re: Poker & Won 10K seat into Caesars Classic
OK I get up at 1PM after being so amped up from last nites win. I am tired. I think what am I going to do. I play a little internet for fun but kept running last nites game in my mind.
I go out to eat and go to the Venetian to treat myself at a French Bistro called Bouchon. One of my favorite places in Vegas. I miss the 7PM Caesers tournament and the 8PM at the Venetian. The Venetian room looks so good. But I have left overs in my hand so I go back to the hotel.
I email Barry some questions and he answers telling me I dont know what Im doing yet from the idiotic questions Im asking. Of course he is polite but this is my interpretation. But he teaches me more with the comments he makes and the questions he asks.
I stumble over to the poker room at Caesers. It is blaring music as there is a hot club next door. I walk into the poker room and it is so cool and warm at the same time. It is quiet and you just hear the chips clicking. No wild laughter, no tourists, no whizzing lights, or wanging slot machines-THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE!!!!!!
Just poker. I now know all the staff and dealers and they say hello. The cashier says to me-"hurry up! The midnite is almost full. Theres a 50 max! Hurry up!!!!!" I get out my money and enter. She has decided to adopt me. I fear her.
The table Im sitting at is stone cold quiet. I try to make some Baby Kahuna type jokes and nobody responds. I feel like Tex Ritter is going to sing "Do Not For Sake me Oh my Darling" and Gary Cooper is going to come walking around the corner. I mean it was like High Noon! And everyone was watching everyone. I start figuring people out. I am at a table full of limpers. and whimperers. They are scared out of their wits. I play real tight and then after the first hour of not getting cards I start to sneak in some moves. Raising and reraising. Pouncing on these poor souls. I start to build my stack and from there this table is weary. Small stacks waiting for good cards. I dont let them rest. I dont let them see flops. Just one guy who seems to only play KK or AA. Whenever he bets we all fold.
The antes kick in and it is the signal for me to get evil. I get in position to steal. I am the cut off. I see the blinds looking real unhappy and the button looks like he is going all in. Only the button has only 1800 in chips. I have 6000. Everyone folds to me and I look down and see 7/4 suited again like last nite. Bam I go all in. Button calls. SB and BB fold. I turn over 7/4 of spades and Button turns over AJ. I am happy that I have a chance. Nothing comes from the flop. The 7 comes on the turn and 3 on the river. I turn to look at the guy and he just nods his head. It was deja vu all over again.
Finally I get to the final table where 3 small stacks are looking miserable. The payoff starts at 6. The 3 get attacked by the 3 Big Stacks. They dwindle down when the blinds are 1200/600. FInally we get down to 5. One German, One East Indian, One Spaniard, and One Filipino. And me. For an hour the chips go back and forth. At 3:30AM with equal stacks we decide to chop it. $475 apiece. Wow!!!!!! I didnt expect a second nite of winning. I emailed Barry and told him he created a monster.
Im sure I wont be able to play like this against champions but I cant begin to tell you how terrible people play. Out of 50 people I would say there were only 4 that could play decently. None were of pro quality. People were still coming in with A/rag, KJ, etc and proud of it. They didnt have the first inkling about stealing and fold equity. Their faces would drop everytime I said "All In" after they limped. They wanted to see that flop so bad. But I wouldnt let them.
Im sure guys like Doyle, Ivey, Negreaneu, would be laughing at me after they busted me. Of course I got lucky. But except for that 7/4 I didnt suck out at all. I forced a lot of folds. People were coming up to me after asking what did you have? I would tell them "nothing"! You limp I raise. Of course this will not work always in the future but playing live does something to people. It puts fear in their souls when they could bust out against the ALL IN in public. On Line its so much easier.
SORRY FOR THE SMALL PRINT. SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH MY PC.