Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Unfortunately my favourite hand of the session was on Cake so I dont have the hand history.

I was in the BB on a quite fishy $2/4 table - tags to my left, fish on my right so with great position relative to player strengths. One fish limped in early and another fish over limped, and so I got to check in the BB with 87o. Flop was 9TJr so I flopped the bottom end of the straight.

Anyways, I bet out and get raised by open limping fish, other fish calls so I reraise. Both fish call. Turn was an A which is a pretty great card for me I think which i'm hoping 2 pairs one of the fish. I bet out, one caller. I'm not really concerned with KQ since they limped in preflop, but since they were fishy it was a remote possibility. River is a 3, which I bet out. He raises, and I consider for a second before reraising - if he has it, good on him. He calls.

Hand 2:

Pre-Flop (1.5 SB, 6 players) Hero is UTG with JcJs (handy start)

Hero raises, UTG+1 3-bets, CO calls, 2 folds, BB calls (umm?), Hero 4-bets, UTG+1 calls, CO calls, BB calls
Flop (16.5 SB, 4 players)

2c2d2s (handy flop there .. behind AA, QQ, KK .. ahead of everything else)

BB checks, Hero bets, UTG+1 calls, CO calls, BB calls (looks like i'm in front)
Turn (10.2 BB, 4 players)


BB checks, Hero bets, 1 fold, CO calls, BB calls (now i'm pretty sure i'm in front .. arent I?)
River (13.2 BB, 3 players)


BB checks, Hero bets, CO folds, BB folds (value bet)

Hand 3:

Pre-Flop (1.5 SB, 6 players) Hero is BTN with AhQc

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

QhJs3s (not bad ... 2s is a bit annoying)

SB bets, BB calls, UTG calls, Hero calls (I was thinking of whether to raise here or not. I'm not really happy with the 2 overcallers - does someone have trips? surely UTG doesnt have QQ?)
Turn (8.0 BB, 4 players)

8s (hmm FD has hit and oesd t9 with 3 runners still in ...)

SB bets, BB calls, UTG calls, Hero calls (only 1 bet to me to call and i'm closing the action)
River (12.0 BB, 4 players)

4h (finally a blank!)

SB bets, 1 fold, UTG calls, Hero calls (hmmm 1 to me again and closing I think i'll look)

Hand 4:

Pre-Flop (1.5 SB, 6 players) Hero is SB with KhJh

1 fold, UTG+1 raises, 2 folds, Hero 3-bets, 1 fold, UTG+1 calls (UTG+1 was kinda aggro)
Flop (7.0 SB, 2 players)

QsJd6s (hmm 2nd pair ... okay)

Hero bets, UTG+1 calls (cbet)
Turn (4.5 BB, 2 players)

9s (not the greatest card with qj on the board, and it completes the flush draw)

Hero bets, UTG+1 calls (think i'll cbet again here anyways .. hoping for a fold)
River (6.5 BB, 2 players)

Kd (okay now I have 2 pair so its a bit of an improvement BUT concerned that if he holds a T the OESD is now complete)

Hero checks, UTG+1 bets, Hero calls (think it might be safest to check/call)

Hand 5:

Pre-Flop (1.5 SB, 6 players) Hero is SB with Td2d

2 folds, CO calls, 1 fold, Hero calls, BB checks (okay a super loose call but both CO and BB were very passive)
Flop (3.0 SB, 3 players)

2s6h4d (3rd pair ... could be worse)

Hero bets, BB raises, CO folds, Hero calls (might try a steal ... a little sick with the reraise. I think I have odds to call the raise though ... surely he doesnt have 53 ..)
Turn (3.5 BB, 2 players)

Ts (nice ... now I have 2 pair including the top pair)

Hero bets, BB raises, Hero 3-bets, BB calls (can't remember my logic behind the donk. Very glad he just called my 3 bet. I suspect the 3bet is loose).
River (9.5 BB, 2 players)

5d (hmmm not a great card ... hope he doesnt have a 3)

(should I bet out to represent a big hand ... although should I check to see a cheap showdown or induce a bluff?)


tim said...

Why the donk on the turn in h5.

C/R, ????, profit?

I like bet/call, or if you're pretty sure of your self bet/fold.

Cause the 3 is just as scary to him as it is to us.

The blindman said...

Hand 3 I'm definitely raising the flop. With four runners, you absolutely must make the drawing hands pay. SB is the only player you might be trailing, and you'll have a better idea of what he has if you raise. Depending on his profile you might find a fold if he 3 bets and bets into the turn.

Hand 5 depends on his profile. After his flop and turn raises, I'll probably check/call the river unless I think he's a LAG. Betting out is only for value, as he won't fold a hand that beats you.

parttimebonuschaser said...

heh cheers guys.

yeah i know on hand 5 tim .. was a bit confused why i had done that myself.

i find that b/f on the river would be extremely rare for me at these stakes. i reckon i'd almost always see a showdown unless my b was a pure bluff on a missed draw.

and blindman good point.

i think my issue with hand 3 was that no matter what i did, all runners would still have the odds to call .. and since the pot was big and i had TPTK it was unlikely i was going to fold unless something really scary hit. Nevertheless my play was probably incorrect.

tim said...

"Hand 5 depends on his profile. After his flop and turn raises, I'll probably check/call the river unless I think he's a LAG. Betting out is only for value, as he won't fold a hand that beats you."

After his turn call, he'll probally be glad to check it down. I don't believe there are two many 3's in his range. This is one case where unless he's bluff happy his vall range is wide, while his bet/raising range is very narrow.

parttimebonuschaser said...


Hand 1:

Villain showed ATo for two pair. hehehe

Hand 2:

Results are shown anyways.
Final Pot: 14.2 BB Hero wins 13.6 BB ( won +9.1 BB )
CO lost -3.5 BB
UTG+1 lost -2.5 BB
BB lost -3.5 BB

Hand 3:
Final Pot: 15.0 BB

SB shows AsTs
Hero shows AhQc
UTG shows Jh7h ???

SB wins 14.2 BB ( won +10.2 BB )
BB lost -3.0 BB
Hero lost -4.0 BB
UTG lost -4.0 BB

Hand 4:

Final Pot: 8.5 BB

Hero shows KhJh
UTG+1 shows Ac2d (ummm wtf?? nice calling and river bluff)

Hero wins 8.1 BB ( won +4.1 BB )
UTG+1 lost -4.0 BB

Hand 5:

River (9.5 BB, 2 players)

Hero bets, BB folds

Final Pot: 10.5 BB Hero wins 10.1 BB ( won +4.6 BB )
BB lost -4.5 BB
CO lost -0.5 BB