Monday, May 17, 2010

Lightning Strikes

I played in the BBT5 invitational last night.  I just woke up and I still feel a littl pissed off about the whole night.

I started off great!  Doubled up very early on (that's the easy part) and then didn't squander my chips (the hard part).  Once I had me some chips I played tight aggressive.  Not in many pots but if I was in, I had the goods.

I had Lightning and Waffles to my right.  They kept going at it like two bitches on the rag.  Waffles doubled off of Lightning early when he slow placed AA.  He left Lightning catch a straight on the river and pwned him with his full boat, aces over.

I don't slow play.  I'm looking down at AA.  Waffles makes it triiple the blind, Light calls, so I go in for the re-raise....about 600 on top.  They both call and the flop is 5-6-5.  There's alot of chips in there and I don't want those to donkeys getting any more cards.  I KNOW with my re-raise they can't be holding 5's or 6s so I shove with my AA.  I figure one of them has JJ, or QQ and I don't mind a call with that, and I certainly don't mind folds.

Lightning calls my all in.  Why wouldn't he?  He's got 6-6 and has flopped a boat.  Really wasn't expecting THAT.  Consensus is that I didn't re-raise enough....maybe if I bet 10 gazillion chips I could've got light to fold preflop.  I agree that I didn't bet enough, but I don't think Lightning was using his fold button last night.  Very soon after that the pissing contest continued.

Waffles and Lightning are going at it AGAIN.  Waffles raises, Lightning reraises, Then Waffs shoves all in.  Light instacalls with A-Q sooted and Waffles has JJ. It was Light's night and he took Waffles out.  Waffles dabbles in profanity like an artist dabbles in oils.  You can see for yourself here.
I'm shortstacked and try to double up but it was not to be.  I had a frigging cat to my right, Trouble Cat to be exact.  Trouble Cat, I owe you some pain and I always pay my debts.  I do not remember a thing about that hand except that Trouble Cat was playing catch and he took me out.  I WILL return the favor.  I suggest you sleep with one eye open.

Soooo after that I played on Poker Stars with Frankie baby while watching the BBT5 battle.  I really didn't want Lightning to be rewarded so I set to work "wagging the dog".  Riggs was a chip leader so I pay him a visit and inquire as to whether I should offer him the same incentive bet as Waffles (I mean it's NOT like Waffles is going to win it anyway).  Riggs didn't last though.

Down to (2) tables and I see BamBam playing smart tight aggressive poker.  I don't know this dude from Adam but I tell him he's my pick to win it.  He plays GREAT but alas he's out after he makes the final table.  Nice playing Bammer.

Congratz Lightning.  Great win and I am very jealous.

Now in addition to all this, I was playing on Poker Stars FOR THE FIRST TIME with this bastard, Frankie.  Frankie you played me like a fiddle, didn't you.  Do I look like a bitch, Frankie?  No?  Then why are you trying to fuck me?  We are soooooo fighting!

I am so pissed off, so comment with caution.  :)

Play smart, although sometimes it just doesn't matter.



lightning36 said...

Just to be accurate:

1) The the A-Q vs J-J hand took place before the hand involving us. Waffles did not go out on that hand. I took him out on a different play many hands later.

2)This is from the Full tilt hand history:

Full Tilt Poker Game #20896584012: BBT5 Invitational Event #5 (160557945), Table 15 - 60/120 - No Limit Hold'em - 20:19:16 ET - 2010/05/16
Seat 1: lightning36 (5,090)
Seat 2: veryjosie (7,206)
Seat 3: Troublecat (4,365)
Seat 4: heffmike (5,670)
Seat 5: ImNotYourFriend (1,800), is sitting out
Seat 6: Bone_Daddy84 (1,980), is sitting out
Seat 7: DDionysus (4,940), is sitting out
Seat 8: babaghanoush (4,970)
Seat 9: Maniac57 (1,504)
lightning36 posts the small blind of 60
veryjosie posts the big blind of 120
The button is in seat #9
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to lightning36 [6h 6d]
Troublecat folds
heffmike folds
ImNotYourFriend folds
Bone_Daddy84 folds
DDionysus folds
babaghanoush folds
Maniac57 raises to 360
lightning36 calls 300
veryjosie raises to 720
Maniac57 calls 360
lightning36 calls 360
*** FLOP *** [5d 6c 5h]
lightning36 checks
veryjosie bets 6,486, and is all in
Maniac57 folds
lightning36 calls 4,370, and is all in
veryjosie shows [Ac Ah]
lightning36 shows [6h 6d]
Uncalled bet of 2,116 returned to veryjosie
*** TURN *** [5d 6c 5h] [7c]
*** RIVER *** [5d 6c 5h 7c] [5s]
veryjosie shows a full house, Fives full of Aces
lightning36 shows a full house, Sixes full of Fives
lightning36 wins the pot (10,900) with a full house, Sixes full of Fives
Maniac57: #@&%ing moron lucksacks again

Waffles raised from 60 to 360. I called. You MINIMUM re-raised to 720. Waffles CALLED the raise. Therefore I called, as anyone would in this position.

In my opinion, two people misplayed this hand: 1) You should have re-raised more -- maybe have gone all-in to try to isolate either Waffles or me. The minimum raise kept me in the pot. A large re-raise and I'd have folded. 2) Waffles should have folded or gone all in. If Waffles had gone all in and with you to act after me, I would have folded, figuring that at least one of you had me beat.

You got very unlucky, but you left the door open here.

We all sometimes make poor plays. I am pointing this one out in the hopes that you see it for what it is, adjust your game, and therefore become a better player.

Josie said...

Thanks Lightning.

I feel beaten down today....

Josie said...

Well Frankie baby, I'm waiting for an answer!!! Do I LOOK like a bitch????


fmarra17 said...

Josie and I played on poker stars last night. We played in 2 tournaments. A $36 180 player turbo and a $12 180 player turbo. 1st tournament was kind of over pretty quickly for both of us. I think we lasted to about 100th place. In these tournaments it is very important to try to build a stack early or else the blinds ending up forcing you to make some calls that you would not normally make. The second tournament went better for me at least!!! Josie lasted until about 80th place. On the other hand I was able to cash I ended up in 3rd place. I had lots of fun playing POKER with Josie as always!! I always enjoy spending some poker time with Josie and will always be respected by me inside and outside the poker world from now on!!

Josie said...

Jeez Frank. All those words and you never answered my question. U sure you aren't a lawyer? LOL

One thing's for sure, you ARE a new yorker.

SirFWALGMan said...

I totally should not have even been in that hand. I quit by then.

Josie said...

I think both of you guys got into a peeing contest after you slow played your aces....alot of raising between you two.

You know what we gotta do? Knock him out of the ToC! LOL well gotta get there first!

Bayne_S said...

lightning was already getting 5:1 odds to set mine.

you merely c-bet 1/2 pot if he hits set to get him to a payoff worthy of odds.

It is a snap call on his part.

Josie said...

@ Baynes,

Yes you're right. I think at the time I didn't really mind a call with AA (big mistake) and I put "dumb & dumber" (lol light & waffs) on shit like AK or QQ or JJ. Thought the low flop was a dream come true - never figured him for 5s or 6s. Hindsight is 20-20

Wolfshead said...

wtg lightning

lightning36 said...

"dumb & dumber" ???

Of course, I liked my "rose between two thorns" comment better. I didn't even do my song quote: "Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right ..." lol

Josie said...

Yep, Dumb & Dumber fo sho. You let Waffles get under your skin when he doubled up off you and started trash talking - you were pissed off and were playing on tilt, remember? I do! You settled down tho, which was your salvation.

Wolfshead said...


could have gone with the old Captain Kangaroo staple, "Lonely Little Petunia in the Onion Patch" too.

Josie said...


Captain Kangaroo was my fave when I was a kiddy, but I don't remember Lonely Little Petunia in the Onion Patch. However, I think you've hit the nail on the head.

dbcooper said...

@ Josie

Do you need my advice on how to play aces??? LOL

Sorry it didn't work for you last night but at least Lightning won

Josie said...

Coop - you always make me smile. Yes I think I do need some AA advice - you seem to be doing well with them lately. ;) And yeah I was thinking of you last night when they were my undoing.

I've decided I'm going to change up my play for this Wednesday's Mookie and use The Costanza Method. We'll see if that helps. (see schaubs' blog for the costanza method)

Cricket said...

Awww, ah well,

Rough game, but everyone has their catches and misses.
Read; see D.B. Cooper ;)

Josie said...

@Cricket - Yeah I know. Sometimes it feels like everyone's lining up to kick me in the ass though. Like I've said in the past, guys love to torture me.

Cricket said...

That's because they ARE, Blanche!!!!

It'll turn around, always does, big picture, RUB that sore ass and remember the nads!

Cricket said...

BTW, did you go on FB today?

And remember:

Cards are war, in disguise of a sport. ~Charles Lamb

lightning36 said...

"You let Waffles get under your skin when he doubled up off you and started trash talking - you were pissed off and were playing on tilt, remember? I do!"

No. Part of the fun of playing at a table with Waffles is hearing his table dialogue. My swearing (which is all filtered by FT, of course) was just me having fun with him. No anger toward Waffles, no tilt there. I was frustrated, however, at the convenient RNG set up on the river by FT. However, we know that FT evens things out, right?

In retrospect, it probably did look like I was really pissed. I wish you could have seen the smile on my face as I was tickling the keyboard. : o )

Josie said...

@cricket - no, no facebook today. Is there something bad waiting for me there?

Josie said...

Cricket - thanks for the kind words on facebook. you rock.

You too Jon, my facebook/blog reading friend. Glad I make you laugh. :)