AK on the first hand doubles me up, but I lose a bit before the blinds come around so I keep playing.
I made an uncharacteristic move on this hand (66), and was reminded why such moves are rightfully uncharacteristic for me at microstakes. Just bet the probable best hands and occasionally c-bet, Ryan. Check/fold the rest. Between actually facing a good hand and actually facing a donk, the EV isn’t there for moves like that. Should have folded the flop.
Toiling away in the set mines finally pays off big. I really wanted BOOD22 to give back the money I donked in my move hand above, but I’ll settle for JKev07’s stack.
So let me lose most of that juicy profit on the very next hand. BAH! Well, I can get away from that hand at WNP or whatever, but at microstakes cake, it is –EV to fold worrying about being outkicked, here. With no preflop raises, only two hands are beating me here (three if you think 88 would not be raised, because AJ would be for sure). Way more often than not in this spot, the T will be the best kicker with no preflop raise. This hand is more evidence that the spainR is obviously superior to junkers like JTs and QJs.
$4 -- > $7.14
Frustrating to cash out for $7.14 when I had $10+ to leave with after the set of fives, but I flopped trips and got outkicked, what can you do?
Bet/raise if you hit, check/fold if you miss. (AK) Gotta keep playing like this. No moves allowed until following those rules no longer produces a profit.
Live by AK, die by AK. Still won’t fold it preflop.
“He called my flop raise? OK, I guess I have to hope for no diamond…” Crap. (AcTd)
Ouch, this one hurt. Could not put him on AK there.
$4 +$2 -- > $0
I don’t regret how strongly I played this one, just how it turned out.
$4 – $2.79
The Jason defense hand: the nuts don’t always win (or to put it more accurately,
$4 - $9.36
The hearts would have got there anyway (Jh8h).
$4 – $5.10
This is why I want to play more O8. Gambly and swingy, yes, but look what these people are gambling with! Some reasonable preflop discipline and the EV is excellent as long as at least one player is being ridiculous, as there is here.
An appropriate chase-and-miss drops me down, so I add on $4, but this is the end of my O8 budget for right now.
OK, bad move. But I have 30% equity in ROT, and based on how the table was playing above, I don’t hate it, I just hate that I had one of my own flush outs, and no low. How to handle AA single-suited with no low draw at O8 is a question for the 2+2 forums, I think.
$5 +$4 -- > $0
Felt like he was on the flush draw, so the river call surprised me. He caught just enough to look me up.
$4-- > $8.62
This guy had moved in preflop last hand, and was clearly looking to gamble. It wasn’t an insta call, but I really felt I had the best hand based on how he was playing. The other caller was a surprise.
$4 - $9.74
$4 – $4.08
3-Gold-Coin Freeroll Tournament
AA vs. 7d4d, flop is 974, turn is a 4. Bye now.
No post-worthy hands.
$4 - $3.88
I dumped AJo to the flop raise, here, I just didn’t feel good.
Villain had AQ, I tried to rep a failed c-bet, but didn’t get the max out of the hand. Should have just bet the turn, shocker.
$4 -- > $4.69