Monday, April 30, 2007

Presto is Gold (Part 45)

$25/50NL, 6-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
twin-caracas raises $150 to $200
(my nemesis raises into me and I am holding PRESTO)
Fuel55 calls $200 from the CO with [5s 5h]
sanjay907 calls $175
(loose player calls from SB)

*** FLOP *** [5d 3c 3h]
(Sweet Jebus!!!!!!!!!!)
sanjay907 checks
twin-caracas checks
Fuel55 bets $200
sanjay907 folds
twin-caracas folds
Fuel55 collected $647 from pot

Guess I should have checked but both of these guys love to float in and out of position. 20/20 hindsight!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Presto is Gold (Part 44)

$2/4NL, 9-handed. I just lost a big pot and failed to reload quick enough before next hand was dealt. Of course I am dealt Presto and I go ballistic knowing I have only $140 in front of me ….

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Victim raises $12 to $18
Fuel55 calls $18 from the button with [5d 5h]
SB calls $15

*** FLOP *** [5c Js 6h] (of course – Presto is GOLD)
SB checks
Victim bets $36
Fuel55 calls $36 (smooth call hoping to keep SB in the hand)
SB calls $36

*** TURN *** [5c Js 6h] [9d]
SB bets $35
Victim raises $115 to $150
Fuel55 calls $82.20 and is all-in
SB folds

*** RIVER *** [5c Js 6h 9d] [2s]

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Victim shows [Kd Kh] (a pair of Kings)
Fuel55 shows [5d 5h] (three of a kind, Fives)
Fuel55 collected $364.40 from pot

Nice pot but could have been a lot nicer if I had reloaded - lesson learned.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

A Two Outer Presto-ization

To say I have been running bad is putting it mildly. As such, I haven't played 1000 hands in the last three weeks. These hands demonstrates why:

$5/10NL, 9-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 raises $20 to $30 from EP with [7s 7h]
IDIOT IN THE BB calls $20

*** FLOP *** [3s 9d 2h]
Fuel55 bets $55
IDIOT IN THE BB calls $55

*** TURN *** [3s 9d 2h] [6c]
Fuel55 bets $95
IDIOT IN THE BB raises $47 to $142 and is all-in (like a check-raise here for $47 makes any sense whatsoever ...)
Fuel55 calls $47 (I put him on A6 at best)

*** RIVER *** [3s 9d 2h 6c] [5d]

*** SHOW DOWN ***
IDIOT IN THE BB shows [5c 5s] (three of a kind, Fives) (of course you hit your two outer moron)
Fuel55 mucks hand
IDIOT IN THE BB collected $456 from pot

Thankfully he was a short stack who dined and dashed a few hands later.

It doesn't seem to matter how good I play I just keep getting sucked out for modest-to-monster sized pots as an overwhelming favorite.

And if that wasn't bad enough, maybe you like this hand where I finally went broke in the same session:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 raises $20 to $30 from button with [3d 3s]
Reraising Lucksack raises $60 to $90 from BB (he is reraising from his BB about 50% of the time)
Fuel55 calls $60 (set mining 101)

*** FLOP *** [Ks Jc 9d]
Reraising Lucksack checks
Fuel55 checks

*** TURN *** [Ks Jc 9d] [3c]
Reraising Lucksack bets $180
Fuel55 raises $400 to $580
Reraising Lucksack reraises $450 to $1030 (for sure he put me on a steal which is logical since a 3 is "unlikely" to improve my hand 95% of the time)
Fuel55 rereraises $34 to $1064 and is all-in (if he has QT, KK, JJ or 99 – so be it)
Reraising Lucksack calls $34

*** RIVER *** [Ks Jc 9d 3c] [Qc]

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Reraising Lucksack shows [4c 5c] (a flush, Jack high)
Fuel55 mucks hand
Reraising Lucksack collected $2310 from pot

Maybe my mistakes were not 4-betting him preflop and not c-betting flop but really I think I played the hand pretty good.

Tough to win when you are consistently getting this unlucky.

Presto is Gold (Part 43)

PokerStars $100+$5 HU

Hand 72, Level III – play has been cagey and controlled with only two reraises (1 each) in the entire match. I am dealt 55 on the button and know instinctively that it is time to double up:

Seat 1: Victim (1740 in chips)
Seat 2: Fuel55 (1260 in chips)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Victim raises 100 to 150
Fuel55 raises 1110 to 1260 and is all-in with [5h 5c]
Victim calls 1110 with [Kd Ac]

*** FLOP *** [5s 8c Qs] (presto is gold and you all know it!)
*** TURN *** [5s 8c Qs] [Jd] (ouch – he has outs all of a sudden)
*** RIVER *** [5s 8c Qs Jd] [3d]

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Fuel55 shows [5h 5c] (three of a kind, Fives)
Victim shows [Kd Ac] (high card Ace)
Fuel55 collected 2520 from pot

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Presto is Gold (Part 42)

$3/6NL, 8-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 raises $12 to $18 from MP with [5s 5h]
Victim calls $18 from button

*** FLOP *** [Qd 9d 5c]
Fuel55 bets $24 (bet the set with two diamonds showing)
Victim raises $48 to $72 (diamond draw/AQ/KQ?)
Fuel55: calls $48 (I just call with the intent to let him hang himself on the turn)

*** TURN *** [Qd 9d 5c] [6h]
Fuel55 checks (provide rope ...)
Victim checks (wtf?)

*** RIVER *** [Qd 9d 5c 6h] [8d]
Fuel55 bets $12 (blocker bet now that flush comes into play)
Victim calls $12

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Fuel55 shows [5s 5h] (three of a kind, Fives)
Victim mucks hand [Ac Jc] (nice!)
Fuel55 collected $210 from pot