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Live Casino Poker Report Week's End

By: RockerguyAA @ 02:08 (EST) / 423 / Comment ( 3 )


Hope to play some $1/2 every week at Harringtons so going to summary it all up in one blog post for each week.  Played live three times now(Delaware park 1x, Harringtons 2x) and am finding it very interesting.  The competition is as bad as expected... which is great!  Even with the 10%-$5max rake+$1BBJ and the $20 in travel expenses every night I play, I still expect to show a profit in the long run.  Not going to get rich or anything, but should be able to gain a lot of live experience and make a little money in the process.  Now for a quick summary of tonights session.

Harrington Casino, DE - Friday, January 21, 2012 - 6:15pm-10:45pm(4.5h) - Profits -$10

Was expecting there to be a lot more people in the poker room for a Friday night.  There was 2 tables running when I showed up, with three tables eventually up around 9:00pm.  I was seated at a table full of middle aged white men that all looked as though they might not be the weak-passive types.  I noticed the other table was a mixed bag of older gentlemen, an older woman, two middle aged but friendly looking men, and one of the old black men that I classified as a fish on Wednesday.  I immidiately requested a seat change to the other table so I would get first dibs on a seat when it opened up.  While waiting to change tables I was dealt AQo and the aggressive older asian man from Wednesday raised preflop on a short stack.  I reraised him all-in and he called with K8o for some reason lol.  We both miss the board and my A high takes down the medium pot.  Change tables, everybody at the new table is about as bad as I expected.  Good choice.  I proceed to run really bad for the night with the exception of one very lucky hand. 

I have my ATs run into another ATs and the river gives her a flush and me a straight(!?!?!?!).  Lose a medium pot and get a little tilted. 

Short stacked very aggressive guy open shoves for $35.  I call knowing my AQo is ahead of his range and I don't expect anyone behind me to get involved except with hands that crush me.  Small blind calls too with 45s for some crazy unkown reason.  Flop hits 23T.  I put SB on a medium to low pocket pair.  He checks and I check.  Turn is a 6d giving me a Q high flush draw.  SB shoves his remaining small stack for $40 more.  I decide I have to call with two overs and a flush draw vs his perceived range in a big pot.  I miss the flush draw and lose.  I get even more tilted off this hand, but I try my best to chill out. 

Next I get dealt KK and the same short stack that was SB in the hand above reraises my opening raise($10) all in to ~$50 total.  I reraise all-in, based on his stack and his recent play at the table his range is definitely wider than AA only.  My reraise gets a big stack in between us to fold whatever he had and wanted to play.  Short stack guy turns of AA and I hit a two outer(K) on the river for the win.  Really sick, I couldn't believe it.  Guy rebuys $100 and hates me after that haha.  I dodged bullets.  Fast forwarding to last hand of the night - I have 20 minutes left to play before I need to head home.  I get dealt KK again.  Early position(UTG+1) open raises big to $12.  His stack is ~$180 and my stack is ~$325.  I 3bet big as hell to $45 total.  Same guy I stacked earlier with my KK goes all in from button with ~$70.  I think hell yeah that is cool.  UTG+1 guy instantly and confidently re-raises all-in.  Under most circumstances I would not consider folding KK but considering his position, my big reraise, the small stacks all-in reraise, and the quickness and confidence of his all-in, I put him on exactly AA and fold my KK!  He flips over AA and small stack flips over 66.  I then go ahead and flip over my folded KK.  Good laydown. 

I dodged bullets twice tonight baby!  I think to myself, I need to get going soon and I just had KK run into AA twice tonight, on top of all the other mostly bad luck tonight.  Call it quits.  Down only $10 for the night plus another $20 for travel expenses.  So far after my three live poker sessions I am up $40 at the poker tables or down $30 if you count all travel expenses.  Not too bad if you ask me.  I have been running rather bad so far. 

Left with a smile on my face being only $10 down after such a crazy night.  While frustrating, it was a very interesting experience and I am so happy to be playing real money poker again.


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