Tuesday, August 27, 2013
I lasted 5.5 hours in Day 1A of Event 7 here in Biloxi. The third hand, with ♣4 ♠4, I raised to 125 when the blinds were 25/50. Only the big blind called. The flop was ♣9 ♣6 ♥4 -- can you say BINGO? I bet 150 and he called. The turn was the ♦2 and I bet 350. Again, the villain called. Can you put him on a hand? It looked like a flush draw to me (or possibly a straight draw). The river was the ♦A. Villain checked and I bet 625 and he now check-raised to 1600. What?
I called and he turned over a weirdly played ♠A ♠A. Yes, he hit a two-outer on the river and I had just lost 22% of my starting stack.
I stayed between 8000 and 10,000 the rest of the day. I raised with K-K and everyone folded. I raised with A-A and everyone folded. When it's your day, you get action.
My bust-out hand: The blinds were 400/800/75. It folded to the small blind (a big stack, active young player) who went all in. What do you put him on? I figured a low pair or A-K. I had 7-7 and called and he turned over 8-8. The board bricked out, and I was finished.
Tomorrow is Day 1B and I might try it again. Must. Think. Positive.
Seen on a tee shirt:
It's not a gambling problem unless you're losing
Photos taken with my point-and-shoot.