Sunday, November 16, 2008

Poker Update

Been playing some of the $1.10 Double or Nothing SnGs and winning at about a 30% ROI (nothing really to brag about), holding my own (up) in the micro PLO games, writing posts complaining about QQ not holding up on the Poker Academy Forum (http://forums.poker-academy.com/viewtopic.php?t=10101), and then there was this hand:

PokerStars Game #22082494214: Hold'em No Limit ($0.05/$0.10) Table 'Noviomagum' 9-max Seat #8 is the button
Seat 2: RooDooDoo ($5.55 in chips)
Seat 3: PEELII ($5.70 in chips)
Seat 4: BalloonFight ($10.50 in chips)
Seat 5: mjranew ($20.50 in chips)
Seat 6: Vovchik_89 ($2 in chips)
Seat 7: froglegs88 ($10.20 in chips)
Seat 8: Globus19 ($17.75 in chips)
Seat 9: bastinptc ($9.70 in chips)
bastinptc: posts small blind $0.05
RooDooDoo: posts big blind $0.10
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bastinptc [Kd Kc]
PEELII: folds
BalloonFight: folds
Jonnywest leaves the table
mjranew: folds
Vovchik_89: folds
froglegs88: raises $0.30 to $0.40
Globus19: folds
bastinptc: raises $1.60 to $2
RooDooDoo: folds
froglegs88: raises $8.20 to $10.20 and is all-in
bastinptc: calls $7.70 and is all-in
Uncalled bet ($0.50) returned to froglegs88
*** FLOP *** [5h 6d Ks]
*** TURN *** [5h 6d Ks] [Kh]
*** RIVER *** [5h 6d Ks Kh] [Qc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
bastinptc: shows [Kd Kc] (four of a kind, Kings)
froglegs88: mucks hand
bastinptc collected $18.55 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $19.50 | Rake $0.95
Board [5h 6d Ks Kh Qc]
Seat 2: RooDooDoo (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 3: PEELII folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: BalloonFight folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: mjranew folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: Vovchik_89 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: froglegs88 mucked [As Ad]
Seat 8: Globus19 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: bastinptc (small blind) showed [Kd Kc] and won ($18.55) with four of a kind,
Kings

I’ll try to keep in mind that I can indeed sometimes get lucky.

4 comments:

El Forrest Gumpo said...

If FR was a solid regular and pretty tight, could you or would you lay it down to the shove?



FG

bastinptc said...

He is indeed both solid and tight. I've played him a few times now. as for laying it down, you may remember a recent discussion on PA about KK in the micros. I called to prove you guys wrong and lose even more of my roll. Ha ha! Wa wa!

Actually, there was a considerable pause before his jam, making me think that he may well have had QQ or AK rather than hollywooding.

One has to wonder what he thinks of the sumo wrestler who folds most orbits. That may have been part of the reason for the pause.

bastinptc said...

Oh, and Frog had taken a fairly good-sized hit a bit earlier as well, so...

El Forrest Gumpo said...

Depends on your read on the guy. The really good multi-tabling regulars that I see would never push with AK/QQ in that spot. And against those guys, personally I'd fold KK to the reshove.

The thread reinforced to me that my default move is to call the allin then a take a while to think of a REALLY good reason why i should lay it down.



FG