Tuesday, June 16, 2009

lost a buck - and the worst poker I have ever seen.

played only 2 tonight, net loss of $1.

First tourney, nothing I could do - I watched a horrible player call a small river bet with second pair (QT) on a four diamond board. He had no diamond. He was one of those 48/3 guys. Later, I raised his limp with AcKc. The turn brought the diamond flush, along with my ace.

I bet the river for value and he raised me all in (less than the size of my raise, I was short). I knew at this point he probably had the flush but also knew I was taking TPTK all the way against this doofus. He had Kd4d, which he had called my preflop 4x raise with. Oh joy. King-Blanking-Four-So0oted.

The second tourney brought a hand played so badly that I still cannot not fathom it.

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

UTG+1: 1,485
UTG+2: 1,215
MP1: 1,570
MP2: 1,550
CO: 2,620
BTN: 585
SB: 275
BB: 1,410
Hero (UTG): 2,790

Pre-Flop: (60) T T dealt to Hero (UTG)
Hero calls 40,

TT under the gun. A true borderline hand I'm one of the bigger stacks so I can afford a raise, but a full table so my hand is right on the edge. I choose limping, deciding to call an all in from the BTN or SB who are short. Both are bad players, and BTN might be on tilt.

3 folds, MP2 calls 40, CO calls 40, BTN raises to 260, SB raises to 275 and is All-In, BB folds, Hero calls 235, MP2 folds, CO calls 235, BTN calls 15

BTN raises the limpers but doesn't shove. A huge hand? Maybe. When SB puts all of his chips in, I figure at worst I could setmine now with lots of dead money in the pot. I have just under 3-1 odds to call with TT, though I might be against a big hand.

Flop: (1,180) 5 5 8 (4 Players - 1 is All-In)
Hero checks, CO checks, BTN bets 310 and is All-In.

I now have 4.81-1 odds to call this all-in, with an overpair. This guy has played the hand like he's got a big pair, but then again he's so bad he might have an underpair as well, or a whiffed AK/AQ.
There's one guy behind me - if he folds I won't have to put any more money into the pot. If he calls also I could be in trouble...

Hero calls 310, CO folds

Turn: (1,800) 3 (3 Players - 2 are All-In)
River: (1,800) 7 (3 Players - 2 are All-In)

Results: 1,800 Pot
BTN showed 2 K (a pair of Fives) and LOST (-585 NET)
SB showed 3 J (two pair, Fives and Threes) and LOST (-275 NET)
Hero showed T T (two pair, Tens and Fives) and WON 1,800 (+1,215 NET)

Let's review. BTN raised up 2 limpers with K2s, putting nearly half his tiny stack into the pot. Then, after seeing this show of strength, SB puts his whole stack in, too - only 15 chips more than BTN - with J3o, guaranteeing everyone will call.

The flop comes 558 rainbow, and Mr. K2 shoves his whole 310 in, with, giving me nearly 5-1 odds to call.

There is almost no explanation for the bad poker here. Even if you don't know a thing about math, odds, etc - do you bluff off half your stack with K2? Or do you actually think that's a good hand?. Do you stake your whole tourney life on J3, knowing you'll have at least 3 callers?


Took second on this tourney vs. a decent player that played his big stack well. I got lucky to knock out #3 (ICM shove with Queen-Rag vs. 88, hit my Queen) - then #1 raised every hand for about 6-7 in a row, I took a stand with second pair - he hit top pair.


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