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Sunday, May 21, 2006

Omaha Fatigue

I talked the guys at my homegame into switching to Omaha from Holdem for this last 10 weeks and boy am I sorry. I thought that it might give me some kind of edge having played thousands of hands online and knowing better than to call with weak hands and chase non nut draws. Someone forgot to tell everyone else how the game is played though. I have been getting killed by a table full of chasers and catchers for weeks on end. I think I'm ready to go back to Holdem or even No Limit Iron Cross like we played this past Friday at the losers table (talk about swings).

I did manage to clean up over $100 in the sidegames on Friday so it wasn't a total loss.

I hope the river is kind.

- (copyright Cincy Sean)

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Charity Poker

$125 entry. Tax deductible. I flop top two pair my first hand after limping in one off the button and announce a raise when it comes to me with no action. The guy to my left says he's all in before I announce my raise ammount. I call over the tournament director to ask for a ruling. He says I can't punch the old guy and tells me I can just make the min raise. I do so. The guy then goes all in of course. Another guy calls across the table. I fold. The old guy had trips as I suspected. The caller had a flush draw and the old guy with trips wins it. I scowl at him and question his upbringing.

The very next hand I get deal Kings on the button and raise 3xbb. I get 2 callers including the deadman on my left. I flop my set and nobody bet til it comes to me. The board read K 9 5 rainbow. I bet half the pot and the old guy with the bad manners calls fromt he small blind. What did he call with preflop I wonder? The other guy folds. The turn is a deuce. Smelly old guy checks. I bet half the pot again. Half my chips are in the pot now. He calls. The turn is a 6. He checks. I go all in and he calls. He shows 7 8 of hearts. 56789. BBQd. I did not take it very well. But it was for charity right ?

anyhow. my best friend came in 5th out of 67 and won 4 rounds of golf at a swanky big city course with all the trimmings and snazzy GPS enabled carts. I better be invited.