Tuesday, November 24, 2009

a sweet session

Played 403 hands tonight over exactly 2 hours. About half of the session was on 3 simultaneous tables.

My multi-table-fu (new word!) is definitely improving. I had no trouble following the action. I knew how each table was playing, and where the donkeys were. One table was 4 other "standard" players - with play much like myself, and one guy who limped a bit too much but other than that was ok. Nobody at this table felt like defending their blinds, so I stole them with abandon. For awhile, the player to my left folded every single time I raised from the small blind. I was sad to see him go.

The fates were with me tonight. My steals were either folded, or defended with a call and the folded to a c-bet. I was stacked only twice - once with aces vs. nines, and once shoving with sevens on a bad player whom I had seen call an all-in with ace-queen after missing the flop. He was strong against me with pocket queens, though.

One blip in an otherwise great 400 hands - with a $38 profit (152 blinds).

This hand, which happened at the very end of the night, is one I'm quite proud of, because I was able to follow the action all the way through, while 2 other tables were going. My reads were good and I was able to put the villain on a range and decide quickly if I was ahead.

Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (5 handed) - Full-Tilt Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

BB ($12.75)
UTG ($15.72)
Hero (MP) ($32.99)
Button ($10.30)
SB ($19.87)

Preflop: Hero is MP with 4, A
1 fold, Hero bets $0.75, 2 folds, BB calls $0.50

Preflop raise with an ace in the cutoff. The big blind defends. I only have 9 hands of history on him so far, but he has played 4 of the hands and raised 2, so I think his range is pretty wide.

Flop: ($1.60) Q, 4, 9 (2 players)

BB checks, Hero bets $1, BB calls $1

Hey, I hit my four! I bet out and he calls. I put him on a weak pair (queen, nine, or pockets), or a flush draw. Most of what he calls me with is ahead of my bottom pair, though.

Turn: ($3.60) 2 (2 players)

BB bets $0.25, Hero calls $0.25

He bets the minimum. This is either "I've got a draw and I'm trying to get there", or sometimes "I've got a big hand and I'm praying to raise". I'm not raising with bottom pair, though, but I can call this tiny minbet.

River: ($4.10) A (2 players)

BB bets $1.50, Hero calls $1.50

Two pair on the river, and he bets out, but less than half pot. Feels weak instead of a value bet. I feel like I just drew out on almost his entire range - all pairs are dead, flush draws didn't get there. If he's betting weakly with a set to get value, I'll pay off a third pot bet.

Total pot: $7.10 | Rake: $0.35


BB had A, 7 (one pair, Aces).
Hero had 4, A (two pair, Aces and fours).

Outcome: Hero won $6.75

Villain hit the ace on the river while chasing a flush and figured maybe he drew out on me.


Sean G said...

$40 is a great profit for two hours of 25nl. Nice work! I don't know how you handle the multi-table short-handed action. I can multi full rings, but short-handed I'd never be able to keep an eye on things.

Memphis MOJO said...

good read, nice session.

Happy Thxgiving.