Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Presto is Gold (Part 149)

Is There Anything Presto Can’t Do?

$2/$4NL, 6-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55: calls $4 from MP with [5s 5c]
Sweet.kr: raises $16 to $20 from the button (23/23/4 villain)
Fuel55: calls $16 (obvious trap call)

*** FLOP *** [2s Th As]
Fuel55: checks
Sweet.kr: bets $36
Fuel55: calls $36 (great flop for Presto – instacall)

*** TURN *** [2s Th As] [6h]
Fuel55: checks (lay a trap)
Sweet.kr: checks (he doesn’t bite)

*** RIVER *** [2s Th As 6h] [3d]
Fuel55: bets $80 (hammer away)
Sweet.kr: folds (easy peasy)
Uncalled bet ($80) returned to Fuel55
Fuel55 collected $115 from pot


Pure gold ...

Presto is Gold (Part 148)

$5/$10NL, 9-handed

Seat 1: bluff4 ($417)
Seat 7: Fuel55 ($1137)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
fr1thken raises to $22 from UTG
bluff4 calls $22 from MP
Fuel55 calls $12 from BB with [5s 5d] (lay the trap)

*** FLOP *** [3h 8s 4h]
Fuel55 checks
fr1thken checks
bluff4 bets $30
Fuel55 calls $30
fr1thken folds


*** TURN *** [3h 8s 4h] [6c]
Fuel55 checks
bluff4 checks (no way he checks an overpair or an 8 here)


*** RIVER *** [3h 8s 4h 6c] [6s]
Fuel55 bets $10 (minbet to induce bluff)
bluff4 has 15 seconds left to act
bluff4 raises to $100 (on queue)
Fuel55 calls $90 (instacall)


*** SHOW DOWN ***
bluff4 shows [Jd Qc] a pair of Sixes
Fuel55 shows [5s 5d] two pair, Sixes and Fives
Fuel55 wins the pot ($328) with two pair, Sixes and Fives


Then an orbit later the doucheball lays a presto bomb on me:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
xAlyssa raises to $30 from UTG+1
action73 calls $30 from UTG+2
Fuel55 reraises to $135 from UTG+3
bluff4 raises to $165, and is all in from CO
xAlyssa folds
action73 folds
Fuel55 calls $30
bluff4 shows [5c 5s] (nice 4-bet with 55 against an EP raiser/caller and reraiser)
Fuel55 shows [Kd Ah]


*** FLOP *** [3d Js 6s]

*** TURN *** [3d Js 6s] [2s]

*** RIVER *** [3d Js 6s 2s] [9h]
bluff4 shows a pair of Fives (pure gold)
Fuel55 shows Ace King high
bluff4 wins the pot ($402) with a pair of Fives

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Presto is Gold (Part 147)

Table Malmo (deep) - $5/$10, 9-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
UTG+1 raises to $35
smizmiatch folds (haven’t played with the Gnome for a while)
MP calls $35
Fuel55 folds [Js 2h]
CO raises to $130
UTG+1 calls $95
MP calls $95

*** FLOP *** [6c 5c 2d]
CO bets $260
UTG+1 raises to $770
MP raises to $1,932, and is all in
CO folds
UTG+1 calls $908, and is all in
MP shows [5d 5s]
UTG+1 shows [Ts Td]
Uncalled bet of $254 returned to MP

*** TURN *** [6c 5c 2d] [5h]

*** RIVER *** [6c 5c 2d 5h] [4c]
MP shows four of a kind, Fives
MP wins the pot ($4,013) with four of a kind, Fives

Friday, June 27, 2008

Presto is Gold (Part 146)

First hand of the session ...

Table Malmo (deep) - $5/$10NL, 9-handed

Fuel55 ($2,000)/UTG ($490)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
UTG calls $10
SB calls $5
Fuel55 checks from BB with [5h 5s]

*** FLOP *** [3d 8c 5c]
SB checks
Fuel55 bets $30 (bet your sets)
UTG raises to $90 (limped overpair of flush draw, I guess)
SB folds
Fuel55 reraises to $1,000 (he’s short, so I just shove)
UTG calls $390, and is all in
Fuel55 shows [5h 5s]
UTG shows [Tc Kc]

*** TURN *** [3d 8c 5c] [9s]

*** RIVER *** [3d 8c 5c 9s] [7s]
Fuel55 shows three of a kind, Fives
UTG shows King Ten high
Fuel55 wins the pot ($987) with three of a kind, Fives
UTG is sitting out

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Presto is Gold (Part 145)

$3/$6NL, 5-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
UTG+1 raises $12 to $18
Fuel55 calls $15 from SB with [5h 5s]
BB calls $12

*** FLOP *** [5d 9s 3d]
Fuel55 bets $18
BB folds
UTG+1 raises $48 to $66
Fuel55 raises $324.25 to $390.25 and is all-in
UTG+1 snapcalls $324.25

*** TURN *** [5d 9s 3d] [3c]

*** RIVER *** [5d 9s 3d 3c] [4c]

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Fuel55 shows [5h 5s] (a full house, Fives full of Threes)
UTG+1 mucks hand [Ad Ac]
Fuel55 collected $832.50 from pot

Presto is Gold (Part 144)

$2/$4NL, 6-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 raises $8 to $12 from UTG with [5h 5d]
MP raises $70 to $82 and is all-in (ratholer shove)
Fuel55 calls $70 (have to call with Presto)

*** FLOP *** [Ts 7c Qd]

*** TURN *** [Ts 7c Qd] [2h]

*** RIVER *** [Ts 7c Qd 2h] [5s]

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Fuel55: shows [5h 5d] (three of a kind, Fives)
MP mucks hand [Ah Qs]
Fuel55 collected $167 from pot


Was there ever a doubt?

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Perhaps The Most Poorly Played Presto Ever

I was trying a multi-tabling experiment today but was still keen enough to watch BB turn up Presto at the end of this lame-ass hand.

$1/$2NL, 9-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 raises $4 to $6 from UTG+1 with [Kc As]
MP calls $6
BB calls $4

*** FLOP *** [2d 3d 5s]
BB checks (better check that set on a coordinated board)
Fuel55 checks
MP checks

*** TURN *** [2d 3d 5s] [6c]
BB checks (definitely better check it again since it is obvious everyone has a 4 other than you)
Fuel55 bets $2
MP calls $2
BB calls $2 (call, just in case you hit quads on the river)

*** RIVER *** [2d 3d 5s 6c] [6d]
BB checks (now you have a boat, but better check again since only one villian has a str8 - the other villian surely has quads)
Fuel55 checks
MP checks

*** SHOW DOWN ***
BB shows [5h 5d] (a full house, Fives full of Sixes)
Fuel55 mucks hand [Kc As]
MP mucks hand [Ac Qs]
BB collected $23.80 from pot (12BB pot with a boat - way to extract maximum value ...)
Fuel55 said, "well played"

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Presto is Gold for ME not YOU (Part 12)

How many ways can you misplay Presto against me?

$2/$4PL, 7-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
CO calls $4
Fuel55 raises $10 to $14 from BB with [Jc Kc]
CO calls $10

*** FLOP *** [4h 3h 7d]
Fuel55 checks
CO checks

*** TURN *** [4h 3h 7d] [Ks]
Fuel55 bets $28.50
CO raises $35.65 to $64.15 and is all-in
Fuel55 calls $35.65

*** RIVER *** [4h 3h 7d Ks] [2s]

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Fuel55 shows [Jc Kc] (a pair of Kings)
CO mucks hand [5d 5c] (a pair of Fives)
Fuel55 collected $155.30 from pot

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Presto is Gold (Part 143)

$3/$6, 9-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
UTG raises to $18
CO calls $18
Fuel55 calls $15 from SB with [5c 5h]
BB calls $12

*** FLOP *** [5s 3c 4h]
Fuel55 bets $42 (bet your sets – especially on coordinated boards and 4-way action)
BB raises to $131.25, and is all in
UTG folds
CO folds
Fuel55 calls $89.25
BB shows [9c 9h]
Fuel55 shows [5c 5h]

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

*** RIVER *** [5s 3c 4h Jd] [3d]
BB shows two pair, Nines and Threes
Fuel55 shows a full house, Fives full of Threes
Fuel55 wins the pot ($331.50) with a full house, Fives full of Threes


Since Kaja got my PokerTracker working again I have seen Presto 124 times to the tune of $631 profit.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Presto is Gold (Part 142)

50 FTP Sat to $750K satellite aka POOOOOOOOSHFEST

Hand 1

*** HOLE CARDS ***
katitude raises to 1,500, and is all in
tam5876 folds
pirate3442 calls 1,500, and is all in
Fuel55 calls 1,500, and is all in with [5s 5d]
Insectacide folds
PokahDave calls 1,500, and is all in
BuddyDank calls 1,500, and is all in
ScottMc calls 1,485, and is all in
QT1 folds

katitude shows [9s 9c]
pirate3442 shows [Jh Kd]
Fuel55 shows [5s 5d]
Fuel55: BOOOOOOOOOOM!
PokahDave shows [2d Td]
BuddyDank shows [2s Kh]
ScottMc shows [4h 6h]

*** FLOP *** [Ah Th As]

*** TURN *** [Ah Th As] [3h]

*** RIVER *** [Ah Th As 3h] [5h] (was there ever a doubt?)
katitude shows two pair, Aces and Nines (no good)
pirate3442 shows a flush, Ace high (almost good)
Fuel55 shows a full house, Fives full of Aces (very good)
PokahDave shows two pair, Aces and Tens (no good)
BuddyDank shows a flush, Ace high (no good)
ScottMc shows a flush, Ace high (no good)
Fuel55 wins the pot (9,030) with a full house, Fives full of Aces

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Presto is Gold (Part 141)

Skill Series - Limit Stud Hi

*** 3RD STREET ***
Dealt to TuscaloosaJohn [8s]
Dealt to PokerBrian322 [8h]
Dealt to columbo [As]
Dealt to ricky424 [7c]
Dealt to MiamiDon [Qd]
Dealt to cbal84 [Kh]
Dealt to Fuel55 [5d 5h] [Js]
ricky424 is low with [7c]
ricky424 completes it to 400
MiamiDon folds
cbal84 folds
Fuel55 calls 400
TuscaloosaJohn folds
PokerBrian322 folds
columbo folds

*** 4TH STREET ***
Dealt to ricky424 [7c] [Qs]
Dealt to Fuel55 [5d 5h Js] [5c] (BOOOOOOOOOOM!)
ricky424 bets 400
Fuel55 raises to 800 (let’s go to Valuetown)
ricky424 calls 400

*** 5TH STREET ***
Dealt to ricky424 [7c Qs] [2d]
Dealt to Fuel55 [5d 5h Js 5c] [7d]
ricky424 bets 800
Fuel55 raises to 1,600
ricky424 calls 800

*** 6TH STREET ***
Dealt to ricky424 [7c Qs 2d] [6d]
Dealt to Fuel55 [5d 5h Js 5c 7d] [2s]
ricky424 checks
Fuel55 bets 800
ricky424 calls 800

*** 7TH STREET ***
Dealt to Fuel55 [5d 5h Js 5c 7d 2s] [3c]
ricky424 bets 800
Fuel55 raises to 1,600
ricky424 calls 800

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Fuel55 shows [5h 5d Js 5c 7d 2s 3c] three of a kind, Fives
ricky424 mucks [Kd Kc 7c Qs 2d 6d Qh] - two pair, Kings and Queens
Fuel55 wins the pot (10,925) with three of a kind, Fives

Monday, April 28, 2008

Presto is Gold (Parts 139 and 140)

Well I decided to try some 6-max multi-tabling. I got 8 tables open and running but when I went to the open the 9th, I got a message saying 8 tables was my max and I needed to contact support. I guess I have never played more than 6 tables before. Anyway do the asymmetry of my screen I closed 2 tables and ground about 6 tables for an hour and a bit.

I played 944 hands to the tune of a $76 loss running 26/14/2.4.

Got two pair counterfeited three times, KK into AA, QQ into AA, AK crushed by A9 on the river, AK crushed by AT on the river, and AQ on QQ29J board ran into 22.


But, at least Presto proved its worth once again:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
UTG raises to $7
Fuel55 raises to $23 from SB with [5c 5d]
UTG calls $16

*** FLOP *** [4c 2h 5s]
Fuel55 checks
UTG bets $36
Fuel55 shoves $349.45, and is all in
UTG instacalls $141, and is all in
Fuel55 shows [5c 5d]
UTG shows [4s 4d]
Uncalled bet of $172.45 returned to Fuel55

*** TURN *** [4c 2h 5s] [3s]

*** RIVER *** [4c 2h 5s 3s] [Th]
Fuel55 shows three of a kind, Fives
UTG shows three of a kind, Fours
Fuel55 wins the pot ($399) with three of a kind, Fives

Same Villian as hand 1:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 raises to $7 from UTG with [5d 5s]
UTG+1 raises to $24
Fuel55 calls $17

*** FLOP *** [4c 5c 4s]
Fuel55 bets $18
UTG+1 calls $18

*** TURN *** [4c 5c 4s] [Th]
Fuel55 checks
UTG+1 checks

*** RIVER *** [4c 5c 4s Th] [5h]
Fuel55 bets $40
UTG+1 folds
Fuel55 wins the pot ($84)

Monday, April 21, 2008

Presto is Gold (Part 138)

Full Tilt $30,000 Guarantee, $100+$9, 6-handed tourney, Level 2

Starting stacks: Fuel55 (6,000)/Bruce Buffer (2,545)/CRAKURACES (945)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
3 folds to me
Fuel55 raises to 140 from the button with [5h 5d]
Bruce Buffer reraises to 760 from SB (he’s been playing quite tight for a red FTP pro)
CRAKURACES rereraises to 945, and is all in from BB
Fuel55 folds (I was tempted to call the 3-way action given I had Presto and would get my buy-in back if I busted Bruce Buffer but I elected to fold since I had a good stack going)
Bruce Buffer calls 185
CRAKURACES shows [Kd Qc]
Bruce Buffer shows [Qd Ah]

*** FLOP *** [9c 6h 2h]

*** TURN *** [9c 6h 2h] [3h]

*** RIVER *** [9c 6h 2h 3h] [4h]
CRAKURACES shows King Queen high
Bruce Buffer shows a flush, Ace high
Bruce Buffer wins the pot (2,030) with a flush, Ace high
CRAKURACES stands up

Note that I would have made the str8 flush since I held the 5h. Standard FTP RNG bullshit …


Moral of this tale: NEVER FOLD PRESTO

Presto is Gold (Part 137)

Presto can be just about anything you need it to be if you play it right. In this case, Presto has doubled itself to TT:

$2/4NL, 6-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***

Fuel55 raises to $14 from MP with [5d 5h]
givemethecash42 raises to $44 from SB
Fuel55 calls $30

*** FLOP *** [9s Js 7d]

givemethecash42 has 15 seconds left to act
givemethecash42 bets $66
Fuel55 calls $66

*** TURN *** [9s Js 7d] [8d]

givemethecash42 has 15 seconds left to act
givemethecash42 checks (how do you spell AK?)
Fuel55 bets $125
givemethecash42 has 15 seconds left to act
givemethecash42 folds
Fuel55 wins the pot ($219)

Many of you ask how profitable Presto is? My PokerTracker has only been working right for about 6 weeks so here is the most recent data:


As you can see I am fairly reluctant to put money in the pot with Presto (92%) and it shows down poorly (only 86% wins).

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Presto is Gold (Part 136)

$3/$6, 6-handed

Button ($1,500)
UTG ($632)
Fuel55 ($589)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
UTG raises to $21
Fuel55 calls $21 from UTG+1 with [5s 5c]
Button calls $21

*** FLOP *** [Ac Js 7c]
UTG checks
Fuel55 checks
Button has 15 seconds left to act
Button bets $46
UTG folds
Fuel55 calls $46 (the long pause in his bet gave me the impression he was just taking a stab)

*** TURN *** [Ac Js 7c] [9d]
Fuel55 checks (check again to represent a draw and see if he can fire again – in which case I have to fold or shove back)
Button has 15 seconds left to act
Button checks (not really liking his hand – thankfully)

So at this point I am firing on the river regardless of what comes but I would prefer a 5 for a set or a club (since I can easily represent a flush).

*** RIVER *** [Ac Js 7c 9d] [9c] (Pretty much GIN!)
Fuel55 bets $120
Button folds
Uncalled bet of $120 returned to Fuel55
Fuel55 mucks
Fuel55 wins the pot ($161)

Pure gold, pure gold.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Presto is Gold for ME not YOU (Part 11)

$2/$4, 6-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
JimmyB13 raises to $14 from EP
Fuel55 calls $14 from the button with [Jh Js]
FocKla calls $12 from SB

*** FLOP *** [6h 8s 6c]
FocKla checks
JimmyB13 checks
Fuel55 bets $28
FocKla raises to $100.50, and is all in
JimmyB13 folds
Fuel55 calls $72.50
FocKla shows [5c 5d]
Fuel55 shows [Jh Js]


*** TURN *** [6h 8s 6c] [Kd]

*** RIVER *** [6h 8s 6c Kd] [9d]
FocKla shows two pair, Sixes and Fives
Fuel55 shows two pair, Jacks and Sixes
Fuel55 wins the pot ($244) with two pair, Jacks and Sixes


They never learn ...

Presto is Gold for ME not YOU (Part 10)

$25/$50NL, 9-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 raises to $150 from UTG with [Jc Js]
MP calls $150
MP2raises to $550
Fuel55 calls $400
MP calls $400

*** FLOP *** [5c 9c Jh]
Fuel55 checks
MP checks
MP2 bets $1,050
Fuel55 raises to $2,497, and is all in
MP reraises to $5,133, and is all in
MP2 calls $3,091, and is all in
MP shows [5s 5d] (set over set! BOOOOOOOOM!)
MP2 shows [Ah 9s] (well played sir … 2nd pair is gold)
Fuel55 shows [Jc Js]
Uncalled bet of $992 returned to MP

*** TURN *** [5c 9c Jh] [Ks]

*** RIVER *** [5c 9c Jh Ks] [8c]
MP shows three of a kind, Fives
MP2 shows a pair of Nines
MP wins the side pot ($3,288) with three of a kind, Fives (he still lost 26BB on the hand)
Fuel55 shows three of a kind, Jacks
Fuel55 wins the main pot ($9,213) with three of a kind, Jacks


Maybe JJ is OK?

Presto is Gold (Part 135)

Standard boat flop wih Presto ...

$2/$4NL, 6-handed

SB ($708), Fuel55 ($792)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 raises to $14 from MP with [5h 5c]
SB raises to $50
Fuel55 calls $36 (stacks more than deep enough to set mine)

*** FLOP *** [7d 7s 5s]
SB has 15 seconds left to act
SB bets $60
Fuel55 raises to $120
SB folds
Fuel55 wins the pot ($221)

Monday, April 14, 2008

Presto is Gold (Part 134)

Presto plays particularly well if your opponent is a complete moron:

$3/$6NL, 6-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
SB raises to $12
Fuel55 calls $6 from BB with [5c 5d]

*** FLOP *** [2h 3s 5s]
SB bets $6
Fuel55 raises to $24
SB reraises to $96
Fuel55 rereraises to $168
SB calls $30, and is all in (just wish he was a little deeper ...)
Fuel55 shows [5c 5d]
SB shows [9h Ts]
Uncalled bet of $42 returned to Fuel55

*** TURN *** [2h 3s 5s] [2s]

*** RIVER *** [2h 3s 5s 2s] [3h]
Fuel55 shows a full house, Fives full of Threes
SB shows two pair, Threes and Twos
Fuel55 wins the pot ($273) with a full house, Fives full of Threes

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Presto is Gold (Part 133)

$2/$4NL, 9-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
UTG calls $4
MP calls $4
CO raises to $20
Fuel55 calls $18 from SB with [5d 5h] (not folding 55 against fish)
UTG folds
MP folds

*** FLOP *** [Ac 2h Ts]
Fuel55 checks
CO has 15 seconds left to act
CO bets $24
Fuel55 calls $24 (reverse Presto float)

*** TURN *** [Ac 2h Ts] [3s]
Fuel55 bets $48
CO folds
Fuel55 wins the pot ($97)

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Presto is Gold for ME not YOU (Part 9)

Table Star Mesa (6 max) - $10/$20NL

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 raises to $70 from UTG with [Qh Jh]
20 Buck Spin folds
NigelWinters calls $70
RecessRampage folds (gheyish blogger moving up in the world)
moronforce folds
mr doodles70 folds

*** FLOP *** [Th 3h 5h]
Fuel55 bets $100 (set up for the bet/check/bet routine)
NigelWinters calls $100

*** TURN *** [Th 3h 5h] [9s]
Fuel55 checks
NigelWinters bets $290
Fuel55 raises to $1,300
NigelWinters reraises to $1,830, and is all in
Fuel55 snapcalls $530
NigelWinters shows [5c 5d] (fawk – he has outs!)
Fuel55 shows [Qh Jh]

*** RIVER *** [Th 3h 5h 9s] [4h] (BOOOOOOOOOM!)
NigelWinters shows three of a kind, Fives
Fuel55 shows a flush, Queen high
Fuel55 wins the pot ($4,027) with a flush, Queen high

Presto is Gold (Part 132)

$1.50/$3 deep – Semi-blogger game (5-handed)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 raises to $9 from SB with [5s 5h]
BB calls $6

*** FLOP *** [2d 4h 2c]
Fuel55 bets $18 (pot bet with my overpair)
BB calls $18

*** TURN *** [2d 4h 2c] [Ah]
Fuel55 checks (check my gutterball)
BB checks

*** RIVER *** [2d 4h 2c Ah] [6c]
Fuel55 bets $3 (induce a bluff)
BB to $39
Fuel55 calls $36 (instacall – I am 100% at showdown with 55)

*** SHOW DOWN ***
BB shows [Kh Th] a pair of Twos (Booooooooom!)
Fuel55 shows [5s 5h] two pair, Fives and Twos
Fuel55 wins the pot ($129) with two pair, Fives and Twos

Presto is Gold (Part 131)

$5/$10, 7-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Callide raises to $35 from UTG
AnalFetto calls $35 from the button
Fuel55 calls $25 from the BB with [5h 5d]

*** FLOP *** [7h 7c 5c]
Fuel55 checks
Callide bets $70
AnalFetto calls $70
Fuel55 raises to $215
Callide folds (damn)
AnalFetto folds (double damn)
Fuel55 wins the pot ($317)

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Presto is Gold for ME not YOU (Part 8)

$2/4NL, 9-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 raises to $14 from MP with [6d 6c]
Victim calls $14 from CO

*** FLOP *** [5c 6h Qd]
Fuel55 has 15 seconds left to act (think)
Fuel55 bets $16 (set up for bet/check/bet line)
Victim calls $16

*** TURN *** [5c 6h Qd] [3s]
Fuel55 checks
Victim checks

*** RIVER *** [5c 6h Qd 3s] [8d]
Fuel55 bets $66
Victim raises to $160 (seriously?)
Fuel55 calls $94 (crying call)

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Victim shows [5d 5h] three of a kind, Fives (booooooooooooom!)
Fuel55 shows [6d 6c] three of a kind, Sixes
Fuel55 wins the pot ($383) with three of a kind, Sixes


Nice to be on the right side of set over set, for once ...

Friday, April 04, 2008

Presto is Gold (Part 130)

$10/$20, 6-handed, ultra-aggressive game

*** HOLE CARDS ***
UR Chips folds
SnowyOwl85 raises to $70
baDONKaD0NK88 calls $70
Fuel55 folds [Jc Qs] (calling here just invites a squeeze from the blinds)
HUGO_BUSTO folds
Regulator06 folds

*** FLOP *** [9h Jh 5d]
SnowyOwl85 bets $120 (kicking myself for folding TP3K)
baDONKaD0NK88 raises to $360 (ok, not kicking myself anymore)
SnowyOwl85 has 15 seconds left to act
SnowyOwl85 reraises to $900 (definitely not kicking myself now)
baDONKaD0NK88 rereraises to $2,725, and is all in (patting myself on the back like mad!)
SnowyOwl85 calls $1,297, and is all in
baDONKaD0NK88 shows [5h 5c] (BOOOOOOOOOOOOM!)
SnowyOwl85 shows [Ad Ah]
Uncalled bet of $528 returned to baDONKaD0NK88

*** TURN *** [9h Jh 5d] [7d]

*** RIVER *** [9h Jh 5d 7d] [Kc]
baDONKaD0NK88 shows three of a kind, Fives
SnowyOwl85 shows a pair of Aces
baDONKaD0NK88 wins the pot ($4,561) with three of a kind, Fives

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Presto is Gold (Part 128)/QQ Not So Good

Chatted up some cash game play on BDR - here is how my night ended on two tables:

$5/$10, 8-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
cosjoel raises to $35 from MP
Fuel55 reraises to $120 from CO with [5d 5h] (obvious RR situation)
cosjoel calls $85

*** FLOP *** [Th 3h Qh]
cosjoel checks
Fuel55 bets $180
cosjoel calls $180 (Interesting call given his holdings)

*** TURN *** [Th 3h Qh] [Ks]
cosjoel checks
Fuel55 checks

*** RIVER *** [Th 3h Qh Ks] [4s]
cosjoel checks
Fuel55 checks

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Fuel55 shows [5d 5h] a pair of Fives (4th pair is gold)
cosjoel mucks[2c 2h] - a pair of Twos
(nice hand, Sir)
Fuel55 wins the pot ($612) with a pair of Fives


$25/$50, 9-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Mike Matusow raises to $175 from MP
Fuel55 reraises to $700 from SB with [Qs Qh]
Mike Matusow calls $525

*** FLOP *** [Tc 3d 9c]
Fuel55 checks
Mike Matusow checks (If he bet I would have checkraised him all in)

*** TURN *** [Tc 3d 9c] [8s]
Fuel55 bets $1,100
Mike Matusow raises to $8,980.55, and is all in
Fuel55 calls $2,900, and is all in (gross – given that JJ and 77 are a good part of his range I am not sure I can fold getting 3:1)
Mike Matusow shows [9h 9d] (of course)
Fuel55 shows [Qs Qh]
Uncalled bet of $4,980.55 returned to Mike Matusow

*** RIVER *** [Tc 3d 9c 8s] [Kd]
Mike Matusow shows three of a kind, Nines
Fuel55 shows a pair of Queens
Mike Matusow wins the pot ($9,447) with three of a kind, Nines


Yeah, you run so bad Mikey!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Apparently I Am Not Immune To Presto-ization

FCPC home game. Level 1, blinds T25/25. Stacks at T7000.

Fuel open raises to T100 with QQ
Bob calls from LP
Matt calls from BB

Flop: QJ5r

Matt leads T200, I call, Bob calls.

Turn: K

Matt leads very small (T150), I raise another T500, Bob calls, Matt calls. Fawk, one of these doucheballs has T9.

River: 5

Nice. Now it's time to take these straight-drawing donkeys to valuetown.

Matt checks, I bet T1000. Bob raises to T3200. Matt folds. I shove. Bob instacalls.

Of course he has 55. Jesus fawk! Out in level 1 two weeks runnings.

Said Iak: "Oh, the irony ..."

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Presto is Gold for ME not YOU (Part 7)

$2/4NL, 9-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 raises to $14 from MP with [8h 8d]
Lawbringer calls $14 from LP

*** FLOP *** [5c 8c As]
Fuel55 bets $16
Lawbringer calls $16

*** TURN *** [5c 8c As] [Jc] (fawking club!)
Fuel55 bets $20
Lawbringer calls $20

*** RIVER *** [5c 8c As Jc] [Qc] (another fawking club – fawk!)
Fuel55 bets $4
Lawbringer calls $4

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Fuel55 shows [8h 8d] three of a kind, Eights
Lawbringer mucks [5d 5s] - three of a kind, Fives (I am invincible to Presto-ization)
Fuel55 wins the pot ($111) with three of a kind, Eights

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Presto is Gold (Part 127)

Recess plays like a pro ...

bullrunner83 folds
Fuel55 folds [Qh 5c]
Donkitover raises to $14
RecessRampage calls $14
theripoff folds
The Great Hug raises to $58
Donkitover calls $44
RecessRampage calls $44

*** FLOP *** [4d 2d 3d]
The Great Hug checks
Donkitover bets $145
RecessRampage raises to $342, and is all in
The Great Hug folds
Donkitover calls $197
RecessRampage shows [5d 5s]
Donkitover shows [Ad Ks]

*** TURN *** [4d 2d 3d] [Tc]

*** RIVER *** [4d 2d 3d Tc] [6c]
RecessRampage shows a straight, Six high
Donkitover shows Ace King high
RecessRampage wins the pot ($857) with a straight, Six high

Presto is Gold (Part 126)

This is pretty cool. Thanx to SW.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Presto is Gold (Part 125)

I think this may be the first time I have ever seen Presto on Presto ...

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 folds [Tc 3s]
BBV07 folds
tresdeuce raises to $14
AsentaaLapalla folds
RGA-HFX folds
silkelia calls $10

*** FLOP *** [Ks 6c Jh]
silkelia checks
tresdeuce checks

*** TURN *** [Ks 6c Jh] [Qh]
silkelia bets $8
tresdeuce calls $8

*** RIVER *** [Ks 6c Jh Qh] [2d]
silkelia checks
tresdeuce checks

*** SHOW DOWN ***
silkelia shows [5d 5h] a pair of Fives
tresdeuce shows [5s 5c] a pair of Fives
silkelia ties for the pot ($21.85) with a pair of Fives
tresdeuce ties for the pot ($21.85) with a pair of Fives

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Presto is Gold (Part 124)

$5/$10, 6-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
UTG calls $10 (beware the UTG limper …)
Fuel55 calls $10 with [5d 5s]
Button calls $10
BB checks

*** FLOP *** [5c Jd Js] (hmmmm ... I think that's GIN!!!!)
BB checks
UTG checks
Fuel55 bets $17
Button folds
BB calls $17
UTG folds

*** TURN *** [5c Jd Js] [4s]
BB checks
Fuel55 bets $100 (overbet for value fails)
BB folds
Fuel55 wins the pot ($76)

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Presto is Gold (Part 123)

50 FTP Bloggers vs The Fish PushFest

Even with 17% preflop equity 55 wins a 6-way all-in unimproved. Pure gold ...

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Bcdlm22 ra
ises to 60
barbwired calls 60
jblin folds
djc200 folds
GRINDING1977 raises to 1,500, and is all in
Fuel55 calls 1,500, and is all in with [5h Kh]
twoblackaces calls 1,500, and is all in
haljab2 folds
Qbird08 calls 1,470, and is all in
Bcdlm22 calls 1,440, and is all in
barbwired calls 1,440, and is all in
GRINDING1977 shows [5c 5d]
Fuel55 shows [5h Kh]
twoblackaces shows [9c Kd]
Qbird08 shows [2s Ks]
Bcdlm22 shows [Ac Js]
barbwired shows [Ts 9s]

*** FLOP *** [4s 4h 8s]

*** TURN *** [4s 4h 8s] [6h]

*** RIVER *** [4s 4h 8s 6h] [8d]
GRINDING1977 wins the pot (9,015) with two pair, Eights and
Fives
twoblackaces stands up
Fuel55 stands up
barbwired stands up
Bcdlm22 stands up
Qbird08 stands up

Presto is Gold (Part 122)

HOLE CARDS
UTG raises $5 to $7
Fuel55 calls $7 with 5h 5c
SB raises $23 to $30
BB calls $28
UTG folds
Fuel55 calls $23 (set mining odds – SB has $250 behind)

Not much chance I am ever folding Presto in a cash game ...

FLOP [ 6s 7s 5d ] (Semi-gin!)
SB bets $55
BB calls $27 and is all-in
Fuel55 raises $321.75 to $376.75 and is all-in
SB folds
Fuel55 takes back $321.75

TURN [ Ac ]

RIVER [ Ad ]
Fuel55 shows a full house, fives full of aces (cards were 5c 5h)
BB mucks hand (cards were Js As)
Fuel55 wins $232 with a full house, fives full of aces

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Presto is Gold (Part 121)

Presto unimproved in Omaha Hi is gold, too.

The Dookie:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
KngofKngs folds
Donkette folds
Fuel55 calls 60 with [5h 8d 5s 4c]
Schaubs folds
BuddyDank folds
NumbBono calls 30 from SB
bayne_s checks from BB

*** FLOP *** [Kd 6h Ks]
NumbBono checks
bayne_s checks
Fuel55 checks

*** TURN *** [Kd 6h Ks] [4d]
NumbBono has 15 seconds left to act
NumbBono checks
bayne_s checks
Fuel55 checks

*** RIVER *** [Kd 6h Ks 4d] [Ah]
NumbBono has 15 seconds left to act
NumbBono checks
bayne_s checks
Fuel55 checks

*** SHOW DOWN ***
NumbBono shows [Qc 8h 5c 7c] a pair of Kings
bayne_s mucks [Jh 2d 7s Tc] - a pair of Kings
Fuel55 shows [5h 8d 5s 4c] two pair, Kings and Fives
Fuel55 wins the pot (180) with two pair, Kings and Fives

Presto is Gold (Part 120)

PokerStars Step 4 Turbo Satellite to the Main Event. 5 players left, top 2 move on.

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 raises 3960 to 4160 and is all-in from UTG with [5d 5s]
3 folds
BB calls 425 and is all-in

*** FLOP *** [9d 4h 8s]

*** TURN *** [9d 4h 8s] [3s]

*** RIVER *** [9d 4h 8s 3s] [5h] (unnecessary GIN!)

*** SHOW DOWN ***
BB shows [Jc 7c] (high card Jack)
Fuel55 shows [5d 5s] (three of a kind, Fives)
Fuel55 collected 1350 from pot

Monday, February 18, 2008

Presto is Gold for ME not YOU (Part 6)

So Hoy shows up late for the MATH and goes nutso on the first hand citing some type of poetic karma he be dealt presto on the first hand against me....


*** HOLE CARDS ***
hoyazo raises to 150 from UTG
NewinNov folds
hoyazo: I'm back baybeeee
columbo folds
Fuel55 raises to 500 from SB with [Ah As]
bayne_s folds
hoyazo raises to 2,775, and is all in
Fuel55: welcome hoy
Fuel55 calls 2,275
hoyazo shows [5s 5c]
Fuel55 shows [Ah As]


*** FLOP *** [Qs 7h 7d]

*** TURN *** [Qs 7h 7d] [6d]

*** RIVER *** [Qs 7h 7d 6d] [2d]
hoyazo shows two pair, Sevens and Fives
Fuel55 shows two pair, Aces and Sevens
Fuel55 wins the pot (5,600) with two pair, Aces and Sevens
Fuel55: boooooooooom
hoyazo stands up

Presto is Gold for ME not YOU (Part 5)

If I think you’re making a move with presto I will call you down with 4th pair, so beware …

$50 + $2.50 Heads Up Sit & Go

Fuel55 (1,480)/Villain (1,520)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 calls 15 from SB with [Ac 7d]
Villain raises to 60
Fuel55 calls 30

*** FLOP *** [Ts 7c 9h]
Villain bets 30
Fuel55 calls 30

*** TURN *** [Ts 7c 9h] [2s]
Villain checks
Fuel55 checks

*** RIVER *** [Ts 7c 9h 2s] [Qd]
Villain bets 180 (pot sized bet to discourage me from calling)
Fuel55 calls 180 (he is unlikely to have hit the Q)

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Villain shows [5s 5h] a pair of Fives
Fuel55 shows [Ac 7d] a pair of Sevens
Fuel55 wins the pot (540) with a pair of Sevens

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Presto is Gold (Part 119)

If you are Ivey and your opponent has presto, it's gold for Ivey ... Which is why I don't play against Ivey - his lucksackery takes away my edge.

$200/$400NL, 6-handed

Phil Ivey raises to $4,200
The Gav Bomb reraises to $8,000, and is all in
Phil Ivey calls $3,800
The Gav Bomb shows [5h 5d]
Phil Ivey shows [8c Ad]

*** FLOP *** [2c As Ac]

*** TURN *** [2c As Ac] [Jc]

*** RIVER *** [2c As Ac Jc] [7c]
The Gav Bomb shows two pair, Aces and Fives
Phil Ivey shows a flush, Ace high
Phil Ivey wins the pot ($16,597) with a flush, Ace high
The Gav Bomb is sitting out

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Presto is Gold (Part 118)

$5/$10NL, 8-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
UTG calls $10
Fuel55 calls $10 from MP with [5d 5c]
MP raises to $55
UTG calls $45
Fuel55 calls $45

*** FLOP *** [4h Kh Ks]
UTG checks
Fuel55 checks
MP checks

*** TURN *** [4h Kh Ks] [4s]
UTG bets $10
Fuel55 calls $10
MP calls $10

*** RIVER *** [4h Kh Ks 4s] [8d]
UTG checks
Fuel55 bets $70 (gotta believe I am good here …)
MP folds
UTG folds
Fuel55 wins the pot ($207)

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Presto is Gold (Part 117)

Satellite to FTOPS Event #9

Fischman and I are chipleaders with 10 left. 3 winners.

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Scott Fischman raises to 2,000
Pharmax folds
Fuel55 calls 2,000 from button with [5h 5d]
pvitantonio folds
BCBabby folds

*** FLOP *** [9s Ah 7h]
Scott Fischman checks
Fuel55 checks

*** TURN *** [9s Ah 7h] [Qh]
Scott Fischman checks
Fuel55 checks

*** RIVER *** [9s Ah 7h Qh] [9h]
Scott Fischman checks
Fuel55 checks

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Scott Fischman shows [8s Jc] a pair of Nines
Fuel55 shows [5h 5d] a flush, Ace high
Fuel55 wins the pot (5,700) with a flush, Ace high

At this point I was chipleader with 50BB. Then I didn’t see a card over a nine for an hour and without playing a hand was down to 3BB when I shoved A5s into JJ and finished 6th for a $6 profit. Nice … Turbos are the shizz ...

Presto is Gold (Part 116)

Perhaps the most elegant Presto is Gold of all time ...

$5/10NL, 9-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
EP calls $10
Fuel55 raises to $40 from MP with [5h 5c]
BB calls $30
EP calls $30

*** FLOP *** [3c 8h 8c]
BB checks
EP checks
Fuel55 bets $90
BB folds
EP raises to $180 (a bit of a putz)
Fuel55 reraises to $1615.75, and is all in (Presto is Gold!)
EP calls $274, and is all in
Fuel55 shows [5h 5c]
EP shows [3d 3s] (ouch)
Uncalled bet of $1161.75 returned to Fuel55

*** TURN *** [3c 8h 8c] [8d] (GIN of all GINS!!!!!!)

*** RIVER *** [3c 8h 8c 8d] [Kd]
Fuel55 shows a full house, Eights full of Fives
EP shows a full house, Eights full of Threes
Fuel55 wins the pot ($1,030) with a full house, Eights full of Fives
EP is sitting out

Friday, February 01, 2008

Presto is Gold (Part 115)

Always on the turn ...

*** HOLE CARDS ***
CO calls $10
Fuel55 checks from BB with [5s 5c]

*** FLOP *** [Td 9d Kc]
Fuel55 checks
CO checks

*** TURN *** [Td 9d Kc] [5d]
Fuel55 bets $10
CO raises to $20 (looks like a one-diamond hand)
Fuel55 calls $10

*** RIVER *** [Td 9d Kc 5d] [9h]
Fuel55 bets $30 (str8s are no longer an issue)
CO calls $30

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Fuel55 shows [5s 5c] a full house, Fives full of Nines
CO mucks [Qd Qs] - two pair, Queens and Nines (interesting way to play QQ from LP)
Fuel55 wins the pot ($122) with a full house, Fives full of Nines

Presto is Gold (Part 114)

It's been a while since I won a hand with Presto - not the kind of slump I like ...

$5/$10NL, 7-handed

*** HOLE CARDS ***
MP calls $10
Fuel55 raises to $40 from MP with [5d 5c]
Button reraises to $83, and is all in
SB calls $78 (interesting cold call ...)
MP folds
Fuel55 calls $43

*** FLOP *** [8h Jd 3s]
SB checks
Fuel55 checks

*** TURN *** [8h Jd 3s] [Tc]
SB checks
Fuel55 checks

*** RIVER *** [8h Jd 3s Tc] [6h]
SB checks
Fuel55 checks

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Button shows [Qs Kd] King Queen high
SB shows [Ah Qh] Ace Queen high
Fuel55 shows [5d 5c] a pair of Fives
Fuel55 wins the pot ($266) with a pair of Fives
Button is sitting out

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

It's All About Ranges

Jordan made a mess of the hand description in his latest post.

Here is how it really played out along with my thinking.

The Scene: Last night's MATH, blinds are T150/300/25a, 6-handed

Seat 2: HighOnPoker (T14,258 = 48BB)
Seat 6: Fuel55 (T11,322 = 38BB)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Fuel55 raises to 1,175 from CO with [Jc Jd]
HighOnPoker calls 1,025 from SB

*** FLOP *** [Qc 3h 7c] (pot is T2800)
HighOnPoker checks
Fuel55 checks (with 2nd pair there really is no point building a monster pot so I check behind)

I will take less information as a means of pot control in the spot most of the time.

*** TURN *** [Qc 3h 7c] [8d] (pot is T2800)
HighOnPoker bets 1,800 (Jordan bets another low card which he may or may not have hit)
Fuel55 calls 1,800 (good reason to believe I am ahead)

*** RIVER *** [Qc 3h 7c 8d] [9h] (pot is T6400)
HighOnPoker bets 2,700 (Jordan makes another stab?)
Fuel55 calls 2,700 (pot is laying me 3.4:1 so I need to be right 23% of the time to be profitable)

So on the turn I put Jordan on any two clubs, most pairs JJ-22, reasonable queens AQo, KQo, QTo+, and T9. This is a reasonable range given that he didn't reraise preflop and he checked the flop out of position.


Against this range I am a 58:42 favorite on turn. When the river is a non-club blank and the pot is laying me 3.4:1 I must call.

*** SHOW DOWN ***
HighOnPoker shows [Qh Kh] a pair of Queens
Fuel55 mucks
HighOnPoker wins the pot (11,775) with a pair of Queens

I rationalized that I am ahead on the flop and ergo the turn about 85% of the time and that his range has about 25% "catch up" equity. Since no reasonable catch up card (other than if he holds 77) came on the river I rationalized that I only have to beat a small percentage of his range to make calling T2700 into T9100 profitable in the long run.


I was wrong since Jordan made a brilliant top-pair check on the flop. Still I play the hand the same way the next time.

That's my perspective ...

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Presto is Gold (Part 113)

$1/2NL, 8-handed

>>>DEALING HOLE CARDS<<<
EP calls $2
Fuel55 raises $7 to $9 with 5c 5s from CO
Victim raises $23 to $32
EP folds
Fuel55 calls $23 (I am not folding Presto!)

Who cares about odds when you have Presto?


>>>DEALING FLOP<<< [ 9d 8d 6c ]

Fuel55 bets $408.75 and is all-in
Victim says: one time just hold up
Victim calls $61 and is all-in

>>>DEALING TURN<<< [ Jh ]


>>>DEALING RIVER<<< [ 7s ]
Fuel55 cards were 5c 5s
Victim cards were Ad Ac
Fuel55 wins $188 with a nine high straight

Pure gold, pure gold ...

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Presto is Gold (Part 112)

>>>DEALING HOLE CARDS<<<
Hansen85 raises $5 to $7 from MP
Fuel55 calls $7 from the button with 5d 5h

>>>DEALING FLOP<<< [ 8s 5s 5c ] (DQB!)
Hansen85 bets $11
Fuel55 calls $11

>>>DEALING TURN<<< [ Kh ]
Hansen85 bets $21
Fuel55 raises $21 to $42
Hansen85 calls $21

>>>DEALING RIVER<<< [ 9c ]
Hansen85 checks
Fuel55 bets $31
Hansen85 calls $31
Fuel55 cards were 5d 5h
Hansen85 cards were Ks Ac
Fuel55 wins $182 with four of a kind, fives