Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Presto is Gold (Part 26)

PokerStars $2/4NL, 9-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 calls $4 from MP with [5s 5h]
Victim calls $4
CO checks
SB calls $2
BB checks

*** FLOP *** [8d 2s 4c]
SB checks
BB checks
Fuel55 bets $8
Victim raises $12 to $20
CO folds
SB folds
BB folds
Fuel55 calls $12 (not convinced that I am behind just yet)

*** TURN *** [8d 2s 4c] [3c]
Fuel55 checks
Victim checks

*** RIVER *** [8d 2s 4c 3c] [5c]
Fuel55 bets $20
Victim calls $20 (he let's me get there and then pays me off)

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Fuel55 shows [5s 5h] (three of a kind, Fives)
Victim mucks hand [9c 9s]
Fuel55 collected $97 from pot

Presto is Gold (Part 25)

Ah, the power of position coupled with deception ....

Full Tilt $3/6, 6-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
UTG raises to $18
Fuel55 raises to $55 with (yes, you guessed it) [5d 5c] from the CO
UTG calls $37

*** FLOP *** [Ac 2c Kd]
UTG bets $40
Fuel55 raises to $140
UTG has 15 seconds left to act
UTG folds (I guess he has to give me credit for AK, AA or KK)
Fuel55 wins the pot ($196)

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Presto is Gold (Part 24)

9-handed $2/4NL game

*** HOLE CARDS ***
LP raises $8 to $12
SB raises $23 to $35
Fuel55 calls $31 from BB with [5d 5s] (a position call with the signature hand!)
LP folds

*** FLOP *** [8d 4c 9d]
SB bets $35
Fuel55 calls $35 (fairly easy call since he very likely has AK, AQ, or an overpair)

*** TURN *** [8d 4c 9d] [6h]
SB checks
Fuel55 checks (my flop call gets me a free card because I was willing to fold to another bet)

At this point I put him on AK and would have bet the river anyway but luckily I river my 5 as usual ...

*** RIVER *** [8d 4c 9d 6h] [5h]
SB checks
Fuel55 bets $36
SB calls $36 (and he check calls with an overpair)

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Fuel55 shows [5d 5s] (three of a kind, Fives)
SB mucks hand [Qh Qd]
Fuel55 collected $221 from pot

This guy played his queens very passively post-flop and it cost him. I guess I had him running scared ???

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Presto is Gold (Part 23)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Folded to ragamuffin44 who limps for $2 from the CO
Fuel55 raises $10 to $12 with [5s 5c] on the button
Blinds fold and ragamuffin44 calls $10 (note that he limps and then calls a raise out of position – THIS IS BAD POKER)

*** FLOP *** [5h Qs As]
ragamuffin44 checks
Fuel55 bets $18 (I bet my set as I almost always do)
ragamuffin44 raises $18 to $36
Fuel55 raises $88 to $124 (I know I am good so let’s the money in)
ragamuffin44 raises $247.30 to $371.30 and is all-in
Fuel55 calls $92.95 and is all-in

*** TURN *** [5h Qs As] [Qh]

*** RIVER *** [5h Qs As Qh] [Kc]

*** SHOW DOWN ***
ragamuffin44 shows [9s Ts] (a pair of Queens)
Fuel55 shows [5s 5c] (a full house, Fives full of Queens)
Fuel55 collected $457.90 from pot

I love these donkeys ...

Friday, January 19, 2007

Presto is Gold (Part 22)

Full Tilt $20 + $2 Two-table Sit & Go, 7 players remain

*** HOLE CARDS ***
EP raises to 900
Victim calls 670, and is all in
Fuel55 calls 750 from SB with [5d 5c]

*** FLOP *** [5h Ts 4h]
Fuel55 bets 7,310, and is all in (I push here since I have been pushing every hand either pre or postflop to intimidate the table and accumulate chips)
EP folds
Fuel55 shows [5d 5c]
Victim shows [Jc Tc]
Uncalled bet of 7,310 returned to Fuel55

*** TURN *** [5h Ts 4h] [9s]

*** RIVER *** [5h Ts 4h 9s] [5s]
Fuel55 wins the side pot (460)
Fuel55 shows four of a kind, Fives
Victim shows two pair, Tens and Fives
Fuel55 wins the main pot (2,310) with four of a kind, Fives
Fuel55: DQB

Makes up for that fawking royal I faced last night.