Sunday, September 18, 2005

Online play....finally...and a DIFFERENT night at Trump

I played online twice this week after not having played since the end of August. Playing mostly on Empire now with one table of Full Tilt for the time being. I got hammered at Full Tilt since making my initial deposit losing the majority of my $600 working on slowly building that back up and continuing to try and release that bonus. Nothing remarkable to note.....just been busy with work, family, and playing live once a week at Trump.

I made it out to Trump Friday night but did not play one hand of poker........Why you ask?

Well.....I hadn't taken my wife out in a LONG time....not just the two of us.....having 3 kids 4 and under will tend to do that.......she had been wanting to go gamble and the last couple of times she had plans to make it out they fell through for one reason or another. Now we could have gone to a couple of establishments closer to home but she wanted the option to play poker so after putting the kids to bed Friday mother was kind enough to come stay at the house and we heading to Trump. We got there around 9:30pm and found ourselves a blackjack table with two seats open next to each other. My wife is really starting to get basic strategy for blackjack down pat and is getting more and more comfortable at a blackjack table.

After sitting there for two hours we were both up almost double our buy-ins and my wife told me to check the lists up in the poker room. They were basically non-existent which surprised me and when I got back she said she wanted to play a little longer....get up just a little bit more before trying her hand at poker. Of course....things went downhill from there. We never made it up to play poker....I lost my full buy-in by the end and my wife ended up just a little. We played for 4 hours and had a great time. I would have liked to play some poker but this night was about the lovely lady I share my life with......and the bottom line was she had a good time.....and so did I.

I plan on heading to Trump Friday night again....this time for some poker possibly with my brother. It will be late.....probably not before 10pm.

I sure wish I could make the WPBT this time.....can't happen. Sounds like it will be another good turn out......I know it will be a blast.....maybe someday.

Til next time...

Baz Out.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Trump...and languishing voyage.

I headed to Trump for yet another live poker session Friday night. I had to work late so I didn't get there until almost 11pm missing a fellow area blogger. If anyone who visits here hasn't found this hella cool poker blog it'd be worth your time to visit often.......Shelly has a great and entertaining writing style.....I'm sure you'd enjoy it.

I played 45 minutes of 6/12 and was plus $100 when they opened a 10/20 table. The 6/12 table I was at was a must move table so I took the seat at 10/20 (I would have stayed 6/12 if the table would have been in tact). The 10/20 table had about half that were ACTION junkies and half solid aggressive players. I nearly doubled my stack in the first couple of hours courtesy of these players sitting with almost $950 in front of me.

A couple hands of note:

I was dealt the Hilton Sisters in MP and raised it up. I got respect from a couple players who noticed I didn't play alot of pots and when I did I was raising. Had a two callers. Flop came 6 2 6 rainbow. I bet out after both EP players checked and was called in both spots. The turn came another duece and it was checked to me where I bet out....was called.....and then was check-raised by the second EP player.....we both called and I knew he had a duece. The river was another beautiful 6 giving me sixes full of queens......he bet into me and I raised him....we lost the first guy and he called me where I took down a nice size pot.

I had pocket 7's in MP..... raised and was called in 5 spots....(yuck). The flop brought a beautiful 7 J 2......a player in EP bet out.....was called by me and in 3 other spots. The turn brought another duece......the EP player bet out and the player to my right raised.....I re-raised and the EP and player to my right both called. The river was a 4.....the EP player checked....the player to my right bet.......I raised.....the EP folded....and the player to my right called. He turned over 2 9 suited for trip dueces and I tabled my full house.

Everything went downhill from there. I held K Qs and raised......4 callers with a flop of Q (one queen had been exposed and burned by the dealer) 6 7........I lost a big pot to a Gambooooler who called two bets cold pre-flop with 6 7 offsuit. This same gamboooooler stacked A LOT of my chips (along with a lot of other players) by the time I left around 3am. He was a very nice a pleasant fellow who was obviously a regular and having a good time. I was determined to play until I was broke or he left as the game was perfect and I just needed variance to swing back my didn't swing back my way and I got up when this gentlemen left with several racks of red......$500 or $600 of which had been in my stack at one time and I left $50 down overall ($100 total since I filled up with gas).

It was a great game and I look forward to getting back to Trump on Sunday....hopefully finally meeting up with one hella poker blogger.

Sorry for the lack of posting......I haven't played online in almost two weeks......hopefully will get a chance to before too long. Been busy with work and family......not a bad thing. Look forward to getting back to a regular type online playing schedule.

Til then....

Baz out