Nine handed at the Lucky Chances casino in San Francisco.
There is a $20 live straddle.
Archeologist limps from the lojack. Hijack limps. SB limps.
I have T
in the BB and I limp.
The straddle uses his preflop option to bet $50 into a $100 pot. Everyone calls.
FLOP (5 players, $350 pot): A
SB checks. I bet $250. Straddle folds. Archeologist tanks for fifteen seconds and calls. Everyone else folds.
TURN (2 players, $850 pot): T
I bet $550. Archeologist tanks for twenty seconds and hurls his chips into the middle, his hand slapping the table loudly, seemingly making an angry or frustrated gesture.
RIVER (2 players, $1950 pot): 2
I shove for $2400 effective.
For the two hours prior to this hand, I have been playing like a maniac: Playing about 95% of my hands, and raising about 40% of the time preflop. I have also been very aggressive post-flop, firing a 2/3rds pot bet on the flop about 65% of the time when first to act or when checked to. My sizings have been consistent and large: 2/3rds pot on the flop and turn, and 4/3rds pot on the river. I've been winning a LOT of pots without getting to showdown, and I've shown down a lot of strange garbage holdings, bluffs and loose calls. I've been firing two barrels a lot, and three barrels perhaps four or five times. I suspect that the table thinks I am tilted or insane (actually, they probably think I'm pretty crazy even when I play like a nit), and they have adjusted by calling down much lighter on all streets. Despite my preflop aggression, most flops are multi-way, with 4 or more players to the flop being typical.
Archeologist is a 5/10 and 10/20 reg. He looks like he's 50+ or maybe even 60+, but he's aged very well. He looks smart, sharp and alpha. He's always paying close attention to the action and never looks bored. He looks like a retired millionaire entrepreneur or high level tech manager or something. I think he takes poker pretty seriously, even though he probably doesn't care about the money. I think he raises more than average preflop.
Comments on all streets appreciated, but the turn and river are what interest me the most.