Big slick, Big headache `
So im making the transition from online play and small home games with my friends to real casino play.... and im generally more of a sit-n-go or MTT player online, and the home games i play are all sit-n-go type winner takes all.... So im more used to playing with a large ammount of chips... and bet ammounts have been where i think is where i am still quiet uncomfortable with in live cash games..
K, so the set up.... $40 buy in on your first buy, can rebuy anywhere from $20-$60 on your next rebuy, then back to $40, then 20-60... you get my drift.... it's not a sit n go or a tourny... its a cash game... with a set buy in..
$1 / $2 NL table @ the Bicycle Casino here in the los angeles area...
k, now before i go into the the main hand im posting about (i got raped several times, always when i was holding my best hands.... and the largest pots i won were with crap hands while i was on the blinds with no pre- raises). The hand RIGHT before this hand... and i mean EXACTLY before this one... the calling machine on the table..... an old oriental male, who looked very very poor, very dirty, very cheap, didn't speak at all..... and every other hand, he would try to short-change by throwing in less than the bets... Now i understand doing it a couple of times is an accidant.. but the dealer had to repeatedly mention to him to put in 2 more chips... or 1 more chip.... or 3 more chips.... to a point where the floorman said he would have to ask him to leave if it continued.... but anywho.. back ot the hand..
the big-stack on the table.. a semi-loose aggressive player who played a lot of hands, made moves, but wasn't afraid to throw it away if he was played back at and wasn't holding anything great....... was getting irritated with this calling machine... the last 4 hands they were going at it hard, just them two..
mr. call machine is directly to the left of mr. big-stack...
mr. stack puts out a $15 bet to make it $17 total to go... mr. call does what he does best. everyone quickly gets out the way..
flop comes Ac-Qc-5d
stack bets $40.
mr. calling machine calls. holding 5c-8c. Bottom pair with a flush draw...
needless to any further, he hits his flush, and we're all shocked he'd call $40 with bottom pair and a draw....
and what was mr. stack holding? A-Q. yeah... so now you have a feel for mr. call.
well then, on the next hand, now involving me. I was dealt A-Ko and have about $65-$68... mr. stack is the button. mr call is the SB, UTG limps in, i make it $10 to go. everyone folds, for i had been mucking almost everything i got except the free-looks as the BB or the half price look as the SB if it was never raised.... i never limped in, and the hands i did get involved in where i bet, i had only shown AK suited, AJ suited, QQ, and a KQ. so it was fairly good to assume i had a good hand to bet such early.
Now i didn't bet big, because i didn't like having to act 2nd.... i had a maniac 2 seats to my left, an old senior citizen with too much money for his own good 2 seats from the maniac, mr. big-stack, and mr call all waiting to pull some stupid wierd move out of their ass...
but it was folded by everyone, except the call machine... who calls..
i feel sick in my stomach when i see the flop.
A-2-4 rainbow. He checks it over to me.
i don't doubt in my mind he has a 3 or a 5 in his hand.... and i know he's gonna chase it.... i throw my chips in there and declare my all in. If he's gonna chase, im gonna make sure he pays me off for it.
well.. he thinks for 20-30 seconds before calling and showing me 2-4.
yeah.... was i sopposed to bet more pre?
was i sopposed to check back at him? and fold if he bet opn the turn? wtf was i sopposed to do?