August 20, 2009

I'm rich beyond my wildest dreams!!!

Of course then unfortunately Stars has to go and piss all over my bonfire

Not saying I played remarkably but I think out of all the showdowns I saw I’d count 1, maybe 2 as dodgy.

The rest were classics like the below:

Poker Stars $2/$4 Limit Hold’em – 4 players
The Official Hand History Converter

Pre Flop: (1.5 SB) Hero is SB with T Heart J Heart
CO calls, 1 fold, Hero raises, 1 fold, CO calls

Flop: (5 SB) 8 Heart 9 Spade 2 Spade (2 players)
Hero bets, CO calls

Turn: (3.5 BB) J Club (2 players)
Hero bets, CO raises, Hero calls

River: (7.5 BB) A Club (2 players)
Hero checks, CO bets, Hero calls

Final Pot: 9.5 BB
CO shows A Heart K Spade (a pair of Aces)
Hero mucks T Heart J Heart
CO wins 9.25 BB
(Rake: $1.00)

I suppose 3 betting the turn is an option there OOP but tbh I wasn’t really expecting my opponent to be dumb enough to limp call AK preflop and then turn it into a bluff when he has no fold equity. Don’t see why I should have expected any different though, there are some VERY special people playing 2/4 on Stars at the moment

Posted By Boomer at 06:28 PM



Lysistrata posted on August 21, 2009 at 10:30 AM


Wowowow! $3.64. That's enough to buy a stick of gum in Britain maybe?

Isac posted on August 21, 2009 at 12:35 PM


What a pay-out :D

BTW those people, what are they doing ? Today i watched a 5/T game while I was waiting for people on my table and I saw a like identically twice in ~8 minuts. The only difference was that I new the one was a LP/FPS guy and he had picked up a gutter on the turn so just used the EFSR.
Luckily those guys are all over :)

Have a nice weekend

Boomer posted on August 22, 2009 at 12:56 PM


$3.64 would buy me TWO whole litres of petrol...maybe.

As for the expensive SD raise I think it's just a disease that's grown. If we do a little card swapping and turn the 9s into 9c and the Jc into Js and give our opponent something like As8s I like it a bit more due to the fact you've got a truckload of outs if you're behind, could have the best hand, some nasty cards will come on the river which will make you not VB and hey it's always fun raising but here it's pretty obvious I'm not folding given my line so he's just putting more money with what, a lot of the time, is the worst hand.

But there's a fine line with that raise, there are very few situations I'll use it...

1) Easy Raise Fold, like low PP on a drawn up board vs a guy who won't B3B semmi-bluff the turn.

2) Humongous amount of outs if behind (14+ usually), maybe the best hand, some fold equity, bad cards can come which will make me fold river sometimes incorrectly. So a hand like Ah5h on T52J board with 2 hearts.

These A-high showdown raises with no fold equity can be ok if you opponent NEVER donks improvement or as a bluff on the river. If he does then you're just putting inmore money and tbh if i see someone using it I'll either start B3B semi-bluffing big draws or donking any river improvement/good bluff cards.

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