Posted by Johnnymac 6:11 PM
I haven't made many posts lately I guess because I haven't played cards much lately. I got tired of Pokerstars and quit when it started taking up most of my time and affecting my emotional state during the day when I would obsess over the bad beats and Now that the weather is warming up I would rather work around the house anyway.
I did play cards on Friday night in our formerly regular home game. We played at Funk's house (he's a good friend of Fro, btw) and I can at least say the food was good. He smoked some ribs and some shrimp and did us right. Unfortunately, I can't say I was as pleased with the cards. I didn't get a playable hand all night and by the end of the night I was cold (we were outside) and cranky and decided to go home early. Funk invited a couple of new guys to play with us and they were nice enough, but when the "bet all your money and then match the pot if no one scoops both the hi and the lo on the last card" type game started being called, I had had enough.
One of the new guys played A LOT of hands and almost immediately noticed that I wasn't playing many myself. Early in the evening, before the pattern of bad cards made itself known, we were playing holdem and I put a sweet move on him when I raised from the button and announced my 73 offsuit out loud. I flopped topped pair and bet it all the way and made a pretty pot off of him when he didn't make his gutshot. I showed him the 73 and his eyes just about popped out of his head that I would sit quietly all night long and then play those cards. So I had him perfectly set up to make a lot more money for the rest of the night - after that hand he was going to call me down with anything - but as I said, the opportunities just didn't present themselves.
We were playing 50c antes with $3 max bets and a 3 raise limit. In just over 4 hours I won exactly 3 pots and split another and lost a grand total of $24. Canonico, on the other hand was up close to $200 when I left.