I played a great fucking game last night called The Dank or The Mookie (depends on who you ask). 87 players. I lasted about 2 1/2 hrs. Out 21st. Normally I'm pissed off when I'm knocked out of a tourney. But not tonight. It was too much fun, the players were way cool, and it was such a pleasure to play against a field of that quality. I'm so satisfied you'd think I was petting the kitty.
As I type this I'm also watching the final table. Who's left is:
Fmarra17 - That's my boy Frankie - He just doubled up off of Floppy, so he has 56K.
Floppy - He should change his name to Chippy. He's got the lion's share of them. He just took out Lorretta who had fishhooks. Floppy's AK hit a king on the flop and bye bye Loretta. Floppy has 145K at the moment.
Down to three, Rakewell, Fmarra and Floppy. Rakewell has 35K...he's at the bottom....correction...he and Frankie are even and Floppy's the chip leader.
Rakewell doubled up when he went all in for over 50K with A8. Floppy CALLED the ALL IN with 8/5 suited. I think someone's getting tired. How do you make a call like that? If you're embarrassed you could say that you hit the wrong button by accident, but I doubt anyone would believe you. :)
Rakewell keeps putting pressure on Floppy. Betting hard and making Floppy deal with tough decisions. 3 handed play and they're all doing it well. Seems to me that Rake's changed his play...turning aggressive and making continuation bet after continuation bet, and it's paying off. He's now the chip leader.
It's back and forth between Rake and Floppy. Fmarra's been playing tight. Floppy raises and Fmarra goes over the top all in. Floppy calls and shows ace rag against Frankie's sailboats (pocket 4s). Floppy hits an ace and Fmarra's out third.
Rake and Floppy heads up and not alot of difference in their chip stacks. Floppy has something like 3-6 , hit's a 3 on the flop, and another on the river. he doubles up and cripples Rake badly. Next hand Rake is out and Floppy.....dear old lovable Floppy has won The Mookie and a ToC seat. Yes he got lucky a few times but he played well too.
All I can say is Mazel Tov!
But enough about those dudes, let me tell you about my play. This is gonna be a long post so get comfy.
I started out with MiamiDon at my table. I've been a big fan of his blog for years. Whenever he would post you were pretty much guaranteed an exciting and true story. You just can't make up shiat like that. Oh and when he'd get laid, he'd favor us with pics of the lucky ladies (topless). What more can you ask of a blogger?
Well guess what? He says he's writing again! Best news I've heard in a while. I think we had a LLB but I'm not sure....do I owe you something Don? :)
So I'm playing along and I have NYRambler to my right. He's an aggressive bastard and it seeems whenever I bet he raises. I'm trying to play cautious. I catch AA early on and get a few chips so I'm doing fine. Then I get 10-10. 5 people limp in for 40 including NYRambler and I raise it up to 320. Everyone folds but NYR (friggin new yorker) and the flop is 3-6-7. I bet pot and he goes over the top all in!
Why go all in so early in the tourney? Does he have trips? Is he just being the aggressive bully I suspect he is? I think I have the best hand but man if I'm out this early I won't hear the end of it tomorrow. Bottom line is I think he's trying to push me around so I call and he flips over 6-5suited.
All in with middle pair....WTF?
Thankfully he doesn't suck out on me and I double up!
I play tight aggressive poker. I get card dead for quite a while but have my patience with me tonight and I'm doing just fine. Till I get a hand I despise. A Rag (ace five specifically). Listen to me very carefully.....
I WILL NEVER PLAY ACE RAG AGAIN! N-E-V-E-R
Flop has a 5. I make a bet on my pair of fives and some fucking villian (does anyone remember who?) calls. I catch an ace on the river for two pair and the villian gets a straight and doubles up. :(
But I don't tilt. I relax....enjoy the game and I'm steady eddy. Coop gets transferred to my table for a while....Lightning comes by.....as does a really cool dude named Jamy. I really enjoy playing with Jamy but guess what? The fucker doesn't have me on his blog roll. Someone oughta fix that. :) Having a really good time though.
Coop gets dealt AA and hits trip aces on the flop. He checks it and gives his opponent a straight. Trip aces lose and coop's down to 2k....then poof, he's disappeared from my table and pops up at Gary's table.
Gary's hanging in. He raised with Q-10 in early position. He got one caller: Buddy Dank. Flop was AQQ and before you can say Holy trips batman they are all in and Gary's up against Buddy's KQ....Gary's crushed, or so I thought. The river brouught a 10 and another Full Tilt suckout.
Gary was like a merry go round after that. Up and down. Up and down. He and Coop were at the same table and both had a less than average stack. I was keeping an eye on their table and then offered Coop a little incentive....if you take Gary out I'll give you a back rub. I was just making a funny. It's an offer I make in live games but damn it worked tonight! It woke The Banana Man right up and about 5 minutes later Gary was history. Gary had Ace Rag (no comment) against Coop's AA. Coop I owe you a back rub!!!!
I think it's very interesting that whenever I offer an incentive to a man he most always rises to the occasion and wins the prize. Real men rise to the occasion.
Speaking of rising to the occasion there's this guy Lightning. For a change he has a helluva post up called Just Because.....you HAVE to check it out.