Friday, June 22, 2007

Can a brother catch a break?

This is merely an example of how my game has been running lately.


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PokerStars Game #10558454851: Tournament #53485032, $6.00+$0.50 Hold'em No Limit - Level IV (50/100) - 2007/06/22 - 03:40:46 (ET)
Table '53485032 1' 9-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 2: majorcarnag1 (2302 in chips)
Seat 3: coolroocat (3000 in chips)
Seat 4: tybo138 (2878 in chips)
Seat 5: iamhoff (2075 in chips)
Seat 6: Posti (2055 in chips)
Seat 8: BMoneyLess (1190 in chips)
BMoneyLess: posts small blind 50
majorcarnag1: posts big blind 100
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to iamhoff [Ks Kh]
coolroocat: folds
tybo138: raises 300 to 400
iamhoff: calls 400
Posti: folds
BMoneyLess: folds
majorcarnag1: calls 300
*** FLOP *** [5h 2s 3s]
majorcarnag1: bets 1902 and is all-in
tybo138: calls 1902
iamhoff: calls 1675 and is all-in
*** TURN *** [5h 2s 3s] [2h]
*** RIVER *** [5h 2s 3s 2h] [9s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
majorcarnag1: shows [2c Ac] (three of a kind, Deuces)
tybo138: shows [Js Jd] (two pair, Jacks and Deuces)
majorcarnag1 collected 454 from side pot
iamhoff: shows [Ks Kh] (two pair, Kings and Deuces)
majorcarnag1 collected 6275 from main pot


I ran the number on Two Dimes, and preflop I was a 53% favorite to the 29% of the A2 and the 18% of the JJ.  JJ was the preflop raiser, I called and the BB called with the A2c.   On the flop, BB shoves.  According to Two Dimes, when the money went in I was a 58% favorite to the 31% of the A2 and the 8% of the JJ.   It's one thing to lose a race, but it's entirely another thing to lose a 2 to 1 contest.  And that's pretty much how this past month has gone.


BrainMc said...

That's why I push preflop with my pocket Kings, LOL. I am not good enough to get away from them after the flop with all low cards. Of course this is when I run in to AA, like I did against Mike in the Mookie this week.

Hammer Player a.k.a Hoyazo said...

Yeah, where's the reraise there before the flop my man? Come on with that wimpy smooth call.

iamhoff said...

Yeah, yeah, you're right. About half the time I reraise, and half the time I smooth call, hoping to be able to trap. And it worked, up until the turn :(

My bad.

Roscoe said...

That's why they call it gambling.