Sunday, December 03, 2006

i can cash, but not close 'em out.

well, i played 11 MTTs today.... cashed 5 of them (nothing great though), still in one but not doing so great.... im getting frusterated that i am not making any final tables lately uuuugh. i have a few hands saved up and a few finishes i would like brag about a little.



PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em Tourney, Big Blind is t100 (9 handed) pokerhand.org hand converter



Hero (t2140)

Button (t3362)

SB (t495)

BB (t3570)

UTG (t5875)

UTG+1 (t1875)

MP1 (t1225)

MP2 (t2990)

MP3 (t9443)



Preflop: Hero is CO with As, Qh.

1 fold, UTG+1 raises to t200, 3 folds, Hero calls t200, 1 fold, SB raises to t495, 1 fold, UTG+1 calls t295, Hero raises to t2140, UTG+1 folds.



Flop: (t3230) 7d, 7c, 9c (2 players)



Turn: (t3230) Qc (2 players)



River: (t3230) 5c (2 players)



Final Pot: t3230



Results in white below:

SB has 8d 8h (two pair, eights and sevens).

Hero has As Qh (two pair, queens and sevens).

Outcome: Hero wins t3230.


i really liked the way i played this hand, at first i just called because i wasnt so sure about the EP min raiser. as soon as the shorty reraised all in, and the EP guy didnt try to isolate or get more money in the pot, i knew i absolutely had to be ahead of him, great spot to push, IMO.

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PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em Tourney, Big Blind is t20 (9 handed) pokerhand.org hand converter



CO (t2410)

Hero (t2380)

SB (t3640)

BB (t2010)

UTG (t3659)

UTG+1 (t2420)

MP1 (t2360)

MP2 (t1761)

MP3 (t1840)



Preflop: Hero is Button with 9c, 8d.

UTG calls t20, 4 folds, CO raises to t80, Hero calls t80, 1 fold, BB calls t60, UTG calls t60.



Flop: (t330) 7s, 6d, Ah (4 players)

BB checks, UTG checks, CO bets t220, Hero calls t220, BB calls t220, UTG folds.



Turn: (t990) 9s (3 players)

BB checks, CO checks, Hero checks.



River: (t990) 9h (3 players)

BB bets t300, CO calls t300, Hero raises to t920, BB folds, CO calls t620.



Final Pot: t3130



Results in white below:

CO has Ad Kc (two pair, aces and nines).

Hero has 9c 8d (three of a kind, nines).

Outcome: Hero wins t3130.


i thought this was an interesting hand, on the flop, i thought until my time was about out. i thought strongly about both raising and folding, i finally decided to call and make my choice on the turn. i am not sure if that was a horrible call or not. but the free card was awesome. the guy who called my raise on the river was dabest247, we played at the same table in almost every tourney i played today. man was he over agressive in blind defense, sucked out on me in a huge pot, like i need to double him.


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PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em Tourney, Big Blind is t120 (9 handed) pokerhand.org hand converter



BB (t9370)

UTG (t15140)

UTG+1 (t6690)

MP1 (t13700)

MP2 (t8530)

MP3 (t15000)

CO (t11000)

Hero (t12420)

SB (t11050)



Preflop: Hero is Button with 8h, 9c.

4 folds, MP3 raises to t480, 1 fold, Hero calls t480, 2 folds.



Flop: (t1140) 5h, 6c, 3s (2 players)

MP3 bets t480, Hero raises to t1680, MP3 folds.



Final Pot: t3300



Results in white below:

No showdown. Hero wins t3300.



just a fun hand, i dont bluff a lot, but we must bluff occasionally.

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PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em Tourney, Big Blind is t80 (9 handed) pokerhand.org hand converter



MP2 (t11230)

MP3 (t13280)

CO (t9920)

Button (t11160)

SB (t8750)

BB (t6600)

UTG (t9880)

Hero (t9270)

MP1 (t9910)



Preflop: Hero is UTG+1 with 7c, 3c.

1 fold, Hero raises to t160, 1 fold, MP2 raises to t560, 5 folds, Hero calls t400.



Flop: (t1240) Js, Jd, 7s (2 players)

Hero checks, MP2 checks.



Turn: (t1240) 2h (2 players)

Hero bets t880, MP2 calls t880.



River: (t3000) 7h (2 players)

Hero checks, MP2 checks.



Final Pot: t3000



Results in white below:

Hero has 7c 3c (full house, sevens full of jacks).

MP2 has Qh Qd (two pair, queens and jacks).

Outcome: Hero wins t3000.


dont play 73s like this, but if you do.. make sure its against someone who has no clue how to play post-flop.


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PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em Tourney, Big Blind is t100 (9 handed) pokerhand.org hand converter



Button (t2220)

Hero (t2250)

BB (t6078)

UTG (t2895)

UTG+1 (t2520)

MP1 (t5005)

MP2 (t1820)

MP3 (t3952)

CO (t7515)



Preflop: Hero is SB with Kc, Qd.

5 folds, CO calls t100, 1 fold, Hero completes, BB checks.



Flop: (t300) Tc, 6c, Kd (3 players)

Hero bets t200, BB calls t200, CO folds.



Turn: (t700) Td (2 players)

Hero bets t500, BB raises to t1100, Hero raises to t1950, BB calls t850.



River: (t4600) 3c (2 players)



Final Pot: t4600



Results in white below:

Hero has Kc Qd (two pair, kings and tens).

BB has 9d Ks (two pair, kings and tens).

Outcome: Hero wins t4600.


interesting hand, kinda tuff spot. i pushed because i thought he could very easily be on a draw, and i needed chips anyways.

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this guy must had thought i missed the flop, lets tell him we have an over pair... again not often but definately at times.

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PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em Tourney, Big Blind is t100 (9 handed) pokerhand.org hand converter



CO (t1345)

Button (t1010)

SB (t2695)

BB (t7165)

UTG (t3012)

UTG+1 (t6490)

MP1 (t1345)

MP2 (t15275)

Hero (t5573)



Preflop: Hero is MP3 with 5s, 5d.

4 folds, Hero raises to t300, 3 folds, BB raises to t900, Hero calls t600.



Flop: (t1850) 6c, 4s, Kh (2 players)

BB bets t1155, Hero calls t1155.



Turn: (t4160) 7s (2 players)

BB checks, Hero bets t3518 (All-In), BB folds.



Final Pot: t7678



Results in white below:

No showdown. Hero wins t7678.


another semi-bluff... this guy gave me a great spot to try for it. i was planning to try for this pot to begin with, this turn was a great card.


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ok, thats all the hands i saved the last few days.. i want to talk about a few tourneys i did well in. 1st in a PLO 8/B. i have played O8/B but never in PL, this was a $100 buy in, small tourney.. but since it is a new game to me i gotta brag about making the final table.

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also tonight was the blogger tourney, it is every few weeks and it is a $75 buyin. this week only 13 people played for some reason.. not sure why. anyways, i won it. i played it 3 times and won it 2 times. you will see lucko was 2nd.. he also won it 2 times i believe.

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btw, dont beleve lucko if he says i made a bad call on the last hand.

4 comments:

lucko said...

Definitely a donkey call on the end. My pushing range was very tight.

One question about a couple of these hands, why are you calling raises preflop with junk OOP in several of them? 73s, 89o??? Whacky to me. I don't like it at all.

smokkee said...

raise it up with 7-3sOOOted UTG+1 huh? insane

i knew it was gonna come down to you two in the Big Game. helluva comeback to take it down.

sprstoner said...

i am generally a very tight player , i have to mix it up sometimes, or i will never get any action.... that table was very weak post flop, and that guy was super aggressive pre-flop. still not a hand to play out of position, and its something i pretty much never do.... why did i do it? i have no clue.... but i thought it was a fun hand, and a good example of how to not play your Q's.

i have been on a journey to leave my weak tight tendancies behind, and become a poker player. unfortunately, i pretty much suck... hehe

sorry i wasnt talking much in the blogger game, i had 4 other tournies i wsa in at the time.

cc said...

Nice playing with you Saturday night at the IP. Sick, sick hand you had with AK on that guy, the huge pot. Hope we can share the felt again soon.