better than last year challenge

volcanovolcano Red Chipper Posts: 346 ✭✭
edited December 2016 in Challenge Forum
This is gonna have to be a move from 1/2 to 2/5 or higher. I crushed it on 1/2 in 2016, my local 2/5 is uncapped and plays like a 5/10 Im looking for 50+ per hour in 2017. I got about 30+ per hour at 1/2 this year.
Its tough to move up because im paying bills but I can make some stabs.
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  • volcanovolcano Red Chipper Posts: 346 ✭✭
    I barely got by this year, but thank you poker!!! I have an injury that my dog did to me- I still love her. And now I couldnt do my regular job and have doubt what I can do in the future. I got poker for now and maybe one of these drs will actually look into my knee and see whats wrong instead of saying acute arthritis.
  • volcanovolcano Red Chipper Posts: 346 ✭✭
    edited December 2016
    I am super greedy, I lost 650 so far this week/tonight. im gonna profit on the week by christmas, my grandma turns 98 on the 23rd so Im doing it in her honor. - she hates gambling, but she doesnt know im the house. apparently her brother was big poker player in the 1940's lol
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  • volcanovolcano Red Chipper Posts: 346 ✭✭
    down 600 more, the table was incredible, apparently its a seasonal thing. Im gonn show up earlier for the rest of the week.
  • volcanovolcano Red Chipper Posts: 346 ✭✭
    edited December 2016
    2/5 wimp denied me playing at the end today. the 1/2 shuts down first and 2/5 can run up to 20 more minutes. House said i could move if they said yes.
    Some luckbox who won 17k in a few hours from 500 on this 2/5 last year said I couldnt play because ill win and they cant get it back??? I think im gonna target him now.
  • volcanovolcano Red Chipper Posts: 346 ✭✭
    I lost it all in the last 2 weeks of the year. Jk, Lots of seasonal shit and not many hours in the past two weeks. I mostly lost, I crashed my car. Now I was stupid and put off the emission test prior to renewing plates.
    It looks like i need a catalytic converter, I cant drive legally. Im trying to cheat the system but the part will take a few days, so im pretty shady driving to poker the next few days.
  • volcanovolcano Red Chipper Posts: 346 ✭✭
    edited January 2017
    I just installed a part, hopefully I pass emissions. I braved the cops last night for my first session of the year. I think I played kinda tight but had great cards and some lucky runouts.
    I started with 60 and turned it to 350, then lost alot by call/folding? Then put the rest on the table and in the end I was in for 200 out for 830 in 6 hours at 1/2, great start.
  • volcanovolcano Red Chipper Posts: 346 ✭✭
    Car is ok now, but Im messing it all up. I lost at the casino, and lost today. I ordered a pizza and within 2 minutes lost my last buyin. I got stuck waiting and the guy who beat me offered to pay for my pizza. Instead I asked to borrow 40 for a tourney? I got 2nd place after the guy called my allin on a 4 spade board with a 2 of spades. It was frustrating playing the sit and go tourney with no hopes of getting rich like on cash.
  • YoshYosh Red Chipper Posts: 580 ✭✭✭
    volcano wrote: »
    I ordered a pizza and within 2 minutes lost my last buyin. I got stuck waiting and the guy who beat me offered to pay for my pizza. Instead I asked to borrow 40 for a tourney?

    Take the pizza and call it a night!!!
  • volcanovolcano Red Chipper Posts: 346 ✭✭
    But I won. I thought ive lost for the past month, it feels that way. A dealer today asked what happened last week, I apparently told him i was going to 2/5 to "crush souls".
    I forgot but, yeah I did ok that night, but it was after 1/2 losses so the 500 i made at 2/5 barely covered my losses.
    Today was fun, I played good, started early and met a new crowd of daytime nits. Got on JUICY table vs opps with lots of history and won almost every hand. Until the russian got me with my trip aces and his straight. I recovered fast, got my money out of the russian for a good profit. In 420, out 952.
  • volcanovolcano Red Chipper Posts: 346 ✭✭
    Btw I have to make it clear- I paid back the 40 dollar loan upon sight. LOL.
  • volcanovolcano Red Chipper Posts: 346 ✭✭
    edited January 2017
    Plan for the week- put in hours, you cant make money away from the table. Put pressure on juicy players to squeeze all the juice. I need to abuse the charitable for as many hours i can make it, they close early at 1145 pm and ive been playing there for 2 years and only play after 5-6, and often find myself deep with lots of other deep opps at closing. Thats alot of money im missing out on.
    Then on the days when the charitable stinks Im driving to the bbj room where i do well and + can win a part of 700K.
  • volcanovolcano Red Chipper Posts: 346 ✭✭
    Today I showed up 1 hour past the 2pm start- it was full of 1/2 2/5 and omaha??? Ive never been this early. Apparently im not the only "poker pro" in the room. The play was laughable but not super exploitable. They would go from a 2 dollar bet to 31 pre.
  • volcanovolcano Red Chipper Posts: 346 ✭✭
    Had a heater week, up 2700 in a week starting from a 50 buyin. I played once or twice on 2/5 but the highlight is the 1/2 games, twice this week my opponent had 2300+ AT 1/2. The first guy donated me playing blind?
    Today a fish whale hit his rag 7/? a few times for over 2500 at 1/2. then he moved to 2/5 and doubled up in a few minutes.
  • volcanovolcano Red Chipper Posts: 346 ✭✭
    edited February 2017
    I meant to take some hand histories down instead of making this a blog but I mostly folded or bluffed today. The most incredible table but im lucky enough to get away with some bluffs, never had hands.

    Ive played 2/5 at joliet casino and done well after doubling up= still scared money if its mine. At the charity its still scary, the 2/5 plays huge, more like 5/10 there are BAD players there. When Ive played I havent felt out of my league. I barely paid rent this month though! I Need too man up and move up, if i have to I can sell a few guns.
  • volcanovolcano Red Chipper Posts: 346 ✭✭
    edited February 2017
    volcano wrote: »
    Had a heater week, up 2700 in a week starting from a 50 buyin. I played once or twice on 2/5 but the highlight is the 1/2 games, twice this week my opponent had 2300+ AT 1/2. The first guy donated me playing blind?
    Today a fish whale hit his rag 7/? a few times for over 2500 at 1/2. then he moved to 2/5 and doubled up in a few minutes.

    A fish lawyer got the whales money in the end. I played 2/5 the past two days and i notice the regs dont feel comfortable- im getting too many folds. Im still going back and forth 1/2 or 2/5 depending on the players. Remember, this 2/5 plays huge, my 1/2 plays bigger than most 1/2 games. I cashed out lots recently, just dont ask how much i bought in for,,,
  • volcanovolcano Red Chipper Posts: 346 ✭✭
    The heat is on- im taking over-
    I can feel it!
  • volcanovolcano Red Chipper Posts: 346 ✭✭
    Looking back at my plan? it stunk, but it worked? I tightened things up after being a maniac for weeks.
  • volcanovolcano Red Chipper Posts: 346 ✭✭
    edited February 2017
    I did profit 50 per hour in the end, but i was warned today after losing a huge pot to Howard the pimp. Dont bluff a black man. lesson learned/ I was very lucky ll night except that hand. I won alot at 1/2, donated it to Howard at 2/5. Came out ahead anyways.
    The hand highlight were just me being lucky. One hand i had kk, bet 15 pre at 1/2 Flop came low, I bet got raised and got it in. He was stuck witha gutshot to 2. Turn 2 I lost, river 5- board straight, chop it up baby. More fun than winning.
  • volcanovolcano Red Chipper Posts: 346 ✭✭
    edited February 2017
    I dont remember the howard hand 100 percent but it was something like me with kq suited, I had position and raised to 25 accidentally because im used to 1/2. flopped the open ender. --
    I did have open ended straight and shoved after his 100 bet, he called 400 more with a middle pair- no bluffing Howard. I like playing on my moving up/scared money image at 2/5, but Howard knows me too well.
  • mbehr1983mbehr1983 Red Chipper Posts: 635 ✭✭✭
    Pimpin aint easy
  • volcanovolcano Red Chipper Posts: 346 ✭✭
    edited February 2017
    No doubt, Howard has some plo skills too which is where I should focus. Im still hanging onto my heater, im gonna burn the house down this week playing 2/5 at joliet casino. They are running a promo whre you win by sitting on your ass for a freeroll, Im gonna take their money.
  • volcanovolcano Red Chipper Posts: 346 ✭✭
    edited February 2017
    Oh shit. I was having so much fun playing like a maniac tonight first 1/2 then 2/5 then back to 1/2 witha big profit because this 2/5 plays without any cash, the 1/2 plays bigger.
    Until I lost it all. I was up 500 at most from a 50 buyin, lost 500 total. Im horrible for not keeping track of the big hands. Mostly just hands I got lucky which arent worth repeating. I took it too far though, I was getting folds too much so I brutalized the table, and they cooperated. I was too drunk and stoned to recognize when they woke up. I probably made bad bluffs and kicked them straight out of my memory.
    I was also stupid and played craps. First because I was on a wait list, but I did it later and lost approx 50-100. Thats no good.
  • volcanovolcano Red Chipper Posts: 346 ✭✭
    I much prefer beating up the table and forgetting why I lost, than losing and wondering why I cant beat people. But me drinking is a huge leak in my game.
  • volcanovolcano Red Chipper Posts: 346 ✭✭
    I was on a heater, one session doesnt stop that. Im coming in hard today.
  • volcanovolcano Red Chipper Posts: 346 ✭✭
    edited February 2017
    Well... I went to my regular room, and had to use alot of patience. I advised a young guy that the whale was coming to our table= the kid crushed him over and over with thin calls and checking monsters, good job kid.
    Eventually I managed to eek out a 400 profit, then they closed at midnight.
    So I went to my least favorite room, its right next to my house but I avoid it. 7+1 rake and stupid floorpeople, a person calle floor because the villain was swearing and calling names. floor said no table talk allowed period??? Tonight had nits like usual, very frustrating, I dont think anyone ever rebought? we all just lose to the house.
  • volcanovolcano Red Chipper Posts: 346 ✭✭
    edited February 2017
    I finally remember a hand kinda. Mostly because its about people and not cards.
    I sit down to a new table with a short stack. It takes about an hour for me to get comfy and start abusing the table. It was too easy, not only was I able to bluff but they folded to every value hand.
    Table change. Now there is a weird "target" 60's wanna be milf hitting on everyone. Shes rich, known for targeting young men to go "bass fishing" in her backyard lake.
    Shes showing off huge stretched out fake boobs and complimenting every man within sight. There is an old man in a suit hoping to go home with her at the end since he drove her here? She is looking for young blood and dissing him, hugging people when they win and he puts up with flirting and stays behind her.
    Then it comes out- its her birthday!
    Happy birthday! I start winning lots, its no issue because she is rich and she knows it. She plays any 2 cards, and has fun. So no need for patience, I get K Q clubs pre. She bets from 2 to 45 Im allin.
    Thats how I roll, Donating to rich old ladies. If I had a viagra and a ruffie for myself I couldve made a ton.

    edit she had ace 6 off, I knew her range was any 2 but couldnt quite get there.
  • volcanovolcano Red Chipper Posts: 346 ✭✭
    edited February 2017
    Inbetween those sessions was a fun night at joliet casino. I started at 2/5 -played conservative folded every hand until I got a k suited, flopped a flush draw and In the end I lost 130. I moved to 1/2 when my seat opened. There was a fish who showed up. An older lady on crutches, buying in with a 200 stack sealed in a casino bag from her last visit?
    She comes in hot in seat 7, hitting straight after straight, im in seat 4 and seat 3 is mad.
    Things continue and she is a bit confused, I win a pot off her and at showdown she claims straight but has none. Seat 3 keeps trash talking her.

    Then Im out of the hand but seat 3 and 2 are table talking excessively while 3 is heads up vs the lady.I kept my cool but held off until after the hand. I quietly suggested they not table talk during the hand... He came back with a smart ass comment about me talking too much in general. I loudly proclaimed to the table that they had been conversing about the ladies play while they were heads up- its no fair to cheat against fish and thats one thing I see regs do. A fish doesnt mean you can collude and talk behind their back while in hands or even while sitting at the table. They are already fishy,let everyone figure that out for themselves.
    So I ask for table change...

    Up 1100 in the next 5 hours at the 1/2. I had so many first world problems having to color up at the cashier repeatedly, because the dealers rack was full of red.
  • volcanovolcano Red Chipper Posts: 346 ✭✭
    I am posting from her house, Im locked in ple
  • volcanovolcano Red Chipper Posts: 346 ✭✭
    somebody suggest reasonable challenge for me.

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