Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Soccer and poker

At times, poker has a way of turning a nice evening into a kick in the nuts. My girls won their second soccer game, despite their #1 goalie dramatically walking off the field last weekend and quitting the team mid-game. But the girls played together, and with great effort, and notched a 3-1 win.

Honestly, I wasn't sure we would win a game all year with some of the fighting and personality problems on the team. So I was left with a good feeling....

..until I sat down and played a few hands. Just your run of the mill stupid luck - flop hidden trips vs. a flopped full house. Aces in a raised pot cracked by J8s, getting it all in with KK vs. 88 preflop and losing. That's 130 BB of bad luck - I was down 90BB on the night. Flip a couple of those around, a fine night for me. (hell, just flop the KK vs. 88 around, it's a positive night)

I'm wondering if I made a bad call on the trips hand, you be the judge.

This converter is going to be a cash cow...
HEM/Full Tilt NL Hold'em $0.05/$0.10 - 9 players

HJ: $21.33
CO: $10.00 (Hero)
Button: $1.67
SB: $6.86
BB: $5.01
UTG: $5.76 67/0, 3 hands of history.
UTG+1: $8.17
MP: $6.30
MP2: $24.08

Preflop: ($0.15) Hero is CO with (9 players)
UTG calls $0.10, 4 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, 3 folds, UTG calls $0.30
Iso raise with a suited 1-gapper. Look at me, I'm a LAG!

Flop: ($0.95) (2 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $0.40, UTG calls $0.40
....And flopped trips.

Turn: ($1.75) (2 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $1.10, UTG calls $1.10
What's he calling with?

River: ($3.95) (2 players)
UTG bets $3.86, Hero calls $3.86
Well, there's a pot sized bet left and he puts it in. He can't figure me for a nine, but what's his value range right here? Am I supposed to fold trips b/c I really can't beat much in his value range?

UTG showed ,
Hero showed ,
UTG won $10.90

the old flopped boat, really sick. Good thing he only had half a stack. Should I have folded that river?


The Poker Meister said...

If you're 100BB effective stacks, then let's talk. In the meantime, you're not getting away from this hand... like... ever.

If he's deeper, you have to wonder what he's sticking it with on the river. An 8 completes the only possible draw, T7, which is fairly unlikely.

You didn't loser your shirt. Whatever. Next hand.

Sorry to hear about the KK hand BTW.

matt tag said...

this was my thinking as well. 50BB with trips, it's going in

The Poker Meister said...

BTW - good for you opening up your range on the BTN / CO and stealing with SCs.