July 9 – It’s My Birthday!

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I randomly woke up at 7a this morning so I figured that I would write a blog post before I got started on the day. It is my birthday, and I turned 24 today. I don’t feel older, and tbh, I usually forgot that I was 23 anyway, lol. I also usually hate my birthday…but aim to make this a good one. Started the day with sushi (well, at like 1a) and have disc golf, book writing, and flippong later in the day. No complaints from me =)
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The book is coming along nicely. I just finished the “Playing 3bet Pots Postflop” chapter. It came out to 12 pages single spaced (before images/hand histories). It is a beast of a fucking chapter. My goal is to finish “Playing Big Hands On The Flop” today, and maybe crank out the rest of “Flop Adjustments” as well. We shall see (though addy is certainly helping me get the more technical writing done). I will be so excited when it is all finished and I finally have a big project done.
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I also went to the CR party the other day (the last one of the summer). Was nice to meet some more people and put more faces to names that I respect. I drank a little more than I had intended to while there, so went to play poker while sobering up. Ended up getting lost and found myself in the TI poker room which was…small…to say the least. I started a 4/8 dealer’s choice game which was fun, but they were retarded and wanted to play Badugi games and couldnt understand 5cO8 (2-5 style). So I went over to play 300NL because it was the only NL game they had running. Ran super card dead for ever and then finally got a few things going:
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I ISO to $14 w/ (1/3NL) JdTs from the CO, both the blinds come along and the original limper. Flop comes AdQd3d. BB donks for like $40 into $60 leaving himself about $80 back. I just ship it and actually ended up binking a fucking monster draw.
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Folds around to the button with $110 who steals for $10. I eek out AQ from the BB and 3bet to $28, he shoves and I call. He of course has AA and acts like his trap was the most ingenious thing ever (I didnt win this, ldo)
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I raise from EP with AA to $11 and get snap 3bet to $45 ($300 effective to start the hand) by a guy who obviously doesn’t enjoy my running 62/24. The same guy from AAvAQ and turbo ships his stack for $200. I honestly had no idea if shoving or flatting would get a lighter action from the 3better…so I flatted and he folded QQ face up. Shover had KK and I held. No skill there.
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Not more than 2 orbits later I raise AA from EP to $11, get snap 3bet to $25 by a guy with $95 to start the hand. Folds to me and I ship, he also had KK. WTF is this noise? Infinite run good juice engaged.

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And sadly after all that is said and done, I didn’t even end up making a full BI, lol. I had lost an AI earlier in the night with top 2 v a binked better 2 pr…but what are you going to do? And on that note…im off to eat breakfast and get going with the day. Hope all is well!
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