Monday, September 15, 2008

Couple hands from the session

Hand 1:

$2/$4 Limit Holdem • 5 Players (my second hand of the session. one guy sitting out)

Pre-Flop (1.5 SB, 5 players) Hero is SB with QQ

UTG raises, 2 folds, Hero 3-bets, BB calls, UTG 4-bets, Hero calls, BB calls (hmm 4 bet ...)
Flop (12.0 SB, 3 players)


Hero bets, BB calls, UTG raises, Hero 3-bets, BB folds, UTG 4-bets, Hero calls (hmm ...)
Turn (10.5 BB, 2 players)

Ks (ack .. one of the two worst cards for me ...)

Hero checks, UTG bets, Hero calls
River (12.5 BB, 2 players)

Jh (not a terrible card..lets see a showdown)

Hero checks, UTG bets, Hero calls

Hand 2:

$2/$4 Limit Holdem • 6 Players
Pre-Flop (1.5 SB, 6 players) Hero is UTG with KK (woohoo!)

Hero raises, 3 folds, SB calls, BB calls (can live with this)
Flop (6.0 SB, 3 players)

TdQdQs (hmm .. paired, 2 suited, and potential straight draws .. not ideal really)

SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets, SB calls, BB folds (i'm taking a stab here - hopefully I have the best hand)
Turn (4.0 BB, 2 players)

3s (hmmm now double suited .. but not a bad card really. no straight or FD gets there)

SB checks, Hero bets, SB raises, Hero calls (not really expecting the raise here - trips? pocket pair? surely a draw would have raised earlier?)
River (8.0 BB, 2 players)

Ah (well that's annoying)

SB checks, Hero checks (hmm he checked ... goin for the double checkraise? or scared of the A? ... i will check behind as I really dont want to get checkraised again)

Any comments?

New note to self ... post hands first so they appear below the main post ....


The blindman said...

The action on hand 1 preflop and flop suggests AA or KK to me. I suppose other overpairs are possible, but trips are unlikely unless he's a maniac.

If I think the player is tight, I may find a fold on the turn. Otherwise I guess you just call down and hope for a lower pair. The J on the river is bad, because JJ is the most likely hand that you can still beat on the turn.

Hand 2 is clearly representing trips, although it is odd that he didn't raise the flop with all the scary draws possible. I expect a raise on the flop for flush and straight draw. Whether you fold or call it down again depends on your read of the player. Without a read, I'm certainly calling. I'll check behind on the river since it's unlikely that a worse hand will call.

parttimebonuschaser said...

Hand 1:

Final Pot: 14.5 BB

UTG shows AdAc

Hero shows QdQc

UTG wins 13.8 BB ( won +7.8 BB )
BB lost -2.5 BB
Hero lost -6.0 BB

Hand 2:

Final Pot: 8.0 BB

SB shows KsTc
Hero shows KdKc

Hero wins 7.6 BB ( won +4.1 BB )
SB lost -3.5 BB
BB lost -1.0 BB

The blindman said...

Hand 1: Aces all the way :/

Hand 2: Riiight, so you slow play a pair of tens on a paired flop?