Tuesday, October 14, 2008

man there are some bad players out there

Note: I don't consider myself a good player. I'm a beginner, trying my best, reading everything I can, playing whenever I'm able. But there are some real ooo-fa players out there. Check this hand out.

Full Tilt Poker, $20 + $2 NL Hold'em Sit n' Go, 30/60 Blinds, 7 Players
LeggoPoker.com - Hand History Converter

BTN: 2,605
Hero (SB): 1,380
BB: 1,505
UTG: 3,190
UTG+1: 2,190
MP: 1,320
CO: 1,310

Pre-Flop: (90) A K dealt to Hero (SB)
UTG calls 60, 3 folds, BTN calls 60,
Hero raises to 240, BB folds, UTG calls 180, BTN folds

I raise it up with AK. UTG calls - she has already called a preflop raise with KJo and called an all-in bet with A8s, so I'm pretty sure she's a calling station. Sharkscope has her at -31% ROI after 421 tourneys.

Flop: (600) J 5 8 (2 Players)
Hero checks,
UTG bets 360, Hero raises to 1,140 and is All-In, UTG calls 780

My checkraise all in is an admittedly really poor play. This player is a calling station and is going to call my bet with just about anything. I was in a foul mood tonight - I had already bubbled out of one tourney, and I wasn't hitting much. So when she calls, I fully expect to see JT or KJ or something like that. I never expected to be ahead!

Turn: (2,880) 7 (2 Players - 1 is All-In)
River: (2,880) 6 (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

Results: 2,880 Pot
Hero showed A K (a flush, Ace high) and WON 2,880 (+1,500 NET)
UTG showed Q K (King Queen high) and LOST (-1,380 NET)
In review, she called an all-in checkraise with 2 overs. Got that?

I was praying for Aces against this opponent - just one time, c'mon! Strangely enough, the poker gods granted my request:

Full Tilt Poker, $20 + $2 NL Hold'em Sit n' Go, 100/200 Blinds, 4 Players
LeggoPoker.com - Hand History Converter

BTN: 2,535
Hero (SB): 2,680
BB: 3,305
UTG: 4,980

Pre-Flop: (300) A A dealt to Hero (SB)
2 folds,
Hero raises to 500, BB calls 300
I never limp with Aces, especially when a calling station is going to call my raise anyway (I probably could have raised it up even higher, but I didn't want an overbet to scare her away)

Flop: (1,000) 3 2 Q (2 Players)
Dry flop, pray she'll go broke on a pair of Queens. Time for another checkraise. I think this second one is even more insidious b/c she probably remembers I checkraised all-in with basically nothing last time, this time I have something.

Hero checks,
BB bets 1,000, Hero raises to 2,180 and is All-In, BB calls 1,180
Woohoo, she's got a queen and just went broke... (I hope)

Turn: (5,360) J (2 Players - 1 is All-In)
River: (5,360) A (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

Results: 5,360 Pot
Hero showed A A (three of a kind, Aces) and WON 5,360 (+2,680 NET)
BB showed 3 7 (a pair of Threes) and LOST (-2,680 NET)
Nope, my read was wrong. She called a raise with 73 suited, and went broke on middle pair - a 3. Egads.

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