Live game last night

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senadiel

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Alright, i was playing in a home game last night and pulled AA down, when there were 4 people left. I had an M of about 5, as did 2 of the others, and we all had about 2/3 of the big stack.

so when i see AA, i thought i had my chance to take command. I put in a small raise, 2x the BB because that will typically push people out of this game when the blinds are huge. the guy to my left, a notoriously loose player, reraises me about the size of the pot. i push all in, and he calls. he turns over Kc 10c and i'm salivating at the thought of doubling up and knocking out one more person.

The flop comes, 9c Js 4h, giving him a gutshot draw. the turn comes, and you guessed it: Qs. I was ready to freak out, considering how this is the donkey who will call a PF all in with K T, and then talk about how good he is at poker, and how well he plays pot odds, and reads people, etc.

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fast forward to game 2 of the night
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I pull down Kd Qd. the loose player about PF raises 1x the bb, two people call in front of me, and I call on the big blind. I think he's probably got a hand similar to mine, and he might even have me dominated but there's also a strong possibility he's throwing out a raise to try to steal the blinds, which are becoming substantial.

flop:
Ad Jd 5d

needless to say: i am fairly pleased to see this flop. of course i check into him, and he bets half the pot. the other players in the hand fold. i took about a minute to make the call, i looked at my cards to "see if i had a diamond or a heart," and i acted like i was figuring the pot odds to catch a fourth diamond. i looked to my left at my opponent to try to "get a read" on him to see if he was bluffing. with some hesitation, i call the bet. the turn comes and its a rag. same thing happens: i check into him, and he bets into me. I reluctantly call after some "consideration." Fifth street comes and its another rag. I put my hand up to my forehead, acting pissed that i wasted half my chips fishing for a flush, pick up my cards, and check. needless to say, my opponent bets. at this point, i put down my cards, and shove all my chips into the pot. he quick calls me, and turns over A J for 2 pair. i turn over my Kd Qd for the flush, double up and put him in the dead zone.

This was the first time i had played with these guys, and it was nice... when i turned over the cards, everyone's jaw dropped, and they about shit themselves.

it was Excellent!! to get vindication against the donk who knocked me out of the first game by winning an 80-20, and then proceeded to act like he was the shit. i am still smiling 12 hours later after crushing that guy... he was like a broken man after that lol
 
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LOL, man.. it is fun to do some "acting" against donks at home games. I would caution you not to do this in a live game at a casino, especially at higher limits. Most decent players can see right through that, and it will cost you ;)

But, home game.. yeah, it's definitely fun to do... especially when you bust out someone as revenge for a previous bad beat. hehe
 
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Nice...I've done the same before, and it's a great feeling to get one up on the player who thought they had one up on you.
 
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yea, i figured a good player would see through that acting... it was such an obvious trap, i can't believe he didn't realize he was beaten when i shoved all in. i went from holding my cards, ready to fold until he bet, and then put them down and shoved all in. i mean... come on. how donkey can you get? lol
 
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In our home game someone would have a taken a shot at you for the acting lesson. Bit of advice don't overact...
 
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senadiel

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he deserved it based on his cockiness after he popped my AA. sorry, winning an 80-20 does not make you a "great player" or "good at reading people." it means you got suckered into a situation you should have folded in, and got extremely lucky. so, my overacting was justified, it was worth it to make him feel like he had been played ;)
 
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