Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Presto is Gold (Part 66)

Here is an interesting set of hands that maximize value from the metagame. I am playing two tables simultaneously. Both tables are 9-handed $3/6NL and many of the players are the same on both.

This is the preamble hand on table 1:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 raises $12 to $18 from EP with [8c 8d]
MP1 calls $18
MP2 calls $18
Victim raises $72 to $90 from the button
Fuel55 calls $72 (not sure if he is squeezing or has a hand)
MP1 folds
MP2 folds

*** FLOP *** [4s 3h 5c]
Fuel55 checks
Victim bets $1147.85 and is all-in (this reeks of AK, AQ, AJ)
Fuel55 calls $866.40 and is all-in (not an easy call but I have to assume I am 3:1 favorite)

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

*** RIVER *** [4s 3h 5c Jd] [Th]

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Fuel55 shows [8c 8d] (a pair of Eights)
Victim mucks hand [As Qd] (as expected)
Fuel55 collected $1954.80 from pot

Then about 30 seconds later on table 2, I get into a pot again with the same guy who was the victim above:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
MP raises $6 to $12
Victim raises $30 to $42 from button
Fuel55 calls $39 from SB with [5s 5h] (set mining 101)
MP folds

*** FLOP *** [5d Tc Kh]
Fuel55 checks
Victim bets $78
Fuel55 raises $126 to $204 (I know he is steaming from the hand on the other table so I give him a chance to stack off)
Victim raises $478.35 to $682.35 and is all-in (on queue)
Fuel55 calls $424.35 and is all-in

*** TURN *** [5d Tc Kh] [Kd]

*** RIVER *** [5d Tc Kh Kd] [Qc]

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Fuel55 shows [5s 5h] (a full house, Fives full of Kings)
Victim mucks hand [Kc Ad]
Fuel55 collected $1355.70 from pot

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !! And that kids is how you make serious profit in retardly donktastic $3/6NL on PokerStars.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Presto is Gold (Part 65)

An interesting variation on the theme ...

$25/50NL, 7-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55: calls $50 from UTG with [5h 5s]
SB calls $25
BB checks

*** FLOP *** [8d Qc 6s]
SB checks
BB checks
Fuel55 checks

*** TURN *** [8d Qc 6s] [7h]
SB bets $120
BB folds
Fuel55 calls $120

*** RIVER *** [8d Qc 6s 7h] [9c]
SB checks
Fuel55 checks (not really interested in getting checkraised for $3000 here …)

*** SHOW DOWN ***
SB shows [Jh Qd] (a pair of Queens)
Fuel55 shows [5h 5s] (a straight, Five to Nine)
Fuel55 collected $387 from pot

Note the sly check on the flop from the SB who held TP with a decent kicker. SB played this hand pretty well and lost the minimum. Although he could have c-bet the flop and taken it down.

Presto is Gold (Part 64)

In position, out of position, improved or unimproved, Presto is GOLD and you all know it:

$10/20NL, 6-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
UTG+1 raises $40 to $60
Fuel55 calls $50 from SB with [5c 5h]

*** FLOP *** [3h 7h Qd]
Fuel55 checks
UTG+1 checks

*** TURN *** [3h 7h Qd] [4s]
Fuel55 bets $100
UTG+1 folds
Fuel55 collected $137 from pot

Presto is Gold (Part 63)

$5/10NL, 8-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
UTG raises $30 to $40
Fuel55 calls $40 from button with [5s 5h]
BB calls $30

*** FLOP *** [Ac 5c Jh]
BB checks
UTG bets $88
Fuel55 raises $172 to $260
(with a 3-way pot with two broadway and two clubs showing, I raise to avoid a potential disaster – this is definitely a flop where winning a small pot is just fine)
BB folds
UTG folds
Fuel55 collected $298 from pot

Presto is Gold (Part 62)

The word on Presto is clearly getting out and the regulars I play with are starting to use it to their advantage:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 raises $20 to $30 from UTG with [6c 6s]
EP calls $30
MP1 calls $30
MP2 calls $30
CO calls $30

*** FLOP *** [9d 5h Qd]
Fuel55 checks
EP checks
MP1 bets $150
MP2 calls $150
CO raises $250 to $400
Fuel55 folds
EP folds
MP1 calls $250
MP2 folds

*** TURN *** [9d 5h Qd] [Kd]
MP1 checks
CO bets $489.55 and is all-in
MP1 calls $489.55

*** RIVER *** [9d 5h Qd Kd] [Js]

*** SHOW DOWN ***
MP1 shows [5s 5c] (three of a kind, Fives)
CO mucks hand [Qh As]
MP1 collected $2091.10 from pot

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Presto is Gold (Part 61)

A little Presto DQB for the connoisseurs ...

$3/6NL, 6-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 folds [3h As] from UTG
MP raises $12 to $18
CO calls $18
SB calls $15

*** FLOP *** [Js 2c 5c]
SB checks
MP bets $54
CO calls $54
SB folds

*** TURN *** [Js 2c 5c] [5s]
MP checks
CO checks

*** RIVER *** [Js 2c 5c 5s] [Jh]
MP checks
CO bets $594 and is all-in
MP calls $103.40 and is all-in

*** SHOW DOWN ***
CO shows [5h 5d] (four of a kind, Fives)
MP mucks hand [Ac Td]
CO collected $371.80 from pot

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Presto is Gold (Part 60)

I can't remember the last I lost a hand holding Presto ...

$10/20NL, 5-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 raises $40 to $60 from UTG with [5c 5s]
BB calls $40

*** FLOP *** [Jh Jc Js]
BB bets $80
Fuel55 raises $100 to $180
BB folds
Fuel55 collected $288 from pot


Just keep saying, "I have the nuts," and bet accordingly ...

Presto is Gold (Part 59)

I had to wait 172 hands into the session to finally see pocket fives in the hole. Of coure they didn’t disappoint. Luckily for me, my opponent was a complete idiot and misplayed his hand beyond belief:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
CO calls $4
Fuel55 raises $8 to $12 from the Button with [5h 5d]
CO calls $8

*** FLOP *** [2h 3d Ac]
CO checks
Fuel55 checks

*** TURN *** [2h 3d Ac] [Tc]
CO checks
Fuel55 checks

*** RIVER *** [2h 3d Ac Tc] [4h]
CO bets $16
Fuel55 raises $36 to $52
CO calls $36

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Fuel55 shows [5h 5d] (a straight, Ace to Five)
CO mucks hand [2s 2c] (well played dude!)
Fuel55 collected $131 from pot

I wonder if I shove, does he call? Lol - I love donkey stakes …

Presto is Gold (Part 58)

Another guest Presto appearance ...

Full Tilt $3 + $0.30 Tournament, 9-handed, Waffles in 2nd place at the table.

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Victim raises to 300
SirFWALGMan calls 300 with [5s 5d]

*** FLOP *** [Tc Jd Ts]
Victim bets 450
SirFWALGMan calls 450 (loose call in position)

*** TURN *** [Tc Jd Ts] [5h]
Victim checks
SirFWALGMan bets 450
Victim calls 450

*** RIVER *** [Tc Jd Ts 5h] [9s]
Victim checks
SirFWALGMan bets 500
Victim raises to 1,215, and is all in (checkraise that str8 on a paired board …)
SirFWALGMan calls 715

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Victim shows [Kh Qc] (a straight, King high)
SirFWALGMan shows [5s 5d] (a full house, Fives full of Tens)
SirFWALGMan wins the pot (4,980) with a full house, Fives full of Tens
Victim stands up

Monday, May 21, 2007

Pure Poker Brilliance (LOL!)

$3/6NL, 3-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
SB calls $3
Fuel55 checks from BB with [3h 4h]

*** FLOP *** [Qh 5d 4c]
Fuel55 bets $6
SB raises $6 to $12
Fuel55 calls $6

*** TURN *** [Qh 5d 4c] [Ac]
Fuel55 checks
SB bets $17.40
Fuel55 calls $17.40

*** RIVER *** [Qh 5d 4c Ac] [2s]
Fuel55 bets $162 (throw in a little overbet for value since he apparently likes his hand)
SB calls $162

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Fuel55 shows [3h 4h] (a straight, Ace to Five)
SB mucks hand [5s 5h]
Fuel55 collected $393.80 from pot

When will they ever learn? DON’T USE PRESTO AGAINST FUEL!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Presto is Gold (Part 57)

Played this so bad and still won a decent pot.

$10/20NL, 6-handed.

*** HOLE CARDS ***
UTG calls $20
Fuel55 raises $40 to $60 from UTG+1 with [5h 5s]
Button calls $60
UTG calls $40

*** FLOP *** [Th 2h Js]
UTG checks
Fuel55 checks
Button checks

*** TURN *** [Th 2h Js] [3d]
UTG checks
Fuel55 checks
Button checks

*** RIVER *** [Th 2h Js 3d] [4d]
UTG checks
Fuel55 bets $85
Button folds
UTG calls $85

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Fuel55 shows [5h 5s] (a pair of Fives)
UTG mucks hand [Kc 3c] (stunning!)
Fuel55 collected $377 from pot

Presto is Gold (Part 56)

Presto is Gold as always but this time at the expense of our main man Hoy.

FTOPS Main Event

121 of 3798 remaining

Our man, Hoy, is the only remaining blogger.

*** HOLE CARDS ***
hoyazo raises to 22,000 from UTG
charder30 raises to 26,260, and is all in from BB
hoyazo calls 4,260

charder30 shows [5c 5d]
hoyazo shows [As Tc]

*** FLOP *** [9d 6c Th]

*** TURN *** [9d 6c Th] [5s]

*** RIVER *** [9d 6c Th 5s] [5h]
charder30 shows four of a kind, Fives
hoyazo shows two pair, Tens and Fives
charder30 wins the pot (62,270) with four of a kind, Fives (DBQ!)

Hoy drops to 98th but can still win it for $336,000! An amazing performance so far.

Hoy went on to finish 101st when he pushed 88 and got called by the mighty QJs. Good performance buddy and use the $1900 wisely ...

Presto is Gold (Part 55)

A milestone post!!

3rd Presto of the day finally strikes gold in an unusual way …

$2/4NL, 6-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 raises $8 to $12 from SB with [5s 5d]
BB calls $8

*** FLOP *** [Jd Kd 4d]
Fuel55 bets $20
BB calls $20

*** TURN *** [Jd Kd 4d] [Td]
Fuel55 bets $28
BB calls $28

*** RIVER *** [Jd Kd 4d Td] [As]
Fuel55 checks
BB checks

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Fuel55 shows [5s 5d] (a flush, King high)
BB mucks hand [9c Kc]
Fuel55 collected $117 from pot

And there it is – the eponymous Presto is Gold Part 55.

Presto is Gold (Part 54)

A little Presto magic from a guest poker player ...

$0.10/$0.25NL, 9-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Little Mikey Albert calls $0.25 from UTG with [5s 5h]
UTG+1 calls $0.25
MP calls $0.25
CO calls $0.25
Button calls $0.25
BB checks

*** FLOP *** [5c 5d Ah] (Little Mikey Albert says, “woot!”)
BB checks
Little Mikey Albert checks
UTG+1 checks
MP checks
CO bets $0.50
Button folds
BB folds
Little Mikey Albert calls $0.50
UTG+1 calls $0.50
MP folds

*** TURN *** [5c 5d Ah] [6d]
Little Mikey Albert checks
UTG+1 checks
CO checks

*** RIVER *** [5c 5d Ah 6d] [Jc]
Little Mikey Albert bets $1
UTG+1 folds
CO calls $1

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Little Mikey Albert shows [5s 5h] (four of a kind, Fives)
CO mucks hand [7s As]
Little Mikey Albert collected $4.90 from pot

Well done sir!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Presto is Gold (Part 53)

Presto continues to produce magic.

$5/10NL, 8-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 raises $30 to $40 from MP with [5s 5c]
BUTTON calls $40

*** FLOP *** [5h Jd 3s]
Fuel55 checks
BUTTON bets $70
Fuel55 calls $70

*** TURN *** [5h Jd 3s] [2h]
Fuel55 checks
BUTTON bets $100
Fuel55 raises $100 to $200
BUTTON raises $200 to $500 (this is serious spewage - one card to come and a gutterball?)
Fuel55 calls $222 and is all-in

*** RIVER *** [5h Jd 3s 2h] [7h]

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Fuel55 shows [5s 5c] (three of a kind, Fives)
BUTTON mucks hand [6d 6s]
Fuel55 collected $1076 from pot

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Presto is Gold (Part 52)

Presto is still gold but the pot sizes sure suck lately:

$3/6NL, 9-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
UTG raises $18 to $24
Fuel55 calls $24 from CO with [5s 5d]

*** FLOP *** [Kd 5c 8c]
UTG checks
Fuel55 bets $30
UTG folds
Fuel55 collected $54.15 from pot

Only a few prestos away from the magical Presto is Gold (Part 55) ...

Monday, May 14, 2007

Presto is Gold (Part 51)

Whenever you have it, just say: "Damn I am holding the nuts" and bet accordingly.

$5/10NL, 9-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
CO raises $30 to $40
Fuel55 calls $40 from button with [5d 5s]

*** FLOP *** [Ac Jd 2c]
CO bets $70
Fuel55 calls $70

*** TURN *** [Ac Jd 2c] [2h]
CO checks
Fuel55 bets $110
CO folds
Fuel55 collected $232 from pot

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Presto is Gold (Part 50)

A small pot, but presto magic nonetheless ...

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 raises $8 to $12 from EP with [5d 5h]
BB calls $8

*** FLOP *** [8s 3d 9c]
BB checks
Fuel55 checks

*** TURN *** [8s 3d 9c] [Kh]
BB bets $12
Fuel55 calls $12

*** RIVER *** [8s 3d 9c Kh] [5s]
BB checks
Fuel55 bets $32
BB folds
Fuel55 collected $47.60 from pot

Presto is Gold (Part 49)

55 is still working its magic:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
UTG+1 calls $4
Fuel55 raises $12 to $16 from MP with [5h 5s]
UTG+1 calls $12

*** FLOP *** [Th 4d 5c]
UTG+1 checks
Fuel55 bets $20
UTG+1 calls $20

*** TURN *** [Th 4d 5c] [Jh]
UTG+1 checks
Fuel55 bets $44
UTG+1 calls $44

*** RIVER *** [Th 4d 5c Jh] [Qh]
UTG+1 checks
Fuel55 bets $72
UTG+1 folds
Fuel55 collected $163 from pot

I have no idea what he could have called to the river and then folded?

Monday, May 07, 2007

Presto is Gold, But 44 is Turning Out To Be A Nice Hand Too!

After last week's nice little pot with 44 I am seeing that hand in a new light.

Here is today's version of 44 is A Semi-Precious Metal.

$25/50NL, 7-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
CO raises $100 to $150
Fuel55 calls $150 from button with [4c 4d]

*** FLOP *** [Ah 9s 4s]
CO bets $250
Fuel55 raises $400 to $650
CO folds
Fuel55 collected $872 from pot


I wasn't giving a free card with an ace and two spades showing ...

Presto is Gold (Part 48)

$3/6NL, 3-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 raises $12 to $18 from SB with [5d 5c]
BB calls $12

*** FLOP *** [3h 5s Qs]
Fuel55 checks
BB bets $24
Fuel55 raises $66 to $90
BB calls $66

*** TURN *** [3h 5s Qs] [7c]
Fuel55 bets $162
BB calls $162

*** RIVER *** [3h 5s Qs 7c] [4d]
Fuel55 bets $333 and is all-in
(I figured he must have a big queen and wouldn’t be able to fold)
BB folds
(crap)
Fuel55 collected $539 from pot

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Presto is Gold (Part 47)

$5/10NL, 9-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
CO calls $10
Fuel55 calls $10 from the button with [5d 5h]
(yeah I can limp presto once in a while ...)
timewarper raises $20 to $30 from SB
CO folds
Fuel55 calls $20


*** FLOP *** [3c As 5c]
timewarper bets $40
Fuel55 raises $40 to $80
(could be a scary flop so I raise for information)
timewarper calls $40 (he's got an ace or maybe two pair or two clubs)


*** TURN *** [3c As 5c] [8s]
timewarper checks
Fuel55 bets $100
timewarper calls $100 (check calling smalls like a draw to me)


*** RIVER *** [3c As 5c 8s] [Th]
timewarper checks
(he's likely given up)
Fuel55 checks (like a wuss I check since I am not interested in being checkraised on this board)


*** SHOW DOWN ***
timewarper shows [9c Qc] (high card Ace)
Fuel55 shows [5d 5h] (three of a kind, Fives)
Fuel55 collected $437 from pot


No lost value since he wasn't calling any bet on the river. At least by checking I could confirm my read (aka lame excuse for checking!).

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Presto is Gold (Part 46)

$2/4NL, 8-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 raises $8 to $12 from MP with [5s 5h]
LP raises $20 to $32
Fuel55 calls $20

*** FLOP *** [8h 9h 4c]
Fuel55 checks
LP bets $56 (standard c-bet, AK/AQ or TT+)
Fuel55 calls $56 (let’s see what the turn brings)

*** TURN *** [8h 9h 4c] [5c]
Fuel55 checks (give him a chance to fire)
LP checks (guess he has AK …)

*** RIVER *** [8h 9h 4c 5c] [Ah]
Fuel55 bets $18 (bet small to look scared and hope he pushes his ace)
LP calls $18 (probably scared of flush possibility)

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Fuel55 shows [5s 5h] (three of a kind, Fives)
LP mucks hand [Qc As] (as expected)
Fuel55 collected $215 from pot