Learning to Crawl Before I Walk

EvilOrly\’s Poker Journey

Wild Night

First I would like to post a hand. This isn’t for a critique or a bad beat whine, just a sample of how things go wrong when they look so right. BTW sorry, I couldn’t get any of the hand converters to get this right so I copied and pasted straight from poker tracker.
Hand #32811478-53959 at Garden Grove (No Limit Hold’em)
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Started at 20/Jul/06 01:43:33

EvilOrly is at seat 0 with $25.
KCBLACK is at seat 1 with $11.70.
TeamViper1 is at seat 2 with $13.45.
MR_Fargo_OH is at seat 3 with $21.45.
matt isaacs is at seat 4 with $3.90.
Foxfire2011 is at seat 5 with $25.20.
The button is at seat 4.

Foxfire2011 posts the small blind of $.10.
EvilOrly posts the big blind of $.25.

EvilOrly: 9d Td
TeamViper1: — —
MR_Fargo_OH: — —
matt isaacs: — —
Foxfire2011: — —


KCBLACK folds. TeamViper1 calls. MR_Fargo_OH calls.
matt isaacs folds. Foxfire2011 calls. EvilOrly

Flop (board: 5h Tc 2c):

Foxfire2011 checks. EvilOrly bets $1. TeamViper1
calls. MR_Fargo_OH calls. Foxfire2011 folds.

Turn (board: 5h Tc 2c Ts):

EvilOrly bets $2. TeamViper1 calls. MR_Fargo_OH
goes all-in for $20.20. EvilOrly calls. TeamViper1

River (board: 5h Tc 2c Ts 3s):

(no action in this round)


MR_Fargo_OH shows Th Kh.
MR_Fargo_OH has Th Kh 5h Tc Ts: three tens.
EvilOrly mucks cards.
(EvilOrly has 9d Td.)

Hand #32811478-53959 Summary:

$2.30 is raked from a pot of $46.40.
MR_Fargo_OH wins $44.10 with three tens.
This was the first of 3 buy in I lost tonight. I’m not upset over this hand, just an odd occurance. The next two buy ins I lost were to a maniac at a different table. He reraised me preflop every single time I entered the pot. I eventually had to play back at him and wished I never had. First time was with KT, flopped top pair, non scary board…he went all in..he has been doing this alot dso I have no respect for his raise..call..he beats me with his 96 for two pair. Next him and another guy go at it, the other guy went all in with KK..the maniac had AA. Next I get KQs, once again he reraises preflop. I am so sick of it I go all in. He calls with ATo, and guess what…he doesn’t beat me with his Ace…he beats me with quad 10’s. I know what I did was not optimal obviously. What I should have done was the poker version of turn the other cheek and just left the table the first buy in and found somewhere else. It was the guy’s time to be a luckbox and it is hard to fight that.

Fortunatly I did win a buy in and a half roughly back throughout the night so some damage control was done. Also I am not in a full rage of tilt and that I am proud of considering how bad I was tilting at the begining of this challenge. I am however dissapointed, I hate going to bed behind and makes for a troublesome sleep.

I am going to add in what my daily average has to be to reach my goal and what my actual average is just for shits and giggles. It’s looking like I need to learn how to be one of these guys who wins a few buy ins a night, not just one buy in on a good night.


July 20, 2006 - Posted by | Poker


  1. The T9 hand is just hard to get away from. With the maniac though don’t lower yourself to his level. You will actually want to tighten up slightly. KT is not a hand you want to make a stand with and KQs is not a hand you want to go all in with. You just have to tell yourself that he’s taking blinds and small pots from you. Don’t make them big pots unless you have a big hand. It’s easy for me to say this as I read your blog and I’m not involved in the hand with the guy. I’m guilty of this type of play myself from time to time but it’s something you really want to work on. Maniacs thrive on playing big pots. They only need to win a few of these to make their plan work. Keep em small and keep the starting hands good. Good luck.

    Comment by titans01 | July 20, 2006

  2. You are 100% correct Titans, and I knew better, but did it anyway for some stupid reason. I put the guy on ultimatebuddy so I may get a chance to go at it with him again. This was my first ‘TRUE’ maniac.

    Comment by evilorly | July 21, 2006

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