Wednesday, November 5, 2008

now THERE's some luck

First heads up hand of the tourney.

Full Tilt Poker, $10 + $1 NL Hold'em Sit n' Go, 60/120 Blinds, 2 Players

Hero (BB): 7,835
SB: 5,665

Pre-Flop: (180) 5 K dealt to Hero (BB)
SB raises to 240, Hero calls 120
villain's standard raise all night has been minraise. I have odds to call against almost everything

Flop: (480) 5 5 5 (2 Players)
now that's a flop!

Hero checks,
SB bets 120, Hero calls 120
have to check here, at least once. Villain's small bet tells me he has nothing, or is "slowplaying" his boat. I call, and check the turn, too.

Turn: (720) 7 (2 Players)

Hero checks,
SB bets 720, Hero calls 720
pot size bet, now he has something. Most obvious answer is that the 7 helped him. I hope so. I run down the timer and then call

River: (2,160) Q (2 Players)
Now the river. I have seen this player shove the river twice in this tourney - once when he thought he had the best hand, once as a total bluff with Ace high. My hope is that he either has a 7, a Q, or decides to pretend he's got one of them. If he's got nothing I know he'll fold to my bet. I could bet out and build the pot, but I decide the odds are good enough that he'll bet for me

Hero checks, SB bets 4,585 and is All-In, Hero calls 4,585

My read is rewarded - he shoves into my quads, and I take the tourney.

Results: 11,330 Pot
Hero showed 5 K (four of a kind, Fives) and WON 11,330 (+5,665 NET)
SB showed A 7 (a full house, Fives full of Sevens) and LOST (-5,665 NET)


Memphis MOJO said...

excellent job of watching how your opps play!

bastinptc said...

Perfect. My one thought is that he certainly didn't read the hand as well as he should have, not with that 7, and then the Q. Why jam? What if you called his preflop with 8s?