I had a decent session tonight and the bankroll crept a little higher. In an effort to combat boredom after about 50 hands that were going nowhere, I opened up a second table. As my readers know, I don’t multi-task well, and the hand below is evidence of that:
Hold'em No Limit ($0.05/$0.10) - 2009/01/10 2:22:45 ET
Table 'Iduna IX' 9-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: Ilovetocook ($11.50 in chips)
Seat 2: bastinptc ($9.10 in chips)
Seat 3: DC2TT ($10 in chips)
Seat 4: kotyaka ($2.40 in chips)
Seat 5: Parker30 ($6.20 in chips)
Seat 6: niveknehc ($8.55 in chips)
Seat 7: CBOOTH5 ($13.90 in chips)
Seat 8: DeadSoulive ($7.25 in chips)
Seat 9: SpielerABC ($11.10 in chips)
bastinptc: posts small blind $0.05
DC2TT: posts big blind $0.10
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bastinptc [Ad Jd]
CBOOTH5: raises $0.20 to $0.30
bastinptc: calls $0.25
*** FLOP *** [5s Qd 8d]
CBOOTH5: bets $0.40
This looks like a C-bet to me, and if it isn’t, I want to slow him down a bit here.
bastinptc: raises $0.40 to $0.80
At the same time this hand is playing out, I have been dealt pocket 8s at the other table (for about the third time this evening). I am watching the flop and hoping for a set (not a single set all night).
CBOOTH5: calls $0.40
*** TURN *** [5s Qd 8d] [Ah]
I realize that I now have TP to go along with my flush draw and misclick as I hurry to switch screens…
bastinptc: bets $0.10
CBOOTH5: raises $0.60 to $0.70
… and then get an opportunity to redeem myself.
bastinptc: raises $0.60 to $1.30
I have seen other players make a similar goofy move, min-betting a pot and then re-raising. I figured this guy was sure to fold, or at least be somewhat confused.
CBOOTH5: raises $11.50 to $12.80 and is all-in
I fold my 8s. Instead, I am the one who is a bit confused by his all-in. Does he have something like AQ? It seems to me that if he had AQ I would have been re-raised on the flop. His preflop bet was too small for pocket Queens in his position. I’ve discounted any other set; don’t ask me why. AK was a possibility, I suppose, but my re-raise on the flop would have most likely induced a fold. The guy just hadn’t been on my radar at all up to this point. I figured my A was good, plus I had outs; and with a third of my stack in already, why not?
bastinptc: calls $6.70 and is all-in
Uncalled bet ($4.80) returned to CBOOTH5
*** RIVER *** [5s Qd 8d Ah] [7h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
bastinptc: shows [Ad Jd] (a pair of Aces)
CBOOTH5: mucks hand
bastinptc collected $17.40 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $18.30 | Rake $0.90
Board [5s Qd 8d Ah 7h]
Seat 2: bastinptc (small blind) showed [Ad Jd] and won ($17.40) with a pair of Aces
Seat 7: CBOOTH5 mucked [Js Qs]
Afterwards, the guy asked if I had been on a flush draw? I told him to look at the hand history. How he missed it in the showdown, I’m not certain. Perhaps he was multi-tasking as well.
During current Hold'em session you were dealt 170 hands and saw flop:
13 out of 22 times while in big blind (59%)
11 out of 22 times while in small blind (50%)
18 out of 126 times in other positions (14%)
a total of 42 out of 170 (24%)
Pots won at showdown - 6 of 10 (60%)
Pots won without showdown – 12
I believe there is a correlation between the % for pots won at showdown and my activity from the blinds. I tried opening up my range in these positions, as well in late position, especially later in the game, with somewhat mixed results. I could feel myself getting antsy. Good time to quit.