and since he bluffed me off a pot, he might that he could do it again. So I check. He fires up 45$. I try to look discouraged, but re-raised all-in with 55$ more. The players cheered on that one on the table because they really liked the fact I wasn't being bullied again. That was nice, but unexpected. He folds. I was kinda hoping he had the King though.
At that point, I was break even, 4am, and decided to go back to my hotel and sleep a bit before driving home.
Great experience. Can't wait for it to happen again.
Last Update: December 25, 2008, 1:10PM
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