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1.The hands I played against weak players were pretty straightforward, but I played a few interesting ones with the regulars in the game. Here's one hand UTG ($317.60) ***Cole ($843.65) ***CO ($1126.40) ***Button ($912.45) ***SB ($828.55) ***BB ($261.30) ***Preflop: Cole is MP with 8s, 7s. SB posts a blind of $3. ***1 fold, Cole raises to $21, CO raises to $75***3 folds
against a good multitabling player ***I raise the pot with some suited connectors and am reraised by the cutoff. I think he's got a pretty narrow range and we're pretty deep so I call knowing that I can get away cheaply, stack him with 2 pair or better, or bluff him off of a one pair type hand.
2.Cole calls $54.Flop: ($159) Ks, 2s, 7c (2 players) ***Cole checks, CO bets $110,.
I make middle pair and a flush draw. I check to the cutoff who bets 3/4-pot and I quickly raise him all-in. I know that he doesn't want to play a big pot with one pair here, and the only hand I'm scared of is KK. I'm in a coin flip against AA or AK. As long as he doesn't have KK, I'm happy with any decision he makes. It's a pretty tough decision for him, and he times out and folds.
3.Cole calls $768.65 (All-In), CO folds Final Pot: $1037.65
I later found out that the cutoff had Ad Kh. From an equity calculation, I know that I am exactly 50.1% to win on the flop. With all the dead money in the pot, his fold was a big mistake. When my opponents make mistakes, I make money.
11.BB ($591) ***UTG ($653.27) ***Cole ($1993.78) ***CO ($861.20) ***Button ($1176.25) ***SB ($408.13) ***Preflop: Cole is MP with Td, 9d. SB posts a blind of $3. ***1 fold, Cole raises to $21, 1 fold, Button raises to $70
I raise the pot with high suited connectors and am reraised by the button. He's a 2+2er and a regular in the midstakes no-limit games. We both reraise each other very frequently with a wide variety of hands. This makes it difficult to play against him because I can't tell if he has aces or eight five offsuit. We're both 200BBs deep so I call his raise.
12.2 folds, Cole calls $49. ***Flop: ($149) 9s, 3d, Th(2 players) ***Cole checks, Button bets $110, Cole raises to $335, Button calls $996.25 (All-In)
I make top two pair and I hope he's got some sort of overpair after betting 3/4-pot. This is the absolute best board for me and it's extremely unlikely I'm behind so I checkraise. He shoves all of his chips in and I instantly call figuring he has AA or KK.
13.Cole calls $771.25.Turn: ($2361.50) Ac (2 players, 1 all-in) ***River: ($2361.50) Ah (2 players, 1 all-in) ***Final Pot: $2361.50
I am cursing and throwing my mouse as I see the turn and river fall. I now lose to AA, AK/AQ, KK, JJ
21.CO ($2220.80)***Button ($685) ***SB ($2115.27) ***Cole ($1330.54) ***UTG ($1107) ***MP ($955) ***Preflop: Cole is BB with Ks, Kc. SB posts a blind of $5. ***1 fold, MP calls $10, CO calls $10, Button raises to $60, SB (poster) calls $55
I pick up black kings in the big blind and make a hefty reraise of the button. Only the SB calls.
22.Cole raises to $200, MP folds, CO folds, Button folds, SB calls $150.Flop: ($500) 3s, Jh, 5c (2 players) ***SB checks
This is a pretty good flop for me and the only hands that beat me are AA and JJ.
23.Cole bets $335, SB calls $335.Turn: ($1170) 8c(2 players) ***SB checks
The turn is a meaningless 8 and the SB checks. I'm going over possible hands he could have. We both started the hand nearly 150BBs deep and he smooth-called twice preflop. If we weren't so deep, AA would be a possible hand, but with this much money behind he would certainly reraise with aces. It is unlikely he has the other KK as there is only one possible combination of them and he would probably reraise preflop to try to find out if aces were out. With JJ, I'm pretty sure he check-raises the flop. It's possible that he smoothcalls to checkraise the turn or get it in on the river. If he has QQ, he's probably folding to a turn bet as he beats basically nothing. I check behind trying to represent a whiffed AK or some random hand that QQ beats. If he has JJ he will push the river, but he will check queens.
24.Cole checks. ***River: ($1170) 2s (2 players) ***SB checks
Cole calls $785.54 (All-In), SB calls $785.54. ***My opponent checks the river and I eliminate jacks from his range. I now have him on a unique hand, queens, and I have about 3/4-pot left. QQ is the only hand I beat on this board, but I am confident in my read and shove the rest of my chips in. This could certainly be a bluff from ace-king. He calls and I take his stack.***Final Pot: $2741.08 ***SB has Qs Qc (one pair, queens). ***Cole has Kc Ks (one pair, kings). ***Outcome: Cole wins $2741.08.
31.MP ($1688.30)***Button ($1377.75) ***SB ($510.16) ***Cole ($2030.40) ***UTG ($600) ***Preflop: Cole is BB with Qh, Qd. SB posts a blind of $3. ***UTG raises to $25, 3 folds,
UTG is a 2+2er and a very good opponent. He's one of the best at this level. He raises just over the pot and I repop him out of position with red queens. He calls and we see a flop. His hand range is extremely wide here.
32.Cole raises to $82, UTG calls $63.Flop: ($179) Kc, 6d, Tc (2 players)
This is not a great flop for my hand. I lose to any hand with a king in it, there are lots of good draws out, and I also lose to TT/66. If I bet this flop, a draw is pushing all-in and I will have to fold. No better hand (AK/AA/etc) is folding to a bet on this flop. Because of this, I check the flop and will reevaluate my hand based on his decision. He thinks and checks through.
33.Cole checks, UTG checks. ***Turn: ($179) 2s (2 players)
The turn card is pretty innocent so I lead for 3/4-pot. He calls and I'm unsure of what he holds. However, I do know that my hand is pretty transparent as QQ/JJ.
34.Cole bets $130, UTG calls $130. ***River: ($439) 9s (2 players) ***Cole checks, UTG calls $382 (All-In)
Cole calls $382. ***A river bet isn't folding out any better hands, and no worse hands are calling so I check. He waits about five seconds and shoves all of his chips in. I beat no hand other than a complete bluff. My hand is pretty obvious to him and I decide that I think he's bluffing often enough to make a call profitable. ***Final Pot: $1203 My read was correct as he had 5 high and called the turn strictly to bluff me at the river. Cole has Qh Qd (one pair, queens). UTG has 3h 5h (high card, king). Outcome: Cole wins $1203.
41.CO ($2778.40) ***Button ($673.65) ***SB ($614.52) ***Cole ($2634.60) ***UTG ($792.80) ***MP ($1127.40) ***Preflop: Cole is BB with Td, Qs. SB posts a blind of $3. ***4 folds, SB (poster) raises to $15,.
The SB has donated several stacks to me and I am sitting on over 400 BBs. He's the reason we're all at the game. He raises me from the small blind and I call with QTo.
42.Cole calls $12***Flop: ($36) 2h, Th, 4c (2 players) ***SB checks,.
I flop top pair and he check/calls a pot-sized bet.
SB checks,.
On the turn I no longer have top pair but I still believe I have the best hand. The SB is a weak, loose, extremely erratic player and it's always difficult to put him on a hand. My gut says I am best but I don't want to play a big pot with second pair so I check behind on the turn.
44.Cole checks River: ($96) 6h (2 players) ***SB checks, Cole bets $58, SB raises to $250,
Cole calls $192. ***The flush draw is completed on the river, but this is a hand I'm pretty sure he doesn't have. He checks to me and I feel compelled to make a small value bet. This player has been calling river bets with all sorts of garbage so I make a small bet of about 1/2-pot. He checkraises me about five times the size of my bet, larger than a usual checkraise. After considering the passive line I took in this hand, I feel there is no way he checks a flush to me on the river. I think he's got air so I look him up and make a big call. ***Final Pot: $596 My read was correct and he had ace high. SB has Ad Ks (high card, ace). Cole has Td Qs (one pair, tens). Outcome: Cole wins $596.
51.UTG ($668.74) ***Cole ($784.35) ***CO ($284.41) ***Button ($851.10) ***SB ($1888.99) ***BB ($478.65) ***Preflop: Cole is MP with Qd, Qc. SB posts a blind of $3. ***1 fold, Cole raises to $21, CO calls $21, Button raises to $99, 2 folds,
I raise the pot with queens, the cutoff coldcalls and the button reraises the pot. The button is a good player who is very tricky and could be reraising me with a ton of hands from aces to garbage. However, there is a caller between us so I expect him to have a slightly better hand than usual. The thing is, he knows that I expect him to have a better hand than usual and so he could be playing very deceptively and have trash.
52.Cole calls $78, CO folds. ***Flop: ($228) 5h, 9s, 5s (2 players) ***
This is a very safe flop for me. If I was ahead preflop, I'm ahead now. However, I'm worried that I was behind preflop. Also, I'm not sure any worse hands (QQ/JJ) will call a flop bet so I just check. He checks behind.
53.Cole checks, Button checks. ***Turn: ($228) 5d (2 players) ***.
The turn card is fine and I now have fives full of queens. I really have a feeling he's getting tricky so I check again and he checks behind.
54.Cole checks, Button checks River: ($228) 7h (2 players) ***Cole bets $200, Button calls $752.10 (All-In),
Cole calls $485.35 (All-In). ***By the time we get to the river I basically have to make some sort of value bet. I bet out about the pot and he literally instantly goes all-in. He's going to have aces here most of the time, sometimes kings, and sometimes a bluff. I've got 25 seconds to figure out which one of these scenarios I've got. I think hard over the preflop action and my history with this player. We are constantly taking shots at each other, but I think he knows I'm capable of folding QQ here. Combined with his reraise of two players preflop, I decide he expects me to think he has aces and make a tough fold. With about two seconds left to choose a play, I call. Final Pot: $1665.45 I made the right decision with no time to spare, as he was on complete air this hand. He played the hand in a very scary way and it sure did look like he had aces. Cole has Qd Qc (full house, fives full of queens). Button has Qs 3c (three of a kind, fives). Outcome: Cole wins $1598.70. Button wins $66.75.
61.BB ($594) ***Cole ($819) ***MP ($833.40) ***Button ($600) ***SB ($472) *** Preflop: Cole is UTG with Qh, Qd. SB posts a blind of $3. ***Cole raises to $21, 1 fold, Button raises to $75, SB (poster) calls $469 (All-In), 1 fold,
Cole calls $798 (All-In), Button folds. ***I pick up red queens under the gun and raise the pot. The button reraises me. He is a tight player, who does not reraise very lightly. I would put his range at about TT+, AQ+. Action is on the small blind. He is a weak player who is tilting really badly and has shoved preflop a few times. Before he acts I quickly think through the situation and come up with a plan. I know I am ahead of the SB's range, and I am ahead of some but not all of the Button's range. Normally the button will probably call all-in with aces and kings. However, if I can convince him I have aces, he will fold kings. Getting him to fold kings is a huge accomplishment as it makes sure he will only call me with one hand, and it is unlikely he has aces if I correctly identified his range. The SB goes all-in and I instantly go all-in, representing aces. The button is a tight player and I believe with this action he will fold everything but AA.
62.Flop: ($1372) 7s, Js, 3c (2 players, 2 all-in) ***Turn: ($1372) Qc (2 players, 2 all-in) ***River: ($1372) 7h (2 players, 2 all-in) ***Final Pot: $1372
I was correct, as I was way ahead of the small blind. After the hand, the button typed in the chat "wowww, I would have folded KK there, great read." Instantly going all-in after the small blind was a subtle play that eliminated half of the button's calling range and the chance he has aces is low enough to make this play have positive expectation. The button said he had pocket tens, which turned out to be an easy fold for him. ***SB has 4s 4c (two pair, sevens and fours). ***Cole has Qh Qd (full house, queens full of sevens). ***Outcome: Cole wins $1363.
71.Button ($910.30) ***SB ($950) ***BB ($2710.31) ***Cole ($1996) ***MP ($1457.13) ***CO ($1415) ***Preflop: Cole is UTG with 7h, 7c. SB posts a blind of $5.
I pick up sevens under the gun and raise the pot. Only the BB calls. He's a really loose, fish player that's extremely aggressive and erratic. He could have any two cards.
72.Cole raises to $35, 4 folds, BB calls $25***Flop: ($75) 8h, 7s, Kh (2 players) ***BB checks, Cole bets $60, BB raises to $120,.
The flop is great for me and I have bottom set. I lead for 3/4-pot and he check-minraises me. Normally I would make a big reraise here, but I don't want to drive him off of a pair and I probably have his hand crush. I make a smaller than usual reraise and he calls.
73.Cole raises to $330, BB calls $210***Turn: ($735) 5h (2 players) ***BB checks,.
The flush is completed on the turn, and some straights also got there. This isn't a good turn card and it's going to suck if I get checkraised. However, if I check behind and let a fourth heart fall this will be even worse. I bet 2/3-pot and he calls.
74.Cole bets $445, BB calls $445***River: ($1625) 6h (2 players) ***BB bets $333,
Cole calls $333. ***Ugh! A fourth heart falls on the river and my set is counterfeited. I now have a 7-high flush. The BB makes a small bet and I consider pushing all-in to fold out some better hands, but I decide against it and just call getting ridiculous odds. ***Final Pot: $2291***The BB had put in all that money on the flop when he was only 9% to win and hit running flush cards for a 9-high flush. This was a frustrating hand, so naturally we doubled the stakes and I cleaned him out several grand at the 10/20 game. ***BB has 8d 9h (straight flush, nine high). ***Cole has 7h 7c (flush, king high). ***Outcome: BB wins $2291.
81.CO ($1890) ***Button ($2622) ***SB ($2777) ***Cole ($2179) ***UTG ($1970) ***UTG+1 ($3391) ***MP1 ($2354.53) ***MP2 ($2050) ***MP3 ($412.23***Preflop: Cole is BB with 3c, 4c. SB posts a blind of $10. ***3 folds, MP2 raises to $60, 4 folds,.
Normally I would dump this hand preflop, but at this point I thought that MP2 was a really tight, predictable player so I decide to call.
82.Cole calls $40***Flop: ($130) 3d, 6c, 5s (2 players) ***
This is a great flop for me, and I'm about even money with an overpair. I go for a checkraise so I at least get some money out of AK/AQ. Maybe if he has an overpair he'll go all-in and this is fine with me.
83.Cole checks, MP2 bets $100, Cole raises to $350, MP2 calls $250***Turn: ($830) 9c (2 players)
On the turn I pick up a flush draw and am still about even money as I have 20 outs against TT+. I think he's got an overpair and I bet the pot trying to make him fold it. He shoves all-in and I call. I really think if I played this hand over I would have checkraised again on the turn. If he checks behind it's not bad as I get to see another card, and I think my folding equity would be maximized by another checkraise.
84.Cole bets $777, MP2 calls $1640 (All-In), Cole calls $863. ***River: ($4110) Ts (2 players, 1 all-in) ***
Final Pot: $4110***Cole has 3c 4c (one pair, threes). ***MP2 has Jh Js (one pair, jacks). ***Outcome: MP2 wins $4110.
91.against loloTRICKEDu, one of the biggest winners in the 10/20 game. ***Cole ($2889.50) ***UTG ($759.25) ***MP ($2137.77) ***CO ($2249.58) ***Button ($2699.75) ***SB ($359) ***Preflop: Cole is BB with Ac, As. SB posts a blind of $10. ***1 fold, MP raises to $80, 3 folds, Cole raises to $260, MP calls $200. ***Flop: ($570) 8d, 7c, 9h (2 players) ***Cole bets $475, MP calls $475. ***Turn: ($1520) Kh (2 players)
This flop is really scary for my hand and he probably knows this. Next time I'd probably bet a little less on the flop. On the turn he's got exactly a pot-sized bet left. Basically I'm pushing or checking and putting the action on him. Both options suck. If I check, I give free cards on a really scary board. If I push, he is never calling me with a hand that I beat. There's no way he floated this flop with AK, and so a push does nothing but fold out worse hands. I checked on the turn, but I'm really not sure what I would do if I played the hand again. Pushing makes it a whole lot easier to play, so maybe I'd do that and avoid worrying about a scary river card.
101.MP ($2166) ***Button ($2618.04) ***SB ($3691.23) ***Cole ($8105) ***UTG ($980) ***Preflop: Cole is BB with 3s, 3h. SB posts a blind of $10. ***1 fold, MP raises to $60, 1 fold, SB (poster) calls $50,.
MP is a really loose player and has a very wide opening range. The SB is a solid regular and we both call to see a flop.
102.Cole calls $40***Flop: ($180) 5c, 3c, 2d (3 players***SB bets $166, Cole raises to $500, MP folds, SB calls $3465.23 (All-In),
Cole folds. ***I flop middle set, a very strong hand. The SB leads for pot and I make a substantial raise. He's a really tight player and immediately shoves another 200BBs in. I think for a while and decide he probably has 55 or 64 and I fold. I probably should have just called as there is a good enough chance he has 22/76/53/etc. I've been trying to get better at deep stack poker but I obviously screwed this one up. ***Final Pot: $4311.23***No showdown. SB wins $4311.23.
111.BB ($3517) ***UTG ($2975.89) ***MP ($721) ***CO ($2042.88) ***Cole ($4587.90) ***SB ($1980) ***Preflop: Cole is Button with 6h, 4h. SB posts a blind of $10. ***2 folds, CO calls $20,
The CO, a terrible player evidenced by his open-limp from the cutoff, enters the pot and I raise with some suited connectors. He calls and we see a flop.
112.Cole raises to $90, 2 folds, CO calls $70. ***Flop: ($210) 9d, Ts, 2h (2 players) ***CO checks,.
The flop is pretty dry and the only good draw is QJ. I fire a continuation bet and he just calls.
113.Cole bets $178, CO calls $178***Turn: ($566) 7c (2 players) ***CO checks
This opponent is really bad and will not fold any sort of draw here. If I bet here I make a big pot when he's drawing and this is bad as I don't get to push him off of Q high on the river cheaply. I check behind.
114.Cole checks. ***River: ($566) As (2 players) ***CO checks
Cole bets $385, CO folds. ***The scariest card in the deck falls, an ace. It's very possible I have ace-king here and I fire a 3/4-pot bet to take it down. ***Final Pot: $951***Cole has 6h 4h (high card, ace). ***Outcome: Cole wins $951.
121.UTG ($3207.50) ***MP ($2984) ***Button ($1857) ***Cole ($1980) ***BB ($2720.81) ***Preflop: Cole is SB with 3s, 4s. Cole posts a blind of $10.
The big blind is one of the biggest winners in the game and a very tough opponent. I raise from the small blind with some suited connectors and he calls.
Cole bets $118, BB raises to $236,
Cole raises to $601, BB folds. ***I fire a continuation bet on a 955 board. This board is really ugly and misses my hand 90% of the time. The BB knows this and raises me. I think he's bluffing me (he made the minimum raise, which I've seen him do before on a bluff, and this board rarely hits his hand) but obviously I can't call down since I have 4 high, so I rebluff him. ***Final Pot: $977***No showdown. Cole wins $977.
123.Cole ($6525.50) ***UTG ($2839.50) ***Button ($2090.50) ***SB ($2308.50) ***Preflop: Cole is BB with Qd, 9d. SB posts a blind of $10. ***2 folds, SB (poster) raises to $56,.
The small blind is a good, extremely agressive player. He views me as somewhat tight and straightforward and tries to steal my blind. I'll reraise here sometimes but I don't like doing it against this player because he comes over the top of my reraise very often. I call and we see a flop.
124.Cole calls $46***Flop: ($132) 2c, Kc, 2s (2 players) ***SB bets $123,.
Floating a street refers to calling a bet on one street with the intention of taking the pot away with a bluff on a later street. The SB's opening range is very wide and the only way this flop hit him is if he has precisely a king. I call his pot-sized bet with the intention of bluffing him on the turn via a bet or raise.
125.Cole calls $123***Turn: ($378) 6h (2 players) ***SB checks, Cole bets $249.33, SB folds.
The SB checks to me on a blank turn, I fire 3/4-pot and he folds. ***Final Pot: $627.33***No showdown. Cole wins $627.33.
131.Button ($2099) ***SB ($4246.24) ***Cole ($2126) ***UTG ($2275) ***MP ($2000) ***Preflop: Cole is BB with 7d, 5s. SB posts a blind of $10. MP posts a blind of $30. ***UTG raises to $99, 3 folds,
Cole raises to $313, UTG folds. A squeeze play is a bluff that is made preflop when there is a lot of money in the pot. In this hand, MP recently came back from sitting out and posted both the big blind and the small blind out of position for $30. Combined with the BB and SB, there is $60 in the pot and any player is getting great odds on a steal. UTG is a very good, aggressive player and is probably raising here with any two cards in a five handed game. I've got total garbage from the BB but I know he probably doesn't have a very strong hand so I reraise him and take down the pot. ***Final Pot: $472***No showdown. Cole wins $472.
132.CO ($1650) ***Button ($9049.08) ***SB ($4282.50) ***BB ($2077) ***UTG ($1807) ***Cole ($2270) ***Preflop: Cole is MP with Td, Ah. SB posts a blind of $10. ***1 fold, Cole raises to $70, CO calls $70, Button calls $70, 2 folds.
I open with ATo from middle position and both the cutoff and button call. The button is a strong, thinking player and a big winner.
133.Flop: ($240) 4s, 8c, 9c (3 players)
The flop misses me completely. It's extremely draw heavy though, and I fire for 3/4-pot. Only the button calls.
134.Cole bets $188, CO folds, Button calls $188***Turn: ($616) 8s (2 players) ***
No draws were completed and I fire another big bet. He does call my bet. If he had a set, he would raise almost all of the time on this flop because there are so many draws. It's unlikely he's still drawing as he's getting terrible odds from my bet and the board is paired, reducing the value of straight and flush draws. If he had an eight I believe he just jams the turn here. I really think he has a nine. I'm representing aces and don't think his hand can take the heat of a river bet.
135.Cole bets $485, Button calls $485. ***River: ($1586) 2d (2 players)
Cole calls $1527 (All-In), Button folds. ***I've got just under the size of the pot on the river and shove it in as a blank falls. ***Final Pot: $3113***Cole has Td Ah (one pair, eights). ***Outcome: Cole wins $3113.
142.Cole calls $20. ***Flop: ($90) Qh, Th, Qc (2 players)
I flop a flush draw on a paired board, but also have some showdown value with my ace high. I check/call a pot-sized bet.
143.Cole checks, Button bets $80, Cole calls $80.Turn: ($250) 2s (2 players)
The turn is a deuce and gets checked through.
144.Cole checks, Button checks. ***River: ($250) 7s (2 players) ***Cole checks, Button bets $317.91,
Cole calls $317.91. ***Another blank falls on the river and I check. The button makes a significant overbet of the pot. If he had a queen, he bets the turn 100% of the time. If he had a T/7/2 he probably checks behind or makes a small value bet on the river. If he had 22 he bets the turn. If he has ace high he checks behind on the river. The only hand that he could check the turn and then overbet the river with is precisely 77. I figure my ace high is good and call. ***Final Pot: $885.82***Cole has Ah 8h (one pair, queens). ***Button has 9s 8s (one pair, queens). ***Outcome: Cole wins $885.82.
151.Seat 3 is the button***Seat 5: Caratheodory ( $582 ) ***Seat 4: ducluva748 ( $179.19 ) ***Seat 3: RetiredAt30 ( $597 ) ***Seat 6: jtyce1 ( $672.14 ) ***Seat 1: Bluthton ( $600 ) ***Seat 2: IWlLLRiverU ( $190 ) ***ducluva748 posts small blind [ $3 ]. ***Caratheodory posts big blind [ $6 ]. ***IWlLLRiverU posts big blind [ $6 ].
152.Dealt to Caratheodory [ AA] ***fold***CHECK IWlLLRiverU***RAISE RetiredAt30, $30***fold***RAISE Caratheodory , $105***fold***CALL RetiredAt30, $81***Flop: (Pot: $231) ***CHECK Caratheodory***CHECK RetiredAt30
RetiredAt30 is a really tight player in my database so it worried me when he called my preflop reraise. I'm probably not going to be able to get away from this hand after hitting this flop, but it's going to be hard to get any value out of weaker hands and to mix it up I check the flop.
153.Turn: (Pot: $231) ***CHECK Caratheodory***BET RetiredAt30, $100***CALL Caratheodory , $100
I'm a little scared he has aces or ace-king here, so I decided to check/call his small turn bet. At this point it looks like I have a KK-type hand that's not going to be able to take much more heat. He's got exactly a potsized bet left and if I bet the river, money is only going in while I'm behind.
154.River: (Pot: $431) ***CHECK Caratheodory***ALL-IN RetiredAt30***ALL-IN Caratheodory
However, if I check there is a chance I induce a bluff. I check/call his river all-in and am pretty surprised when he flips over 87s. Caratheodory shows [ ] a pair of aces .RetiredAt30 shows [ ] a pair of sevens . RetiredAt30 wins $15 from side pot #1 with a pair of sevens .Caratheodory wins $1171 from the main pot with a pair of aces .
161.Seat 6 is the button***Seat 1: marceek ( $1576.85 ) ***Seat 2: Hero ( $760.75 ) ***Seat 6: mooch27 ( $542.79 ) ***marceek posts small blind [ $3 ]. ***Hero posts big blind [ $6 ]. *** Dealt to Hero [ 2c 2s] ***RAISE mooch27, $12***FOLD marceek***CALL Hero , $6
My opponent is a really bad player who opens for a minimum raise on the button. I call in the big blind with pocket twos.
162.Flop: (Pot: $27) ***[ 4s-Jh-2h]
In a three-handed game, the preflop raiser will continuation bet almost all of the time so I go for a checkraise. It's successful, and he calls my raise.
163.***CHECK Hero***BET mooch27, $26***RAISE Hero , $92***CALL mooch27, $66***Turn: (Pot: $211) ***[Qh ] ***
The flush is completed on the turn, and I check to reevaluate based on his action. He checks behind.
ALL-IN mooch27
CALL Hero , $438.79***The river brings another jack. When he called my checkraise on the flop, I was pretty sure he had either a flush draw or top pair. If he had either of these hands, he will be value betting the river when I check to him. The only hand I am scared of is precisely Queen-Jack. If he called my flop raise with a hand like 88, he's not putting much more money in anyways as all draws have been completed and the board is pretty scary. I go for another check-raise (all-in), hoping he value bets trip jacks or a flush. He goes all-in for more than double the pot, and I gladly call. ***Hero shows [2c-2s ] a full house Twos full of jacks . ***mooch27 doesn't show [Ah-4h ] a flush, ace high. ***Hero wins $1087.58 from the main pot with a full house Twos full of jacks .
171.Seat 1 is the button***Total number of players : 3*** marceek ( $1589.50 ) Hero ( $1429.66 ) *** johngunn111 ( $593.50 ) ***Hero posts small blind [ $3 ]. *** johngunn111 posts big blind [ $6 ]. ***Dealt to Hero [Tc Th] ***RAISE marceek, $21
We're three-handed against a good player and a fish. The solid player opens from the button for a pot-sized raise. We've been tangling a lot, bluffing at each other a bit, and I know he's pretty frustrated with me. We are both sitting well over 200BBs deep and I repop him with pocket tens.
172.RAISE Hero , $81***FOLD johngunn111***CALL marceek, $63***Flop: (Pot: $174) *** [4d- 4h- 9c ] ***BET Hero , $147***RAISE marceek, $294
I flop an overpair and lead for just under the pot. He makes a minimum raise. I'm pretty hesitant here, as I have the worst possible overpair and we're building a big pot with deep stacks. However, with my table image and the way the we've been interacting, I figure a call is the right play.
173.CALL Hero , $147***Turn: (Pot: $762) ***[5s ] ***CHECK Hero***BET marceek, $335
The turn is a complete blank and I check. He bets 1/2-pot and I call. This bet is kind of scary as he seems to be setting me up to get all of the money in on the river. I will probably be checking and folding on the river.
174.CALL Hero $335***River : (Pot: $1432)[Td ]
CHECK Hero ***CHECK marceek ***On the river I hit a ten and make the second nuts. For some reason here I felt a push would look really suspicious and he'd be more likely to value bet or bluff than he would be to call my push, so I decide to check and hope he goes all-in. This was pretty stupid as the pot is already huge and we've only got $700 behind. I definitely should have shoved here. ***Hero shows [Tc-Th ] a full house Tens full of fours . ***marceek doesn't show [ Js-9d] two pairs, nines and fours. ***Hero wins $1431 ***My opponent was clearly tilting a bit and had Jack-Nine offsuit. He probably wouldn't have called a river push, but it was still the better play.
181.Hero ( $592.70 ) *** Neil_Trahey ( $977.90 ) *** BILLY7711 ( $1149.05 ) *** Triumph15 ( $1711.15 ) *** GIVE_U_THE_GOAT ( $575.50 ) ***Cumulo ( $578 ) ***Hero posts small blind [ $3 ]. ***Neil_Trahey posts big blind [ $6 ]. ***Dealt to Hero [2h-2s ] ***CALL BILLY7711, $6***FOLD GIVE_U_THE_GOAT***FOLD ***CALL Hero , $3***RAISE Neil_Trahey, $16***CALL BILLY7711, $16***
I'm sitting at a great table, with two huge fish Neil_Trahey and BILLY7711. BILLY7711 limps in from under the gun, and he could have just about anything. He is really loose preflop, but likes to slowplay his big hands so he could have anything from 54o to AKs. I complete the small blind with deuces and Neil_Trahey makes a small-ish raise. BILLY7711 calls and of course I call too.
182.CALL Hero , $16***Flop: (Pot: $66) ***[2c-3d-3h ]
I flop the second nuts and now it's a matter of trying to get as much money out of my opponents as possible. Neil_Trahey is lousy and aggressive, and this swayed me from leading the flop. I didn't want to lead, get raised by Neil_Trahey, and shut out BILLY7711. If I check and Neil_Trahey bets the pot, it's likely that BILLY7711 will peel with a lot of hands so I do this. Checkraising into both opponents looks very strong, and it's clear that I'm not going to have a problem building the pot so I call the pot bet as well.
183.CHECK Hero***BET Neil_Trahey, $45***CALL BILLY7711, $45***CALL Hero , $45***Turn: (Pot: $201) [9h ]
On the turn I'm faced with the decision of betting or checking once again. I'm pretty sure that at least one of these players has an overpair and will bet if I check to them. I decide that I will check and if Neil_Trahey bets I will checkraise, but if BILLY7711 bets I will just call hoping that Neil_Trahey sticks around. Unfortunately Neil_Trahey didn't have much of a hand so he leaves the pot.
184.CHECK Hero***CHECK Neil_Trahey***BET BILLY7711, $206***CALL Hero , $206***FOLD Neil_Trahey***River: (Pot: $613) ***[5s ]
By the time we get to the river I only have half of a pot-sized bet left and the possibility of the hand being checked through would be awful, so it's an easy push. BILLY7711 is going to call with any hand he's made it this far with.
185.ALL-IN Hero***CALL BILLY7711, $319.70
Hero shows [2h-2s ] a full house Twos full of threes . ***BILLY7711 shows [Ad-Ah ] two pairs aces and threes . ***Hero wins $1250.40 from the main pot with a full house Twos full of threes . ***BILLY7711 had donkishly limped in with his aces and I think I did a pretty good job extracting the maximum value from my big hand.
191.wolfdog2121 ( $995 ) *** Khiafin ( $1942.76 ) *** iCHECKDARK ( $4019.62 ) ***: Hero ( $1000 ) ***: trnwrecked ( $1632 ) ***iCHECKDARK posts small blind [ $5 ].trnwrecked posts big blind [ $10 ]. ***Khiafin posts big blind + dead [ $15 ]. *** Dealt to Hero [9h-Ks ] ***RAISE wolfdog2121 $45***CALL Khiafin $35***
The player in middle position is really fishy and has been sitting out for a few rounds. When he sits in, he decides not to wait for the big blind and is forced to post both a live big blind and a dead small blind. With this extra money in the pot, everyone is raising lighter trying to take down the dead money. The player UTG, wolfdog2121, is a good tight-aggressive player and opens for a pot-sized raise. Normally his range would be narrow, but with the fish's post, I think he's raising at least a little lighter (I know I do). Then the fish calls the raise. He could have just about anything. It's folded to me and I look down at a junky hand, K9o. I decide to run a squeeze play and reraise the pot. UTG will have a weaker hand than usual and the fish can have any two cards, so I try to take down a decent pot preflop. Unfortunately, UTG thinks for a long time and decides to call my reraise out of position.
192.RAISE Hero $190***FOLD iCHECKDARK***FOLD trnwrecked***CALL wolfdog2121 $145***FOLD Khiafin Flop : (Pot: $445) ***[9s-6d-3d ] ***CHECK wolfdog2121
The flop helps me out and I make top pair top kicker. However, if I bet here I am not going to get called by any worse hands and I will be checkraised all-in (which I cannot call) by any better hands or as a semibluff from 87, 65, or diamonds. If he has AK or KQ he is only drawing to three outs so I'm not too worried about giving free cards to overcards. wolfdog2121 checks and I check behind.
193.CHECK Hero ***Turn: (Pot: $445) ***[ 2h] ***BET wolfdog2121, $315
The turn is a total blank and wolfdog2121 fires out a 2/3-pot bet. Between my table image, his playing tendencies, and the timing of everything for some reason I thought I had the best hand and I decide to call.
194.CALL Hero , $315***River: (Pot: $1075) ***[6h ] ***ALL-IN wolfdog2121- $490 more
The river is another blank and wolfdog2121 goes all-in for about 1/2-pot. If I thought my read was right on the turn, I should still be ahead so I make the call.
195.CALL Hero , $490***wolfdog2121 shows [Kd-Qd ] a pair of sixes.
Hero shows [9h-Ks ] two pairs nines and sixes . ***Hero wins $2053 from the main pot with two pairs nines and sixes . I take down the pot against his king-high. I could tell he was getting really frustrated with me, but I think his preflop call was poor. If I had bet the flop I most certainly would have been check-raised all-in and would have had to fold the best hand.
201.Hero ( $6125 )*** dushu ( $6313.61 ) ***Force_of_Will ( $5141 ***Resolute78 ( $11237.17 ) *** Raveonette ( $8348.50 ) ***jajieral ( $5198 ) ***p1ayittight ( $1961.50 ) ***Razor_Edge ( $5000 ) ***Seat 8: Ozzy_87 ( $5000 ) ***svizec24 ( $952 ) *** p1ayittight posts small blind [ $25 ]. ***Resolute78 posts big blind [ $50 ]. ***Dealt to Hero [Ts-10d ] ***RAISE Raveonette, $175
The player under the gun is pretty tight and it is a full ring game so his range is very narrow. He opens and I just call with pocket tens. The player in the cutoff calls as well.
202.CALL Hero , $175***FOLD jajieral***FOLD Ozzy_87***FOLD Force_of_Will ***FOLD***CALL Razor_Edge, $175***FOLD svizec24***FOLD p1ayittight*** FOLD Resolute78***Flop: (Pot: $600) ***[2c-10h-2s ] ***CHECK Raveonette
Bingo. Now I just need to build a pot. UTG checks and my most likely hand for cold-calling his preflop raise is some sort of pocket pair. With a pocket pair, I'd probably bet out on this board hoping my hand was good. I make a small 1/2-pot bet because I have the deck crippled so badly. The CO calls my bet and I figure he has some sort of pocket pair as well.
203.BET Hero , $325***CALL Razor_Edge, $325***FOLD Raveonette***Turn: (Pot: $1250) ***[9s ]
On the turn I bet bigger in an attempt to escalate the size of the pot and get all of my money in. I don't think he's going to call any more bets with a hand like 66, but with 99 or JJ-AA he will probably call a turn bet. Once he calls this bet I know he has a big hand and I strongly suspect he has 99 and just peeled a dangerous card for himself.
204.BET Hero , $815***CALL Razor_Edge, $815***River: (Pot: $2880) ***[6d ]
I make a large river bet hoping to get a call from an overpair or a push from a weaker full house. The CO does push all-in and I scoop more than $10,000 with tens full.
205.BET Hero , $2105***ALL-IN Razor_Edge***CALL Hero , $1580
Hero shows [10s-10d ] a full house Tens full of twos . ***Razor_Edge doesn't show [9c-9h ] a full house, Nines full of twos. ***Hero wins $10247 from the main pot with a full house Tens full of twos .
43.Cole bets $30, SB calls $30***Turn: ($96) Jd (2 players)***SB checks,
On the turn I no longer have top pair but I still believe I have the best hand. The SB is a weak, loose, extremely erratic player and it's always difficult to put him on a hand. My gut says I am best but I don't want to play a big pot with second pair so I check behind on the turn.
110. Bluffing--- I had a nice day at the tables yesterday and booked a +$6,320.01 win.
A comment on one of my journal entries asked for a few examples of double barrel bluffing so I thought now would be a good time to write an entry on bluffing. The key to bluffing in a higher stakes game is reading your opponents hand and then representing a better hand. If you think your opponent has a pair of sixes on a J694 board, and a 2 comes off on the river, don't bluff! You're not representing any sort of hand and you're going to be called 100% of the time by a good player. I would be inclined to bluff if the river completed an open-ended straight draw (K,Q,8,7) or if an ace/king fell. ***Here are some examples of bluffing situations:
122.Cole (poster) raises to $60, BB calls $50***3 fold ***Flop: ($140) 5d, 9c, 5s (2 players)Cole bets $118, BB raises to $236,
Cole raises to $601, BB folds. ***I fire a continuation bet on a 955 board. This board is really ugly and misses my hand 90% of the time. The BB knows this and raises me. I think he's bluffing me (he made the minimum raise, which I've seen him do before on a bluff, and this board rarely hits his hand) but obviously I can't call down since I have 4 high, so I rebluff him. ***Final Pot: $977***No showdown. Cole wins $977.
141.Button ($2016.82) ***SB ($3776.82) ***Cole ($2046.50) ***UTG ($435) ***Preflop: Cole is BB with Ah, 8h. SB posts a blind of $10. ***1 fold, Button raises to $40, 1 fold,
The button is a really bad player and opens for a minimum raise. Usually I'll reraise here but he's getting frustrated with me and I just call.
164.CHECK Hero***CHECK mooch27***River: (Pot: $211) ***[ Jc] ***CHECK Hero
ALL-IN mooch27; CALL Hero , $438.79
The river brings another jack. When he called my checkraise on the flop, I was pretty sure he had either a flush draw or top pair. If he had either of these hands, he will be value betting the river when I check to him. The only hand I am scared of is precisely Queen-Jack. If he called my flop raise with a hand like 88, he's not putting much more money in anyways as all draws have been completed and the board is pretty scary. I go for another check-raise (all-in), hoping he value bets trip jacks or a flush. He goes all-in for more than double the pot, and I gladly call. ***Hero shows [2c-2s ] a full house Twos full of jacks . ***mooch27 doesn't show [Ah-4h ] a flush, ace high. ***Hero wins $1087.58 from the main pot with a full house Twos full of jacks .