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Thursday, November 01, 2007

An eventful night

Sometimes just about everything possible occurs all in one night. Sorry, I know hand histories are boring, but I'm just not in the mood to put many words together today...

Very first hand of the night, in a sit and go,

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Hero (t1500)
SB (t1500)
BB (t1500)
UTG (t1500)
MP (t1500)
CO (t1500)

Preflop: Hero is Button with 8h, 8s.
1 fold, MP calls t20, CO calls t20, Button raises to t80, 2 folds, MP calls t60, CO calls t60.

Flop: (t270) 6h, 8c, 3c (3 players)
MP checks, CO bets t60, Hero calls t60, MP calls t60.

Turn: (t450) 8d (3 players) DQB !,
MP checks, CO checks, Hero checks.

River: (t450) 4c (3 players)
MP checks, CO checks, Button bets t280, MP calls t280, CO folds.

Final Pot: t1010

Result :
MP has 3h Ah (two pair, eights and threes).
Hero has 8h 8s (four of a kind, eights).
Outcome: Hero wins t1010.

A couple of hands later, in the same sit and go,

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Hero (t2040)
MP (t2450)
Button (t1070)
SB (t2230)
BB (t1210)

Preflop: Hero is UTG with Ts, Ad.
Hero raises to t80, 3 folds, BB calls t60.

Flop: (t170) 3s, Js, 9s (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets t100, BB calls t100.

Turn: (t370) Ks (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets t100, BB calls t100.

River: (t570) Qs (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets t500, BB calls t500.

Final Pot: t1570

Result:
Hero has Ts Ad (straight flush, king high).
BB has Ah 9h (flush, king high).
Outcome: Hero wins t1570.

Sometimes poker is a beautiful thing!
Then again, occasionally we make mistakes, and go to far in hands we know we're already beat in, but at least I got away from it in the end on the next one!

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Preflop: Hero is UTG+1 with Ac, Tc. SB posts a blind of 25.
1 fold, UTGB raises, 4 folds, SB (poster) raises, BB calls, Hero calls.

Flop: 2h, 2d, 3s (3 players)
SB checks, BB checks, Hero checks.

Turn: Th (3 players)
SB bets, BB calls, Hero calls.

River: 7c (3 players)
SB bets 3560 (All-In), BB calls 1690 (All-In), Hero folds.

Final Pot: 6,380

Result:
BB has Qc Ah (one pair, twos).
SB has Kd Kc (two pair, kings and twos).
Outcome: SB wins 6,380.

There's always someone who thinks he's being clever and gets lucky though...

PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em Tourney, Big Blind is t50 (3 handed) Poker Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: HTML)

Hero (t2885)
SB (t1655)
BB (t4460)

Preflop: Hero is Button with 8d, 7d.
Hero raises to t150, SB calls t125, 1 fold.

Flop: (t350) Jc, 9h, Td (2 players)
SB bets t200, Hero raises to t500, SB raises to t1505, Hero calls t1005.

Turn: (t3360) Jd (2 players)

River: (t3360) Js (2 players)

Final Pot: t3360

Result:
SB has Qh Qc (full house, jacks full of queens).
Hero has 8d 7d (straight, jack high).
Outcome: SB wins t3360.

But guys like that will usually give you a chance to win them chips back :o)

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Hero (t1180)
BB (t3360)
Button (t4460)

Preflop: Hero is SB with 4c, Ac.
Button raises to t200, Hero calls t175, 1 fold.

Flop: (t450) 9h, Ad, 3c (2 players)
Hero checks, Button checks.

Turn: (t450) 7s (2 players)
Hero bets t980 (All-In), Button calls t980.

River: (t2410) 6d (2 players, 1 all-in)

Final Pot: t2410

Result:
Hero has 4c Ac (one pair, aces).
Button has Qc Qh (one pair, queens).
Outcome: Hero wins t2410.

And then there are the times when you've just got to hit 'n' hope

PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em Tourney, Big Blind is t150 (3 handed) Poker Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: HTML)

Hero (t1085)
Button (t3535)
SB (t4380)

Preflop: Hero is BB with Ac, Tc.
Button raises to t450, 1 fold, Hero raises to t1085, Button calls t635.

Flop: (t2245) Qd, 5h, 9h (2 players)

Turn: (t2245) Jc (2 players)

River: (t2245) Td (2 players)

Final Pot: t2245

Result:
Hero has Ac Tc (one pair, tens).
Button has 8h 9d (straight, queen high).
Outcome: Button wins t2245.

Poker is an ugly, painful, but still beautiful thing at times like these!

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Preflop: Hero is UTG+1 with 9d, 9c. SB posts a blind of 40.
1 fold, Hero raises to 240, MP1 calls, 3 folds, SB (poster) calls, BB calls.

Flop: 4c, 9h, As (4 players)
SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets 904 (All-In), MP1 calls, SB folds, BB folds.

Turn: Ac (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: 4h (2 players, 1 all-in)

Final Pot:2,768

Result:
Hero has 9d 9c (full house, nines full of aces).
MP1 shows Ad Ks (full house, aces full of fours).
Outcome: MP1 wins 2,768.

I smiled after every one of the hands above, the big hitters and the suckouts. Of course there are fools out there. There's good players making mistakes and getting lucky too. There's the hundreds of hands where you've made mistakes and caught cards, only these you justify by saying "he didn't raise enough" or "he didn't have many chips" or "that players been very aggressive". Maybe if you're feeling really honest in the cold light of day you'll admit "I got bloody lucky in this hand, the guy totally outplayed me" How often do you see that on a blog though ?! You can't change your luck by getting annoyed about it or giving the opponent, or for that matter the site grief. If you can't take the good with the bad you really shouldn't be in the mixer at all.

1 Comments:

Blogger BurnleyMik said...

ahhh the magic word... "luck". Got any spare?? LOL

Nice one mate, great when you run like that!

I actually just posted to say I was outplayed at the DTD by kenn and got very lucky, so I can admit it, but you are right too often we justify our bad plays and whine about our unluckiness!!

good post!

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