Had €20 on France at 25/1 so the jambag Italians cost me €500! France had total domination, I could of laid at any stage for a gtd €200 profit but hey, im a gambler. Anyways I log on to Doyles straight after and am quickly up roughly $800 in a 2hr session! I stack a guy at 3/6, dope made a silly check raise allin on a 884 flop, I quickly called with QQ and beat his 99. At 2/4 I was also getting some nice hands and getting paid aswell, nothing too extravagant but money is money!
Last night, with $3950 in my a/c now, I log on at 1030pm, fairly tired but no TV to watch so decide to play. I find a maniac at 2/4 with a $1300 stack, get the seat to his immediate left, and 5mins later he doubles me up! The hand went as follows: He raises 16, I call A10 with 1other. Flop is K104, he bets 32. Now from playing with him I know for a fact he will check the turn if weak, so I call. The turn is a rag, he duly checks. I bet 64, he calls. hmmm. The river is another King, and he puts me allin for 132…I INSTA CALL and he shows 88, ty m8.So a cracking start to what would turn out to be the roughest night of poker Ive ever played!!
We were joined by 2 other calling stations at the table and I was in total heaven. Their VPIP was like 60% each…all 3 players! However I went shockingly card dead and also got done by beats. I lost a $150 pot to the calling station who called pot bets on flop and turn with 2nd pair, hit 2pair on the river, and then checks-behind me on the river!!!lol. I also chopped this pot due to a river 2 outer…listen to how bad the maniac was here: He makes it 12, I make it 37 with JJ, he calls. Flop is AQ10, minging! Check check. Turn is King, ive the nuts! Check, I bet 35, he min raises to 70, I jus call. The river is a Jack, FFS. He bets I call he has….10 5!!! I cant get a break at this table, and a card rack(unreal tbh) is raking it in, hitting everything vs the calling stations. I open up a new table with a maniac with $1600. (BTW when I call these guys maniacs it aint just me saying it…PokerTracker says it for me!)
This guy is uber-aggressive at the table and I decide to make a play against him to get him tilting…he tilts easily. He raises to 20, I call AK. Flop is rags, he bets 32, I call. Turn rag, he bets 64, I call. River rag, he checks, I stick 170 allin, he folds I show. THE VERY NEXT HAND, I get KK, he makes it 20 I call. Flop is 10high, he bets 32 I make it 112, he pushes, I insta-call, he has AA!FFS! Im never getting away from this vs this villain, especially after what happened the hand before. So cold decked, Im now down for the session, and a decent chunk of change aswell. Nothing goes right for me and I drop more cash in the following hand a while later vs the AA guy:
He limps, I make it 20, bb and him calls. Flop is 993 with 2spades. The bb bets out 16, he calls, I make it 72, both call. The turn is an ACE!Argh. BB checks, dopey bets out 100!I have to fold, BB calls. River is Q!!!!They get allin, bb with 1010(whom I stack on any low turn card,prob any high turn seeing as how he played it..muppet) and Dopey has A10 spades and wins a huge pot!! FFS, that turn really killed me.
By this stage im down $600 for the session, its now 12.15am and Im knackered. I have been card dead for ages, and dopey is been so aggressive but im getting rags after rags. I say 15more minutes, as I cant keep going on with these crap cards forever. I pull off a nice bluff vs dopey with 34 on an AQ9 board and show, knowing the muppet wont forget. 5hands later im rewarded! UTG is tight, makes it 12, dope calls I call with AQ. Flop is Q52, check, dopey bets 32, I make it 102, he insta pushes I insta call he has 1010. Ty idiot! I now have 650, and a couple of nice hands start coming my way and I leave the table with $850, meaning overall Im down just $50 for the session! Dopey went from $2400 to $1300 when he left so I was happy he donated his dosh around a bit before I left.
To finish just $50 down in a short but unbelievably swingy session felt great. I was struggling to cope with the beats last night which is rare with me lately, they just kept coming over and over, but to get back to this position felt very good. In the past I have gone on TILT etc but not any more, and playing through the swings is more difficult than playing when everything is going rosily! Hopefully now Ive had a bad session I will have a good session when I log on next..its only fair J! A/c balance now $3900 so solid progress being made,gl