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Wicked bluff by me

$50 NL Texas Hold’em

Table (Real Money)

Seat 1 is the button

Total number of players : 6

Seat 1: LegendsNeverDie ( $56.05 )

Seat 6: Hero ( $121 )

Seat 3: caz2512 ( $18.39 )

Seat 2: tiboer ( $48.25 )

Seat 4: Peace_Death ( $47.26 )

Seat 5: TiGeRsHaRk84 ( $10.40 )

tiboer posts small blind [$0.25].

caz2512 posts big blind [$0.50].

** Dealing down cards **

Dealt to Hero [  6d 2d ]

Peace_Death folds.

TiGeRsHaRk84 folds.

Hero calls [$0.50].

LegendsNeverDie calls [$0.50].

tiboer calls [$0.25].

caz2512 raises [$0.50].

Hero calls [$0.50].

LegendsNeverDie calls [$0.50].

tiboer calls [$0.50].

** Dealing Flop ** [ 7c, Ad, Ac ]

tiboer checks.

caz2512 bets [$1.57].

Hero raises [$3.14].

LegendsNeverDie folds.

tiboer calls [$3.14].

caz2512 folds.

** Dealing Turn ** [ Kd ]

tiboer checks.

Hero checks.

** Dealing River ** [ 3s ]

tiboer checks.

Hero bets [$3].

tiboer folds.

Hero does not show cards.

Hero wins $14.30

A wicked hand. I reraised on the flop because I had a read on my opponent and I felt that he was weak. Also, I had been playing very aggressively.

On the river, I made a small bet because I had good odds to win the pot. It only had to work 1 in 5 times to work. Also, the small bet made it look as if I wanted a call. My opponent said he had a flush draw, which I believe. Also, my river opponent had only recently joined the table and did not know that I was playing really loose and aggressive.

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Made £46 last night

I lost £60 in the rebuy tourney. Went out on the 2nd hand into the freezeout. I was in the BB with AJo and I end up going allin with the SB, who has ATo, preflop. I’m a 75% favourite but lose the hand and get knocked out.

In the rebuy period I played really badly. For example, I slow-played when I flopped an Ace with AKs in hand. I checked it to the river and then on the river I check raised allin against trip 9s. Played that hand so, so, so badly. I don’t know why I didn’t bet my AK on the flop. Stupid play.
I got bluffed once by a 42. Not that I had a good hand though. The guy said he could tell I was weak because I took too long to make my decision.

I made a real nice bluff one hand. I have AT and raise PF. 2 callers. Flop comes Q32 and I bet allin for 1000 with 1500 in the pot and I’m first to act. My 2 opponents fold. My opponent said he could tell I wasn’t bluffing because I wasn’t shaking and the other times I was bluffing I was shaking. Well, he was wrong. I didn’t show him my bluff though so he still doesn’t know.

Made a bad call with a middle pair against the guy that bluffed me 42. When he hit top pair on the river.

In the cash game, I was playing tight and not getting any hands or playing many. After a while my stack was on £20. I went allin with T8o against QQ and KTo PF and won the hand. My stack went to £87. Very bad play by me but I got lucky and hit a straight.

A few hands later I get AQo. Someone bets pot before me (a good loose/aggressive player). I repot. I get 2 callers and the flop comes A75 rainbow. Player in front of me bets allin. I call. Original raiser folds. He has AT and my AQ holds up to win. I leave shortly after that. I made a £45 profit that night.

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Monday night Rebuy

Last night I finished 14th in the Rebuy. I bought in once, plus an addon for a total of £20. Last nights MTT was massive. There were 67 runners and top 9 were paid.

Moe finished in the top 2. He split the money and took home £500. He had more chips than his opponent but they split it 50-50. He said he played aggressively but really well.

I didn’t do too well. At one point I had quite a nice stack but then when I pushed allin with AK against a raiser someone behind me called and I lost nearly my entire stack. I did build my way back up, but the blinds were getting just too big and I was pushing allin quite a lot. I didn’t get the double up I needed and was knocked out before I managed to reach the final table.

The players at my 1st table in the rebuy period were very tight. They were playing as if it were a freezeout and the player to my right folded TT PF even though he didn’t have a big stack – because he thought he was beaten. He was right – he would have been up against JJ and KK, but still – the whole table was playing very tight. I played quite aggressively compared to the rest of the players and built up a small stack. On my next table I doubled up with some more aggressive players.

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Finished 14th in a 330 man $11 MTT

I was chip leader for parts of it, but I went hypeaggressive towards the end and lost because of it. I should have reached the final table and probably finished in the top 7 and won at least $100. I went chip-crazy and lost all my chips because of it. I was playing in the tourney for about 2.5 hrs – I may have been getting tired towards the end.

I’m disappointed with my finish.  O well. At least I got some valuable MTT experience and finished ITM.

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MTT. Arggghhh! Finished 23rd

I just played a $5.50 MTT at PokerRoom.com. It started with 408 and I finished 23rd and won $15.30. Top 40 were paid and I would have won £20.50 if I had finished 20th. I was knocked out after about 2.5 hrs.

Here are 2 major hands:

Hand 1:

Seat 1: OoziGoozi ($6,958 in chips)
Seat 2: pavavev ($8,718 in chips)
Seat 3: Hero [AH,AC] ($17,470 in chips)
Seat 4: ZgRoS ($18,920 in chips)
Seat 5: Steve AA ($15,196 in chips)
Seat 6: timon83 ($8,403 in chips)
Seat 7: ComingAgain ($21,170 in chips)
Seat 9: robrr2002 ($15,308 in chips)
Seat 10: TomRookie ($13,553 in chips)

ANTES/BLINDS
robrr2002 posts blind ($300), TomRookie posts blind ($600).

PRE-FLOP
OoziGoozi folds, pavavev calls $600, Hero bets $2,100, ZgRoS folds, Steve AA calls $2,100, timon83 calls $2,100, ComingAgain folds, robrr2002 folds, TomRookie calls $1,500, pavavev calls $1,500.

FLOP [board cards 2D,5D,KD ]
TomRookie checks, pavavev checks, Hero checks, Steve AA checks, timon83 bets $6,303 and is all-in, TomRookie calls $6,303, pavavev folds, Hero folds, Steve AA calls $6,303.

TURN [board cards 2D,5D,KD,AS ]
TomRookie checks, Steve AA checks.

RIVER [board cards 2D,5D,KD,AS,6S ]
TomRookie checks, Steve AA checks.

SHOWDOWN
TomRookie shows [ QS,KH ]
Steve AA mucks cards [ QD,QH ]
timon83 mucks cards [ JS,KS ]
TomRookie wins $29,709.

SUMMARY
Dealer: ComingAgain
Pot: $29,709
OoziGoozi, loses $0
pavavev, loses $2,100
Hero, loses $2,100
ZgRoS, loses $0
Steve AA, loses $8,403
timon83, loses $8,403
ComingAgain, loses $0
robrr2002, loses $300
TomRookie, bets $8,403, collects $29,709, net $21,306

Hand 2:

Seat 3: Hero [10S,5D] ($18,070 in chips)
Seat 4: ZgRoS ($16,520 in chips)
Seat 5: janzi15 ($29,327 in chips)
Seat 6: DuvA86 ($10,600 in chips)
Seat 7: ComingAgain ($36,468 in chips)
Seat 8: Northman33 ($18,427 in chips)
Seat 9: robrr2002 ($21,108 in chips)
Seat 10: TomRookie ($53,495 in chips)

ANTES/BLINDS
Hero posts blind ($600), ZgRoS posts blind ($1,200).

PRE-FLOP
janzi15 calls $1,200, DuvA86 folds, ComingAgain folds, Northman33 folds, robrr2002 folds, TomRookie folds, Hero calls $600, ZgRoS checks.

FLOP [board cards 10H,5H,3D ]
Hero bets $2,400, ZgRoS calls $2,400, janzi15 folds.

TURN [board cards 10H,5H,3D,5C ]
Hero checks, ZgRoS bets $4,000, Hero calls $4,000.

RIVER [board cards 10H,5H,3D,5C,8S ]
Hero checks, ZgRoS bets $2,400, Hero bets $4,800, ZgRoS bets $6,520 and is all-in, Hero calls $4,120.

SHOWDOWN
ZgRoS shows [ 10C,10D ]
Hero shows [ 10S,5D ]
ZgRoS wins $34,240.

SUMMARY
Dealer: TomRookie
Pot: $34,240
Hero, loses $16,520
ZgRoS, bets $16,520, collects $34,240, net $17,720
janzi15, loses $1,200
DuvA86, loses $0
ComingAgain, loses $0
Northman33, loses $0
robrr2002, loses $0
TomRookie, loses $0

What do you think about them? The first hand is very interesting – I wonder how I should have played it. I think I should have bet the flop. But when I don’t – should I fold?
The 2nd I don’t think I could have gotton away from it and I think going allin is what I was hoping for. But what do you think about how I played the hand? It was so hard to put him on TT that hand – but even if I could have put him on TT – I’m not getting away from it. The only way I can get away from it is if a heart (and I don’t hit my full house) comes on the turn and he bets allin. But then I still might have called.

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Monday night rebuy

I bought in £80+£10 on Monday. Far too much. Next time I play I need to make sure that the maximum amount I buyin is £40+£10. I need to play much tighter. I need to play as if it isn’t a rebuy. I can’t go allin PF with a hand like J3s because I think I have good value because 5 other players have gone allin. I don’t have the bankroll to buyin £90 a week and I won’t make a profit in the long run.

I played really badly on Monday. This is how I ended up getting knocked out. These are my last 3 hands (in the freezeout period).

Hand 1: My stack is about 5400 chips – about average for my table. The table is 9 handed and blinds are at 150/300. There are between 30-40 players left in the tournament and top 8 get paid. A player in 3rd position limps in. Everyone else folds and it comes to me on the button. I call with K9s. SB calls. BB moves allin for about 4000 chips. Everyone folds and BB takes the hand.

Hand 2: My stack is now 5100. It gets folded to me in the cut-off seat. I raise to 800 with A4s. Button folds and SB moves allin for about 5000 chips (the same player as last hand). BB folds and then I fold.

Hand 3: My stack is now 4300 chips. It gets folded to me in 5th position. I raise to 800 with KQs. It gets folded to the SB (the player that moved allin in hands 1 and 2 also folded). The SB pushes me allin. BB folds. I think for a bit. I need to call 3500 with 5400 in the pot. Slightly better than 1.5 to 1 odds (I need 39.3% or better chance of winning the hand). I decided to call. The other player shows AKo and he knocks me out the tournament.

I decided to call because of the raising in the 2 hands before this and my stack was getting smaller and smaller every hand. I sort of went on tilt. I was hoping the player that moved me allin would AJ or AT. The range I put this player on was A9+ or 88+. But there was even a chance that this player could have even less, because of my table image. I had been quite aggressive and 5 hands previously I had made a big check-raise bluff. I didn’t show my cards for this hand, but the table had the impression that I had bluffed that hand and they were right.  Also, I’m a kid – 18 years old. The players might think they can push me about.

The cards weren’t shown in the first 2 hands, but he could have been bluffing on both of them. He may have had strong cards on both occasions but I think he bluffed at least one of them. This tilted me slightly for the next hand.

I did learn a lot from this experience though. Great aggressive play my opponents. I love the allin reraise move in the BB. I actually player it once in that tourney:

It’s folded to the button who raises to 2.5x BB. SB folds and I move allin on the BB with A6o. The player on the button folded his K8 – he was the big stack at the table btw. I had an M of about 6-8 at the time.

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Started playing Omaha

Played quite a lot Omaha this weekend for fun with my friends. I lost more than I won – but I wasn’t playing for money.

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