Friday, November 16, 2007

November Update 2

Generally I've not not been running or playing too well this month, but I had a $2.2k session last night so my monthly profit is looking OK.

My BB/100 has suffered a little this month due to increasing the number of tables from 12 to 16. I don't think it's the number of tables per se that have harmed it- more a case of playing with tables over-lapping and causing a distraction.

I reduced the size of my tables last night to remove any overlap. Previously, I had dis-liked the small tables when I had experimented before, but I got used to it and I've decided it's favourable to playing with tables over-lapping. (I'm still waiting on a new PC to enable me to run the 3 x 30" Dells.)

Total for month: +$8,960

Hours: 86

Average Rate: $104/hour

Muppet of the Day #4: kailuaboi

I'm not even going to comment on this fucking idiot. :)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Narena [As Ac]
(Dealt to kailuaboi [9c Js])
fubu99 folds
fubu99 adds $2
Narena raises to $8
Timid Flower calls $8
Ackermann10 folds
danogaz folds
kailuaboi calls $8
TwistedDonkey folds
CzechGrazer folds
mariojr adds $200
MrBluff2526 folds
*** FLOP *** [Qs Ks 4s]
Narena bets $20
Timid Flower folds
kailuaboi calls $20
*** TURN *** [Qs Ks 4s] [Jd]
Narena bets $46
kailuaboi calls $46
*** RIVER *** [Qs Ks 4s Jd] [9h]
Narena bets $142
kailuaboi calls $63.40, and is all in
Uncalled bet of $78.60 returned to Narena
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Narena shows [As Ac] a pair of Aces
kailuaboi shows [9c Js] two pair, Jacks and Nines
kailuaboi wins the pot ($282.80) with two pair, Jacks and Nines


David said...

I'm not sure what kailuaboi did that earns him a muppetry title. Assuming you're playing $1/$2 he called a raise, called one dodgy bet looking for an inside straight or flush draw and then hit with two pairs.
You bet heavy when he could have been playing A 10, or J 10, or KQ or KK or QQ, JJ, 10 10 or even two connected spades....
There were a lot of hands that beat you when you pushed after the river.

just my £0.02 worth

Kenny said...

Oh I can top that for bad play of J9o. This is one of those hands that I clocked out the corner of my eye and was like, WTF!!!!!! Anton said nothing so I did his rant for him :D

FullTiltPoker Game #4171470368: Table Water Coconut - $1/$2 - No Limit Hold'em - 6:01:02 ET - 2007/11/14
Seat 1: BareAce11 ($775.25)
Seat 2: fishermanyu ($193.05)
Seat 3: cnut01 ($241.80)
Seat 4: Tilty Tilterton ($253)
Seat 5: MakybeDva ($357.15)
Seat 6: AKMystery ($185.80)
Seat 7: xBlingKingx ($35.40)
Seat 8: AntonNoordemeer ($325)
Seat 9: Ryan_j37 ($410)
xBlingKingx posts the small blind of $1
AntonNoordemeer posts the big blind of $2
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Tilty Tilterton [7h 8c]
Ryan_j37 folds
BareAce11 raises to $8
fishermanyu calls $8
cnut01 folds
Tilty Tilterton folds
MakybeDva folds
AKMystery calls $8
xBlingKingx raises to $35.40, and is all in
AntonNoordemeer has 15 seconds left to act
AntonNoordemeer raises to $120
BareAce11 folds
fishermanyu folds
AKMystery calls $112
*** FLOP *** [8s 7s 2d]
AntonNoordemeer has 15 seconds left to act
AntonNoordemeer bets $80
AKMystery calls $65.80, and is all in
AntonNoordemeer shows [Ks Kc]
AKMystery shows [9c Jd]
xBlingKingx shows [Qh Qc]
Uncalled bet of $14.20 returned to AntonNoordemeer
*** TURN *** [8s 7s 2d] [Ts]
*** RIVER *** [8s 7s 2d Ts] [3c]
AntonNoordemeer shows a pair of Kings
AKMystery shows a straight, Jack high
AKMystery wins the side pot ($300.80) with a straight, Jack high
xBlingKingx shows a pair of Queens
AKMystery wins the main pot ($119.20) with a straight, Jack high
xBlingKingx is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $423 Main pot $122.20. Side pot $300.80. | Rake $3
Board: [8s 7s 2d Ts 3c]
Seat 1: BareAce11 folded before the Flop
Seat 2: fishermanyu folded before the Flop
Seat 3: cnut01 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: Tilty Tilterton didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: MakybeDva didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: AKMystery (button) showed [9c Jd] and won ($420) with a straight, Jack high
Seat 7: xBlingKingx (small blind) showed [Qh Qc] and lost with a pair of Queens
Seat 8: AntonNoordemeer (big blind) showed [Ks Kc] and lost with a pair of Kings
Seat 9: Ryan_j37 didn't bet (folded)

Smart Money said...


Do you play under the name "kailuaboi" by any chance?

Only a muppet would lay my hand down post flop. (I have the As in case you didn't notice.) So, if you have a hand you have no intention of folding, your best option is to bet big on each street.

By the time we're at the river, there's $156 in the middle and he has $63 behind. 99% of the time if I'm beat then he will bet the river, and it will be $63 into a $219 pot for me- so it's an automatic call.

However, when we are ahead against AK (or J8 if it's this idiot) then value is lost by checking the river.

David said...

You are obviously a more serious poker player than I am SmartMoney, but help me out here.
What did you put kailuaboi on?

He called your bet on the flop which was three spades and two high, connected, honours. Did you think of him having hit the flush? Means you're at31%
He called you again after the turn, again the flush must have been a thought and by now you're at just under 16%.
The major failing on his side would be calling your bet after the river when he should have considered that you may be the one who hit the flush.
His bets aso depend to some degree on your play at the table before this hand.
But with respect, aren't you just p***ed that your A's got beaten?

I have no aspiration to earn a living playing poker, especially if it requires me to watch 30 tables on 3 screens, but I do enjoy the game and I understand the importance of playing the hand I think my opponent is on just as astutely as I play the hand I have.

Smart Money said...

It’s not necessary to try and put him on a specific hand. It’s sufficient to be pretty certain that he’s behind and drawing.

If he has the flush then so be it- but that was very unlikely because I had the Ace of spades and because you’d expect a flop raise.

Most importantly though, is what I wrote above- that this is not a hand you fold post-flop on that board when the villain isn’t particularly deep.

Regarding your mention before that he has a flush draw and gutshot- well, this was precisely his flawed reasoning for making the calls too. If you’re going to call decent sized bets on a draw, then you have to be fairly sure your outs are live. It is very possible that in this instance his flush and gutshot draws are dead (as they were.)

I’m not trying to find “non-existent” mistakes in his game (as you suggest) just because my hand was beaten! So, no- I’m not pissed off, although I’d obviously have preferred to have won the hand.

Kenny said...

Narena's flop bet is a no-brainer. He has an overpair + nut draw.

Turn bet is also a no brainer, he has overpair + nut draw(s)(straight as well now).

The river card sucks but again, out of position Narena's bet is a no-brainer. If villain was first to act and checked then betting AA here would the thinest value bet in the history of thin value bets.

However, as Narena is out of position he has to consider what he'll do if he checks and villain pushes? The answer is call. We know villain can't (unless he is an oooooober moron) bluff this pot now. Thus if Narena checks villain will only bet with hands that beat AA. That may make it seem like a check-fold but it's not because if you check-fold here often enough villain WILL start to bluff you on these sorts of boards.

However, by betting Narena gives value to all hands that beat him - but that would have happened anyway - and, crucially, extracts value from hands he beats - where otherwise he wouldn't have. Also, villain might rarely make a very stupid fold with a low two-pair.

In short if villain won't bluff but your hand can call an all in then you are best to bet all in for value.

raylapsley said...

well explained Kenny - and it must suck when playing badly and not hitting nets you 2.2K in a night, eh Mike!!!!!!!?

faintinggoat said...

So what system are you getting to run the two dell 30"?