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playing poker and teaching science: Winning the Super Six
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I'm a middle school science teacher, wrestling coach, poker player, scuba diver, aikido black belt, amateur writer, and student of life. In the past I have tried to give back a little by volunteering at a children's home in Belmopan, Belize, Central America. I also love Frosted Flakes. I have taken a year sabbatical from my teaching position in order to sail the Caribbean. Does that sound crazy to you?

Monday, December 05, 2005

Winning the Super Six

My wrestling team looked great Saturday taking first place in the Western High School Super-6 tournament going 5-0 on the day. The victory was sweetened by the fact that we triumphed over a very strong team that demolished us last year.

My son lost his first match of the season but made up for the loss with four pins to finish the day 4-1, making his record 9-1 now. Not bad. He was a little disappointed but didn't let the loss effect his perfoemance the rest of the day.

On Sunday I fired up my Party Poker account and played a little $2/$4 limit hold em. I folded one hand and won the next four pots I entered and left with a nice $50 profit. This makes ten winning sessions in a row. Mt record is 12 winning days in a row so I hope to surpass that, but still have few times to play since wrestling season is in full swing.

I refuse to play when rushed for time!

One memorable hand demonstrates why good players make money on line. I'm in the big blind and enter an unraised pot with K7 offsuit. The flop is K39. I bet out to see where I am and get one caller.

What range of hands do I put him on at this point? I'm thinking basically any pair or maybe KQ to K9. I'm either ahead already or WAY behind. The turn is a blank and I bet again and again get a smooth call. This doesn't look good. The river is another blank and I check. He has to have a hand, right? He bets and I make the crying call because mathmatically I have to.

He turns up A3 for bottom pair, calling bets and betting out. Doesn't he know he has to be behind and that I must have AT LEAST a nine??

Fishing was good Sunday :-)

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