Poker with Friends | Part 4

Poker with Friends | Part 3. Let’s get to some poker hands.

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83o. Fold.

Q2o. Fold.

J5o. Fold.

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I’m not in this hand.

Slowroll16 jams for $296 on 7979 board.

RickyTidwell calls with QQ.

Slowroll16 tables AQ.

RickyTidwell holds.

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T2o in BB.

XBIZWEB limps.

I check.

Flop: 674

XBIZWEB bets $4.

Fold.

XBIZWEB shows a 4.

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K7o in SB.

Fold.

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KQo on Button.

XBIZWEB raises to $46.

Fold.

Slowroll16 jams for $124.

XBIZWEB calls.

Slowroll16 tables KQo.

XBIZWEB tables AK and holds.

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QTo in Cutoff.

Limp.

4-way pot.

Flop: 8Q6

Three checks to me.

I bet pot.

Three folds.

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A♥ 9♥ in Hijack.

Limp.

7-way pot.

Flop: 7♥ 8♦ T♦

PokerByotch bets $10.

100*Bill calls.

XBIZWEB calls.

I call.

PokerKatt49 calls.

Turn: 9♠ (not good)

100*Bill bets $39

XBIZWEB calls.

Fold.

PokerByotch calls.

River: T♣

100*Bill & XBIZWEB chop with straight.

I would not have moved everyone off this hand. I should have raised pre-flop though.

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74o. Fold.

85s. Fold.

Q3o. Fold.

82o. Fold.

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95o in BB.

4 limpers.

Check.

Flop: J69

XBIZWEB checks.

I check.

CalebDurio bets $10.

All folds.

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K8o in SB.

Slowroll16 raises to $16.

XBIZWEB calls.

Fold.

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42o.

Fold.

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VPIP: 25%

+$43.20

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K9o.

Fold.

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KQo in Hijack.

Limp.

6-way pot.

Flop: 5AJ

100*Bill bets $12.

XBIZWEB calls.

Fold.

PokerKatt49 calls.

Turn: 8

River: 9

Good fold.

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A6o. Fold.

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QJo in MP.

Fold.

PokerByotch raises to $14 from SB.

Good fold.

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A6o. Fold.

Q2o. Fold.

72o. Fold.

K2o in SB. Fold.

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QTo on Button.

Limp.

4-player pot.

Flop: K64

PokerKatt49 bets $12.

Fold.

I honestly don’t know why I didn’t raise this pre-flop. Just the way I was playing for this session.

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JTo in Cutoff.

PokerByotch raises to $14.

Fold.

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54o. Fold.

86o. Fold.

QTo. Fold.

J2s. Fold.

K5o. Fold.

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43o in BB.

Check.

Flop: 568

Checked around.

Turn: T

XBIZWEB bets $4.

Fold.

River: T

Good fold.

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As I’m writing this, I’m realizing I didn’t play back at anyone this session. If you’re not getting cards, you need to make moves. I think I know what happened though. Here’s my theory: I knew I would be writing about this session and that everyone would be reading it, so I played too tight. This means I played not to lose opposed to playing to win.

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42o in SB.

RickyTidwell raises to $16.

Fold.

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T7o. Fold.

Q6o. Fold.

T9o. Fold.

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9♠ 7♠. Limp.

RickyTidwell limps.

Slowroll16 raises to $16.

PokerByotch calls.

XBIZWEB calls.

SHIT! Now I have to call. Lol.

RickyTidwell calls.

Flop: A♦ 3♦ T♠

Slowroll16 checks.

PokerByotch checks.

XBIZWEB bets $66.66

Fold.

Slowroll16 calls.

PokerByotch calls.

Turn: J♠

Slowroll16 checks.

PokerByotch jams for $157.44.

XBIZWEB folds.

Slowroll16 calls.

PokerByotch tables AJ.

Slowroll16 tables KQ and rejects running it multiple times.

River: 4♦

PokerByotch leaves the building.

FunkyByt3 takes her seat.

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Q4o. Fold.

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5♠ 4♠ in BB.

Three limpers to me.

Check.

Flop: 22A (two clubs)

I bet pot.

XBIZWEB calls (always).

Turn: 3

Check/check.

River: 4

I bet $8 into $34 pot.

He snap-calls.

My straight holds.

He shows an Ace.

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J5o in BB.

4-way pot.

Flop: 534

I bet $15.

XBIZWEB calls.

Turn: 3

I bet $12.

He calls.

River: A♣

I bet $4

He raises to $12.

Fold.

He shows quad threes.

Good fold.

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65o. Fold.

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VPIP: 21.21%

-$6.40

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54o. Fold.

A9o. Fold.

A3o. Fold.

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96o in BB.

FunkyByt3 raises to $10 from Button.

Flop: Q8Q

Check/check.

Turn: 9

I bet $10.

He raises to $35.

Fold.

He either had a straight or the Queen.

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J9o in SB.

Limp.

Flop: 344

Three checks.

Turn: 5

Three checks.

River: 8

CalebDurio wins small pot with Ace-high.

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77 on Button.

Limp.

4-way pot.

Flop: J9Q

Checked around. Too much danger. And If I had raised pre-flop, I would have been called, so I saved chips here.

Turn: 6

CalebDurio bets $48.

Fold.

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82o. Fold.

K6o. Fold.

93o. Fold.

75s. Fold.

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QJo in BB.

MsPokerMafia raises to $12 from Button.

Fold.

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72o in SB.

Fold.

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J9o. Fold.

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CalebDurio all-in with top set vs. Slowroll16 with nut flush draw.

They run it three times.

CalebDurio loses the first one but wins the next two.

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J7o. Fold.

T3o. Fold.

J6o. Fold.

K6o. Fold.

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J6o in BB.

BLM 12 (new player in) limps from SB.

Flop: 89T

He checks.

I bet half the pot.

He calls.

Turn: 2

He checks.

I bet pot.

He folds.

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5♣ 3♣ in SB.

FunkyByt3 raises to $16.

Fold.

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QTo on Button.

Limp.

4-way pot.

Flop: J63

BLM 12 bets $4.

Fold.

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73o. Fold.

75o. Fold.

74o. Fold.

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QJo UTG +1.

Limp. Slowroll16 raises often and I don’t want to commit too many chips with this hand.

Slowroll16 raises to $12.

I call though.

PokerKatt49 also calls.

Flop: K3Q (two clubs)

I bet $6.

PokerKatt49 calls.

Slowroll16 raises to $36.

Fold.

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K3s. Fold.

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97o in BB.

FunkyByt3 raises to $12 from Cutoff.

Fold.

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5♥ 4♠ in SB.

FunkyByt3 raises to $10.

MsPokerMafia calls.

BLM 12 calls.

I call.

Flop: J82

FunkyByt3 checks.

MsPokerMafia bets $12.

Fold.

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7♦ 5♦ on Button.

Limp.

5-way pot.

Flop: 3♦ T♣ Q♣

BLM 12 bets $8.

I call.

Turn: Q♠

BLM 12 bets $8.

I call.

River: 9♣

BLM 12 bets $15.

Fold.

This was a poorly played hand.

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K♦ T♦ in Cutoff.

FunkyByt3 bets $12.

I call.

Flop: ATA (two hearts)

He bets $8.

I min-raise.

He calls.

Turn: 8♥

Check/check.

River: 9

He bets $14.

I call.

He tables AJ.

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VPIP: 24.50%

-$149.40

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22 on Button.

Limp.

XBIZWEB (seat change) and Saintsfangir (new player in) call/check in the blinds.

Flop: J98

I bet $9.

Two folds.

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K8o. Fold.

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K♣ Q♣.

Raise to $10.

CalebDurio raises to $30.

Fold.

Nothing working.

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JJ UTG.

Limp.

Slowroll16 raises to $16.

I call.

Flop: 567

I check.

Slowroll16 bets $9.

I raise to $32.

He folds.

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55 in BB.

XBIZWEB bets $8.

Three callers.

I call.

Flop: 38K

Saintsfangir bets $25.

Fold.

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65o in SB.

BLM 12 raises to $14.

Fold.

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A5o. Fold.

73o. Fold.

J3o. Fold.

93o. Fold.

KTo UTG +1. Fold.

72o. Fold.

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Folded three bad hands while getting snacks.

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76o on Button.

Raise to $11.

Two folds.

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96s. Fold.

63s. Fold.

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T8s. Fold to 3.5x BB raise.

After I folded, it was then re-raised to $54.

Good fold.

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84o. Fold.

K3o. Fold.

64s UTG. Fold.

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76o. Fold to $12 raise from MsPokerMafia.

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94s in SB.

Four limpers.

I call.

Flop: K♥ T♥ J♣

Saintsfangir bets half the pot.

Fold.

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KJo on Button.

Raise to $10.

XBIZWEB calls.

Saintsfangir folds.

Flop: 53T

I bet a little more than half the pot, thinking I have KT. I did not have KT.

XBIZWEB raises 2x the pot.

Fold.

This kind of shit can happen when taking notes.

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93o. Fold.

A8o UTG +1. Fold (Ace on flop).

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J4o. Fold.

Q6o. Fold.

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VPIP: 25.75% (too high)

-$196.20

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72o in BB.

Three limpers.

Check.

Flop: 32A

I bet $8.

Saintsfangir calls.

Turn: 6

I check.

She jams.

Fold.

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Q♥ 2♥ in SB.

RickyTidwell raises to $16.

Fold.

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This session is a mess! Probably in the top 5% for worst I have played. Running terrible doesn’t help much either.

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72o. Fold.

86o UTG +2. Fold. (Flop: 838)

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FunkyByt3 keeps talking about how he didn’t realize his Donald Trump avatar was half-naked.

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84o. Fold.

Q8o. Fold.

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VPIP: 24.63%

-$210.10

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I usually buy-in for $200, but I bought-in for $240 since this is a Sunday night. The only good thing about my current situation in this game is that I’m helping keep the game going by hanging around.

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87o. Fold.

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T4o in BB.

FunkyByt3 raises to $12.

Fold.

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A2o.

Jam. Fuck it!

XBIZWEB raises to $88.

Oh Shit!

He tables KK.

We run it three times.

He wins the first and second and I win the third.

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A♣ K♣.

Meant to jam this, but I accidentally left $3.48. So dumb!

MsPokerMafia puts me all-in for the remaining $3.48.

I obviously call.

She tables A♥ K♦.

Chop.

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J9o. Fold.

K7o. Fold.

K4o. Fold.

K5o. Fold.

T7o. Fold.

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T♥ 3♥ in BB.

XBIZWEB raises to $16.

Fold.

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72o. Fold.

62o. Fold.

K2o. Fold.

42o. Fold.

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KJo in MP.

Limp.

3-way pot.

Flop: A49

RickyTidwell checks.

MsPokerMafia bets $14.

Fold.

RickyTidwell calls.

Turn: 6♦

MsPokerMafia bets $21.

RickyTidwell folds.

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32o. Fold.

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99 in Hijack.

Two limpers.

I jam for $38.

BLM 12 calls with Q♦ 6♦.

We run it three times.

He wins first and second. I win the third.

Other players started throwing fish and donkeys at BLM 12. At least that was entertaining.

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K9o. Fold.

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KTo in BB.

Three limpers.

Min-squeeze jam for $28.

Two callers.

Flop: T35

Turn: 9

River: 2

I win that one.

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CalebDurio: “I’m a NIT and not afraid to admit it.”

FunkyByt3: “Caleb, that conversation ended five minutes ago.”

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QJo. Fold.

A4o. Fold.

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FunkyByt3 throws a shark emoji at me and says, “Trying to butter you up so I can get good reviews on your blog.”

Me: “You’re going to be on the cover. It will be your half-naked Donald Trump avatar while he’s being lowered into a hot tub with a massages therapist is in the background ready to work on you.”

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T8o. Fold.

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FunkyByt3: “I am your President. I deserve the royal treatment.”

Me: “RickyTidwell will bring the grapes.”

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A3o. Fold.

CalebDurio (referring to FunkyByt3’s royal treatment comment): “Kind of like Monica Lewinsky.”

FunkyByt3: “Kind of but different.”

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T2o in BB.

XBIZWEB raises to $16.

Fold.

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J6o in SB.

RickyTidwell raises to $16.

FunkyByt3 raises to $26.

Fold.

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92o. Fold.

65o. Fold.

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VPIP: 23.39%

-$189.72

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Q8o. Fold.

KTo UTG. Fold.

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Ac 5c UTG +2.

Raise to $12.

RickyTidwell calls.

CalebDurio calls.

FunkyByt3 calls.

Flop: T♦ Q♣ 7♥

Checked around.

Turn: Q♠

FunkyByt3 puts me all-in.

Fold.

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97o. Fold.

A6o. Fold.

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A8o in BB.

Three-player pot.

Check.

Flop: Q69

Checked around.

Turn: 2

XBIZWEB bets half the pot.

Fold.

You’re probably wondering why I didn’t raise pre-flop here. I’m wondering the same thing.

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T4o. Fold.

93o. Fold.

86o. Fold.

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VPIP: 22.90%

-$207.72

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FunkyByt3 vs. BLM 12 all-in.

FunkyByt3 tables AA.

BLM 12 tables a nut-flush draw.

The run it twice and FunkyByt3 wins both.

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T6o. Fold.

92o. Fold.

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22 UTG. Fold.

RickyTidwell raises 3x BB and is called by MsPokerMafia.

Flop: 8K2

Can’t do anything right.

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J5o in BB.

Two limpers.

I check.

Flop: 932

MsPokerMafia bets half the pot.

Fold.

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K5s in SB.

Slowroll16 raises to $12.

Fold.

Flop: 489

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AQo in MP.

FunkyByt3 raises to $10.

I ‘jam’ for $26.28.

He tank-calls with AA.

We run it three times and he wins all three.

When I hit the lobby, I noticed FunkyByt3 wrote: “No slowroll. I swear. Sorry.” Do I believe him? 50/50. Do I care? No. That kind of shit doesn’t bother me.

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VPIP: 23.21%

-$240

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This was an awful session, but by never re-buying, I keep my risk minimized while keeping my upside potential maximized. They can only take $200-$240 from me. I can take more from them. Most players buy-in for more or rebuy. Simply by taking this money-management approach, an average poker player can make money. This is assuming they don’t give into temptations: drugs, women, games against the house, alcohol, etc.

I bought-in for $200 the next night, played short-handed for about two hours, called a bluff when an opponent jammed on me on the river when I had top pair, and made a hundo. Below are my cash game results since going back to cash and keeping records in my new Cash Game Book…

-$160 BestBet Jax (2/2 NL)

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

+$569 PokerBros (2/4 NL)

+$722 PokerBros (2/4 NL)

+$24 PokerBros (2/4 NL)

-$200 PokerBros (2/4 NL)

+$324.10 PokerBros (2/4 NL)

-$96.10 PokerBros (2/4 NL)

-$200 PokerBros (2/4 NL)

-$240 PokerBros (2/4 NL)

+$100.40 PokerBros (2/4 NL)

I’m only 6-4, but my approach to money management leads to me being profitable.

I will be playing at Horseshoe Tunica 7/24-7/30. They have their tournaments running again. I will definitely play those and maybe some cash. I’ll write about all sessions here: cash or tourney. Each session will be a separate article. Some of you who read these articles play poker regularly, others don’t and live vicariously through me. Many people have told me they root for me, which is an amazing feeling. I’ll try to ship one for you!

Poker with Friends | Part 5

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