Wednesday, September 23, 2009

My single biggest $ pot to date - $125.20

Full Tilt Poker $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em - 8 players -
The Official Hand History Converter

Hero (UTG): $51.35
UTG+1: $126.80
MP1: $51.85
MP2: $114.00
CO: $113.70
BTN: $10.00
SB: $45.40
BB: $22.15

Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is UTG with Jd Jc
Hero raises to $1.75, 2 folds, MP2 calls $1.75, 2 folds, SB calls $1.50, BB calls $1.25

Flop: ($7.00) 3s 6h 4h (4 players)
SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $3.75, MP2 calls $3.75, SB calls $3.75, BB folds
With 3 players to the flop, I am going to play this fast. This is a very scary board, with a lot of draws. The players are loose, and quite capable of a 5 and certainly hearts.

Turn: ($18.25) 3c (3 players)
SB checks, Hero checks, MP2 bets $18.25, SB calls $18.25, Hero raises to $45.85 all in, MP2 calls $27.60, SB requests TIME, SB folds
The MP2 lead was certainly unexpected. SB's call is a pretty clear indication that he's on a draw. MP2 has been uber aggro and running a high VPIP / PFR, so I am not giving him a whole ton of credit here. If he turned the trips, gg sir and great luck. But I'm not going to back down. A call is useless; we're playing for stacks.

River: ($128.20) 3d (2 players - 1 is all in)
The third 3 is very reassuring - much less chance of him holding a 3.

Final Pot: $128.20
Hero shows Jd Jc (a full house, Threes full of Jacks)
MP2 shows As 6s (a full house, Threes full of Sixes)
Hero wins $125.20
(Rake: $3.00)
And there you have it; the biggest pot I've won to date - in monetary value; pretty light of my opponent to stack off with 6's. Remember, I raised PF and continued to show extreme strength on the turn. What does he think? The only hands that he's really beating here are pocket 5's (UTG raising with that?), 44 (what are the combos that I'm raising with a 4, 22 or Ax. He's stacking off with TPTK in this spot, with only 5 outs for improvement? Realistically, given the PF action, the only hand he can POSSIBLY put me on to call my shove is an AK / AQ hand - which are the only Ax hands I'm raising with from UTG. That's a pretty narrow range with so many other hands out there that beat him.

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