Monday, January 19, 2009

When you know, you know

PokerStars Game #24075670815: Omaha Pot Limit ($0.01/$0.02) - 2009/01/19 19:52:48 ET
Table 'Medon IV' 6-max Seat #4 is the button
Seat 1: vkak ($4.92 in chips)
Seat 2: jimliz ($1.95 in chips)
Seat 3: neophyzer ($6.03 in chips)
Seat 4: ZachFromNj ($2.48 in chips)
Seat 5: Mackengoy ($4.91 in chips)
Seat 6: bastinptc ($4.90 in chips)
Mackengoy: posts small blind $0.01
bastinptc: posts big blind $0.02
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bastinptc [Js Kd Ac As]
vkak: folds
jimliz: calls $0.02
neophyzer: raises $0.07 to $0.09
ZachFromNj: folds
Mackengoy: calls $0.08
bastinptc: calls $0.07
jimliz: folds
*** FLOP *** [9h 2c 6d]
Mackengoy: checks
bastinptc: bets $0.08
neophyzer: raises $0.45 to $0.53
Mackengoy: folds
bastinptc: raises $0.49 to $1.02
neophyzer: calls $0.49
*** TURN *** [9h 2c 6d] [7s]
bastinptc: bets $1.40
neophyzer: calls $1.40
*** RIVER *** [9h 2c 6d 7s] [7h]
bastinptc: bets $2.39 and is all-in
neophyzer: folds
Uncalled bet ($2.39) returned to bastinptc
bastinptc collected $4.88 from pot

He either has Aces as well, or Kings with accessories. By smooth calling preflop and re-raising on the flop, I take control with fairly good assurance that I have the best hand and slow him down. The board and my betting says I boated up.


Crash said...

Seems like I am commenting on each one of your posts. I promise I will stop.

Omaha has such contrived rules, that the element of luck is magnified. Especially if hi-lo. I would think with your talent you would far prefer hold'em, pure poker.

Anonymous said...

aint that what stud players say about holdem?


Crash said...

In my humble opinion, stud requires memory of which cards have been folded. Hold'em is pure poker logic, not a memory test. Stud is sure a good game, though.

Forrest Gump said...

So the river bet was a bluff? I'm usually don't play for my stack with 1 pair in PLO unless I have a really good read on the opponent. Were they particularly loose or weak/tight?

bastinptc said...

I'm looking forward to learning Pai Gow next. ;-)

Mr. G. - I knew my Aces were good. If one assumes that a raise preflop represents a quality hand or one with significant potential, then I'm in good shape. I had been at the table for all of 5 or 6 hands at this point, and the villain had raised 3 of those hands. I'm good to go here.

The river wasn't a bluff. I'm just trying to imagine what the villain thinks I have. It takes him a while to come to the resolve that he is beat, so I figure that he must finally assume I have the boat.