Day 34: Playing back and getting lucky
I played 8.5 hours and won $65 spread out over two sessions.
In the first session at Harrah's Chester, I dropped $334 in 2.3 hours. I made a couple of bad bluffs, got involved in some terrible hands (called a raise with a trouble hand against a NIT and paid off TP on the flop; turned TP into that with a gutshot and called again. folded the river when i knew he had AK). Disappointed with my play, I headed to Delaware Park where I proceeded to win $401 in six hours.
Had 99 in EP in one hand and raised to $11. Got a caller or two, then another person raised to $25. I called, knowing there would be at least one caller. Flop was pretty good - 866. Everyone checked and the person who bet $25 pre made it $55. I had about $180. I shoved, everyone folded. He says he had QQ. Whatever. I'm not sure I believe him.
Picked up some small pots including raising with 5
and hitting a 467 flop.
On to the controversial hand of the night:
Villain is a young Asian kid who has been at the table for about an hour or so and is raising seemingly EVERY hand to $16 preflop. He 3-bet the first hand he sat down to $80 and just seems to be on tilt and trying to get even.
Hero is on the BB and villain is UTG+2
Effective stacks: $280 ... Blinds $1/$2.
Villain raises to $16 and everyone folds around to hero who has 34o. I 3-bet to $45.
Flop is actually pretty good for me ... Q65 rainbow.
I bet $60. He calls.
Turn is an 8. I bet $100. He calls.
River is a 3. I go all-in. He calls.
Obviously, had I hit my OESD I'd have felt a lot better about the hand, but when the 3 hit, I thought I was good until he called. He had A7o, though, and I was saved by the river.
I'm getting flamed in LLSNL; sobeit. We can't play every hand perfectly, though I had a plan for the hand and followed it through. I'm OK with it. I learned from it. And isn't that what our goal is when we play a hand? To learn something (and win $$$).
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