I think this is the most frustrating kind of hand. This is only my second 24. I played it because everyone but Deezel50, who is a strong player AFAIK, is a losing player. I think the hand illustrates a couple of principles that are important.
Full Tilt Poker Game #8420430335: $22 + $2 Sit & Go (Turbo) (64073283), Table 1 - 60/120 - No Limit Hold'em - 19:41:51 ET - 2008/10/09
Seat 2: jdinbeverly (2,280)
Seat 3: Deezel50 (1,550)
Seat 5: basatagirl (1,120)
Seat 6: addicted 2 air (1,905)
Seat 7: thegreatman (3,330)
Seat 8: Straight Right (1,430)
Seat 9: jameg1011 (1,885)
Deezel50 posts the small blind of 60
basatagirl posts the big blind of 120
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to basatagirl [Kd Jd]
I'm hoping to have it limped round, because I can't really call a raise with this hand, and I don't want to shove over because I'll have zero FE with my stack.
addicted 2 air calls 120
Straight Right folds
jameg1011 calls 120
Deezel50 calls 60
I could shove over here, but these players are awful and with this big pot, could easily snap me off.
*** FLOP *** [Ts Kc 3h]
I prefer not to lead into a crowd here. My hand is very likely good but I'm liable to be called a lot. If there's heavy action, I can lay it down though. If someone bets, I can CRAI and if they're shitting, I at least get their bet.
addicted 2 air checks
jameg1011 bets 120
He almost certainly does not have a king better than mine. If he did, he would not be minbetting!
Minbets very rarely mean a big hand. Sometimes a tard will milk you with a monster, but I think you have to pay them off, because they're quite rare.
basatagirl raises to 1,000, and is all in
So I shove over.
addicted 2 air has 15 seconds left to act
addicted 2 air calls 1,000
I know when he calls that he doesn't have me beat. He would have bet if he did.
basatagirl shows [Kd Jd]
addicted 2 air shows [Ks 6h]
I knew it. So I'm miles ahead. He needs a 6 or perfect runners to split the pot.
*** TURN *** [Ts Kc 3h] [Tc]
*** RIVER *** [Ts Kc 3h Tc] [Qc]
What makes this galling is the following hand:
Full Tilt Poker Game #8420512995: $22 + $2 Sit & Go (Turbo) (64073283), Table 1 - 100/200 - No Limit Hold'em - 19:48:19 ET - 2008/10/09
Seat 5: basatagirl (1,860)
Seat 6: addicted 2 air (5,095)
Seat 7: thegreatman (1,695)
Seat 9: jameg1011 (4,850)
basatagirl posts the small blind of 100
addicted 2 air posts the big blind of 200
The button is in seat #9
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to basatagirl [Jd Ah]
I have decent equity and I know he'll call wide. So I don't want to shove just anything. But I can't pass with AJ. It's a push unless he calls with 92%. Which he won't, crazy as he is.
thegreatman: folded AJ
basatagirl raises to 1,860, and is all in
addicted 2 air calls 1,660
basatagirl shows [Jd Ah]
addicted 2 air shows [Td Qh]
Terrible, obviously, but he's not losing thousands of dollars for no reason.
*** FLOP *** [4d 9s Qs]
Well, that sucks. That's how my past week has been. I knew I would bust. I knew that if I put it in with that AJ, he would call with some shit and would outflop me. But I also knew that this was a shove. What can you do?
And yes I know, it's just tilt that makes you think you're doomed to lose. But when it happens to you a ton, you start thinking you are not going to be permitted to win one. That's a seriously bad attitude, but wtf, I didn't win it, did I?