Friday, November 07, 2008

Better to be Lucky than good

I have played a fair amount of poker this month. The results have been mixed, as usual; but sometimes, it is better to be lucky than good.

Hand #1

Full Tilt p0ker $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players
The Official Hand History Converter

SB: $100.00
BB: $114.10
UTG: $103.65
MP: $100.00
Hero (CO): $138.30
BTN: $103.85

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is CO with Kc Kh
2 folds, Hero raises to $3.50, BTN calls $3.50, 2 folds

Flop: ($8.50) 8s 6c Ks (2 players)
Hero bets $5, BTN calls $5

Turn: ($18.50) 4c (2 players)
Hero bets $14, BTN raises to $48, Hero raises to $129.80 all in, BTN calls $47.35 all in

River: ($209.20) Kd (2 players - 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $209.20
Hero shows Kc Kh (four of a kind, Kings)
BTN shows 7h 5h (a straight, Eight high)
Hero wins $206.20
(Rake: $3.00)

Hand #2

No reads

Full Tilt p0ker $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players
The Official Hand History Converter

BB: $222.55
UTG: $100.00
CO: $88.35
BTN: $328.45
Hero (SB): $100.00

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is SB with 6s 6d
UTG raises to $3.50, CO calls $3.50, 1 fold, Hero calls $3, 1 fold

Flop: ($11.50) 5h 8d 7s (3 players)
Hero checks, UTG checks, CO bets $7, Hero raises to $20, UTG folds, CO calls $13

Turn: ($51.50) 8c (2 players)
Hero bets $30, CO requests TIME, CO raises to $64.85 all in, Hero calls $34.85

River: ($181.20) 6c (2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $181.20
CO shows 9h 9s (a straight, Nine high)
Hero shows 6s 6d (a full house, Sixes full of Eights)
Hero wins $178.20
(Rake: $3.00)

I'm putting a new poll with the November Nine. Let me know who you are pulling for. I can honestly say that I am getting excited for the Final Table.

Have a good weekend!!!

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