Saturday, May 2, 2009

I dream at night of hands like this one.

Saturday night donkey-fest. 3 of my 4 opponents are losing players.

Full Tilt Poker, $20 + $2 NL Hold'em Sit n' Go, 25/50 Blinds, 8 Players - Hand History Converter

BB: 1,225
UTG: 1,120
UTG+1: 1,910
Hero (MP1): 1,390
MP2: 2,025
CO: 2,195
BTN: 2,835
SB: 800

Pre-Flop: (75) J J dealt to Hero (MP1)

2 folds, Hero raises to 150, MP2 folds, CO calls 150, BTN calls 150, SB calls 125, BB calls 100

I have played tight so far. I raise 3x with my jacks and get 4 callers. Ugh. I'll be giving up unless I flop a set or an overpair.

Flop: (750) 5 J 9 (5 Players)

And the happy dance commences! I have flopped the nuts on a dry board. Can I make any money?

SB bets 100,
To improve matters here, the small blind leads out. Should I raise now or call? I decide to call and let some other players overcall behind me.

BB folds, Hero calls 100, CO calls 100,

BTN raises to 450, SB raises to 650 and is All-In,
This hand is like special dream. I call, get an overcaller, and then a reraise and an all-in behind me. Time to shove it in, this pot is big enough...

Hero raises to 1,240 and is All-In
, 2 folds

Turn: (2,600) 5 (2 Players - 1 is All-In)
River: (2,600) 6 (2 Players - 1 is All-In)
Results: 2,600 Pot

Hero showed J J (a full house, Jacks full of Fives) and WON 2,600 (+1,800 NET)
SB showed 9 K (two pair, Nines and Fives) and LOST (-800 NET)

Small blind decided to call a 3x raise and then go to the wall with second pair, second kicker. I'd love to know what the BTN was raising with. Doesn't matter, I guess - I triple my stack and go on to a second place finish.

I also played an 18 man tonight and took second, along with one other early 9 man bombout.

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