Monday, July 20, 2009

A win (!)

On vacation this week, squeeze one tourney in this morning, and even won it!

Perhaps the doomswitch is off - I won a race to knock someone out (on the river, no less), then made a nice read and won the pot with the best hand...

Full Tilt Poker, $10 + $1 NL Hold'em Sit n' Go, 150/300 Blinds, 3 Players - Hand History Converter
BTN: 2,640
SB: 7,820
Hero (BB): 3,040

Pre-Flop: (450) A 9 dealt to Hero (BB)
BTN folds, SB raises to 600, Hero calls 300
Villain was minraising often, but not every time. A medium ace in position seemed worth a call.

Flop: (1,200) T 9 4 (2 Players)
SB bets 1,200, Hero raises to 2,440 and is All-In, SB calls 1,240
Pot size bet was unusual for this player, I felt like maybe it was weak. I decided to go with the hand.

Turn: (6,080) 8 (2 Players - 1 is All-In)
River: (6,080) 6 (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

Results: 6,080 Pot
SB showed J Q (a straight, Queen high) and LOST (-3,040 NET)
Hero showed A 9 (a flush, Ace high) and WON 6,080 (+3,040 NET)

I looked like a genius getting it all in with second pair against a draw - then of course the draw hits. But the poker gods see fit to let his straight draw out card also give me a redraw to the runner runner nut flush, and then bring it to me on the river. The old roller-coaster hand. Oh well, the best hand won. (best hand preflop, and on the flop, too).

Got purely lucky on the last hand - shoved a shortstack in with A9o, he called with TT, hit a ten on the flop, then I runner-runnered again to flush on the river. I'm sure that guy felt like I have all month.


Memphis MOJO said...

The old roller-coaster hand.

The card gods giveth and the card gots taketh away.

Congrats on the win.

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