Posted 11 March 2012 - 09:27 PM
Finally was able to make a road trip. Currently at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi. Decided to play live poker for the first time in about 4 years, and first time since actually learning the game. To me, it was way different than online. A lot of limping, slow playing weird 2-pairs, slow playing bigger hands, etc. The table was about $200-$300 deep. Half the table was pretty tight, the other half was full of calling station/limpers. I found out pretty quick that the limper/stations would check off 2 streets 3-5 handed, then after I would make a 2/3 pot size bet on the river on some decent boards, they would insta-raise. Also, when I was on the button, when the play was 3-5 handed and you get all checks, I would fire away 2/3 or so, and would get mostly callers. You really couldn't buy the pot. I won a few times where they had middle or bottom pair, and I had top pair/straight. They would just check/call the turn then check/raise the river when the turn and river were just duds. Maybe I am just too used to the micros.Anyway, here is a hand I got killed on. Can't decide if I played this pretty standard, or pretty stupid:8- HandedIdiot (Me) - SB ~$180Tightish Guy - BB ~$400Calling Station/ constant limper with sooted and paint - MP ~$120Tight Player - CO ~$100Tight Decent Player - Button - ~$100I have KcKs5 Limps, I raise to $11. Get the above 4 callers. Board - 7d5d3hI check, BB bets $20. 3 Callers. Been playing for over an hour, and this was the second big pot like this. I am getting a feeling of some pretty heavy drawing, maybe some high cards. I decide to raise to $100. BB thinks for a few seconds, then goes all in. I made the decision before I raised to $100, that if I raised to $100, I really was committed to put the rest in. I put BB on either an AJ+dd, A7/5/3, or flopped set. I don't think he opens with air, and he was not the player to slow play anything like others at the table. In previous hands, he only played flop + if he had a piece of the flop, or was drawing close to the nuts. Of coarse, flopped set. In one hand, I feel like my play was kinda standard, in the other maybe I should have just called to see what happened on the turn, to see if it would have helped anyone with the straight or flush. I could see MP or CO having some kind of 68/24 or paint/x diamonds. They would limp then call any $6-$12 raise PF with some weird shit, and hit a time or two. But then if a dud hit, and BB makes a $50-$60 bet, and what if everyone folds (very possible scenario) then what?? He was capable of making a bluff there because of the pot size, or a Semi-Bluff (more likely scenario) with some kind of small pair A combo. He was the 2nd deepest person at the table. IDK. Maybe I am thinking too much into it because I dumped $180 in one hand. Thoughts??
- - - - "It annoys me when players who play the tour for three years and don't do anything chalk it up to "variance." Yeah, has nothing to do with the fact that you suck... you are just unlucky." - - - - - Daniel Negreanu 1-21-2011 Blog