Over the last week, a couple of interesting poker-related things happened. I played a hand in a tournament that put a player severely on tilt. The other is that I am in the middle of FTP's Rush Week.
I really don't want to bore you with all the details, but I feel compelled to give you most of them.
The set-up for the tilting hand:
I was playing in a $250 freeroll at FTP. These are donkfests at least through the first hour or so. I was moved to a table sometime during the last half of the first hour needing a lot of chips to get up to even. I landed in chip heaven. Of the 8 other players, six were sitting out. I played a little standard poker until I go a feel for the other two players. Player A had me out chipped about 10 to 1 and Player B (henceforth known as Bad Guy) had me out chipped about 5 to one. Even the players sitting out had more chips than me.
About this time the deck hits me pretty well, and I double up a few times. I notice that Player A is playing very weak-tight (my guess is that he got a lot a chips early and was sitting for the most part). Bad Guy was playing almost every hand, but checked a lot.
I decided to start playing into Bad Guy and just run over Player A. During the course of the next 15 or so hands, I busted out Player A, and severely crippled Bad Guy. At this point I have about 16k in chips and Bad Guy has almost 4k. One of the short stacks is all-in in the big blind. Bad Guy calls and I raise with KhJh in the big blind. Bad guy calls.
The flop comes Ad-Tc-2c. The way Bad Guy had been playing, if he hit the flop or had a flush or straight draw he would have raised. Bad Guy checks and I check. The turn comes up 9c and Bad guy checks again. Bad guy could have been slow playing a flush at this point so I was being careful.
The river comes with 3c making it four cards to a club flush. At this point Bad Guy puts in a very small value bet. I know he has a flush. But I know if he had the Ac he would have bet on the flop. So, I can either fold, call or raise. If I fold, he will run all over me even though he has fewer chips. If I call, he beats me with his "less-than-nut" flush. Or I could choose C and raise, knowing that he will lay down his "less-than-nut" hand to a big bet and that my cards will be seen because of the all-in sitting out player, I bet about 125% of the pot. Bad Guy folds, my cards are shown, I scoop the pot from the all-in players K4o. Then the fun began.
At this point I get no cards unfortunately. In the middle of the next hand Bad Guy says in the chat box, "I'm gonna rape your face if i can find your address." Excuse me? Bad Guy gets this worked up over having to fold a hand in a freeroll? Unfortunately I was not able to capitalize on his tilt as the table broke up after a few more hands.
I did not go on to even make the money in the freeroll, but I outlasted about 93%. Bad Guy went out shortly after folding to my bluff.
Note to any at FTP: Bad Guy's comments crossed a line. In some jurisdictions it could even be considered assault. If you wish to sanction him, I will give you the details. And please keep your database secure as I don't want him showing up at my house and doing bad things to my right ear.)
I am playing in FTP's Rush Week. I like Rush Poker. And so far I am a winning player on the micro-limits. Not much of a winning player or else the free $10 for playing about 10 hours of poker seems like a good deal. (I have to accumulate 10 FTP points a day for 7 straight days.) So far so good.
Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!
Labels: Freerolls, FTP, Rush Poker, Tilt