Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Presto is Gold (Part 149)

Is There Anything Presto Can’t Do?

$2/$4NL, 6-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55: calls $4 from MP with [5s 5c]
Sweet.kr: raises $16 to $20 from the button (23/23/4 villain)
Fuel55: calls $16 (obvious trap call)

*** FLOP *** [2s Th As]
Fuel55: checks
Sweet.kr: bets $36
Fuel55: calls $36 (great flop for Presto – instacall)

*** TURN *** [2s Th As] [6h]
Fuel55: checks (lay a trap)
Sweet.kr: checks (he doesn’t bite)

*** RIVER *** [2s Th As 6h] [3d]
Fuel55: bets $80 (hammer away)
Sweet.kr: folds (easy peasy)
Uncalled bet ($80) returned to Fuel55
Fuel55 collected $115 from pot


Pure gold ...

Presto is Gold (Part 148)

$5/$10NL, 9-handed

Seat 1: bluff4 ($417)
Seat 7: Fuel55 ($1137)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
fr1thken raises to $22 from UTG
bluff4 calls $22 from MP
Fuel55 calls $12 from BB with [5s 5d] (lay the trap)

*** FLOP *** [3h 8s 4h]
Fuel55 checks
fr1thken checks
bluff4 bets $30
Fuel55 calls $30
fr1thken folds


*** TURN *** [3h 8s 4h] [6c]
Fuel55 checks
bluff4 checks (no way he checks an overpair or an 8 here)


*** RIVER *** [3h 8s 4h 6c] [6s]
Fuel55 bets $10 (minbet to induce bluff)
bluff4 has 15 seconds left to act
bluff4 raises to $100 (on queue)
Fuel55 calls $90 (instacall)


*** SHOW DOWN ***
bluff4 shows [Jd Qc] a pair of Sixes
Fuel55 shows [5s 5d] two pair, Sixes and Fives
Fuel55 wins the pot ($328) with two pair, Sixes and Fives


Then an orbit later the doucheball lays a presto bomb on me:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
xAlyssa raises to $30 from UTG+1
action73 calls $30 from UTG+2
Fuel55 reraises to $135 from UTG+3
bluff4 raises to $165, and is all in from CO
xAlyssa folds
action73 folds
Fuel55 calls $30
bluff4 shows [5c 5s] (nice 4-bet with 55 against an EP raiser/caller and reraiser)
Fuel55 shows [Kd Ah]


*** FLOP *** [3d Js 6s]

*** TURN *** [3d Js 6s] [2s]

*** RIVER *** [3d Js 6s 2s] [9h]
bluff4 shows a pair of Fives (pure gold)
Fuel55 shows Ace King high
bluff4 wins the pot ($402) with a pair of Fives

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Presto is Gold (Part 147)

Table Malmo (deep) - $5/$10, 9-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
UTG+1 raises to $35
smizmiatch folds (haven’t played with the Gnome for a while)
MP calls $35
Fuel55 folds [Js 2h]
CO raises to $130
UTG+1 calls $95
MP calls $95

*** FLOP *** [6c 5c 2d]
CO bets $260
UTG+1 raises to $770
MP raises to $1,932, and is all in
CO folds
UTG+1 calls $908, and is all in
MP shows [5d 5s]
UTG+1 shows [Ts Td]
Uncalled bet of $254 returned to MP

*** TURN *** [6c 5c 2d] [5h]

*** RIVER *** [6c 5c 2d 5h] [4c]
MP shows four of a kind, Fives
MP wins the pot ($4,013) with four of a kind, Fives

Friday, June 27, 2008

Presto is Gold (Part 146)

First hand of the session ...

Table Malmo (deep) - $5/$10NL, 9-handed

Fuel55 ($2,000)/UTG ($490)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
UTG calls $10
SB calls $5
Fuel55 checks from BB with [5h 5s]

*** FLOP *** [3d 8c 5c]
SB checks
Fuel55 bets $30 (bet your sets)
UTG raises to $90 (limped overpair of flush draw, I guess)
SB folds
Fuel55 reraises to $1,000 (he’s short, so I just shove)
UTG calls $390, and is all in
Fuel55 shows [5h 5s]
UTG shows [Tc Kc]

*** TURN *** [3d 8c 5c] [9s]

*** RIVER *** [3d 8c 5c 9s] [7s]
Fuel55 shows three of a kind, Fives
UTG shows King Ten high
Fuel55 wins the pot ($987) with three of a kind, Fives
UTG is sitting out

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Presto is Gold (Part 145)

$3/$6NL, 5-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
UTG+1 raises $12 to $18
Fuel55 calls $15 from SB with [5h 5s]
BB calls $12

*** FLOP *** [5d 9s 3d]
Fuel55 bets $18
BB folds
UTG+1 raises $48 to $66
Fuel55 raises $324.25 to $390.25 and is all-in
UTG+1 snapcalls $324.25

*** TURN *** [5d 9s 3d] [3c]

*** RIVER *** [5d 9s 3d 3c] [4c]

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Fuel55 shows [5h 5s] (a full house, Fives full of Threes)
UTG+1 mucks hand [Ad Ac]
Fuel55 collected $832.50 from pot

Presto is Gold (Part 144)

$2/$4NL, 6-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 raises $8 to $12 from UTG with [5h 5d]
MP raises $70 to $82 and is all-in (ratholer shove)
Fuel55 calls $70 (have to call with Presto)

*** FLOP *** [Ts 7c Qd]

*** TURN *** [Ts 7c Qd] [2h]

*** RIVER *** [Ts 7c Qd 2h] [5s]

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Fuel55: shows [5h 5d] (three of a kind, Fives)
MP mucks hand [Ah Qs]
Fuel55 collected $167 from pot


Was there ever a doubt?

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Perhaps The Most Poorly Played Presto Ever

I was trying a multi-tabling experiment today but was still keen enough to watch BB turn up Presto at the end of this lame-ass hand.

$1/$2NL, 9-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 raises $4 to $6 from UTG+1 with [Kc As]
MP calls $6
BB calls $4

*** FLOP *** [2d 3d 5s]
BB checks (better check that set on a coordinated board)
Fuel55 checks
MP checks

*** TURN *** [2d 3d 5s] [6c]
BB checks (definitely better check it again since it is obvious everyone has a 4 other than you)
Fuel55 bets $2
MP calls $2
BB calls $2 (call, just in case you hit quads on the river)

*** RIVER *** [2d 3d 5s 6c] [6d]
BB checks (now you have a boat, but better check again since only one villian has a str8 - the other villian surely has quads)
Fuel55 checks
MP checks

*** SHOW DOWN ***
BB shows [5h 5d] (a full house, Fives full of Sixes)
Fuel55 mucks hand [Kc As]
MP mucks hand [Ac Qs]
BB collected $23.80 from pot (12BB pot with a boat - way to extract maximum value ...)
Fuel55 said, "well played"

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Presto is Gold for ME not YOU (Part 12)

How many ways can you misplay Presto against me?

$2/$4PL, 7-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
CO calls $4
Fuel55 raises $10 to $14 from BB with [Jc Kc]
CO calls $10

*** FLOP *** [4h 3h 7d]
Fuel55 checks
CO checks

*** TURN *** [4h 3h 7d] [Ks]
Fuel55 bets $28.50
CO raises $35.65 to $64.15 and is all-in
Fuel55 calls $35.65

*** RIVER *** [4h 3h 7d Ks] [2s]

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Fuel55 shows [Jc Kc] (a pair of Kings)
CO mucks hand [5d 5c] (a pair of Fives)
Fuel55 collected $155.30 from pot

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Presto is Gold (Part 143)

$3/$6, 9-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
UTG raises to $18
CO calls $18
Fuel55 calls $15 from SB with [5c 5h]
BB calls $12

*** FLOP *** [5s 3c 4h]
Fuel55 bets $42 (bet your sets – especially on coordinated boards and 4-way action)
BB raises to $131.25, and is all in
UTG folds
CO folds
Fuel55 calls $89.25
BB shows [9c 9h]
Fuel55 shows [5c 5h]

*** TURN *** [5s 3c 4h] [Jd]

*** RIVER *** [5s 3c 4h Jd] [3d]
BB shows two pair, Nines and Threes
Fuel55 shows a full house, Fives full of Threes
Fuel55 wins the pot ($331.50) with a full house, Fives full of Threes


Since Kaja got my PokerTracker working again I have seen Presto 124 times to the tune of $631 profit.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Presto is Gold (Part 142)

50 FTP Sat to $750K satellite aka POOOOOOOOSHFEST

Hand 1

*** HOLE CARDS ***
katitude raises to 1,500, and is all in
tam5876 folds
pirate3442 calls 1,500, and is all in
Fuel55 calls 1,500, and is all in with [5s 5d]
Insectacide folds
PokahDave calls 1,500, and is all in
BuddyDank calls 1,500, and is all in
ScottMc calls 1,485, and is all in
QT1 folds

katitude shows [9s 9c]
pirate3442 shows [Jh Kd]
Fuel55 shows [5s 5d]
Fuel55: BOOOOOOOOOOM!
PokahDave shows [2d Td]
BuddyDank shows [2s Kh]
ScottMc shows [4h 6h]

*** FLOP *** [Ah Th As]

*** TURN *** [Ah Th As] [3h]

*** RIVER *** [Ah Th As 3h] [5h] (was there ever a doubt?)
katitude shows two pair, Aces and Nines (no good)
pirate3442 shows a flush, Ace high (almost good)
Fuel55 shows a full house, Fives full of Aces (very good)
PokahDave shows two pair, Aces and Tens (no good)
BuddyDank shows a flush, Ace high (no good)
ScottMc shows a flush, Ace high (no good)
Fuel55 wins the pot (9,030) with a full house, Fives full of Aces

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Presto is Gold (Part 141)

Skill Series - Limit Stud Hi

*** 3RD STREET ***
Dealt to TuscaloosaJohn [8s]
Dealt to PokerBrian322 [8h]
Dealt to columbo [As]
Dealt to ricky424 [7c]
Dealt to MiamiDon [Qd]
Dealt to cbal84 [Kh]
Dealt to Fuel55 [5d 5h] [Js]
ricky424 is low with [7c]
ricky424 completes it to 400
MiamiDon folds
cbal84 folds
Fuel55 calls 400
TuscaloosaJohn folds
PokerBrian322 folds
columbo folds

*** 4TH STREET ***
Dealt to ricky424 [7c] [Qs]
Dealt to Fuel55 [5d 5h Js] [5c] (BOOOOOOOOOOM!)
ricky424 bets 400
Fuel55 raises to 800 (let’s go to Valuetown)
ricky424 calls 400

*** 5TH STREET ***
Dealt to ricky424 [7c Qs] [2d]
Dealt to Fuel55 [5d 5h Js 5c] [7d]
ricky424 bets 800
Fuel55 raises to 1,600
ricky424 calls 800

*** 6TH STREET ***
Dealt to ricky424 [7c Qs 2d] [6d]
Dealt to Fuel55 [5d 5h Js 5c 7d] [2s]
ricky424 checks
Fuel55 bets 800
ricky424 calls 800

*** 7TH STREET ***
Dealt to Fuel55 [5d 5h Js 5c 7d 2s] [3c]
ricky424 bets 800
Fuel55 raises to 1,600
ricky424 calls 800

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Fuel55 shows [5h 5d Js 5c 7d 2s 3c] three of a kind, Fives
ricky424 mucks [Kd Kc 7c Qs 2d 6d Qh] - two pair, Kings and Queens
Fuel55 wins the pot (10,925) with three of a kind, Fives

Monday, April 28, 2008

Presto is Gold (Parts 139 and 140)

Well I decided to try some 6-max multi-tabling. I got 8 tables open and running but when I went to the open the 9th, I got a message saying 8 tables was my max and I needed to contact support. I guess I have never played more than 6 tables before. Anyway do the asymmetry of my screen I closed 2 tables and ground about 6 tables for an hour and a bit.

I played 944 hands to the tune of a $76 loss running 26/14/2.4.

Got two pair counterfeited three times, KK into AA, QQ into AA, AK crushed by A9 on the river, AK crushed by AT on the river, and AQ on QQ29J board ran into 22.


But, at least Presto proved its worth once again:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
UTG raises to $7
Fuel55 raises to $23 from SB with [5c 5d]
UTG calls $16

*** FLOP *** [4c 2h 5s]
Fuel55 checks
UTG bets $36
Fuel55 shoves $349.45, and is all in
UTG instacalls $141, and is all in
Fuel55 shows [5c 5d]
UTG shows [4s 4d]
Uncalled bet of $172.45 returned to Fuel55

*** TURN *** [4c 2h 5s] [3s]

*** RIVER *** [4c 2h 5s 3s] [Th]
Fuel55 shows three of a kind, Fives
UTG shows three of a kind, Fours
Fuel55 wins the pot ($399) with three of a kind, Fives

Same Villian as hand 1:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 raises to $7 from UTG with [5d 5s]
UTG+1 raises to $24
Fuel55 calls $17

*** FLOP *** [4c 5c 4s]
Fuel55 bets $18
UTG+1 calls $18

*** TURN *** [4c 5c 4s] [Th]
Fuel55 checks
UTG+1 checks

*** RIVER *** [4c 5c 4s Th] [5h]
Fuel55 bets $40
UTG+1 folds
Fuel55 wins the pot ($84)

Monday, April 21, 2008

Presto is Gold (Part 138)

Full Tilt $30,000 Guarantee, $100+$9, 6-handed tourney, Level 2

Starting stacks: Fuel55 (6,000)/Bruce Buffer (2,545)/CRAKURACES (945)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
3 folds to me
Fuel55 raises to 140 from the button with [5h 5d]
Bruce Buffer reraises to 760 from SB (he’s been playing quite tight for a red FTP pro)
CRAKURACES rereraises to 945, and is all in from BB
Fuel55 folds (I was tempted to call the 3-way action given I had Presto and would get my buy-in back if I busted Bruce Buffer but I elected to fold since I had a good stack going)
Bruce Buffer calls 185
CRAKURACES shows [Kd Qc]
Bruce Buffer shows [Qd Ah]

*** FLOP *** [9c 6h 2h]

*** TURN *** [9c 6h 2h] [3h]

*** RIVER *** [9c 6h 2h 3h] [4h]
CRAKURACES shows King Queen high
Bruce Buffer shows a flush, Ace high
Bruce Buffer wins the pot (2,030) with a flush, Ace high
CRAKURACES stands up

Note that I would have made the str8 flush since I held the 5h. Standard FTP RNG bullshit …


Moral of this tale: NEVER FOLD PRESTO

Presto is Gold (Part 137)

Presto can be just about anything you need it to be if you play it right. In this case, Presto has doubled itself to TT:

$2/4NL, 6-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***

Fuel55 raises to $14 from MP with [5d 5h]
givemethecash42 raises to $44 from SB
Fuel55 calls $30

*** FLOP *** [9s Js 7d]

givemethecash42 has 15 seconds left to act
givemethecash42 bets $66
Fuel55 calls $66

*** TURN *** [9s Js 7d] [8d]

givemethecash42 has 15 seconds left to act
givemethecash42 checks (how do you spell AK?)
Fuel55 bets $125
givemethecash42 has 15 seconds left to act
givemethecash42 folds
Fuel55 wins the pot ($219)

Many of you ask how profitable Presto is? My PokerTracker has only been working right for about 6 weeks so here is the most recent data:


As you can see I am fairly reluctant to put money in the pot with Presto (92%) and it shows down poorly (only 86% wins).

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Presto is Gold (Part 136)

$3/$6, 6-handed

Button ($1,500)
UTG ($632)
Fuel55 ($589)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
UTG raises to $21
Fuel55 calls $21 from UTG+1 with [5s 5c]
Button calls $21

*** FLOP *** [Ac Js 7c]
UTG checks
Fuel55 checks
Button has 15 seconds left to act
Button bets $46
UTG folds
Fuel55 calls $46 (the long pause in his bet gave me the impression he was just taking a stab)

*** TURN *** [Ac Js 7c] [9d]
Fuel55 checks (check again to represent a draw and see if he can fire again – in which case I have to fold or shove back)
Button has 15 seconds left to act
Button checks (not really liking his hand – thankfully)

So at this point I am firing on the river regardless of what comes but I would prefer a 5 for a set or a club (since I can easily represent a flush).

*** RIVER *** [Ac Js 7c 9d] [9c] (Pretty much GIN!)
Fuel55 bets $120
Button folds
Uncalled bet of $120 returned to Fuel55
Fuel55 mucks
Fuel55 wins the pot ($161)

Pure gold, pure gold.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Presto is Gold for ME not YOU (Part 11)

$2/$4, 6-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
JimmyB13 raises to $14 from EP
Fuel55 calls $14 from the button with [Jh Js]
FocKla calls $12 from SB

*** FLOP *** [6h 8s 6c]
FocKla checks
JimmyB13 checks
Fuel55 bets $28
FocKla raises to $100.50, and is all in
JimmyB13 folds
Fuel55 calls $72.50
FocKla shows [5c 5d]
Fuel55 shows [Jh Js]


*** TURN *** [6h 8s 6c] [Kd]

*** RIVER *** [6h 8s 6c Kd] [9d]
FocKla shows two pair, Sixes and Fives
Fuel55 shows two pair, Jacks and Sixes
Fuel55 wins the pot ($244) with two pair, Jacks and Sixes


They never learn ...

Presto is Gold for ME not YOU (Part 10)

$25/$50NL, 9-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 raises to $150 from UTG with [Jc Js]
MP calls $150
MP2raises to $550
Fuel55 calls $400
MP calls $400

*** FLOP *** [5c 9c Jh]
Fuel55 checks
MP checks
MP2 bets $1,050
Fuel55 raises to $2,497, and is all in
MP reraises to $5,133, and is all in
MP2 calls $3,091, and is all in
MP shows [5s 5d] (set over set! BOOOOOOOOM!)
MP2 shows [Ah 9s] (well played sir … 2nd pair is gold)
Fuel55 shows [Jc Js]
Uncalled bet of $992 returned to MP

*** TURN *** [5c 9c Jh] [Ks]

*** RIVER *** [5c 9c Jh Ks] [8c]
MP shows three of a kind, Fives
MP2 shows a pair of Nines
MP wins the side pot ($3,288) with three of a kind, Fives (he still lost 26BB on the hand)
Fuel55 shows three of a kind, Jacks
Fuel55 wins the main pot ($9,213) with three of a kind, Jacks


Maybe JJ is OK?

Presto is Gold (Part 135)

Standard boat flop wih Presto ...

$2/$4NL, 6-handed

SB ($708), Fuel55 ($792)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 raises to $14 from MP with [5h 5c]
SB raises to $50
Fuel55 calls $36 (stacks more than deep enough to set mine)

*** FLOP *** [7d 7s 5s]
SB has 15 seconds left to act
SB bets $60
Fuel55 raises to $120
SB folds
Fuel55 wins the pot ($221)

Monday, April 14, 2008

Presto is Gold (Part 134)

Presto plays particularly well if your opponent is a complete moron:

$3/$6NL, 6-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
SB raises to $12
Fuel55 calls $6 from BB with [5c 5d]

*** FLOP *** [2h 3s 5s]
SB bets $6
Fuel55 raises to $24
SB reraises to $96
Fuel55 rereraises to $168
SB calls $30, and is all in (just wish he was a little deeper ...)
Fuel55 shows [5c 5d]
SB shows [9h Ts]
Uncalled bet of $42 returned to Fuel55

*** TURN *** [2h 3s 5s] [2s]

*** RIVER *** [2h 3s 5s 2s] [3h]
Fuel55 shows a full house, Fives full of Threes
SB shows two pair, Threes and Twos
Fuel55 wins the pot ($273) with a full house, Fives full of Threes