Nov 21 – That’s More Like It!

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The last week, as usual, was pretty hectic. I was wrapping up the final issue of “The Inner Circle”, finishing a couple videos for The Poker Bank, and also prepping the webinar for Saturday. The webinar was for anyone who had purchased the 100K system, and covered hand reading using stats, shapes, and contortion. The webinar went really well and all the feedback I’ve gotten has been very positive. I might think about doing another webinar in the future…so if you are interested, just let me know!
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I also had a ton of chores and random stuff to do last week. I finally got my new iPhone 4S, got a bunch of my xmas presents purchased and shipped, and also did the prep work on getting my watch fixed. A very small piece of my clasp fell out which makes my watch randomly come undone for no reason…so it’s been quite lifetilting. And even more so that no one can easily fix it (though I suppose that’s what you get for buying a Rado). O well…it is what it is.
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I got done with work a bit early last night and decided to go play some live over at MGM. (hint: this is what the title of the post refers to!). My new thing has been starting each session buying in for 50bb and then adding on once I have a feel for the table. The smaller stack size forces me to tighten up which then gives me more time to develop reads and ideas. I ended up getting it aipf with QQ v a player who shaping up to be very active PF’s AA and obvi whiffed my equity. Bought back in for 100b and went to work…
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Swongs were the name of the game last night. I dubbed up a little while later with :Jc :9c on a :9s :9h :2s flop and was at around $500 at that time. My image was a lil splashy by this point…and I was finally dealt :Ah :Ad. MP open limped (an odd young player with a $300 stack), I raised to $13 (table standard) from the CO and get 3 callers (MP included). Flop is :Ac :7h :5c . They all check to me, I bet for $26 and only MP calls. Turn is a :4d and I bet $58 once he checks. He tanks for a little bit and CRs to $158 total (leaving about $100ish back). I jam, he snaps with 86o and I brick my equity. Also, given how he was playing I thought it was 4 combos max of 86 (just suited, and discounted clubs slightly thinking he would CR the flop with it sometimes). And there are 6 combos of worse sets, some combos of 2pr, etc. *sigh*
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I then grind grind grind and finally get back to about a $400 stack. I raise a limper to $17 (later in the night when the PF sizes were getting larger) with AA from MP and get called by a middle aged dude behind me (nitty, but would raise SDV hands postflop in odd spots) who liked me in the CO and the limper. The flop was T73r and I bet $36 only to get called by the CO. The turn was a K and I went into c/c mode and lost another $160 versus TT. I swear…if I ever DON’T run into the nuts I will be shocked.
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I ended up burning another $250 later in the night when I squeezed AK to $38 over a $10 open+caller and went 3 way to the flop of :9c :7c :2h . They both checked to me and I CB for $141 (they wouldn’t fold a pair to a normal sized bet…but would often if it were big). The same guy from the AAv86 hand shoved and I called the last $40. He had :Ac :Jc and obvi spiked it. Needless to say it was frustrating…and I also whiffed two LRRs at a very ISO-happy table with KK (and both saw Axx flops). O well…only lost 2.5BI or so…which isn’t all that bad when you consider that I got murdered with AA.
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And a last minute note, RiskOriented is running a contest giving away a free copy of “Dynamic Full Ring Poker”…so if you are interested in that, just click here! Hope all is well!
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SplitSuit

My name is James "SplitSuit" Sweeney and I'm a poker player, coach, and author. I've released 300+ videos, coached 500+ players, and co-founded the training site Red Chip Poker. Contact me if you need any help improving your poker game!

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