Online Poker with Friends | Part 11

Online Poker with Friends | Part 11. The night prior to this session, I lost within 25 minutes. I was dealt AQo on the Button and raised to $15. I raised more than usual because SlowerRoll16 was in the BB and he likes to gamble. AQo isn’t a hand I want to gamble with. Since it’s off-suit and not paired, it’s a hand where you usually win small-to-moderate pots and lose big pots.

When the flop came: 5Q8, I felt pretty good, especially after SlowerRoll16 checked. I bet half $22, SlowerRoll16 raised to $113, I jammed for $283, and he snap-called. Once he snap-called, I knew he had a set, which was a set of 5s. I was doomed.

After that session, and heading into this session, these were my Cash Game Results…

+$183 RubyRoyal (2/4 No Limit)

-$160 BestBet Jax (2/2 No Limit)

+$300 BestBet OP (2/2 No Limit)

+$596 RubyRoyal (2/4 No Limit)

+$722 RubyRoyal (2/4 No Limit)

+$24 RubyRoyal (2/4 No Limit)

-$200 RubyRoyal (2/4 No Limit)

+$324.10 RubyRoyal (2/4 No Limit)

-$96.10 RubyRoyal (2/4 No Limit)

-$200 RubyRoyal (2/4 No Limit)

-$240 RubyRoyal (2/4 No Limit)

+$100.40 RubyRoyal (2/4 No Limit)

-$200 RubyRoyal (2/4 No Limit)

+$115.35 RubyRoyal (2/4 No Limit)

-$200 RubyRoyal (2/4 No Limit)

+$213.92 RubyRoyal (2/4 No Limit)

+$55.32 RubyRoyal (2/4 No Limit)

+$143.85 RubyRoyal (2/4 No Limit)

+$111.85 RubyRoyal (2/4 No Limit)

+$17.30 RubyRoyal (2/4 No Limit)

-$99.02 HouseOfShades (.50/1 No Limit)

-$200 RubyRoyal (2/4 No Limit)

+$15.96 HouseOfShades (.50/1 No Limit)

+$232.13 RubyRoyal (2/4 No Limit)

-$200 RubyRoyal (2/4 No Limit)

-$117 HouseOfShades (.50/1 PLO)

-$200 RubyRoyal (2/4 No Limit)

+$63.04 RubyRoyal (2/4 No Limit)

-$132.28 RubyRoyal (2/4 No Limit)

+$489.19 RubyRoyal (2/4 No Limit)

+$106 Harrah’s Cherokee (2/5 No Limit)

-$200 RubyRoyal (2/4 No Limit)

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Win/Loss: 18-14

Overall: +$1,342.02

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Amazing? No. Profitable? Yes. That’s me. Since most people have a tough time winning in poker, I’m satisfied with these results.

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On this night, I sat down at 7:57 p.m. and found Joachim and MattieBoy already there.

ACDOE2k sits down. AtomBomb looking to get in.

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Me: “Hey.”

ACDOE2k: “Sup.”

MattieBoy: “Sup.”

Joachim: “Good evening.”

For some reason, I imagined Joachim saying this as a vampire.

MattieBoy: “Why so formal?”

Me: “He’s a retired butler. Worked for Charlie Sheen when he lived in Tampa.”

MattieBoy: “Lucky!”

Joachim: “He was hard to work for when he was sober.”

Me: “Lots of women there, I’m sure.”

Joachim: “Oodles.”

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T4o. Fold.

A9o. Fold.

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53o in BB.

Walk.

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T2o in SB.

Fold.

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K6o. Fold.

96o. Fold.

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AQo UTG +1.

Raise to $13.

All folds.

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K3o. Fold.

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88 in BB.

Check.

3-way pot.

Flop: JQT

JMac DU (changed his screen name) bets $7.

Fold.

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J5o in SB.

Fold.

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Several things happening at once…

Transaction problems with AtomBomb.

Changing names in notes due to changed screen names.

My mother texting me Memojis.

Poker.

Receiving private messages.

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98o. Fold.

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At table: ACDOE2k, MattieBoy, JMac DU, CalebDurio, funkyvillain, Joachim, donkmagnet76.

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JMac DU moves all-in with JJ vs. donkmagnet76’s QQ.

Board: J443T

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K5o. Fold.

K6o. Fold.

K2s. Fold.

65s. Fold.

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Raquel texting me about nursing school. This relates to an Everyday Profiles article that was recently published.

My mother sending me more Memojis with her wearing sunglasses and having big stars over her eyes.

Starr needs confirmation on a player.

All of this at once while trying to play poker and takes these notes. Something tells me this is going to be a challenging night. Hopefully, I’m wrong.

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Q9o in BB.

JMac DU raises to $8.

Fold.

This is a hand I will usually defend, but too much going on right now. You’re welcome, JMac DU.

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85s in SB.

ACDOE2k raises to $12.

Fold.

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K8o. Fold.

T7o. Fold.

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Full table. HomelessB and FunkyByt3 in.

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KK in MP.

Raise to $12.

Joachim calls.

FunkyByt3 calls.

Flop: 5TQ

I bet $29.

Two calls.

Turn: 4

Check. Something ain’t right. How do I get two calls on that board after raising to $12 from MP? They know how I play. They have to know I’m strong.

Joachim bets $74.

FunkyByt3 folds.

Something tells me I’m behind, but I call. If I’m right, it’s at least a better option than a jam. I don’t want to leave this quickly. This is what sucks about overpairs. They sometimes take away your ability to play poker because you feel committed.

River: 3

Check-check. Maybe I have a chance?

Joachim tables 55 for a set and scoops a big pot.

This is two nights in a row where I lost a big pot to a flopped set of 5s, which is interesting because my balance prior to this night was $555.55. After seeing that number a few times, I looked up its meaning. What I found was shocking. It pretty much described me down to every last detail. I didn’t even know there were other people out there like that, but there must be. People like me are often misunderstood. We are not egotistical at all. We are confident and passionate. But it goes a lot deeper. Some interesting reading if you’re ever bored.

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75s.

Call.

5-player pot.

Flop: 4AQ

Checked around.

Turn: 5

I bet $6.

All folds.

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QJo in MP.

6-player pot.

Fold to bet from FunkyByt3 on flop.

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JTo UTG.

Call.

Heads-up vs. JMac DU.

Flop: 798

He bets $6.

Call.

Turn: 4

He bets $8.

Call.

River: A

He bets $17.

I jam for $44.

He calls.

He tables lower-end straight.

I get some of it back, but still a lot of work to do.

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K6o in BB.

JMac DU all-in for an extra $2.70.

Call.

Flop: Q7J

Turn: T

River: 3

He wins both (forgot his hand).

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KTo in SB.

ACDOE2k raises to $12.

Fold.

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J9o. Fold.

J7o. Fold.

K5o. Fold.

85o. Fold.

K6o. Fold.

82o. Fold.

85s. Fold.

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Q8o in BB.

FunkyByt3 raises to $12.

Fold.

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Q6o in SB.

Call.

4-player pot.

Flop: 5JT

Joachim bets $6.

Fold.

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T4s. Fold.

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VPIP: 20%

-$45.60

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Sitting here looking at $154.40 kind of sucks (I always buy-in for $200—except for one time when I bought-in for $240). But when I pull up that stats and see than I’m down $45.60, it feels different. Better.

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Kd Td in CO.

Call.

3-player pot.

Flop: 9h Ah Jd

Two checks to me.

I bet $12.

I know they didn’t hit that flop from the blinds.

Two folds.

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T6o. Fold.

T5s. Fold.

Q5o. Fold.

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AKo UTG +1.

Poker132213 limps from UTG.

I raise to $15.

All folds.

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Tc 8c UTG.

Fold.

Flop: 7c Qc Jc

Turn: Ts

River: 6d

HomelessB & Joachim go at it. HomelessB tables nut flush.

Dodged HUGE bullet here!

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Q6o in BB.

ACDOE2k raises to $14.

Fold.

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Ac 7c in SB.

Call.

Joachim raises to $33.

Fold.

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94s. Fold.

K3o. Fold.

Q3o. Fold.

J8o. Fold.

52o. Fold.

73o. Fold.

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ACDOE2k all-in with AJo vs. Joachim with 99 on board: 5J42.

They run it twice.

ACDOE2k wins both.

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T4o in BB.

Check.

3-way pot.

Flop: 472

Poker132213 checks.

I bet $16 (good spot to get a few chips back).

Joachim folds.

Poker132213 calls.

Turn: 3

Check-check.

River: 6

Check-check.

I scoop small pot after he shows K-high.

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K8o in SB.

HomelessB raises to $12.

Fold.

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42s. Fold.

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VPIP: 19.23%

-$13.80

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Q4o. Fold.

93o. Fold.

J8o. Fold.

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I’ve got a second to floss (not the dance). Flossing is very important.

I would have turned a straight on J8. Not intended to rhyme but I’ll drop a dime: Don’t play ACR, tissue like scar, boilin’ like blood, always stuck in the mud.

That’s you, not me. I don’t play ACR. This rhyme is for entertainment purposes only. However, I cannot guarantee that you are entertained.

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84o. Fold.

Q9o. Fold.

43s. Fold.

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Jh 2h in BB.

HomelessB limps.

Poker132213 folds.

Check.

Flop: 7h 8h Ad

I bet $4.

HomelessB calls.

Turn: 6d

Check-check.

River: 6s

Check-check.

He scoops with 33.

I am not on my game tonight. Something is off.

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AKo in SB.

Out of INK!

Backup pen in pocket. Always good to be prepared. I actually anticipated this event.  

donkmagnet76 raises to $14 from UTG.

Call.

Joachim raises to $34.25 from BB.

Donkmagnet76 raises to $114.50.

Fold.

donkmagnet76 tables AA.

Joachim tables Qd 9d.

donmagnet76 holds.

I would have lost.

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Joachim out.

AtomBomb in.

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Scratch that.

AtomBomb got bounced.

TipsyWizard in.

Nope!

Scratch that.

TipsyWizard leaves.

Empty seat but people on waiting list.

Believe or not, this is suspenseful for me.

Who will grab that seat? AtomBomb? TipsyWizard? Joachim? Shannon?

I don’t know who Shannon is. I don’t even know a Shannon. But we can’t rule out the possibility the she will show up.

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T7o. Fold.

32o. Fold.

J2o. Fold.

Q9s. Fold.

84o. Fold.

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J4o in BB.

FunkyByt3 raises to $10.

Fold.

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J5o in SB.

FunkyByt3 raises to $12.

Fold.

He can have all the small pots.

No Ego.

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Td 9d on Button.

MattieBoy raises to $10.

Call.

AtomBomb calls.

donkmagnet76 calls.

Flop: KT5-rainbow

Checked around.

Turn: J

Checked around.

River: 4

Checked to MattieBoy, who bets $20.

Fold.

donkamgnet76 calls with a pair of 5s and they chop.

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AJo in Cutoff.

Poker132213 raises to $12.

Call. Position is good.

HomelessB raises to $48. Position is sometimes meaningless.

I keep walking into shit tonight.

Fold.

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98o in Hijack.

Poker132213 raises to $12.

Fold.

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97o. Fold.

97o (again). Fold.

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VPIP: 17.80%

-$63.80

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That’s a lot of swing in 1 hr. and 18 min. for a VPIP that low.

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KQo UTG +1.

Call.

5-player pot.

Flop: 36A

Checked around.

Turn: 9

Checked to HomelessB, who bets $11.

Fold.

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I’m beginning to realize that I’m playing very passively tonight. I usually do this anyway to set up the long-term trap on a big pot, but I’m usually mixing in some aggression in the right spots to stay afloat. I’m so distracted that I can’t keep up with these notes, which leads to me just call-folding, which is terrible poker.

I have content as my #1 priority on Sunday nights. Therefore, it’s difficult to play good poker. That’s just an excuse though. I should be capable of doing all this. Just apprising you of the situation. And it gave me an opportunity to use the word ‘apprising,’ which I have never used in writing before. It makes me feel very sophisticated.

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83o. Fold.

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Not much action in chat tonight. (Note: That would change!) Not yet anyway. Hope I can hang around until later.

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KTo in BB.

ACDOE2k raises to $12.

FunkyByt3 calls.

CalebDurio calls.

Flop: 88J

Checked around.

Turn: 6

Checked to FunkyByt3, who bets $38.

Fold.

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Kc Qc in SB.

donkmagnet76 raises to $12 from UTG.

HomelessB calls.

MattieBoy calls.

Call.

Flop: Ts Kh 8c

I bet $19.

All folds.

Breathing room.

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T4o. Fold.

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77 in CO.

ACDOE2k raises to $10.

Call.

Flop: 2KK

ACOE2k bets $13.

I tank-fold.

Not sure about this one but if not sure, fold. Simple formula. It’s not about Ego; it’s about profitability.

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Q8o. Fold.

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VPIP: 21.25%

-$52.40

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Q6s. Fold.

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donmagnet76 all-in with JJ (one spade) vs. Poker132213 with Kh Kd on this board: 4s 9d 9s 5s.

They run it three times.

Poker132213 wins all three.

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Q8o. Fold.

Q3o. Fold.

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Ah 9h UTG.

Call.

donkmagnet76 calls.

HomelessB calls.

FunkyByt3 raises to $14.

Call.

donmagnet76 calls.

HomelessB folds.

Flop: 457 (one heart)

Check.

donkmagnet76 bets $34.66.

FunkyByt3 calls.

Fold.

Turn: 9s

donkmagnet76 bets $131.13.

FunkyByt3 folds and shows TT.

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97o in BB.

Check.

5-player pot.

Flop: JQJ

Check.

AtomBomb bets $12.

Fold.

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J6o in SB.

CalebDurio raises to $12.

Poker132213 raises to $36.

Fold.

CalebDurio folds.

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43o. Fold.

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MattieBoy: “Where you at these days Villain? How’s the weather?”

Me: “Playing from a brothel in Peru. Very humid.”

MattieBoy: “Did you milk a llama yet?”

Me: (smh emoji) Adding it to my itinerary.”

MattieBoy: “I would.”

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64o. Fold.

75o. Fold.

A8o. Fold.

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MattieBoy: “Things I wouldn’t do: Tug on Superman’s cape, spit into the wind, pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger, and definitely not mess around with Jim.”

Me: “So you would go to a brothel in Peru?”

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K4o in BB.

Heads-up vs. CalebDurio.

Flop: AQ2

He checks.

I bet $7.

He folds.

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96s in SB.

MattieBoy raises to $20.

Fold.

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MattieBoy: “If they have llamas to milk there … hecks yeah!”

Me: “But llamas spit. (wow emoji/laughing emoji).”

AtomBomb: “Nice.”

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This story continues with Part 12, where you can read about llamas, blisters, grandmothers, a horse (and some poker).

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