Sunday, January 25, 2009


It can’t get much better than this:

PokerStars Game #24252313203: Omaha Pot Limit ($0.01/$0.02) - 2009/01/25 3:05:34 ET

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bastinptc [7c 9c 8d 9h]
bastinptc: calls $0.02
Pal Pit 8: calls $0.02
Cocky88au: calls $0.02
sheavens: calls $0.02
Monterpol: calls $0.02
skinner1947: calls $0.02
Jscott367: folds
Santra: folds
ruffdeezy: checks
*** FLOP *** [8c 6c 2c]
ruffdeezy: checks
bastinptc: checks
Pal Pit 8: checks
Cocky88au: checks
sheavens: checks
Monterpol: checks
skinner1947: checks
*** TURN *** [8c 6c 2c] [5c]
ruffdeezy: bets $0.06
bastinptc: calls $0.06

With so many players yet to act, and another betting round yet to come, I didn’t want to lose anyone quite yet.

Pal Pit 8: folds
Cocky88au: calls $0.06
sheavens: calls $0.06

Good sign, two more callers.

Monterpol: folds
skinner1947: folds
*** RIVER *** [8c 6c 2c 5c] [Kd]
ruffdeezy: bets $0.20

OK, now, but still, if my hunch is right, this hand is far from over.

bastinptc: raises $0.20 to $0.40
Cocky88au: calls $0.40

Wow, who would’ve thunk?

sheavens: folds
ruffdeezy: raises $0.62 to $1.02

And this is what I hoped would happen. Could this guy have 34c? He’s not going away.

bastinptc: raises $0.62 to $1.64
Cocky88au: folds
ruffdeezy: raises $3.10 to $4.74 and is all-in
bastinptc: calls $3.10
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ruffdeezy: shows [4s Ac 4c 6s] (a flush, Ace high)
bastinptc: shows [7c 9c 8d 9h] (a straight flush, Five to Nine)
bastinptc collected $9.77 from pot

This kinda makes up for the times when my boat has been crushed by the one-outer straight flushes in the past. This stuff happens…with some regularity. It’s PLO. A few hands later, another player busts a boat with another straight flush. I type: “Generous dealer.” Then a few more hands later:

*** RIVER *** [8d Ac As Kd] [Jd]
ruffdeezy: checks
bastinptc: bets $0.08
sheavens: folds
Monterpol: folds
skinner1947: folds
Jscott367: calls $0.08
ruffdeezy: folds

*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $0.28 | Rake $0
Board [8d Ac As Kd Jd]
Seat 1: skinner1947 folded on the River
Seat 2: Jscott367 mucked [Td 4d 4h Qc]
Seat 3: Santra (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: ruffdeezy (small blind) folded on the River
Seat 5: bastinptc (big blind) showed [Ah 4c Kh Ad] and won ($0.28) with four of a
kind, Aces
Seat 7: ac chitown folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: sheavens folded on the River
Seat 9: Monterpol folded on the River

Not nearly as profitable, but I’ll take it.
I was playing two tables at the same time, and I must say they were an exercise in contrasts both in play and result. In fact, the other table was much softer. I had a calling station luckbox to my right who was consistently 3-outering me, so I took my profits from the successful table and gave my full attention to the softies. Unfortunately, I stayed pretty much card dead the rest of the session, and when I wasn’t I was still losing when a better boat hit on the river or the gutshot came through. I didn’t lose everything I had made at the other table, which I can attribute to caution and patience, but I could have. Eventually, the luckbox lost everything I had given him with his consistently bad play, and I left as well.

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