The Reid Option: Week 4

Each week, Sammy Reid will break down each position in detail, pinpointing his favorite plays at various salary ranges. Who should we be focusing our core on this week? Read below to find out!

Week 4

I have this buddy – we’ll call him Martin, because well, his name is Martin. Anyhow, the thing that you need to know about Martin is that he’s a fish.

We’ve known each other since we worked at the same restaurant in San Diego in the mid-2000’s. And like most male 20-somethings around that time, we were very into poker. The online landscape was booming, and every jackass under the sun was depositing money and trying to strike it big.

Martin was no different. He was a delivery driver, and every week he’d deposit his hard-earned delivery money on to PokerStars and get in on the action. (I’m kidding of course – he was lazy as all getout and his money was not hard-earned. But I digress.) Anyhow, good old Martin wasn’t a real poker player; he just liked to gamble – and poker was an ideal outlet for it. He didn’t study the game, didn’t put in work off the virtual felt to improve, didn’t read books or go on forums or anything. He was the type that would do things like stack off with top pair/good kicker and insta-shove for 2x pot with a set.

Most Mondays he’d show up for his shift and tell us stories about the bad luck he ran into that weekend. If anyone tried to talk him through the hands and offer a way that he could have kept himself out of those bad situations, he’d just brush it off. In his mind, he always played it right. To this day my group of friends will still exclaim, “but I played it perfectly!” when something goes wrong, in honor of ole Marty. Any time he lost, it wasn’t anything he did – it was just bad luck.

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About the Author

  • Sammy Reid (SammyReid)

  • Sammy is a former online poker professional and Hearts champion who has been playing competitive fantasy sports for more than 15 years. A student of both sports and game theory, Sammy has been grinding DFS cash games since 2013. You can find more of his work in the 2017 edition of Joe Pisapia’s Fantasy Black Book, at FantasyInsiders.com, RosterCoach.com, and the Baseballholics Anonymous podcast.

Comments

  • mewhitenoise

    RG Contributor

    • Blogger of the Month

    Gordon writeup makes me want to find my old CD collection in the garage and fire up White Blood Cells and all the other stuff from that period. Have a take on The Hives? They were great for about a year or two.

  • SammyReid

    @mewhitenoise said...

    Gordon writeup makes me want to find my old CD collection in the garage and fire up White Blood Cells and all the other stuff from that period. Have a take on The Hives? They were great for about a year or two.

    Didn’t listen to them a ton but that Tick Tick Boom track always got me fired up. I think it was on a Madden Soundtrack at some point. I’m a pretty big fan of TWS, saw them live at the Greek once and Jack White was incredible. I dig the whole genre, def had a big Black Keys phase too

  • RP1507

    (PSA: kindly punch yourself in your throat with brass knuckles if you call them “lines”) LOLOL

  • dethdealers

    Great column and dope song reference! ROCK ON !!

  • dethdealers

    Sam Bradford rotten corpse reference……….LMFAO !!!

  • boogereatingmoron

    • 2017 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    • 2019 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    Supersize my balls.

    Awesome as always Sammy!

  • boogereatingmoron

    • 2017 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    • 2019 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    But hopefully Landry doesn’t trip up at the end

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