Due to having been ill at the beginning of December I have only been back at the cash tables for 12 days now. Excluding last Friday when I don't remember losing a grand as I was drunk, I have made $10,660 in just 47 hours (~+230/hr) which is just over 10BB/100 (5ptBB/100) across 16 tables.
I think the break did me good as, for the most part, my reads have been better than ever. I've been managing to squeeze out some great value bets with marginal hands on fairly dangerous boards, and I've also made some decent lay-downs IMO; although not everyone agrees! (See below)
I had a pretty good night yesterday- making $2,300 profit, after having been down $700 at one stage. I played 5,773 hands and hit quads an amazing 10 times! (8 of which went to showdown.)
A couple of days ago I made an unusual play with a set of Kings. I played the hand extremely passively and then laid it down on the river to what I know was a set of Aces.
I posted the hand history up on the 2+2 forum and, as expected, I received a lot of flak for it.
Main thread here.
Another thread here.
The posters that thought it was played very, very poorly can be categorized as follows:
1. Decent experienced players who understood my explanation but just didn't agree (at least with part of it)- which is fair enough. I respect most of their opinions and so I'm interested in what they have to say.
2. Presumably-winning players (many at higher stakes) who are very narrow minded and lack either the ability to understand the reasoning, or lack the ability to want to understand it.
3. Inexperienced/average-at-best players (the majority of those that posted) who, again, are narrow-minded and often just fucking clueless.
(Very few believed that I played the hand well, although a few agreed with the river fold.)
The thing is, the experience obtained from playing so many hands enables you to make accurate reads, at least for the most part. Apart from the pre-flop cold-call, I think the hand was played as well as possible against that particular player with the read that I had.
Anyway, feel free to join the queue and berate my play if you so wish! :)
Muppet of the Day #9: Tonycoca
Full Tilt Poker, $1/$2 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 7 Players
LeggoPoker.Tonycocam Hand History Tonycocanverter
Hero (UTG+1): $200
Tonycoca posts $2
Pre-Flop: As Jd dealt to Hero (UTG+1)
UTG calls $2, Hero raises to $12, MP folds, Tonycoca calls $10, 2 folds, BB calls $10, UTG folds
Flop: ($39) 6h Ah 8h (3 Players)
BB checks, Hero bets $24, Tonycoca raises to $48 and is All-In, BB folds, Hero calls $24
Turn: ($135) 9d (2 Players - 1 is All-In)
River: ($135) 5d (2 Players - 1 is All-In)
Results: $135 Pot ($3 Rake)
Hero showed As Jd (a pair of Aces) and LOST (-$60 NET)
Tonycoca showed 7s 6s (a straight, Nine high) and WON $132 (+$72 NET) <---- Bottom pair/ shit kicker, no heart, and no Fold Equity. Well played. :)
Muppet of the Day #10: Karina Jett
Full Tilt pros aren't exempt from winning a Muppet of the Day Award either, even if they are pretty. :)
Here is Karina's web-site.
Full Tilt Poker, $1/$2 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 8 Players
LeggoPoker.com Hand History Converter
Karina Jett: $149.55
Hero (MP2): $249.80
Pre-Flop: Kc Ah dealt to Hero (MP2)
2 folds, Karina Jett calls $2, Hero raises to $10, CO folds, BTN calls $10, 2 folds, Karina Jett calls $8
Flop: ($33) 7c As 4s (3 Players)
Karina Jett checks, Hero bets $20, BTN folds, Karina Jett calls $20
Turn: ($73) 3d (2 Players)
Karina Jett bets $56, Hero raises to $142, Karina Jett calls $63.55 and is All-In <---- I was pretty sure that she had hit her kicker here (and was sure that she didn't have a set) but I couldn't find a fold.
River: ($312.10) 9d (2 Players - 1 is All-In)
Results: $312.10 Pot ($3 Rake)
Karina Jett showed 3c Ac (two pair, Aces and Threes) and WON $309.10 (+$159.55 NET)
Hero showed Kc Ah (a pair of Aces) and LOST (-$149.55 NET)