Friday, July 24, 2009

Wii and Better to be Lucky than good

OK, so I just bought my first video game system since Intellevision. You could say I'm a little behind the times. Anyway, we opened it up and played Wii bowling. I almost had to east some humble pie as my 5 year daughter almost beat me twice in bowling. We didn't get the Wii fit; but upon further review we ordered it last night. Perhaps that will make it better for my wife and kids.

Sometimes, in poker, it is just better to be lucky than good. The hand below will show this. The session just went from bad to worse last night finding myself down a couple hundred dollars; but then this hand came up.

The villain was your typical fishy type opponent with stats of 47/21/2.8 over 155 hands.

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 Pot Limit Hold'em - 8 players -
The Official Hand History Converter

BTN: $102.70
SB: $166.35
Hero (BB): $112.30
UTG: $162.35
UTG+1: $216.45
MP1: $122.25
MP2: $184.80
CO: $183.50

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is BB with Jh Ah
3 folds, MP2 raises to $3.50, 2 folds, SB calls $3, Hero calls $2.50

Flop: ($10.50) 2s Js As (3 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $6, MP2 raises to $14, SB folds, Hero calls $8

Turn: ($38.50) Ac (2 players)
Hero checks, MP2 bets $12, Hero raises to $32, MP2 raises to $117, Hero calls $62.80 all in

River: ($228.10) Tc (2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $228.10
Hero shows Jh Ah (a full house, Aces full of Jacks)
MP2 shows Jd Jc (a full house, Jacks full of Aces)
Hero wins $225.10
(Rake: $3.00)

I guess preflop you could argue folding or raising; but against this opponent, I just want to see the flop.

Any thoughts?

Have a nice weekend!!!


Memphis MOJO said...

Don't forget to let the daughter win once in a while. Here's wishing you a good weekend, too.

Memphis MOJO said...

For some reason your deuces cracked hand converter doesn't seem to work when I view it. For example, I see Jh Ah instead of images for cards. On other sites (poker cats, for example) that use the same converter, it does. Am I doing something wrong?

WillWonka said...

Yo Memphis,

When doing hand convertor from DC, you can choose format and I always choose text format. It just seems when I do any kind of graphics, it has the potential of getting blocked from work servers.

So just in case, I just use text and that way everybody can see it; although not graphically.

I can change that if everybody would prefer graphic images. What does everybody thinK?

Phil Reynolds said...

I would have played it exactly the same way. No change what so ever.

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