Posted 04 October 2006 - 08:49 AM
Monday night I was playing at the Bike and my $500 5-10 game broke up. There was no seats at the other $500 game so I sat and watched the $1000 10-20 game. In it was Dave Tuchman (announcer for Live), Maurice, and Alan (super lucky dude lately on the show). Dave was egging me on that its no big deal to sit in the game and I should give it a shot. There was 1 seat open two to his left, one to Alans right (actually a good spot). The button was on Alan and I decided to sit and post after the button passed.I only had $1900 (started the day with $2200 had run it up to $3500 in the 5-10 game but was on a slight slide so really wasnt confident, but also didnt want to go home just yet - recipe for disaster.. I know)Hand 1:(posting $20)Jh 9hUTG limps. Alan limps, I check, small blind completes, Dave checks.FLOP:7h 5d 4hUTG bets $60. I call, all fold.TURN:8hUTG bets $200. I callRIVER:2dUTG bets $600. I tell him i have a flush. He stares at me for a while. Im totally torn. I know these guys are better players than me. At the same time, I figure they are very capable of getting me to lay a hand down like this as its often beaten. I reluctantly call and he has Kh 6h. Sigh.. Down $900 for the first hand!From then on, I play short stack poker and pretty much raise half my stack with mid pairs or better and AK. I end up back to about $2500 after a few orbits and then get involved with this hand with Dave Tuchman:HAND 1 DISCUSSION:Since I had been raising every big hand, I look down at JJ in the small blind (Dave straddled) and decide to try to trap him. I call and Dave raises to $100. Everyone folds and I call. The pot has $300 now.FLOP:Qh Jd 8cI check. Dave bets $200. I make it $500. He calls (pretty fast).TURN: 9hI check. He checks.RIVER:2sWhats the right move?HAND 2 DISCUSSION:About 2 hours later, I am up to $5000 and feeling very confident playing with these guys. I am on the button with Ac Qc.Middle position makes it $80. I call. Heads up.FLOP:Tc 9c 2sHe bets $100. I call.TURN:JhHe checks. I bet $300. He goes into the tank. Eventually calls.RIVER:5hHe checks.Whats my move?Thanks for your input.