Saturday, September 13, 2008

How would you play these?

Reasonable session of almost an hour with a mix of $1/2 and $2/4 games. Only problem was tables were breaking up extremely quickly which made it tough to find another juicy one constantly.

One table only lasted one orbit of 4 hands. The first hand I had T3o in the BB, so obviously folded that to a raise. The rest of the hands are as follows. Would you have played any differently?

Hand 1:

Hero: Post SB $0.50
ys007: Post BB $1.00
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Erind
Dealt to Hero [HJ CQ] (my surprising often played hand)
Dealt to ja272532089
Gringoman: Fold
ja272532089: Raise (NF) $2.00
UNDeSAZAR: Fold
Erind: Call $2.00
Hero: Call $1.50 (this is a pretty loose call i think ...)
ys007: Call $1.00
*** FLOP *** [C7 DQ D7]
Hero: Check
ys007: Check
ja272532089: Check
Erind: Bet $1.00
Hero: Raise (NF) $2.00 (lets see where I stand)
ys007: Fold
ja272532089: Call $2.00
Erind: Raise (NF) $3.00 (oh oh ... but i'm seein a showdown here)
Hero: Call $1.00
ja272532089: Call $1.00
*** TURN *** [H7] (handy ... means i chop against AQ, KQ ... am sunke against a 7)
Hero: Check
ja272532089: Check
Erind: Bet $2.00
Hero: Call $2.00 (definitely showin down now. hope for an overcaller even, and that i'm not up against quads)
ja272532089: Call $2.00
*** RIVER *** [D5] (flush draw hit ... but since i'm full already it doesnt make a difference)
Hero: Check
ja272532089: Check
Erind: Check
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $22.00 Rake $1.00

Hand 2:

ys007: Post SB $0.50
ja272532089: Post BB $1.00
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to ys007
Dealt to Hero [HA DJ]
Dealt to ja272532089
Gringoman: Sitout
UNDeSAZAR: Raise (NF) $2.00
Erind: Call $2.00
Hero: Raise (NF) $3.00 (limpers must pay)
ys007: Call $2.50
ja272532089: Allin $0.10
UNDeSAZAR: Raise (NF) $4.00 (oh oh)
Erind: Call $2.00
Hero: Call $1.00
ys007: Call $1.00
*** FLOP *** [D4 H4 H10] (hmm ... paired board .. again!)
ys007: Check
UNDeSAZAR: Check
Erind: Bet $1.00
Hero: Call $1.00 (might have a look here with my 2 overs ....)
ys007: Raise (NF) $2.00 (damn)
UNDeSAZAR: Fold
Erind: Call $1.00
Hero: Call $1.00
*** TURN *** [HJ] (hmmm ... still behind AA, KK, QQ though .. flush draw has hit already ...)
ys007: Check
Erind: Bet $2.00
Hero: Call $2.00 (pot is big. i'm seein showdown if it doesnt get raised behind me)
ys007: Call $2.00
*** RIVER *** [D3]
ys007: Check
Erind: Check
Hero: Bet $2.00 (oooh i guess they didnt have the goods. i'll take a stab here. Hope i dont get checkraised or am betting someone's hand for them...)
ys007: Call $2.00
Erind: Fold
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $32.10 Rake $1.00

Hand 3:

UNDeSAZAR: Post SB $0.50
Erind: Post BB $1.00
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Erind
Dealt to Hero [DQ SJ] (f me .. qj again in the space of 3 hands. better position now though)
Hero: Raise (NF) $2.00
ys007: Call $2.00 (damn)
UNDeSAZAR: Fold
Erind: Call $1.00
*** FLOP *** [SK S4 D5]
Erind: Check
Hero: Bet $1.00 (might try a cbet)
ys007: Fold (good)
Erind: Call $1.00 (this guy is shortstacked so its only gunna cost me another $1.50 to see showdown)
*** TURN *** [SQ]
Erind: Check
Hero: Bet $2.00 (may as well cbet .. 2nd pair, J high flush draw with k and q already out)
Erind: Allin $1.50
*** RIVER *** [CA]
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $11.45 Rake $0.55

Anyways did quite well on the other tables for the session so ended up for the day.

Current bankroll: $12,000

8 comments:

TiocfaidhArLa said...

I've moved to NLHE these days, so need to think back.

For what its worth, I don't think that you're losing too much value 6-max raising any 2 broadway cards and then deciding postflop.

Assuming you did that ...

1) Raising the flop, then calling down on resistance.

2) On flop you had 2 cahnces to get away, then getting lucky with the J actually put you in a tough spot but committed. An A may have been worse against AK.

3) Things are now a bit loose, I wouldn't c-bet given the 2 previous hands.

In reality, I would often play the hands just like you did or vastly different. The good things is that as long as you're aggressive with reasonable starting hands and mix it up a bit post flop you'll do quite well.

If you wanted a more scientific look at it, run it through pokerstove with hand ranges in there and see what your EV was throughout, I'd be interested in the results.

parttimebonuschaser said...

yep i'll wait and see if i get another comment and then post results.

stove is probably useful, but problem is at these levels half the time they can have almost any 2 ... even with a 3bet which is bizarre...

tim said...

I know this is your own blog, but convert ? =).

I think you played all three hands very well, although I probally would've taken the more aggro approach in Hand 2 on the turn, but I'm a spew monkey.

Thing is I see you are applying some concepts wrong. H1, unless you are wiling to fold to the 3!, then its not really an information raise, more of a protection/value. But I don't see whats hands in villians range that beat you other than kq (have you seen him CC aq?), and the ony 7s in his range which are probally 67s,78s,79s,a7s while you beat all the lower PP,QT-8 etc.

parttimebonuschaser said...

good points guys gives me something to think about. I guess with hand 1, I was thinking I was raising for value there, but wasn't sure what to do against the reraise, other than pretty much call down.

I definitely didnt want AK drawing cheap and would have preferred they folded.

parttimebonuschaser said...

Results:

Hand 1:

Dealt to Erind [HQ HA]
Dealt to Hero [HJ CQ]
Dealt to ja272532089 [DA CK]

Erind: wins $11.00
Hero: wins $11.00

Yep .. he did cold call with AQs ..

Hand 2:

Dealt to ys007 [D10 DQ]
Dealt to HERO [HA DJ]
Dealt to ja272532089 [H2 D5] (umm WTF - anyone put him on this??)

Hero: wins $32.10

Hand 3:

Dealt to Erind [D7 C8] (ummm...)
Dealt to Hero [DQ SJ]

Hero: wins $11.45

I'm not sure on what handconverter is good. This was actually on ipoker - do any converters work there? If so, flick me a link!! Sometimes i'm still on prima/microgaming as well.

I just found out the 2p2 converter does bodog though .. will see if i can get it to work.

tim said...

http://www.talking-poker.com/hands/converter.aspx

enjoy ;).

TiocfaidhArLa said...

Nice work ... keep raising those broadways preflop. As you said, they can be playing anything at these levels so you'll be ahead more often than not.

parttimebonuschaser said...

cheers guys.

dont happen to know a hand converter for microgaming as well by any chance?