Biscuits and death-dealing cats
There is a distance between hard truth and dreams/
Some days it pays to run with the chances...
Greetings from Flying Biscuit. I normally don't go out of my way to eat breakfast, but Kelley made a great New Year's brunch yesterday for her folks and I -- eggs, extremely blackened sausage links, crumbly biscuits with homemade apple butter, blackberry preserves. Yum.
And so today my cat tummy is looking for breakfast. The 'Biscuit has excellent biscuits and their pasta, sausage and eggs scramble is awesome for running.
When I finally rolled back in Atlanta, I caught my normal 5-mile run before dusk and then jumped on the scale -- I've dropped 15 pounds since the breakup, all the while eating whatever I want. And I'm getting faster.
Mark has a nice post looking at his good poker year. I feel like the late introduction of the CR offense has been similar -- I'm excited to see what the year will bring.
I feel like book-read toasters don't know how to deal with this kind of offense. They see a raise and instinctively think premium cards. They fold too much and yet, defending against aggression is so difficult -- Amarillo Slim's mantra is "Guessers are losers." And it's true.
I took two buy-ins last night by button-raising 56s and A3o. In the first case I hit a straight and the toaster couldn't see it coming. In the second, I paired a 3 on the flop and then a second 3 came on the turn. I ended up all in on the river and the toaster inexplicably called with AK -- high card ace. Fine with me. I don't mind that toasters are going to pay for my stake in Ryan's upcoming (and soon to be successful) Commerce series this month.
Mark got me to play Triple Draw on 'Stars last night. I don't play it regularly, except at the home game but I feel like I have a pretty good grounding for it. I donked off a few chips in the beginning of the $1/2 game but then came back with better kickers (in one case it went all the way to the fourth card, I won with a 3 low and the toaster had a 4).
I am unsure what's correct in triple draw (I have a link from a September 2006 post to the Triple Draw chapter from Super/System 2 that's posted online at Doylesroom.com) but I generally will never play a hand in which I have to draw three cards from the start and like building a hand from the lowest card possible, i.e the 2. I may raise if I see that my hand is full of say, 2s and 7s, since these cards will soon be out of play. Plus I like to bet my 1-card draws.
I feel safe with an eight high and sometimes having a nine isn't too bad if the betting isn't crazy. Of course that's for limit. With PL or NL TD games (as in the home game), you'll frequently see people betting aggressively pre-flop and on the first draw with a J-high. It's a little risky since it's probably like a coin toss when you let someone draw one card three times.
But it's just a diversion. The NLHE games are so juicy, it's hard not to play these all the time like I've been.