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    I just wanted to crow about the fact that, from a consistency standpoint, this past week and a half or so has been my best ever. In my last four sessions, I had that crazy win last week at the casino (when I was just trying to leave the table, and won nearly $200 in my last three hands in a row), the monday night tournament (second place for $550 out of a field of 47, which was also the biggest field in which I've ever made it to a heads-up chop), a Wednesday night double up in a cash game (from $300 to $612), and a $150 cash game win last night.

    Especially in the cash games, I've had my ups and downs like usual, but a few key hands [where I just played them perfectly--:)] has made all the difference.

    It's not the amounts that has me excited. It's the fact that, both in tournaments and in cash, I've been keeping my head, making good decisions, and winning with consistency. That's what I've been waiting for.

    I know variance is a bitch. I know I could go on an inverse slide just as easily. But it's the success across both types of games this past week that has the Q-man cutting loose with a


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    Nice week indeed. . .

    Maybe to top it off you`ll finally figure out how to post images properly
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    Nice run Queso ... worth crowing about. Also, you sound a lot more grounded than in many of your past posts

    Here's a small FWIW ... on a good run and feeling a tad invincible many players open up a couple of notches. Do the opposite and tighten up a notch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DangerMouse View Post
    Nice week indeed. . .

    Maybe to top it off you`ll finally figure out how to post images properly
    It might be a Mac thing. All I know is, I have to upload a pic to Photobucket, then DL it here. Always comes out with the IMG tags.

    So, enlighten me again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIME View Post
    Nice run Queso ... worth crowing about. Also, you sound a lot more grounded than in many of your past posts

    Here's a small FWIW ... on a good run and feeling a tad invincible many players open up a couple of notches. Do the opposite and tighten up a notch.
    Thanks for the tip, I'll keep it in mind!

    I had a guy stack off to me with his top pair the other night when I just limped on the straddle (with AA). This guy bets $15 when it comes to him, I just call because I know how aggressive he is. I check a flop of Q 8 3 rainbow, he bets $45, and I shove all in. He snap-calls with AQ. Took about $220 total there.

    Last night I busted three different people-- one twice! The only really difficult decision came when I raised to $12 preflop with KK, got 3 callers, and the flop came 3 5 7, two clubs. I bet $50, got one caller. The turn was a 4, dammit. We both checked, the river was a Q, and he bets $150. I told him what I thought-- that he was drawing to the clubs, missed, and now was trying to represent a 6. I told him I had KK, and thought his bet was a desperation move, without any other way of winning the pot. I was about to call, and then I just thought, "Well, I don't know this guy at all, I have no reason to disbelieve him. Better fold."

    Turns out he had J6 of clubs.

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    Sounds like you're in the zone, dude. I love the A-A limp and honestly don't think I would have had the chops to fold the K-K. Good work.
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    Nice one Queso!

    I thought your cash game might struggle lately considering you've been following the 'Kill Phil' strategies. So it's nice to hear that hasn't been the case at all.

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    On a roll!

    Made $450 tonight.

    Some highlights:

    I raised with TT, the flop was T J A, all hearts. I bet the flop and got reraised. I should have folded, or at the very least just called, but I went on tilt and shoved. I just figured, make her pay to draw to the hearts or the straight, and if she already had me beat, oh well. At least I had outs. She snap called with KQ for a flopped straight-- and her K was a heart for the flush/royal flush redraw.

    And I hit another beautiful A on the turn.

    Now that was just lucky.

    Later, I raised from MP with KK, got a few callers including the button. When the flop came K Q 4, I bet right out, and got called by the button. The turn was a Q.

    "Wow, is he in deep trouble if he has a Q," I thought.

    I bet, he called. River was a J. I checked, he bet $25, I check raised him to $50. He shoved for his last $120.

    The poor bastard had QJ!

    I don't know if I could have gotten away from his hand myself, at any point. I'm definitely calling from the button pre flop. Should he have reraised? I don't know if I would have.

    I know I probably would have called the flop bet. You hope for another Q or a J. Maybe the board runs you out a straight. I'm not just folding on that flop.

    I'm never folding after the turn brings a third Q. Much less after making a boat on the river.

    What do you guys think? Was he just doomed from the start?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    Nice one Queso!

    I thought your cash game might struggle lately considering you've been following the 'Kill Phil' strategies. So it's nice to hear that hasn't been the case at all.
    As it happens, the KP strategy for the early rounds of a tournament is essentially the same as for a deep-stacked cash game. So I've actually still been using the KP 'system', as it were-- or at least that part of it. It's been working out on all fronts, so I can't complain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Queso View Post
    What do you guys think? Was he just doomed from the start?
    I think so. He was probably praying you'd call his shove.

    The river was a beautiful card for you.

    Keep it up! (I think you're the only one around here who's playing at the moment).

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