Thursday, 18 September 2008

Another decent day

Today went ok again. Finished up another 4 buyins: 2 at 6max and 2 at full ring. I had some interesting hands:

Hand #1 is my first orbit this morning at 6 max. This really reinforces just how light people will call you down in this game, and I had considered this guy to be fairly decent from my notes on him. I've been experimenting with the 3BB open in 6 max, it seems I get to see a lot of flops cheaper since I'm playing so many more spec hands than full ring, but still builds a pot and people generally still react to it the same way. The other nice thing is that it allows you to call a few more 3bets because their 3bets will tend to be a bit smaller so my implied odds are often ok to set mine or whatnot.


Poker Stars $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

UTG: $22.45
Hero (CO): $26.55
BTN: $16.00
SB: $38.20
BB: $25.60

Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is CO with 3 3
1 fold, Hero raises to $0.75, 1 fold, SB calls $0.65, 1 fold

Flop: ($1.75) A 2 3 (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $1.25, SB calls $1.25

Turn: ($4.25) 5 (2 players)
SB bets $4, Hero raises to $12, SB calls $8

River: ($28.25) 5 (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $12.55 all in, SB calls $12.55

Final Pot: $53.35
Hero shows 3 3 (a full house, Threes full of Fives)
SB mucks A 6
Hero wins $51.35
(Rake: $2.00)

Hand #2 I got into this war with a 66/40/3 maniac. This is the 3rd consecutive hand that he's open minraised and I've 3bet him every time and he's folded the other 2 flops. I figured he was just tired of me doing this and that I should be way ahead or flipping. LOL wow was I wrong, preflop equity went from 7% to flop equity of 46%, then back down to 27% and then the beautiful river 5c.

Poker Stars $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

BB: $10.55
UTG: $14.90
UTG+1: $20.00
UTG+2: $17.70
MP1: $15.40
MP2: $23.80
CO: $24.30
Hero (BTN): $25.75
SB: $25.55

Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is BTN with A K
4 folds, MP2 raises to $0.50, 1 fold, Hero raises to $2.75, 2 folds, MP2 raises to $5, Hero raises to $25.75 all in, MP2 calls $18.80 all in

Flop: ($47.95) Q 2 T (2 players - 2 are all in)

Turn: ($47.95) A (2 players - 2 are all in)

River: ($47.95) 5 (2 players - 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $47.95
MP2 shows A A (three of a kind, Aces)
Hero shows A K (a flush, Ace high)
Hero wins $45.60
(Rake: $2.35)

Hand #3 is against an uber fish that I figured would be chasing a lot of stuff and not folding pocket pairs so I'm betting for value and protection on the flop. These fish always slowplay these spots so he probably doesn't even put me on Qx if anything at all. Turn was the best card in the deck and I wanted to bet enough that he'd call and hopefully hit a flush draw. His shove on a blank river kind of made me go "Huh?" and fistpump-snap-call. 3 pair FTW.

Poker Stars $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

SB: $24.75
BB: $25.35
UTG: $15.00
UTG+1: $27.50
UTG+2: $18.40
MP1: $21.80
MP2: $24.20
Hero (CO): $46.60
BTN: $24.65

UTG posts a big blind ($0.25)
Pre Flop: ($0.60) Hero is CO with Q A
UTG checks, 1 fold, UTG+2 calls $0.25, 2 folds, Hero raises to $1.50, 4 folds, UTG+2 calls $1.25

Flop: ($3.60) Q Q 8 (2 players)
UTG+2 checks, Hero bets $2.50, UTG+2 calls $2.50

Turn: ($8.60) A (2 players)
UTG+2 checks, Hero bets $3, UTG+2 calls $3

River: ($14.60) J (2 players)
UTG+2 bets $11.40 all in, Hero calls $11.40

Final Pot: $37.40
UTG+2 shows J 8 (two pair, Queens and Jacks)
Hero shows Q A (a full house, Queens full of Aces)
Hero wins $35.60
(Rake: $1.80)

Hand #4 Turn card was just gross because I knew he had a Tx hand. This makes it a clear fold, but for some reason I was thinking I had odds to fill up, which I believe I would if I had a set, but 2 pair only has 9% equity in this spot, lol. Fill up anyways vs the turned nuts.

Poker Stars $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

CO: $39.95
Hero (BTN): $25.25
SB: $24.50
BB: $15.75
UTG: $5.80
UTG+1: $12.65
UTG+2: $14.95
MP1: $7.85
MP2: $28.75

Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is BTN with Q J
2 folds, UTG+2 calls $0.25, 3 folds, Hero raises to $1.25, 2 folds, UTG+2 calls $1

Flop: ($2.85) 9 J 8 (2 players)
UTG+2 checks, Hero bets $2, UTG+2 calls $2

Turn: ($6.85) Q (2 players)
UTG+2 bets $3.75, Hero calls $3.75

River: ($14.35) J (2 players)
UTG+2 checks, Hero bets $13.50, UTG+2 calls $7.95 all in

Final Pot: $30.25
Hero shows Q J (a full house, Jacks full of Queens)
UTG+2 mucks K T
Hero wins $28.80
(Rake: $1.45)

I also got into a reg war with one of the best 25NL full ring players on Stars. He runs in god-mode at 17 ptBB/100 over 5k hands. His 3bet stats are normal, but he always seems to be 3betting me specifically when he's on the button, so I thought I'd 4bet light with my 55 and spewed off a buyin. He always has it. Everytime. I should be practicing avoidance. I probably won't though since I now went through HEM stats on him in detail and I think I found some highly exploitable traits that might be good for multiple buyins.

So overall it was a highly successful day. Also get those votes in on the poll and leave comments! If you're not sure what they are, look them up. They will immensely improve your game.

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