All this talk about online poker, I decided to play this am.
I hadn't played for a while, so I figured the software might help me--you know, to keep me hooked. (Yeah, I know, you think I'm crazy/stupid about online poker.)
Since I didn't have time for a tournament--I have my Sunday event in about an hour--and there is no collusion with a heads-up game, I played in a $1-$2 cash HU game. I bought in for $150.
Situation: Heads-Up cash. I have $150. My opponent has $200. (Also, my opponent is sitting and waiting for opponents at other HU tables so he probably has a lot of experience.)
Hand one: I'm in the big blind for $2.
My opponent raises to $6.
I have K-2 offsuit. I call. (Note: No, it's not a bad play on my part.)
The flop comes down A-K-2 with two spades.
My opponent bets $10.
What to do?
b) Raise to $20-$40.
c) Move all-in.
Since this was the first hand, and it's online poker, my opponent has no clue about me as a player. I am hoping he has A-Q and not A-K...but flopping two pair ain't easy.
Of course, there are two cards to a flush draw.
If I call, there are few if any cards on the turn that are going to build the pot for me...or add to my comfort level.
If I raise, I might just slow down his betting, and again, what will I do on the turn since I have bottom two pair and not top two pair?
if a push all-in here, he may think a)I'm some crazy online poker player and 2)I'm on a flush draw. I want a call since I'm willing to gamble...it is poker, and not a science.
I move all-in. He insta-calls.
The turn is a 2...and I win $150.
Since I hate people who win a big hand and leave right away, I played for 15 more minutes. Nothing exciting happened. I ended up +$142.