Nov 28 2008

Head Games

Published by at 4:43 pm under Poker

Sometimes, players just make it easy to mess with them. Today, I had one of those moments. I don’t chat much at the tables, but today it seemed appropriate.

Today’s scenario requires a couple of back story hands. BullyBill seemed like a reasonable player, but we hadn’t been involved with much before this. Here is the first hand:

Full Tilt Poker Game #9214988966: Table Josie (6 max) – $0.10/$0.25 – No Limit Hold’em – 15:56:39 ET – 2008/11/28
Seat 1: BullyBill ($34.50)
Seat 2: DVJ-BlueJ ($28.05)
Seat 3: Arthidoro ($23.95)
Seat 4: Crosssaaa ($71.30)
Seat 5: pickurpoison ($27.25)
Seat 6: MacAnthony ($32.05)
pickurpoison posts the small blind of $0.10
MacAnthony posts the big blind of $0.25
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to MacAnthony [T♦ T♥]
BullyBill has 15 seconds left to act
BullyBill calls $0.25
DVJ-BlueJ folds
Arthidoro folds
Crosssaaa folds
pickurpoison folds
MacAnthony raises to $0.85
BullyBill calls $0.60
*** FLOP *** [4♥ 6♦ 2♠]
MacAnthony bets $1.50
BullyBill has 15 seconds left to act
BullyBill calls $1.50
*** TURN *** [4♥ 6♦ 2♠] [5♣]
MacAnthony has 15 seconds left to act
MacAnthony checks
BullyBill has 15 seconds left to act
BullyBill bets $3
MacAnthony calls $3
*** RIVER *** [4♥ 6♦ 2♠ 5♣] [9♠]
MacAnthony checks
BullyBill has 15 seconds left to act
BullyBill has requested TIME
BullyBill checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
BullyBill shows [A♠ 5♠] a pair of Fives
MacAnthony shows [T♦ T♥] a pair of Tens
MacAnthony wins the pot ($10.30) with a pair of Tens

I’ll be honest. After he called the flop, I didn’t know where I was and that was a really shitty turn card for a lot of hands. I really couldn’t put him on a hand that this player had that I didn’t have beat though. He didn’t have a set cause I think he raises any pair preflop so I figured it was he hit with a suited connector or I was ahead. I don’t know what I do if he bets that river. This hand really isn’t what my post is about though, so let’s get on the the story. This next hand is the VERY NEXT HAND:

Full Tilt Poker Game #9215016079: Table Josie (6 max) – $0.10/$0.25 – No Limit Hold’em – 15:58:21 ET – 2008/11/28
Seat 1: BullyBill ($29.15)
Seat 2: DVJ-BlueJ ($28.05)
Seat 3: Arthidoro ($23.95)
Seat 4: Crosssaaa ($71.30)
Seat 5: pickurpoison ($27.15)
Seat 6: MacAnthony ($37)
MacAnthony posts the small blind of $0.10
BullyBill posts the big blind of $0.25
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to MacAnthony [J♥ 8♥]
DVJ-BlueJ folds
Arthidoro folds
Crosssaaa folds
pickurpoison folds
MacAnthony calls $0.15
BullyBill checks
*** FLOP *** [T♦ 8♠ T♥]
MacAnthony bets $0.50
BullyBill raises to $1
MacAnthony calls $0.50
*** TURN *** [T♦ 8♠ T♥] [T♠]
BullyBill: tens again?
MacAnthony checks
BullyBill: lol
BullyBill checks
*** RIVER *** [T♦ 8♠ T♥ T♠] [J♣]
MacAnthony bets $2
BullyBill calls $2
*** SHOW DOWN ***
MacAnthony shows [J♥ 8♥] a full house, Tens full of Jacks
BullyBill mucks
MacAnthony wins the pot ($6.20) with a full house, Tens full of Jacks

He ended up having a crappy 8 and I end up beating the chop with my 3 outer. Fast forward to a couple of orbits later as I try to use this to my advantage:

Full Tilt Poker Game #9215128633: Table Josie (6 max) – $0.10/$0.25 – No Limit Hold’em – 16:05:28 ET – 2008/11/28
Seat 1: BullyBill ($27.30)
Seat 2: wrekless maniac ($25)
Seat 4: Crosssaaa ($68.20), is sitting out
Seat 5: allcheck85 ($25.35)
Seat 6: MacAnthony ($39.60)
allcheck85 posts the big blind of $0.25
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to MacAnthony [6♣ 6♦]
MacAnthony raises to $0.75
BullyBill calls $0.75
allcheck85 folds
*** FLOP *** [6♥ 7♣ J♣]
MacAnthony bets $1.25
BullyBill raises to $2.50
MacAnthony has 15 seconds left to act
MacAnthony calls $1.25
*** TURN *** [6♥ 7♣ J♣] [T♥]
MacAnthony has 15 seconds left to act
MacAnthony: theres that ten again :)
MacAnthony checks
BullyBill has 15 seconds left to act
BullyBill bets $3
MacAnthony raises to $13
BullyBill: ur favorite
BullyBill has 15 seconds left to act
Crosssaaa has reconnected
BullyBill raises to $24.05, and is all in
Crosssaaa has returned
MacAnthony calls $11.05
BullyBill shows [A♠ J♦]
MacAnthony shows [6♣ 6♦]
*** RIVER *** [6♥ 7♣ J♣ T♥] [2♥]
BullyBill shows a pair of Jacks
MacAnthony shows three of a kind, Sixes
MacAnthony wins the pot ($53.85) with three of a kind, Sixes
Atrex3d sits down
BullyBill adds $5

I don’t really think I affected his play with my chat, but the hands did get him to think and I do think it did affect him. This happened to be the last hand at the table for both of us, but he did say NH before he left.

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3 Responses to “Head Games”

  1. Scotton 28 Nov 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Hey! Glad to see you are playing/blogging again. I know the feeling of trying to get back into the poker zone.

  2. Anthonyon 29 Nov 2008 at 11:09 am

    I never stopped blogging, my frequency had just dropped. I do enjoy both even if I hadn’t had the time and motivation to do it much recently. I had a lot going on, but I am trying to get back into the swing of doing both.

  3. EDcrashon 29 Nov 2008 at 4:45 pm

    I’m way too lame to figure out how to message you another way when I’m not on my home computer. I’ve been away for a few days, just got back to civilization and I discover pokercrack is down/squatted/otherwise pwnt. Am I just too wasted to figure it out? Update on status? Are you still sleeping off the tryptophan? Say hi to Amy, kiss the kids and try to get some sleep.

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