Tuesday, February 24, 2009

let's put UTG+1 on a hand, shall we?

UTG+1 has played every hand so far but one, early in the tourney

Full Tilt Poker, $20 + $2 NL Hold'em Sit n' Go, 20/40 Blinds, 9 Players
LeggoPoker.com - Hand History Converter

SB: 1,295
BB: 1,425
Hero (UTG): 1,260
UTG+1: 750
UTG+2: 2,015
MP1: 1,675
MP2: 2,335
CO: 560
BTN: 2,185

Pre-Flop: (60) A Q dealt to Hero (UTG)
Hero calls 40, UTG+1 calls 40, 3 folds, CO calls 40, BTN folds, SB calls 20, BB checks
I limp with AQ - I've been getting in trouble raising with this hand in early position lately (people coming over the top of me), so I try this out.

Flop: (200) 5 3 T (5 Players)
SB checks, BB checks, Hero checks, UTG+1 checks, CO bets 100, 2 folds, Hero calls 100, UTG+1 calls 100
CO has already established himself as a "bluffer" (and a bad player) - so I don't take this bet seriously.

Turn: (500) T (3 Players)
Hero checks, UTG+1 checks, CO checks
We all check on the second ten. Does someone have one?

River: (500) A (3 Players)
Hero bets 360, UTG+1 raises to 610 and is All-In, CO folds, Hero calls 250
I hit my Ace and bet for value. Villain's raise all in is a trivial call - although my first guess after his action is that he has Ace-Ten or Jack-Ten and I'm in trouble.

Results: 1,720 Pot (1,720 Rake)
Hero mucked A Q and LOST (-750 NET)

UTG+1 showed T 5 (a full house, Tens full of Fives) and LOST (-750 NET)
Well, I was close. He had Ten-Five Offsuit, which he limped with in early position. What a scamp, that UTG+1

I can take small comfort in the fact that I outlasted this guy in the tourney, but this hand of course crushed me and I went out 6th.

5 in a row now with no cash. My good month is back to average. I bubbled in a second one tonight but can't get over the hump.


bastinptc said...

The read on the players aside. did you continue after the flop because you had two overcards? This early in the tournament I would have folded when I whiffed the flop out of position. I'm not a tourney player, you know, but I am curious about tournament strategy.

matt tag said...

overcards can be considered a draw just like a straight or a flush draw (though weaker). If you assume you're up against a small pocket pair right now (reasonable based on the action), I've got 6 outs to a winner.

If you add in my read (the fact that I saw this player checkraise once with air, and also "value" bet the river with nothing), then I might already be ahead.

This call was definitely more read-based than draw/odds based, though.