Thursday, January 14, 2010


Had decent run in *s rebuy tonight but lost the big race when it mattered. I am almost 100% sure he has AK when he shoves and since i know I am fav I decide I have to call and go for a big score.

They were 28 left and I was about 16th ( i cashed for 700$ which is cack profit of 400$) but top 5 in this tourney get over 10k with 1st over 20k so below mega frustating when i cannot get a result epsecially when flop comes rags. I win this i go 4th and have bullying stack on this table.

PokerStars Game #38120151171: Tournament #262010503, $100+$9 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XVI (1250/2500) - 2010/01/13 23:14:33 WET [2010/01/13 18:14:33 ET]
Table '262010503 12' 9-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: J0hnyD (30944 in chips)
Seat 2: lynum (59592 in chips)
Seat 3: Vienna Bundy (44672 in chips)
Seat 5: Tomif gsd (92700 in chips)
Seat 7: Rigboz (82113 in chips)
Seat 8: 520988 (41852 in chips)
Seat 9: Hibbs08 (18069 in chips)
J0hnyD: posts the ante 250
lynum: posts the ante 250
Vienna Bundy: posts the ante 250
Tomif gsd: posts the ante 250
Rigboz: posts the ante 250
520988: posts the ante 250
Hibbs08: posts the ante 250
lynum: posts small blind 1250
Vienna Bundy: posts big blind 2500
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 520988 [Js Jc]
Tomif gsd: folds
Rigboz: folds
520988: raises 4500 to 7000
Hibbs08: folds
J0hnyD: folds
lynum: raises 52342 to 59342 and is all-in
Vienna Bundy: folds
520988: calls 34602 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (17740) returned to lynum
*** FLOP *** [8s 5h 5d]
*** TURN *** [8s 5h 5d] [Ac]
*** RIVER *** [8s 5h 5d Ac] [Qh]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
lynum: shows [Ad Kh] (two pair, Aces and Fives)
520988: shows [Js Jc] (two pair, Jacks and Fives)
lynum collected 87454 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 87454 | Rake 0
Board [8s 5h 5d Ac Qh]
Seat 1: J0hnyD (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: lynum (small blind) showed [Ad Kh] and won (87454) with two pair, Aces and Fives
Seat 3: Vienna Bundy (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 5: Tomif gsd folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: Rigboz folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: 520988 showed [Js Jc] and lost with two pair, Jacks and Fives
Seat 9: Hibbs08 folded before Flop (didn't bet)

And now a losing night after this cash hand

PokerStars Game #38121557183: Hold'em No Limit ($5/$10 USD) - 2010/01/13 23:42:59 WET [2010/01/13 18:42:59 ET]
Table 'Guangxi VII' 6-max Seat #4 is the button
Seat 1: redgrape ($2673.25 in chips)
Seat 3: Arvid2k7 ($1654.75 in chips)
Seat 4: hestekjeften ($1010 in chips)
Seat 5: kroonike ($1164 in chips)
Seat 6: 520988 ($753.30 in chips)
kroonike: posts small blind $5
520988: posts big blind $10
diatty: sits out
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 520988 [Jc 6c]
redgrape: folds
Arvid2k7: folds
hestekjeften: raises $10 to $20
kroonike: folds
520988: calls $10
*** FLOP *** [2c Ts 9c]
520988: checks
hestekjeften: bets $30
520988: raises $50 to $80
hestekjeften: calls $50
*** TURN *** [2c Ts 9c] [3c]
520988: bets $160
diatty leaves the table
hestekjeften: calls $160
*** RIVER *** [2c Ts 9c 3c] [Ad]
520988: bets $493.30 and is all-in
hestekjeften: calls $493.30
*** SHOW DOWN ***
520988: shows [Jc 6c] (a flush, Jack high)
hestekjeften: shows [5c Kc] (a flush, King high)
hestekjeften collected $1509.60 from pot
Gkastone joins the table at seat #2
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $1511.60 | Rake $2
Board [2c Ts 9c 3c Ad]
Seat 1: redgrape folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: Arvid2k7 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: hestekjeften (button) showed [5c Kc] and won ($1509.60) with a flush, King high
Seat 5: kroonike (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 6: 520988 (big blind) showed [Jc 6c] and lost with a flush, Jack high


Matt said...

Pretty cold, would you usually call pre in the cash hand?
Did you consider folding or 3betting or did you have any idea what he would mini raise the button with? Do you think now your flop reraise is a little small?

Not criticising,
just wondering your opinion because I can beat 2/4 etc. but always a loser on 5/10 it seems. And a mini raise from button seems like such a weird play to me anyway. Wondering how to react to it.

RakeBack Blog said...

Very nice blog sir!

Thats some sick luck with the flush vs flush. Ak vs JJ is standard, but still unlucky to lose the race. Hope it turns around for you.

Could you please link us up and we will do the same.


Poker play the Soap way said...

Hi Matt good questions.

Not pretending I am an expert at these levels but will try and address your points from my mindset.

1) would you usually call pre in the cash hand? To be honest i usually call a min raise with anything unless it is from the 20BB short stackers where i raise or fold. I am not confortable 3 betting with a weak hand as opponant min raises with crap and with monster which answers your next question.

2) Is the flop reraise a little small?

No for me i need to raise as it give sme 2 ways to win the pot, 1) he folds and i win with nothing 2) he calls and I hit a flush and win (or in this case lose as would have been better if turn hand blanked !!). I also prob fold to a 3 bet in this case if I do not feel i get paid off for stacks if hit flush. I think all non draw non made hands fold to this size raise, only potential hand that calls is something like AK which you are happy for as if A or K of flush card comes you probably get paid.

That was my mindset - apoligies if long winded.

Matt said...

Cheers for the insight.
Ive got to the point where im playing my style and sometimes i question if my moves are +ev or not,
more talking about would betting $50 achieve the same as betting $60, then when he folds you win the same, but if he plays back at you, you saved $10, and all those $10s add up
I've been reading your blog for years now, check it out every day for updates, good luck at the tables and keep up the good work :)