I'm really starting to like Party Poker. I don't usually put down hand histories, but this one is a boner-fide classic:
#Game No : 4518114218
***** Hand History for Game 4518114218 *****
$25 NL Texas Hold'em - Wednesday, June 14, 22:04:24 ET 2006
Table Table 108133 (Real Money)
Seat 3 is the button
Total number of players : 5
Seat 3: CookedGoose2 ( $29.85 )
Seat 6: TheNutKicker ( $25.45 )
Seat 4: BloodyP ( $19.80 )
Seat 2: geheimnis ( $12 )
Seat 1: mel00000 ( $25 )
BloodyP posts small blind [$0.10].
TheNutKicker posts big blind [$0.25].
mel00000 posts big blind [$0.25].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to BloodyP [ As Kh ]
geheimnis calls [$0.25].
BloodyP raises [$0.90].
mel00000 calls [$0.75].
** Dealing Flop ** [ Ad, Kd, Ks ]
mel00000 bets [$1.38].
BloodyP calls [$1.38].
** Dealing Turn ** [ Js ]
mel00000 bets [$5.22].BloodyP: man...
BloodyP calls [$5.22].
** Dealing River ** [ 6c ]
BloodyP bets [$7].
mel00000 is all-In [$17.40]
BloodyP is all-In [$5.20]
BloodyP shows [ As, Kh ] a full house, Kings full of aces.
mel00000 shows [ 6h, 9d ] two pairs, kings and sixes.
mel00000 wins $5.20 from side pot #1 with two pairs, kings and sixes.
BloodyP wins $38.10 from the main pot with a full house, Kings full of aces.
First of all, I think I slowplayed this almost to perfection. BIG pauses between his bets and my calls, throwing down the "man..." in the girlie box to show my internal conflict. I was a classically trained Pokerian actor on this hand, and it paid me off nicely.
Secondly, WTF was this guy doing betting with Big Lick (69o) on a flop like that?? Looking for runner-runner flush??
I don't know if I should toss the salad on this next morsel, but what the hell, we're all friends here, right? Another trick I've been experimenting with is the 'chat box fakeout'. Basically, you type 1/2 a sentence into the chat box, and then apologize, saying it was in the wrong window.
I am dealt 66. The flop comes down AK3. I am most likely behind here, but
if someone bets into me (and gives me odds), I'll let some time expire on the clock, and do this in the chat box:
BloodyP: owplay my set here.
BloodyP: wrong window
I'll usually follow that quickly with a min-raise and watch as the other person thinks about it, then folds. I've done it three times, and it's never failed me. I'm sure it will at some point, but Mr. Parx
has seen me do it twice, and I won the pot both times.
[Please note, this really only works when you're heads up with someone. Any more players in the pot, and your chances of pulling off the fakeout diminishes accordingly.]
OK, I'm actually
leaving for Wisconsin now. For real. No messing around. Not sure if I'll be back Monday or Tuesday or whenever. First packing up my cube at work, and now trying to cram my life into an old BMW. The times they are a changin'.
I'm not quite sure what to do with all this freedom I have. I'm sure I'll figure something out.