Monday, March 30, 2009

A Winning Weekend, I vaguely remember such a thing

Maybe a more appropriate title for this post is opposite weekend. There have been many weekends where I started off nicely only to see things go south quickly. Sundays are usually responsible for that. So this weekend, I hardly played on Sunday at all; however, I did get 3,099 hands in (which is not quite as many as this guy). I actually started off nearly 5 buyins down only to make a nice comeback and end up about 3 1/2 buyins. Not great; but anything positive these days, I'm counting as a victory. I'll show a graph at the end of the post.

I did have one hand against an aggressive guy. His stats were like 56/25/1.6. One thing I realize is that even these guys pick up hands. Let me know your thoughts here:

Full Tilt Poker $0.25/$0.50 Pot Limit Hold'em - 9 players -
The Official Hand History Converter

UTG+2: $7.95
MP1: $94.00
Hero (MP2): $66.60
CO: $109.20
BTN: $50.95
SB: $10.00
BB: $109.10
UTG: $5.35
UTG+1: $45.55

Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is MP2 with Jd Jc
3 folds, MP1 raises to $1, Hero raises to $3.75, 4 folds, MP1 calls $2.75

Flop: ($8.25) Td Ts Th (2 players)
MP1 bets $8.25, Hero raises to $20.60, MP1 calls $12.35

Turn: ($49.45) 2c (2 players)
MP1 bets $6, Hero raises to $42.25 all in, MP1 calls $36.25

River: ($133.95) 3c (2 players - 1 is all in)

It was definitely a stats based hand, I had to believe I was ahead of his range; but does that make it so? I'll put his results in the comments a little bit later. As you know, one thing I struggle with is getting max value on my good hands; but on the other hand, I am also known to spew off some chips some time. Which one was this?

Now, here is a hand that I wish I would have seen a little more action.

Full Tilt Poker $0.25/$0.50 Pot Limit Hold'em - 9 players -
The Official Hand History Converter

UTG+1: $25.15
UTG+2: $50.00
MP1: $36.70
MP2: $80.05
CO: $10.70
BTN: $50.00
Hero (SB): $53.25
BB: $25.00
UTG: $61.25

Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is SB with Th Jh
3 folds, MP1 calls $0.50, 2 folds, BTN calls $0.50, Hero calls $0.25, BB checks

Flop: ($2.00) Kh 8c Ah (4 players)
Hero bets $1.50, BB calls $1.50, MP1 folds, BTN folds

Turn: ($5.00) Qh (2 players)
Hero bets $2.50, BB calls $2.50

River: ($10.00) 3c (2 players)
Hero bets $8, BB folds

Final Pot: $10.00
Hero wins $9.50
(Rake: $0.50)

Dang!!! I didn't get to show my royal flush. Oh well, such is life, it is still nice to get them.

Here is my graph from the weekend.

Have a nice day!!!


spritpot said...

Absolutely playing the first hand the same way. If he's got QQ, so be it. But he's got 55 and A2 all the time too.`

WillWonka said...

yep, he had AK.

lj said...


noldmax said...

I probably just call the $6 turn lead. I tend to treat these tiny donk leads as checks, and since my line would probably be to check here (as the best way to get river value), I just call (equivalent to check). Raising the turn again only folds out smaller pairs, right? Then I'm probably calling any river bet, and firing if he checks. Given the stack sizes at this point, you probably would have to call a river raise.

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