Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tampa Downs

I started at Lucky's but really did not like the lack of players. It will probably not be there too much longer.
The Downs was so packed that there was hardly room to park in the main lot. They are doing work there to move the road so that it runs behind the lot. In the meantime parking was tight.
I started in the no limit and was up and down for a while. I held A=6 of clubs one hand the and clubs did not come, but on the river came a 4 and I went all in as I had caught a straight. The fellow called me. That was my best win.
My last hand I held K X of diamonds with two coming on the flop. A fellow that caught a set pulled in enough of my remaining chips, then all of them on the turn. No diamond and I was done.

I was down $270

I almost went home. I wasn't feeling just right. I decided to play some limit and just got good cards and kept winning. It was a very easy table. They would pay me on any hand and I never bothered to slow play anything. I got 5-7 of hearts on the button. Everyone was in. I decided to take a chance and so I raised, hoping for a free card. I flopped a straight. I bet.
I had a straight flush draw, but I continued to bet out. There is a huge award for the straight flush, but I just felt that someone would stay with me.
On the river my hearts made a small flush and it was a winner, but not the high hand straight flush. Good pot. Another good pot was pocket fours. I caught the third 4 on the turn. A fellow before me bet and a fellow after me raised. It came around and I reraised and still most of the players stayed with me. That was a very good pot.

So I left down $141.

The horses were running so there were many people distracted and just betting for something to do.

Later, after the races were over, it seemed the players gradually changed to guys who played better. They did a bit of trapping. So I left.

Saturday Tampa starts a new high hand award of $599 ever hour for high hand. That should be better than the straight flushes. More people will get rewarded.

I still like cracked aces better than any other hand.

Oh, I did lose a bit right at the beginning in a fifty cent/ dollar max of sixty dollar game. I may try playing that next time and seeing how it is. I'd like it if it did not just become a lose game.

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