Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Batteries not included

$2/4 No Limit Hold'em

Villain is at seat 0 with $934.90.
Hero is at seat 5 with $799.05.
The button is at seat 4.

Hero posts the small blind of $2.
Villainposts the big blind of $4.

Villain: -- --
Player1: -- --
Player2: -- --
Player3: -- --
Player4: -- --
Hero: 8s 8h

Player1 folds. Player2 folds. Player3
folds. Player4 folds. Hero raises to $15.
Villain re-raises to $48. Hero calls.

Flop (board: 4c 2c Ks):
Hero checks. Villain checks.

Turn (board: 4c 2c Ks 5h):
Hero bets $65. Villain calls.

River (board: 4c 2c Ks 5h 8c):
Hero folds.

Hand #51993964-1427 Summary:

Villain wins $222.50.

So what happened you ask? Did I have such certainty that my opponent had the nut flush even though I hit the 2nd highest set that I spared him the effort of betting? Or did I time out and get folded by UB's software?

But why would I have timed out on such hand? The pot was big. I had a very strong hand. I knew my opponent well. All it would take was a few mouse-clicks and I would have had a shot at a good chunk of his stack. Just a few tiny movements, and a few barely audible clicks on my wireless mouse. Wireless thanks only to the combination of infrared technology, and the humble battery. Which, alas, can deplete at any time at all, however inopportune.


Not going to post much more, just want to go read a book ('Panic' by Jeff Abbot) and get some sleep. I'm still alive though to everyone who's been wondering where I am, and poker is still paying the bills. Will update soon about my snowboarding holiday (summary: it was awesome) and do a strategy post I've been planning for a while.

Shout out to all my friends and readers, may the deck hit you in the face and may your batteries never expire ;- )


Alan aka RecessRampage said...

Talk about a bad beat...

Hey, I hope things are going well. If they are, great, if not, hang in there man. Poker is a tough profession. Once it becomes a job, even poker gets old once in a while. Hang in there. I don't know what it's like to be solely dependent on poker but I do know what it's like to treat it like a job because I do (and it actually pays my living expenses). So I know sometimes it's tough. I'm not saying you're having a tough time. But I know it's not an easy gig so I just wanted to give you a shout out. Meant to do it sooner.

Hang tough!

nemo said...

damn man, that really blows. i'm sorry to hear that. when i saw that you folded i was like "wtf?!!?!"... when i read that it was because of your batteries, i nearly cried for you. Atleast I know what to get ya for christmas haha.

Schaubs said...

wireless sucks.

keep at it.

buy a new mouse.