26 FEB 07
In this case, the title of this post refers to my bankroll, not a particular hand. I had the day off, so I went to the ‘shoot again. I buy into the $65 morning tournament. 21 players and I took second for $300. A short break for lunch and I’m back at the tables. I buy into 4/8 with $60 and parlay that to $200, which I take to 10/20. I’m almost decimated before the rush of the century. Cashed out over $1700. Nice ROI, eh?
In describing a couple hands I played badly, I got into a disagreement with my wife. Keep in mind that she is a winning poker player, and I am not. Please settle this. I’ll try to be as objective as possible.
A very aggressive player is one to my right. It’s a kill-pot (15/25) and I’m the small blind. I’ve got the automatic post of $15 already out there. There are 4 limpers and the button raises to $30. I call with K3 hearts. 6 of us see a flop of 4 4 3. I bet right out and get two callers before it gets to the button, who raises. I re-raise. 3 calls and we see a 2, which also puts 2 diamonds out there. I bet again, and get two callers, including the button.
The river is a 5 of diamonds. Any Ace has the straight and anyone with 2 diamonds has the flush. I pause before checking. MP guy checks. Aggressive button guy pauses and bets.
What do you do?