LAPC-Commerce, MY End of Day 1; Los Angeles, CA
February 24, 2022

Aaaargh, there are days in online poker that really frustrate you beyond any reasonable belief. While I didn't have one of those yesterday, I was extremely irritated as I was all set to lock in and play for 5 days, or so. Haha.

I rolled down to the Commerce ready to play and I started out playing extremely under control. I wasn't forcing anything and things were rolling along just fine. My table was pretty weak, save for Shawn Buchanon and Men Nguyen, and the players weren't really doing too much. I had a few hands early and was able to slowly chip up from our starting stack of 20k to about 25k. From that point however, everything just went all wrong.

I flopped a set against Men, but he was able to make his flush. Although I managed to lose the minimum on the hand, it still started a very gross trend of cold decks. From that point I just ran into a bunch of tough hands...

I flopped top two pair with Q9 against a flopped straight.

I lost an overpair to a club flush draw, where one of my other opponent's also held two clubs, but folded, and I held one in my hand as well.

My bustout hand was a little gross as well. Men limped under the gun with blinds at 100-200 and a 25 chip ante. I looked down at AK of diamonds in the small blind and I popped it up to 1100, with about 4900 behind. Action folded to Men, who immediately went all-in. I knew that Men doesn't often limp with big hands, so I figured he had done something like limped with 55 and now was ready to just race with me. I finally elected to call, as I was short and needed to double up soon. Men also is capable of doing this play with A10 as well, which I was obviously hoping for. Poker TV

I was very close, as he held 66. This isn't generally a play I like to make, especially against an opponent who is most likely going to play for his whole stack (me) in that spot. At any rate, we saw a flop of Q 7 4, with two diamonds, which made me the favorite. The 10 of hearts hit the turn, giving three additional outs with Jacks, but unfortunately I bricked out on the river and was sent home.

I was super bummed about it as I was really expecting to make a deep run at it here in LA. I was focused and wasn't playing my usual maniacal style, but sadly it was not meant to be.

Bear and Mimi are still alive, so I have a rooting interest to go along with doing the radio show here at the Commerce. We are actually recording a special PokerRoad Mashup edition of radio today with Huffy, Stapes, Haralabob, Gavin, and myself so it promises to get a little messy and a whole lot of fun...



Music for the day...

Level 1: Yes, "Close To The Edge"
Level 2: Mike Doughty, "Haughty Melodic"
Level 3: Paolo Nutini, "These Streets"
Level 4: Silverchair, "Young Modern"

@howardhlederer @the_USO @HuckleberrySeed @phil_hellmuth @AnnieDuke @Tom_Dwan safe travels + great trip for you all.

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