Glenn's Poker Journal

Husband to FeliciaLee.. here are some of my poker adventures in 'bilking the internet poker machine, six dollars at a time' (--quoted from Sean, Anisotropy).

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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Strange One...

Felicia and I hit Vegas yesterday. Went to the Wynn to play: NLHE and 4/8 HE for me; 10/20 O8 for her. Slid over to the Bellagio for: the same for me; 20/40 O8 & Stud for Felicia. Then trekked over to the new Red Rock Casino for: more of the same for yours truly; and 4/8 Omaha high only and 4/8 O8 for the little lady...oh wait, in her own words: "I ain't no lady!!"

We hit up Red Rock because: 1) we just wanted to check it out; 2) cause Randy, a dealer who we know from Laughlin, said he was moonlighing there, plus another of the old Riverside dealers was there as well (Shelly, I think?) and to come give it a visit. So, we did :)

Sorry, Kurtis, we didn't make it to T.I... No mixed game, no O8, no Stud (no Draw... -grin-).

Red Rock was interesting and very nice. We can see why it's been an instant success. We also saw I.J. on the floor, who remembered us from 4 Queens. Very nice guy; definitely the best of the bunch in so far as staff is concerned.

On to the "strange one".

I'm in the 2/5 NLHE at Red Rock. Two monkeys at the table that kept getting stacked cause they were raising/playing hands like T2o for $25 preflop. I finally get a hand: Asian girl ahead of me raises to $25 (she'd tight, so I know she's got something). I look down to see AcAd. Since I know the donkeys downstream will call ATC for a mere 5xBB raise, I made it $75. Turbo folded around to her, since up until that hand, I think I VP$IP once (voluntarily pot money in the pot--for all you non-Pokertracker people out there) for about the first 45minutes that I'd been playing up to that point. She cold calls and we see a flop of 578, two spades (I don't have the As, recall). So, since I put her on either AK or KK (no, not QQ, seriously, she was that tight), I shoved. If she's suited to spades, I don't want her drawing; I'll take the 75$ tyvm! :-D

She thinks and thinks. I which point, I know she has the As. I tell her, "You know KK is no good, so you must be have the Ace of spades." She smiles and chuckles and I know that I've nailed it. So, she throws in her cards, face up:

Ace of spades -- knew that;

Ace of hearts...

What???

Of course, I waited for the dealer to muck her cards before doing anything else. However, after he gives me the pot, I show her mine (since there's little likelihood of our going back and I know she's green) and ask, "Why would you throw those away??" She replies, "I thought you had KK."

I pretty much just stopped there and did the mental, "just say 'thank you.'"

Posted by Glenn

9 Comments:

Blogger Joaquin "The Rooster" Ochoa said...

I want her at my table...pa-lease!!!!

3:15 PM  
Blogger Alan said...

I had to read that three times to make sure I understood it correctly. I still feel confused. I mean, maybe she is afraid of a straight, but why would she be afraid of wired kings?

3:43 PM  
Anonymous mookie99 said...

WTF ? I am way confused..she thought you had kings ? Did that get the table talking ?

3:46 PM  
Blogger Felicia :) said...

Believe me, I was confused too!

The only thing I could think of was that she meant that she thought I had Kings before the flop, and meant to slow play. But on the flop when I shoved, she thought perhaps I had outdrawn her, like with a set since I went All-In.

This was all in a kind of broken english, so, I'm just making a logical guess. Believe he, I was dumbfounded in the beginning as well! :p

7:35 PM  
Blogger C.L. Russo said...

Could she possibly have thought Aces were low?

My compliments on both yours and Felicia's sites- I enjoy reading them regularly.

10:37 AM  
Blogger Alan said...

I came up with a theory. She thought you said something like, "My pocket kings are no good against your aces." Then she thinks, "Why would he bet if he knows I had aces? He just said he had kings so that I would call. He must have a set or a straight." So she folds. When you show your aces she thinks "Ha! He was lying about his hand." She smirks to you, "I thought you said you had kings."

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She should re-raise you allin preflop..... pretty simple. With AA you have to put as much money as you can !

5:36 AM  
Blogger Felicia :) said...

I don't think she was thinking that deeply Alan.

Her husband/boyfriend told her the same thing; that she should have went all-in preflop. I remember that she said something about "[wanting] to be sure". That "there was no Ace on the flop". I quipped, "of course there was no Ace, we had them all!"

However, I don't think she found the humor in that ;)

The whole 'being sure' thing, might have stemmed to her husband/boyfriend having lost to one of the donkey's early. She was able to get the money back by stacking one of them not too long after sitting down by flopping a set and had a bit over the 500 that I had in front of me. So, she might have been sweating the money and was hoping to catch a set and then put all her money in and double up again.

Things like this is what makes playing live so much fun though :) There's just nothing like this to write up when I'm playing online!

Every once in a while you get something kind of strange, like yesterday:
I was my tight self and did didn't raise limpers in 5CD (five card draw) with AA from the SB since everyone is in. I draw 3 and catch quads. I bet out, get a call and a raise--oh happy day--I reraise. The caller folds to 2 more back to him and the raiser blinks and blinks, and finally just calls. Me being the curious type that I am, wanting to know what he could raise but not cap, look up the hand history: Queen's full! No cap?? It's 98-1 for a 3-card draw to get a full house, let alone > than Q's-full, let alone quads! Heck, if had only had 3 Aces, I still would have 3-bet him since he was a 3-card draw too! LOL. At least I got a fourth bet from the guy inbetween that called the first bet (as Felicia pointed out).

But see, it's just not the same as the live story :} Writing up is so much more interesting having background and personalities to go along with everything :)

-Glenn

7:24 AM  
Blogger Alan said...

Fair enough. I guess my brain just rejects the idea that anyone could play that badly and has to invent a complex web to support the story.

Somehow the saying "Never ascribe to malice, that which can be explained by incompetence" comes to mind.

Incredible story.

10:16 PM  

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