Friday, November 26, 2004

A Taste of the New

YTD: +$42030.62

Here's a limit hand for discussion. No clue as to how the opponents play, except that they are on Party :-) FWIW I really liked it. See what you think and I will share my thoughts later.

***For some reason this hand didn't come through properly originally - it has now been ammended***

Party Poker 15/30 Hold'em (10 handed)

Preflop: Hero is dealt Ks As

UTG raises, SB calls, Hero calls.

Flop: (1.66 SB) Qd, 5h, 8s (3 players)

SB checks, Hero checks, UTG bets, SB calls, Hero calls.

Turn: (2.33 BB) 5c (3 players)

SB checks, Hero checks, UTG bets, SB folds, Hero raises, UTG calls.

River: (6.33 BB) 2d (2 players)

Hero bets
, UTG folds.

Final Pot: 7.33 BB


Anonymous said...

I can't believe you didn't get called.

It's difficult to work out what sort of drawing hand he may have (I know you said it was Party..) that didn't get there so either he was on the rob with nothing and should have put it down to your raise on the turn (or 3-bet it if he had the savvy) or he has to reason that if he's going to call your raise on the turn with a moderate hand, he has to follow through and look you up on the river too when a seemingly innocuous deuce falls.

Once you've generated those sort of odds on the river, a call is almost mandatory if you can beat an ace high.

Simon G.

Anonymous said...

PS - I could hazard a guess at what they were holding, but you don't say how you played the hand pre-flop. I could probably go with him having 67. If he had a weak 8 (or anything better) then he clearly made a mistake that has cost him the pot.

Whilst costing yourself a bet is a bad habit, it's not as bad a habit as costing yourself a 7BB pot.

Simon G.

Big Dave D said...

Ammended the hand now to put in a preflop :-) My bad.



Anonymous said... now I struggle to give him credit for the 67!

I'm pretty sure I would have also just called in the big blind here - a raise wasn't going to drive anyone out and you have a deceptively strong hand that you may as well keep under wraps for now..

So, I can only conclude that your opponent shouldn't be in the game and definitely made a mistake - either calling your raise or not calling you on the end, depending on whatever the hell it was that he had.

Anonymous said...

...forgot to post that my guess would be he had AK also. That wouldn't be an untypical way for lots of players on Party to play the hand - long may it continue.

Simon G.