Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Another Uninteresting Night and DQB and Vote on Hand of the Day


Another breakeven night. I'm starting to get back getting down early and having to play catchup mode. Here is a graph from last night. Oops... For some reason, pictures aren't working today. Anyway, I found myself 3 buyins down after about 500 hands.

1 buyin was attributed to this hand.

Full Tilt Poker $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em - 2 players
The Official Hand History Converter

Hero (BB): $50.00
BTN/SB: $82.35

Pre Flop: Hero is BB with 9s Ad
BTN/SB raises to $1.50, Hero calls $1

Flop: ($3.00) Qh Qc Ac (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN/SB bets $2, Hero raises to $7, BTN/SB calls $5

Turn: ($17.00) Qs (2 players)
Hero bets $10, BTN/SB calls $10

River: ($37.00) 9d (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN/SB bets $37, Hero calls $31.50 all in

Final Pot: $100.00
Hero mucks 9s Ad
BTN/SB shows 7c Qd (four of a kind, Queens)
BTN/SB wins $99.50
(Rake: $0.50)

DQB!!!!! Unfortunately for me, I had a full house and looked him up.

I was able to work my way back to finish in positive territory; but again, just barely as I finished up $20 again. Again, positive is always better than negative; but I think I need to be more careful early on. I did try to play 8 tables at a time last night. For the most part, I was able to handle the action; but after awhile, I would look and I had been dealt out of a table for missing action and sitting out for too long. I don't want to make the table too small because then the HUD information gets too small. I may experiment some more on this.


I am trying to make more of an effort on table selection. Of there are sites like; but what I ended up doing was purchasing a program for data mining (for Full tilt). It is called FT Table Opener from Windy Hill Technology. These are the same people that might the very impressive FT Shortcuts. While I have not ever purchased FT Shortcuts, I have read about it and it is pretty cool. Anyway, FT Table Opener opens Tables based on your criteria. Using that coupled with Holdem Managers Table Window, I am able to make more informed decisions on the tables that I play.

I am still mixing in Pot Limit and No Limit. I should have enough hands by the end of the month to get a true indication of how things compare between the two.


OK, let's look at my Hand of the day. Maybe I'll start regularly doing this and calling it something like winning or losing a buyin.

EDIT!!! I've added a poll to the right at the top for you to register your vote.

Today's win or loss of a buyin goes like this.

In this hand I will show you how I played the hand; but will not show how it ended up. I'd appreciate any thoughts on the hand both preflop and postflop.

This hand I was 3 bet by a decent player (stat wise). He was a 23/19/5.1 over 592 hands. He 3 bet 8% which is high and squeezed 17% which is high. In other words, he likes aggression.

Full Tilt p0ker $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players
The Official Hand History Converter

BTN: $31.25
SB: $52.15
BB: $50.00
UTG: $64.80
Hero (MP): $50.00
CO: $128.20

Pre Flop: Hero is MP with Jc Qc
1 fold, Hero raises to $1.75, CO raises to $6, 3 folds, Hero

1st decision??

My thinking that this was a big stack; but again this was flawed as I was only 100BB deep.

Hero calls $4.25

Flop: ($12.75) Tc Qh 2c (2 players)
Hero checks, CO bets $8.50, Hero raises to $22, CO raises to $122.20 all in, Hero calls $22 all in

Thoughts on Flop play?

I will post tomorrow (or whenever my next post is) how the hand turned out. Did I win a buy in or did I lose a buyin? Don't forget to vote on the poll at the top right.


Have a nice day!!!


Klopzi said...

I'm not a big fan of calling with Qc Jc OOP against an aggressive player with only a 100 BB stack.

As played, the flop play is good. You've got a monster hand as long as you're not up against a better flush draw or a set.

If Villain was a solid player, I'd put his range as {QQ+,TT,AcKc,QTs,QTo}. I think he stacks off with AA/KK here due to board texture. Mind you, much of this range depends on your play during the session or his knowledge of how you play.

I put you at a 58/42 dog but hit a river card to take down the pot.

steeser said...

Pre-flop this is a pretty simple fold...but given the monster flop that you hit, the flop play is pretty trivial.

Alan aka RecessRampage said...

Fold preflop. All in on flop.

Alan aka RecessRampage said...

One more thing. Why are you checkraising with A9? I really hate that there. In other words, you're turning top pair into a bluff... you only get worse hands to fold and better hands to call.

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