Sept 26 – 12hr Grind Session…

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The last few days have been good. A nice mixture of working, relaxing, and getting exercise. No complaints from me at all. The week was mostly scattered with students, some sessions in between, and some actual finalization (from editor notes) on the book. On Friday I went down to the strip to do lunch with a student at the V and decided since I had the rest of the afternoon off from students that I would play some poker. Being that I only had $300 in my pocket (and didn’t really want to go to an ATM), I figured I would just start at 200NL and then jump up to 500NL if I got something going…
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The session started oddly. An $80 stack opened to $12, I 3b AcKd to $36, he shipped and I snapped. Board came 5c3c2s4cAd to chop it up…but it changed the whole table dynamic. People then started 3betting things like AJs and AQo, and it started to feel more like a semi-aggro online game. I had never seen such a thing at a standard 200NL live table. So I went card dead for about 5hrs and then this happened…
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I raise a limper from the CO with KTo to $11, a player debates and calls right behind me, and the SB 3bets to $42 (he covers my $210 stack). It folds back to me and it is my option. The necessary info here is that the SB is a pretty solid player from the UK. I have been playing relatively tight, but super aggro whenever I play a hand (but haven’t done any 4betting). And the guy who flatted the $11 would always fold to pressure. I suppose the last bit of info was the real important piece…is that the 3bet to $42 was pretty damn fast….like…too fast to be a real hand as a real hand would have checked his cards and thought for a second. Which made me think it was a bit light and thus I shoved (even though KTo is pretty much the absolute worst hand to ever do this with). The caller folds and the SB doesn’t snap call (aka, I win) and folds AJ face up. I laugh because even though I had the worst hand to shove with…he had the worst hand to call with, lol. It was an odd play that literally only happened because his speed was off by maybe a 1/4 of a second. Pace is such an important, but overlooked, piece of information to use…
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The rest of the night was pretty boring. I went 0/19 on setmines, and 0/8 on draws (SD or FD). I did catch 2pr from a free play with Q6 on a Q62. Except a 2 came on the turn and bet folded ($16 raised up to $100). I folded it face up and like 4 people just shit themselves and told me I was an idiot (of course they were doing that as the raiser was steaming that I didn’t give him action, lol). I ended up doubling up to about even later in the night when I got it AI on the flop with AQ v 9c8c on an Ac6c4s board. How I won that I have no idea…but i’ll take it. Overall I made $.70/hr…which I am preeeeeeetty proud of. Live pro for sure =P
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Other than that, my disc golf game is getting much cleaner. I ended up buying a Warlock, which has helped my putting a ton (super grippy plastic). I finally went under par today for the first time in awhile (53), and I plan on improving upon that this week (as my drives are now about 40ft longer and much more consistent). Between that and lifting I am feeling much better physically, which is so important. So hopefully I can keep this up and get my strength to the best shape of my life. And on that note…time for bed. Hope all is well!
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