Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Loose, looser, loser

Playing NL at Poker Academy this last week has felt like playing Omaha, flopping the straight but losing to a better draw, or even having the second best flopped straight. I wasn’t playing anything too fancy, nor out of position, but I was playing 30%, That might have something to do with it… so I thought I’d head over to Stars to play some real Omaha, where 30% is considered tight.

Table 'Ceplecha' 6-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: Topi51 ($0.96 in chips)
Seat 2: CallMeLucid ($2.95 in chips)
Seat 3: kckcmartin ($3.31 in chips)
Seat 4: imike85 ($2.96 in chips)
Seat 5: bastinptc ($3.62 in chips)
Seat 6: mck777 ($1 in chips)
CallMeLucid: posts small blind $0.01
kckcmartin: posts big blind $0.02
mck777: posts small & big blinds $0.03
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bastinptc [As 9d Qh Ad]
imike85: calls $0.02
bastinptc: calls $0.02
mck777: checks
Topi51: calls $0.02
CallMeLucid: raises $0.13 to $0.15

I’m not double-suited here, but hell, Aces in the hole? I’m calling.

kckcmartin: folds
imike85: calls $0.13
bastinptc: calls $0.13
mck777: folds
Topi51: calls $0.13
*** FLOP *** [Ts 6s 9c]
CallMeLucid: bets $0.65

What? A set of tens? I’m reading it as Ks or even the other two As in the hole.

imike85: folds
bastinptc: calls $0.65
Topi51: folds
*** TURN *** [Ts 6s 9c] [5d]
CallMeLucid: bets $1.90

Well, I’m about to find out.

bastinptc: raises $0.92 to $2.82 and is all-in
CallMeLucid: calls $0.25 and is all-in
Uncalled bet ($0.67) returned to bastinptc
*** RIVER *** [Ts 6s 9c 5d] [2s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
CallMeLucid: shows [6h 6d 9s 9h] (three of a kind, Nines)
bastinptc: mucks hand
CallMeLucid collected $5.95 from pot

I’m so new to this game that I’m not sure what to think. As usual, I tend to hold my own for a while, and then I get blind-sided. Gotta stop that. Yes, I know that an unimproved pair of Aces is not a strong hand, yet give him credit for a set or straight with that raise from the SBI suppose for him it would be a matter of hitting the flop hard or getting out, and guess what? ? Two sets?! Holy crap! The bottom line, I suppose, is to pay attention to the betting and not the board.

The good news, at least partially, is that I reloaded and recouped half of my losses in the next twenty hands. I complimented Lucid on a good game and called it a night.


Anonymous said...

Now that PA webshite is down I have no where to be post foolish link.

So your the unlucky one.


Anonymous said...

Anyone knows what the problem with the Poker Academy website is? I'm trying to buy the program, but I cannot reach the server.... :-(((

bastinptc said...

They're having some problem at the moment. No idea why or what or when it will be resolved.