I went to play a rare Sunday night session and was violently reminded as to why I hate weekends at the Chuck (credit given to The Poker Barrister, who came up with the name for the Charles Town WV casino). I sat down at around 8:50 pm to what would soon be my shortest, losing-est session ever. As to the title, I'm still collecting my thoughts and I'm still not sure what happened. A few hands in, I've decided to take an aggressive table posture and get in raising and pushing people off the pots with cbets. I realize that there are a few terrible players at my table and a few older gentlemen who think they're good but have as many holes in their games as the Swiss do their cheese. I'm humming along nicely, up $50 or so and then I start getting played back by the table en mass. I miss my flops and have to fold to heavy action, dropping my stack down to around $160 when the following takes place: the loose older Asian man to my right raises to $6 from the CO. I'm sitting on AJs on the button and bump it to $20 to go. Folds around and loose Asian calls. Flop is K T x and he checks to me. I lead for $30 and he min-raises me to $30. Here's where I'm pondering my play: should I be shoving here with around $80 behind in total? WTF? Based on my read, I'm fairly certain he didn't hit here, but I think my mistake is not shoving right here & now. I have a gutter and an over, but I'm really afraid of a flopped set of Tens at the time. I should have taken an extra moment and pushed here, but I call. The turn is an Ace, so I have a gutter and now a pair. He leads for $40 and I top it off with the $40 remaining. He shows QJ for the turned 7 outter which just drives me insane. Calling a 3bet OOP with $140 behind, check raising his draw and then jamming the nuts... facepalm... First buy in, gone within 30 minutes.
Rebuy. Limpers galore - and and older 50's gentlemen who already "took note" of my aggro play, as so noted to his buddy to his right. He's across the table from me and I look down at AQo. I pop the bet to $15 from the CO and it folds to 50's mediocre player who limp / raises it to $60. I have a fresh $200 stack and my decision right here in my mind is shove / fold. I opt for the more aggressive line, telling myself that he's been waiting for this kind of move with any two - but he snaps me off with QQ. I sweat the flop of all diamonds (I have the Ad) and don't suckout. Second buy in gone within 35 minutes.
I take a walk. Try to relax myself. I resolve to play my normal, tight, wait-on-the-nuts game. I'm wound up and didn't drive 50 minutes to turn around within a half hour. This is absurd. I sit back down at another table, miss my draw and lose $60. The new table is full of regs (all of whom I recognize and recognize me) and I want nothing to do with it. I switch over to another table where I am dealt AA in my first hand (I just bought the button so I'm in the BB now). I'm facing a $7 raise with 3 callers so I raise to $27 and all fold. That's more like it; I'd like to see a flop, but not 4-way, and I hate being out of position. 3 hands later, I'm dealt AKo and facing a $7 raise and one caller. I bump it to $25 and the SB shoves. I've played with him before, and he knows what he's doing for the most part. His shove was $80, so I call figuring that I can't be all that bad unless he shows KK or AA. He shows JJ and we're set for a flip. J on the flop, J on the turn and I'm to the rail again with AK vs. quad Jacks. I'm done.
1 hour and 2.75 buy ins. Quickest session ever. Still not sure whether I suck or I'm coolered. I think the first hand set me off to tilt land - a rarity for me; I'm the guy who sits patiently and waits for huge favorite spots. I'm still reeling from this session. I'm so rattled right now that I'm debating going back to my "regular" off Friday day session this week. I'm still not really really sure what happened...
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