|back in the saddle again
||[Sep. 26th, 2016|08:02 am]
Apparently, I still know how to play decent poker.
I was out for three months, mostly because the hip pain before surgery and the pain meds after didn't let me focus enough to play well, so I took the summer off. Yesterday, I decided to check out the Twin Rivers casino poker room, in Lincoln, R.I. I think its going to become my home casino, though with some regrets for leaving Mohegan Sun.
Twin Rivers is a small casino, and as a result everything is jammed in tight. They have fewer amenities than Mohegan Sun, so my comp points are worth a lot less. Against that, its 45 minutes closer to my house, and the poker room features stunningly poor players. It sort of reminds me of the MGM poker room on the Strip - a lot of drunk frat boys playing short stacks way too loosely. Furthermore, what older, more sober players there were didn't really understand how to play large stacks against other large stacks when there were crazy short stack players in between - they were very easy to out-maneuver.
I actually got stacked in the first half hour I was there - I got all-in three times with by far and away the best hand, and lost to low-probability opponents whose day had come. No matter, when I left at the four hour mark, I was still comfortably up, on a day where I'd have been happy to mostly just knock the rust off.
I'm probably not going to play more than once a week or so. Spending the time I'm spending at Three Trolls Games And Puzzles is a lot more fun, if a lot less lucrative. Turns out I like gaming more than I like gambling.
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