Friday, March 9, 2012

Well, what can u say

Hi friends,

thanks a ton for a great live game yesterday. I haven't been playing much during the last months, and probably I'm getting a bit too rusty for this.
Kind of tired of all those bad beats, and heading to play away the rest of the stack that I've been playing with for the last 3 years.

PS is doing a great job these days, and I got a nasty Déjà vu.

Not much you can do about something like that, lol.


  1. Ouch - That was a major cooler!

    On a serious note though, your betting line might have had an impact on the outcome. That early in the game, I would prefer to see a preflop reraise with KK rather than flatting with two opponents. Either or both may be sitting on pocket pairs or Ax hands. Had you reraised, you may have won this hand without even seeing a flop and picked up 150 chips (10%) of your stack.

    As played, what was you thought process behind the oversized reraise on the flop? A2, 88 and AA are all in the villain's range, and on such a dry board then pretty much the only hands that are calling you are ones that have you beat. If he has A8 or an overpair like JJ, QQ, then a smaller reraise might get him to play along or even shove on you increasing the value you get out of the hand.

    The K in the turn doomed you. No one is ever laying down Ks over 2s.

    I probably would have gotten stacked here as well, MrE. I just wanted to point out that it might have been avoidable, especially with a preflop 3-bet.


    Roland GTX

    PS: If you plan on spewing your bankroll, let me know when you are playing so that I can have a chance at it:)

  2. I'm with Roland on this, you can't get away from the hand once the K falls on the turn.

    This is an example of a hand played today in a 2,50/180;

    *********** # 1 **************
    PokerStars Hand #77069152448: Tournament #531196595, $2.28+$0.22 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level III (25/50) - 2012/03/12 17:30:07 CET [2012/03/12 12:30:07 ET] Table '531196595 18' 9-max Seat #4 is the button Seat 1: likefatherso (1405 in chips) Seat 2: Philthy118 (1934 in chips) Seat 3: MentosNL1 (3595 in chips) Seat 4: okipost (1995 in chips) Seat 5: Alenka913 (1925 in chips) Seat 6: MrSmith999 (1695 in chips) Seat 7: sl_stalin (1470 in chips) Seat 9: Hyde_90 (1455 in chips)
    Alenka913: posts small blind 25
    MrSmith999: posts big blind 50
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to MrSmith999 [Ah Ad]
    sl_stalin: folds
    Hyde_90: folds
    likefatherso: folds
    Philthy118: folds
    MentosNL1: calls 50
    okipost: raises 200 to 250
    Alenka913: folds
    MrSmith999: raises 400 to 650
    MentosNL1: calls 600
    okipost: calls 400
    *** FLOP *** [4s Jd Qs]
    MrSmith999: bets 1045 and is all-in
    MentosNL1: folds
    okipost: calls 1045
    *** TURN *** [4s Jd Qs] [3c]
    *** RIVER *** [4s Jd Qs 3c] [3h]
    *** SHOW DOWN ***
    MrSmith999: shows [Ah Ad] (two pair, Aces and Threes)
    okipost: shows [Jh Jc] (a full house, Jacks full of Threes) okipost collected 4065 from pot
    *** SUMMARY ***
    Total pot 4065 | Rake 0
    Board [4s Jd Qs 3c 3h]
    Seat 1: likefatherso folded before Flop (didn't bet) Seat 2: Philthy118 folded before Flop (didn't bet) Seat 3: MentosNL1 folded on the Flop Seat 4: okipost (button) showed [Jh Jc] and won (4065) with a full house, Jacks full of Threes Seat 5: Alenka913 (small blind) folded before Flop Seat 6: MrSmith999 (big blind) showed [Ah Ad] and lost with two pair, Aces and Threes Seat 7: sl_stalin folded before Flop (didn't bet) Seat 9: Hyde_90 folded before Flop (didn't bet)

    I'm not getting away from this if I am going to bet the flop oop, which I did. Both the f....s called my preflop rr, and I don't have enough behind to bet the flop and then fold. Maybe a shove preflop instead?

  3. I think u played it fine smith. No need to shove pf. Just unlucky.

  4. Glad to see you on the blog mckrogh! If you want to post something yourself let me know and I can fix you up:)

    Roland GTX

  5. wow, that would be nice. If thats possible i would do that for sure :) Could be fun, and maybe we could all learn something :)