Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Biggest Pot Ever!

After weeks / months of being on the wrong end of these big pots, I finally get my hand to hold up! This is clearly a milestone event; no suckouts, no split pots, no nothing! I -clear and simple- win the biggest pot of my career.

Full Tilt Poker $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players
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BB: $64.80
UTG: $43.15
UTG+1: $138.60
UTG+2: $104.45
MP1: $19.25
MP2: $30.00
Hero (CO): $153.50
BTN: $46.60
SB: $31.35

Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is CO with Ad 7d
2 folds, UTG+2 raises to $1.50, 1 fold, MP2 calls $1.50, Hero calls $1.50, 2 folds, BB calls $1
We're playing [essentially] 200BBs deep, so I make the call which over time will make profit. I have implied odds of ~75x in making this call.

Flop: ($6.25) Kd 2d 6d (4 players)
BB checks, UTG+2 bets $4.50, MP2 folds, Hero raises to $10.50, BB folds, UTG+2 calls $6
Could this flop have been *ANY* better? I'm not sure what to do here, so I ~min raise - which I wasn't so sure about at the time.

Here's my take: It turns out that it was probably the best move I could have made. To my opponent, it showed that I perhaps hit a set or a weak King. Perhaps AK. I'm guessing that I led him to believe that I did not have strong diamond re-draw.

Turn: ($27.25) Jd (2 players)
UTG+2 checks, Hero bets $13, UTG+2 raises to $92.45 all in, Hero calls $79.45
I was very disappointed to see this diamond hit the turn. I figured it would kill my action. BOY was I WRONG! From $13 to all in? Without the nuts? What does he possibly hope to accomplish here?

He sets the turn up such that only a better hand can possibly call him - with... perhaps... a pesky flopped / turned set as a distant calling possibility. I'm not getting this $13 -> shove, but thanks!!!

River: ($212.15) 9s (2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $212.15
UTG+2 shows Qh Qd (a flush, King high) - Second nuts.
Hero shows Ad 7d (a flush, Ace high)
Hero wins $209.15
(Rake: $3.00)


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