Sunday, May 25, 2008

Early Weekend

Friday and saturday were pretty much a disaster. Started friday losing 3 buyins over two sessions, and made some quite stupid plays. Decided I wasn't playing my A game so spent my time doing more useful things, like watching the latest "Rambo" movie for new ideas on how to deal with fish.

Anyways, saturday I was quite happy about my game and put tons of hands in, probably somewhere around 3k. Many large pots where I went in as favorite kept moving in the wrong direction but the other hands I played slowly made up for it.

There was one interesting hand on friday though vs another Cardrunners member:

$0.5/$1 No Limit Holdem
6 players
Converted at

UTG ($155.95)
UTG+1 ($113.50)
Hero ($101.50)
BTN ($100.00)
SB ($49.05)
BB ($237.60)

Pre-flop: ($1.50, 6 players) Hero is CO

2 folds, Hero raises to $3.50, 1 fold, SB calls $3, BB calls $2.50

Got a monster so standard open...not really, but I expect my steals from the CO to succeed more often than from button with solid player in BB. My steal attempt was around 49% so perhaps this was a fold preflop.

($10.50, 3 players)
SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $7.50, SB folds, BB raises to $28, Hero raises to $94.50, BB goes all-in $234.10, Hero calls $3.50

I think villain would be CR'ing me here with pretty much anything he holds, be it a gutshot, overcards with A of hearts, some total air, small PP etc. This board looks to miss me quite often, so I would do so to in his spot. But because this is such a good spot to bluffraise, I think a bet/3bet is in order here and I should have quite some folding equity left here. There is another reason to shove here instead of call like I would do vs more taggy players with a disguised draw: I think his checkraise size here seems to be too large for a set, so I put him on air or a draw much more than a genuine hand he wants to get it in with.

($342.60, 2 players)

River: ($342.60, 2 players)

Final Pot: $206.50
Hero shows:
BB shows:

Hero wins $203.50 ( won +$102 )
BB wins $136.10 ( lost -$101.5 )
SB lost -$3.50

Anyways, saturday started out well. This was the largest pot for me from the day:

$0.5/$1 No Limit Holdem
5 players
Converted at

Hero ($200.00)
CO ($328.60)
BTN ($154.95)
SB ($198.35)
BB ($108.50)

Pre-flop: ($1.50, 5 players) Hero is UTG

Hero raises to $3.50, 2 folds, SB calls $3, 1 fold

UTG with TJo, but it's only 5-handed and but pretty much everyone has a large stack. I had a normal TAG image so far, and think my UTG opens should get decent respect. Because of stack sizes, I thought this was a decent enough hand to open with and hope to get the blinds or steal the button.

($8, 2 players)
SB bets $8, Hero raises to $21, SB raises to $34, Hero calls $13

SB donkleads into me. I do not know what it means, but with an open ended straight draw I made a semi-bluff here to either get him to fold some random junk or fold. Also don't mind building the pot a bit in case I hit. Villain made a very small 3bet here which made me think he probably had a set here. My hand is well disguised, there's enough money left behind so obviously called here with these odds.

($76, 2 players)
SB bets $76, Hero calls $76

I hit the nuts, and my hand is still underrepresented. I either have an overpair here or AQ. With the pot size, and thinking villain had a set, I almost shoved but decided against it. What if villain was overplaying AQ here?

I decided to just flat and get the rest in on the river. Would suck if the board paired, but I was still going to get the rest in should it happen. No need to give villain a chance to make a hero laydown now.

($228, 2 players)
SB goes all-in $84.85, Hero calls $84.85

Final Pot: $397.70
SB shows:
Hero shows:

Hero wins $394.70 ( won +$196.35 )
SB lost -$198.35

And the most fun hand so far. UTG posted out of position, CO limps behind, I obviously raise, and CO does the 'limp-reraise' trick, which is something I never understood. Obviously I'm weary about aces, the CO should know me well enough to know I do not need much as cards to take advantage of dead money in the pot, but if he got aces that's fine. I got kings!

$0.5/$1 No Limit Holdem
6 players
Converted at

UTG ($24.40)
UTG+1 ($128.15)
CO ($174.60)
BTN ($103.55)
SB ($99.00)
Hero ($146.90)

[UTG posted $1]
Pre-flop: ($2.50, 6 players) Hero is BB

UTG checks, 1 fold, CO calls $1, 2 folds, CO says "ok jag", Hero raises to $6, UTG calls $5, UTG+1 says "jag", UTG+1 says "lol", CO raises to $24.50, Hero raises to $65, UTG folds, CO says "jag off", CO calls $40.50

Flop: ($136.50, 2 players)
UTG+1 says "dont loose all my monmey", UTG+1 says "please", Hero goes all-in $81.90, CO calls $81.90, UTG+1 says "omg"

Turn: ($300.30, 2 players)

River: ($300.30, 2 players)

Final Pot: $300.30
CO shows:
Hero shows:

Hero wins $297.30 ( won +$150.4 )
CO lost -$146.90
UTG lost -$6.00


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