October 02, 2010

Comfort Is The Enemy of Success

What's up Degens? 

The last couple of weeks have been pretty hectic, so let's do a quick review. First, I got a nice tourney score a couple of weeks ago for $90k at the Heartland Poker Tour. Here's the link http://www.heartlandpokertour.com/playerbio.php?pid=4994 in case y'all wanna check it out. 

I'm super stoked about the score, but am a little disappointed with how it finished. I was 2nd in chips going into the final 6, proceeded to knock out every player at the final table, and then got a little unlucky in the HU match. I started the match with a 2/1 chip lead against a guy that I'd been playing with throughout the entire day. He'd been playing really tight basically the entire time, and during the final six players I was kind of running the table over a bit, because it seemed like everyone else really just wanted to move up the payscale. Here's an example:

-6 handed At 20k/40k, UTG opens to 120k, I had her covered with ~1.1M and 3b to 265k w/A2ss, SB with ~8bb's tanks for a few moments and then folds. After UTG folds he looks at me and says "that's the second time you've made me fold AQ". 

Anyways, to make a long story short, I thought the guy I was playing was very tight passive, and incapable of taking any non-standard lines. The only hand we had played up to HU was when we were three handed. I had ~4.2M in chips, blinds were 50/100k. I min opened the BTN, he 3b to 400k straight leaving 900k behind, and I shipped it in with KJo. He tanked for a sec and folded. 

Then HU, I min-opened the first button w/56o, he shipped ~1.6M and I folded. Very next hand he limped the BTN and I had A8o in the BB. I figured that he would always raise a good hand, and that he would fold basically always if I shoved it in, since most passive players limp the button with a super wide range, and against that range I'm probably even shipping A8 for value. Plus playing postflop when I miss is kind of awkward I think, and I don't like checking my option given what I already said. Plus, he had just shipped the hand previous to that (and I expected him to be strong), so the likelihood that he picked up two hands consecutively that are willing to play for stacks is pretty unlikely. Long story short, I ship, he snaps my face w/AJo and holds, and now I'm the one at a 2/1 disadvantage. 

At first I thought my ship might be bad because I felt like I had a very big skill edge on this particular player, but hindsight always seems to be 20/20 in tourneys. I honestly just figured he would fold basically always, and that the likelihood of him trapping me was very low. Plus he had just shipped on me, and I felt like he picked up some momentum there, and if I shipped it in and took the pot down it would swing right back in my direction. Oh wells. 

A couple of hands later, I have ~1.8M and min open the btn w/AKo. He calls and the flop is AQTcc. He checks, I bet 3/4, he ships on me and I call. He has A3o... Turn T, River A for the chop. Ouch!

I lost a pot or two and then shipped over his 2.5x open w/K9s, he called w/A9 and I bricked. vul I guess, but 90k is nothing to be down in the dumps about. The only thing I don't like is how steep the pay structure was. It seems like a $1650 buy in should have a smoother pay structure at the top, but I suppose that's how it goes. First got 182k, so I felt like I missed out on a ton of equity by not taking that down. Overall though it was a great experience. I learned a lot about both live play and tourney play, and it definitely gives me a lot of confidence for playing more live tourneys when I move back to Vegas in February. I highly doubt I'll be playing any more live tourneys until then, because the only ones that are worth playing reside in Blackhawk, and the structures there are pretty terrible, so I'm not even sure if the edge is worth the trip. 

Ironically since the score, I've been getting destroyed in cash games. Lost a ton of bi's playing HU, and then playing and running bad in six max. Can't complain though, just need to focus on the mental stuff and trying to play my A game more consistently. 

I've also been reading and listening to a ton of audio books lately; namely Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. I've read bits and pieces of it in the past, but never really sat down and took it all in. All I have to say is WOW! Awesome book. I think it should be required reading for all poker players, and anyone who's interested in being successful and happy with their lives (basically everyone?). Written in the 1930's, Napoleon Hill was a journalist who was hired by Andrew Carnegie to interview over 2500 of the most wealthy people in America at the time, and then devise a formula for acquiring great fortunes. 

To give you an idea of what the book is like, I decided to type out one of the more powerful excerpts from it for y'all. The reason I included this part specifically is because ALL OF US want to make more money right? But are you really doing everything you can to improve your game? Do you honestly have the desire to do what it takes? We all agree that everyone wants money, so why the hell doesn't everyone have it? I don't have any empirical evidence to back this up, but I think one of the main reasons is that most people simply don't know how to reach their goals, or more simply, they just don't know how to plan for it. Or perhaps they're just unwilling to make the sacrifices necessary to reach their goals.

I heard a quote awhile ago that said "Comfort is the enemy of success". I think that's pretty awesome. Do me a favor and reflect on your life for a moment. What periods of your life did you experience the most personal growth? Humans are beings of necessity, and unfortunately, if the environment you're in makes things a little too easy for you, then your natural inclination from a physiological standpoint will be to just "take it easy", which can make achieving your goals challenging.  It's one of the reasons why so many poker players that get to the top of high stakes end up going broke, moving down, or just fizzling out of the scene for whatever reason. Their motivation to improve is gone; all of their needs are met. It's similar to what happens with music artists and entertainers. That's why it's such a treasure to find someone like Kobe Bryant, Phil Ivey, or Roger Federer that can continue to perform at such a high level after they've already "made it". I mean... This is just a guess, but I find it hard to believe that someone with a 1M bankroll isn't going to sit down and watch every poker video on all of the training sites, post on the forums, read poker books, review HH's with a group of other learning players, and devote hours to their game with the intention of moving up in stakes as someone who's bankroll is on life support, works a shitty job, and who's dream is to make enough money from poker to quit their shitty job. That's why most of the players at the top started from the very bottom and worked their way up. They were fucking hungry, man. They wanted to be the best. And so do a ton of the players on this site, which is why I love it here! Better watch out durrrr... We're coming for you!

Anyways, check out this excerpt from the book that I typed out, and then go buy this fucking book. PLEASE! Hopefully everyone is doing well.

GL,

John

It is the same difference that distinguishes practically all who succeed from those who fail. Every human being who understands the purpose of money wishes for it. Wishing, will not bring riches. But desiring riches with a state of mind that becomes an obsession, then planning definite ways and means to acquire riches, and backing those plans with persistence which does not recognize failure, will bring riches. The method by which desire for riches can be transmuted into it's financial equivalent consists of six definite practical steps:


1. Fix in your mind the exact amount of money you desire. It is not sufficient merely to say "I want plenty of money". Be definite as to the amount. 



2. Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you desire. There is no such reality as something for nothing.



3. Establish a definite date when you intend to possess the money you desire.




4. Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire, and begin at once whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action. 




5. Write out a clear concise statement of the amount of money you intend to acquire. Name the time limit for its acquisition. State what you intend to give in return for the money, and describe clearly the plan through which you intend to accumulate it. 




6. Read your written statement aloud twice daily. Once at night, and once in the morning. As you read, see, feel and believe yourself already in possession of the money.



It is important that you follow the instructions described in these six steps. It is especially important that you observe and follow the sixth instruction. You may complain that it is impossible for you to see yourself in possession of the money before you actually have it. Here is where a burning desire will come to your aid. If you truly desire money so keenly that your desire is an obsession, you will have no difficulty in convincing yourself that you will acquire it. The object is to want money, and to become so determined to have it that you convince yourself you will have it. Only those who become money conscious ever accumulate great riches. Money consciousness means that the mind has become so thoroughly saturated with the desire for money that one can see one's self already in possession of it.



To those who have not been schooled in the working principles of the human mind, these instructions may appear impractical. It may be helpful to all who fail to recognize the soundness of the six steps to know that the information they convey was received from Andrew Carnegie, who began as an ordinary laborer in the steel mills. Despite his humble beginnings, Carnegie managed to make these principles yield him a fortune of considerably more than 100 millions dollars. It may be a further help to know that the six steps recommended here were carefully scrutinized by Thomas A. Edison. He placed his stamp of approval upon them, as being not only the steps essential for the accumulation of money, but also for the attainment for any definite goal. 



The steps call for no hard labor. They call for no sacrifice. To apply them calls for no great amount of education. But the successful application of these six steps DOES call for sufficient imagination, to enable one to see and to understand that accumulation of money cannot be left to chance, good fortune, and luck. One must realize that all who have accumulated great fortunes first did a certain amount of dreaming, hoping, wishing, desiring, and planning before they acquired money. 



You may as well know also, that every great leader from the dawn of civilization down to the present was a dreamer. If you do not see great riches in your imagination, you will NEVER see them in your bank balance. We who desire to accumulate riches should remember that the real leaders of the world have always been people who harnessed and put into practical use the intangible unseen forces of unborn opportunity. They have converted those forces or impulses of thought into skyscrapers, cities, factories, airplanes, cars, better health care, and every form of convenience that makes life more pleasant. 



Tolerance and an open-mind are practical necessities for the dreamer of today. Those who are afraid of new ideas are doomed before they start. Never has there been a time more favorable to pioneers than the present. There is a vast business, financial and industrial world to be re-molded and redirected along new and better lines. In planning to acquire your share of the riches let no one influence you to scorn the dreamer. To win the big stakes in this ever changing world, you must catch the spirit of the great pioneers of the past, who's dreams have given to civilization all that it has of value, the spirit which serves as the lifeblood of our society, your opportunity and mine, to market and develop our talents. If the thing you wish to do is right, and you believe in it, go ahead and DO IT. Put your dream across, and never mind what they say if you're met with temporary defeat, for they perhaps do not know that every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success. 



Henry Ford, poor and uneducated, dreamed of a horseless carriage. He went to work with what tools he possessed without waiting for opportunity to favor him. And now evidence of his dream belts the entire Earth. Thomas Edison dreamed of a lamp that could be operated by electricity. Despite over 10,000 failures, he stood by that dream until he made it a physical reality. Practical dreamers DO NOT quit. Lincoln dreamed of freedom for the slaves, put his dream into action, and barely missed living to see a united north and south translate his dream into reality. The wright brothers dreamed of a machine that would fly through the air. Now, one may see evidence all over the world that they dreamed soundly. 



Marconi dreamed of a system for harnessing the intangible forces of the ether. Evidence that he did not dream in vain, may be found in every radio, TV, and cell phone in the world. Moreover, Marconi's dream brought the humblest cabin and the most stately manor house side by side. It made the people of every nation on Earth next door neighbors, by creating a medium where news, information, and entertainment could instantly be disseminated throughout the world. It may interest you to know that Marconi's "friends", had him taken into custody and examined in a psychopathic hospital when he announced he had discovered a principal through which he could send messages through the air without the aid of wires or other direct physical means of communication. 



The dreamers of today fare better. The world has become accustomed to new discoveries. Indeed, it has shown a willingness to reward the dreamer who gives the world a new idea. 


Posted By KasinoKrime at 02:47 AM

98 Comments

August 28, 2010

10/20 Shot, Got My AARP Card

"Cuz I'm back on my grind,

Money back on my mind,

Ya Killa-Cam,

Tha world is mine!"

This song is dope, check it out! I'm a sucker for Kanye beats though...

The weather here in Denver is truly unbelievable this time of year, so me and the roommates have made sure to get out to a few Rockies games before the weather starts to turn. Fortunately we've been able to score some pretty sweet seats for the games, because my parents have season tickets, but they've been out of town so they gave the four tickets to us. Check out the view from the seats below. It's funny because if a left handed batter is up, people can see you on TV very clearly. So a lot of times I'll be at the game, and then I'll get a text from people telling me to stop picking my nose or get off the phone etc., haha. But one time it worked against me, because my parents gave me the seats, but I ended up wanting to do something else that day, so I ditched out on the game. So I got a call from my mom later on asking me how the game was, and I tried to bluff her saying I went etc... But she turned on the game and saw that the seats were empty, so she knew I was bluffing, but I 3b bluffed my way out of it and told her we went and sat with some chicks in some shitty upper-deck seats instead of the premium ones hahaha. wp!

  

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I was also in a buddy of mine's wedding in Fort Collins. Weddings are the nuts man. Chicks look their best for 'em, and it's a fantastic excuse to get drunk, meet new people, and overall have a good time. Here's a pic of me and a buddy from the wedding. I'm the one on the left.

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I also went to a club in Denver called Jet for the first time a few weeks ago for a buddys birthday. It was pretty sick! 

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Speaking of birthdays, my birthday is this Thursday, so I'm pretty stoked. Obviously I'm kidding about getting an AARP card, but turning 26 seems kinda old in the online poker world. Labor Day Weekend is always my favorite weekend of the whole year not only because it's my birthday, but also because that's when they have the CU vs. CSU rivalry game, the weather is always nice, and it's a holiday weekend so everyone has extra time to come out and celebrate my bday with me! I'm going on some kind of pub crawl they do every year where they take a party bus full of like 45 people to Boulder during the afternoon/evening, and then back to Denver for the night. You basically pay 60 bucks to have unlimited drinks for the whole day/night, and you basically just hit up every single bar that's decent in both Boulder and Denver. Everyone dresses up too (gotta encourage the girls to dress slutty amirite?), and this years theme is Back to the Future. Needless to say it's gonna be a sick time, so I'm looking forward to it!

When I haven't been drinking beer at Rockies games, I've had some time to put in volume. I went on a very nice heater earlier in the month, but eventually got doom-switched again for a few sessions. And what way to squash a downswing than to take a shot right? I couldn't really help myself, since I got the Jesus seat on a very friendly rainbow trout on two different tables. Unfortunately I didn't run as well as I could've but I only ended up losing ~$1500, which all things considered isn't too bad. I'll post some random hands from the last ten days for those who're curious. 

It kind of sucks that I have to get my money in flipping against the fish, but that's just how the hand played out. Against a lot of players I might choose a c/c flop c/r turn line, but he was a massive call station, so I didn't want to give him a chance to check the flop back. After he raises the flop the rest of the hand plays itself. Kinda weak that the turn bricked both times and he still scooped 'em both imo.

Full Tilt Poker $5/$10 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 3 players - View hand 893363
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SB: $458.50
Hero (BB): $1285.75
BTN: $4161.00

Pre Flop: ($15.00) Hero is BB with 9 of clubs 9 of diamonds T of spades 8 of spades
BTN raises to $30, 1 fold, Hero calls $20

Flop: ($65.00) 3 of hearts J of diamonds 9 of hearts(2 players)
Hero bets $50, BTN raises to $215, Hero raises to $710, BTN raises to $2195, Hero calls $545.75 all in

Turn: ($2576.50) 6 of spades(2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($2576.50) 4 of hearts(2 players - 1 is all in)

Turn: ($2576.50) 6 of clubs(2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($2576.50) T of diamonds(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $2576.50
Hero shows 9 of clubs 9 of diamonds T of spades 8 of spades (three of a kind, Nines)
BTN shows K of spades T of hearts Q of hearts A of hearts (a straight, King high)
BTN wins $1287.50
BTN wins $1287.50
(Rake: $1.50)

Lifetime I bet I've played maybe 100 hands of cap, which I think hurt me here, because afterwards looking back this is a 3b pretty much always. My reasoning at the time was that I wanted to make sure to keep the fish in, it was only a min raise so I can't get as high of a % of my stack in, my hand is pretty polar/nutty so calling can't be a huge mistake, and if I 3b everyone will call me so it's a pretty high variance play getting it in postflop. But the other side of that is they probably all don't call me, I'll likely get 3 way or HU and be able to get the rest in on most boards etc. But so it goes.

Full Tilt Poker $10/$20 $800 Cap Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 5 players - View hand 893364
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BTN: $2782.50
SB: $4246.00
Hero (BB): $2421.00
UTG: $428.50
CO: $1242.00

Pre Flop: ($30.00) Hero is BB with 5 of clubs A of clubs A of hearts 8 of diamonds
1 fold, CO raises to $40, BTN calls $40, SB calls $30, Hero calls $20

Flop: ($160.00) 5 of hearts 6 of clubs K of clubs(4 players)
SB checks, Hero checks, CO checks, BTN bets $100, SB calls $100, Hero raises to $560, CO folds, BTN raises to $760, SB folds, Hero calls $200

Turn: ($1780.00) Q of diamonds(2 players)

River: ($1780.00) 7 of diamonds(2 players)

Turn: ($1780.00) J of spades(2 players)

River: ($1780.00) Q of hearts(2 players)

Final Pot: $1780.00
BTN shows 4 of spades 2 of clubs K of spades K of hearts (three of a kind, Kings)
Hero shows 5 of clubs A of clubs A of hearts 8 of diamonds (a pair of Aces)
BTN wins $888.00
BTN wins $888.00
(Rake: $4.00)

Blah, kinda hate this hand. My first instinct was to fold the riv, but I talked myself into calling because I figured he'd play any boat this way, and he was a really spazzy fish. Only thing that made me want to fold is that he snap shipped the river, and like I've said in videos, snap actions from weaker players are almost always polar, and in this case he would never have air, so therefore it should be the stones right? Good turn for him I suppose...

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players - View hand 893366

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MP: $197.00
CO: $302.00
Hero (BTN): $338.40
SB: $71.00
BB: $194.55
UTG: $82.80

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is BTN with T of spades K of clubs A of clubs J of hearts
2 folds, CO raises to $7, Hero raises to $24, 2 folds, CO calls $17

Flop: ($51.00) Q of diamonds J of clubs A of spades(2 players)
CO checks, Hero bets $16, CO raises to $47, Hero calls $31

Turn: ($145.00) A of diamonds(2 players)
CO bets $55, Hero calls $55

River: ($255.00) 6 of spades(2 players)
CO bets $176 all in, Hero calls $176

Final Pot: $607.00
CO shows 5 of spades A of hearts Q of spades 3 of hearts (a full house, Aces full of Queens)
Hero mucks T of spades K of clubs A of clubs J of hearts
CO wins $604.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Run gooooot
Full Tilt Poker $10/$20 $800 Cap Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players - View hand 893368

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MP: $2424.00
CO: $1333.50
Hero (BTN): $1970.00
SB: $1487.00
BB: $1910.50
UTG: $1381.00

Pre Flop: ($30.00) Hero is BTN with K of hearts Q of hearts 7 of diamonds J of hearts
UTG calls $20, 2 folds, Hero raises to $80, 2 folds, UTG raises to $270, Hero calls $190

Flop: ($570.00) J of spades 6 of clubs T of hearts(2 players)
UTG bets $240, Hero raises to $530, UTG calls $290

Turn: ($1630.00) 2 of hearts(2 players)

River: ($1630.00) A of spades(2 players)

Final Pot: $1630.00
Hero shows K of hearts Q of hearts 7 of diamonds J of hearts (a straight, Ace high)
UTG shows A of diamonds 6 of hearts 3 of clubs A of clubs (three of a kind, Aces)
Hero wins $1627.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Full Tilt Poker $5/$10 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players - View hand 893370
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MP: $487.00
Hero (CO): $525.00
BTN: $774.50
SB: $923.50
BB: $1061.50
UTG: $1291.50

Pre Flop: ($15.00) Hero is CO with 9 of diamonds Q of spades 5 of diamonds A of spades
1 fold, MP raises to $25, Hero raises to $80, 3 folds, MP calls $55

Flop: ($175.00) K of clubs 5 of hearts 9 of spades(2 players)
MP checks, Hero bets $100, MP raises to $407 all in, Hero calls $307

Turn: ($989.00) T of spades(2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($989.00) 5 of spades(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $989.00
MP shows K of hearts 6 of diamonds 8 of clubs A of clubs (two pair, Kings and Fives)
Hero shows 9 of diamonds Q of spades 5 of diamonds A of spades (a full house, Fives full of Nines)
Hero wins $986.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Games are good imo.

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players - View hand 893371
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BTN: $200.00
SB: $171.00
Hero (BB): $200.00
UTG: $437.05
MP: $117.00
CO: $394.45

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is BB with Q of spades K of clubs K of spades 3 of spades
2 folds, CO raises to $7, BTN calls $7, 1 fold, Hero calls $5

Flop: ($22.00) J of diamonds A of spades T of clubs(3 players)
Hero bets $14, CO raises to $64, BTN folds, Hero raises to $193 all in, CO calls $129

Turn: ($408.00) Q of hearts(2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($408.00) T of diamonds(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $408.00
Hero shows Q of spades K of clubs K of spades 3 of spades (a straight, Ace high)
CO shows A of hearts 4 of hearts 4 of clubs J of clubs (two pair, Aces and Jacks)
Hero wins $405.00
(Rake: $3.00)


Was pretty sure he had AA**, so wanted to set him up. I kinda like being able to play perfectly. Run goooood!

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players - View hand 893372
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BTN: $175.00
SB: $595.00
Hero (BB): $203.00
UTG: $75.95
MP: $204.55
CO: $94.60

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is BB with 6 of clubs Q of spades 9 of spades J of clubs
UTG calls $2, 3 folds, SB raises to $8, Hero requests TIME, Hero raises to $17, 1 fold, SB raises to $53, Hero calls $36

Flop: ($108.00) 5 of diamonds 6 of diamonds 7 of spades(2 players)
SB bets $108, Hero raises to $150 all in, SB calls $42

Turn: ($408.00) 5 of spades(2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($408.00) 8 of spades(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $408.00
SB shows 8 of hearts A of hearts A of diamonds J of hearts (two pair, Aces and Fives)
Hero shows 6 of clubs Q of spades 9 of spades J of clubs (a flush, Queen high)
Hero wins $405.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Anyone wanna take a guess at what my equity is on the flop?

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players - View hand 893375
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UTG: $200.00
MP: $106.55
CO: $172.55
BTN: $225.20
SB: $271.45
Hero (BB): $206.35

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is BB with 4 of spades A of spades 5 of hearts K of hearts
3 folds, BTN raises to $7, 1 fold, Hero raises to $22, BTN calls $15

Flop: ($45.00) 7 of diamonds 2 of hearts 6 of spades(2 players)
Hero bets $31, BTN raises to $138, Hero raises to $184.35 all in, BTN calls $46.35

Turn: ($413.70) K of clubs(2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($413.70) 9 of clubs(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $413.70
BTN shows Q of clubs 9 of spades K of spades 8 of spades (two pair, Kings and Nines)
Hero shows 4 of spades A of spades 5 of hearts K of hearts (a pair of Kings)
BTN wins $410.70
(Rake: $3.00)

Had been 3b'ing him IP tons on a couple of tables, so bet to induce obv. Didn't go as planned. Nice turn for him imo.

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 5 players - View hand 893376
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UTG: $259.00
CO: $212.55
Hero (BTN): $200.00
SB: $204.00
BB: $849.70

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is BTN with 3 of diamonds 7 of spades J of diamonds J of spades
1 fold, CO raises to $6, Hero raises to $21, 2 folds, CO calls $15

Flop: ($45.00) J of hearts 8 of diamonds 6 of spades(2 players)
CO checks, Hero bets $18, CO raises to $99, Hero raises to $179 all in, CO calls $80

Turn: ($403.00) 9 of hearts(2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($403.00) 2 of diamonds(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $403.00
CO shows K of clubs 5 of clubs K of diamonds 7 of clubs (a straight, Nine high)
Hero shows 3 of diamonds 7 of spades J of diamonds J of spades (three of a kind, Jacks)
CO wins $400.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 5 players - View hand 893378
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BTN: $259.00
SB: $216.55
Hero (BB): $200.00
UTG: $249.50
CO: $402.20

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is BB with J of diamonds A of spades A of diamonds 7 of hearts
UTG raises to $7, CO raises to $24, 2 folds, Hero raises to $80, UTG calls $73, CO calls $56

Flop: ($241.00) 2 of hearts 9 of hearts T of diamonds(3 players)
Hero bets $120 all in, UTG raises to $169.50 all in, CO calls $169.50

Turn: ($700.00) K of hearts(3 players - 2 are all in)

River: ($700.00) K of diamonds(3 players - 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $700.00
Hero shows J of diamonds A of spades A of diamonds 7 of hearts (two pair, Aces and Kings)
UTG shows 7 of spades Q of hearts 8 of clubs J of spades (a straight, King high)
CO shows T of hearts Q of clubs K of clubs J of clubs (a full house, Kings full of Tens)
CO wins $99.00
CO wins $598.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Run goooot. Bought in short because the two players on my left are very aggressive.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 5 players - View hand 893381

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UTG: $374.30
Hero (CO): $244.00
BTN: $400.00
SB: $2801.60
BB: $895.90

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is CO with 8 of clubs 9 of diamonds Q of hearts T of clubs
UTG raises to $14, Hero raises to $36, BTN calls $36, 1 fold, BB raises to $160, 1 fold, Hero raises to $244 all in, BTN calls $208, BB calls $84

Flop: ($748.00) 6 of spades 5 of diamonds 7 of hearts(3 players - 1 is all in)
BB bets $651.90 all in, BTN calls $156 all in

Turn: ($1060.00) 8 of spades(3 players - 3 are all in)

River: ($1060.00) 2 of spades(3 players - 3 are all in)

Final Pot: $1060.00
Hero shows 8 of clubs 9 of diamonds Q of hearts T of clubs (a straight, Ten high)
BTN shows 8 of hearts 9 of spades 6 of diamonds 7 of clubs (a straight, Nine high)
BB shows A of hearts A of diamonds Q of diamonds 3 of diamonds (a pair of Aces)
BTN wins $312.00
Hero wins $745.00
(Rake: $3.00)

This one prob looks donkish so I'll explain. Basically I min raise to re-open the action for the UTG short-stack limper. Plus, the CO is playing 89/72/3b of 55, 4b of 30 (!!!). So it gives him a chance to go off too, and worst case scenario is everyone just calls me, which isn't a big deal since I'm only risking an 1 extra bb, but I could get HU AIPF etc. Plus my hand plays fine in a min raised 5 way pot OOP. Ultimately I think it worked out nicely :)

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 5 players - View hand 893383
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CO: $333.90
BTN: $200.50
Hero (SB): $849.75
BB: $80.00
UTG: $122.00

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is SB with T of spades A of clubs T of diamonds A of spades
UTG calls $4, CO calls $4, BTN calls $4, Hero raises to $8, BB calls $4, UTG calls $4, CO raises to $16, BTN calls $12, Hero raises to $80, BB calls $72 all in, 1 fold, CO calls $64, BTN calls $64

Flop: ($328.00) 7 of hearts 7 of spades A of hearts(4 players - 1 is all in)
Hero bets $22, CO raises to $253.90 all in, BTN folds, Hero calls $231.90

Turn: ($835.80) 5 of spades(3 players - 2 are all in)

River: ($835.80) 3 of clubs(3 players - 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $835.80
CO shows 4 of clubs 2 of spades 6 of clubs 7 of diamonds (a straight, Seven high)
Hero shows T of spades A of clubs T of diamonds A of spades (a full house, Aces full of Sevens)
BB shows J of clubs 8 of spades K of spades Q of hearts (a pair of Sevens)
Hero wins $507.80
Hero wins $325.00
(Rake: $3.00)
Not much to say for this one.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 5 players - View hand 893387
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UTG: $611.90
CO: $208.50
Hero (BTN): $487.55
SB: $70.00
BB: $138.00

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BTN with 8 of hearts A of hearts 9 of spades A of diamonds
UTG raises to $14, 1 fold, Hero raises to $40, 2 folds, UTG raises to $126, Hero raises to $384, UTG raises to $611.90 all in, Hero calls $103.55 all in

Flop: ($981.10) 5 of hearts J of spades 9 of diamonds

Turn: ($981.10) T of hearts

River: ($981.10) 8 of spades

Final Pot: $981.10
UTG shows A of spades 2 of clubs 2 of spades A of clubs (a pair of Aces)
Hero shows 8 of hearts A of hearts 9 of spades A of diamonds (two pair, Nines and Eights)
Hero wins $978.10
(Rake: $3.00)

K high FTW!

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 5 players - View hand 893388
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BB: $954.00
UTG: $175.30
CO: $189.60
BTN: $160.00
Hero (SB): $160.00

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is SB with 6 of hearts 7 of spades Q of hearts K of spades
2 folds, BTN raises to $12, Hero raises to $40, BB raises to $132, BTN raises to $160 all in, Hero calls $120 all in, BB calls $28

Flop: ($480.00) 2 of clubs 3 of spades J of hearts

Turn: ($480.00) A of spades

River: ($480.00) 3 of diamonds

Final Pot: $480.00
BB shows 5 of spades 7 of diamonds 8 of hearts 6 of clubs (a pair of Threes)
BTN shows T of diamonds 9 of diamonds Q of spades 8 of spades (a pair of Threes)
Hero shows 6 of hearts 7 of spades Q of hearts K of spades (a pair of Threes)
Hero wins $477.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Ummm....Thank you?

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players - View hand 893389
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SB: $488.00
BB: $53.40
Hero (UTG): $270.00
MP: $244.00
CO: $475.45
BTN: $274.65

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is UTG with 6 of clubs A of clubs J of diamonds T of diamonds
Hero raises to $8, MP calls $8, 2 folds, SB calls $6, BB calls $4

Flop: ($32.00) 6 of hearts 4 of diamonds 6 of diamonds(4 players)
SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $20, MP calls $20, SB folds, BB folds

Turn: ($72.00) 9 of hearts(2 players)
Hero bets $64, MP raises to $216 all in, Hero calls $152

River: ($504.00) 3 of hearts(2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($504.00) Q of hearts(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $504.00
Hero shows 6 of clubs A of clubs J of diamonds T of diamonds (three of a kind, Sixes)
MP shows A of hearts 9 of diamonds 4 of spades A of spades (two pair, Aces and Sixes)
Hero wins $250.00
Hero wins $250.00
(Rake: $4.00)

Stacks prob need to be deeper for me to fold buddy.

Full Tilt Poker $5/$10 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players - View hand 893391

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UTG: $287.50
MP: $442.00
CO: $385.50
BTN: $400.00
SB: $192.75
Hero (BB): $400.00

Pre Flop: ($15.00) Hero is BB with Q of diamonds J of hearts 7 of diamonds 6 of clubs
4 folds, SB raises to $30, Hero calls $20

Flop: ($60.00) 4 of diamonds K of diamonds 6 of diamonds(2 players)
SB bets $45, Hero calls $45

Turn: ($150.00) 2 of diamonds(2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $23, SB raises to $117.75 all in, Hero calls $94.75

River: ($385.50) 9 of spades(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $385.50
SB shows 3 of hearts 8 of clubs A of diamonds 7 of clubs (Ace King high)
Hero shows Q of diamonds J of hearts 7 of diamonds 6 of clubs (a flush, King high)
Hero wins $382.50
(Rake: $3.00)
:(

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players - View hand 893392
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BB: $403.10
UTG: $160.00
MP: $557.90
CO: $302.80
BTN: $968.90
Hero (SB): $346.10

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is SB with 9 of diamonds A of diamonds 4 of diamonds A of spades
4 folds, Hero raises to $12, BB raises to $36, Hero raises to $108, BB calls $72

Flop: ($216.00) A of hearts 7 of clubs 2 of diamonds(2 players)
Hero bets $26, BB calls $26

Turn: ($268.00) K of hearts(2 players)
Hero bets $35, BB raises to $269.10 all in, Hero calls $177.10 all in

River: ($692.20) 8 of hearts(2 players - 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $692.20
BB shows Q of hearts 7 of hearts K of diamonds 3 of diamonds (a flush, Ace high)
Hero shows 9 of diamonds A of diamonds 4 of diamonds A of spades (three of a kind, Aces)
BB wins $689.20
(Rake: $3.00)

Here I bet small on the turn because he was peeling reaaaaalllly wide, and all sets and most 2pr's wouldve raised the flop, so I figured the only way to get value was to bet small to widen his range or get him to bluff turn or river.

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 2 players - View hand 893470
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Hero (BB): $435.80
BTN/SB: $313.20

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is BB with 6 of clubs A of diamonds 4 of clubs Q of diamonds
BTN/SB raises to $4, Hero raises to $12, BTN/SB calls $8

Flop: ($24.00) A of hearts J of diamonds 8 of diamonds(2 players)
Hero bets $18, BTN/SB calls $18

Turn: ($60.00) 2 of diamonds(2 players)
Hero bets $24, BTN/SB calls $24

River: ($108.00) 6 of spades(2 players)
Hero bets $94, BTN/SB raises to $259.20 all in, Hero calls $165.20

Final Pot: $626.40
Hero shows 6 of clubs A of diamonds 4 of clubs Q of diamonds (a flush, Ace high)
BTN/SB shows 4 of diamonds K of diamonds T of hearts 7 of clubs (a flush, King high)
Hero wins $625.90
(Rake: $0.50)

I thought I took a cool line in this rush hand so I'll include it. No real reads on Villain to start the hand. I raised the flop for a couple of reasons. First, I'm not concerned about the SB hitting this flop very hard, and second I think the BB leads all draws, 2pr's and sets, but I have a 7 blocker so 67 is unlikely, and basically my thought at the time was if I call it's hard to rep 67 later, and i give him a chance to barrel me on the turn and make me fold, but if I raise I can very credibly rep 67 since I look stronger because of the player behind me, plus as long as the turn isn't a 6JQ or board pairing card I think I'll pick it up a very high percentage of the time, and even if it's a 6 i might bet anyway... Depends on the actual card and my reads on the player I suppose. Plus he might fold the flop, and I have some equity (pair+gutter) so it doesn't have to work as often either. Multi-street planning FTW!

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players - View hand 893472
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SB: $267.80
BB: $113.30
UTG: $144.75
MP: $38.30
Hero (CO): $106.85
BTN: $133.95

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is CO with 4 of diamonds 9 of diamonds J of diamonds 7 of hearts
2 folds, Hero raises to $2, 1 fold, SB calls $1.50, BB calls $1

Flop: ($6.00) 5 of clubs 8 of hearts 9 of spades(3 players)
SB checks, BB bets $4, Hero raises to $14, SB folds, BB calls $10

Turn: ($34.00) A of hearts(2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $28, BB folds

Final Pot: $34.00
Hero wins $32.30
(Rake: $1.70)


I think that's all for now. I hope everyone is running well! 

GL,

John

Posted By KasinoKrime at 11:35 PM

16 Comments

August 13, 2010

Everyday I'm Barrelin'

What's up Degens? 

Normally I'm not a huge fan of tournaments, but I really love the HU PLO FTOPS for a couple of reasons. First, it gives me a good excuse to hop in front of the computer and grind, and second because they're generally really soft. Unfortunately for me, I got some pretty terrible draws, and had to play some really good players this time, instead of the fishies that usually give 'em a try. 

The first round I played an unknown, but I thought he was really solid. Then the second round, I had to play gavz101 (he won the $5k SCOOP earlier this year, and is a 25/50 sicko), which actually went pretty smoothly, and then the third round I played sweetpants1 (HU reg, pretty big winner), and then the fourth round I played Bluff Deez Nuts, who I thought was pretty tough, but I ended up winning a flip to take it down. 

I was pretty amped to be in the final 32, but unfortunately I lost to the weakest player I faced the whole time, and had to settle for 21st ($1800). Anyways, I normally only post hands where stacks were exchanged or something hilarious happened, but this time I also posted some smaller pots where I took some unconventional lines, and used some unique bet sizes to take advantage of my opponents. So check 'em out if you have some spare time!

I thought this hand was kind of cool. There's a longer explanation for it, but basically it comes down to his leading range being really wide on the turn, but his bet/calling range on the river being really narrow. Pretty easy spot actually. This is against sweetpants1

Full Tilt Poker FTOPS Event #23 Pot Limit Omaha Hi Tournament - t20/t40 Blinds - 2 players - View hand 858129

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Hero (BTN/SB): t3260 81.50 BBs
BB: t2740 68.50 BBs

Pre Flop: (t60) Hero is BTN/SB with Q of diamonds 5 of diamonds Q of hearts 7 of hearts
Hero raises to t80, BB calls t40

Flop: (t160) 9 of spades A of diamonds 4 of hearts(2 players)
BB checks, Hero checks

Turn: (t160) 3 of hearts(2 players)
BB bets t140, Hero calls t140

River: (t440) 7 of clubs(2 players)
BB bets t280, Hero raises to t960, BB folds

Final Pot: t1000
Hero wins t1000

Barrel Barrel!

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Hero (CO): $971.00
BTN: $1598.75
SB: $200.00
BB: $310.90
UTG: $530.00
MP: $561.75

Pre Flop: ($15.00) Hero is CO with 7 of hearts J of hearts J of clubs 8 of hearts
2 folds, Hero raises to $20, 1 fold, SB calls $15, BB calls $10

Flop: ($60.00) 5 of diamonds K of spades A of clubs(3 players)
SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $15, SB folds, BB calls $15

Turn: ($90.00) 2 of spades(2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $71, BB calls $71

River: ($232.00) 4 of hearts(2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $232, BB folds

Final Pot: $232.00
Hero wins $229.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Don't think there's much he can really do here.
Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players - View hand 858132

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BB: $281.60
UTG: $161.30
MP: $73.40
CO: $275.80
Hero (BTN): $160.00
SB: $499.30

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BTN with T of hearts T of diamonds 6 of hearts 9 of clubs
UTG calls $4, 2 folds, Hero calls $4, SB calls $2, BB checks

Flop: ($16.00) 8 of hearts 4 of spades 3 of diamonds(4 players)
SB checks, BB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $16, SB folds, BB calls $16, UTG folds

Turn: ($48.00) A of spades(2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $10, BB calls $10

River: ($68.00) J of diamonds(2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $68, BB folds

Final Pot: $68.00
Hero wins $65.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Guess this is how you turn 40bb into 3 streets.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players - View hand 858137

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BTN: $358.10
SB: $348.20
BB: $70.00
UTG: $157.80
MP: $118.00
Hero (CO): $368.00

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is CO with K of diamonds T of hearts A of clubs 9 of diamonds
UTG raises to $14, 1 fold, Hero calls $14, 2 folds, BB calls $10

Flop: ($44.00) J of clubs 3 of clubs J of hearts(3 players)
BB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $16, BB folds, UTG calls $16

Turn: ($76.00) 4 of diamonds(2 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $23, UTG calls $23

River: ($122.00) 8 of hearts(2 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $47, UTG folds

Final Pot: $122.00
Hero wins $119.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 Pot Limit Omaha Hi $0.20 Ante - 4 players - View hand 858138

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Hero (BB): $118.00
CO: $122.20
BTN: $101.05
SB: $132.90

Pre Flop: ($2.30) Hero is BB with 7 of hearts A of spades J of diamonds 4 of spades
1 fold, BTN calls $1, 1 fold, Hero checks

Flop: ($3.30) 5 of hearts 3 of diamonds 9 of clubs(2 players)
Hero checks, BTN checks

Turn: ($3.30) 8 of hearts(2 players)
Hero bets $3.30, BTN calls $3.30

River: ($9.90) K of clubs(2 players)
Hero checks, BTN bets $5, Hero raises to $24.90, BTN folds

Final Pot: $19.90
Hero wins $18.95
(Rake: $0.95)

Think this is a spot where most people would just peel, but I think raising is infinitely better. I mean... We DO have equity, right? Doubt he has a straight here. Plus I doubt a bad straight wants to c/c me two streets here. And besides, even if he does, I'll show a bluff, he'll feel like a champ, and he'll never fold to me again (yummy). 
Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 3 players - View hand 858140

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SB: $203.00
BB: $200.00
Hero (BTN): $217.00

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is BTN with 6 of diamonds A of hearts 9 of hearts 8 of diamonds
Hero raises to $6, 1 fold, BB calls $4

Flop: ($13.00) 3 of clubs Q of diamonds 4 of hearts(2 players)
BB checks, Hero checks

Turn: ($13.00) 5 of hearts(2 players)
BB bets $10, Hero raises to $42, BB folds

Final Pot: $33.00
Hero wins $32.00
(Rake: $1.00)


Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 5 players - View hand 858142

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Hero (BTN): $185.40
SB: $554.40
BB: $93.70
UTG: $368.50
CO: $256.00

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BTN with 8 of diamonds 7 of clubs A of hearts J of hearts
1 fold, CO raises to $14, Hero raises to $28, 2 folds, CO calls $14

Flop: ($62.00) 3 of hearts A of diamonds Q of spades(2 players)
CO checks, Hero bets $28, CO calls $28

Turn: ($118.00) 7 of spades(2 players)
CO checks, Hero requests TIME, Hero bets $24, CO calls $24

River: ($166.00) 5 of spades(2 players)
CO bets $76, Hero calls $76

Final Pot: $318.00
Hero shows 8 of diamonds 7 of clubs A of hearts J of hearts (two pair, Aces and Sevens)
CO shows 4 of diamonds 4 of clubs 8 of clubs 5 of diamonds (a pair of Fives)
Hero wins $315.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Getting there is a nice bonus but I was gonna bet almost all cards anyway.

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players - View hand 858143
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CO: $202.45
BTN: $145.80
SB: $200.00
BB: $258.35
Hero (UTG): $209.05
MP: $414.10

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is UTG with 6 of hearts Q of hearts 9 of diamonds T of diamonds
Hero raises to $4, MP calls $4, 4 folds

Flop: ($11.00) A of hearts 6 of diamonds 8 of spades(2 players)
Hero bets $6, MP calls $6

Turn: ($23.00) 5 of clubs(2 players)
Hero checks, MP bets $14, Hero raises to $48, MP calls $34

River: ($119.00) 7 of clubs(2 players)
Hero bets $119, MP folds

Final Pot: $119.00
Hero wins $116.00
(Rake: $3.00)
Boy, did I fuck up this hand. At the time, I thought that I had more FE than I actually do. I just didn't see him having low cards in his 3b overcalling range out of the blinds PF, and I thought that he would be leading a lot of weaker draws here that I could dominate. Plus, I felt like I was going to make a mistake on the river, or if I got there I wouldn't get paid. Still had 43% tho, so if he ever does fold than I guess this is the best play. But overall this is a pretty easy call. 

Full Tilt Poker $5/$10 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players - View hand 858145

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Hero (BTN): $1038.50
SB: $1305.50
BB: $257.00
UTG: $144.25
MP: $543.50
CO: $859.25

Pre Flop: ($15.00) Hero is BTN with A of clubs 7 of hearts J of hearts J of clubs
2 folds, CO raises to $22.50, Hero raises to $60, SB calls $55, 1 fold, CO calls $37.50

Flop: ($190.00) 2 of diamonds 6 of clubs 3 of clubs(3 players)
SB checks, CO checks, Hero bets $140, SB calls $140, CO folds

Turn: ($470.00) Q of hearts(2 players)
SB bets $390, Hero raises to $838.50 all in, SB calls $448.50

River: ($2147.00) 4 of hearts(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $2147.00
Hero shows A of clubs 7 of hearts J of hearts J of clubs (a pair of Jacks)
SB shows A of hearts 6 of spades 3 of spades K of hearts (two pair, Sixes and Threes)
SB wins $2144.00
(Rake: $3.00)


Full Tilt Poker $3/$6 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players - View hand 858147

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BTN: $30.00
SB: $1223.00
BB: $261.00
Hero (UTG): $369.00
MP: $406.60
CO: $143.15

Pre Flop: ($9.00) Hero is UTG with A of spades T of spades A of clubs 2 of spades
Hero raises to $21, 2 folds, BTN raises to $30 all in, 1 fold, BB raises to $114, Hero raises to $369 all in, BB calls $147 all in

Flop: ($555.00) 9 of hearts 7 of hearts J of hearts

Turn: ($555.00) 6 of diamonds

River: ($555.00) Q of clubs

Final Pot: $555.00
BTN shows J of diamonds 9 of clubs K of clubs 6 of hearts (two pair, Jacks and Nines)
BB shows K of hearts T of hearts K of spades 5 of hearts (a flush, King high)
Hero shows A of spades T of spades A of clubs 2 of spades (a pair of Aces)
BB wins $462.00
BB wins $90.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 Pot Limit Omaha Hi $0.20 Ante - 3 players - View hand 858148
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BB: $118.65
BTN: $71.00
Hero (SB): $138.40

Pre Flop: ($2.10) Hero is SB with T of clubs A of hearts 9 of hearts 7 of spades
1 fold, Hero raises to $3.60, BB calls $2.60

Flop: ($7.80) J of clubs 2 of spades 4 of diamonds(2 players)
Hero checks, BB bets $5, Hero raises to $22.80, BB calls $17.80

Turn: ($53.40) A of spades(2 players)
Hero bets $21, BB folds

Final Pot: $53.40
Hero wins $52.40
(Rake: $1.00)

Full Tilt Poker $5/$10 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 5 players - View hand 858150
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Hero (SB): $400.00
BB: $2119.25
UTG: $274.00
CO: $376.00
BTN: $1383.00

Pre Flop: ($15.00) Hero is SB with 9 of clubs 8 of spades K of clubs T of spades
1 fold, CO calls $10, BTN raises to $45, Hero raises to $155, 2 folds, BTN calls $110

Flop: ($330.00) Q of clubs 5 of spades K of hearts(2 players)
Hero bets $245 all in, BTN calls $245

Turn: ($820.00) 2 of diamonds(2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($820.00) J of hearts(2 players - 1 is all in)

Turn: ($820.00) A of hearts(2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($820.00) 3 of hearts(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $820.00
Hero shows 9 of clubs 8 of spades K of clubs T of spades (a pair of Kings)
BTN shows 9 of spades J of diamonds Q of spades 8 of clubs (a pair of Queens)
Hero wins $408.00
Hero wins $408.00
(Rake: $4.00)

Full Tilt Poker $3/$6 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players - View hand 858153
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Hero (CO): $502.90
BTN: $309.00
SB: $240.00
BB: $211.00
UTG: $240.00
MP: $294.00

Pre Flop: ($9.00) Hero is CO with 9 of diamonds 5 of diamonds K of hearts K of diamonds
1 fold, MP raises to $21, Hero calls $21, 1 fold, SB calls $18, BB calls $15

Flop: ($84.00) 8 of diamonds J of diamonds 4 of diamonds(4 players)
SB checks, BB checks, MP checks, Hero bets $18, SB folds, BB folds, MP raises to $66, Hero calls $48

Turn: ($216.00) A of hearts(2 players)
MP bets $207 all in, Hero calls $207

River: ($630.00) 3 of clubs(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $630.00
Hero shows 9 of diamonds 5 of diamonds K of hearts K of diamonds (a flush, King high)
MP shows 6 of spades Q of diamonds Q of spades 6 of diamonds (a flush, Queen high)
Hero wins $627.00
(Rake: $3.00)

47% on the turn still. Turn is kinda nasty, don't like c/f'ing, but against 3 other players running into QT is pretty standard, although I'm not sure how much I like leading, even though at the time I hated letting it check through so I felt like it was my best option.
Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 5 players - View hand 858155

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BTN: $172.00
Hero (SB): $174.00
BB: $342.90
UTG: $124.00
CO: $355.30

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is SB with A of spades K of clubs K of hearts 3 of spades
1 fold, CO raises to $9, BTN calls $9, Hero calls $7, BB calls $5

Flop: ($36.00) Q of spades 2 of spades 3 of diamonds(4 players)
Hero bets $20, BB calls $20, CO folds, BTN calls $20

Turn: ($96.00) T of hearts(3 players)
Hero bets $55, BB raises to $261, BTN folds, Hero calls $90 all in

River: ($386.00) 7 of hearts(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $386.00
Hero shows A of spades K of clubs K of hearts 3 of spades (a pair of Kings)
BB shows 6 of diamonds T of spades Q of diamonds J of spades (two pair, Queens and Tens)
BB wins $383.00
(Rake: $3.00)

This one makes me sad. Villain is 95/72/3b'ing 50%. Nice peel there sirrr, guess that's why I bet small though. In the long run he'll miss and fold, or like he did here, he'll improve and I'll still have 42%.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 5 players - View hand 858159
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BTN: $744.15
Hero (SB): $400.00
BB: $917.10
UTG: $399.80
CO: $350.20

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is SB with J of clubs K of diamonds 9 of spades K of spades
1 fold, CO raises to $14, BTN calls $14, Hero raises to $60, 1 fold, CO calls $46, 1 fold

Flop: ($138.00) 8 of clubs T of spades J of spades(2 players)
Hero bets $65, CO calls $65

Turn: ($268.00) 9 of hearts(2 players)
Hero bets $100, CO raises to $225.20 all in, Hero calls $125.20

River: ($718.40) 2 of diamonds(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $718.40
Hero shows J of clubs K of diamonds 9 of spades K of spades (two pair, Jacks and Nines)
CO shows 8 of diamonds 7 of diamonds 4 of hearts 4 of clubs (a straight, Jack high)
CO wins $715.40
(Rake: $3.00)

Same guy here as in the hand above. Guess he had my #. ~70% on the flop fwiw. Pretty nice open UTG by him too imo.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 5 players - View hand 858161
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CO: $764.15
Hero (BTN): $423.00
SB: $838.10
BB: $417.00
UTG: $198.90

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BTN with 6 of diamonds 8 of diamonds 9 of hearts 9 of spades
UTG raises to $14, CO calls $14, Hero calls $14, 2 folds

Flop: ($48.00) T of diamonds 3 of diamonds 7 of clubs(3 players)
UTG bets $48, CO folds, Hero raises to $192, UTG calls $136.90 all in

Turn: ($417.80) 4 of clubs(2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($417.80) Q of hearts(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $417.80
Hero shows 6 of diamonds 8 of diamonds 9 of hearts 9 of spades (a pair of Nines)
UTG shows 5 of spades K of hearts 7 of diamonds 3 of spades (two pair, Sevens and Threes)
UTG wins $414.80
(Rake: $3.00)

I think my maximum range is stronger, sir!

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players - View hand 858167
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Hero (SB): $237.55
BB: $200.00
UTG: $246.25
MP: $209.15
CO: $411.20
BTN: $217.90

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is SB with K of diamonds 5 of diamonds Q of clubs J of clubs
3 folds, BTN raises to $6, Hero raises to $20, 1 fold, BTN calls $14

Flop: ($42.00) 7 of hearts 9 of spades Q of spades(2 players)
Hero checks, BTN checks

Turn: ($42.00) 6 of spades(2 players)
Hero checks, BTN bets $24, Hero raises to $76, BTN folds

Final Pot: $90.00
Hero wins $87.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 5 players - View hand 858232
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SB: $499.50
BB: $741.60
UTG: $821.85
Hero (CO): $402.80
BTN: $400.00

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is CO with 7 of diamonds Q of diamonds J of clubs 8 of hearts
UTG calls $4, Hero raises to $16, 3 folds, UTG calls $12

Flop: ($38.00) A of clubs 9 of hearts 2 of diamonds(2 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $22, UTG calls $22

Turn: ($82.00) K of hearts(2 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $34, UTG calls $34

River: ($150.00) K of diamonds(2 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $124, UTG folds

Final Pot: $150.00
Hero wins $147.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 5 players - View hand 858235
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BB: $260.10
UTG: $77.00
Hero (CO): $160.00
BTN: $306.20
SB: $80.00

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is CO with J of clubs T of spades K of diamonds K of hearts
1 fold, Hero raises to $8, BTN calls $8, SB calls $6, 1 fold

Flop: ($28.00) 3 of spades 4 of hearts A of diamonds(3 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $12, BTN calls $12, SB folds

Turn: ($52.00) 8 of spades(2 players)
Hero bets $16, BTN calls $16

River: ($84.00) 3 of clubs(2 players)
Hero bets $84, BTN folds

Final Pot: $84.00
Hero wins $81.00
(Rake: $3.00)

That's all for now. Hopefully everyone is running well!

GL,


John


Posted By KasinoKrime at 04:56 AM

12 Comments

August 09, 2010

FTOPS and Multi-Tabling

What's up Degens? 

So, I've wrote in previous entries about how one of my biggest leaks is not being able to multi-table effectively. As soon as I get more than 4 tables fired up, I've noticed a marked increase in the amount of mistakes I make.. Namely:

1. Misclicks. Wow, if I have more than 4 tables, I start misclicking like a muthafucka. I can't tell you how many times I've been preoccupied, look back at a table, and not noticed that someone had already opened the pot, and then I misclick min-3b OOP and then insta get 4b.. Ya that's me. Or I type in 11 bucks instead of 111 bucks or something stupid. 

2. Timing Out: Too much going on, and I just tend to accidentally fold hands that should be opened, called, or 3b, etc. 

3. Not following the action correctly. One mistake I've been guilty of is glancing back at a table, only seeing my hand, and then just clicking raise call or whatever, but not realizing that someone already opened, or that there were limpers, or just generally not thinking about my position, # of opponents, or SPR enough when there's big pots being played on other tables. Postflop this will really destroy your win rate. If you just blindly cb without looking at the size of the pot or how many opponents there are, you can lose a lot of money because you'll have to b/f more, or you might be ruining your value because the line you take in most scenarios should vary a lot depending on how many opponents there are, and what their tendencies are as well. 

So, to alleviate this issue, I decided that while I was playing the FTOPS, I'd move down in stakes and work on multi-tabling a bit. I played anywhere from 6-8 tables on Sunday, mixing in 1 Rush table with the 5-7 other tables, and it worked out pretty well. I ended up winning close to 16 buy ins, but was really happy with how I played overall. A couple of things I did that really helped:

1. Player ID everyone at the table before you start seeing hands. I used to just get on the waitlist and fire up a bunch of tables, while also starting my own table when I was ready to play. But things can get really hectic if you're involved in some big pots right off the bat, especially if you get HU action, and then trying to look up how many tables players are sitting at, while also PTR'ing them at the same time can force you to divert your attention from the tables, and ultimately make more mistakes. So I focused on having everything in place before I saw my first hand, so that when I was in the game, I could just focus on the action and playing the situations optimally. 

2. Taking breaks: It's important to have a good understanding your body, and more specifically, realize the indicators that are telling you that you're tired/losing focus. I've gotten much better at that, so I made it a point to sit out of my tables when I could tell that I was losing interest and focus. The games will always be there, and there's always fish sitting, so taking a break and recharging your batteries helps ensure that you'll put in more quality sessions, tilt less, and profit more obv. 

I did well in cash games, but finished just outside of the money in the FTOPS. Lost a flip for ~40k'ish, so gg me. 


Full Tilt Poker FTOPS Event #8 Pot Limit Omaha Hi Tournament - t400/t800 Blinds - 6 players - View hand 850182
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SB: t92178 115.22 BBs
BB: t26205 32.76 BBs
UTG: t58687 73.36 BBs
MP: t28100 35.12 BBs
CO: t76612 95.77 BBs
Hero (BTN): t19440 24.30 BBs

Pre Flop: (t1200) Hero is BTN with J of clubs 4 of clubs J of spades 3 of spades
3 folds, Hero raises to t1600, SB raises to t4800, 1 fold, Hero calls t3200

Flop: (t10400) T of clubs 5 of spades 8 of spades(2 players)
SB bets t10400, Hero raises to t14640 all in, SB calls t4240

Turn: (t39680) Q of diamonds(2 players - 1 is all in)

River: (t39680) A of clubs(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: t39680
SB shows 5 of clubs K of clubs A of hearts T of diamonds (two pair, Aces and Tens)
Hero shows J of clubs 4 of clubs J of spades 3 of spades (a pair of Jacks)
SB wins t39680


Thought this hand worked out well for me. BB is pretty tight so far, so on the flop my plan was actually just to c/f since I don't plan on taking it down very much against a nit, and there's not very many good turns for me to barrel, especially given that there's not that much money behind. I guess if I got creative with my bet sizing it could be possible, but this particular table was really soft, and he seemed to be the only guy at the table who had an idea of what was going on, so I was more concerned with just keeping some chips and giving myself to 2x against the fish and build my stack that way. Once it checks through, it's tough for him to really have anything though. Almost all hands that are worth a damn would've bet. Turn I like c/r'ing much more than just leading out and getting him to fold because it keeps his range wider when I check, and also having the blockers is obviously nice. Also, if I bet and get called, it's really awkward on a lot of rivers, and I don't really want to turn a one street bluff into a two street bluff here. Plus, I have some equity when I get called, so imo c/r'ing is definitely the best play. Additionally I think after I check twice most people will almost always stab, esp given that the turn should be a scare card for most people. Plus even if he did make 2pr, I'm not sure that he's courageous enough to call that off given that I shouldn't be bluffing there too much. 

Full Tilt Poker FTOPS Event #8 Pot Limit Omaha Hi Tournament - t150/t300 Blinds - 6 players - View hand 850184
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MP: t16805 56.02 BBs
CO: t11472 38.24 BBs
BTN: t14349 47.83 BBs
Hero (SB): t9090 30.30 BBs
BB: t8881 29.60 BBs
UTG: t12410 41.37 BBs

Pre Flop: (t450) Hero is SB with T of clubs 9 of clubs 2 of hearts T of hearts
4 folds, Hero raises to t900, BB calls t600

Flop: (t1800) K of clubs 7 of spades 9 of diamonds(2 players)
Hero checks, BB checks

Turn: (t1800) 8 of clubs(2 players)
Hero checks, BB bets t1200, Hero raises to t5400, BB folds

Final Pot: t4200
Hero wins t4200

Haha don't think this has to work very often to be profitable..

Full Tilt Poker Satellite to FTOPS Event #8 Pot Limit Omaha Hi Tournament - t20/t40 Blinds - 4 players - View hand 850190
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SB: t1230 30.75 BBs
BB: t1532 38.30 BBs
Hero (CO): t1473 36.83 BBs
BTN: t1330 33.25 BBs

Pre Flop: (t60) Hero is CO with Q of clubs T of diamonds Q of spades T of spades
Hero raises to t120, BTN raises to t420, 2 folds, Hero calls t300

Flop: (t900) 7 of hearts 4 of diamonds 9 of diamonds(2 players)
Hero bets t150, BTN folds

Final Pot: t900
Hero wins t900

Run goood. Check out BB's hand for a laugh.

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi $0.30 Ante - 6 players - View hand 850195
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MP: $1289.15
CO: $1220.60
BTN: $550.40
Hero (SB): $200.00
BB: $375.80
UTG: $1499.85

Pre Flop: ($4.80) Hero is SB with 8 of spades A of clubs 7 of diamonds A of hearts
UTG raises to $8, MP calls $8, CO calls $8, BTN calls $8, Hero calls $7, BB raises to $57.80, 1 fold, MP raises to $207.20, 2 folds, Hero calls $191.70 all in, BB calls $149.40

Flop: ($639.90) 5 of diamonds 4 of spades K of spades(3 players - 1 is all in)
BB bets $168.30 all in, MP calls $168.30

Turn: ($976.50) 7 of clubs(3 players - 2 are all in)

River: ($976.50) 6 of diamonds(3 players - 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $976.50
MP shows J of diamonds K of hearts A of diamonds 4 of hearts (two pair, Kings and Fours)
Hero shows 8 of spades A of clubs 7 of diamonds A of hearts (a straight, Eight high)
BB shows 6 of spades T of diamonds 2 of clubs 5 of spades (two pair, Sixes and Fives)
MP wins $351.60
Hero wins $621.90
(Rake: $3.00)

Standard. 45% 3-way fwiw.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 5 players - View hand 850196

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UTG: $160.00
Hero (CO): $174.50
BTN: $256.10
SB: $160.00
BB: $157.20

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is CO with K of diamonds A of spades A of hearts 7 of diamonds
1 fold, Hero raises to $12, BTN calls $12, SB calls $10, 1 fold

Flop: ($40.00) 6 of hearts 7 of clubs A of clubs(3 players)
SB requests TIME, SB bets $32, Hero raises to $136, BTN raises to $240, SB calls $116 all in, Hero calls $26.50 all in

Turn: ($513.00) 8 of spades(3 players - 2 are all in)

River: ($513.00) 4 of hearts(3 players - 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $513.00
Hero shows K of diamonds A of spades A of hearts 7 of diamonds (three of a kind, Aces)
BTN shows 9 of diamonds T of hearts 8 of hearts 5 of clubs (a straight, Ten high)
SB shows 9 of spades Q of clubs 5 of spades 9 of clubs (a straight, Nine high)
BTN wins $29.00
BTN wins $481.00
(Rake: $3.00)

I don't think you're supposed to lose these very often..

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players - View hand 850197
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BTN: $174.00
SB: $220.30
Hero (BB): $169.20
UTG: $99.80
MP: $160.00
CO: $455.20

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BB with J of hearts 7 of hearts 7 of spades 8 of spades
3 folds, BTN calls $4, SB calls $2, Hero checks

Flop: ($12.00) 7 of diamonds 9 of spades 6 of spades(3 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $8, BTN folds, SB calls $8

Turn: ($28.00) T of hearts(2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $16, SB raises to $76, Hero raises to $157.20 all in, SB calls $81.20

River: ($342.40) T of diamonds(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $342.40
SB shows J of clubs 9 of diamonds 9 of hearts 8 of hearts (a full house, Nines full of Tens)
Hero shows J of hearts 7 of hearts 7 of spades 8 of spades (a full house, Sevens full of Tens)
SB wins $339.40
(Rake: $3.00)

If you like money, don't call 3b's with his hand

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 3 players - View hand 850202

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SB: $158.00
Hero (BB): $165.40
BTN: $163.50

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BB with K of clubs K of diamonds T of clubs J of diamonds
1 fold, SB raises to $8, Hero raises to $24, SB calls $16

Flop: ($48.00) 5 of spades 2 of clubs Q of diamonds(2 players)
SB bets $12, Hero raises to $84, SB calls $72

Turn: ($216.00) 4 of hearts(2 players)
SB bets $50 all in, Hero calls $50

River: ($316.00) 8 of spades(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $316.00
SB shows Q of clubs J of hearts T of spades T of diamonds (a pair of Queens)
Hero shows K of clubs K of diamonds T of clubs J of diamonds (a pair of Kings)
Hero wins $315.00
(Rake: $1.00)
 

This one is close, but felt like he would peel me with more than 78**, so to keep his range the widest, decided c/r'ing was the best. 

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players - View hand 850205
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SB: $694.35
BB: $448.30
UTG: $400.00
MP: $905.60
Hero (CO): $400.00
BTN: $316.00

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is CO with 8 of clubs J of clubs T of spades 9 of spades
1 fold, MP calls $4, Hero raises to $18, BTN calls $18, 1 fold, BB calls $14, MP calls $14

Flop: ($74.00) 3 of spades 6 of hearts 9 of clubs(4 players)
BB checks, MP checks, Hero bets $56, BTN calls $56, BB folds, MP folds

Turn: ($186.00) 5 of spades(2 players)
Hero checks, BTN bets $93, Hero requests TIME, Hero raises to $326 all in, BTN folds

Final Pot: $372.00
Hero wins $369.00
(Rake: $3.00)
What's funny is that I misclick 3b min him, and ended up winning a stack lolol.

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi $0.30 Ante - 5 players - View hand 850210
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UTG: $368.30
CO: $446.60
BTN: $319.05
Hero (SB): $200.00
BB: $647.70

Pre Flop: ($4.50) Hero is SB with 6 of spades 9 of diamonds J of clubs T of clubs
2 folds, BTN raises to $8.50, Hero raises to $15, 1 fold, BTN calls $6.50

Flop: ($33.50) T of diamonds 2 of clubs 6 of clubs(2 players)
Hero bets $24, BTN raises to $105.50, Hero raises to $184.70 all in, BTN calls $79.20

Turn: ($402.90) J of spades(2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($402.90) K of hearts(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $402.90
BTN shows A of clubs 8 of hearts 6 of diamonds 4 of clubs (a pair of Sixes)
Hero shows 6 of spades 9 of diamonds J of clubs T of clubs (two pair, Jacks and Tens)
Hero wins $399.90
(Rake: $3.00)
slurp slurp.

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 Pot Limit Omaha Hi $0.20 Ante - 3 players - View hand 850213
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BTN: $211.10
SB: $151.50
Hero (BB): $267.10

Pre Flop: ($2.10) Hero is BB with 9 of hearts T of diamonds T of clubs 9 of diamonds
BTN raises to $2.55, SB calls $2.05, Hero raises to $10.80, 1 fold, SB calls $8.25

Flop: ($24.75) T of spades 4 of clubs 4 of hearts(2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $7, SB raises to $14, Hero calls $7

Turn: ($52.75) 3 of spades(2 players)
SB bets $52.75, Hero requests TIME, Hero calls $52.75

River: ($158.25) A of spades(2 players)
SB bets $73.75 all in, Hero calls $73.75

Final Pot: $305.75
SB shows T of hearts 7 of diamonds 4 of diamonds 8 of diamonds (a full house, Fours full of Tens)
Hero shows 9 of hearts T of diamonds T of clubs 9 of diamonds (a full house, Tens full of Fours)
Hero wins $304.75
(Rake: $1.00)
Generally 3b'ing min OOP is pretty terrible, but here's a spot where I'll do it occasionally. Villain is a pretty big maniac, so here I'm basically just reopening the action for him to 4b me light and allow me to 5b get the money in quick etc. Plus even if they both call, it's not the worst thing in the world because after all.. I still have a good hand that's pretty nutty/polar and plays fine OOP etc. 

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 Pot Limit Omaha Hi $0.20 Ante - 4 players - View hand 850215
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Hero (SB): $377.05
BB: $70.75
CO: $75.00
BTN: $91.35

Pre Flop: ($2.30) Hero is SB with A of hearts 7 of clubs Q of diamonds A of clubs
CO raises to $3, BTN calls $3, Hero raises to $6, 1 fold, CO calls $3, BTN calls $3

Flop: ($19.80) 9 of clubs J of clubs 6 of hearts(3 players)
Hero bets $12, CO calls $12, BTN raises to $67.80, Hero raises to $123.60, CO folds, BTN calls $17.35 all in

Turn: ($202.10) K of spades(2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($202.10) T of clubs(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $202.10
Hero shows A of hearts 7 of clubs Q of diamonds A of clubs (a flush, Ace high)
BTN shows 6 of clubs 5 of clubs J of spades 3 of spades (a flush, Jack high)
Hero wins $200.10
(Rake: $2.00)

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 Pot Limit Omaha Hi $0.20 Ante - 6 players - View hand 850216

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BTN: $189.45
SB: $281.10
BB: $572.65
UTG: $68.85
MP: $153.75
Hero (CO): $102.05

Pre Flop: ($2.70) Hero is CO with Q of spades T of hearts A of clubs 5 of clubs
1 fold, MP raises to $4.70, Hero raises to $9, 3 folds, MP calls $4.30

Flop: ($20.70) 3 of spades Q of hearts 4 of clubs(2 players)
MP checks, Hero bets $12, MP raises to $56.70, Hero raises to $92.85 all in, MP calls $36.15

Turn: ($206.40) 9 of hearts(2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($206.40) 9 of clubs(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $206.40
MP shows 4 of diamonds 5 of diamonds 6 of spades 2 of spades (two pair, Nines and Fours)
Hero shows Q of spades T of hearts A of clubs 5 of clubs (two pair, Queens and Nines)
Hero wins $203.40
(Rake: $3.00)

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players - View hand 850218
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UTG: $86.20
MP: $93.50
CO: $86.75
Hero (BTN): $141.95
SB: $142.15
BB: $33.50

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is BTN with A of hearts 6 of hearts Q of spades 5 of spades
UTG calls $1, 1 fold, CO raises to $4.50, Hero raises to $16, 3 folds, CO calls $11.50

Flop: ($34.50) 6 of spades 5 of diamonds 6 of clubs(2 players)
CO checks, Hero bets $10, CO raises to $64.50, Hero raises to $119, CO calls $6.25 all in

Turn: ($176.00) 3 of hearts(2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($176.00) A of spades(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $176.00
CO shows 9 of clubs 9 of hearts A of clubs 7 of diamonds (two pair, Aces and Sixes)
Hero shows A of hearts 6 of hearts Q of spades 5 of spades (a full house, Sixes full of Aces)
Hero wins $173.00
(Rake: $3.00)
I think I'm supposed to get there?

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players - View hand 850220
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SB: $362.95
BB: $125.65
UTG: $275.70
MP: $271.35
Hero (CO): $104.10
BTN: $139.25

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is CO with J of hearts K of spades 9 of diamonds T of hearts
1 fold, MP calls $1, Hero raises to $4.50, BTN raises to $16, 3 folds, Hero calls $11.50

Flop: ($34.50) J of spades 8 of hearts 5 of diamonds(2 players)
Hero checks, BTN bets $34.50, Hero raises to $88.10 all in, BTN calls $53.60

Turn: ($210.70) 4 of clubs(2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($210.70) 3 of hearts(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $210.70
Hero shows J of hearts K of spades 9 of diamonds T of hearts (a pair of Jacks)
BTN shows A of diamonds Q of clubs K of hearts A of clubs (a pair of Aces)
BTN wins $207.70
(Rake: $3.00)
One Time!

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 5 players - View hand 850223
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BB: $93.05
UTG: $100.00
Hero (CO): $172.60
BTN: $98.50
SB: $128.05

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is CO with 8 of hearts T of diamonds 7 of clubs 9 of clubs
UTG raises to $3.50, Hero raises to $11, 3 folds, UTG raises to $34.50, Hero calls $23.50

Flop: ($70.50) 4 of clubs T of clubs Q of diamonds(2 players)
UTG bets $65.50 all in, Hero calls $65.50

Turn: ($201.50) 4 of diamonds(2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($201.50) K of hearts(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $201.50
UTG shows A of spades 2 of diamonds A of clubs 5 of diamonds (two pair, Aces and Fours)
Hero shows 8 of hearts T of diamonds 7 of clubs 9 of clubs (two pair, Tens and Fours)
UTG wins $198.50
(Rake: $3.00)

Boooooo. Would normally 3b that obv but huge fish in the BB and opener was pretty nitty etc.

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players - View hand 850224
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Hero (SB): $100.00
BB: $123.30
UTG: $261.95
MP: $68.50
CO: $331.80
BTN: $60.00

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is SB with K of spades 9 of clubs Q of spades A of clubs
2 folds, CO raises to $3.50, 1 fold, Hero calls $3, BB calls $2.50

Flop: ($10.50) 9 of spades 4 of clubs 8 of diamonds(3 players)
Hero checks, BB checks, CO checks

Turn: ($10.50) K of clubs(3 players)
Hero bets $7, BB folds, CO raises to $31.50, Hero raises to $96.50 all in, CO calls $65

River: ($203.50) T of hearts(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $203.50
Hero shows K of spades 9 of clubs Q of spades A of clubs (two pair, Kings and Nines)
CO shows 6 of clubs K of hearts 7 of clubs 9 of hearts (a straight, Ten high)
CO wins $200.50
(Rake: $3.00)

Everyday I'm barrelin'

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 5 players - View hand 850227
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SB: $113.25
BB: $1145.10
Hero (UTG): $160.00
CO: $597.25
BTN: $161.25

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is UTG with 9 of hearts J of diamonds K of clubs 6 of clubs
Hero raises to $8, CO calls $8, 1 fold, SB calls $6, 1 fold

Flop: ($28.00) A of hearts 5 of clubs 6 of diamonds(3 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $14, CO calls $14, SB folds

Turn: ($56.00) Q of diamonds(2 players)
Hero bets $27, CO calls $27

River: ($110.00) 3 of hearts(2 players)
Hero bets $110, CO requests TIME, CO folds

Final Pot: $110.00
Hero wins $107.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Lots of other hands to post but I'm afraid they'll get off. Hope everyone is runnin' gooooooooot!

John

Posted By KasinoKrime at 07:58 PM

9 Comments

August 06, 2010

New House Bizz

What's up Degens? 

Drake - Show Me A Good Time (Sick beat! I think Kanye and Timbaland are the only two producers that can make beats out of sounds that individually are irritating, but together sound amazing.)

DeadMau5 - So There I was (The more I listen to this guy, the more I like his music). 

So there's a ton of IRL stuff to talk about, but for the most part I'll keep this a poker-oriented blog. I just moved into a new place last week with a few other cardplayers here in Denver (namely my buddies Chance, Danny, and Matt). Our place is really dope, and the move in process was relatively painless because it's fully furnished and nearby my old pad. If any of y'all make it out to Denver soon, come visit us in Cherry Creek!



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Unsurprisingly we've only been in the house for a week, but we've had the cops called on us twice for noise. Our property manager is already threatening to terminate our lease if we don't shape up, so I think we need to remember that we're living in a pretty nice neighborhood, and not the strip in LV anymore, so people aren't constantly partying and up until 6am everyday. Hopefully our landlord doesn't kick us out before the lease is up!

I've played some poker since the last blog, so I'll post a few hands. I haven't put in a ton of volume, but when I have sat down to play it's gone pretty well. 19 out of my last 23 sessions have been winners, so I suppose I can't complain. Although I did have my bad session as a result of tilt on Sunday that I'm not too proud of. It wasn't necessarily tilt, but I just played wayyyy too long, and was just basically spewing around and playing my D game because of it. It's a bummer because I started up like $1k for the session, then quit, and was about to go to bed, but saw an unbelievable 2/4 table running with a seat open.. 2 hours later I'm obv in the red $1k instead of being in the black $1k, but so it goes. I'm actually kind of glad it happened, because it reminded me of how bad it feels to tilt, and why I promised myself in the Spring that I wasn't going to play when I was in a poor state of mind. It's similar to when you drink too much, and then when you're hunched over the toilet yacking out your intestines, you remember why you don't like getting blackout wasted anymore, lol. 

Anyways, here's some of the bigger and more interesting hands from my last few sessions.

Run Goooood!

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 5 players - View hand 843508
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UTG: $307.35
CO: $200.00
BTN: $216.40
Hero (SB): $200.00
BB: $382.05

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is SB with A of diamonds A of spades Q of spades 4 of diamonds
1 fold, CO raises to $7, BTN calls $7, Hero raises to $30, BB calls $28, CO calls $23, BTN calls $23

Flop: ($120.00) 9 of spades 4 of spades 3 of clubs(4 players)
Hero bets $41, BB raises to $243, CO folds, BTN calls $186.40 all in, Hero calls $129 all in

Turn: ($662.80) T of clubs(3 players - 2 are all in)

River: ($662.80) 8 of spades(3 players - 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $662.80
BTN shows 7 of clubs 9 of hearts 9 of clubs K of hearts (three of a kind, Nines)
Hero shows A of diamonds A of spades Q of spades 4 of diamonds (a flush, Ace high)
BB shows 8 of diamonds 9 of diamonds J of diamonds 7 of hearts (a straight, Jack high)
BB wins $32.80
Hero wins $627.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Standard

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 4 players - View hand 843509
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Hero (BTN): $269.30
SB: $93.75
BB: $134.85
CO: $200.00

CO posts a big blind ($2)

Pre Flop: ($5.00) Hero is BTN with K of diamonds J of hearts K of spades 9 of hearts
CO checks, Hero raises to $9, 2 folds, CO calls $7

Flop: ($21.00) 8 of clubs 5 of clubs K of hearts(2 players)
CO checks, Hero bets $18, CO raises to $75, Hero raises to $246, CO calls $116 all in

Turn: ($403.00) 3 of diamonds(2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($403.00) 7 of spades(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $403.00
Hero shows K of diamonds J of hearts K of spades 9 of hearts (three of a kind, Kings)
CO shows 7 of clubs K of clubs A of diamonds 8 of hearts (two pair, Kings and Eights)
Hero wins $401.00
(Rake: $2.00)
Here I took a pretty non-standard line. Villain is 40/25 and is 3b'ing 12%. I figured this flop never hits his range, because he would've 3b the majority of hands that hammer this flop PF. So there's really no value in betting, since even if he decides to check back QJ**, QQ**, JJ**, AQ**, AJ** etc., I probably can't get three streets of value from them anyway. Those are probably only worth 1-2, which I can get on later streets anyway. And like I said, since his range will mostly be air, and I don't have any draws to protect against (having a GS and a T blocker helps too obv), c/c'ing seems optimal. Stacked him next hand fwiw hahah. Don't try to bluff me, I'm a passive ass monkey yo!

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 5 players - View hand 843511
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SB: $254.25
BB: $359.00
Hero (UTG): $240.00
CO: $402.00
BTN: $208.05

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is UTG with T of diamonds 3 of spades A of hearts A of spades
Hero raises to $6, 1 fold, BTN calls $6, 2 folds

Flop: ($15.00) J of hearts A of diamonds Q of clubs(2 players)
Hero checks, BTN bets $12, Hero calls $12

Turn: ($39.00) 5 of spades(2 players)
Hero checks, BTN bets $38, Hero calls $38

River: ($115.00) 2 of clubs(2 players)
Hero checks, BTN bets $100, Hero calls $100

Final Pot: $315.00
Hero shows T of diamonds 3 of spades A of hearts A of spades (three of a kind, Aces)
BTN shows 8 of hearts 8 of spades 4 of clubs 4 of diamonds (a pair of Eights)
Hero wins $312.00
(Rake: $3.00)

This one has a semi-interesting flop decision. Only 25 hands on Villain, but he seems pretty bad. He's already c/r'd once, and he's 3b'ing a lot. I think flatting the c/r is totally fine, because it's a board where he'll be c/r'ing light a lot (probably not total air, just semi-bluffing a lot lighter than normal). The main reason for calling here is that he basically always barrels the turn after c/r'ing, and more than half the deck is good for me, so I'll be able to take more advantage of him this way, instead of just shipping the flop where he might make a good fold. 

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi $0.75 Ante - 3 players - View hand 843519
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SB: $777.25
BB: $1983.10
Hero (BTN): $400.00

Pre Flop: ($8.25) Hero is BTN with K of clubs 8 of spades 3 of spades 9 of clubs
Hero raises to $12, 1 fold, BB calls $8

Flop: ($28.25) 6 of diamonds K of spades 3 of clubs(2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $20, BB raises to $68, Hero requests TIME, Hero calls $48

Turn: ($164.25) T of clubs(2 players)
BB bets $138, Hero raises to $319.25 all in, BB calls $181.25

River: ($802.75) A of spades(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $802.75
BB shows 9 of diamonds A of clubs J of spades 6 of clubs (two pair, Aces and Sixes)
Hero shows K of clubs 8 of spades 3 of spades 9 of clubs (two pair, Kings and Threes)
BB wins $801.75
(Rake: $1.00)

Run gooot!

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 5 players - View hand 843521
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BTN: $155.40
SB: $195.00
Hero (BB): $760.60
UTG: $164.30
CO: $180.50

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BB with J of clubs T of spades K of clubs J of diamonds
UTG calls $4, CO raises to $16, 2 folds, Hero calls $12, UTG calls $12

Flop: ($50.00) 9 of diamonds J of hearts 2 of diamonds(3 players)
Hero bets $40, UTG calls $40, CO raises to $164.50 all in, Hero raises to $583.50, UTG calls $108.30 all in

Turn: ($527.30) 4 of clubs(3 players - 2 are all in)

River: ($527.30) 5 of spades(3 players - 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $527.30
Hero shows J of clubs T of spades K of clubs J of diamonds (three of a kind, Jacks)
UTG shows 7 of spades K of diamonds 5 of clubs A of diamonds (a pair of Fives)
CO shows A of spades 6 of diamonds A of hearts 4 of diamonds (a pair of Aces)
Hero wins $32.40
Hero wins $491.90
(Rake: $3.00)

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 5 players - View hand 843523
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BB: $169.00
UTG: $94.00
Hero (CO): $463.30
BTN: $191.00
SB: $196.60

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is CO with 7 of hearts K of diamonds 8 of diamonds K of hearts
UTG raises to $14, Hero raises to $48, 1 fold, SB calls $46, 1 fold, UTG raises to $94 all in, Hero raises to $334, SB calls $148.60 all in

Flop: ($491.20) 6 of diamonds 2 of clubs 5 of diamonds

Turn: ($491.20) 4 of clubs

River: ($491.20) 3 of spades

Final Pot: $491.20
UTG shows 6 of clubs 9 of diamonds A of hearts A of spades (a pair of Aces)
Hero shows 7 of hearts K of diamonds 8 of diamonds K of hearts (a straight, Eight high)
SB shows J of clubs T of diamonds T of hearts A of clubs (a pair of Tens)
Hero wins $205.20
Hero wins $283.00
(Rake: $3.00)
Straight Flush ftw!

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 5 players - View hand 843525
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BB: $156.50
UTG: $325.00
CO: $37.00
BTN: $520.30
Hero (SB): $431.50

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is SB with T of hearts J of clubs T of spades K of clubs
3 folds, Hero raises to $8, BB calls $4

Flop: ($16.00) T of clubs 9 of clubs A of hearts(2 players)
Hero bets $12, BB calls $12

Turn: ($40.00) 8 of diamonds(2 players)
Hero requests TIME, Hero bets $32, BB calls $32

River: ($104.00) Q of clubs(2 players)
Hero bets $104, BB calls $104

Final Pot: $312.00
BB mucks 3 of clubs 5 of clubs A of clubs 4 of clubs
Hero shows T of hearts J of clubs T of spades K of clubs (a straight flush, King high)
Hero wins $309.00
(Rake: $3.00)
 

Gettin' it in good here. 

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players - View hand 843526
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BB: $400.00
UTG: $508.00
MP: $2234.50
CO: $1504.20
BTN: $605.00
Hero (SB): $400.00

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is SB with 4 of spades K of spades K of clubs J of hearts
1 fold, MP calls $4, CO calls $4, 1 fold, Hero calls $2, BB raises to $20, MP calls $16, CO calls $16, Hero calls $16

Flop: ($80.00) 9 of clubs 6 of hearts K of diamonds(4 players)
Hero checks, BB bets $65, MP calls $65, CO calls $65, Hero raises to $380 all in, BB folds, MP requests TIME, MP folds, CO calls $315

Turn: ($970.00) 5 of spades(2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($970.00) A of clubs(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $970.00
CO shows 6 of spades 6 of diamonds 9 of diamonds 8 of clubs (three of a kind, Sixes)
Hero shows 4 of spades K of spades K of clubs J of hearts (three of a kind, Kings)
Hero wins $967.00
(Rake: $3.00)
 

WP sir..

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 5 players - View hand 843528
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SB: $236.00
BB: $1325.70
Hero (UTG): $200.00
CO: $80.00
BTN: $280.50

Pre Flop: ($2.00) Hero is UTG with 9 of spades T of hearts 6 of spades 6 of hearts
BB raises to $4, Hero raises to $14, 3 folds, BB calls $10

Flop: ($30.00) 9 of hearts 9 of diamonds K of spades(2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $18, BB calls $18

Turn: ($66.00) 5 of spades(2 players)
BB bets $33, Hero raises to $165, BB calls $132

River: ($396.00) 3 of hearts(2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $3 all in, BB calls $3

Final Pot: $402.00
BB mucks 5 of diamonds 2 of spades A of spades 8 of diamonds
Hero shows 9 of spades T of hearts 6 of spades 6 of hearts (three of a kind, Nines)
Hero wins $399.00
(Rake: $3.00)

I don't think you can rep QT** there buddy.

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 5 players - View hand 843530
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BB: $140.00
UTG: $254.55
Hero (CO): $460.50
BTN: $152.85
SB: $14.55

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is CO with 4 of clubs T of diamonds K of hearts A of clubs
UTG raises to $4, Hero raises to $14, 3 folds, UTG calls $10

Flop: ($31.00) A of spades 8 of clubs K of spades(2 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $30, UTG calls $30

Turn: ($91.00) J of hearts(2 players)
UTG checks, Hero requests TIME, Hero bets $64, UTG calls $64

River: ($219.00) 2 of hearts(2 players)
UTG bets $146.55 all in, Hero requests TIME, Hero calls $146.55

Final Pot: $512.10
UTG shows Q of spades 4 of spades 8 of diamonds 5 of diamonds (a pair of Eights)
Hero shows 4 of clubs T of diamonds K of hearts A of clubs (two pair, Aces and Kings)
Hero wins $509.10
(Rake: $3.00)

So, 3b'ing smaller than pot is the nuts in a lot of situations, and I have an article about it written up that I'm saving up for a long strategy post, but here's an example of a spot where it worked out pretty well (I run good obviously). If someone can tell me the type of opponents 3b'ing small works best against and why, I'll ship you $10 on Stars, FTP or Cake. 

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players - View hand 843533
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MP: $537.45
CO: $169.85
Hero (BTN): $330.95
SB: $525.50
BB: $207.65
UTG: $173.30

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is BTN with 3 of clubs T of diamonds K of clubs Q of diamonds
2 folds, CO raises to $6, Hero raises to $16, 1 fold, BB raises to $55, 1 fold, Hero calls $39

Flop: ($117.00) 6 of diamonds J of diamonds 9 of hearts(2 players)
BB bets $117, Hero raises to $234, BB calls $35.65 all in

Turn: ($422.30) 7 of diamonds(2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($422.30) T of hearts(2 players - 1 is all in)

Turn: ($422.30) K of diamonds(2 players - 1 is all in)

River: ($422.30) 4 of spades(2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $422.30
Hero shows 3 of clubs T of diamonds K of clubs Q of diamonds (a flush, King high)
BB shows A of spades A of clubs Q of clubs 2 of diamonds (a pair of Aces)
Hero wins $209.15
Hero wins $209.15
(Rake: $4.00)

Thought this one was pretty funny. Generally I don't limp UTG, but the table was really passive and I figured they'd let me get away with it. Sometimes I'd 3b this in position, but the problem is that I basically turn my hand face up against him, I don't get that much of my stack in, and my hand doesn't play that well in a 3b pot given how much of my stack I can get in. So I figured it would be easier to just play in position against him, knowing that he's likely to have big broadways/pairs, and just get max value on short boards/paired boards/bluff low boards etc. 

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi $0.30 Ante - 6 players - View hand 843535
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BTN: $363.50
SB: $356.15
BB: $428.65
Hero (UTG): $202.50
MP: $1585.95
CO: $293.30

Pre Flop: ($4.80) Hero is UTG with 6 of clubs A of spades A of diamonds 9 of hearts
Hero calls $2, 3 folds, SB raises to $9.80, 1 fold, Hero calls $7.80

Flop: ($23.40) 2 of clubs A of hearts 2 of spades(2 players)
SB bets $23.40, Hero calls $23.40

Turn: ($70.20) T of hearts(2 players)
SB bets $70.20, Hero calls $70.20

River: ($210.60) 4 of hearts(2 players)
SB bets $105.30, Hero calls $98.80 all in

Final Pot: $408.20
SB shows J of clubs J of diamonds 5 of spades A of clubs (two pair, Aces and Twos)
Hero shows 6 of clubs A of spades A of diamonds 9 of hearts (a full house, Aces full of Twos)
Hero wins $405.20
(Rake: $3.00)

Games are good (don't tell anyone plz). 

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players - View hand 843537
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BB: $160.00
UTG: $169.35
Hero (MP): $226.00
CO: $260.60
BTN: $195.20
SB: $247.50

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is MP with 5 of diamonds J of diamonds J of spades 5 of spades
1 fold, Hero raises to $12, 1 fold, BTN calls $12, 1 fold, BB calls $8

Flop: ($38.00) J of hearts T of spades 7 of clubs(3 players)
BB checks, Hero requests TIME, Hero bets $26, BTN calls $26, BB folds

Turn: ($90.00) 3 of clubs(2 players)
Hero bets $77, BTN calls $77

River: ($244.00) 4 of clubs(2 players)
Hero checks, BTN bets $80.20 all in, Hero calls $80.20

Final Pot: $404.40
Hero shows 5 of diamonds J of diamonds J of spades 5 of spades (three of a kind, Jacks)
BTN shows Q of hearts A of spades Q of spades Q of clubs (a pair of Queens)
Hero wins $401.40
(Rake: $3.00)

:(

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players - View hand 843542
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MP: $265.65
CO: $214.95
BTN: $270.55
SB: $254.50
BB: $100.80
Hero (UTG): $273.40

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is UTG with 9 of clubs 7 of spades J of hearts Q of clubs
Hero raises to $4, 1 fold, CO calls $4, 3 folds

Flop: ($11.00) 5 of hearts 7 of clubs 7 of diamonds(2 players)
Hero bets $8, CO calls $8

Turn: ($27.00) Q of spades(2 players)
Hero bets $20, CO raises to $40, Hero raises to $88, CO raises to $136, Hero raises to $261.40 all in, CO calls $66.95 all in

River: ($432.90) J of clubs(2 players - 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $432.90
CO shows Q of hearts 8 of clubs 9 of diamonds Q of diamonds (a full house, Queens full of Sevens)
Hero shows 9 of clubs 7 of spades J of hearts Q of clubs (a full house, Sevens full of Queens)
CO wins $429.90
(Rake: $3.00)

Pretty tough for him to have me beat here. SD's are less likely on two-tone boards, I would've heard from basically any type of made hand already, and he snapped ship the river (snap actions are usually polar). c/c'ing FTW is one of the things I love about poker the most I think. 

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 5 players - View hand 843622
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BB: $173.70
UTG: $30.10
CO: $312.60
BTN: $175.20
Hero (SB): $269.40

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is SB with K of hearts J of spades T of spades 9 of diamonds
3 folds, Hero raises to $12, BB calls $8

Flop: ($24.00) 6 of diamonds 9 of spades 2 of spades(2 players)
Hero bets $16, BB calls $16

Turn: ($56.00) 9 of hearts(2 players)
Hero bets $34, BB calls $34

River: ($124.00) 7 of clubs(2 players)
Hero checks, BB bets $111.70 all in, Hero calls $111.70

Final Pot: $347.40
BB shows K of clubs 3 of spades K of diamonds 7 of spades (two pair, Kings and Nines)
Hero shows K of hearts J of spades T of spades 9 of diamonds (three of a kind, Nines)
Hero wins $344.40
(Rake: $3.00)

That's all for now. GL at the tables y'all!

John

Posted By KasinoKrime at 07:03 PM

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July 07, 2010

Bracelet Talk, I'm in Bluff!

What's up Degens? 

It's been almost a month since I made an update, and instead of making a bunch of excuses for not doing so, I'd rather just jump into the action since the last month (or ten days I guess) has been un-fucking-believable!

It all started two weekends ago when I got a new car..


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 Brag! It's an '08 CTS. I got an amazing deal on it, even though it only has 12k miles, so I'm super stoked on it. 

The day after getting the car, I drove out to Vegas to play cash for the week at the Rio. One of my buddies from Colorado named Chance moved out there around the same time I did a couple of years ago, so I decided to stay with him. That ended up being a wise decision, because last week he ended up taking down the 5k PLO event at the WSOP for $508k! I really can't put into words how happy I am for him. Anybody who knows someone personally that's won a bracelet knows what I'm talking about, but it's really difficult to put into words how happy I am for him (having a small percentage of his win helps with the happiness level too I guess :)). I've known Chance for a little over five years now, and actually he's the one who got me into PLO in the first place. For everyone out there who has felt discouraged about their skills or their progression as a player, Chance is living proof that hard work DOES pay off. I know there's stories about guys that run hot as the sun at the WSOP and bink a tourney even though they suck, but Chance is not one of those guys. He has been working harder than anyone I know on his PLO game for the last two years, and it's really just awesome to see it finally paying off in a big way for him. Let me remind everyone that he was grinding 200PLO only two summers ago... Yep, shit can change really really fast in the poker world, so if you know you have the ability, and you have a strong desire to improve, it can definitely happen for you! Here's a few pictures I took on my phone from the final table if you're interested. 


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The following couple of nights were obviously pretty hilarious. We didn't go out the morning he won the bracelet because it was like 5am when everything finished, plus everyone needed to rest for the 10k PLO the next day. But for the 4th of July, we got bottle service at Ghostbar and Drai's, so it ended up being super fun. Plus, on the same weekend, my buddy from Fort Collins was having his bachelor party at the Palms, so we got to meet up for a night of debauchery at Rhino. 

I also got to play some Golf with the DC founders the first day I was out there. I ran good and made a couple of birdies, but felt like a pussy because Chris had to drive me into the clubhouse after the 15th because I was getting sick from the 108 degree heat. vul to that I guess! 

Hmmm what else... I got the new iphone, and I'm pretty disappointed in its phone capabilities. My reception is markedly worse than the 3GS, which really sucks because the rest of the phone is awesome. To make it a little worse, I already shattered the back of it after it dropped on the ground when I was getting out of my car.. Should've bought a case imo. 

Also, the guys at DC were nice enough to let me write an article for Bluff Magazine on their behalf. It was just printed in this months issue, so if you're a subscriber, or you're a cheap mutha-fucka and you're at the WSOP, you can pick up a free one outside almost every doorway there. It's towards the back on page 103 or something. Woot!

I suppose I should mention some poker stuff too. I played mostly 5/5/10 PLO at the Rio while I was out there, and all I have to say is wow; the games really are amazing during the WSOP. Last summer I didn't have a chance to play the PLO tables, but this year I decided to spend a few days grinding out there. I'd say the level of play is at or less than the 50PLO level online (and yes, I'm being serious). Here's a few examples of that:

  • I won a $4k pot AIPF w/AA57ss where the action was the following: I complete the SB ~1900 effective, UTG who has ~400 makes it 50, two players call, asian chick raises pot, I 4b pot, and she tanks for like 15 seconds, asks me if we can run it twice, I'm like obv ya, she's like I have a HUGE hand, I'm like wow she has KK and is about to run it with me hahaha, anyway she sticks the money in with KKJ6r, we run it twice and I scoop. As a sidenote, guy with 400 hilariously said he folded 89TJss preflop. 
  • Lady  pots it over a limper 8 handed w/888Tdd, and proceeds to flip out when she gets over setted on A8xdd board, and starts crying (literally) about how bad she runs.
  • HJ re-straddles to 20, so I pot out of the CO w/T988ss, get a call out of the BB and the straddle. 240 in the pot, and the flop is 4s7c8x. Both players check to me, I bet 160, fishy straddle guy c/c's. Turn is Jc bringing a FD. He checks, I bet 360 into 560, he c/r's pot we get it in (~1700'ish each to start the hand), and he has ignorant straight with the FD, we run it once and I win. 
  • There's a lot of similarities between live FR PLO and online PLO that I think are worth mentioning. One being that when people bet pot, they generally are strong. I'm not sure I saw someone bet pot when they didn't have the stones, especially multi way. It's the same thing online obviously, but I think it's even more pronounced live. I think from a psychological standpoint, people just say to themselves "big hand, bet big" and then when they're bluffing, they choose weird smaller amounts, and it's always a really weird percentage too. Like, in their minds, they think it's a big bet, but since bad players don't pay attention to the size of the pot or SPR, they don't understand the price they're laying people on their bluffs. I can't tell you how many times I saw someone bet like 200 into 1500 as a bluff! 
  • there's a couple of other things to worth mentioning, but I think I'll save it for a strategy post! 

So overall, you can't really ask for much more out of 8 days in LV. I won lots in cash games, took a % of a friend that won the $5k PLO, partied a bunch, and overall had an amazing time. I'd like to spend more time out there next year, so I'm definitely going to make it a point to schedule better and have nothing going on during the WSOP. 
Hopefully everyone is running well!!

John


Posted By KasinoKrime at 08:00 PM

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June 10, 2010

Laggy Mo-Fo's

What's up Degens? 

It's been a few weeks since I wrote something, but it's certainly not for lack of stuff to talk about. I've been working on building a website with a good friend of mine, and mainly just enjoying the ridiculous weather we've had here in CO so far this summer. I've been playing a bunch of Golf and trading poker lessons with a pro that lives in Denver, and I can already see a lot of improvements in my game. I had a coach last summer too, but I like this one a lot more. First, he noticed that I've been gripping it the wrong way since I was basically 8 years old, and I was really surprised that nobody else had told me to change it. It was causing me to block a ton of my shots, especially with the longer clubs. Hopefully I'll be consistently in the 70's by the end of the summer! 

Tomorrow night I'm going to Red Rocks to see MGMT. I've heard they suck in concert, but I really like a few of their songs, and I'll generally use any reason to go visit Red Rocks whenever I can. If anybody comes to CO, one of the things you absolutely have to do is check out Red Rocks. IMO it's the best outdoor venue in the nation, but you really have to just experience it for yourself. It feels like you're on Mars when you're there! I've seen 311 there a couple of times now, and the concerts literally are hypnotizing. Here's the website if you want to scope some pictures. http://www.redrocksonline.com/

I've been playing a little poker the last couple of days. It seems like the last six weeks I've been trying to avoid playing poker as much as possible because, well, frankly I was pretty burnt out. It's funny because if you would've told me a few years ago that someday I'd get sick of watching poker videos, teaching people how to play poker, writing about poker, and playing poker myself, I would've thought you were just talking nonsense. But honestly I can see why some guys (even the most successful ones) just plain don't feel like playing anymore, and it obviously doesn't help that I was gettin' kind of rocked every time I played. 

Nevertheless, I've had a lot of fun the last few times I've logged some hands, especially last night. I played against a guy who was just completely going off (86/66/49%3b). It spurred me to write down my thoughts on the proper adjustments you're supposed to make against players like that, especially when you get deep, because in PLO you'll very frequently find yourself super deep with guys who are really going off, so if you don't know how to adjust you're leaving a lot of money on the table. I've heard people say that when they get deep, they just leave because they're clueless how to play when stacks are deeper. I don't know about you, but I want to figure it out so I can play those spots better than my opponents! And plus, who doesn't like winning monstrous pots? I'm going to post some hands and some thoughts on how we're supposed to optimally adjust to these guys, and I think it'd be cool to get some input on my thought process as well. 

Ok, so this was the biggest one we played, and I don't really see any other way to play it. Turn is kinda nasty but against someone who's range is 40% 3b, it doesn't scare me nearly as much as someone with a solid 3b'ing range. The question on this hand is what I do on a variety of rivers if I don't improve and he bets 400. How do y'all go about thinking these through?  I didn't mention it above, but I'd like to point out that he was also cb'ing 95%, and folding to 35% of cb's. Aggression factor was 5'ish, so he was just complete spew monkey. Other read I had was he half potted when he was b/f'ing, and then full potted if he had the stones or was looking to continue. c/c'ing range was mostly medium strength hands, but actually seemed to donk a fairly balanced range. 

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players - View hand 747424

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BB: $1476.80
UTG: $400.00
MP: $468.00
CO: $517.00
Hero (BTN): $834.00
SB: $472.30

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BTN with J of hearts 5 of diamonds 8 of hearts A of hearts
3 folds, Hero raises to $8, 1 fold, BB raises to $26, Hero calls $18

Flop: ($54.00) 5 of clubs K of diamonds A of diamonds (2 players)
BB bets $54, Hero calls $54

Turn: ($162.00) T of hearts (2 players)
BB bets $162, Hero calls $162

River: ($486.00) 5 of hearts (2 players)
BB bets $400, Hero raises to $592 all in, BB folds

Final Pot: $1286.00
Hero wins $1283.00
(Rake: $3.00)


This is one of the last pots we played, but I think it's standard. Most people I would probably just peel and play MW with shitty kings, but I think there's way more value in playing a maniac like this HU in position rather than restricting myself to flopping well in a MW pot. Standard I guess. 

Full Tilt Poker $3/$6 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players - View hand 747429

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SB: $891.00
BB: $789.90
UTG: $600.00
MP: $3332.85
Hero (CO): $600.00
BTN: $600.00

Pre Flop: ($9.00) Hero is CO with 3 of diamonds 9 of clubs K of hearts K of clubs
UTG raises to $21, 1 fold, Hero raises to $72, 3 folds, UTG calls $51

Flop: ($153.00) K of spades 9 of diamonds 7 of diamonds (2 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $145, UTG raises to $528 all in, Hero calls $383 all in

Turn: ($1209.00) 5 of clubs (2 players - 2 are all in)

River: ($1209.00) A of spades (2 players - 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $1209.00
UTG shows K of diamonds A of hearts T of clubs 6 of spades (two pair, Aces and Kings)
Hero shows 3 of diamonds 9 of clubs K of hearts K of clubs (three of a kind, Kings)
Hero wins $1206.00
(Rake: $3.00)

I go back and forth on this hand. On the one hand, people rarely c/r the turn without the stones on boards like these, but on the other he's really spewy bad, and if he doesn't have a 4 then I still have enough equity to continue. I also thought sometimes he would c/r and then c/f the river if he missed. What do y'all think? 

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players - View hand 747434
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BB: $342.60
UTG: $470.00
MP: $400.00
CO: $258.00
Hero (BTN): $400.00
SB: $487.50

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BTN with 7 of hearts K of hearts 3 of spades 6 of spades
3 folds, Hero raises to $8, 1 fold, BB calls $4

Flop: ($18.00) 5 of clubs 4 of spades J of diamonds (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $12, BB calls $12

Turn: ($42.00) 4 of diamonds (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $42, BB raises to $105, Hero calls $63

River: ($252.00) 8 of spades (2 players)
BB bets $217.60 all in, Hero calls $217.60

Final Pot: $687.20
BB shows 8 of diamonds 3 of hearts 4 of clubs 7 of diamonds (a full house, Fours full of Eights)
Hero mucks 7 of hearts K of hearts 3 of spades 6 of spades
BB wins $684.20
(Rake: $3.00)

This hand highlights where I have trouble against maniacs. I don't feel comfortable when I'm basically at the mercy of the deck to improve my hand, and I'm forced to just call and hope I get there. Plus if a spade rolls off it could be reverse implied, but since he's 3b'ing and going off so bad I don't see how a fold could be right. Is there anything else I can do in this hand?

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players - View hand 747440

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BB: $1427.30
UTG: $786.70
MP: $1206.00
CO: $541.80
Hero (BTN): $1184.00
SB: $400.00

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BTN with 5 of diamonds 7 of spades 8 of spades 3 of clubs
3 folds, Hero raises to $8, 1 fold, BB raises to $26, Hero calls $18

Flop: ($54.00) A of spades J of spades 3 of hearts (2 players)
BB bets $54, Hero calls $54

Turn: ($162.00) 4 of clubs (2 players)
BB bets $162, Hero calls $162

River: ($486.00) A of clubs (2 players)
BB bets $310, Hero folds

Final Pot: $486.00
BB wins $483.00
(Rake: $3.00)

This hand highlights the same problem I was talking about above. I figured that calling sucked because since he auto barrels pot almost always, and it's going to be tough for me to play on the turn when the pot is much bigger. So if I'm going to bluff, I figured it'd be better to do it on the flop instead of allowing him to pot commit himself on the turn to a re-raise or something. Do you think this is a terrible board to bluff against said opponent? 

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players - View hand 747444

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BB: $1603.30
UTG: $841.70
MP: $1264.50
CO: $531.80
Hero (BTN): $861.00
SB: $429.00

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BTN with 8 of hearts 3 of hearts 5 of clubs A of hearts
3 folds, Hero raises to $8, 1 fold, BB raises to $26, Hero calls $18

Flop: ($54.00) 7 of hearts J of clubs 8 of spades (2 players)
BB bets $54, Hero raises to $180, BB calls $126

Turn: ($414.00) 4 of clubs (2 players)
BB checks, Hero checks

River: ($414.00) 4 of hearts (2 players)
BB bets $414, Hero folds

Final Pot: $414.00
BB wins $411.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Thought I played this hand pretty well, and he basically was betting pot anytime someone showed weakness, so I figured if I check he'll be potting a lot. Against a check back range I'm crushing him anyway so the risk of getting it checked through is worth the reward of the times I get to c/r' and force him to call with something like he did. 

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 6 players - View hand 747461
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MP: $2185.80
CO: $400.00
BTN: $400.00
SB: $917.00
Hero (BB): $1387.00
UTG: $400.00

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BB with 8 of spades K of spades 7 of hearts 2 of spades
1 fold, MP calls $4, 3 folds, Hero checks

Flop: ($10.00) 5 of spades 8 of hearts K of hearts (2 players)
Hero bets $10, MP calls $10

Turn: ($30.00) T of spades (2 players)
Hero checks, MP bets $30, Hero raises to $120, MP calls $90

River: ($270.00) 5 of hearts (2 players)
Hero checks, MP checks

Final Pot: $270.00
MP shows 4 of hearts J of hearts 3 of hearts 3 of diamonds (a flush, King high)
Hero shows 8 of spades K of spades 7 of hearts 2 of spades (two pair, Kings and Eights)
MP wins $267.00
(Rake: $3.00)

I considered 4b'ing this.. Thoughts? It's going to play way better HU than 3-way... And it's smooth as shit. 

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 5 players - View hand 747473
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SB: $1681.00
BB: $787.00
UTG: $543.00
Hero (CO): $1286.00
BTN: $400.00

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is CO with K of spades 2 of hearts Q of hearts 5 of spades
1 fold, Hero raises to $8, BTN calls $8, SB raises to $36, 1 fold

Final Pot: $28.00


Anyways, I'd like to hear what peoples thoughts are for adjusting to maniacs (particularly deep). Randoms:

-Especially when we're deep, 4b'ing ranges for Villain become pretty important. What I've found to work in the past is 3b'ing smaller than pot in position because they can't 4b as big as they could when you full pot 3b, so it keeps the SPR in your favor more and allows you to play poker against them. Additionally, when people 4b, they tend to pot basically any pot (even when deep, which is a huge mistake), so you're basically getting the same implied odds but for a cheaper price. This Villain wasn't 4b'ing very much, so I think it's best to just 3b wider with smooth hands and force him to make mistakes in big pots. 

-Truthfully I think pre-flop stuff for maniacs is relatively straight forward, but post-flop is where I seem to have the most trouble. Obviously it depends on the level of maniac you're dealing with, but like I said as I get more than 200bb's deep I find myself getting in awkward situations.

Overall, I ended up winning some money off of this guy, but I think I could've played much better. In general there were just a bunch of spots I noticed where I was uncomfortable, and I thought it might lead to some good discussion of ways to take advantage of psychos who have a lot of money. 

Holler!


John


Posted By KasinoKrime at 08:17 PM

16 Comments

May 20, 2010

Note Taking Tips

What’s Up Degens?

I’ve been yielding tons of questions lately about good note taking, so rather than answer each one individually, I figured it’d be easier to just post some of my thoughts about it in the blog. FWIW, this stuff can also be found Here. Enjoy!

If your approach to poker is similar to mine, then you’re probably in constant search for ways to gain an edge on the opposition. One of the easiest, but most underused ways to accomplish this is by simply taking good notes during your sessions. Many players (especially beginners) admittedly exercise poor note taking skills, and even the successful ones could probably use some improvement. I think most players would agree they don’t take notes as often as they should, and when they do, they are haphazardly taking down information that’s either useless or irrelevant. Given all of this, the purpose of this article is to provide you with some ideas for systematizing the way you label your opponents and identify their exploitable tendencies.

Tony Gwynn Approach:
Playing as a right fielder for the San Diego Padres, his reputation was forged from being one of the most consistent hitters in the history of baseball. While learning how to drive the ball into the opposite field won’t do much for your poker game, developing a consistent system for note taking might be the missing piece that’s preventing you from taking MVP caliber notes. Particularly if you play a ton of tables, it’s important to develop some uniform type of player labeling system across all of the sites, stakes, and games you play. I personally use a color labeling system (which I’ll outline later) that denotes every pertinent piece of information such as VPIP, win rate, skill level, and number of tables. It works really well because it allows me to efficiently cruise the lobby during a session, which is important for ensuring that I’m always playing at the juiciest tables available.

Quality > Quantity:
In the note taking universe, quality will always trump quantity. If you ever get the chance to watch a high stakes player, you’ll quickly notice that all of the information they have on their opponents serves some type of purpose. A good rule of thumb I tell students is to never take a note that won’t save or make you money in the future. The situation you want to avoid the most is taking a note that’s vague or confusing, because it could potentially cost you money later on. When I first started playing online, I made the mistake of being way too meticulous with my note taking. Although I had the best intentions, I went into the time bank practically every hand because it took me forever to wade through all of the meaningless observations I’d gathered. Here’s a few examples of the more reliable pieces of information you should be looking for and taking down:
Bet Sizing Tells: It’s difficult to argue against the usefulness of a HUD, but HUD’s don’t say much about bet sizes; they only display frequencies. So if you’re one of the players that relies too much on your HUD for decision making, then you’re missing out on a lot of profit from neglecting the bet sizes of your opponents. Bet sizing tells are excellent sources of information, especially at the lower limits where many players have glaring bet sizing leaks. Noting the simple mistakes, such as betting small with weak hands, or potting the flop with strong hands, will make you a ton of money in the long run.
Timing Tells: Like bet sizing tells, timing tells won’t show up on a HUD. But if you’re fortunate enough to find a player with a bet sizing tell, you can really bank a ton of profit from it. Something simple like “snap pots with the nuts”, or “snap checks with air” can give you a huge edge on your opponents.
Calls 1, folds to 2: Especially if you’re playing several tables, locating specific information in your expandable HUD can be difficult to find. Writing down big leaks on players like this one, or something like “doesn’t barrel wet boards with air” will make it more likely that you’ll see it and make the correct adjustment.

Get Frantic at Showdown:
Regardless of whether you’re in the hand, you should be scrambling to find the golden nuggets of information that surface at showdown. A simple rule I tell my students is that anytime there’s a showdown, you should force yourself to take a note. Being a live degen for several years taught me the importance of paying attention to what people flip over at showdown, because in the casino you don’t have the luxury of simply checking the last hand history to see what the action was. What’s important isn’t necessarily the preceding action, but what you LEARNED from it. I mentioned earlier that the overall goal of taking any kind of note is to either make or save you money in a future situation. So when the time comes to write down what you took away from the hand, be sure to include either a definitive tell, or an inference you made from the line they took.
For example, let’s say you’re in the BB and decide to flat a BTN open with KhKsTh3c. You elect to check/call on a JJ3r board, and after the final two streets check through, you find that your opponent checked down to the river with air. Although many players would move on to the next hand without much thought, the most important thing you can take away from this hand is the simple fact that our opponent bet the flop and gave up, which means that we can reasonably infer that he doesn’t barrel light. Therefore, using this information, you can easily narrow his range to big hands on later streets if he’s giving you a ton of heat in a future situation. Or, you can confidently call flop bets with medium or weak hands with the knowledge that he’ll be very easy to play on future streets. In addition, here’s a few examples of questions you can ask yourself at showdown:
Did he play a big draw passively?
Is he capable of value betting thinly?
What bet sizing did he use if he wanted a call? What about with his air?
Did he make a mistake pre-flop?
Replay each players line from pre-flop to river and see if you can deduce anything else that’s useful.

Date Your Notes:
This seems like a no-brainer, but from my experience most players don’t date their notes nearly as often as they should. Particularly against regulars (or anyone you develop history against), it’s important to know how old your reads are. Most players games are a constant work-in-progress, so the same leaks they had six months ago might not be around anymore. Take a moment and think about how your game has progressed in the last year or so. If you’re anything like me, your game has changed significantly, so avoid being ignorant and assume that your opponents are changing their games as well. Take an extra moment, and use a few keystrokes to make your wallet fat and happy.

Man In The Mirror:
Admit it. You’re a closet Michael Jackson fan. Ok maybe you’re not, but even if you despise his music, you can use the title of his famous song as a reminder to always consider how your opponents perceive you. Particularly against thinking players who are capable of adjusting, it’s important to not only write down your perception of their game, but also how they perceive your play as well. Does he think you’re nitty? Spewy? Did he look you up on a big bluff? What does he think you’re capable of? Something as simple as, “probably thinks I’m spewy” can be the difference between a thin value bet and a check back on the river.

So far we’ve covered several easy tips for effective note taking. But what about the player labeling system I mentioned earlier? For simplicity’s sake, I’ll use the colors available on the FullTilt software to represent the individual categories of players.

Pink – Class of the Stake: This is the color I use for anyone that’s at the top of their stake, or crushing any given level over a significant sample size. Generally I’ll give this out to anyone that’s winning at 10 BB/100 or more through more than 50k hands. I don’t have too many of these, but an example would be world class players like durrrr, Skjervoy, or OMGClayAiken.

Purple – Solid Winning Regular: This is the color I use to label solid winning players over a large sample size. I don’t necessarily mean that a big sample is needed to give someone a purple label. It could just simply mean that I don’t think there’s much profit to be extracted from this player type for one reason or another. For example, if I play 100 hands with someone and they’re playing a 25/20 with no glaring leaks, I’ll generally give them a purple label. Under most circumstances I won’t start a table against them, and I’ll generally give them credit for being a solid, thinking player.

Green – Break-Even Regular, or Unknown Player: This player isn’t bad enough to fall under the category of “bad regular”, but it’s someone who’s just breaking even for one reason or another. I’ll also use this color because it’s the default for having a random note on someone that’s unrelated to their win rate. For example, if the only read I have on someone is that they’re playing two tables, but their playing stye is undetermined, then I’ll generally label them as a green player until I figure out something that puts them in another category. As a side-note, you should probably have a general approach/strategy for what a standard line is against an unknown player at whatever stake you’re playing. For example, the standard line against an unknown is significantly different at 1/2 than it is at 10/20.

Red – Bad Aggressive Regular: I’ll generally give this to someone who plays a ton, but steadily loses at a small rate. It’s someone who I’ll definitely start a table with or play HU against, but isn’t quite bad enough to be labeled a complete fish.

Burnt Orange – Good Aggressive Regular: For six handed stats, I’ll give this label to any player that averages a VPIP over 40, with a PFR over 30. This label isn’t necessarily associated with their winrate, it’s mainly there to alert me of how aggressive they are so that when I see them on my left, I know what to expect. An example of this type of player is 20 Buck Spin on FullTilt.

Yellow – Nitty Regular: Pretty self explanatory, but for six handed stats, I’ll give this label to any player that averages a VPIP of less than 17, with a PFR less than 12.

Dark Blue – Loose Passive Fish: This is used for anyone that has a large disparity between their VPIP and their PFR. Someone who’s tight passive (think 25/3) falls into this category, as does a player with a 50/8. Anyone that plays low and midstakes is well aware of these player types.

Bright Blue – Monstrous Loser: Sacrifice getting laid, sober up, or play on a wireless card at your buddies wedding if you have to. JUST SIT AT THIS TABLE! This is the inverted version of the pink player, and I’ll give this color label to any player that’s losing at 20BB/100 or more over a significant sample. The 89/77’s, 95/10’s, or really any massive fish that enjoys buying nice things for me falls into this category.

Now that you have a system for categorizing different players types, you can use it to make table selecting easier and more efficient. As you cruise the lobby, simply hover over each table, and get on the waitlist or sit at the tables with the highest number of bright blue, blue, and red labels that you can find. This ensures that you’re always at the tables with the weakest regs and the biggest fish, which ultimately positions you to increase your win rate and decrease your variance because the skill gap between you and the rest of the players will be significantly wider than if you were at a table of skilled regulars. Hopefully this information helps you win more money and move up in stakes. Good luck, and see you at the tables!

Posted By KasinoKrime at 04:42 AM

22 Comments

Tags: note taking

April 14, 2010

Warm Spring Days, Hot Vegas Nights

What’s up Degens?

Xzibit – Been A Long Time (classic beat, and Nate Dogg on the vocals is awesome obv)
Atmosphere – The Bass And The Movement (super sick flow!)
Atmosphere – Part for the Fight To Write

I’m not sure how long it’s been since I made a post, but I’ll just recap a few interesting things that’ve happened in the last couple of weeks…

Last weekend was another pretty ridiculous weekend here in LV. One of my friends out here wanted to do his 24th birthday in style, so he got a table and bottle service at the new club at City Center called Haze. All I can really say is OMFG that was the best party I’ve ever been to. I expected it to be really sick, but even by Vegas standards it blew my mind. I haven’t been to XS yet, but it’d be quite a feat to top the environment that they’ve created over there. The DJ was fantastic, the girl to guy ratio was probably 2/1, and everything was just basically perfect.

We got hooked up big time with our table location too. It’s hard to describe where it was if you haven’t been there, but in short our table overlooked the entire club right above the dance floor and middle stage (stripper poles, dancers, and in general total craziness if you can picture it). So here’s kind of how the night went..

As we walked in, all of us were kind of excited because we’d never been there before. As if things weren’t already great enough, our table was literally sat in between two tables of 15 sorority girls from Fresno that were celebrating their 22nd birthday’s. The table to our direct left was Avril Lavigne and some of her friends, so our spot was seriously perfect.

I said in a previous entry that I have an acquired skill of attracting random trouts, and this night was no different. Before long, a girl from across the table area comes over and asks me what my name is. I tell her John obv, and she says “you’re pretty sexy, take off your shirt John”. I’m like umm… You’re going to have to take it off for me! So naturally she lunges at me, unbuttons my shirt, throws it at her friend, and starts licking my nipples, followed by a makeout session. A few minutes went by before security made me put it back on, but it was still good for a story. Yep, Vegas is a boring place that nobody likes to go to…

After tons of dancing and way too many drinks, I eventually got carried out of Haze because I couldn’t stand up. Definitely the most drunk I’ve been in well over a year, and it reminded me why it’s so important to eat something before you do any kind of moderate to heavy drinking. Apparently I was falling down a bunch and had to be helped back to my apartment. If you want to see good ’ol KasinoKrime in a drunken stooper, check out the video I posted at the top of my facebook page.

In poker news, I’ve been playing a reasonable amount, which is funny because I didn’t think I was going to play very much this month, but sometimes if you have the urge to play you just kind of have to feed it. I’ve had a few bad sessions where my play dropped, but overall the last four sessions I’ve put in I’ve actually felt like I was consistently playing my A game for the first time in a loooong time, which feels good. I’ve been working with my neighbor Chance on my game, and I think it’s helping a lot. I think I have more of a theoretical foundation than he does, but he’s great at playing past the flop and he’s also done a lot of work on his bet sizing, so we’ve definitely taught each other some really useful skills. It’s amazing how gaining a different perspective by watching someone else play can help your game, so I feel privileged to be able to watch someone like him play.

Here’s some of the hands where I won or lost a stack. Winners first imo.

First one is pretty standard, and if you guys like money I suggest playing the shallow tables, particularly on the weekends. From what I’ve seen they seem pretty soft, but please keep the secret to yourselves :)

Full Tilt Poker $5/$10 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 5 players
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Hero (BB): $751.75
UTG: $360.50
CO: $1064.00
BTN: $2285.50
SB: $160.00

Pre Flop: ($15.00) Hero is BB with J Spade T Diamond 9 Spade Q Heart
2 folds, BTN raises to $30, SB calls $25, Hero raises to $120, BTN raises to $390, SB calls $130 all in, Hero calls $270

Flop: ($940.00) Q Club 8 Spade J Heart (3 players – 1 is all in)
Hero checks, BTN bets $940, Hero calls $361.75 all in

Turn: ($1663.50) T Heart (3 players – 2 are all in)

River: ($1663.50) 2 Spade (3 players – 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $1663.50
Hero shows J Spade T Diamond 9 Spade Q Heart (a straight, Queen high)
BTN shows A Heart J Diamond 4 Diamond A Diamond (a pair of Aces)
SB shows 7 Heart 5 Club K Heart 6 Club (King Queen high)
Hero wins $1183.50
Hero wins $477.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Standard

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 5 players
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UTG: $218.60
CO: $1456.10
Hero (BTN): $672.40
SB: $404.60
BB: $455.00

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BTN with K Spade 7 Spade 8 Diamond T Heart
1 fold, CO calls $4, Hero raises to $18, 1 fold, BB raises to $60, 1 fold, Hero calls $42

Flop: ($126.00) 9 Diamond K Club 6 Heart (2 players)
BB bets $75, Hero raises to $351, BB raises to $395 all in, Hero calls $44

Turn: ($916.00) A Heart (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($916.00) 3 Spade (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $916.00
Hero shows K Spade 7 Spade 8 Diamond T Heart (a pair of Kings)
BB shows 8 Club T Diamond J Heart 9 Heart (a pair of Nines)
Hero wins $913.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Anytime you can run it twice and win both of them when you’re an underdog is +ev haha

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
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MP: $162.00
CO: $1294.50
Hero (BTN): $1123.70
SB: $402.00
BB: $465.60
UTG: $781.60

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BTN with A Diamond 7 Diamond 7 Club A Spade
1 fold, MP calls $4, 1 fold, Hero raises to $18, SB calls $16, BB calls $14, MP calls $14

Flop: ($72.00) 3 Diamond 2 Diamond J Spade (4 players)
SB checks, BB checks, MP checks, Hero bets $45, SB raises to $207, BB folds, MP folds, Hero raises to $693, SB calls $177 all in

Turn: ($840.00) 8 Spade (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($840.00) K Diamond (2 players – 1 is all in)

Turn: ($840.00) 6 Heart (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($840.00) 8 Diamond (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $840.00
Hero shows A Diamond 7 Diamond 7 Club A Spade (a flush, Ace high)
SB shows 4 Spade J Heart J Club 4 Club (three of a kind, Jacks)
Hero wins $418.00
Hero wins $418.00
(Rake: $4.00)

I’m interested to see what others think of my line here. MP is big fish, BTN is big fish as well, and he has a really nitty 3b’ing range, especially since I opened UTG he should basically only be 3b’ing AA** here. I call PF for implied odds, and even though my relative position is bad it’s worth it to stay in because of the other fish as well. On the flop I decide to lead because I think he only raises me with the straight or some draw that has me dominated, so by picking the size I did, I get him to basically turn his hand faceup, and it allows me to rep basically whatever I want on later streets since anything reasonable should try to protect for the most part. The turn is interesting, mostly because we played a similar pot earlier where he opened the BTN and I 3b out of the SB with KQJ8ss, flop is 884ss, turn K, and I took a similar line but he folded the turn. When he peels the turn I don’t think it’s the nut flush always, but I’m not sure what the best river line is, I’m kind of torn. What do y’all think? I think for the most part since he should have a flush here, but if his btn 3b’ing range is so narrow the NF is a big piece of it, so it’s kind of a close spot. hhmmmm

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
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MP: $976.70
CO: $763.00
BTN: $685.80
SB: $400.00
BB: $1315.10
Hero (UTG): $465.00

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is UTG with K Spade J Club 3 Spade A Club
Hero raises to $14, MP calls $14, 1 fold, BTN raises to $62, 2 folds, Hero calls $48, 1 fold

Flop: ($144.00) 7 Spade T Spade 6 Club (2 players)
Hero bets $47, BTN calls $47

Turn: ($238.00) J Spade (2 players)
Hero bets $94, BTN calls $94

River: ($426.00) 4 Spade (2 players)
Hero bets $262 all in, BTN folds

Final Pot: $426.00
Hero wins $423.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Standard.

Full Tilt Poker $5/$10 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
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BTN: $545.75
SB: $690.75
Hero (BB): $400.00
UTG: $250.00
MP: $422.00
CO: $315.00

Pre Flop: ($15.00) Hero is BB with 7 Spade 7 Diamond A Diamond A Spade
1 fold, MP calls $10, CO raises to $20, 2 folds, Hero raises to $75, 1 fold, CO calls $55

Flop: ($165.00) 4 Heart 6 Spade 8 Club (2 players)
Hero bets $165, CO raises to $240 all in, Hero calls $75

Turn: ($645.00) T Diamond (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($645.00) 5 Heart (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $645.00
Hero shows 7 Spade 7 Diamond A Diamond A Spade (a pair of Aces)
CO shows 3 Diamond Q Heart J Heart 8 Diamond (a pair of Eights)
Hero wins $642.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Standard.

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 2 players
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BTN/SB: $200.95
Hero (BB): $205.50

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is BB with 9 Club A Diamond Q Club Q Heart
BTN/SB raises to $6, Hero raises to $18, BTN/SB calls $12

Flop: ($36.00) 9 Heart 2 Club 4 Club (2 players)
Hero bets $29, BTN/SB raises to $123, Hero raises to $187.50 all in, BTN/SB calls $59.95 all in

Turn: ($401.90) T Club (2 players – 2 are all in)

River: ($401.90) 8 Club (2 players – 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $401.90
BTN/SB shows 4 Diamond T Spade 9 Diamond A Spade (two pair, Tens and Nines)
Hero shows 9 Club A Diamond Q Club Q Heart (a flush, Queen high)
Hero wins $401.40
(Rake: $0.50)

I like my line here. Flatting is fine pre because villain is 23/16’ish, we’re already HU, and I think I can play profitably against him OOP given my reads and the stack sizes. I decide to c/r less than pot for a few reasons. I don’t mind widening his calling range, and actually that’s the intention. c/r’ing pot might push out worse fd’s and you can get him attached to the hand, and many times he’ll just call the c/r and fold the turn so you get more dead money that way as well.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
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MP: $537.90
CO: $456.80
BTN: $939.00
SB: $390.00
Hero (BB): $400.00
UTG: $573.40

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BB with 4 Spade T Heart K Club A Spade
1 fold, MP raises to $14, 3 folds, Hero calls $10

Flop: ($30.00) 9 Spade K Spade 3 Heart (2 players)
Hero checks, MP bets $30, Hero raises to $84, MP calls $54

Turn: ($198.00) 6 Spade (2 players)
Hero bets $74, MP calls $74

River: ($346.00) 2 Club (2 players)
Hero bets $228 all in, MP calls $228

Final Pot: $802.00
MP mucks T Spade A Heart 8 Spade 9 Heart
Hero shows 4 Spade T Heart K Club A Spade (a flush, Ace high)
Hero wins $799.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Villain is aggro reg. Very standard.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
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SB: $160.00
BB: $120.00
Hero (UTG): $160.00
MP: $335.00
CO: $439.90
BTN: $149.20

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is UTG with K Diamond A Diamond K Heart 4 Spade
Hero raises to $8, 3 folds, SB raises to $25.45, 1 fold, Hero raises to $80.35, SB raises to $160 all in, Hero calls $79.65 all in

Flop: ($324.00) 8 Diamond 8 Spade 7 Heart

Turn: ($324.00) 6 Diamond

River: ($324.00) 9 Diamond

Final Pot: $324.00
SB shows A Club T Heart 6 Heart Q Club (a straight, Ten high)
Hero shows K Diamond A Diamond K Heart 4 Spade (a flush, Ace high)
Hero wins $321.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Run goooot

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi $0.30 Ante – 6 players
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CO: $503.30
BTN: $249.15
SB: $200.00
Hero (BB): $200.00
UTG: $157.15
MP: $200.00

Pre Flop: ($4.80) Hero is BB with T Club J Diamond 7 Club 9 Club
2 folds, CO raises to $8.80, 2 folds, Hero raises to $29.20, CO raises to $90.40, Hero calls $61.20

Flop: ($183.60) 2 Diamond 8 Diamond T Heart (2 players)
Hero checks, CO bets $183.60, Hero calls $109.30 all in

Turn: ($402.20) 9 Diamond (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($402.20) K Spade (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $402.20
CO shows J Spade A Club 6 Heart A Heart (a pair of Aces)
Hero shows T Club J Diamond 7 Club 9 Club (a straight, Jack high)
Hero wins $399.20
(Rake: $3.00)

Villain is spewing kinda bad, 3b’ing 41%. Standard, but weeeee.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 2 players
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BB: $1060.60
Hero (BTN/SB): $400.00

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BTN/SB with 5 Diamond 3 Diamond T Spade 2 Spade
Hero raises to $12, BB raises to $36, Hero calls $24

Flop: ($72.00) 2 Diamond 3 Club 6 Spade (2 players)
BB bets $72, Hero raises to $288, BB raises to $504, Hero calls $76 all in

Turn: ($800.00) 5 Club (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($800.00) T Diamond (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $800.00
BB shows 2 Heart K Diamond 3 Spade A Diamond (two pair, Threes and Twos)
Hero shows 5 Diamond 3 Diamond T Spade 2 Spade (two pair, Tens and Fives)
Hero wins $799.50
(Rake: $0.50)

LOSERS:
Awkward spot on the turn. Villain is 45/29 spewy fish. What’s the best turn line? I go back and forth… I want to see what y’all think. Try not to be results oriented.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 5 players
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UTG: $168.00
Hero (CO): $545.80
BTN: $394.90
SB: $196.00
BB: $1392.30

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is CO with 6 Club 7 Heart T Heart 9 Club
UTG calls $4, Hero raises to $18, 2 folds, BB calls $14, UTG calls $14

Flop: ($56.00) 4 Heart 9 Diamond 6 Heart (3 players)
BB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $46, BB calls $46, UTG folds

Turn: ($148.00) 2 Club (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $129, BB raises to $535, Hero calls $352.80 all in

River: ($1111.60) A Club (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $1111.60
Hero shows 6 Club 7 Heart T Heart 9 Club (two pair, Nines and Sixes)
BB shows 3 Club 7 Spade T Club 5 Spade (a straight, Six high)
BB wins $1108.60
(Rake: $3.00)

Kind of a loose call pre but both players are fish and I’m closing the action with a nutty hand. 55% equity one time!

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi $0.75 Ante – 5 players
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Hero (BB): $400.00
UTG: $471.40
CO: $1646.15
BTN: $792.50
SB: $1007.85

Pre Flop: ($9.75) Hero is BB with 5 Diamond A Heart K Heart 3 Diamond
UTG raises to $8, CO calls $8, 2 folds, Hero calls $4

Flop: ($29.75) 7 Heart 2 Diamond 4 Diamond (3 players)
Hero checks, UTG checks, CO bets $29.75, Hero raises to $116, UTG folds, CO raises to $377.75, Hero raises to $391.25 all in, CO calls $13.50

Turn: ($812.25) 3 Club (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($812.25) 2 Heart (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $812.25
Hero shows 5 Diamond A Heart K Heart 3 Diamond (a straight, Five high)
CO shows Q Club 7 Diamond 7 Spade 9 Heart (a full house, Sevens full of Twos)
CO wins $809.25
(Rake: $3.00)

meh.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 2 players
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BB: $423.00
Hero (BTN/SB): $524.50

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BTN/SB with A Diamond 5 Diamond K Diamond A Heart
Hero raises to $12, BB raises to $36, Hero raises to $108, BB calls $72

Flop: ($216.00) K Heart 8 Club Q Club (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $216, BB raises to $315 all in, Hero calls $99

Turn: ($846.00) 2 Club (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($846.00) T Diamond (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $846.00
BB shows T Club 7 Heart 5 Heart J Club (a flush, Queen high)
Hero shows A Diamond 5 Diamond K Diamond A Heart (a pair of Aces)
BB wins $845.50
(Rake: $0.50)

meh.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
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UTG: $269.80
MP: $255.80
Hero (CO): $400.00
BTN: $181.10
SB: $610.65
BB: $412.30

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is CO with 8 Club T Diamond 7 Club Q Diamond
1 fold, MP raises to $8, Hero raises to $30, 3 folds, MP calls $22

Flop: ($66.00) 2 Club 7 Spade 8 Spade (2 players)
MP checks, Hero bets $56, MP raises to $225.80 all in, Hero calls $169.80

Turn: ($517.60) 4 Diamond (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($517.60) Q Club (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $517.60
MP shows T Spade 2 Heart T Heart 2 Spade (three of a kind, Twos)
Hero shows 8 Club T Diamond 7 Club Q Diamond (two pair, Queens and Eights)
MP wins $514.60
(Rake: $3.00)

PFR is absolutely going off, 66/50’ish so 3b is standard given stacks, also this board is def good enough to ship with spr~1.

Full Tilt Poker $5/$10 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 5 players
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Hero (BB): $554.00
UTG: $976.00
CO: $546.50
BTN: $185.00
SB: $1143.50

Pre Flop: ($15.00) Hero is BB with K Heart T Heart K Diamond T Club
UTG calls $10, CO raises to $40, 2 folds, Hero raises to $135, UTG calls $125, CO calls $95

Flop: ($410.00) 4 Diamond 8 Spade 3 Club (3 players)
Hero bets $410, UTG raises to $820, CO calls $411.50 all in, Hero calls $9 all in

Turn: ($1659.50) Q Diamond (3 players – 2 are all in)

River: ($1659.50) 2 Diamond (3 players – 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $1659.50
Hero shows K Heart T Heart K Diamond T Club (a pair of Kings)
UTG shows 5 Spade 7 Diamond K Club 6 Spade (a straight, Six high)
CO shows 2 Heart 8 Diamond 6 Heart 5 Diamond (a flush, Queen high)
UTG wins $15.00
CO wins $1641.50
(Rake: $3.00)

meh.

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi $0.30 Ante – 6 players
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MP: $140.30
Hero (CO): $268.80
BTN: $1638.60
SB: $429.45
BB: $382.40
UTG: $303.35

Pre Flop: ($4.80) Hero is CO with 5 Diamond 3 Spade A Spade J Diamond
UTG calls $2, 1 fold, Hero raises to $10.80, BTN calls $10.80, SB raises to $49, 2 folds, Hero calls $38.20, BTN calls $38.20

Flop: ($152.80) 4 Club 3 Club 3 Heart (3 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $99, BTN raises to $449.80, SB folds, Hero calls $120.50 all in

Turn: ($591.80) 7 Club (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($591.80) 2 Heart (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $591.80
Hero shows 5 Diamond 3 Spade A Spade J Diamond (a straight, Five high)
BTN shows 7 Spade T Club Q Club A Club (a flush, Ace high)
BTN wins $588.80
(Rake: $3.00)

I go back and forth on this one. It looks like a spew on the surface, but this guy is seriously going off. He’s only been at the table for 20 hands, but he’s 3b 12 of them. Two hands previous we played a hand where we ran it for stacks but chopped because we ran it twice, but I got it in amazing against him. Only thing that was notable in the hand was that he flatted my open out of the SB with KcQc3s2s, so he’s obviously getting in there. My thinking at the time was that I thought I was ahead of his getting it in range, and also my KK** doesn’t have a ton of post-flop playability, but looking back on the hand I think it has enough to where I can just call and play with him post-flop. There’s no reason to spew a stack here imo, and this highlights one of my biggest leaks which is definitely spewing stacks in close spots like this where I end up being wrong.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi $0.75 Ante – 5 players
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BB: $800.00
UTG: $569.85
Hero (CO): $449.45
BTN: $400.00
SB: $506.00

Pre Flop: ($9.75) Hero is CO with 9 Club K Club Q Spade K Diamond
1 fold, Hero raises to $16, 1 fold, SB raises to $55.75, 1 fold, Hero raises to $175, SB raises to $505.25 all in, Hero calls $273.70 all in

Flop: ($905.15) 5 Diamond 9 Heart 7 Club

Turn: ($905.15) A Heart

River: ($905.15) 7 Diamond

Flop: ($905.15) 9 Diamond T Heart 6 Club

Turn: ($905.15) 2 Club

River: ($905.15) T Diamond

Final Pot: $905.15
Hero shows 9 Club K Club Q Spade K Diamond (two pair, Kings and Sevens)
SB shows J Spade A Diamond A Club K Spade (a full house, Aces full of Sevens)
SB wins $450.60
SB wins $450.55
(Rake: $4.00)

Alright hopefully I didn’t run over the character limit, and everyone got to check out some hands. I hope everyone is running well, GL from the desert!

John

Posted By KasinoKrime at 03:49 AM

846 Comments

April 05, 2010

I Lied.

What’s up Degens?

There’s probably a ton of people out there who read my blog that’ve come to the conclusion that I’m some wannabe thug, since I’m always posting a bunch of hip hop songs to check out. I actually listen to a really wide range of stuff, but hip hop is definitely my preference. Electronic music is probably my second favorite genre to listen to because it’s easier for a white guy to dance to than hip-hop, and also because it’s sick to work out to as well. Here’s a couple of electronic songs and artists that I’m diggin’ on right now.

Gui Boratto – Beautiful Life (even though I’m a little burned out on it, it’s still one of my favorite electronic songs ever).

Yoshimoto – Don’t really have any individual songs to put, but sample some of it on Pandora and you’ll probably dig it. Good grinding music imo.

Although I can’t really complain with how poker has gone the last week, I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I had my biggest losing day online so far a few days ago. I’m not embarrassed because of the amount I lost, but am a little disappointed because I was really hammered during the whole ordeal. I didn’t even remember any of the hands I played, and it was sort of entertaining in a twisted way the next morning having to go through my PT3 to see how the money was lost. Live and learn I suppose, but whoever was lucky enough to play me that night better put some of that money to good use… Or buy some damn good vodka with it!

I said in my last entry that I wasn’t going to play very much in the month of April, and apparently by not playing much, I meant play like four hours a day, lol. Kind of funny how that works, but I ended up turning an ok profit overall, even with the drunken session includedI think. Here’s some of the hands for those who’re interested.

This one was kind of bittersweet because the villain in the hand is a good friend of mine, but overall I think it’s pretty standard. This turned out to be one of the juiciest tables I’ve ever sat at, with a 76/55 on my right, and a 61/42 on my left. This deep I like flatting these aces, particularly since they’re medium strength, and if someone squeezes you can get in much more of your stack. Playing post-flop in a single raised pot when you’re this deep is generally easier with aces than it is in 3b pots when you miss, even in position, so overall I guess it’s standard.

Full Tilt Poker $3/$6 Pot Limit Omaha Hi $1 Ante – 6 players
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BB: $6153.50
UTG: $600.00
MP: $2687.30
Hero (CO): $1171.00
BTN: $2447.80
SB: $1407.00

Pre Flop: ($15.00) Hero is CO with A Diamond 4 Diamond 9 Club A Spade
1 fold, MP raises to $27, Hero calls $27, BTN calls $27, 1 fold, BB raises to $144, MP calls $117, Hero raises to $612, 1 fold, BB calls $468, 1 fold

Flop: ($1404.00) 3 Club 7 Club J Diamond (2 players)
BB bets $1404, Hero calls $558 all in

Turn: ($2520.00) 5 Diamond (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($2520.00) 4 Heart (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $2520.00
BB shows J Heart 8 Club 9 Spade T Club (a pair of Jacks)
Hero shows A Diamond 4 Diamond 9 Club A Spade (a pair of Aces)
Hero wins $2517.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Rivering a straight is obviously a big piece of his range, but this guy is fishy enough to the point where he doesn’t show up with it as much as he probably should. The pot is too big to not ship the riv.

Full Tilt Poker $3/$6 Pot Limit Omaha Hi $1 Ante – 6 players
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BTN: $6172.50
SB: $733.00
BB: $2690.90
Hero (UTG): $600.00
MP: $3077.30
CO: $500.00

CO posts a big blind ($6)

Pre Flop: ($21.00) Hero is UTG with K Spade 8 Heart 8 Club K Diamond
Hero raises to $33, MP calls $33, 2 folds, SB requests TIME, 1 fold, BB calls $27

Flop: ($114.00) K Club 8 Spade Q Diamond (3 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $108, MP calls $108, BB folds

Turn: ($330.00) 3 Heart (2 players)
Hero bets $300, MP calls $300

River: ($930.00) 9 Diamond (2 players)
Hero requests TIME, Hero bets $158 all in, MP calls $158

Final Pot: $1246.00
Hero shows K Spade 8 Heart 8 Club K Diamond (three of a kind, Kings)
MP mucks T Spade A Club Q Club 5 Diamond
Hero wins $1243.00
(Rake: $3.00)

There’s something that’s very gratifying when you correctly 4b Broadways.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 3 players
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BB: $244.60
Hero (BTN): $400.00
SB: $980.00

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BTN with J Heart A Spade 9 Heart K Club
Hero raises to $14, SB raises to $46, 1 fold, Hero raises to $142, SB calls $96

Flop: ($288.00) 6 Heart 5 Diamond A Diamond (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $258 all in, SB calls $258

Turn: ($804.00) 2 Club (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($804.00) 9 Diamond (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $804.00
Hero shows J Heart A Spade 9 Heart K Club (two pair, Aces and Nines)
SB shows A Club T Club K Spade 4 Club (a pair of Aces)
Hero wins $803.00
(Rake: $1.00)

weeeeeee.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

BB: $400.00
UTG: $211.70
Hero (MP): $591.80
CO: $514.60
BTN: $400.00
SB: $573.20

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is MP with A Heart 2 Heart 7 Club A Club
UTG calls $4, Hero raises to $18, 2 folds, SB raises to $62, 1 fold, UTG calls $58, Hero raises to $252, SB calls $190, UTG calls $149.70 all in

Flop: ($719.70) K Spade 9 Club 7 Spade (3 players – 1 is all in)
SB checks, Hero bets $339.80 all in, SB calls $321.20 all in

Turn: ($1362.10) 7 Heart (3 players – 3 are all in)

River: ($1362.10) A Diamond (3 players – 3 are all in)

Final Pot: $1362.10
UTG shows 7 Diamond T Diamond T Club J Heart (three of a kind, Sevens)
Hero shows A Heart 2 Heart 7 Club A Club (a full house, Aces full of Sevens)
SB shows Q Spade 8 Diamond 9 Heart Q Heart (two pair, Queens and Sevens)
Hero wins $723.00
Hero wins $636.10
(Rake: $3.00)

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
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MP: $489.70
CO: $1591.90
Hero (BTN): $454.40
SB: $1004.80
BB: $903.40
UTG: $697.70

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is BTN with K Club 8 Club 6 Spade Q Heart
2 folds, CO calls $4, Hero raises to $18, SB raises to $48, 2 folds, Hero calls $30

Flop: ($104.00) 6 Club K Spade T Heart (2 players)
SB bets $80, Hero raises to $344, SB raises to $956.80 all in, Hero calls $62.40 all in

Turn: ($916.80) 3 Heart (2 players – 2 are all in)

River: ($916.80) 4 Club (2 players – 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $916.80
Hero shows K Club 8 Club 6 Spade Q Heart (two pair, Kings and Sixes)
SB shows Q Club J Club T Spade 8 Spade (a pair of Tens)
Hero wins $913.80
(Rake: $3.00)

I like my line a lot. Just figured he can never really have it here, and if he does then he’s betting the river anyway.

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 2 players
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BTN/SB: $346.10
Hero (BB): $251.50

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is BB with Q Diamond 9 Diamond 8 Heart K Club
BTN/SB raises to $4, Hero raises to $12, BTN/SB calls $8

Flop: ($24.00) 9 Club 9 Heart K Spade (2 players)
Hero bets $12, BTN/SB raises to $24, Hero calls $12

Turn: ($72.00) Q Club (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN/SB bets $58, Hero calls $58

River: ($188.00) 2 Spade (2 players)
Hero requests TIME, Hero checks, BTN/SB bets $128, Hero raises to $157.50 all in, BTN/SB folds

Final Pot: $444.00
Hero wins $443.50
(Rake: $0.50)


Standard.

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 4 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

BTN: $200.00
Hero (SB): $501.25
BB: $521.00
CO: $258.55

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is SB with 3 Heart Q Club 7 Club A Heart
CO calls $2, BTN raises to $8, Hero raises to $28, 1 fold, CO calls $26, BTN calls $20

Flop: ($86.00) A Spade A Diamond 6 Spade (3 players)
Hero bets $56, CO raises to $230.55 all in, BTN calls $172 all in, Hero calls $174.55

Turn: ($719.10) 3 Diamond (3 players – 2 are all in)

River: ($719.10) 2 Club (3 players – 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $719.10
BTN shows 5 Spade J Club Q Heart A Club (three of a kind, Aces)
Hero shows 3 Heart Q Club 7 Club A Heart (a full house, Aces full of Threes)
CO shows 4 Heart 6 Club 6 Heart 7 Diamond (a full house, Sixes full of Aces)
Hero wins $117.10
Hero wins $600.00
(Rake: $2.00)

Villain is probably the biggest fish I’ve ever played. 97/58 with 3b of 31 over a large sample. This flop is basically the nuts against him.

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi $0.30 Ante – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

SB: $423.15
BB: $441.95
UTG: $200.00
MP: $114.60
CO: $1524.95
Hero (BTN): $476.10

Pre Flop: ($4.80) Hero is BTN with 3 Diamond A Diamond T Heart J Club
2 folds, CO raises to $8.20, Hero raises to $29.40, SB raises to $100.20, 2 folds, Hero calls $70.80

Flop: ($212.40) A Club 7 Diamond Q Spade (2 players)
SB bets $212.40, Hero raises to $375.60 all in, SB calls $110.25 all in

Turn: ($857.70) J Diamond (2 players – 2 are all in)

River: ($857.70) 8 Spade (2 players – 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $857.70
SB shows K Diamond J Spade 5 Diamond 7 Spade (two pair, Jacks and Sevens)
Hero shows 3 Diamond A Diamond T Heart J Club (two pair, Aces and Jacks)
Hero wins $854.70
(Rake: $3.00)

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
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BB: $141.00
UTG: $252.60
Hero (MP): $1117.00
CO: $401.85
BTN: $200.00
SB: $260.25

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is MP with J Diamond A Heart 3 Heart 8 Diamond
UTG raises to $6, Hero calls $6, CO calls $6, BTN calls $6, SB calls $5, 1 fold

Flop: ($32.00) 3 Spade 4 Spade 3 Club (5 players)
SB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $23, CO folds, BTN folds, SB raises to $101, UTG folds, Hero raises to $335, SB calls $153.25 all in

Turn: ($540.50) K Club (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($540.50) T Club (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $540.50
Hero shows J Diamond A Heart 3 Heart 8 Diamond (three of a kind, Threes)
SB shows 5 Heart 3 Diamond 7 Spade 2 Heart (three of a kind, Threes)
Hero wins $537.50
(Rake: $3.00)

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

UTG: $138.00
MP: $490.20
Hero (CO): $1115.15
BTN: $405.05
SB: $221.05
BB: $100.00

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is CO with 5 Diamond A Spade A Diamond 5 Spade
2 folds, Hero raises to $7, BTN calls $7, SB raises to $20, 1 fold, Hero raises to $69, 1 fold, SB calls $49

Flop: ($147.00) 5 Heart T Club 8 Diamond (2 players)
SB bets $147, Hero raises to $294, SB calls $5.05 all in

Turn: ($451.10) 7 Spade (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($451.10) Q Diamond (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $451.10
Hero shows 5 Diamond A Spade A Diamond 5 Spade (three of a kind, Fives)
SB shows 3 Spade 2 Diamond 5 Club 6 Diamond (a pair of Fives)
Hero wins $448.10
(Rake: $3.00)

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 4 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

CO: $146.50
BTN: $216.20
Hero (SB): $941.80
BB: $494.35

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is SB with T Club Q Heart A Diamond 7 Diamond
1 fold, BTN raises to $6, Hero raises to $20, 1 fold, BTN calls $14

Flop: ($42.00) 2 Diamond 4 Diamond Q Club (2 players)
Hero bets $31, BTN raises to $68, Hero raises to $246, BTN calls $128.20 all in

Turn: ($434.40) 9 Club (2 players – 1 is all in)

River: ($434.40) A Club (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $434.40
BTN shows Q Diamond 7 Spade J Diamond 6 Heart (a pair of Queens)
Hero shows T Club Q Heart A Diamond 7 Diamond (two pair, Aces and Queens)
Hero wins $432.40
(Rake: $2.00)

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi $0.30 Ante – 5 players
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SB: $207.40
BB: $265.90
UTG: $226.70
Hero (CO): $396.10
BTN: $474.85

Pre Flop: ($4.50) Hero is CO with A Heart 6 Diamond A Diamond T Club
1 fold, Hero raises to $8.50, BTN calls $8.50, SB raises to $37.50, 1 fold, Hero raises to $124.50, 1 fold, SB raises to $207.10 all in, Hero calls $82.60

Flop: ($426.20) 6 Spade 8 Diamond 4 Club

Turn: ($426.20) 9 Heart

River: ($426.20) 8 Club

Final Pot: $426.20
SB shows K Diamond T Heart K Club Q Diamond (two pair, Kings and Eights)
Hero shows A Heart 6 Diamond A Diamond T Club (two pair, Aces and Eights)
Hero wins $423.20
(Rake: $3.00)

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 4 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

SB: $227.30
Hero (BB): $214.20
CO: $538.20
BTN: $405.80

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is BB with Q Club 2 Heart J Club K Diamond
2 folds, SB calls $1, Hero raises to $6, SB raises to $10, Hero calls $4

Flop: ($20.00) 6 Spade 9 Club 2 Club (2 players)
SB bets $20, Hero calls $20

Turn: ($60.00) Q Spade (2 players)
SB bets $60, Hero raises to $184.20 all in, SB calls $124.20

River: ($428.40) 9 Diamond (2 players – 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $428.40
SB shows 8 Heart 6 Heart 4 Diamond 3 Heart (two pair, Nines and Sixes)
Hero shows Q Club 2 Heart J Club K Diamond (two pair, Queens and Nines)
Hero wins $426.40
(Rake: $2.00)

This is a spot that doesn’t come up that often, so I’ll talk about it. I think a lot of players make the mistake of checking back this river because they’re scared of running into a boat. It probably stems from plaing NL where if you have either an ace or a 3, you can have a FH. But players making the transition to PLO need to remember that in order for him to have a boat on this board, he needs to use two cards from his hand. The player in question was a 57/7, so his range for c/c’ing the flop is basically any pair or draw. The reason I bet 1/3 pot on the turn was to keep in Ax and medium flushes for one more street of value. If I bomb it, he may be able to get away from a medium flush, and the only thing that would call a psb would be a boat or possiblyyy a 3, but for the most part by picking this size I force him to define his hand strength, commit more money to the pot, and basically just make his life hell. The river is a pretty easy bet imo, and I’m wondering if I could’ve gotten more since he probably can’t fold an Ace but with his flushes it probably depends how high it is. I think 101 is ok though given the board texture.

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 5 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

UTG: $337.05
CO: $163.85
Hero (BTN): $272.30
SB: $198.40
BB: $204.35

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero is BTN with K Heart K Club T Heart Q Club
UTG calls $2, CO calls $2, Hero raises to $11, 2 folds, UTG calls $9, CO calls $9

Flop: ($36.00) 6 Club A Club 3 Heart (3 players)
UTG checks, CO checks, Hero bets $27, UTG calls $27, CO folds

Turn: ($90.00) 3 Club (2 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $31, UTG calls $31

River: ($152.00) A Spade (2 players)
UTG checks, Hero requests TIME, Hero bets $101, UTG calls $101

Final Pot: $354.00
UTG mucks 9 Club T Club 7 Heart 6 Diamond
Hero shows K Heart K Club T Heart Q Club (a flush, Ace high)
Hero wins $351.00
(Rake: $3.00)

This is a good example of a spot where it’s kind of nice being OOP postflop. Our relative position es muy bueno, because you can do stuff like this.

Full Tilt Poker $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 5 players
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BB: $955.00
UTG: $1350.60
CO: $1512.65
BTN: $400.00
Hero (SB): $400.00

Pre Flop: ($6.00) Hero is SB with K Heart 4 Club A Club 8 Heart
UTG calls $4, CO raises to $18, 1 fold, Hero raises to $62, 1 fold, UTG calls $58, CO calls $44

Flop: ($190.00) 5 Diamond J Spade Q Spade (3 players)
Hero checks, UTG checks, CO checks

Turn: ($190.00) J Heart (3 players)
Hero requests TIME, Hero checks, UTG checks, CO bets $4, Hero raises to $101, UTG folds, CO folds

Final Pot: $198.00
Hero wins $195.00
(Rake: $3.00)

I was going to post more hands, but my neighbor (the one I beat in the hand earlier ironically enough) is about to make the FT of the Mulligan, so I’m going to run next door and sweat. Look him up and rail him if you read this in time! His name is Chances Cards on FTP.

GL,

John

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