Mine was about the most fun I've had in awhile. That means my wallet is a little fatter, my head is a little more groggy than usual, and I'm working on a 3 hour nap, since I got home at sunrise again.
The tournament started out just fine. I was being really aggressive, trying some new moves, and building a chip stack. But I had another reason for the aggressiveness......I wanted to play the cash game. I don't often prefer a cash game over a tournament, but last night I was just in the mood. So I pushed harder than normal, taking one person out before getting caught with the worst of it, and getting knocked out myself.
So there I was, in a cash game by 9PM, and I got home at sunrise. You know what I love to say: Never leave a cash game when someone is just handing you money. And that was the case last night. There were 10 people at the table, but one of them was being very generous with his funds. And me feeling just a little bit cocky....I just kept raising the others out of the hand to **** up with this guy. And he just kept calling.
I did make one bad call there that cost me a few bucks. I won't say how much, but lets just say it started with a 3 and had three digits. One guy shoved all in and showed a flush draw. I had top pair, and had plenty of money on me.....and I called. What I FORGOT was that there was another player still in the hand, and she called too....and took us both down to the felt. So I had to restart the stack with $100, and built it back up to nearly $700 before the sun came up.
Overall, a nice healthy profit for the evening, and a guarantee that next week's games will be played with last night's profits, rather than dipping into the bankroll.
And what will next week's games be:
Monday: $40 two table tournament
Tuesday: $30 two table tournament
Saturday: $80 multi-table tournanement, with one $50 rebuy and one $50 add on available. This game is the Lodge game I've won before. The players are loose, and I always go there confident I can get in the money.
So what's the lesson today: From the cash game.....figure out who the weak player is and take advantage of it. If you can't find the weak player....you're it.
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