I may be a bit of a snob when it comes to local poker, there are too many people who take a long time to make simple decisions. Often times these players don’t even know what they should be thinking about and will make snap decisions when a call/raise/fold requires careful thought. Last night my table was full of these donkies! I saw players agonize over calling when getting 6 or even 8-1 on there money. However, if the pot odds were borderline and the way the betting had progressed was unusual, they stuck there money like keeping it back would mean it would turn into dust.
However, the big winner for the night in the fish sweepstakes is a little fish that I call Wanda. It should be said that Wanda is an improved player from the last few times we have been at a table together. That said she still over values face cards and draws. Her preflop raising strategy is approaching solid but here post flop play leaves something to be desired.
Sitting in chair one we had a player wearing a WSOP 2007 cap from Full Tilt Poker, after an hour of play Wanda can’t help herself but to ask “Where did you get that? Are you sponsored by Full Tilt?”. My thoughts: ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS? This jackass has blown through 3 buy ins and is ALWAYS getting his money in with the worst of it! He has not shown an OUNCE of know how at the poker table? Is that all it takes is a FUCKING cap to get respect?
Of course the guy was not sponsored and answered so. Either way the donkies at my table could not help but to think he was sponsored and that he was just hustling everyone at the table. Amazing how they think a “new” player to this game with a hat on is a “pro” and hustling people, yet the 3-5 guys who play the game consisently and are long term winning players are “lucky” or on a “hot streak”. It truly amazes me how donkies see the world.
Wanda was not done for the night. Remember what I said about agonizing over simple decisions? Well Wanda pulled a doozie. Let’s break down the pre flop play
UTG (40 BB) RAISE to 4xBB
Folds to MP 2 (15 bb) CALLS
Folds to Button (wanda – 30 BB) Calls
Ah 7s Qh
UTG – BETS 4 bb
MP 2 – Raises All in
AT THIS POINT, UTG states his intention to call – he is drunk and does not realize Wanda has cards.
IMMEDIATELY Wanda goes into the tank. She talks to her self about having to call. It literally takes here 15 minutes to flat call. First off, we know she does not have the best hand or the best draw. She is not an actor and she is behind by here time to make the call. The stupid thing is the player behind her has her covered and is already going to call. He raised UTG and led the flop. You are either raising or folding here.
Of course Drunk Donkey just calls. The hand gets checked down between the Wanda and Drunk donkey.
What does Wanda show? AKo w/ no redraws. Drunk Donkey Shows AA for a set and All in guy shows AQ for 2 pair.
Jesus people – simple to fold there instead she wastes 20 minutes of our time
Well that is all I have from the last two nights.