Yeah, its Saturday night/Sunday morning, but I'm up and on cloud 9. Another poker tournament played, another victory. If I didn't know better, I'd say I was on a roll.
Run down for the last 7 days.
Three tournaments played, average buy in $40, average number of players, 20.
Monday, buy in $40. No cash
Tuesday, buy in $30, cash out $300 in first place.
Saturday, buy in $40, cash out $250 chopping first place.
So for the week, $110 in, $550 out. And how was your week at the tables?
For the year, since January 1st, I am well over $10,000 ahead. That means I am still on track to finishing the year averaging nearly $1000 a month profit playing small home games. I personally think this is an incredible accomplishment, and I'll gladly put those results against anyone doing the same sort of play.
Anyway, the point is that I'm having fun, playing well, and hopefully providing some sort of insight to fellow players through this blog.
One hand, just cause it cracked me up. I'm in the big blind, 800/1600 blinds, with 10-8 offsuit. Jonesy is on the button, and short stacked. He goes all in for around $5000 in chips. No way I'm calling. But then, the small blind flat calls. Now there is 11,600 in the pot, and it will cost me 3400 to call. Dang near 3.5-1. Not quite, but almost. In fact, its close enough, so I call.
Flop, 7-9-4. I'm four to the straight. But the small blind bets out for some reason, $2000. TWO THOUSAND INTO A 15000 chip pot!!!! I don't call because I'm 4 to the straight, I call because he just pissed me off. Turn a King. No help. Now he checks! I check.
River...a Jack. I'm about to laugh out loud, cause I have the nuts, guaranteed. And I know he has trips. So I bet 6000, and he has to call with trips. So I win with the straight, and I make more money because he bet such a stupidly low bet on the flop. 8000 bet, and I fold immediately.
What did Jonesy have, you ask? POCKET ACES. I still love ya buddy. You know that.
So there it is, another profitable night at the poker table. See ya on the felt soon.