Wednesday, March 11, 2009

more AQ fun.

Got my set cracked on a two-outer in my first tourney (second hand in, no less), so that was fun. Feeling a bit tilty when this hand came up about 20 hands in.

Full Tilt Poker, $20 + $2 NL Hold'em Sit n' Go, 25/50 Blinds, 8 Players - Hand History Converter
BTN: 1,940
Hero (SB): 1,235
BB: 1,390
UTG: 1,820
UTG+1: 1,597
MP1: 2,020
MP2: 2,020
CO: 1,478

Pre-Flop: (75) A Q dealt to Hero (SB)
6 folds, Hero raises to 125, BB raises to 1,390 and is All-In,
No more limping with AQ, right? (see yesterday). I make the 2.5x raise and I'm shoved over. This is usually a fold. Let's go to the videotape before we make our decision...

Player's stats so far: 35/23. He's in many pots, playing like a nut.
Sharkscope: only 42 tourneys played, -27% in them (oh, and the lovely "Super Tilt" descriptor for him as well).
My mood: after a rivered set-over-set, meh.

Might be a disaster, but looks like a call....

Hero calls 1,110 and is All-In
Hero showed A Q
BB showed 6 2

62 suited? Oy.

Flop: (2,470) 2 J T (2 Players - 1 is All-In)
Note how I'm behind here. Losing AQ vs. 62 will be fun times...

Turn: (2,470) A (2 Players - 1 is All-In)
But I hit my Ace...

River: (2,470) 7 (2 Players - 1 is All-In)
...and win. Whew.

Results: 2,470 Pot
Hero showed A Q (a pair of Aces) and WON 2,470 (+1,235 NET)
BB showed 6 2 (a pair of Twos) and LOST (-1,235 NET)

Later in the same tourney, 6 players left...

Full Tilt Poker, $20 + $2 NL Hold'em Sit n' Go, 40/80 Blinds, 6 Players - Hand History Converter
CO: 1,285
Hero (BTN): 2,690
SB: 2,795
BB: 897
UTG: 4,445
MP: 1,388

Pre-Flop: (120) A Q dealt to Hero (BTN)
UTG folds, MP raises to 200,

Another AQ, facing a standard raise. Let's check the evidence again.
HUD stats: 5/5. Hmmm. In only 2 hands so far, raising with both of them.
Sharkscope: 1070 tourneys played, +12% ROI.
Yikes. No need to get involved here, right? Time to fold.

3 folds, BB raises to 897 and is All-In, MP calls 697

Flop: (1,834) 9 T 5 (2 Players - 1 is All-In)
Turn: (1,834) A (2 Players - 1 is All-In)
River: (1,834) 3 (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

Results: 1,834 Pot
BB showed 5 8 (a pair of Fives) and LOST (-897 NET)
MP showed K K (a pair of Kings) and WON 1,834 (+937 NET)

Kings! Good fold, taglius.

Ended up bubbling that tourney. The sick heater is officially over - 4 in a row down. Why do winning streaks have to be followed up by losing streaks - can you just slide back into even for awhile?

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