Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tilting someone

Full Tilt Poker, $20 + $2 NL Hold'em Sit n' Go, 120/240 Blinds, 5 Players
LeggoPoker.com - Hand History Converter

CO: 1,160
Hero (BTN): 1,165 I have less than 5 big blinds, and I'm on the button...
SB: 4,260
BB: 2,460
UTG: 4,455

Pre-Flop: (360) 2 3 dealt to Hero (BTN) ... so my cards don't matter..
2 folds, Hero raises to 1,165 and is All-In, SB folds, BB calls 925

Flop: (2,450) 7 9 5 (2 Players - 1 is All-In)
Turn: (2,450) K (2 Players - 1 is All-In)
River: (2,450) 2 (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

Results: 2,450 Pot

Hero showed 2 3 (a pair of Twos) and WON 2,450 (+1,285 NET)
BB showed 8 A (Ace King high) and LOST (-1,165 NET)
... The 5 outer hits on the river. (2d no good, so two 2s and 3 threes).

A major league suckout? By the river, yes. Preflop, I was 32% to win with my 2 live cards - that's just about all you can hope for with under five big blinds.

This suckout tilted the hell out of the inexperienced player who called with A8s. He called me a "fckin idiot" about 5 times. I tried to explain that I was playing correctly, and he should look up ICM sometime - let's just say he wasn't receptive at this particular moment. As is often the case with the poker gods, they punished the rude player by bubbling him as he tilt-bluffed off his entire stack with a gutshot straight draw and no pair to a player with 2 pair.

Ever the gentlemen, I typed "gg" at the end. (Ok, I'm lying - I did that to tweak him).

The poker gods also gave me a lesson on how to play AK tonight since I didn't get the message yesterday. Twice I raised with an ace, got shoved over with excellent odds to call (2.2:1 and 3.5:1), and was dominated by AK each time. So that's how you play AK? Ok, got it. I was fortunate to be covering both players so neither big slick beatdown crippled me.

I took second in this tourney and the one before it tonight - I'm officially running hot for the month. (that's all I'll say as to not jinx it).

1 comment:

Memphis MOJO said...

"I tried to explain that I was playing correctly,"

Why? Seriously.

If he's an idiot, he won't understand, but in the meantime, you tell any good player in the game that you know what you're doing.