Tuesday, 16 December 2008

An easier pair of hooks

A similar but much easier spot. Again I have JJ.

Poker Stars $20+$2 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t25/t50 Blinds - 9 players

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UTG: t1945

UTG+1: t1130

UTG+2: t3275

MP1: t1125

MP2: t2200

CO: t755

BTN: t745

Hero (SB): t1315

BB: t1010

Pre Flop: (t75) Hero is SB with J J

UTG raises to t200

This is quite a big bet, but often players will 4x the weaker end of their range UTG. So I don't necessarily expect to see a big hand here.

5 folds, BTN raises to t745 all in

This guy is superbad. He doesn't have to have a decent hand here. He lost a fair few chips raising 75 pre and then betting it when he hit bottom pair on the flop. So I'm obviously wanting to play with him. I doubt UTG will call unless he actually does have a monster, but as usual, he has more unpaired than paired hands in his range, and he might well share outs with the other guy.

Hero raises to t1315 all in, 2 folds

He has KQ, which is probably at the top end of his range. I really wouldn't have been
at all surprised to see this idiot show K2.

Flop: (t1740) Q T 7 (2 players - 2 are all in)

Well, that's unfortunate, but I'm happy with the play. You can't help the suckouts but you can help whether you get your money in good.

Turn: (t1740) T (2 players - 2 are all in)

River: (t1740) 6 (2 players - 2 are all in)


Later in the tourney I make a mistake though that costs me my equity.

Poker Stars $20+$2 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t50/t100 Blinds - 8 players

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BB: t1595

UTG: t4080

UTG+1: t1450

MP1: t2700

MP2: t680

CO: t1590

Hero (BTN): t720

SB: t685

Pre Flop: (t150) Hero is BTN with Q A

I'd obviously like to get it in with a hand this strong.

UTG raises to t450

This guy is playing 55/0 over whatever it is, 35 hands. He has a big stack but I should fold. These guys really don't raise with anything AQ is ahead of.

But I tilted and refused to fold my strong hand. It's a bad leak in my game, which luckily I do not have the opportunity to indulge too often. But one of the reasons I win at STTs is that I am not married to big hands, and can get away when I'm clearly beaten. Except on the odd occasion that the tilt takes over and makes me say fuck it.

4 folds, Hero raises to t720 all in, 2 folds, UTG calls t270

He has KK of course, and IGH.


Arleen said...


I go home?

Dr Zen said...

Yeah. It's a fancy way of saying "I was knocked out."