My Brain Hurts!

26 08 2010

Thanks to Paul for the short-notice game that he set up at his place and the awesome salmon dinner (Ron too). Unfortunately for me, the salmon dinner was the highlight of the evening. I can’t remember the last time I had such a boring and shitty game of poker. I didn’t lose that much (only $20), but I got dealt so many crappy cards that at one point I went for 2 1/2 hours without winning a hand and folded practically everything. The worst part was that I didn’t even (hypothetically) win any of the hands that I folded. To make matters worse, Keith started going off on me about an all-in hand that I lost to Alex (who else). Keith, right or wrong, get off your high horse and consider that sometimes other people see things a little differently from you. Even if I did make an error in judgement, am I allowed to make an error without being shit on, especially after losing the hand to the one guy who is ahead of me in the standings? And to put a final cap on the evening, again, the one guy who I am desperately trying to hold off (in the points standings), Alex, has another miracle night and pulls off winners without even trying. I mean, he just fucking backs into some of these hands by accident. You know I’m not trying to take anything away from you Alex, you are a skilled player, but when you have skill AND incredible luck on your side, you are like an unstoppable train. You either get outta the way, or get your ass handed to you in the dining car. Every time you pull off one of these unlikely wins, I look around the table at the faces of the other players and all I see is disbelieving resignation. The longer it goes on, the quieter you get too. It’s almost like you yourself are embarrassed by this. Hey, it’s not your fault, and everyone knows this too, so don’t take it personally. Just be aware that this dance will end at some point, and when it does, Lady Luck will demand her fee, and payment will be extracted one way or another.

Which brings me to Lum. Does this guy think he’s actually good now? He was even talking about going positive for the first time this year and setting a new record for consecutive wins. Trust me Kenny, the planets are going through some sort of wierd alignments right now which explains your recent good fortune, but planets do move, and soon the state of your game will go back to what we are all comfortable with: you losing. But for me, they are not moving fast enough. Four weeks of straight losses and giving up the points lead for the first time since week 22 makes for a very angry hispanic guy. Um, are you thinking of going to Portugal this year Alex? Please don’t let me stop you and don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out. No, no, no, just kidding. I wanna win it legitimately, not by default.

And so ends another masterful blog. The game will be on Sunday afternoon at Alex’s House of Donk. Come to think of it, any house Alex plays in is his own house of donk. Ah, I can feel the fires of outrage burning in my son’s soul right now. “How dare he call me a donk” etc., etc. Oh hey, speaking of donks, we were having trouble figuring out who the donk of the night was, so, I’m setting up a new poll so you guys can vote on that same question. The results will be anonymous, but you only get one vote, so please do vote. What else, what else…, thank Paul: check, …Keith can be a dick sometimes but most of the time he’s awesome: check, …Alex will pay the piper one day, but I still love him: check, …Lum still sucks even though he thinks he’s the cat’s meow right now: check, …I’m an angry spic: check. Ok, bases covered. Check back soon for more titillating observations.

Spic out.

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26 08 2010
sireelpoker

POSTED BY ALEX:

I played in a $24+$2 tournament today, top 135 get paid – 1st gets $7070.00 & 135th gets $41.60

I was sitting on a 65,000 stack & the big stack at the table had 73,000.

I was in the UTG+1 spot & I raise 3x the pot to the big stack in the cut off who raises almost 3x more. I re raised & he went all in & I called. He showed KK against my AA. The flop came 2 6 K turn 9 river 7. I was super pissed because I would’ve had 130,000 for about 8th place at the time. I was even more choked when I realized I missed the money because I finished on the bubble!!! But other than that your all going down again at my house this Sunday.

The address is: 4235 Sardis Street, Burnaby. It’s a duplex, back door on the left side of the house. Be there for 2:30pm so we can start the game no later than 3pm.

Cheers

27 08 2010
tartan donk

Wow! I just looked up the definition of donk on the poker dictionary and there was Alex’s picture smiling back at me. Just kidding beefy. You aint a donk. You just have the most bizarre luck sometimes. Making a preflop raise, regardless of position, with weak cards is just pure aggression and some of the most successful players do this consistently. If you hit, all the better, but you always put yourself in a good spot to bluff. Calling a preflop raise with weak cards is a different story. Catching a piece and continuing to call, depending on the bet size is definitely venturing into donkness, but of course being invested and seeing the pot grow does justify your involvement. I love donks because the majority of the time you will take their money. When they hit on you, take it on the chin cos you know this will encourage more weak calls down the road and as I said you are more likely to benefit from it, unless you’ve done something to piss off the poker gods and they feel like shitting on your head. When I get donked I always ask myself ” would I have wanted that call knowing I was 60% or better going in?” If the answer is yes then I can’t complain if he hits. But sometimes I still do. We all make bad calls, bad plays, dumb bets etc. Even Keith. Let’s face it, without the donk factor, poker would be a far less exciting game.

27 08 2010
the angry

mrs eel,
you pathetic putz, sadly for you this is the only arena of your life that you think you have a little respect. for five hours a week you can think you’re a somebody! hahahah! that’s all changing too! we all can sense your fear as you hang onto what was a good year. what you deny is that you were at the peak already and you are now on that slow ride to hell again! misery, depression and more financial destruction awaits you at the bottom of this world too! hahahah!
as for me, i have been very lucky getting good cards along with good timing and especially nobody donking me! i’ll take whatever i can get!
i will not be able to make it sunday.
have a nice day! how do i make that fucking smiley face? 🙂

27 08 2010
the angry

mrs eel,
i have been positive this year already!
that’s a cool mechanism, my smiley face showed up in place of my pathetic attempt. it’s magic!

27 08 2010
tartan donk

Heres a donk Morning tourney I am under the gun w KK raise to 200 (25/50 blinds) get three callers flop comes 7 4 J I bet out 300 and get raised to 600 by the moron to my left. I figure him for a strong Jack so i ship. Dunce calls and turns over 10 4 off. Wow! WTF did he think I had. Luv the call but of course the friggin 10 comes to leave me with a mini stack. Next hand I get 88 so I shove. gets folded to erkle who calls me with ace dung and of course he catches his ace. I am walking, shocked,stunned bewildered, almost dizzy. cause this shit has been happenin over and over to me. One of the toughest things to accept and overcome is steady cold deck. Suck it up and thank god i wasnt playing for big stakes. Things gotta get better. Dont they?

27 08 2010
Anonymous

The poker donkey has replaced the poker fish. In the olden days of poker (before 1999) the bad players were called fish. Now a days they are called a donkey. A poker donkey is a bad player, or is he? A poker donkey is a gambler. Not just any old gambler though. The poker donkey will hit their gut shot straight, seven high flush, and miracle full-house after a fourth street flush. The poker donkey is a terrible gambler. The poker donkey will gamble with incorrect odds and hit their miracle card. A poker donkey does not know any better. Donkeys like to play and they will get paid at your expense. You can expect to find a poker donkey at the lower limits of poker. Usually they will go on good runs of cards. The donkey will run so good that they will be mistaken that they are actually good at poker and berate other players to their fine playing skills. But, like all donkeys they finally end up on the rail watching other donkeys play. The poker donkey will often be mad and sulk and blame the cards for the absolute terrible run of bad fortune. It is only then that the poker donkey will dig deep to gain knowledge of the game. Whether you are playing poker online, playing a live poker tournament or playing poker in a casino watch out. There just may be a poker donkey sitting next to you.

27 08 2010
beef

Someone please bring chips to my place for Sunday, I don’t have any here.

28 08 2010
sireelpoker

I’ll bring mine.

28 08 2010
tartan donk

wow put an ad on kijiji and seven pups sold in one day Still have them for two weeks will miss them but not the pungent odour

28 08 2010
Bob

I like that vote for the donkey of the week and we should have a donkey of the year award.Ron you must have gotten my curse by the sounds of it but my donkey callers never have a piece.You know your a donkey if you suck out more than being donked or if you can’t lay down a hand knowing your behind trying to hit the magical card at whatever the cost.

28 08 2010
sireelpoker

Yeah, I like that idea too, having a weekly vote for donk of the week. In regards to donkey of the year, that was always the idea, We will have a small trophy for the, ahem, ‘winner’.

29 08 2010
beef inspired mumbo jumbo

Bob bring your chips too cause Dad is gonna be late

29 08 2010
the angry

beef, i suggest you take advantage of your situation and do a few more plays at your place consecutively while you can. dave too!

2 09 2010
beef

I am trying to get another game going for Sunday afternoon at my moms around 3pm, same as last Sunday. If you guys want to come please let me know ASAP.

For your enjoyment please watch this incredible hand play out. You only have to watch the first 5 minutes or so.

http://www.pokertube.com/free-poker-videos?movie=14917&title=FullTilt_Late_Night_Poker_S02_E01_1_2

3 09 2010
sireelpoker

I’ve tried posting the new blog twice but it doesn’t seem to wanna be posted. So anyway, game is friday at Bob’s, see u there.

3 09 2010
the angry

mr eel, you jackass! only you would lose another blog account!

4 09 2010
sireelpoker

What the fuck are you talking about, Lum?

5 09 2010
beefy

game is at 3pm my place 4235 sardis street burnaby

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