I've noticed a small change at the tables now that I've started a blog. It is similar to the feeling you get when you enter a big Vegas buffet. You see so many different and interesting dishes but know that there is no way you can have them all in one meal. I get a similar feeling when interesting hands play out at the table. I know I can't remember them all and share them here. A small light bulb goes off in my head and I think, "That would be a good hand to share on the blog!" Well, here are two hands that stood out during a short three hour session.
A new table was opening up and I thought I would be the first one to arrive. Apparently, a speedy gentleman had beaten me to the table and was seated in seat 1. I didn't mind, seat 1 and seat 10 are my least favorite. It's hard to see the opposite side of the table and the dealer is always on the move. The first hand of interest did not involve me but I found it very entertaining.
Hand 1: Seat 1 comes in for $2, SB puts in another $1, and BB makes it $12. Seat 1 calls and so does SB. Flop was 8♥,10♠,6♥. SB checks, BB bets $20, seat 1 goes all-in for $38, and SB calls. BB announces all-in for $200+. The dealer immediately steps in and tells him that he can't reopen the betting. The BB disappointingly calls $38 total. Turn is Q♣ and the SB leads out for $40. BB takes his time, flips over K♦,K♣ and folds! I was stunned. River was a blank. Seat 1 shows 8♣,J♣ and the SB scoops with 9♦,7♦.
This K,K fold got me thinking: is BB a very sharp player who knew he couldn't reraise and was looking to see how the SB reacted when he announced all-in? What do you think, is this considered angle shooting?
My last post was about a hand in which I was dealt pocket rockets. It happened again.
Hand 2: Seat 8 is UTG and $300+ behind (same guy that was BB in the hand above). I'm in mid position, $195 behind, and still in seat 2. UTG leads out for $15. I look down at A♦,A♣ and just call. It folds around. Flop is 3♣,5♠,7♣. UTG fires again, this time $35, and I call. Turn is 3♠ and he fires his third bullet for $75. I put the rest of my stack in. He wasn't expecting that; with about $320 in the pot, he throws in $70 more. River is 8♠. I turn over my aces and and he kind of looks in disbelief. Then, he says how I even had the A♣. He mucks and I start stacking the red birds.
Few orbits later, I call it a night up over a buy-in.