Monday, February 6, 2012

Hey, a hand example!

A wise poker coach once said: "Fish gonna fish", you better get their money before someone else does. That might include some non-conventional play.

Merge, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 7 Players
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BB: $10.73 (107.3 bb)
MP1: $7.51 (75.1 bb)
MP2: $8.45 (84.5 bb)
MP3: $11.93 (119.3 bb)
Hero (CO): $10 (100 bb)
BTN: $10 (100 bb)
SB: $10 (100 bb)

MP1 has been at the table for 13 hands, his VPIP is 100%. Meaning he's played every pot so far - raise, no raise, whatever. I'm wondering to myself if there's any raise amount he won't call preflop, when I get dealt ace-king. I decide see if I can find the limit.

Preflop: Hero is CO with A of spades K of hearts
MP1 calls $0.10, 2 folds, Hero raises to $1.20, 3 folds, MP1 calls $1.10

A 12x preflop raise, he calls anyway. Yikes.

Flop: ($2.55) Q of clubs 4 of clubs 4 of hearts (2 players)
MP1 checks, Hero bets $1.27, MP1 calls $1.27

Well, that's a big whiff. Too bad, so said. I'll try one half pot cbet to get him off the hand - this has a high probability of working with a player holding any two cards on a paired board. But he calls. I put him on any queen, any 4, clubs, or a non-believer with a pair between 4s and queens.

Turn: ($5.09) A of diamonds (2 players)
MP1 checks, Hero bets $5.09, MP1 calls $5.04 and is all-in

Nice turn for me. I have caught everything but his trips. There's a pot sized bet left in his stack (thanks to my preflop bloating), and if he has a 4 he's doubling up. The queens and clubs make up more combinations than 4s, and he's probably not folding any of them.

River: ($15.17) 9 of hearts (2 players, 1 is all-in)

Results: $15.17 pot ($0.75 rake)
Final Board: Q of clubs 4 of clubs 4 of hearts A of diamonds 9 of hearts
MP1 showed Q of hearts T of clubs and lost (-$7.51 net)
Hero showed A of spades K of hearts and won $14.42 ($6.91 net)

He probably cursed his "bad luck" as he left the table.

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