Last night/morning was goofy all over. played a tournament, did the usual, trippled up, and all down hill from there. One player that I was picking on was getting low and open shoves (had around 10% of my stack) I try to read my left, didn't look like anyone was too excited, he probably doesn't have a pocket pair and 3d 5d didn't seem too horrible against random broadway cards, unless he happens to actually flop broadway Then I got unlucky, I limp UTG w/ AKo, middle position raises, middle/late goes all in (would be a little more than half my stack) I didn't think either had anything above average so I push over top, middle folds and I end up racing my AK against his Kc Jc . two clubs on the flop one more on the turn ... anyway things didn't get better so off to the "goofy all over"
I still felt like playing, I didn't make any really bad decisions (maybe questionable) so wasn't on tilt. and found myself at a 1/3 table. I didn't play much for the first hour or so, seats 1 & 2 were TAG, seat 3 really looked like that Jamaican guy from Belly and was way LP, seat 4 totally looked like Rivi from Cocaine Cowbows and was LAG. seat 5 was me, seat 6 was inexperienced - so too aggressive preflop with dominated hands. seat 7 was TAG probably the tightest at the table, he did catch a run of cards that made him appear LAG but after a few hours his story was clear - when he tosses out his usual 7x p/f raise, wave the white flag, give him the $4 then let him bleed out. seat 8 didn't know what the fuck was going on - the kind of player that will ship his stack with AA even when he's "pretty sure" he's beat. seat 9 was empty and seat 10 was TAG (eventually tilted and bled out) .
This table could really shake the shit loose. I was calling so light in some spots (I busted seat 10 with 48s - he raised it to $16 or so p/f) just because their range was so predictable and then chucking AQ preflop in other spots. Was actually a lot of fun having so many different types of players at one table, some of the TAG's were in auto pilot and you could tell they were hurting. seat 4 rivered seat 1, seat 1 tilted off a few hundred then was replaced with a ?AG not really tight or loose but was aggressive and was giving off great false tells because she actually thought she was good at times - so they weren't false tells to her.. seat 2 was replaced with a LP senior citizen. seat 6 got replaced by a short stacker, seat 8 busted but the seat was never (re)filled. seat 3 would get bored and go play some slot machines (left chips at table) so at times we were playing short handed, yet another dimension of poker play.
I learned a lot about the other players because for a lot of them at some point they were out of their comfort zone. I'm sure it helped my game on some level as well.