Playing NL at Poker Academy this last week has felt like playing Omaha, flopping the straight but losing to a better draw, or even having the second best flopped straight. I wasn’t playing anything too fancy, nor out of position, but I was playing 30%, That might have something to do with it… so I thought I’d head over to Stars to play some real Omaha, where 30% is considered tight.
Table 'Ceplecha' 6-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: Topi51 ($0.96 in chips)
Seat 2: CallMeLucid ($2.95 in chips)
Seat 3: kckcmartin ($3.31 in chips)
Seat 4: imike85 ($2.96 in chips)
Seat 5: bastinptc ($3.62 in chips)
Seat 6: mck777 ($1 in chips)
CallMeLucid: posts small blind $0.01
kckcmartin: posts big blind $0.02
mck777: posts small & big blinds $0.03
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bastinptc [As 9d Qh Ad]
imike85: calls $0.02
bastinptc: calls $0.02
Topi51: calls $0.02
CallMeLucid: raises $0.13 to $0.15
I’m not double-suited here, but hell, Aces in the hole? I’m calling.
imike85: calls $0.13
bastinptc: calls $0.13
Topi51: calls $0.13
*** FLOP *** [Ts 6s 9c]
CallMeLucid: bets $0.65
What? A set of tens? I’m reading it as Ks or even the other two As in the hole.
bastinptc: calls $0.65
*** TURN *** [Ts 6s 9c] [5d]
CallMeLucid: bets $1.90
Well, I’m about to find out.
bastinptc: raises $0.92 to $2.82 and is all-in
CallMeLucid: calls $0.25 and is all-in
Uncalled bet ($0.67) returned to bastinptc
*** RIVER *** [Ts 6s 9c 5d] [2s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
CallMeLucid: shows [6h 6d 9s 9h] (three of a kind, Nines)
bastinptc: mucks hand
CallMeLucid collected $5.95 from pot
I’m so new to this game that I’m not sure what to think. As usual, I tend to hold my own for a while, and then I get blind-sided. Gotta stop that. Yes, I know that an unimproved pair of Aces is not a strong hand, yet give him credit for a set or straight with that raise from the SBI suppose for him it would be a matter of hitting the flop hard or getting out, and guess what? ? Two sets?! Holy crap! The bottom line, I suppose, is to pay attention to the betting and not the board.
The good news, at least partially, is that I reloaded and recouped half of my losses in the next twenty hands. I complimented Lucid on a good game and called it a night.