Last night's home cash game was a bust. I guess most of the regulars wanted to watch basketball or, at the very least, didn't want to play poker.
Fike and I decided to hit the boat. We called ahead to get on the list but hadn't moved up much in the 45 minutes between calling in and arriving.
The list for 3/6 limit was much shorter than the 1/2 and the table was full of people wanting to move to 1/2 no limit. We eventually got seated next to each other at the 3/6 limit table. I folded QTo from under the gun my first hand and it would have been one of a rare few hands I would have won for the night.
It didn't take long for me to get moved to a 1/2 table. I took stock of my table and was surprised to find that there really weren't any fish at the table. Several strong players. I was flanked by two guys that knew each other and were pissing in each other's pots big time. After one of them felted the other they left to reload.
I didn't play very many hands. I raised AK from UTG+1 and got a brazillian callers. The flop came out Q2Q. I was donk bet into and I insta-mucked my hand. I limped in with TT and 88 only to whiff the flop. I played several small suited connectors. My 5c6c flopped a flush draw but the board paired on the turn and I wasn't about to gambol with the guy who bet the turn.
My total for the night: -$66. Pots wons: 0
Fike seemed to be treading water once he hit the 1/2 table. I had a clear view of him and his stack from my table. It looked like he chopped one pot. Then I saw him rake in a big pot. He later tol me his AQ paid off big. He ended up booking a nice +$200 for the night.
I'm starting to dislike the slowness of live poker. If you aren't getting cards it's like chinese water torture. I've played three sessions at the boat: +$21, -$96 and -$66. Those last two sessions were mostly just not playing hands or limping in and whiffing the flop. Any pots I won were small because I never hit a big hand.
I would have won 3 pots last night had I played the hand but who is going to play 23 offsuit and call a flop bet on a KQ2 board? Never mind that the turn was another 2. Eventually the cards will come my way, right?
I guess I'll find out since I'm going back today while my inlaws have volunteered to take my kids on a roadtrip to a museum. I'm a degenerate poker-playing muther! I'm on a boat, bitches! With my flippy floppies...