First off...a quick note about the new games. BadBlood and I have been playing at Check and Raise. We spent about 6 quality hours there last night, and I'll agree with Maudie. The interface isn't bad and the rooms are very soft. The problem is there are hardly any games to find. The site is new and its hard to find much action.
It did give us this 6-handed nugget though :
SB posts .25
G-Rob posts .50
BadBlood raises to $2.00
5s folds, 6s folds, SB folds
FLOP: 3, 5,7 rainbow
G-Rob bets $3.00
G-rob bets $4.00
G-Rob bets $8.00
G-Rob shows 4, 6 off
Badblood calls G-Rob a damned fish!
Let me just take this appropriate opportunity to say the BadBlood badly deserved that. He killed me earlier because he's a serious bastard. Nice guy...but a damn bastard.
A few hands (few Hours? who's counting) earlier I read his large pre-flop bet as an obvious hammer. I called with A-8 and got crushed by his premium hand. (I believe he used the same hammer decoy maneuver to crush Dr. Pauly at a blogger table once). The hammer is, indeed, a pox on the poker world.
We must've dropped it on the poor unsuspecting fish a dozen times last night and even that barley loosened the table. Still, its NOT supposed to work against me! His Hammer bluff is now carefully confused with his premium hands which, for those of you who dislike the hammer, IS EXACTLY WHY WE PLAY IT! It works. And BadBlood..is still a bastard.
Anyhoo...G-Rob (and the bastard himself) will be at CNR for the next few afternoons....
We'll see you there.