Billy Sharkey’s poker career has been a roller coaster that led him to mindfulness meditation, and that helps… except when it doesn’t. In this revealing interview, Billy discusses dealing with losses, the complex politics of high stakes home games, his struggle with pit gambling, and how he makes sense of it all.
3:20 -2NL flopped FD
2NL 6 max on ACR. Effective stacks $2.60.
I am UTG with KcJc and open $0.06. Villain calls on Button.
Flop comes 8c 2c 5. I bet $0.06 into $0.15. Villain raises to $0.22. I re-raise to $0.82, which leaves the villain to call $0.60 for a pot of $1.79. This raise also leaves me a pot sized bet behind.
Turn is 5c, making the board 8c2c5s 5c. I check and the villain checks behind.
River Ks, making the board 8c2c5s 5c Ks. Hero?