No poker last night as I wasn't feeling to well and Mrs Wonka wanted to watch the 3 hour Lost show. Let me tell you, that is a lot of TV show. To keep it brief, I was happy with the show and did not expect to Locke in the casket. Let's put it this way, the ending was good enough to keep me interested for next year.
Anyway, I wanted to repost the hand from yesterday with some more details.
Here is the setup. The villain in this hand is a good player and his stats look like this over 350 hands:
VPIP 21, PFR 17, 3bet 3, fold to 3 bet 57, 4 bet 0
AF 2.2, Squeezes 9, Cbets 86, Folds CBet 29
Steals 38, Button steal 47, folds SB 100, folds BB to Steal 79
He has lost 1 1/2 buyins; but over this short sample, I won't look at that too much.
So, I put all those stats to help in making the decision that I was faced with.
On a side note, I was listening to Cash Plays with Bart Hanson with guess Leatherass this week. I haven't finished listening to it; but they made an interesting comment and I would like to get your thoughts.
They said the bad players... mostly the lower limit players rely too much on the HUD stats and that you should be able to play without the stats and these people put too many stats on their HUD. I couldn't disagree more; but of course I fall exactly into the sample player that they are referring to. Look, here is the thing. At my levels, you are seeing hundreds if not thousands of different players over the course of a month and it can only help to have some information on them. Do I post too many stats? Maybe. I'll be the judge of that over time and continue to monitor what stats I really use and which stats actually help me in my decision process. For me, the bad part is that I have always been an awful note taker. So while I disagree, what do others think?
Anyway, back to the hand. Looking at the stats, I will say that this guy is a strong player. I say this with a bit of chagrin as these stats are very similar to mine so what does that tell you?
Here is the hand in its entirety.
Full Tilt Poker $50.00 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter
Hero (UTG): $91.55
Pre Flop: Hero is UTG with A A
Hero raises to $1.75, 2 folds, SB calls $1.75, 1 fold
Flop: ($3.50) 8 9 A (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $3.00, SB calls $3
Turn: ($9.50) 4 (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $7.00, SB raises to $23, Hero raises to $86.80, SB folds
What do you think of this line? Does anybody just flat call the raise on the turn with the plans of getting it in on a non heart river?
Have a nice weekend!!!
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