Sunday, August 23, 2009

What would you do?

Full Tilt Pot-Limit Omaha, $0.02 BB (9 handed) - Full-Tilt Converter Tool from

Hero (MP3) ($2.40)
CO ($2)
Button ($1.07)
SB ($0.56)
BB ($0.61)
UTG ($2.29)
UTG+1 ($4.10)
MP1 ($4.21)
MP2 ($1.20)

Preflop: Hero is MP3 with 7, 8, Q, J

UTG calls $0.02, UTG+1 calls $0.02, MP1 calls $0.02, MP2 calls $0.02, Hero calls $0.02, CO checks, Button calls $0.02, SB bets $0.08, BB calls $0.06, 1 fold, UTG+1 calls $0.06, MP1 calls $0.06, MP2 calls $0.06, Hero calls $0.06, CO calls $0.06, Button calls $0.06

Flop: ($0.66) 8, 6, 8 (8 players)

SB checks, BB checks, UTG+1 bets $0.66, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.66, 4 folds

Turn: ($1.98) 8 (2 players)

UTG+1 bets $1.98, Hero calls $1.66 (All-In)

River: ($5.30) A (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $5.30 | Rake: $0.35


UTG+1 had 3, 5, 6, 6 (full house, eights over sixes).

Hero had 7, 8, Q, J (four of a kind, eights).

Outcome: Hero won $4.95

The initial raiser in this hand was in a mild tilt from a hand with me earlier when she limped early with unsuited Aces and hit trip threes. I had Queens full. She had been bumping up pots ever since, and by the time the betting above got to me, I was priced in and wishing for a 9-10 flop.

It's 56%/44% preflop between the two of us; 42%/58% on the flop, and I knew he either had an 8 or pocket sixes. Of course, the turn clinched it, and his response was "Nice one-outer," to which I advised him to "Look again."

We now had two steamers at the table, but I had chores to do and left shortly.

I don't get too excited about trips in NLHE, and just a little more frisky in Omaha. So, one might ask, why did I call his pot bet on the flop knowing that he either had a made hand or possibly a better eight? Only because I had nine cards to make a boat, or a better boat. To my mind, I still had a great drawing hand, and as long as an A or K didn't come along with my card, I would see it to the end.

Now, when the eight fell, wouldn't you think the other player would have taken notice? He now had eights full. If I have sevens in the hole, he's dead. To my mind, one protects the flopped underfull and prepare to muck thereafter.


Forrest Gump said...

I think your biggest mistake was:
"to which I advised him to "Look again."

This seems very sub EV versus the 'I just felt lucky dude" reply. The up side is tilting your opponent further and not twigging the regulars at the table that you know how to play. They may have reviewed the hand history after your comment and went "Oh yeah, he played that hand well. I better watch out for that sumo guy".


bastinptc said...

FG - I certainly understand your point. And while my first reaction would be that since this is a penny room, I won't worry too much about it, for the time being, I am in the penny rooms trying to build a roll to move up. I should keep my ego in check. On the other hand, and this is no excuse, half of these players wouldn't know a well-played hand from a piano.

Forrest Gump said...

I think its just a good habit mate. I see this mistake from regulars all the time. Any opportunity I see to look stupid I like to grab with both hands - when playing the pokers that is. ;)

Crash said...

I don't limit myself to poker.