Wednesday, March 4, 2009
i can dodge bullets, baby!
i was supposed to go broke today, except they forgot one thing: i can dodge bullets, baby!
looks like i forgot how to plat and then had a total recall. but no, i had such a bad luck in the beginning - it's ridiculous. king high flush vs ace high flush(that's not omaha, right?),etc. also today i never won after pre-flop all-in. villain open-raises, i 3-bet my aces, he 4-bets me and i shove. what did he have? K4s and hit 2pairs oh well whatever. my BIs were $5 so after about an hour i've had ridiculous stacks at some tables($18-$20+), so my risk was higher. but traders love volatility and so do i:
Hero (UTG+1): $10.76
Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is UTG+1 with 4 4
UTG raises to $0.10, Hero calls $0.10, 2 folds, CO calls $0.10, 3 folds
Flop: ($0.37) 7 Q 4 (3 players)
UTG bets $0.05, Hero calls $0.05, CO folds
Turn: ($0.47) 3 (2 players)
UTG bets $0.05, Hero raises to $0.40, UTG raises to $0.75, Hero raises to $10.61 all in, UTG calls $8.84 all in
River: ($19.65) J (2 players - 2 are all in)
Final Pot: $19.65
Hero shows 4 4 (three of a kind, Fours)
UTG shows Q 7 (two pair, Queens and Sevens)
Hero wins $18.70
when i saw turn i thought "alright he hit his flush" but..there is justice :) he protected his dollar with 9 dollars in a very questionable situation. i personaly hate 2 pairs: they can only beat TPTK but noone in his mind commits that insane amount of money to TPTK..unless he has a very short stack.
oh and another observation: at 5nl most pots are multiway, 5-way pots are not uncommon so my robotic c-bets out of position(aka "gay bet", "donk bet" etc) put me in a tough position: i open-raise in an early position with narrow range, like AQs+, JJ+ etc but i always get a few callers and most often i raise flop with TPTK, get a few callers and then someone squeezes the pot. given my SPR, it's i'm commited and it's an easy-shove, however my hand is rarely the best. i have decent sample size in my PT on most of the players so i can devise optimal strategy but it's pretty meaningles..like preflop all-in with K4s. move up to where they respect your raise etc