November 11, 2011
This hand just exemplifies how well I've been running last couple weeks:
Poker Stars $5/$10 Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 2 players - View hand 1513826
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Hero (BB): $1673.50
Pre Flop: ($15.00) Hero is BB with 3 6 6 3
BTN/SB raises to $20, Hero calls $10
Flop: ($40.00) 5 7 5(2 players)
Hero bets $39.50, BTN/SB calls $39.50
Turn: ($119.00) 5(2 players)
Hero checks, BTN/SB bets $78.20, Hero calls $78.20
River: ($275.40) 4(2 players)
Hero checks, BTN/SB bets $250, Hero raises to $1024.90, BTN/SB calls $774.90
Final Pot: $2325.20
BTN/SB mucks 2 A 6 5
Hero shows 3 6 6 3 (a straight flush, Three to Seven)
Hero wins $2324.70
I don't love the flop donk in hindsight due to my image so far this match, had shown bluffs a lot and if I get messed around with at all I don't like many turns besides 4c or 2 6s, maybe 3s and regular 4s, and a lot of cards lead to me taking a passive call-down guessing game line, like any flush card. Also, I don't really feel it's a great spot to barrel down when you get called on the flop because you may be barrelling into a 5 which is never folding, overpairs which are never folding for one bet and other shit. But whatever, I just decided to do it to mix it up.
Turn puts the 5 down making it a classic trips board WA/WB situation, so no real point in betting. Once I check it's a bit annoying but I feel c/c and then c/f river is probably the best line because I'm repping a range of fullhouses and I pretty much the bottom of it, and I think a lot of weak hands will stab the turn once and give up river.
Once I bink the miracle c/r-ing is clearly best (given I have the more bluffcatchery range and he has the "nuts or air" range). For bet sizing I just decided to jam pot hoping that my image so far would mean he feel he can't fold a huge hand - I mean I think he probably calls pot almost the same as 800, and seeing as this would be a really huge bluff (in terms of targeting hands which are really strong), pot size seems more appropriate.
In reality I'm probably not gonna bluff this spot like ever because his range is like Quads/77/AA and I don't expect people to fold fullhouses when I'm repping exactly an SF. It's a tough spot with quads for him, especially when me deciding to spaz a small % of the time will be large relative to actually having an SF because it's so unlikely (I have to peel the turn with precisely a hand like I have that has a fullhouse plus the SF draw), and he doesn't really know exactly how I'm thinking and only knows that I'm overall aggro. I can't really blame him for calling - if he had called 77 or AA I'd probably say that is bad because I can easily have a 5 myself when he has those.
Anyway, still running pretty hot, haven't had a losing day so far this month and already on my biggest ever month, $75k or so. Basically everything is working out for me when I need it to and I'm just not making many mistakes or tilting much.