This is a simple cooler from last night, playing online at $1-2 no limit.
I had played a session earlier in the day and was down $85. Now I’m pretty early into another session get A-A on the button.
The player UTG makes a min-raise to $4 and another player re-raises to $9.50. I make it $21.75 total and the re-raiser calls.
On a flop of Q-8-6 with two diamonds, there is a betting flurry and quickly all the money is in the middle, for a total pot of $392. It occurs to me that the villain likely has a premium pair to be betting this way, and it’s either K-K or Q-Q. He would be foolish to shove it all in so readily with J-J or lower. If it’s K-K, I’m thrilled and will give myself a “you da’ man!” pat the back. If it’s Q-Q, this post would be all about learning when and how to fold A-A on the flop, which I can never seem to do. I also consider, very very briefly, the possibility of a lower set and a flush draw.
I have a nano-second of euphoria upon seeing the villain’s K-K, lasting until another K hits on the turn card. My back remains unpatted.
Maybe this blog is helping though, as I resolve NOT to tilt, do a few breathing exercises, and grind on.
Year-to-date online results: + $6,427
Month-to-date online results: + $1,091