Poker is pretty much on hold now, as my dad is in town for a much postponed visit. I'll probably play 1 or 2 days, but nothing serious. I'll pick back up in a week and finish out March, and by then hopefully be well (I have some sort of residual bronchitis at this point) and able to resume living a normal life, whereby normal I actually mean nothing most people would ever confuse for normal but what for me passes. Now two quick hands from today:
Hand 1: I Play Good
A raised pot happens and somehow I have ATo in the big blind. The flop comes down T93r and I miss a c/r on the preflop raiser, but another villain bets so all is not lost. I raise, everyone else folds, he 3 bets and I 4 bet and he just calls and I can see on his face that he's upset his free card play didn't work. The turn however brings a king and I...check/fold. He is appalled and asks me how I knew before showing me the QJ.
Hand 2: I Play Bad
A fish limps the CO, I raise the button with AJ, the sb calls and the resident maniac 3 bets the big blind. The fish calls, I cap it (probably close but I am trying to error on the side of wider ranges in spots like this) and we take a flop of 632r. I bet, the SB folds (lol) and the bb and fish call. The turn pairs the 6 and is of the 4th suite. They check, I bet, and the maniac...raises. The fish folds and like an idiot I call and let the river 9 check through. He shows me AK, which is the hand he always has, and I lose. I realize this doesn't sound that bad right now, but trust me I was supposed to 3 bet because he always has a weak value hand and well I just needed to bluff him trust me. Adios.