Monday, May 08, 2006

Nice sessions

I've had some nice sessions at party and recently at fulltilt. I've given up on 6max entirely for now. things haven't been going too well there. I've completed 10k hands of 25nl but i'm not exactly pleased with my result:5ptbb/100. So now i'm on my quest for another 10k before hopefully moving up, i'm looking for something in the area of 10b/100

I've been playing some 50nl on FTP because of the scarceness of tables at 25nl and so far its seemed easier than the 25nl at that site, but thats just over a few hundred hands. Recently i've been really pleased with my play.. a few hands:

hand 1

BIG lay down! i really impressed myself here. this is a hand i definately would've overplayed in the past.

BB ($13.91)
UTG ($54.40)
UTG+1 ($58.83)
MP1 ($37.13)
Hero ($25.10)
MP3 ($18.50)
CO ($23.95)
Button ($25.20)
SB ($15.18)

Preflop: Hero is MP2 with Th, Td. SB posts a blind of $0.10.
UTG calls $0.25, UTG+1 calls $0.25, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.25, 3 folds, SB (poster) completes, BB checks.

Flop: ($1.25) 2c, 9d, 3s (5 players)
SB checks, BB checks, UTG bets $2, UTG+1 calls $2, Hero folds, SB folds, BB folds.

Turn: ($5.25) 8c (2 players)
UTG bets $5, UTG+1 calls $5.

River: ($15.25) Kh (2 players)
UTG checks, UTG+1 checks.

Final Pot: $15.25

Results below:
UTG has Jd Js (one pair, jacks).
UTG+1 has Qs Qh (one pair, queens).
Outcome: UTG+1 wins $15.25.

why did i lay it? These guys were rated as SLN and SLA respectively, given that and they were playing from utg i thought it likely that one of them could have me beat already and if not it was unlikely that i could get both of them to fold and there were not many turn or river cards that i would like to see. As it turns out nice read nice lay down. sweet!

hand 2
FullTiltPoker Game #621593639: Table Tyndall - $0.25/$0.50 - No Limit Hold'em - 23:23:31 ET - 2006/05/07
Seat 1: aLLoTiSaM ($38.20)
Seat 2: BIGBAG ($30.80)
Seat 3: HERO ($98.80)
Seat 4: SAE Xi ($59.55)
Seat 5: TalAK ($19.50)
Seat 6: JJ0115 ($34.30)
Seat 7: millie30 ($18.10)
Seat 8: Big Fish Joe ($20), is sitting out
Seat 9: farrellj1 ($29.95)
TalAK posts the small blind of $0.25
JJ0115 posts the big blind of $0.50
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to HERO [7d 7c]
millie30 folds
farrellj1 folds
aLLoTiSaM calls $0.50
BIGBAG calls $0.50
millie30 stands up
HERO calls $0.50
SAE Xi folds
TalAK raises to $2.50
JJ0115 folds
TheCardCop sits down
aLLoTiSaM calls $2
BIGBAG calls $2
TheCardCop adds $50
HERO calls $2
*** FLOP *** [5s 9h 2c]
TalAK has 15 seconds left to act
TalAK bets $5
aLLoTiSaM folds
BIGBAG folds
HERO raises to $17
TalAK calls $12, and is all in
HERO shows [7d 7c]
TalAK shows [Kh Ah]
*** TURN *** [5s 9h 2c] [8c]
*** RIVER *** [5s 9h 2c 8c] [6s]
HERO shows a straight, Nine high
TalAK shows Ace King high
HERO wins the pot ($42.30) with a straight, Nine high
TalAK is sitting out

I thought it unlikely that the flop helped him and since he was short stack i just put him AI. this is one of the disadvantages of coming to the table as a short stack, I am not sure i would make the same move against a larger stack, even though i should.

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