Tuesday, March 23, 2010

tell me how to avoid getting it all in on this hand.

Villain is a 40/3 drooler, has just called a river raise with second pair when an overcard hit.

Full Tilt, $0.10/$0.25 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 5 Players
LeggoPoker.com - Hand History Converter
UTG: $28.35
CO: $54.76
BTN: $12.22
SB: $15.15
Hero (BB): $27.39

Pre-Flop: 8 3 dealt to Hero (BB)
3 folds, SB calls $0.15, Hero checks

Flop: ($0.50) 3 4 2 (2 Players)
SB checks, Hero bets $0.25, SB calls $0.25
Bottom Pair, I bet.

Turn: ($1) 8 (2 Players)

SB checks, Hero bets $0.60, SB raises to $1.20, Hero calls $0.60
Minraise, looks strong, could he have flopped a straight? Maybe...

River: ($3.40) 3 (2 Players)
And the runner/runner boat....

SB bets $4.44, Hero raises to $25.69 and is All-In, SB calls $9.01 and is All-In
Results: $30.30 Pot ($1.51 Rake)

SB showed 4 4 and WON $28.79 (+$13.74 NET)
Hero showed 8 3 and LOST (-$14.90 NET)

I was behind from the beginning, yet my hand improved with each street. What's funny is that this exact sequence has already happened to me this month! (don't believe it? Read and weep)

I'm not sure anyone is folding that hand. Are you supposed to fold an underboat for 60 big blinds? I seriously doubt it. But I have to question it - because when you lose big hands over and over - you don't just want to keep calling them coolers - sounds like a convenient excuse, right? The good player is supposed to keep analyzing, keep studying, keep trying to learn from his mistakes.


Forrest Gump said...

i would have checked the flop behind, then jam (fist-pump) the turn, then let out a whoop when i fill up on the river, then likely hurt some knuckles hitting the desk.


PS I don't know how much PLO you play, but one benefit is that you get used to all sorts of brutal beats.

The Poker Meister said...

For an additional $9.01, you're going broke. The way I look at it, you got off fairly cheaply there - only losing ~60BBs. I'm happily paying 60BBs every time I get boat over boated.