Muppet of the Day #5: FittSmurf
FittSmurf is a fairly decent regular (~4 Big Blinds/100 from >30k hands) across 8 tables.
He wins today's Muppet of the Day award not because of poor play, but rather, for showing extremely poor etiquette by slow-rolling. Some may say "for being a complete cunt" but personally I wouldn't use that type of language.
In the hand in question, he requests time and lets his clock run right down before calling my all-in on the turn while holding the nuts. (It wasn't a case of being distracted elsewhere either- if you're only playing 8 tables then a $500 pot doesn't get ignored.)
Very disappointing behaviour from another regular. I have already taken him off of my Christmas Card list.
FittSmurf has 15 seconds left to act
FittSmurf has requested TIME
FittSmurf calls $191.55
Narena shows [Jd Qh]
FittSmurf shows [Js Qs]
*** RIVER *** [3d Td Ks Ah] [5c]
Narena shows a straight, Ace high
FittSmurf shows a straight, Ace high
Narena ties for the pot ($249.55) with a straight, Ace high
FittSmurf ties for the pot ($249.55) with a straight, Ace high
Muppet of the Day #6: Narena
For my tired play at the end of an 8 hour session with this $700-pot hand.
My flop and turn play is fine I think, as I was planning to c/r the turn.
My river call is fucking awful. I even said out loud "You hit the fucking ten you cunt"- and then still called! I knew he had hit the 3-outer (obviously he has 4 other outs to beat me- but he has no chance of getting a call if an Ace or Two falls) and, when fresh, I could usually find a very easy fold.
Full Tilt Poker Game #4247882418: Table Rio Poco - $1/$2 - No Limit Hold'em - 8:34:45 ET - 2007/11/21
Seat 1: Pokeonthewater ($347)
Seat 2: iamthebrit ($70)
Seat 3: bashman ($52.05)
Seat 4: Narena ($413.30)
Seat 5: TwistedDonkey ($246.35)
Seat 6: nightmareju ($198)
Seat 7: bil ivy ($218.10)
Seat 8: bndorcia ($36)
Seat 9: anondor ($198)
bashman posts the small blind of $1
Narena posts the big blind of $2
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Narena [7d 7h]
bil ivy folds
Pokeonthewater raises to $6
Narena calls $4
*** FLOP *** [7c 2h Ad]
Pokeonthewater bets $10
Narena raises to $28
Pokeonthewater raises to $46
Narena calls $18
*** TURN *** [7c 2h Ad] [Ah]
*** RIVER *** [7c 2h Ad Ah] [Th]
Narena bets $50
Pokeonthewater has 15 seconds left to act <----- Such a dead giveaway that he has the FH
Pokeonthewater raises to $295, and is all in <----- ...especially when combined with the turn check and river overbet
Narena calls $245 <------- What a fucking muppet
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Pokeonthewater shows [As Tc] a full house, Aces full of Tens
Pokeonthewater wins the pot ($692) with a full house, Aces full of Tens
It's a Bittersweet Symphony, this Life.
England's home defeat against Croatia was bitter sweet for me this afternoon. Needing at least a draw to qualify for Euro 2008, we committed hari-kari and lost 3-2. The consolation for me was that I had backed Croatia for £500 to win @11.0 and with some in-running trading I made a total profit of over £5,000 ($10,500.)
I would have preferred to have lost the bet though as it meant us qualifying instead.
Acevader (Kenny) has made some good posts recently on the topic of "Regular-on-Regular Action" [on the 2+2 forum.]
There are two extremes to this I think, with most of the regs falling towards the latter stages of this continuum.
You can constantly go to war with other regulars "playing poker" and make a profit across less than maximum tables.
Alternatively you can minimise your confrontations with the other regulars and concentrate more on the fish. This requires a lot less effort allowing you to play more tables (and probably for longer periods.)
Now obviously if you're able to exploit certain tendencies that other regs may have then it's foolish to not do so. However, I believe the biggest winners are those that don't go out of their way to attack the other regs- and instead focus more on the easy money that is out there.
My goal isn't to be the "best" player at these stakes per se. Rather it is to be the biggest winner.
I'm starting to analyse the game of other regulars more closely now. (As part of my recent analysis of other regulars' I've been prepared to sacrifice some short term profits by making some otherwise pretty poor light calls- and even making some poor unorthadox plays- just to get a showdown to see what they've been playing and to see how they react to those plays.)
I'm analysing their game not because I intend to initiate more fights with them at the tables, but because I don't want my game exploited. As someone who usually plays 15/16 tables now, you open yourself up a little because that many tables limits your focus on individual players- whereas an aggressive regular who only plays half as many tables naturally gives themselves an edge in those one-on-one battles. Albeit at the greater expense of them often failing to fully exploit the poorer players that are out there.