Tuesday, July 21, 2009

-Insert some cute comeback here-

First hand:

PokerStars Pot-Limit Omaha, $0.02 BB (8 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

Hero (CO) ($5)
Button ($3.23)
SB ($6.09)
BB ($4.19)
UTG ($4.88)
UTG+1 ($2.05)
MP1 ($2.95)
MP2 ($3.22)

Preflop: Hero is CO with 9, Q, 7, 5

1 fold, UTG+1 calls $0.02, 1 fold, MP2 calls $0.02, Hero (poster) checks, 1 fold, SB calls $0.01, BB checks

Flop: ($0.10) 10, 7, J (5 players)

SB bets $0.10, BB calls $0.10, 1 fold, MP2 calls $0.10, Hero calls $0.10

Turn: ($0.50) 8 (4 players)

SB checks, BB bets $0.24, MP2 raises to $1.22, Hero raises to $4.40, 1 fold, BB calls $3.83 (All-In), MP2 calls $1.88 (All-In)

River: ($11.74) 5 (3 players, 2 all-in)

Total pot: $11.74 | Rake: $0.55


BB had J, 10, 7, 4 (two pair, Jacks and tens).

MP2 mucked 9, A, 10, 5 (straight, Jack high).

Hero had 9, Q, 7, 5 (straight, Queen high).

Outcome: Hero won $11.19

The BB and I had to be in the hand on the flop. What was MP2's excuse?

My roll is now back to even, thanks in part to this hand. I've tightened my range a bit, maybe knocking off anywhere from 2-4% of my hands played, and it seems to have done the trick. I'm also folding two pair in a jamfest and not drawing at OES unless I already hold the top end with something else to go with it. I can't say that I want to leave the PLO verion of The Deuce quite yet, simply because there are plenty of players who will make the mistakes I am leaving behind me. I'll wait until I have another five buy-ins at the dime table and reassess.


Memphis MOJO said...

Have you considered PS Double or Nothing one-table donkaments? They are NL. You might find them boring, but they are a good bankroll builder.

I play in them for $1.15 three tables at a time when I'm watching TV or bored or feel like slumming.

bastinptc said...

I have played these, and you are correct. They are a good roll builder. Why I don't play more of them is a mystery. Perhaps I find them just a tad boring.

Memphis MOJO said...

Probably more than a "tad," but whatcha gonna do?