Thursday, August 20, 2009

For Recreational Purposes Only

PokerStars Pot-Limit Omaha, $0.02 BB (7 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from

SB ($4.73)
BB ($5)
UTG ($3.16)
MP1 ($0.98)
MP2 ($1.34)
CO ($7.28)
Hero (Button) ($4.92)

Preflop: Hero is Button with A, 10, K, 2

Yeah, I have a dangler, yet it's suited with the Ace, and it's limped around, so with position, I'm seeing a flop.

UTG calls $0.02, 1 fold, MP2 calls $0.02, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.02, SB bets $0.12, 1 fold, UTG calls $0.10, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.10

Flop: ($0.40) 9, K, 3 (3 players)

Top pair and the nut flush draw. Here's where I make my mistake:

SB bets $0.20, UTG calls $0.20, Hero calls $0.20

Or rather, I have been having one of those games in which I have had serious draws, 13 cards straights with nut or second nut flush draws in the same hand, bet on the come and muck the river brick. So, I just call, waiting for my ship to come in.

Turn: ($1) 5 (3 players)

SB checks, UTG bets $0.10, Hero calls $0.10, SB calls $0.10

River: ($1.30) 4 (3 players)

Okay, I have backed into the wheel. Whatever the other two players were betting or drawing to on the flop sure the hell didn't come in, so I figure I'm good to go.

SB checks, UTG bets $0.24, Hero raises to $0.48, 1 fold, UTG raises to $0.72, Hero calls $0.24

Total pot: $2.74 | Rake: $0.10

Results below:

Hero mucked A, 10, K, 2 (straight, five high).

UTG had 4, 7, 7, 6 (straight, seven high).

Outcome: UTG won $2.64

It was that time of night. I was getting tired but I was also encouraged by the erratic play that often happens around 0100. I prayed that the villain would stick around a bit longer, which he did, and in fact continued to increase the size of his stack to over $7. Then he took a hit with a bluff gone awry. Down to $5. Please stay, please stay. He obliged until I returned the favor for double what he got from me when the third diamond was gracious enough to show up on the river. Yeah, I chased it. He had flopped a straight. It was that time of night.

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