Thursday, May 08, 2008

The inevitable and Coffee Cake

Consistency. That is the key.

One thing that I am very consistent is having a steady climb over a week or so and then have that one mega tilt session where I give all or most of it way. Similar to RecessRampage, things just went badly. Given, my one bad which was 10 Buyins only equated to one of Alan's losing Hands (about $400), it still hurts; especially when you are winding down due to the time or being tired or whatever... and then it happens... The time is coming up on midnight and I am happy to call it a day with yet another break even session to catch up some z's. Again, and then it happens...

Flopped Trips get beaten by a turned Full House.
KK loses to 88.
KK loses to JJ.

3 straight stackings and now you can't leave, can you? The answer is a most definite yes; but did I? Nope. Instead, 56s UTG looks good and I raise it up. Boy, if I hit, I'm going to get paid. What position? Meh.. overrated.. Marginal Hand... Meh... if I hit.. bingo bango bongo.

A5s... raised and reraised... ah, they just have KK and QQ. If I hit my Ace, I'll get paid. Flop.. hmmm, two of my suit, I have to stick around now. River... Nice!!!!! Flush.... but wait the board paired... No way he has a full house. Wait, why are the chips going the other way?

The point is that if you are not going to play good poker, you HAVE to stop. Unbeknownst to me, there is no golden rule that says that you have to chase your losses in the same day. Maybe one of these days I'll figure that out. I also find myself calling more during these chasing times.

BTW, I blame all of Tuesday on Mrs Wonka. I had already accumulated my points for Iron Man the previous night as I played late. It was going to be a TV night. Nope, she fell asleep while putting Toddler Wonka to sleep. Hmmm, it's only 9:30PM, let's shuffle up and deal!.

Last night, was the MOOOOOOOOKKKKKKKKKKK. I'm ready to go. A little quiz for you. What happens when you get Aces cracked early and then your AT runs into AA. Yep, an early exit. A second Quiz. Who had the AA. I know this is a tough one. None other than the culinary spectacular, Astin.

Speaking of Astin, a little food trivia. I may be the only one to not know this; but did you know that Coffee Cake doesn't have any coffee in it. Apparently, it's called coffee cake because people normally drink coffee with it. How Gay is That? Do they call it chocolate cake because people eat chocolate with it? Carrot cake because people eat carrot cake? I think I am going to continue to not eat coffee cake just on the principle of it.


By the way, thanks for the comments on yesterday's post. They still haven't found the guy that crashed into the two guys which just seems strange. There was no real mention of the truck being stolen so I'm pretty sure they know who they are looking for. I hope they find this guy soon so we can put some closure to that piece at least.

There was a comment from an Anheuser Busch guy and I was just going to reply to him in the comments; but I might as well do it here. It is my blog after all. It was not my intent at all to "pick" on beer as I probably just used it as a quasi generic term for alcohol... maybe because I always have trouble with spelling alcohol (thank Heavens for spell checkers). Although, I would think that you have stats backwards as I would think that the majority of alcohol related accidents ARE beer related and not hard liquor (I googled; but couldn't really find anything); but to me the point is moot. Alcohol is alcohol. I don't care what the proof on the bottle/can says. I am also not making light of other things that cause accidents such as cell phones; but when something causes 39% of the traffic-related fatalities, it deserves to be singled out. More than 100,000 U.S. deaths are caused by excessive alcohol consumption each year. Direct and indirect causes of death include drunk driving, cirrhosis of the liver, falls, cancer, and stroke. So again, it deserves to be singled out.

Death penalty? This one has always been a tough one for me. I've never been the "eye for an eye" type; but at the same time the punishment should typically follow the crime. In the case of drunk driving, I do NOT believe in the death penalty. I feel rehabilitation and of course incarceration is the answer. Pre-conceived murder or should I say capital or 1st degree murder, that is the tough one for me and I can see the need for the death penalty for this. I would hope that the threat of the death penalty would be somewhat of a deterrent for this crime.

I hope that answers your question and thanks for reading. DORK!!! (OK, I know the AB guy and I couldn't resist. The Dork comment obviously has nothing to do with his opinion)

Have a nice Day!!


pokerpeaker said...

If you know what you're doing, and you know you shouldn't do it, why do you continue to do it? Do I need to get your Yahoo and I can intervene when you're in the middle of a session? We can do like Intervention on TLC!!!!

Think about how much money you would have right now if you didn't do this kind of stuff!!!

Come on man you're too good a player.

Ameretto said...

Will, we all do it. Going on tilt, or playing that extra round of poker, is never good for the session. It's always hard to say to yourself that you aren't playing optimally, and as a result as you said , marginal hands, or hands that hav't hit the flop start looking really good, because 'we are winning poker players' nd these otehr guys aren't.

How we laugh as our buyin reduces!

Pokerpeaker is right, you are to good a player. A cliche, but true it's all one long game.

jamyhawk said...

I actually laughed out loud reading this. Not AT you, but because I have done the same thing many times.

Didn't I show you how to fold KK?

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