Saturday, August 14, 2004

The Penny Drops

YTD: +$40751.85

At last the penny drops…and I did think about the hand from the last post before making the bet:

PokerStars Omaha Pot Limit ($5.00/$10.00)

Seat 1: B Buddy ($1059.00 in chips)
Seat 2: the new plan ($1513.50 in chips)
Seat 3: ButchTimothy ($1587.75 in chips)
Seat 4: monster555 ($1675.25 in chips)
Seat 5: Glenmorangie ($379.00 in chips)
Seat 6: Foe ($917.50 in chips) (button)
Seat 7: 936589 ($949.00 in chips) (sb)
Seat 9: Hero ($2221.00 in chips) (bb)
936589 : Post Small Blind ($5.00)
Hero : Post Big Blind ($10.00)
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Hero [ 2h 2c Tc Qd ]
B Buddy : folds
the new plan : folds
ButchTimothy : folds
monster555 : folds
Glenmorangie : folds
Foe : calls $10.00 (button)
936589 : calls $5.00 (sb)
Hero : checks (bb)
*** FLOP *** [6s As 2d]
936589 : checks (sb)
Hero : bets $20.00 (bb)
Foe : calls $20.00 (button)
936589 : Fold (sb)
*** TURN *** [6s As 2d] [8c]
Hero : bets $60.00 (bb)
Foe : calls $60.00 (button)
*** RIVER *** [6s As 2d 8c] [Kh]
Hero : bets $187.00 (bb)


Foe : calls $187.00 (button)

I win and beat his two pair!


Anonymous said...

I'm not sure I like bottom set that much. With only three people seeing the flop I guess you are safe. But how much would your opponent have to raise on the flop/turn/river to get you to drop the hand? Would you have checked the river if the flush came or the board straighten out?
If I played your hand, I would have bet 40 on the turn and 80 on the river.

I generally don't play pocket pairs nine or less to avoid set over set problems.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand what is so remarkable about this hand? You have no indication that you're not good at any point.

And who was the foe, by the way?

Big Dave D said...

Commentor 1....I was in the big blind here...Im loose but I dont voluntarily play 22 :-) The only way I am going to find out where I am is by betting. With this kind of flop and turn trips will definately "wake up". Therefore by the river I am 90% certain I am in front. This comes to Commentator 2...why did I post the hand? If you look at the hands I posted just previously, there is an example where I have the nuts and do not bet the full pot, even though, thinking it through, this is by far the best bet to make. I kicked myself afterwards. This is, to my mind, a very similar situation. If he is going to call any bet, he will certainly call a pot sized one. Even more so as it may look more like a draw that missed. Betting less than the pot, my natural urge, is leaving money on the table.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dave

As another UK internet pro, I just wanted to say that your blog makes fascinating reading, keep up the regular posts! Also, I would be very interested to hear any more of your thoughts/ hands for PLO8 as that is what I am concentrating on just now.

Best wishes

Anonymous said...

Oddly enough, I think one weakness in my game is not betting less than the pot enough. As a result, I'm charging myself too much to bluff, and pricing people out of pots that I really want them in. I just haven't mastered the small/medium/large bet mixed strategy yet, so I generally just give up that value and go with the pot.


Big Dave D said...

Hi Pete

I've posted a quite interesting mixed strategy hand, albeit PLO8b. I think it is also somewhat a cultural thing...US guys tend to bet the pot; Europeans tend to mix it up. I do feel it is a strong element to add to your game.