Just like in the rock opera, “The Wall”, I was exposed for the fraud that I was last night. For some reason, an old bad habit resurfaced for a visit. This was not like seeing old friend at the grocery store who you really don’t feel like talking to and having them spot you. No, this was more like meeting and old friend for lunch, finding out you now have nothing in common, but still making plans to get together next week. The old friend? JJ What we did not have in common? Ace, King or Queen. Two or Three times last night I ran into a situation where I had 2nd pair after the flop. I had been playing very aggressive, so someone playing back at me is an easy signal of trouble. But when they play back and you and you have second pair, that’s not trouble so much as it’s a moving train heading for the cliff. ESPECIALLY at low limits, where players are rarely going to play back at you to the river suddenly making a Alamo like stand despite being rolled over all game UNLESS THEY HAVE SOMETHING. Nope, they are trying to tell you something. Are you listening?
“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” - Elmer Fudd