Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I Got Crushed...

I got crushed on Sunday for the most part. The whole first 2/3s of my day I was getting demolished. Just losing, getting coolered, getting put in tough spots, all around it was a typical Sunday where nothing was going right. I was down probably 5-6k at one point because there were a lot of big tournaments going on and such. The best thing was I didn't give up. Poker has it's ups and downs and you cant stop fighting. There is luck and you have to be able to control your emotions and try to play every hand perfectly. Luckily I kept fighting and made a run in the 1k second chance and got 27th, and I also had a 20 something in the 200r. So I ended up making some money back but it still was a pretty rough Sunday.

I played some real crazy pots throughout the day. I will show you a pot vs. Moorman1. He's a real good player and real tough to play against. This is a hand from the 1k second chance WCOOP.

$1000+$50 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level V (75/150) - 2009/09/06 19:22:05
Table '192210576 13' 9-max Seat #3 is the button
Seat 1: The-Toilet 0 (20862 in chips)
Seat 2: Slambamiel (3262 in chips)
Seat 3: Pokerccini (5349 in chips)
Seat 4: Cre8ive (17580 in chips)
Seat 5: MONSTER_DONG (10360 in chips)
Seat 6: Moorman1 (21206 in chips)
Seat 7: bonya37 (12835 in chips)
Seat 8: WestMenlo92 (4315 in chips)
Seat 9: sunf204 (18331 in chips)
The-Toilet 0: posts the ante 20
Slambamiel: posts the ante 20
Pokerccini: posts the ante 20
Cre8ive: posts the ante 20
MONSTER_DONG: posts the ante 20
Moorman1: posts the ante 20
bonya37: posts the ante 20
WestMenlo92: posts the ante 20
sunf204: posts the ante 20
Cre8ive: posts small blind 75
MONSTER_DONG: posts big blind 150
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Cre8ive [Kd Ac]
Moorman1: raises 300 to 450
bonya37: folds
WestMenlo92: folds
sunf204: folds
The-Toilet 0: folds
Slambamiel: folds
Pokerccini: folds
Cre8ive: calls 375
*** FLOP *** [5h 5d 8h]
Cre8ive: checks
Moorman1: bets 800
Cre8ive: calls 800
*** TURN *** [5h 5d 8h] [5s]
Cre8ive: checks
Moorman1: bets 1800
Cre8ive: calls 1800
*** RIVER *** [5h 5d 8h 5s] [7c]
Cre8ive: checks
Moorman1: bets 9000
Cre8ive: ??

So basically I just flatted his UTG raise with AKo from the small blind. We are really deep and I decided I would play a pot out of position with him. The flop he cbet, the turn he fired again, and on the river he bets about 3k more than the pot which is about 6k. Maybe I could have folded the turn, maybe I didn't have to call. What do you guys think about the hand so far and what do you think of his river bet? Is it always the nuts and a nice value bet? Let me know your opinions and I'll tell you what I think.

I took yesterday off. There were only a couple of good tournaments and I was real tired from a good workout I had earlier in the morning. I worked out this morning again and am feeling really good. My knee is probably 100% I just need to strengthen the muscles around it, which I have been doing lately. I started jumping a lot more and trying to dunk again. I almost got a couple down today so hopefully by the end of the month I can have some more leg strength. Other than that I'm just at home trying to do something in the WCOOPS.

Today hasn't been going so well either. I tried to play real aggressive in the WCOOP 6 handed mix and it bit me in the butt in two hands. I had KJdd on a K78hhh flop and check/called a bet from the table nit and on the Kc turn he bet again and I either had to shove/fold. I could have called since I think its highly unlikely he bombs the river again as a bluff, but I shoved the turn and he had 77. I think I played this hand real bad and if anything should just call the turn. I don't know. My hand is pretty disguised but I just don't think hes bluffing the turn too often, but I could be wrong if he has the Ah or something. Oh well. I will be playing a session tonight if I don't last in my afternoon tournaments.

Everyone should also go buy the Jay-Z CD Blueprint 3. It's a little different style but I really enjoy it. There's a lot of hidden stuff in the lyrics so you might have to listen to it a couple times. I didn't like some of the songs but the whole album has really grown on me and I really like it overall. I think it's some of his best work. I'll leave you guys with a quote from a new Drake song called Fear, that is also an amazing song he did...

"But yall the reason for a lot of my devotion. You know I spend money because spendin time is hopeless. And know I pop bottles cause I bottle my emotions. At least I put it all in the open..."

It's a song about his friends and his life. It's pretty deep and the song is really good in my opinion. Check it out here.

Good luck in the WCOOPS for everyone who is playing. I'll be blogging.


Anonymous said...

i don't like the way u played your AK. Preflop re-raise or bet/raise the flop would have made this hand easier to play.

its underrepresented and at best a call on the river is splitting the pot. without knowing how the opponent plays I'd fold the river bet but as I said above I wouldn't let this play out like it has.

Anonymous said...

fold the turn v moorman