Jan 13 – What An Odd Week Already

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This week has been pretty all over the place, and mostly in the good way. I’ve been coaching 3 students/day every day this week, except for Wednesday when I supposedly took the day off (I say supposedly because I ended up taking a last minute student late that night). Overall this week has been a lot of work, but work does a body good (that’s the saying, right?). Speaking of which, I managed to stress out my elbow, so my arm has been in a ton of pain for the last few days. Hopefully some ice will fix this, but overall, it sucks.
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Wednesday I ended up getting my car mods done. The DVD player in the dash is awesome, and has become my new toy. I still haven’t watched anything on it, but it’s nice to know that I can, lol. I also got my new grille put in, but of course I ran like shit doing so. I got the wrong sized front emblem, so now I am forced to wait about a week for one a new one to get hear. So my grille now looks like Iron Man’s chest when he takes the thing out of it. *sigh* Only I could run bad in fucking car mod shit, lol
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While waiting for my car (which always takes a few hours) I decided to walk over to the Venetian and play a small session. I underestimated the walk, which turned out to be closer to a 3mi walk, lol. O well. I felt kind of like a bum having to walk on the side of the highway, but it is what it is. Had a decent table, but couldn’t really get anything going. Only really had 2 hands of note. Sitting about $250 deep (at 1/2) there is a raise to $6 by a super tight guy from EP, 2 calls in MP (from weak players) and I called OTB with A3ss. The flop comes AxJs6s. EP bets $12, MP raises to $30, and it folds to me. I didn’t want to flat here ($180 effective v MP, and $250 effective versus EP). I raised to $94 as a semi-bluff, as I knew that MP would raise/fold better Ax hands here. They both folded, making for a nice pick up…but I hate having to expose that much of my stack like that.
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I had another hand with a raise from EP and 2 calls in MP where i squeezed AQo. It folds to the last MP guy who calls. Flop comes 752 and he c/cs a 1/2PSB. Turn is a 9 and he leads for $50 into $80. I folded and he showed Q8. He quickly explained that he had someone do that to him the other day, and thus he wanted to try it. LOL, i love live-player logic =) The rest of the session I was carddead, and had a guy on my left who played every day and was talking WR/strat with me the whole time, so I decided not to open up too much just in case. Was an experience discussing poker strat/hourly stuff openly at a table…but I was just kicking it and it made it more fun for me actually, lol
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And on that note, I have one more coaching session tonight. I had one earlier with my proteges and they will now gladly tell you that I do not know the difference between an 8 and a 1…that is all =) I’m going to hit the gym after that and get a few miles ran. Hope all is well!
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