Ya critic my first live win!
I've played online poker for about a year and a half now off and on. For the past year I've shown consistent profit at bodog at micro limits. I've read probably 6 or 7 books and consider myself to be a pretty good card player. I'm turning 21 soon and will get be going to a nearby casino a lot.
Please bare with me, it turned out to be an essay by accident.
I've played live twice. One came two years ago when I was first starting out. I lost 400 that night at an established home game with several sharks. I lost it mainly from being a little overwhelmed and caught in the spotlight. And the second time came a couple nights ago a card room at the beach.
Going in I told myself I was going to either play for 2 hours, double my money and leave, or lose it all and not buy back in.
I walk into the casino for the first time and I am lost. I go up to the desk, which happens to be right by the $1/$2, which was where I was headed. I ask a couple questions about what all I need to do. I then walk to the floor supervisor and ask about chips and all right by the table. So when I sat down it was obvious I was inexperience with casion's and it looked like I was just a typical "tourist fish".
Needless to say the table was licking their chops!
And of course the dealer was Asian and started learning english yesterday.
I only remember a few hands and I'm going to give a summary of each one and I want ya to critic them and see if I played them right.
I bought in with $150.
First hand I remember, I had pocket kings. I was first player after the bb. I bet $15. It gets to the big blind. He was an older guy. He calls. Flop is two diamonds and a heart. Like Q, 8, 4. He checks, I bet 15. He then calls. The turn comes a heart. He checks. I then bet $45 and took it down. The whole time my hand is shaking and I was fumbling chips. lol. He had to know I was holding something but I was really just nervous that it was my first hand in that enviroment.
A few hands later I get like pocket sixes two hands in a row. Once I call to a preflop $10 raise from the local "shark"( I could tell by table talk). FLop comes like 7 10 K off suit. He bet $15, I then folded. I won a little next hand by pre flop raising with 10 and then a half size c-bet. The guy said I have no idea what that kid has.
A little while later I get pocket 2's. The "local shark" again preflop raise from early position. It folds to me in the big blind. I call. He makes a comment like, "Oh, someone came to play. The flop comes something like, 8 Q 5. I bet out 15$. He folds and pause a few seconds and says nice bet. It felt good making that play for the first time in person.
I then get King, Q and raised 10 preflop and got the "old guy to my right" to call and he had position. Flop comes, 2, 6, 10. I check. He checks. Turn comes 8. I bet out $15. He calls. River comes like 3. I bet out $25 dollars and he calls with K 8 and takes it from me. This is the first time the table has seen my cards and it's a bluff.
I was up to like 220 and lost it in that hand so I was down to 160 or so.
Time goes by and the big one comes. I get 10 9 spades. I'm on the button and it folds to me. I limp in. The "local shark" from earlier calls and the big blind calls. Flop come 6 4 J with two spades. So the local guy bets out $15. Big blind calls. I then think for a minute and looked at both stacks and then looked them in the eyes. I reraised all in. I then started staking my chips about a foot in front of me all the while he stared me down. (Do I have to do that or can I leave them there when going all in). I look up and he says he calls. The big blind calls as well. We turn over the local shark has 2, 3 spades and the bb ha Q 8 spades. Turn comes something and misses us all but I don't remember it exactly. River comes and hits me with a 10. I took all the money. $420 total. I folded the next hand and left. I thought I had been playing for hours and it had only been like 40 minutes. The "Old guy" to my right says did that make you sleepy and I replied yes jokingly. Is this bad etiquette to leave like that?
But overall. Did I play those hands the right way?