Online Poker with Friends | Part 7

As most of you know by now, I got the green light to turn this into a book. There will still be articles on Poker Journal, and you can read them one by one, but if you play in the 2/4 NL game, you will also be in the book version, which will be published on Amazon, iTunes and Audible. That includes Kindle, paperback, and audio.

I’m tempted to say that I will need a narrator, but every time I do that, one of two things happen. One, the person never follows through (95% of the time). Two, they aren’t good at narration (5% of the time). Based on those facts, I’m not going to tell you I need a narrator and instead hire some random person on the ACX. ACX is an audio book publication platform owned by Amazon and connected to Audible/iTunes. What’s really weird is that someone will be narrating these very words one day. How does that feel, Mr. Narrator? Pressure is on. Don’t fuck it up!

After announcing that this would be a book, the traffic for this game on Sunday night skyrocketed. That said, even though we had enough for two full tables, I was hoping for three full tables. Maybe next week. If you play, be sure to get there early so you’re on the main table and get into the book. For instance, this game was advertised for 8 p.m. EST and it started running at 7:56 p.m. EST.

Here are my Cash Game Book results heading into this game…

+$183 RubyRoyal (2/4 NL)

-$160 BestBet Jacksonville (2/2 NL)

+$300 BestBet Orange Park (2/2 NL)

+$569 RubyRoyal (2/4 NL)

+$722 RubyRoyal (2/4 NL)

+$24 RubyRoyal (2/4 NL)

-$200 RubyRoyal (2/4 NL)

+$324.10 RubyRoyal (2/4 NL)

-$96.10 RubyRoyal (2/4 NL)

-$200 RubyRoyal (2/4 NL)

-$240 RubyRoyal (2/4 NL)

+$100.40 RubyRoyal (2/4 NL)

-$200 RubyRoyal (2/4 NL)

+$115.35 RubyRoyal (2/4 NL)

-$200 RubyRoyal (2/4 NL)

+$213.92 RubyRoyal (2/4 NL)

+$55.32 RubyRoyal (2/4 NL)

+$143.85 RubyRoyal (2/4 NL)

+$111.85 RubyRoyal (2/4 NL)

+$17.30 RubyRoyal (2/4 NL)

-$99.02 HouseOfShades (.50/1 NL)

-$200 RubyRoyal (2/4 NL)

+$15.96 RubyRoyal HouseOfShades (.50/1 NL)

Win/Loss: 14-9

Overall: +$1,300.93

Let’s see if we can put one in the Win column. Maybe. Maybe not.

POKER TIME

A3o. Fold.

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T8o in BB.

Walk.

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J♠ 4♠ in SB.

Call.

3-way pot.

Flop: 7A9

Checked around.

Turn: 4

I bet $8.

HardMoney folds.

MuneyLisa108 calls.

River: 3

Check-check.

MuneyLisa108 tables J9 and scoops.

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A9s

3-player pot.

Checked around on every street.

HomelessB wins small pot with 82 (2 on flop).

I was answering messages about the game on this hand. If you ever see a hand like this without much detail, it means I was answering messages. Sorry about that.

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KQo UTG.

Call.

5-player pot.

Flop: AK9

I bet half the pot.

All folds.

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J5o. Fold.

42o. Fold.

43o. Fold.

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A♣ J♠ in BB.

Walk.

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Here is who made it to main table at start: AnimalA#1Fan, HardMoney, HomelessB, FunkyByt3, swagdog, CalebDurio, MuneyLisa108, Animal Amber, funkyvillain (that’s me).

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73o in SB.

Fold.

AnimalA#1Fan shows 52o from BB.

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8♣ 7♣ on Button.

Call.

Flop: 4A8

AnimalA#1Fan and HardMoney check to me.

I bet the pot.

Two folds.

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J3o. Fold.

T3o. Fold.

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For HardMoney screen name, the word ‘Money’ is starred-out.

Me: “Is ‘Money’ a bad word now?”

Me (again): “Yep! Bad word. I get it.”

This pertains to the platform not wanting to be associated with real money.

HardMoney: “I guess m o n e y is offensive.”

Me: “At least you’re hard.”

Keith and I are on the radio together and we banter often.

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73o. Fold.

K8o. Fold.

K2o. Fold.

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I throw a tomato at Animal Amber and a rose at HardMoney. Confusion is good.

HardMoney throws a tomato at me.

Me: “Talking about you being hard. Figured I’d follow up with a rose. Working on my game.”

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K8o in BB.

Flop: 36J

I check.

swagdog checks.

MuneyLisa108 bets $4.

Fold.

swagdog calls.

MuneyLisa108 ends up scooping this pot with a bet on the river.

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T♥ 3♥ in SB.

HomeslessB raises to $10.

Fold.

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A2o on Button.

Fold.

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75o. Fold.

32o. Fold.

87o. Fold.

Q3o. Fold.

73o. Fold.

K5o. Fold.

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82o in BB.

FunkyByt3 raises to $10.

Fold.

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K8o in SB.

swagdog raises to $12.

Fold.

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HardMoney all-in with 97 after hitting straight on turn vs. swadgod with QQ.

They run it twice.

Round 1: HardMoney

Round 2: swagdog (higher straight)

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VPIP: 14.81%

-$2.00

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Q5o. Fold.

Q8o. Fold.

T9o. Fold.

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HardMoney all-in with AA vs. swagdog with K♦ 7♦.

Board when they got it all-in: T♣ A♦ Q♦

They run it twice.

Round 1: swagdog

Round 2: swagdog

Yikes!

HardMoney isn’t likely to return to the virtual cash game for a while.

Sorry, dude!

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K3s. Fold.

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While checking messages for game, I receive a message from Tim Herman: “Just finished listening to your book. It was GREAT!”

He was referring to The Dark Side of the Felt. Thank You! I hope he continues the adventure with A Darker Side of the Felt. These kinds of messages make my day.

Me: “Thanks! Made my day!”

See!

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Q4o. Fold.

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65o in BB.

Two limpers to me.

Check.

Flop: 7J3

Check.

AnimalA#1Fan bets $8.

Fold.

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62o. Fold.

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A6o on Button.

Call.

flapjakjesus in BB. He might raise.

Yep! There he goes. Raises to $16.

Fold.

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Q5o. Fold.

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QQ in MP.

MuneyLisa108 limps.

I raise to $12.

FunkyByt3 in BB calls.

MuneyLisa108 calls.

Flop: K5T

Two checks to me.

I bet $17.

Two folds.

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KJo.

Call.

AnimalA#1 Fan calls.

flapjackjesus calls.

HomelessB calls.

FunkyByt3 calls.

swagdog calls.

Flop: 834

Everyone checks to HomelessB, who bets $15.

Fold.

Turn: 9

I’m out of this hand, but FunkyByt3 checks to HomelessB, who bets $26.

FunkyByt3 jams for $421.

HomelessB throws shark at FunkyByt3 and folds.

FunkyByt3 shows a 9.

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T2o. Fold.

Q2o. Fold.

Q8o. Fold.

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K♠ 6♠ in BB.

flapjakjesus raises to $8.

Call.

Flop: Q♠ 6♦ 8♠

I bet $17.

flapjakjesus calls.

Turn: K

I bet $20.

He calls.

River: T

I bet $13.

He tank-calls.

flapjakjesus doesn’t show.

I scoop decent pot.

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JTo. Fold.

98o. Fold.

T9o. Fold.

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VPIP: 18.18%

+$54.90

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Green Bing. Apple Crisp.

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94s. Fold.

76o. Fold.

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KQo.

Call.

Three limpers to me.

Flop: 88Q

CalebDurio bets half the pot. DANGER!

I call.

Turn: 7

He bets $20.66.

Fold.

Me: “Only person I fold to there.”

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JTo. Fold.

K7o. Fold.

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Q♣ 8♣ in BB.

flapjakjesus raises to $8.

HomelessB calls.

I call.

Flop: 43J

I check.

flapjakjesus bets half the pot.

HomelessB folds.

Fold.

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66 in SB.

Call. 5-way pot.

Flop: 56Q-rainbow

I check.

AnimalA#1Fan checks.

HomelessB bets $17.33.

I call.

Turn: 7

I check.

HomelessB bets $27.33.

I call.

River: K

I bet $36.

HomelessB folds.

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AJo on Button.

Open-raise to $16.

flapjakjesus calls.

Flop: K53

He checks.

I bet $15.

He floats.

Turn: 2

Check-check.

River: T

I know he’s going to bet because I checked turn, and I can’t call it. No Ego.

I check.

He bets $30.

Fold.

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94o. Fold.

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Animal Amber: “funkyvillain, you’re surrounded by animals.”

Animal Amber is to my right and AnimalA#1Fan is to my left.

Me: “What kind of animals?”

Animal Amber: “Someone said cougar but I’m not 50 yet.”

Me: “I was thinking iguana but that’s a reptile. I won’t say why but maybe you can figure it out.”

Animal Amber: (three laughing emojis).

AnimalA#1Fan: “Because she’s cold-blooded (laughing emoji).”

Me: (three laughing emojis).

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ATo.

Call.

Me vs. FunkyByt3, who is in BB.

Flop: A9A

Check-check.

Turn: 9

He bets $6.

Call.

River: 8

He checks.

I bet $8.

He calls.

I scoop small pot.

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63o. Fold.

J4o. Fold.

64o. Fold.

75o. Fold.

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T♥ 4♥ in BB.

AnimalA#1Fan raises to $11.

Fold.

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J♥ T♥ in SB.

swagdog raises to $12.

Fold.

Me to swagdog: “I wanted to play that hand you jackass (laughing emoji).”

swagdog: “You should have.”

Me: “If you say what you had, I will reveal.”

No reply for a few minutes.

Me: “That means you were ahead.”

swagdog: “Too many good players here.”

He meant he didn’t want to reveal what he had.

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32o. Fold.

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66 in Cutoff.

FunkyByt3 raises to $14.

swagdog calls.

Call. Not thrilled about it. FunkyByt3 won’t pay me if I hit this hand. swagdog might pay me a little. Really not good play-the-player implied odds here.

Flop: Q59

Two checks to me.

I bet $26.

Two folds.

That will work.

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AJo in Hijack.

I raise to $8.

4-way pot.

Flop: 97A

Animal Amber bets $4.

I raise to $12.

Animal Amber is the only caller.

Turn: Q

Animal Amber bets $8.

I call. Don’t love it.

River: J

Now I love it.

Animal Amber checks. Now I love it even more.

I bet $27.

She folds.

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K6o. Fold.

J5s. Fold.

K2s. Fold.

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VPIP: 22.72%

+$150.60

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65o. Fold.

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76o in BB.

HomelessB raises to $12.

Fold.

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Just received hater message that has nothing to do with this game. Why? Get a life! Delete/Block.

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Dear Haters,

Am I crushing in writing or poker? No. I’m doing the best I can. Most people like my writing, and some people love my writing, but others like you really hate it for some reason. Just remember the following: The credit belongs to those in the ring.

Tyler

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A7o in SB.

Call.

4-way pot.

Flop: 7KK

Checked to Lead ft Leon (new player in), who bets $8.

Fold.

swagdog calls.

Turn: 4

swagdog checks.

Lead ft Leon bets $14.

swagdog folds.

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Q8s on Button.

Fold.

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K9o. Fold.

52o. Fold.

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55 in MP.

Animal Amber raises to $12.

Call.

Flop: T67

Animal Amber bets $15.

Fold.

She shows a King. I know it’s KK because she would show AK if going to show.

Me: “KK.”

Animal Amber: “No. KK is too good of a hand for me to get.”

Me: “Okay. QQ.”

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J6s in BB.

swagdog raises to $10.

CalebDurio calls.

Animal Amber calls.

FOLD!

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93o in SB.

Fold.

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T2s. Fold.

K7o. Fold.

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9:30 p.m.

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A9o. Fold.

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VPIP: 21.25%

+$124.60

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Q♣ Q♠ in MP.

flapjakjesus calls.

Slowroll16 (new player in) calls.

Animal Amber raises to $12.

I call. I don’t know much about her play, I can disguise my hand, and I have position. My fear is that Slowroll16 squeezes and I have to put my entire stack at risk early in the session. The best case scenario is that flapjakjesus and Slowroll16 fold so I can play this hand heads-up.

flapjakjesus calls.

Slowroll16 calls.

Flop: K♣ 4♣ 7♣

Two checks to Animal Amber, who bets $16.

Call.

flapjakjesus raises to $52.

Animal Amber calls.

Fold.

Turn: T♠

Animal Amber checks.

flapjakjesus bets $150.

Animal Amber tank-folds and shows AK.

Good thing I didn’t raise pre-flop. She would have called and I would have likely been heads-up against her and lost more. Not everyone agrees with it, but I know who I am. I like to limit variance by controlling the pot so I can use my reading ability in a methodical manner and attempt to grind my stack higher. I never do well when I play fast. It’s a different game, but it’s a profitable game. How many poker players can say that? Maybe it should tell you something. Those who listen usually win, but most are deadest on listening to strategies written by players who have millions in winnings (and millions in losses).

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J♦ 9♦.

Call.

3-way pot.

Flop: 28T (one diamond)

CalebDurio checks to me.

I bet half the pot.

HomelessB and CalebDurio call.

Turn: 4♦ (two draws)

Two checks to me.

I bet $26.

Two folds.

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32o. Fold.

JTo. Fold.

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J9o in BB.

4-way pot.

Flop: 5TK

Checked around.

Turn: J

I bet $10.

Animal Amber calls.

River: 4

I check.

Animal Amber bets $24.

Fold.

She shows Ace-high.

Me: “Good bet.”

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J6o. Fold.

J3o. Fold.

K9o. Fold.

K6o. Fold.

42o. Fold.

Q2o. Fold.

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flapjakjesus beats FunkyByt3 with a bigger full house.

AnimalA#1Fan: “oof.”

FunkyByt3: “Obv.”

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K6o. Fold.

A5o. Fold.

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6♥ 5♥ in BB.

AnimalA#1 Fan raises to $13 from UTG.

FunkyByt3 calls.

CalebDurio calls.

Call.

Flop: 9♦ J♠ K♣

Yeah…

I check.

AnimalA#1Fan bets $22.

All folds.

AnimalA#1Fan shows AA.

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K5o in SB.

Auto-fold due to connection problem.

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Q7o. Fold.

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77.

Call.

4-way pot.

Flop: Q4J

Checked around.

Turn: 3

Checked to me.

I bet $15. I think I have the best hand. A weak Jack likely folds anyway.

All folds.

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52o. Fold.

A5o. Fold.

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AnimalA#1Fan leaves with big score.

FunkyByt3: “Nice hit and run.”

Me: “She played for two hours.”

Stating a fact. That’s not a hit and run.

Animal Amber: “Work comes early.”

FunkyByt3: “Are you two the same person? WTF?”

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They are not the same person, and I thought AnimalA#1Fan was a female because Animal Amber is female and brought 3-4 players to the game, but AnimalA#1Fan is a male.

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8♥ 7♥ in MP.

flapjakjesus raises to $18.

Fold.

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