Friday, March 31, 2006


I know what works for me. Where do I make money? NL Holdem Sit and Goes. If I would just stick with that, I would have a nice roll.

But what do I love to play? Heads Up of course, which is almost a break even affair for me, but completely enjoyable. MTTs, love them. It's all Waffle's fault, before meeting him, I thought that MTTs were a big lotto game. At the time he had scored a few final tables in a period of a couple of weeks and I thought, hmm, maybe it is not all luck afterall. But even when I do good and make the money, overall it has been a big drain to my roll.

But what is my all time favorite game? NL cash ring games. So tonight, I actually fell asleep when I put the kids to bed. In the middle of the night I wake up with a craving for poker. I open up Full Tilt and sit down at the NL cash game. I play for bit and am up a little when the following happens:

Full Tilt Poker Game #535309244: Table Avalon (6 max) - $0.50/$1 - No Limit Hold'em - 6:19:56 ET - 2006/03/31
Seat 1: yosoyveneno ($26.50)
Seat 2: 01CURTIS ($72.20)
Seat 3: maddog238 ($20)
Seat 4: Bad beats here ($149.90)
Seat 5: Mcster456 ($34.10)
Seat 6: TheDudes ($43.85)
maddog238 posts the small blind of $0.50
Bad beats here posts the big blind of $1
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to yosoyveneno [Qc Kd]
Mcster456 calls $1
TheDudes folds
yosoyveneno calls $1
01CURTIS folds
maddog238 folds
Bad beats here raises to $4
Mcster456 calls $3
yosoyveneno calls $3
*** FLOP *** [4c Kc Kh]
Bad beats here bets $3
Mcster456 folds
yosoyveneno raises to $22.50, and is all in
Bad beats here calls $19.50
yosoyveneno shows [Qc Kd]
Bad beats here shows [Jc Js]
*** TURN *** [4c Kc Kh] [9h]
*** RIVER *** [4c Kc Kh 9h] [Jd]
yosoyveneno shows three of a kind, Kings
Bad beats here shows a full house, Jacks full of Kings
Bad beats here wins the pot ($54.65) with a full house, Jacks full of Kings
yosoyveneno is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $57.50 | Rake $2.85
Board: [4c Kc Kh 9h Jd]
Seat 1: yosoyveneno showed [Qc Kd] and lost with three of a kind, Kings
Seat 2: 01CURTIS (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: maddog238 (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 4: Bad beats here (big blind) showed [Jc Js] and won ($54.65) with a full house, Jacks full of Kings
Seat 5: Mcster456 folded on the Flop
Seat 6: TheDudes didn't bet (folded)

And that my friends is why I should avoid cash games. This sum represented 25% of my current roll on Full Tilt....

My craving has subsided...I'm going back to bed....



littleacornman said...

I assume badbeathere put you on a flush draw and not a King.I notice he was the big stack at the table.He probably got that against the kind of fish who would slowplay your hand rather than go all in.

I know it hurts but hopefully in the cold light of day you can see that kind of play where the villan only has a few outs and calls your bet is exactly why you want to be playing nl cash games!

Have a great weekend V.

Wes said...

I usually make those borderline calls when someone will not reload and only has 20 BBs in their stack. I just want to get rid of that shorty so someone will replace him/her with a full buy-in.

TraumaPoker said...

I am going to play bad cop here. Don't play in a cash game wtih 25% of your bankroll. Don't limp and call a raise with KQ. That is all I have for now.

Guin said...

I agree with traumapoker... the big difference in cash games is that to play KQo you have to be the raiser. It helps if you have an image that scares the rest of the table. Also you didn't have a full stack so the call was a big stack thinking you might be stealing or drawing.

Also don't think of your site bankroll... the only thing that counts is your total bankroll. Easy to put more cash into the site.

Hammer Player a.k.a Hoyazo said...

I agree with the previous comments, V. Limping with KQ is not a winning play, I would argue in either a cash game or a tournament. Raising with KQ can be a very good play in either -- by either getting everyone else to fold preflop, or by allowing you to bet the flop, representing the strong hand that you raised with preflop. As soon as I read that you called for the $3 with the KQ in your hand history, I knew it wasn't going to be good. It is absolutely redonkulous the way you lost to this clown, don't get me wrong, and he's a superass for making that call for $22 with the two kings on the board no doubt. Nonetheless, don't call with KQ and your roll will thank you for it, whether it's tournaments or cash games.

And rule #2 that I need to learn to follow better: Don't move-in the first time I receive a pocket pair when playing Veneno heads up. So far that little move has found me dominated twice in two matches. Dammit.

DuggleBogey said...

I don't feel bad for her, she won that much playing heads up the night before...I witnessed.

Veneno said...

Hey Guys,

Thanks for all the feedback. I do have a bad habit of buying in short. And I agree that it might make me more vulnerable to bad calls and suckouts.

And I know out of my price range for current roll.

All good advise.

But I had a

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