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Playing with donkeys

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Chef, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    $20 buy-in cash game the other night.

    Medium-sized stack of chips....

    Get AA...raise....re-raise to my left....I go all-in, which was for about 3/4 of his chips.

    He calls with 8-6 off...of course...flop comes out 8-5-8.

    Last hand of the night for me.......Get KJ suited....raise the pot.....2 callers.

    Flop comes 10-J-3 2 clubs........I go all-in......1 caller.

    He flips over his 9-3 off suit (one club).....gets flushed.
  2. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    You owe a buck.
  3. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    I thought this thread was going to be about an ill-fated trip to Tijuana.
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Finally, a bad-beat antidote.
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I dunno, Chef. I get 8-6 or 9-3 off and I'm throwing my chips in the pot.

    That's how I roll.
  6. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    I certainly didn't expect poker.
  7. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

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  8. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    Then you should change your user name to Eeyor.
  9. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member


    :eek: :eek: :eek:
  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    I want to save the donkeys of Marden. Their living conditions, according to The Economist, are deplorable. If I can swing it, I'm moving to Turkey and building appropriate barns for them.
  11. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    All you can do is smile. Don't let crazy stuff like that affect you.
    If you concentrate on making the correct decision, regardless of the outcome, in the end you will win. It's all one long game.
    Guys who call off all their chips with 8-6 off preflop. Occassionally, they win a hand. They remember the hands the win, forget the majority of times they lose, and their brains trick them into thinking this kind of hunch play is lucrative.
    Despite the bad beats, those are the guys you want at your table. We only call them donks when they suck out. Most of the time we call them fish.
    Same goes for the guy with the bottom pair and back-door low flush draw, although there's less information about his stack in relation to yours on that hand.
    Just focus on making correct decisions. Good players suffer more bad beats because they usually have the best hand when all the money goes in.
    Also, I just read something from Paul Wasicka recently and one of his lines stuck with me: 'Seeing people get paid off by bad play doesn't mean that you'll get rewarded by making the same wrong moves.'
  12. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    And here I thought you were George Plimpton heading to the Broncos training camp ...
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