I’ve lost so much money in the past from trying to bluff idiots off a hand. I did manage to bluff 2 idiots off a hand today though.
Both players were seeing over 40% of flops and the big blind was folding more than a player of his looseness usually does postflop.
Here it is:
Party Poker – No Limit Hold’em Cash Game – $2/$4 Blinds – 4 Players – (LegoPoker HH Converter)
Hero (BTN): $689.30
Preflop: Hero is dealt 6 5 (4 Players)
UTG checks, Hero raises to $18.00, SB calls $16.00, BB raises to $50.00, UTG folds, Hero calls $32.00, SB calls $32.00
Flop: ($154) 2 7 9 (3 Players)
SB checks, BB bets $40.00, Hero calls $40.00, SB calls $40.00
Turn: ($274) T (3 Players)
SB checks, BB checks, Hero checks
River: ($274) 4 (3 Players)
SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $221.00, 2 folds
Uncalled bet of $221.00 returned to Hero
Pot Size: $274.00
I showed my bluff to these 2 donkeys so that I could get more action off them in the future (another “mistake”). I did get more action on this hand winning a very big pot against a very weak hand (BB is the same player in both hands):
Party Poker – No Limit Hold’em Cash Game – $2/$4 Blinds – 6 Players – (LegoPoker HH Converter)
Hero (MP): $787.20
Preflop: Hero is dealt K K (6 Players)
UTG folds, Hero raises to $15.00, 3 folds, BB raises to $26.00, Hero raises to $100.00, BB raises to $174.00, Hero raises to $350.00, BB raises all-in to $687.30, Hero calls $337.30
Flop: ($1376.60) 2 2 5 (2 Players – 1 All-In)
Turn: ($1376.60) 4 (2 Players – 1 All-In)
River: ($1376.60) J (2 Players – 1 All-In)
Pot Size: $1,376.60 ($3 Rake)
BB had Q A (a pair of Twos) and LOST (-$687.30)
Hero had K K (two pairs, Kings and Twos) and WON (+$686.30)
In general I don’t show my hands. Lucky I did in this instance though. He probably wouldn’t have played his hand so aggressively if I hadn’t shown my bluff a few hands earlier.
When I do show bluffs (which I do rarely), it is to satisfy my ego. In this scenario I knew that I was playing 2 donkeys and I did it purely to get more value off them in the future (which I did).
I got in a nice couple of hours of play tonight winning about $1000, although I’m disappointed I didn’t win more. I lost a coinflip to another donkey in an $750 pot where we got allin on the flop.