Jan. 13th, 2008

Hands

Jan. 13th, 2008 08:48 pm
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I carved this one, but, thankfully, fishy opponent returned the compliment.

Texas Hold'em NL $1.00/$2.00
Seat 1: lucky011 ($306.15 in chips)
Seat 2: horoputte ($249.94 in chips)
Seat 4: Hero ($206.80 in chips)
Seat 5: kizzzo ($76.04 in chips) DEALER
Seat 6: Fisk0vic ($214.95 in chips)
Seat 7: spritchard ($198.00 in chips)
Seat 9: Villain ($38.65 in chips)
Seat 10: RBKtrondheim ($195.00 in chips)
Fisk0vic: Post SB $1.00
spritchard: Post BB $2.00

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Villain [K♡ 2♡]
Dealt to kizzzo [J♣ 8♣]
Dealt to Hero [A♡ Q♡]
Villain: Call $2.00
RBKtrondheim: Fold
lucky011: Call $2.00
horoputte: Fold
Hero: Raise $11.00
kizzzo: Raise $20.00
Fisk0vic: Fold
spritchard: Fold
Villain: Call $18.00
lucky011: Fold
Hero: Call $9.00

I was SO close to reraising all-in here, mainly on the grounds of the relative stacks these two players hold. I had only been sitting down a few minutes. The NO_IQ update hadn’t worked (I had to reinstall) and my pokertracker wasn’t importing the hands. (I eventually worked out why. I had moved NO IQ to an “IP Network” folder, and when it tried to install the update, it couldn’t find it some of the original program_dlls, so the update failed. A fault in the program; it should warn you not to move the .exe file to another folder.)

Anyhoo, when I’m “cold” like this, I often make errors. I’m really not sure how to get round it. My tendency is to play more cautiously, but the problem is, I am perhaps too cautious anyway.


*** FLOP *** [Q♣ 5♣ 3♡]
Villain: Check
Hero: Check
kizzzo: Bet $56.04
Villain: Allin $18.65
Hero: Fold

Fucking awful. My only excuses; (a) I am still weak at multi-wayers. (b) I had only just sat down and didn’t like the idea of being near to a buy-in down within five minutes (I’d just folded a hand at the other table – correctly). If I’d been playing 10 minutes longer and had settled in, I can’t see myself not reraising all-in pre-flop. So then I compounded that first error with a second error. Still, some odd play by both opponents.

*** TURN *** [6◊]
*** RIVER *** [5♡]
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $136.69 Rake $3.00
kizzzo: wins $37.39
Villain: wins $99.30


Thankfully, after a few minutes of serious swearing and great effort not to go tilt-tastic (one of the strains of playing at a higher level is that, for the first few months, the results of individual hands affect you more. And, of course, you are still getting a handle on how your opponents play) I gritted my teeth and started playing ok.

I quite liked this hand, although it’s not how I would usually play it. I suspect tilt was still slightly at work. Note that fishy villain had gone on a flukey-flukey streak, moving up to more than $200 from a very low start when I had sat down.


: Texas Hold'em NL $1.00/$2.00
Seat 1: lucky011 ($291.15 in chips)
Seat 2: horoputte ($254.94 in chips)
Seat 4: Hero ($192.60 in chips)
Seat 5: kizzzo ($11.74 in chips)
Seat 6: Fisk0vic ($213.95 in chips)
Seat 7: braveryshark ($200.00 in chips)
Seat 9: Villain ($216.05 in chips)
Seat 10: Herby1194 ($123.23 in chips) DEALER
lucky011: Post SB $1.00
horoputte: Post BB $2.00
braveryshark: Post BB $2.00

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Hero [K♠ A♡]
Hero: Call $2.00
kizzzo: Fold
Fisk0vic: Fold
braveryshark: Raise $8.00
Villain: Call $10.00
Herby1194: Call $10.00
lucky011: Fold
horoputte: Fold
Hero: Raise $90.00
braveryshark: Fold
Villain: Fold
Herby1194: Fold
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $125.00 Rake $0.00
Hero: wins $125.00

Rock on “No Flop, No Drop”.


Seven or so hands later, my opportunity for revenge appeared. It’s hard to describe how atrociously opponent played this. Hell, why do I worry about playing “brilliantly”. All I have to do is avoid making moronic mistakes, because if opponents are going to play sets of Queens like this, I have to end up in front in the long run.

By now, I have stats on opponent. He’s 60/7 with an average aggression factor post-flop


Texas Hold'em NL $1.00/$2.00

Seat 1: lucky011 ($399.15 in chips)
Seat 4: Hero ($217.60 in chips) DEALER
Seat 6: Fisk0vic ($208.95 in chips)
Seat 7: braveryshark ($187.00 in chips)
Seat 9: Villain ($129.73 in chips)
Fisk0vic: Post SB $1.00
braveryshark: Post BB $2.00

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Hero [T♠ A♠]
Dealt to Villain [Q♡ Q♠]
Villain: Raise $4.00
lucky011: Fold
Hero: Raise $12.00

Following a general principal of treating mini-raises as non-existent and raising any hand that I would raise if mini-raiser had limped.

Fisk0vic: Fold
braveryshark: Fold
Villain: Raise (to) $16.00

Whoops, looks like a genuine hand. KK or QQ or AK? No matter, his mini-raise leaves me priced in even if he has AA.

Hero: Call $8.00
*** FLOP *** [9♠ 8♠ Q◊]

Flush draw and a gutshot

Villain: Bet $10.00
Hero: Call $10.00

A bet of less than a third of the pot prices me in.

*** TURN *** [6♣]
Villain: Bet $16.00
Hero: Call $16.00

Once again, a third of the pot. Is he on a draw as well, or is it something like AQ with no spade, meaning that he’ll get away from the hand if a spade comes and I bet big?

*** RIVER *** [J♣]

Gives me the straight.

Villain: Allin $83.73
Hero: Call $83.73

If opponent has KT here, just shoot me. I can’t see it, not with a mini raise and mini-reraise. But, he is definitely a weak player. Never say never.


*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $259.46 Rake $3.00
Hero: wins $259.46

What was extra nice was that I was winning “my” money from this guy. This is complete nonsense (like the old qualifying via a satellite argument). Money is money. But, hell, even serious poker players have occasional foibles when it comes to things like that. Winning the hand from this guy made me feel happier than if I had won it from some other fish. And, well, isn’t being happy a lot of what it’s about?

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