Sunday, August 29, 2010

that's a stackin'

Someone suggested I needed to play nut draws faster, and good things could happen. Something good finally happened.

Feral Cow Poker
Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em $0.05/$0.10 - 6 players

UTG+1: $10.00
CO: $15.92 (Hero)
Button: $21.45
SB: $21.84
BB: $12.38
UTG: $1.57

Preflop: ($0.15) Hero is CO with (6 players)
2 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, 2 folds, BB calls $0.20
Standard cutoff raise with a broadway sooooted Ace. Big blind calls. I've got him as a 13/4 after only 23 hands. That puts leans his range towards pocket pairs.

Flop: ($0.65) (2 players)
Wow, nice flop for me. Overcards and nut flush draw. I've been told to play these suckers fast, so here we go.

BB checks, Hero bets $0.40, BB raises to $1.10, Hero raises to $15.62, and is all in, BB calls $10.98, and is all in
Once villain calls, I figure he's got 99 or 88 and I'll have to hit one of my nine outs to win.

Hero shows
BB shows

Ten-Jack? Looks like he was playing his draw fast too. Great news for me, I'm actually ahead when the money gets in with ace high! Also a mix of good/bad news for him - he has pair outs he probably didn't think he had (a jack), but the jack of diamonds, as well as his diamond straight cards, are no good.
I'm a 3-1 favorite when the money went in.

Turn: ($24.81) (2 players)

River: ($24.81) (2 players)
Villain hits his jack on the river, but wrong color. It gives me the nut flush.

Hero showed , and won ($23.16) with a flush, Ace high
BB showed , and lost with two pair, Jacks and Twos
Hero won $23.16
(Rake: $1.65)

It feels good to stack someone for a change - this might be the first one in 6000 hands. It gave me a win on the night. Still some rough spots to the night- my aces got cracked again by T7s (check a street for pot control and let him get there, bleah). My pocket kings faced an ace AND an all spade board (no spade for me) - easy fold on flop, but cracked again. Jacks twice won neither time.

But I played well tonight - no major mistakes, and a big hand finally won was the reward.


Forrest Gump said...

Not sure he was playing his draw fast calling off his chips with an open-ender. You lucked upon a completely clueless donk in this one.

The Poker Meister said...

"I'm actually ahead when the money gets in with ace high" - You're crushing him as a 3:1 favorite! NH!