Friday, August 31, 2007

Presto is Gold (Part 81)

It's been so long!!!!!!

$105 HU SNG, Hand #15

I have a T120 chip lead when I am dealt presto, then the magic begins:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 calls 15 from button with [5s 5c]
Victim raises 90 to 120
(ah the trap is set)
Fuel55 calls 90
(slowwwwww call)

*** FLOP *** [7s 4h Ts]
Victim bets 90
Fuel55 calls 90
(easy call – I have presto!)

*** TURN *** [7s 4h Ts] [5d]
(was there ever any doubt?)
Victim checks
Fuel55 bets 225
Victim raises 285 to 510
Fuel55 raises 840 to 1350 and is all-in
Victim calls 720 and is all-in
(horrible call)

*** RIVER *** [7s 4h Ts 5d] [7h]

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Victim shows [Tc 9h] (two pair, Tens and Sevens)
(lol – like TP no kicker is ever good here)
Fuel55 shows [5s 5c] (a full house, Fives full of Sevens)
Fuel55 collected 2880 from pot
Victim stands up (and shakes his head)

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Presto is Gold (Part 80)

Hand from a $50 SNG, 5 remain:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 folds [2d 8c]
Other two players fold
SB raises 50 to 100
BB calls 50

*** FLOP *** [5s 5d 9s]
SB checks
BB checks

*** TURN *** [5s 5d 9s] [7h]
SB checks
BB bets 100
SB calls 100

*** RIVER *** [5s 5d 9s 7h] [8h]
SB bets 250
BB calls 250

*** SHOW DOWN ***
SB shows [5h 5c] (four of a kind, Fives)
BB mucks hand (sorry - I didn't notice what he had)
SB collected 900 from pot

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Presto is Gold (Part 79)

Well I ultimately blew myself up again on FullTilt.

I have been playing very little but in the last couple of days I have caught a few breaks and been on the plus-side of a few coolers/setups.

This hand is the first decent presto hand in some time:

$2/$4NL, 7-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Poster 1 checks
Poster 2 checks
Button raises to $16
Fuel55 calls $14 from SB with [5d 5c]
BB calls $12
Poster 1 folds
Poster 2 folds

*** FLOP *** [9d 9c 5h]
Fuel55 checks (time to check my boat and see if someone has an overpair)
BB checks
Button checks

*** TURN *** [9d 9c 5h] [Ah]
Fuel55 checks (ok time to check again and see if someone has an ace)
BB bets $20
Button folds
Fuel55 raises to $84 (let's see if that really is an ace)
BB has 15 seconds left to act
BB calls $64

*** RIVER *** [9d 9c 5h Ah] [Kh]
Fuel55 bets $112 (best amount for value?? - please have AK!)
BB has 15 seconds left to act
BB calls $112

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Fuel55 shows [5d 5c] a full house, Fives full of Nines
BB mucks mucked [Qh Ac] - two pair, Aces and Nines
Fuel55 wins the pot ($445) with a full house, Fives full of Nines

Friday, August 03, 2007

Presto Not So Good (Part 4)

So after getting my $522 up to $731 in 30 minutes I moved up to $2/4NL, 6-max and quickly lost a buy-in with QQ vs AQ on an AAQ flop. Then had to fold JJ on an A-high flop. This put me down to $319 so back to the headsup SNGs I went where I proved once again that using Presto against me is pure folly.

PokerStars, $52.50+$2.50 HU SNG

First Hand:

Seat 1: Superaxel (1500 in chips)
Seat 2: Fuel55 (1500 in chips)
Superaxel posts small blind 15
Fuel55 posts big blind 30

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Superaxel calls 15
Fuel55 raises 60 to 90 with [7h 7d]
Superaxel calls 60

*** FLOP *** [2c 3s 7c]
Fuel55 checks
Superaxel bets 30
Fuel55 raises 90 to 120
Superaxel raises 90 to 210
Fuel55 raises 120 to 330
Superaxel raises 120 to 450
Fuel55 raises 240 to 690
Superaxel raises 240 to 930
Fuel55 raises 480 to 1410 and is all-in
Superaxel calls 480 and is all-in

*** TURN *** [2c 3s 7c] [9s]

*** RIVER *** [2c 3s 7c 9s] [5h]

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Fuel55 shows [7h 7d] (three of a kind, Sevens)
Superaxel shows [5d 5c] (three of a kind, Fives) (are you kidding me? I figured a flush or str8 draw ..)
Fuel55 collected 3000 from pot

Dear Fuel55,

You finished the tournament in 1st place.
A $105.00 award has been credited to your Real Money account.

Thank you for participating.

Checking Superaxel out on Sharkscope made all the sense in the world: