Monday, October 31, 2005
I now fully understand donkey poker, after spending the night at the casino Friday. I started out playing 2/5 NL ($200 buyin) and was doing just fine until my AK ran into AA. Oops. I rebought, and a little while later, the following hand happened:
5 handed, I raise to $20 UTG with 77. Everyone calls except the big blind, and there’s $85 in the pot. The flop comes out 3J3, and the small blind fires out $50. Pretty easy fold for me. Next guy raises all in for $100 more, next guy calls all in for $100 total, and the small blind calls. $485 in the pot. All three turn over AJo. The turn is a 7, the river is a blank. The big blind said he folded 83o. Talk about tilt.
A short while later, the table breaks, and instead of moving to another NL game I decided to play 3/6. Here’s where the donkey poker started. I wanted to just have fun, and played reckless loose-aggresive. I was straddling and blind raising, and raising with any two cards even when I did look. I was chasing any hand that I thought wasn’t drawing dead. I hit more gutshot straight draws than I can count, and once sucked out with running 33 with my 73o (straddled, blind raised the flop). I even three-bet preflop with the hammer, and it turned out to be a good bet! The raiser had 63o. Sadly, he made a straight and I lost. I was playing like an absolute donkey, putting the table on tilt. I also had the most fun playing poker I’ve had in a very long time. I ended up losing about $100 (was up $200 at one point), but it was worth it. Donkey poker is FUN. Of course, this doesn’t explain online donkey poker. I don’t see how that can have the same rush.
In other poker news, everyone should go congratulate my brother and his $3 MTT win at Stars for $1246! He doesn’t have a post up about it yet, but I’m sure he will soon, especially if I send some traffic over there. Here’s a screenshot of him with the chiplead heads up: