Monday, July 25, 2005

Woo hoo!

I spent a quick bit of time looking around Gotanda for likely looking joints, but no underground casinos sprung to view. Then again, it was 5pm on a Monday, so maybe the dudes with signs on their backs don't come out until later.

Got home a bit later than usual because of this, and because of some guy jumping or falling in front of a train in Shinbashi at around the same time and getting killed. Trains were delayed for a while because of it, so I had to wait around an extra 10 minutes or so to get home. It didn't bother me (though I saw many Japanese being annoyed) - I mean, at least I wasn't crushed under a train today. That's something to be thankful for.

Got home and logged in to Empire a bit later than normal. I decided to play a bit of $100 NL (10 players), since it's one of the categories that I still have those annoying red totals for in Poker Tracker - i.e. I have not made money at that category yet. I was about $65 down in this cat, but I managed to make most of it up today in 24 minutes of play. Wow, that's one way to get caught up.

Nicest bit about it was the hand below:

***** Hand History for Game 2420828442 *****
$100 NL Texas Hold'em - Monday, July 25, 05:27:39 EDT 2005
Total number of players : 9
Seat 1: seat1 ( $98.50 )
Seat 2: seat2 ( $122.63 )
Seat 3: seat3 ( $25.70 )
Seat 4: seat4 ( $43.75 )
Seat 6: seat6 ( $97.75 )
Seat 8: Hero ( $100.50 )
Seat 9: seat9 ( $108.80 )
Seat 5: seat5 ( $77.65 )
Seat 10: sadseat10 ( $30.35 )
seat6 posts small blind [$0.50].
Hero posts big blind [$1].
sadseat10 posts big blind [$1].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Hero [ Ah 5c ]
sadseat10 checks.
seat1 folds.
seat2 folds.
seat3 folds.
seat4 folds.
seat5 folds.
seat6 folds.
Hero checks.
** Dealing Flop ** [ Jh, 4s, Th ]
Hero checks.
sadseat10 checks.
** Dealing Turn ** [ Qh ]
Hero bets [$3].
sadseat10 calls [$3].
** Dealing River ** [ Kh ]
Hero bets [$10].
sadseat10 calls [$10].
Hero shows [ Ah, 5c ] Royal Flush.
sadseat10 doesn't show [ As, 8c ] a straight, ten to ace.
Hero wins $27.10 from the main pot with Royal Flush.

My first Royal Flush! That felt pretty good, I have to say.

Musta sucked to be the other guy. Did you notice that he also posted a big blind? He had just sat down at the table. First hand, he draws to an ace-high straight, and gets beaten by a royal flush. Oh well.

So now I am at -$14.70 overall for $100 NL 10-seats. Hopefully I can balance that out tomorrow night, and can then get back to the 6-seat games I prefer. At least for a whlle, anyways - eventually I want to try going back to the limit games I have with overall losses and try to bring them up into the green. Considering I'm not that good at limit and 10-seat games, this may take a while.

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