Tunica -- Cat makes it 10 in a row
There, I didn't make many mistakes but really didn't get any good opportunities, either. I made my first live straight flush, K to 9 of spades with KJs. I had an open-ended straight flush draw on the flop and made the hand on the turn. Another time I flopped quad 4s. But after 3-1/2 hours, I ended up down $55.
I went to the Horseshoe and jumped into a $10/20 table. I made $81 in an hour there and was happy to be back in some kind of contention for a plus-side trip.
At about 8 p.m., I came up to the room and watched some of the World Series game (Go Sox!) and was happy that I was down only $57 for the trip.
I felt it was like a pitcher's duel -- I'm only behind a little bit, so if I just grind it out, no problem.
At about 9 p.m., I wandered up and jumped into a $3/6 game at the Gold Strike. I had no good cards for the first hour or so and had to rebuy another rack of chips. The game seemed good enough- it was filled with a guy who I called "Random Card," because that's what you'd be facing if you played against him. He played 100 percent of his hands.
There was some blond lady from St. Pete who was drunk and she had this loud and irritating laugh.
And there was some young guy who just wanted to carry on and blow chips.
At the very end, I finally got a good hand -- AA. They held up but I was ready to leave.
I went back to the Horseshoe, down $128 for the trip. It wasn't my intention to jump into another $10/20 game but I did because it was open. And I was in Seat 10, the Sham Seat (but not at The Sham Seat on Table 13).
This one hand I had 99 on the button, this guy raises in early with AQo, I call, the small blind makes it 3-bets and then the early guy raises again!
I'm like fuck it. It's a bad call to do but I'll just throw it away if I don't flop it.
Flop was Ax9. It ended up putting the small blind all-in with AK and the early guy couldn't let it go.
I won with another hand against the early hand, with K9s in the small blind and I made a flush on the turn.
After two hours, I left the game with $322, enough to put me nearly at $200 for the trip and making this my 10th trip in a row that I've made money.
It wasn't my intention to have to make money on this trip but I'm glad that I don't have to struggle now and stay up and play.
Hopefully I'll get a decent enough sleep to be able to get up early and make it home in time for the PokerStars Blogger tourney, which is at 4 p.m EST. Why is this stupid thing so early??