Big Sausage Pizza
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Big Sausage Pizza
Friday, February 23, 2007
So, I'm not really a "feel" player - but sometimes I will make a read and go with it... and I'll be wrong... or sometimes I'll be right:
The scene: 5-5 NL with a $10 straddle, slightly more sedate crew than normal. I have $600
Zack limps ($10)
Joe mucks, and I make it $60 to go, with black QQ
Glenn (tighter player) smooth calls.
Richie folds. Chris calls in the Small blind. Mike calls in the big blind. Zack calls. Greg calls
flop: 6 ways, $60 each: T-6-2 with the ten and 6 of clubs...
now, barring rainbow flops, and flops with queens, this is about as good a flop as I could diagram.
Greg bets $300.
I have $540 left, assume everyone covers me.
What's my action?
Now, Greg is a pretty loose player, but not an overly aggressive player. I do NOT think he'll bet a set like this. He may bet less, or he may check to trap, but he's really not sophisticated enough to bet a set assuming I'll call with an over pair (I have a relatively tight image in this game). I think it's QUITE likely he has two pair - as he's more than capable of playing T6 or T2 to close the action in a multiway pot.
I say "Greg - REALLY?"
"Yes. absolutely." he replies.
"Come on.. really? You're winning?"
"Yes," he says, and adds, "I cannot take it back."
Normally, this is an insta-call... but I think Greg has two pair. I'm almost sure of it.
"Seriously - you're winning?" I ask him again?"
"YES." no hesitation, pure confidence. Greg is also an honest, relatively straightforward player in situations like this. I decide to.. MUCK! I made a read an went with it - I gave Greg two pair. Also, I'm somewhat concerned with the presence of 5other players in the hand - I think they count for SOMETHING (small!)
Is this the worst lay down ever? Flame away. I named this post "lost in translation" because I feel like I COMPLETELY mis-applied what I had debated with others previously - about not getting tricky without good hands in this wild game...
The thing is, here, I had a good hand, on a PERFECT flop against a player who is probably NOT skilled enough to bet a SET here (yeah, that's SKILLED)... and the bottom line is, that if I decide my worst case is that I'm against two pair, i still have 25%-30% equity.
In reality, I think it's 70% Greg has two pair, 25% he has a ten and 5% he has a set or a straight + flush draw...if I add up my equity against those hands, I'm supposed to call.
on tilt because i folded,
p.s. - not that it matters, but Greg showed a ten, and claimed K-T.. which I'm 95% sure is what he had. Not to mention that I'd spent 3 hours the night before with E-dub discussing strategy to apply to this game, where he concluded: "Just play sets and overpairs."
When asked how bad this laydown was, Jay "The Chairman" Greenspan answered: "It's bad."
I concurred with E-dub that on a scale of 1 to 10, where 10 is the worst laydown I ever made, this laydown is at least a 7 to a 7 1/2.
Monday, February 19, 2007
Now, you may notice that there is one cupcake missing: the "A" cupcake after the heart. The little yellow stickie explains what happened to it: "Oscar got the "A"!"
Turns out my highly talented pooch stood up on his hind legs, pulled the "A" cupcake off the table while Mrs. Dynamite turned around to answer the phone, and dragged it into the bedroom where he licked the frosting off of it before he was caught. Quite an impressive heist, when you consider that he can barely reach the table when he stands on his hind legs.
Instead of being mad at him, we were impressed. The little guy is impossible to get mad at.
Until next time,