Online Poker with Friends | Part 19

Online Poker with Friends | Part 19. I just returned from a trip to Jacksonville and Daytona Beach. This trip included poker and two business meetings. Let’s start with poker. Live results…

BestBet Jax 2/5: +$175

Daytona Beach Tourney—Bubble Save: +$45

Daytona Beach 1/2: +$422

BestBet Jax 2/2: +$129

BestBet Jax 2/2 +$777

For business, a lot went well. I can’t reveal the biggest thing right now. I’ll just say that I set up a conference call with two people and it’s the biggest possible thing. If it happens, holy shit!

On a smaller scale, I’ll be on the BestBet Jax livestream soon, Basic Training: Beginner’s Guide to Texas Hold’em, is likely to be mentioned on the Jacksonville sports radio show, and I might promote a BestBet tournament at some point in the fall or early winter.

On top of all that, I got to hit The Lemon Bar, which is a beach bar in Jacksonville Beach. Chillin’! I love being alone and having the freedom to do what I want when I want. I also like hanging with people though. Either way.

During this trip, I got to play some poker with Keith Napier and Sherry Pluskota. Great time with both of them. And I’m not just writing that to be nice. I don’t do that shit. I’m not like the traditional 9-5 guy that says to his neighbor after visiting Myrtle Beach, “Oh, we had a GREAT time!” Even though it sucked ass balls.

Another interesting thing happened on this trip. When I had 55, the flop was 234, and this dude kept raising me, I said, “You flopped two pair, didn’t you?”

“Yes I did,” he said. “I don’t want to take your money.”

This is usually a lie, but my Character Radar told me he was being sincere. Trusting my read, I folded and showed 55. He showed 32 for two pair.

He said, “Money comes back, friends don’t.”

Great point. We are now friends on Facebook.

As far as folding hands like that, in last night’s session (after the session I’m about to write about), I folded AKo on the Button to a 4x pre-flop raise. My opponent showed KK. I also called this same player’s all-in for $67 with QQ on a 632 flop but wrote: “bad call.” He showed KK and scooped it.

Two other players inquired about these two plays. I have said it many times but nobody seems to believe me. It’s a people game, not a technical game. Once I understand the person, I’m probably in good shape. The only person I don’t really know is Vortex/Vortex Rising because she purposely plays soft to keep the game running. I also don’t play at her because of this.

As far as Overall Cash Results, I’ll reveal them after this chapter this time. For now, let’s get to some poker.

POKER

Q6o in BB.

HomelessB limps.

I bet $7 on turn with open-ended straight draw.

He calls.

River: blank

He scoops with K6.

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Q8s

MatlokcRgers raises to $6.

Fold.

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T5s. Fold.

T7o. Fold.

K3o. Fold.

65o. Fold.

J9o. Fold.

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Full table at 8:02: funkyvillain (me), Joachim, Poker132213, MatlockRgers, MattieBoy, LIL’PHOENIX, HomelessB, PokerByotch, SlowerRoll16

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Let’s rewind a few minutes. I got back to my hotel at 7:51 p.m. and the game started at 8 p.m. I patiently waited for the slow and rickety elevator, knowing I’d make the game in time with a few minutes to spare. However, as the elevator doors opened, a bellboy wheeled out two carts, looked at me, and said, “How is your day going?”

“Good. Thanks. How about you?”

Totally normal response, but it led to this…

“Pretty good,” he said. “thank you for asking. But I had those hot Cheetos today for the first time.”

“Oh.”

What else was I going to say? I had to get to the game.

“Yeah,” he continued, “they were really hot. Like spicy. Burned my tongue.”

“Well, don’t eat those anymore,” I said as I took a step toward the elevator.

“Have you ever eaten Cheetos?”

“The regular ones? Yes.” I now stood in the elevator, holding the door, ready to let it release so I could be on my way.

“Yeah. They’re orange.”

This is when I realized something wasn’t quite right with this fellow. Good person. Just not all there maybe. The good side of me came to the forefront and I knew I would have to be polite, but quickly.

“Indeed they are,” I said. “As orange as the sunrise over the water in Vietnam.”

I don’t even know what that means. I was just seeking a polite exit.

“They have Cheetos in Vietnam?”

I thought: Shit!

“Super Hot Ones!”

“So they’re called Super Hot Cheetos?” he asked.

The polite side of me was quickly fading now. It was 7:55 and I had a date with friends, Poker With Friends.

“They’re called Flaming Hot Vietnamese Cheetos. I’m going to head upstairs right now to order some on Amazon. I’ll bring them next time and let you taste them.”

“But I didn’t like the hot Cheetos.”

“They also have regular Vietnamese Cheetos. I’ll bring you those too. Cool?”

“Sure.” He shrugged.

I tapped ‘Close Door’ as fast as possible. As the door closed, he stared at me as if disappointed I was leaving the conversation. Once the door shut, I exhaled. Little did I know, this would be the least of the strange conversations that evening.

Back to the game.

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Kc Qd UTG.

Call.

Flop: Q64 (two spades)

SlowerRoll16 checks.

I bet $15.

MattieBoy folds.

LIL’PHOENIX folds.

SlowerRoll16 folds.

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74o in BB.

Three-player pot.

Flop: 9AJ

Check-check.

MattieBoy bets $6.

Fold.

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33 in SB.

MatlockRgers raises to $8.

Call.

Flop: 9A4

Check-check.

Turn: 4

I bet $15.

He calls.

River: 5

Check.

He bets $18.

Fold.

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7c 4c on Button.

LIL’PHOENIX raises to $12.

Fold.

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54o. Fold.

T6o. Fold.

86o. Fold.

J5o. Fold.

T6o. Fold.

93o. Fold.

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43o in BB.

Fold.

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Qs Tc in SB.

PokerByotch raises to $12.

Fold.

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K4s. Fold.

62s. Fold.

43o. Fold.

82o. Fold.

93o. Fold.

32s. Fold.

54o. Fold.

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VPIP: 8.69% Like WHOA!

-$33

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74o in BB.

SlowerRoll16 in SB.

Check-check.

Flop: 5c Jc Kh

Check-check.

Turn: 3c

Check-check.

River: 8h

Check-check.

He wins with A-high (A of clubs).

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Is it okay to rinse your phone? Vortex says no and to use a disinfectant wipe, but I’m a rebel. I ended up rinsing my phone. Still operational.

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Tc 8c in SB.

Call.

Joachim checks.

Flop: Qh 4h 5h

Check-check.

Turn: 6d

I bet $6.

He calls.

River: 2s

Check-check.

He wins. I don’t recall his hand though. Poor Joachim.

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4h 4s on  Button.

PokerByotch raises to $10.

Call.

Flop: 745 (all clubs)

She bets $10.

Call.

Turn: 6h

PokerByotch checks.

I bet $25.

She folds.

Decent pot.

Still down a little.

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Ac 8d in CO.

Raise to $8.

Poker 132213 raises to $24.

Fold.

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64o. Fold.

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44 in MP.

Raise to $12.

Image should allow me to isolate.

It does.

LIL’PHOENIX calls from the BB.

Flop: 3T5

She checks.

I bet $19.

She calls.

Turn: 6

Check-check.

River: Q

Check-check.

She tables J5.

Surprised she defended with that based on my image, but she won and it surprised me, which is part of the plan. Much respect.

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VPIP: 20%

-$62.30

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Full table. Six in lobby.

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J6o. Fold.

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Ts 6s in BB.

Three-player pot.

Flop: TQ2

I bet $9.

Joachim and PokerByotch call.

Turn: 5

Check.

Joachim bets $21.

PokerByotch folds.

Fold.

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K2o in SB.

PokerByotch raises to $10.

Fold.

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K6o. Fold.

73o. Fold.

94o. Fold.

96s. Fold.

32o. Fold.

J4o. Fold.

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K9o in BB.

MattieBoy raises to $12.

Fold.

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VPIP: 14.63%

-$81.30

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Jc 6s in SB.

Call.

Joachim raises to $16.

Fold.

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98s.

LIL’PHOENIX raises to $14.

HomelessB calls.

SlowerRoll16 raises to $58.

Fold.

LIL’PHOENIX jams (don’t recall total).

HomelessB folds.

SlowerRoll16 calls.

LIL’PHOENIX tables QQ.

SlowerRoll16 tables AK.

They run it twice.

SlowerRoll16 wins both.

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Not sure what happened because of note-taking but conversation between MattieBoy and HomelessB…

HomelessB: “LMAO. I fucked that up.”

MattieBoy: “Haha. I’m guessing AQ?”

HomelessB: “Yeah. Jesus Christ.”

HomelessB (again): “I let 8 high get there.”

MattieBoy: “I appreciate it a lot … honestly.”

HomelessB: “Don’t get used to it.”

MattieBoy: “I never get used to winning hands.”

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KTs in Cutoff.

SlowerRoll16 raises to $18.

Fold.

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86o. Fold.

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LIL’PHOENIX all-in vs. SlowerRoll16 again.

LIL’PHOENIX tables 55.

SlowerRoll16 tables AA.

They run it twice.

SlowerRoll wins one.

They chop the other one.

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K4o. Fold.

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Me: “A/C hotel drama. Involves A/C, a towel, and (sneaker emjoi).”

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Ac Kd.

PokerByotch raises to $12.

Call.

Flop: Q38

Check-check.

Turn: 4

PokerByotch bets $12.

Call.

River: 4

PokerByotch bets $24.

She must have AQ.

Fold.

This is weird typing this. So far, it seems as though I was playing oddly on this night.

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J7o. Fold.

T7o. Fold.

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MattieBoy: “Are you down in the lobby hanging by an A/C unit in nothing but a towel?”

Me: “(smh emoji).”

Joachim: “There’s a visual I can’t unsee.”

MattieBoy: “(lightning emoji).”

MattieBoy (again): “Are you picturing his mole too?”

Joachim: “Ah, I need eyewash.”

Me: “Last week we were talking about midget porn. I hope this is an upgrade.”

Me (again): “(three laughing emojis).”

I just laughed at my own joke. Definitely off my game.

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K5o in BB.

PokerByotch raises to $12.

Fold.

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Ad Kd in SB.

LIL’PHOENIX raises to $14.

Call.

Flop: 8d 8s 2d

I bet $9.

She raises to $28.

Call.

Turn: Ac

I bet $14.

She jams for $42.20.

Call.

She tables QQ.

We run it three times.

I win all three.

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As Ad on Button.

SlowerRoll16 raises to $12.

I raise to $20.

He calls.

Flop: 6T9 (two clubs)

He checks.

I bet $20.

He jams.

Call.

He tables flush draw.

We run it three times.

I win 2 of 3.

In the black again.

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A5o. Fold.

J7o. Fold.

Q6o. Fold.

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MattieBoy: “I’m no expert here though. Joachim? We are going to need you to weigh in here.”

Joachim: “Well.”

PokerByotch: “LMAO”

Joachim: “Last time I saw creepy midget porn with towels in the lobby I was kind of aroused.”

Joachim (again): “But then again, I kind of think Nancy Pelosi is hot. You feelin’ me Mattie?”

No reply from MattieBoy for a few minutes.

Joachim (again): “Must have been the midget porn reference.”

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Ks Jh.

Raise to $10.

Joachim raises to $24.

Fold.

He shows KK.

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Q5o. Fold.

Q3o. Fold.

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Q7o in BB.

Joachim raises to $14.

Fold.

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62o in BB.

Fold.

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J2o. Fold.

42o. Fold.

92o. Fold.

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Ad Tc.

Call – SlowerRoll16 in hand. Going to let him raise if he’d like. If I raise and he 3-bets, it will balloon the pot and I’m in a gambling situation. Not what I want.

No raise from SlowerRoll16.

Five-player pot.

Flop: KT9

Everyone checks to me.

I bet $19.

All folds.

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66 in MP.

Raise to $8.

Three-player pot.

Flop: 85Q

Checked around.

Turn: 9 (third spade)

I bet $4.

Two callers—MattieBoy and HomelessB.

River: 9h

Checked around.

HomelessB tables 95 and scoops.

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T3o. Fold.

32o. Fold.

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After HomelessB hand…

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Joachim: “That got better and better.”

HomelessB: “Ugly hand that got lucky.”

Joachim: “Nobody says poor Homeless when you lose with a good hand.”

Joachim: “(nerd emoji).”

Me: “How come there’s no midget emoji?”

MattieBoy: “I know!!! I searched and searched.”

Joachim: “There is you just can’t see it.”

Me: “(smh emjoi).”

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Q4o in SB.

Fold.

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Ks 5s on Button.

Three limpers to me.

Call.

Joachim raises to $38.

Fold.

No clue why I’m calling with K5s anyway. Maybe I accidentally did drugs on this night.

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As Qs in CO.

SlowerRoll16 raises to $12.

Call.

HomelessB calls (had limped).

Flop: 675 (two diamonds)

SlowerRoll16 bets $28.

Fold.

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VPIP: 21.12%

-$7.19

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T7o. Fold.

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As 6s in MP.

HomelessB calls.

I raise to $9.

donkmagnet76 calls.

HomelessB calls.

Flop: Ad 6h 7s

Two checks to me.

I bet $22.

Two folds.

HomelessB folds and shows an A.

I bet too much. I should know this against HomelessB. What am I doing? Typical Sunday night.

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Ts 9s.

Call.

Five-player pot.

Flop: Qs 6d 9c

Three checks to me.

Check.

MattieBoy checks.

Turn: Qc

Three checks to me.

I bet $11.

MattieBoy calls. Not good.

River: Td

I bet $12.

He calls and tables KT.

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J4o. Fold.

K4s. Fold.

K2o. Fold.

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donkmagnet76: “Maybe they are ALL midget emojis.”

donkmagnet76 (again): “(blow your mind emoji).”

MattieBoy: “Woah … midget brain explosion.”

Joachim: “Are you allowed to say ‘midget’? What is the politically correct verbiage Tyler?”

MattieBoy: “It’s not midget for sure. Wee Person maybe.”

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Q3o. Fold.

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Joachim: “We’ve wandered into sensitive areas.”

Joachim (again): “If they are Irish.”

MattieBoy: “I’m only joking about Wee Person, but I do believe ‘little person’ is politically correct this week.”

Joachim: “If it was me, I’d prefer ‘those closest to the earth’ or some such.”

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The nonsense (and poker) continues in Online Poker with Friends | Part 20.

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