Well I haven't played online much.. did play a little last night was up to about $30 then took lost a little back to abour $27 or so.. then I decided to play one of the $3+.30 SnG's on PokerStars.
Things were going well, and we were 4 handed with all 4 of us exchanging the chip lead pretty much hand-to-hand. This guy gets on a bit of a roll and he's up to about 5k in chips, i'm somewhere over 3k. I pull KTo with the button, blinds at 200/400, I raise to 1200. Get called, flop comes KK5. I bet 1500 (have about ~1k left).
Now yes, i probably should have gone all-in on this. However, I wanted action.. so I wanted it to look like i was trying to steal the pot. Anyway, to my suprise I get re-raised all-in. Uhmm.. ok? I of course call, and he flips over A8 of hearts. He's got a nut-flush draw. And of course, he hits it on the turn and i don't fill up.. and I'm gone.
I don't care that the flush-draw beat me. I just think the all-in re-raise was a bit weird, I know he had me on chips, but come on.. he was getting the pot odds
to just call, but instead he decides to give himself bad odds and a decent chance of crippling his stack.. on the bubble? Weird.
Anyway so I'm down a couple bucks now.. and I'm starting to wonder if it's even worth playing the micros anymore. Yeah, I know I can beat the micros by grinding it out, but.. it's a heck of a lot of playing for a very slow increase. Maybe I should just wait until i can deposit a few hundred and make it worth my time? Dunno.
On the live game front, I've been doing pretty well. Last Sunday night I went to Isle of Capri - Bettendorf (Quad Cities, Iowa), waited like an hour and a half to finally get a seat.. maybe 2 hours at a $3/$6 game. Played a little blackjack
while I waited and was up $20. Bought in to the poker game
for $100, cashed out a couple hours later with $290. I played tight-aggressive but limped in and played passive ever once in a while with some good drawing hands Axs, suited-connectors, etc.
Then on Saturday night I played a home game at a friends house.. dealers choice $0.10/$0.20 NL Dealer's Choice. I hit quads twice that night. Once was an Omaha Hi hand. Had A9QQ double-suited. Flop came A99. Guy bets $2 into me, I raise all-in, he calls with 2pair, 9's and Tens. WTF! Anyway, only thing that could beat me was a Ten, well Turn brought a 9, so I hit the nuts.
Next I had JTs and raised preflop to $1. Got a call. Flop came out like 3JJ. Guy goes all-in, I call.. he had pocket K's. Guess what the turn was?? Another Jack!
So, in short.. my live game has improved a lot since March.. and the micro limits online are getting borrrringg. Anyway, there's the update.