On slow nights at the poker table, you sometimes have to create your own luck. So begins the next chapter in our pokerblog.
After a frenzied night of tending bar in one of South Tampa’s finer establishments, I walked into the Seminole Hard Rock with a little financial cushion to throw down on some No Limit Texas Hold ‘Em. However, I sat at the table of choice for the better part of three hours without literally having anything better to play than A-J suited pre-flop. Not a single pocket pair, no ace and higher, nothing of the sort. Like I said, slow night, yet I still managed to come out ahead.
It didn’t take long for me to ascertain the relatively, conservative make-up of the table. With no monster stacks and no aggressive raisers, it wasn’t long before I decided to test the waters. It was either that or sit there all night like a bump on a log with blind after valuable blind eroding my chip stack. I decided to take a shot on a couple of hands that were playable under the circumstances. Note: before you go trying this at home, there are a few things you should consider before adopting this sort of table behavior.