Sunday, September 30, 2007

Presto is Gold (Part 95)

$3/6NL, 8-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 raises $12 to $18 with [5c 5s] from the button
Victim calls $12 from BB

*** FLOP *** [Jc 8d Qh]
Victim bets $24
Fuel55 calls $24 (please bring me that 5 on the turn)

*** TURN *** [Jc 8d Qh] [3s]
Victim checks
Fuel55 bets $50 (well if you don’t want it …)
Victim folds
Fuel55 collected $84 from pot

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Presto is Gold (Part 94)

Even when I am virtually certain I am beat, Presto is Gold:

$4/8NL, 3-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Button raises to $28
Fuel55 reraises to $90 from BB with [5d 5s]
Button calls $62


*** FLOP *** [7h Qs 9c]
Fuel55 checks
Button checks


*** TURN *** [7h Qs 9c] [8c]
Fuel55 bets $55
(giving him a clue ...)
Button calls $55


*** RIVER *** [7h Qs 9c 8c] [4h]
Fuel55 bets $8
(blocker bet)
Button calls $8


*** SHOW DOWN ***
Fuel55 shows [5d 5s] a pair of Fives
Button mucks [6h Ah] - Ace Queen high
Fuel55 wins the pot ($309) with a pair of Fives


5th pair is gold when it is Presto.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Presto is Gold (Part 93)

Edited ...

$5/10NL, 9-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Victim raises to $40 from UTG
Fuel55 calls $40 from the CO with [5h 5d]

*** FLOP *** [4s 7c 8d]
Victim has 15 seconds left to act
Victim checks
Fuel55 checks
(don’t really feel like getting checkraised so I take a free card)

*** TURN *** [4s 7c 8d] [5s]
(ah!, the ubiquitous 5 on the turn …)
Victim checks
Fuel55 bets $60
Victim folds
Fuel55 wins the pot ($92)

Presto is Gold for ME not YOU (Part 2)

They never learn:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 raises to $14 from CO-1 with [Jc Tc]
Button calls $14

*** FLOP *** [Ac 8c 6s]
Fuel55 checks
Button bets $4
Fuel55 calls $4

*** TURN *** [Ac 8c 6s] [6c]
Fuel55 checks
Button bets $8
Fuel55 calls $8

*** RIVER *** [Ac 8c 6s 6c] [Ks]
Fuel55 bets $24
Button has 15 seconds left to act
Button calls $24

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Fuel55 shows [Jc Tc] a flush, Ace high
Button mucks [5c 5h] - two pair, Sixes and Fives
Fuel55 wins the pot ($103) with a flush, Ace high

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Presto is Gold (Parts 91-92 and should be 93)

I was just dealt Presto on three consecutive hands at one table:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Fuel55 [5c 5d]
ArtieRufio31 folds
matter17 folds
motnilnos folds
Queen Boadicea folds
Fuel55 raises to $14
gustav cisneros folds
Storm God folds
Count Stacula calls $12
mman_status folds

*** FLOP *** [Js 5h 8d]
Count Stacula checks
Fuel55 checks

*** TURN *** [Js 5h 8d] [Qc]
Count Stacula bets $21
Fuel55 raises to $75
Count Stacula folds
Fuel55 wins the pot ($71)

Very next hand:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Fuel55 [5d 5c]
matter17 folds
motnilnos folds
Queen Boadicea folds
Fuel55 raises to $14
gustav cisneros folds
Storm God folds
Count Stacula calls $14
mman_status folds
ArtieRufio31 folds

*** FLOP *** [4c 2s 7s]
Fuel55 checks
Count Stacula bets $21
Fuel55 calls $21

*** TURN *** [4c 2s 7s] [6d]
Fuel55 checks
Count Stacula has 15 seconds left to act
Count Stacula bets $33
Fuel55 calls $33

*** RIVER *** [4c 2s 7s 6d] [As]
Fuel55 bets $60 (perfect card – now I can bet my “flush”)
Count Stacula folds
Fuel55 wins the pot ($139)

Very next hand:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Fuel55 [5c 5d]
motnilnos raises to $8
Queen Boadicea folds
Fuel55 has 15 seconds left to act
Fuel55 calls $8
gustav cisneros folds
Storm God folds
Count Stacula folds
mman_status folds
ArtieRufio31 folds
matter17 calls $4

*** FLOP *** [Td 7d 9d]
matter17 checks
motnilnos bets $4
Fuel55 calls $4
matter17 calls $4

*** TURN *** [Td 7d 9d] [Ts]
matter17 checks
motnilnos checks
Fuel55 bets $25
matter17 calls $25
motnilnos folds

*** RIVER *** [Td 7d 9d Ts] [7h]
matter17 checks
Fuel55 checks (So lame! How can I check here when he obviously has a bare Ad)

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Fuel55 shows [5c 5d] two pair, Tens and Sevens
matter17 shows [Ad Qc] two pair, Tens and Sevens (of course)
matter17 wins the pot ($85) with two pair, Tens and Sevens

Monday, September 24, 2007

Presto is Gold (Part 90)

$5/$10NL, 9-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
UTG raises to $40
Fuel55 calls $40 from MP with [5c 5h]
SB calls $35

*** FLOP *** [4d Ad 5d]
SB checks
UTG checks
Fuel55 bets $100
SB raises to $250
UTG folds
Fuel55 calls $150

*** TURN *** [4d Ad 5d] [Qc]
SB bets $500
Fuel55 raises to $799.75, and is all in
SB calls $190, and is all in
Fuel55 shows [5c 5h]
SB shows [4h 4c] (thank you poker gods!)
Uncalled bet of $109.75 returned to Fuel55

*** RIVER *** [4d Ad 5d Qc] [Jd]
Fuel55 shows three of a kind, Fives
SB shows three of a kind, Fours
Fuel55 wins the pot ($2,007) with three of a kind, Fives


It just didn't feel like he had a flush ...

Why You Should Bet Your Sets

Alternative Titles:
  • DQB, Ladies are Gold
  • How The Fawk Did This Guy Not Go Broke
  • How Could I Make Any Less By Flopping Top Set

*** HOLE CARDS ***
PoorNapoleon raises to $14 from MP
Fuel55 reraises to $44 from BB with [Qs Qc]
PoorNapoleon has 15 seconds left to act
PoorNapoleon has requested TIME
PoorNapoleon calls $30


*** FLOP *** [5d Qd 8h]
Fuel55 checks
(looking to checkraise him)
PoorNapoleon checks


*** TURN *** [5d Qd 8h] [Td]
Fuel55 checks
(of course the 3rd diamond comes - looking to checkraise again)
PoorNapoleon checks (WTF?)


*** RIVER *** [5d Qd 8h Td] [Qh]
Fuel55 bets $56
PoorNapoleon calls $56


*** SHOW DOWN ***
Fuel55 shows [Qs Qc] four of a kind, Queens
PoorNapoleon mucks[Ks Kc] - two pair, Kings and Queens (amazing!)
Fuel55 wins the pot ($199) with four of a kind, Queens


If I bet my set on the flop I think I get his stack ... Bad Fuel ...

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Presto is Gold (Part 89)

A good old-fashioned 9-handed $1/2NL fishfry ...

*** HOLE CARDS ***
djeepy raises to $8 from EP
Fuel55 calls $8 from button with [5h 5s]

*** FLOP *** [3s 6d 7h]
djeepy has 15 seconds left to act
djeepy bets $14
Fuel55 calls $14


*** TURN *** [3s 6d 7h] [6h]
djeepy checks (wuss!)
Fuel55 bets $24
djeepy folds
Fuel55 wins the pot ($44.65)

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Presto is Gold (Part 88)

$1/2NL, 9-handed fish game

*** HOLE CARDS ***
BuckyLastard raises to $7
Fuel55 calls $6 from SB with [5h 5c]

*** FLOP *** [3c 3s Kd]
Fuel55 checks
BuckyLastard bets $12
Fuel55 calls $12


*** TURN *** [3c 3s Kd] [9s]
Fuel55 bets $2
BuckyLastard calls $2


*** RIVER *** [3c 3s Kd 9s] [Qd]
Fuel55 bets $3.55
BuckyLastard: wtf
BuckyLastard: is that gay &#%$
BuckyLastard has 15 seconds left to act
BuckyLastard: nh you win
BuckyLastard calls $3.55


*** SHOW DOWN ***
Fuel55 shows [5h 5c] two pair, Fives and Threes
BuckyLastard mucks [Js As] - a pair of Threes
Fuel55 wins the pot ($48.55) with two pair, Fives and Threes

Presto is Gold (Part 87)

Full Tilt $69+$6, 6-Max Tourney

Hand 4:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
UTG calls 30
Fuel55 checks from BB with [5d 5h]

*** FLOP *** [5s Ah Ac]
Fuel55 bets 30
UTG folds
Fuel55 wins the pot (75)

Hand 62:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 raises to 160 from the button with [5c 5s]
SB has 15 seconds left to act
SB calls 120
BB calls 80


*** FLOP *** [Ah Ad As]
SB checks
BB checks
Fuel55 bets 80
SB folds
BB folds
Fuel55 wins the pot (480)


A couple of nice presto boats fail to pay off big time ...

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Presto is Gold (Part 86)

$3/6NL, 6-handed (Quiet Lion on my left)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
UTG raises to $12
Fuel55 has 15 seconds left to act (dramatic effect)
Fuel55 calls $12 from MP with [5s 5d]

*** FLOP *** [3d 6s Qc]
UTG bets $18
Fuel55 calls $18

*** TURN *** [3d 6s Qc] [6h]
UTG checks
Fuel55 bets $35
UTG folds
Fuel55 wins the pot ($66)


Not a big pot but a presto pot nonetheless.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

I Know Presto Is Gold And I Still Fold

Nice little $2037 "profit" down the shitter.

*** HOLE CARDS ***
EP raises to $35
Fuel55 calls $35 from MP with [5h 5c]
BB raises to $150 (first hand he’s played in 5 orbits so I know he has AA)
EP calls $115 (fairly loose but some kind of real hand)
Fuel55 folds (oh the pain …)

*** FLOP *** [5s Kh 9c] (oh the mothafawking pain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
BB bets $210
EP calls $210

*** TURN *** [5s Kh 9c] [Jc]
BB has 15 seconds left to act
BB bets $320
EP calls $320

*** RIVER *** [5s Kh 9c Jc] [2c]
BB bets $320, and is all in
EP calls $320

*** SHOW DOWN ***
BB shows [Ah As] a pair of Aces (obviously ...)
EP mucks [Qh Qs] - a pair of Queens (nicely played fish)
BB wins the pot ($2,037) with a pair of Aces

Can you say fawk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Presto is Gold (Part 85)

Pure gold, as always ....

$2/4NL, 5-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
UMD Tennis raises to $14 from UTG
Fuel55 calls $14 from UTG+1 with [5h 5d]

*** FLOP *** [Js 5s Qh]
UMD Tennis bets $27
Fuel55 raises to $115 (such a draw heavy board I have to raise here)
UMD Tennis has 15 seconds left to act
UMD Tennis folds
Uncalled bet of $88 returned to Fuel55
Fuel55 wins the pot ($85)

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Presto is Gold (Part 84)

Full Tilt, $2/4NL, 6-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 raises to $12 from UTG with [5d 5s]
Victim calls $12 from the button

*** FLOP *** [Qc 9h 4s]
Fuel55 checks
Victim checks

*** TURN *** [Qc 9h 4s] [7c]
Fuel55 checks
Victim has 15 seconds left to act
Victim checks (pretty sure he a pair less than Q now)

*** RIVER *** [Qc 9h 4s 7c] [5c]
Fuel55 bets $12
Victim calls $12

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Fuel55 shows [5d 5s] three of a kind, Fives
Victim mucks [6h 6c]
Fuel55 wins the pot ($51.30) with three of a kind, Fives

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Presto is Gold (Part 83)

Here's a little "guest presto love" for your reading pleasure:

PokerStars $1/2NL, 6-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***

UTG calls $2
SB calls $1
csquard checks his BB with [5s 5d] (how you check with Presto here is beyond me!)

Craig lays down the ultimate preflop deception by just checking his monster preflop.

*** FLOP *** [5c 5h 2c]
SB bets $5
csquard calls $5
UTG folds

*** TURN *** [5c 5h 2c] [Jh]
SB bets $12
csquard raises $12 to $24 (pot sweetener)
SB reraises $26 to $50
csquard rereraises $26 to $76 (another pot sweetener)
SB rerereraises $149 to $225 and is all-in (he takes the bait)
csquard calls $111 and is all-in

*** RIVER *** [5c 5h 2c Jh] [4h]

*** SHOW DOWN ***
SB shows [2h 2d] (a full house, Deuces full of Fives) (ouch – nice cooler!)
csquard shows [5s 5d] (four of a kind, Fives)
csquard collected $387 from pot

Monday, September 03, 2007

Presto is Gold (Part 82)

Mondays at the Hoy

*** HOLE CARDS ***
swimmom95 folds
BJ316 folds
Fuel55 raises to 125 from MP with [5s 5h]
wormmsu folds
Astin calls 125
IslandBum1 folds
Mike_Maloney folds
stevenwe folds
Julius_Goat calls 85

*** FLOP *** [Tc 3c 4s]
Julius_Goat checks
Fuel55 bets 40
Astin calls 40
Julius_Goat folds

*** TURN *** [Tc 3c 4s] [5c]
Fuel55 bets 155
Astin raises to 600
Fuel55: beware the 5 on the turn (manipulation 101)
Fuel55 has 15 seconds left to act
Fuel55 calls 445

*** RIVER *** [Tc 3c 4s 5c] [8s]
Fuel55 bets 55
Astin calls 55

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Fuel55 shows [5s 5h] three of a kind, Fives
Astin mucks [Ah Jd] (nice hand fishcakes!)
Fuel55 wins the pot (1,785) with three of a kind, Fives