Confirmed won another pie flip. Running like Mitch.
Had a disgusting night on Sunday. I won a lot of small pots, but lost two big ones versus the same guy. I don't claim to understand how he runs so good, but several times this month he's cashed out £1k+ in these games. In the past I've run terribly against him but have a very good idea on how to play hands to win the max on the odd occasion where he fails to get there. The first one was a bit of a cooler where I flopped top and bottom and he flopped bottom two, the river pairing the wrong way to give him a full house. The second pot was pretty ridiculous: he takes a call, call, bet line so often, so the hand played out pretty perfectly. I raised
he calls, comes
, he checks I bet he calls. Turn is a
which doesn't worry me at all, he checks I bet he calls. River is the
and he snap bets £60 into £100~ which he does a very high percentage of the time (pretty close to 100% with a missed draw, regardless of texture, so this is the nut board run out for me to make the call) of course, this time he finds the
Broke even (think I won around £20, actually, but effectively even) on the 50/1, but there was a seat in a decent 1/2 game, so I went over for another punt. Won a few hands without showdown, made one incorrect river call, then did the entire £400 stack on
with bottom set versus the top set of stato_1. It's one of very few times I've felt like I didn't have to go broke with a set, but it's probably fine to chalk it up to a bit of a cooler. That didn't feel too good, especially after the success of my last 1/2 shot, and the skill level of the other players at the table. Pretty unfortunate that I ran into that spot, but I guess I'd rather lose it to the octochamp than the octopi. He said, and I quote, "didn't feel too good about that, mate." Bless him.
Tonight's endeavours were much more successful. Won't say I played fantastically. I won a few small pots without showdown, but you don't have a £600 night on a 50/1 table without running a little bit golden. First hand I sat down, I get
in the big blind. I check my option and flop the nuts on a rainbow board. I kept four players in the pot until the river completed a flopped straight draw, where the small blind donk leads half of his stack and I get the rest. Easy game. The very next hand I raise
and check back a
board. The turn comes a
and we check again, allowing me to get there on the
river and get value versus a poorly slow played flopped set of sixes. Weeeee.
Also I picked up dem aces a whopping SIX times tonight and got it in for stacks twice. What a life. I would quite happily run like this for the rest of my life.
Up £106 over the two days. Probably having been playing perfectly, but confidence is still high and still having a great 2012.
For those that are still interested in the design side of things, I've definitely slowed down since my burst of inspiration in December and starting to realise how much I actually suck compared to some designers I've been speaking with recently. However, here's the latest piece for you to feast your eyes on, I'm very happy with it but would love some feedback. [ AbsolutePress