Just got home from a really shitty session, I can beat the fak out of the players but I cant beat the deck.
I live in Pittsburgh, PA which doesn't have "legal" table games yet, (they will open in july) there are quite a few bars and clubs that have games, unfortunatly for my bankroll nothing was going down 10 hours ago, so my friend and I agreed that when you need action you need action, and I prefer live games so we drove down to the wheeling island casino in WV, F that state. So when we get to the card room I was disapponted when the only games they had going on were 1/2 NL hold 'em and 2/4 limit Hold 'em. So i take my seat and I ask the guy on my left If they spread PLO here at all, he replied, "what's that?" and he had $900 in front of him in a 1/2 game. I started to salivate. some stacks were very deep, some stacks were only at $100, most of the $100 stacks had busted out a few times, I counted 4buy-ins for one guy but was probably more than that as I heard he had been there a while.
The first few hundred came easy, I had KK raised to $10, I must have had 6 callers. flop came out 7 high, I more than doubled up though one guy with "top pair" and another with some kind of gutshot. fast foreward a few hours, I picked up a few pots in position but no big action I was sitting with around $500. Then I get QQ There was a straddle ($4) couple calls and then my action I kick it up to $20 and still it's 4 handed going to the flop which was contained two diamonds and a queen, giving me a set and for now at least the best hand. This lil fucker bets out $20... You know when you were a kid and was about to get into a fight and it's just white light, like there is just no thought at all just action... I had that going on and re popped it 10x to $200 and he eventually calls. The turn is a brick, was a black 3, I push all in which more or less puts him all in. he moans about it for about 30 seconds and finally calls showing Qd7d, I'm assuming he thought his queen was live. of course the river is a diamond. So I burnt up a buy in and 6 hours to prove that a 3:1 dog can make a call when he's getting around 1.7:1 and call off the rest on the turn as a little worse than a 5:1 dog.