Friday, August 28, 2009

non nut straight on flush board and C-Betting

A couple of things before I get to the hand.

I get to play golf tomorrow which is a rare occasion these days. I'm really looking forward to it. It's a scramble; but that is probably best for somebody who has only played a couple of times this year.

My 9 day winning session streak came to an end last night; albeit, it was only a $6 loss. Once I got my 200 pts, I went to watch some TV with Mrs Wonka with the plan of coming back to the tables after that; but as usual, fell asleep and didn't make it up. I still sit in the top 10 of the PL50 players according to Poker Table Ratings.

One quasi theme lately has been my propensity to NOT continuation bet. Looking at this month which is about 16500 hands, I am c-betting at a 54% clip. On the surface, that is probably a little low. One thing I have adopted; especially after my big losing streak towards the beginning of the year is a lower variance style of play. While it may not be optimal, it seems to work at these limits. At some point, I will need to get a little more aggression back into my game. Currently my Aggression Factor for the month is 2.02 which again is on the low side.

Also one reminder. I always go back to the previous days hands and put what my action was so in case you don't go back and look and was wandering how the hand played out, you can look at the comments from the previous day.

Now onto today's hand.

Villain is a 56/0/2.3 guy over only 32 hands (which was probably less than that during this hand).

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 Pot Limit Hold'em - 9 players -
The Official Hand History Converter

CO: $22.00
BTN: $89.25
SB: $53.45
BB: $15.00
UTG: $107.35
UTG+1: $20.90
Hero (UTG+2): $147.50
MP1: $100.00
MP2: $118.95

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is UTG+2 with Th 9h
2 folds, Hero raises to $3.50, 1 fold, MP2 calls $3.50, 4 folds

Flop: ($8.50) Ad 8d Jh (2 players)
Hero checks, MP2 checks

Turn: ($8.50) Qd (2 players)
Hero bets $5, MP2 calls $5

River: ($18.50) 5c (2 players)
Hero checks, MP2 bets $5, Hero ??

Again, no C-bet. I really have no idea why here. I then bet when the flush comes up and only get called. Now a harmless 5c comes on river. My first thought was to bet; but was trying to figure out what was going to call me that I beat. I decided to go the check/call route depending on the bet sizing. So he puts a small bet on the river. I'm obviously not folding to that bet; but does anybody put a raise in here? If so, what is your raise size? Do you fold to re-raise?

Have a good weekend!!!


Memphis MOJO said...

No comment on the hand, but wanted to wish you happy weekend and mention I'll be in your area this weekend with relatives and going to see the Cardinals play Sat and Sun.

Have a good one.

WillWonka said...

Hope they win. Unfortunately, I won't be watching as I have boycotted MLB.

WillWonka said...

At the end of the day, I couldn't find the raise button and I just called and he showed KQc. I doubt he would have called a raise anyway.

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