So, many small news items to note..
**Yay AIPS 4 coming back, this time on Stars.... 8-game and Badugi should be hilarious.
Must get banana four this year...
**OMG, how did I ever live without Mario Kart Wii? It's teh nutz, sir.
Luigi or Yoshi on a bike FTW, in my silly little world.
**I still have a job, gg me. At least I run goot there...
Anyhow, onto the Mookie report. First hour is way way quiet. Nothing notable. I bet/threebet ScottMc out of a pot on the flop, but I had overs with the flush draw on a rag board, so I'm flipping regardless. I get to the break (yay!) with 3200 or so.
Second hour, I run into spots where I end up raise/folding to threebets when I just don't think I'm in great shape to either call and take a flop or fourbet shove... but along with that, I keep failing to pull the trigger in great spots I KNOW I should be restealing in.. so I'm just flailing around until I cooler someone...
...like PinkyStinky - previous hand, he doubles up Mookie by potting in MP, getting threebet from Mookie's big blind, deciding to basically shove with no fold equity with KTo... and failing to spike against TT.
With that in mind, the very next hand...
Blinds 80/160, I have 3250 in EP with 66. I open raise to 400, PinkyStinky flats right behind me, all fold. I put him on at least two cards.
Flop Js8d4d. Could have hit his range, who knows? I think I'm still good, but check, he checks behind.
Turn 6s, I like that, I lead for 750 into the 1K pot, he shoves (I barely cover) with As9s, I instacall.
River is a spade.... and an eight, so yay, I hold and double through.
Anyhow, get moved to a table with LJ, Mookie, Schaubs, PirateLawyer, etc... and just start spewing chips without ever seeing a river. Pokerpeaker, especially, being on my left, starts being a giant pain by flatting or reraising every bet I make.
Example, at 120/240/25. I have 5300, he has 4300.
I open raise to 725 in MP, he flats.
Flop a wet Js9d7d. I check, he checks behind.
Turn Ts. I lead for 1300 into the 2K pot, he shoves for 3500, I have to fold even getting 3-1.
Now, it's obvious I have a polarized range.. I either have a monster or air.
I tend to do this on purpose too much, and it gets me action when I actually have it, especially when people peg me as overaggressive - but when I don't have it... ugh.
What I couldn't figure out, is what kind of hand PokerPeaker would have that flats preflop and shoves the turn when you're getting called like every time --- but also checks the flop behind. QT? T9? QJ? Funny, the hand actually woke me up a bit and got my mind engaged... it also dropped me back down to a 3K stack too, so boo that overall.
Anyhow, he tells me I've been real aggressive against him lately (which I don't remember, but is entirely possible, since I monkey push the bet button a lot) and he decided to flat and play back at me a lot in position...
Which sets up this final hand. Image is everything.
Blind v. Blind with PokerPeaker, I open complete AA with a 10BB stack, he checks his option.
Flop Qh5h6d, I standard c-bet, he shoves with Qs4s. Turn Q, River blanks. Done in 21st of 46.
I tarp pretty well, figuring he would shove over almost any flop bet I would make: I just need to run better after the money goes in..
So I still haven't cashed a Mookie yet in 2009. So much for my contribution to the Schaubs-IT prop bet. Five of the ten have mobneys so far... I would rather not be the tenth to cash, so gotta work a little harder. But it's getting there, bit by bit.
I may check out the NumbBono dime rebuy Thursday - depends on what else is going on - I don't want to be playing all night, but it is a turbo this time, so that should help.
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