Sunday, November 16, 2008

Muppets at sizable stakes and a ridiculous heater

TFAL's instinct was right - $5/$10. I kid you not. The site? I probably don't even need to tell you - suffice it to say that it is full of fish (and it's not Eurolinx).

It was a massive heater to begin with. The very first hand was blind vs blind against the maniac. I conveniently outkicked his pair. Pocket tens making top set against four runners was pure gold (but no doubt aided by the extra bets from all the loose bad players).

The 3-bet from the SB with K8s seems a bit ludicrous, but the button was stealing with any two. The BB coming along was a big problem, but I felt obliged to Cbet, getting heads up with the lunatic. Nothing on the turn, and normally I would fold - but the button was holding random cards as far as I was concerned, so I reluctantly called down. The result was nothing short of astonishing.

In the end my heater went off the boil - the maniac inevitably got paid off hitting a real hand. The maniac busted out and I departed the table 35BB to the good.

1 comment:

TiocfaidhArLa said...

Perfectly played. I wouldn't have got to the river with the K8, so I have a wee bit to learn there.

There is an interesting podcast that I can recommend. It is Cash Plays on Poker Road (Nov 5th or Oct 31st) where they talk about the aggression at the nose bleed stakes.

What you might be experiencing is a heightened awareness of the "most people miss most flops" concept and may not be as maniacal as it first appears.

Nice session.