Sunday, July 15, 2012

Limit Poker Drive By

Just a quick update on my new limit poker obsession.  I've now played a total of seven sessions of limit poker since I decided to back down from the no limit game.  I've had six winning sessions where I've averaged between $80-$100 profit and one losing one where I lost $100.

Tonight I was out at Prairie Meadows sitting at a table 7 and I glance over at table and 8 and spot none other than Grange95 and almost his whole Ironmen of Poker crew. They were at a table with a bunch of white $1 chips, so I thought they were playing $3-$6 limit too but the dealer at my table informed me they were playing $4-$8 Limit Omaha with a half kill. It sounded like they were having a blast playing their usual splashy brand of poker. A few of the comments overheard from the table:

"I better be nice. I'm going to be sleeping with him later. Well...near him."

Dealer to the one pushing into the game: "You won't get many hands out, but you'll have a good time."

Grange95 to a player joining the game: "We all just put a bunch of money in the pot and then she tells us who won at the end."

Later in the evening they converted the table to a $1-$2 No Limit Holdem table. Everyone had to reduce their stack back to the max buyin for that game of $300.  One of the guys from my $3-$6 game was moving to that table. I told him, "Have fun! If those guys play like they normally do you won't be starved for action."

Edit to add: I forgot to mention that I do have one TBC like habit. After winning sessions I always put ten dollars in the video poker machine and play $0.25 Jacks or Better. I play til I either lose it or double the ten bucks and then I go home. Just a dumb little superstition, but I love the video pokerz.


  1. I know I can't expect to keep up that pace, but seriously on Friday and Saturday nights the play is horrific. Guys just chasing and calling in very marginal situations where even if they hit their draw they would only be like the sixth or seventh nuts. Calling all the way down to the river with just bottom pair. I just value bet the poop out of them when I have a good hand and watch out for the flush and straight chasers.

  2. Sounds like you have found the ideal honey hole for yourself. I'd milk that cow until the udder is dry!