Originally Posted by blaze6980
Ok, Carpooling is definitely high on my list an hour and change from Wallingford. thats is the only thing that makes online play so appealing no commute.
Wallingford? NOW we are in business! My old hometown, and on the way between Bridgeport and Mohegan, I believe.
I sent you a PM, Blaze...I am curious as to your identity, seeing as I have lived in Wallingford for 23 years.
As for tonight, I experimented with some things, got very card-dead and ran into monsters which I made good laydowns against on a consistent basis. The net result of these laydowns? $500 down
, but my head held up high knowing that it could have been a LOT worse. I guess everyone has these nights--I ran into the goods every single time I did not have them, and when I had the goods, I got very little action (which was not often).
And my QQ hand (it certainly made me QQ
) I agree that pot control should have been emphasized, or I should have raised it to 20% on top of villain's effective pot size (2/5 at MS is very deep, and I did not really take this into account). I remember that it was indeed a raise of $200 total, as I fired $50 in after saying "raise it up" and fired a black and 2 greens ($150) as a chaser. His stack was $650, and the pot was $225, so a raise to about $250 seems right...but I doubt pricing him out was needed.
However, I needed to be defensive, not offensive, and thought I could represent the nut flush on the turn, as well, to take villain off the hand. Oops.
I am learning a LOT about 2/5, as I am giving opponents (regs and donks alike) far too much credit for folding
. I typed 7 pages of analysis that I plan on honing my strategy, as I used some of the HHJ money to do some experimenting...I learned a lot, and it was $500 well-spent.
Overall, my folly with the QQ hand was an overestimation of the ability to generate fold equity, and the capital required to generate it varies with the pot size, which was ginormous. Lesson learned.