Sunday, August 19, 2007

Am I getting schooled here?

This hand is pretty sick. Please tell me if you think I am dealing with a huge tool here, or if he is just reading my soul. We have both been actively 3-betting preflop.

Party Poker No-Limit Hold'em, $6 BB (6 handed) Hand History Converter Tool from (Format: HTML)

Hero ($1460.90)
BB ($653.50)
UTG ($601.60)
MP ($660.95)
CO ($1089)
Button ($736.53)

Preflop: Hero is SB with 9h, Ah.
4 folds, Hero raises to $24, BB raises to $72, Hero calls $51.

Flop: ($150) 7s, 4h, Jd (2 players)
Hero checks, BB checks.

Turn: ($150) 5s (2 players)
Hero bets $100, BB calls $100.

River: ($350) 8s (2 players)
Hero bets $250, BB calls $250.

Final Pot: $850

Hero has 9h Ah (high card, ace).
BB has 5c 3c (one pair, fives).
Outcome: BB wins $850.

But don't you worry about me, I am fine for the day, booking $2700 for 3 hours of 'work'. I even got 2 outered for $1700 more. Looks like Baldie is back in business.


kenneth said...

Sick calldown... very sick indeed.

Can't really comment on whether he's reading your soul - or if he himself is just... well, sick! But obviously he is either a genius or a donk. The old saying about great players being able to call with next to nothing and fold the second nuts seems appropriate here...

Your bet sizing of 100 and then 250 does perhaps smell kinda like a bluff (i often see people sizing their bets progressively, i.e. 2,5-3x the amount of the turnbet on the river) and you probably wouldn't bet a AJ-KJ type hand or perhaps even an overpair (?) for value on the river... so i guess if he believes he's best on the turn he should also call the river?

Also. What are you trying to make him fold on the river? Or rather - what are you representing?

Kristian said...

I guess a flush or a straight does not seem impossible for me to have. However, I am aware that I am probably not making a very believable impression of a great hand, and that is probably what triggered the call.