Or No Limit Cash Games in Casinos, are donkfests. The level of play in NLCGIC is rudimentary, all the way up to 5-10 NL. Last night I sat in a 5-10 NL game at Borgata. Due to the presence of many craptastic players, the entire experience could be distilled to the following: sit there and wait for a bad player to hand you chips.
Unfortunately, I was only able to break even because I made the cardinal mistake of bluffing an idiot. It went down like this: I pick up the A-9 of clubs in late position and raise to 75 after 3 people limp. Two of them call, and so does the small blind, who has proven to be an utterly clueless, random senseless bluffer thus far. The flop is 8-4-3 with two spades, and everyone checks. The turn is the queen of hearts and now the small blind takes a stab for $100. Everyone folds to me, and since I’m pretty sure the guy has zilch, I raise to $300. The guy thinks for a long time and calls.
The river was the queen of spades, a perfect card for me, as it completes a flush I ostensibly could have been semi-bluffing on the turn, and also puts another queen on the board, which I ostensibly might have been betting for value on the turn. The small blind dejectedly checked to me again, and I thought of the best way to get him to fold. I figured making a smallish value bet would look the scariest, so I made another $300 bet, which looked as if it was begging for a call. However, I was giving this moron credit for thinking on a level that was way beyond his capacity. He said “This is really dumb, but I’m gonna call,” then showed me pocket 7s. Nice hand sir.
Moral of the story: don’t tell complex stories to people who can barely read. I’m learning the hard way that NLCGIC’s are all about “See Spot run. Run, Spot Run!”
It’s what I’ve known all along. You might actually be TOO good at poker 🙂
LET’S GO DONKS! *chuckle*