Wednesday, February 11, 2009

More on sets

Not long after I wrote the post on playing a draw against a set, I found myself in a pickle with a set of 8s with a good draw that went busto. I meant to save the history but… So, instead, you get this one:

PokerStars Pot-Limit Omaha, $0.10 BB (7 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from

Hero (SB) ($12.45)
BB ($14.35)
UTG ($4.90)
MP1 ($8.55)
MP2 ($1.55)
CO ($2.25)
Button ($20.55)

Preflop: Hero is SB with 2, K, J, J

UTG calls $0.10, MP1 calls $0.10, MP2 calls $0.10, CO calls $0.10, Button calls $0.10, Hero calls $0.05, BB checks

Flop: ($0.70) J, K, Q (7 players)

Hero checks, BB checks, UTG checks, MP1 checks, MP2 bets $0.30, CO raises to $1.60, 1 fold, Hero folds, 3 folds, MP2 calls $1.15 (All-In)

Turn: ($3.60) Q (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: ($3.60) A (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $3.60 | Rake: $0.15


MP2 had 4, 7, 10, A (straight, Ace high).

CO had 10, 8, A, A (full house, Aces over Queens).

Outcome: CO won $3.45

In retrospect, it is an easy lay down. The winner’s raise was my clue. He had been limping a lot and pissing away a short stack. I mean, I guess he had been limping a lot because I don’t remember him being involved in a hand on the flop before this. If he was pushing, he had it. The other player may very well have the Broadway too, but he was a nutcase playing anything. On top of that, there was a club draw, and I couldn’t rule out a bigger set. In the end, neither player had much behind them either, so it wasn’t really worth seeing it to the end in the off chance I would improve.

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