Yesterday I played for 12.5 hours at Bay 101. Playing so long was a bad idea, but I got it stuck in my head that I was going to take today off (which I'm doing) and decided around 8pm to stick it out for the evening. This ended up costing me about 1500 dollars for a couple of reasons:
1. I ran bad.
2. I made 2 pretty bad mistakes (paying off a loose passive who had to have my second pair beat in a blind steal situation and not recognizing the power of speech against an opponent whose Aces did in fact beat my Tens on a board of 89236...in that second one it is questionable as to whether or not I can ever lay down an over pair against a LAG, but I didn't have to lead the turn and charge myself the full 3.5 big bets to get to show down).
3. I stubbornly remained at an awful table for over 2 hours, something I almost never do.
As a result of this, and the way I felt afterwards, I am implementing a maximum session length of 10 hours. No matter what at 10 hours I will pick up and go home. I realize this probably isn't the best way to maximize my profits, but it will help me stay sane and we're in a pretty delicate balancing act here, are we not? In the end I lost about 900 dollars yesterday, but had I left after a mere 9 hours would have shipped a 600 dollar win.
So now on to more interesting things. I played this hand and am not sure what kind of feedback I'm going to get on 2p2.
I also lost a sports bet with Pete. He was quite sure the Oakland Raiders had made the Super Bowl recently. I said hog wash, and we settled on the last 7 seasons. Turns out 6 wouldn't have even saved me, as the Raiders played in the Super Bowl after the 2002 season. Ship Pete 1 big bet (I even laid him 2 to 1 because I was so sure). As I was making the bet I went through it in my head: Pats, Colts, Steelers, Pats, Pats, Ravens, Pats. I was sure of it. Turns out the Raven's spot was actually where the Raiders played, and they were a year earlier. Oops. Ni Han, Pete, Ni Han. Just realize this means I'm going to spend the next 2 months trying to get that 40 bucks back.
Now on to the million to 1 shot. I had been taking quite a beating and table changed to more comfortable situation. Shortly after I sit down, this happens:
I get dealt KK in the small blind. Late position guy raises, I flat it because he's almost all in, daring the fishy big blind to enter the pot. I've played with her for probably 50 hours and I'm sure she's never seen me cold call from the small blind against a lone raiser (cause I've never done it), but she calls anyway. Flop comes down like J-high or something and I lead right out. She calls the bet, the raiser raises almost all-in now, and I decide the jig is up and 3-bet. She folds reluctantly, he puts all his chips in and shows pocket 9s. I win, quite happy to have collected the extra 40 dollars from the big blind.
Next hand I am dealt AA on the button and win a sizable pot when two players call me all the way down on a paired board. I roll my aces and everyone is like "Kings then Aces!?!?!" and has a good laugh.
So the dealer pushes me the pot and as I'm stacking it up I look up and the guy I busted last hand has been replaced by a 35-45ish white guy I've played with before who I once saw cash out 18K from the 80/160 game. I think he's fallen on hard times....Anyway I really like the guy and do a little "sit back in my chain in astonishment" thing cause I hadn't noticed he'd sat down in the chair and posted in. This slows my chip stacking. Now it's on me and I peek my cards and see...Pocket Kings! I raise it and this guy and two others come along for a flop of:
They check to me, I bet, some guy check/raises me and I'm like "OK, he doesn't have 66 and that's all he can call a raise with...me make slow play now" Everyone else folds and I finally raise him on the river and he turbo mucks his hand. I flip over my quad kings and the table is in stitches. The pile of chips in front of me is doubled and I get to stacking....
The odds of being dealt pocket Kings or Aces 3 hands in a row is over 1 million to one :)