Tuesday, October 17, 2006

LA was a roller-coaster ride of the most depressing sort. Up, up, up! Down, down, down....splat.

I played a little 40/80, but the majority of my time was spent at the 60/120 games. Friday's lineup was spectacular, with five- and six-way raised pots the norm. With an excellent read on all the players and a bit of gamble in me, I was able to LAG my way to my biggest casino win ever. Having a big pocket pair every fourth hand or so and having them hold up 90% of the time doesn't hurt, either.

Saturday was a break-even grind.

Then there was Sunday. Sunday's lineup was almost as good as Friday's. Fewer weak spots, but it featured one super-LAG of about 80/40 in online parlance. She had the pattern-mapper that night, though, as she won over $20,000 with the most unbelievable run of cards ever. A classic see-you-at-the-river player, she would chase the ace, chase her gutshots and never, ever, miss. 24o open-limped from the cutoff? Good after capping the flop with bottom pair and hitting two pair on the river. That type of player.

Apparently a semi-regular at those games, the other regulars had many stories of her running up huge stacks and then giving them back. So I waited. And waited. And waited. But the magic never left her, while simultaneously I shot over from where I was on Friday at the way right-hand side of the bell curve to the very far reaches on the left. Nothing won, nothing held up, no draws hit. I kept rebuying. And rebuying. Waiting for a hand to hold up, anything. In the end the damage was enormous, and I was left with an exact mirror-image session from the one on Friday--Sunday represented my worst casino loss, ever. Final overall tally: dead fucking even.

What an abrupt reminder as to why I stopped playing live limit hold'em and got into online NL.

RIP, PartyPoker.


Blogger estonb said...

At least you got to cuddle up with me in our hotel room.

8:10 PM  
Blogger eric said...

You still owe me for that, you know.

The cuddling, I mean.

8:26 PM  

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