Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Everyone's tired

I help the two coaches on my daughter's U12 soccer team. Last night was our first game of the season, and we got beat 5-0 by a pretty poor team. The two real coaches were not happy. Their anger didn't stem from poor play or mistakes - they were disappointed by the lack of effort, especially in the first half of the game. The girls seemed to snap into gear for the second half, but still didn't put anything together offensively.

Tonight was practice and we ran the girls pretty hard. My daughter Gabby was pretty bushed when we got home - she went to bed early - almost unheard of for an 11 year old.

I was pretty tired too, but wanted to squeeze one tourney in. I played extremely well early and in the midgame, but we got down to 5 handed and my stack went from #1 to average, then to 4 out of 5. Then #3 beat #5 and I was way behind on the bubble. Last hand, one player limps (I had never seen him do this with a strong hand, I figured he had KJ/QJ type of hand), I shove with 22 and an M below 5, he calls with 77. Oops - bubbled again. Once again, my month is looking pretty bleak - 16 tourneys, only 4 monies (and only 1 win). Hopefully I can turn it around in the second half.

(An aside, is that a bad shove? I can't run ICM models if there's a limper. Do I just give up 22, or figure it's probably a race and I need to win it).

The hand below was very early. I am leaving off the result to ask you if you call on the river or reraise all in.

Seat 1: jfranz (1,485)
Seat 2: ACSnakes7 (1,500)
Seat 3: taglius (1,470)
Seat 4: bagelman2 (990)
Seat 5: Alpine021 (2,145)
Seat 6: Meff13 (1,410)
Seat 7: yellow rat (1,500)
Seat 8: beffyIII (1,500)
Seat 9: MYPOTFOOL (1,500)
taglius posts the small blind of 15
bagelman2 posts the big blind of 30
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to taglius [Ts Tc]
(3 folds)
beffyIII calls 30
(2 folds)
ACSnakes7 raises to 90
ACSnakes is rated a good player by sharkscope, so a 3x raise after a limp looks fishy to me. I'm going to look out. Then again, he gave me odds to come into the hand, so here I come.
taglius calls 75
bagelman2 folds
beffyIII raises to 150
the limper reraises, again a very small amount. I smell pair, maybe a big one?
ACSnakes7 calls 60
taglius calls 60
I've got like a zillion-1 odds to call here.
*** FLOP *** [Qd 3d Ks]
flop misses my pair, 2 overs, I'm done with the hand
taglius checks
beffyIII checks
ACSnakes7 checks
*** TURN *** [Qd 3d Ks] [Qh]
hmmm, it checked around. I might be good here, but I'm still out of position and the preflop action raised up my rader. Sounds like another check.
taglius checks
beffyIII checks
ACSnakes7 checks
*** RIVER *** [Qd 3d Ks Qh] [Td]
well, lookee here! I hit my boat. I think that's worth a bet.
taglius has 15 seconds left to act
taglius bets 300
beffyIII raises to 600 (minraise?)
ACSnakes7 calls 600 (and a call???)
taglius ???? (call or raise here)


bastinptc said...

I think I would raise, for it seems to me that with the flushy flop, anyone holding KK, QQ or QK would have made a move then. Of course, that preflop action was kinda creepy and your bet on the river was doubled, so...

It's never easy, is it?

matt tag said...

That's an excellent point, and a level of handreading that I haven't gotten to yet.

On the river, I can see the monster hands that beat mine, and imagine how these monsters could have been slowplayed once we get to the river, but I need to see how they might have looked on the flop/turn against wet boards.

I need to come up with a PA exercise that helps with this. Maybe putting bots hands in the top 10%...