Friday, May 08, 2009

Last Day and if it smells like a flush....

Well, today is my last day of being gainfully employed; although truthfully, it may be Saturday as I'm sure that I won't finish up what I need to. Some people think that I don't owe a company that termed me the right to get things in such a fashion that makes it easier for the transition team; but that is not really how I roll. I still want to help make things go as smooth as possible after I leave.

So I made a couple of low card flushes that the villain was also showing strength. So, if the villain's hand smells like a flush, if he is betting like a flush/flush draw and looks like it could be a flush, do you call at the end? Here are two hands from last night.

Hand #1

Villain is a 27/10/2.8 over 300ish hands.

Full Tilt Poker $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players -
The Official Hand History Converter

Hero (SB): $56.30
BB: $60.15
UTG: $70.10
UTG+1: $89.65
UTG+2: $44.05
MP1: $25.00
MP2: $99.00
CO: $59.95
BTN: $42.00

MP1 posts a big blind ($0.50)

Pre Flop: ($1.25) Hero is SB with 6h 3h
1 fold, UTG+1 calls $0.50, 1 fold, MP1 checks, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.25, BB checks

Flop: ($2.00) Jh 8h Ts (4 players)
Hero bets $1.50, BB calls $1.50, UTG+1 folds, MP1 folds

Turn: ($5.00) Ah (2 players)
Hero bets $3, BB calls $3

River: ($11.00) Ad (2 players)
Hero checks, BB bets $6.50, Hero requests TIME, Hero ??

I know some people fold this hand preflop; but I think I still prefer to complete after two limpers. Of course, it brings on decisions like this one. Anybody calling here?

Hand #2

Villain is a 15/5/1.5 over 1K hands

Full Tilt Poker $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em - 8 players -
The Official Hand History Converter

SB: $86.90
Hero (BB): $56.15
UTG: $108.75
UTG+1: $31.75
MP1: $113.85
MP2: $50.00
CO: $73.25
BTN: $45.35

Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is BB with 4h 7h
5 folds, BTN calls $0.50, SB calls $0.25, Hero checks

Flop: ($1.50) 5h 7s Jh (3 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $1.50, BTN calls $1.50, SB folds

Turn: ($4.50) 2h (2 players)
Hero bets $2.50, BTN raises to $9, Hero calls $6.50

River: ($22.50) 3d (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN bets $14.50, Hero ???

This one as a little tougher to figure out. His turn raise could have been with an Ace or King of hearts, small pair or more likely a flush. Who calls the turn? Does anybody call the river?

Brack and Brue Chips, have a nice day


Memphis MOJO said...

"that is not really how I roll. I still want to help make things go as smooth as possible after I leave."


noldmax said...

H1) Trying to figure out what you can beat...river A is gross since it discounts so many 2-pair hands which you would expect him to check back on the river. So maybe you can beat KQo, some badly played flopped straights (79/Q9), or a bunch of 9-x hands that have whiffed by the end. Really close - I probably call, since 1) it's hard to give him credit for a boat (88/A8/AT seem reasonable), and 2) most turned flushes are raising there (Kh-Xh being the exception).

H2) This one is probably a fold. Two different factors - villain's super-nitty stats, and additional aggression on the turn. But I think the plan should either be to fold to turn raise, or call turn raise AND river bet.

Alan aka RecessRampage said...

Why would you even consider folding in Hand 1?

Hand 2 is trickier. But again, your decision point is incorrect in my opinion. When you called the turn, what were you thinking you are gonna do if he bets the river? Did it depend on what the river was? I mean excluding a heart on the river, were you thinking you would fold to a strong bet? If so, you should just fold the turn. I think the key here is to know when to think of the decisions instead of just reacting to it.

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