Haley's Poker Blog

No bad beats, but still a poker blog... hence the anguish.

Friday, May 15, 2009

That Texas Thing

I was on Skype with Kevmath yesterday when he mentioned to me that the Texas bill about the expansion of poker in that state had reached the floor for a second reading. He shipped the link so I tuned in to watch the carnage and the dreadful punnery.

That was quick.

I'd mention the line about laws and sausages, except the few minutes I saw was so unintentionally funny it reminded me more of the political shuck scene from Porky's II: The Next Day. Yes, it was that campy.

There's always next time, Texas.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Bordering on Incomprehensible

I was laughing at Shamus's recent post about "being played" by a hand, and had to wait less than a day before I encountered one that I think trumps his example. Sometimes the hand history alone tells the best story, so you be the judge:

Table '160514545 2' 9-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 1: KydenB (1500 in chips)
Seat 2: linnj7 (1430 in chips)
Seat 3: CawtBluffin (1500 in chips)
Seat 4: AKShotgun (1670 in chips)
Seat 5: kat_nire (1060 in chips)
Seat 6: acestrogen (1360 in chips)
Seat 7: scarecrow25 (1240 in chips)
Seat 8: britcliff (1770 in chips)
Seat 9: Sect7G (1970 in chips)
scarecrow25: posts small blind 10
britcliff: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to CawtBluffin [Ks Kh]
Sect7G: folds
KydenB: folds
linnj7: raises 20 to 40
CawtBluffin: raises 20 to 60
AKShotgun: calls 60
kat_nire: calls 60
acestrogen: folds
scarecrow25: folds
britcliff: folds
linnj7: calls 20
*** FLOP *** [3h 7h 9c]
linnj7: checks
CawtBluffin: bets 20
AKShotgun: raises 20 to 40
kat_nire: calls 40
linnj7: folds
CawtBluffin: calls 20
*** TURN *** [3h 7h 9c] [6d]
CawtBluffin: checks
AKShotgun: bets 40
kat_nire: calls 40
CawtBluffin: raises 40 to 80
AKShotgun: calls 40
kat_nire: calls 40
*** RIVER *** [3h 7h 9c 6d] [7s]
CawtBluffin: bets 40
AKShotgun: raises 40 to 80
kat_nire: folds
CawtBluffin: calls 40
*** SHOW DOWN ***
AKShotgun: shows [7c Jc] (three of a kind, Sevens)
CawtBluffin: mucks hand
AKShotgun collected 790 from pot
CawtBluffin said, "wow"
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 790 | Rake 0
Board [3h 7h 9c 6d 7s]
Seat 1: KydenB folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: linnj7 folded on the Flop
Seat 3: CawtBluffin mucked [Ks Kh]
Seat 4: AKShotgun showed [7c Jc] and won (790) with three of a kind, Sevens
Seat 5: kat_nire folded on the River
Seat 6: acestrogen (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: scarecrow25 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 8: britcliff (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 9: Sect7G folded before Flop (didn't bet)

Yep, it even illicited a "wow" from me, less than perfect behavior that that is. The crying call was most definitely worth the 40, just for the story. A three-bet cold-call with J-7 is just... out there. But it was sooooooted!

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Looking for Some Help

A body or two with copy-editing experience and poker knowledge. Gud spelliers always a pluss. Drop me a line if interested.

Not a Whine

Logged my first-ever Sunday Million cash today and went out in 499th spot. Last hand, I had aces, other player had kings. King flopped, and it turned out another player had folded K-7, so it was ye olde one-outer.

Why no whine? Easy, really. I'd gotten it all in with A-K about three laps earlier and ran it square into pocket aces, and the board on that one ran out 6-5-7-8-9. We all have selective memory, but mine was honest, at least this once.

Next time!