Sunday, March 28, 2010

More Online Hands

Playing online really generates a lot of "lol, wtf was that" hands in quick succession. Here are three that I enjoyed from tonight's hour of play.

Hand #1
Full Tilt Poker $3/$6 Limit Hold'em - 6 players
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Pre Flop: (1.5 SB) Hero is CO with A J
UTG raises, MP calls, Hero 3-bets, 2 folds, BB caps!, UTG folds, MP calls, Hero calls

Flop: (14.5 SB) A Q J (3 players)
BB checks, MP bets, Hero raises, BB folds, MP folds

Final Pot: 8.25 BB
Hero wins 7.917 BB
(Rake: $2.00)

It is rare to see ANY of the following lines in a hand of limit hold 'em. Raise/fold preflop. Cap preflop, check/fold flop. Bet/fold flop. My three opponents in this hand took those three lines, letting me win an 8 bet pot with nobody even seeing the turn!



Hand #2
Full Tilt Poker $3/$6 Limit Hold'em - 6 players
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Pre Flop: (1.5 SB) Hero is UTG with K T
Hero raises, 2 folds, BTN calls, 1 fold, BB calls

Flop: (6.5 SB) T 8 3 (3 players)
BB checks, Hero bets, BTN calls, BB calls

Turn: (4.75 BB) 5 (3 players)
BB checks, Hero bets, BTN calls, BB calls all in

River: (7.583 BB) 4 (3 players - 1 is all in)
Hero bets, BTN calls

Final Pot: 9.583 BB
Hero shows K T (a pair of Tens)
BTN shows K 9 (a flush, Ten high)
BB shows 9 K (a flush, King high)
BTN wins 2.333 BB
BB wins 6.917 BB
(Rake: $2.00)

This hand is mind boggling to me for the simple reason that I have 91.3% equity against two opponents while holding a single pair of tens with two cards to come. When the flop hit the felt I actually thought to myself about what kind of hands I wanted my opponents to have and how it would be nice if they were drawing really thin (something I don't usually think about). Obviously you can construct a situation that's even worse than this (if you just remove one of the diamonds my equity goes up to like 96%), but I can't recall seeing one recently. I was once knocked out of a sit 'n go when I ran red aces into QQ and QQ all in preflop. Four spades later, I was out in 8th place. I lost this hand, too, which is just plain silly.



Hand #3
Full Tilt Poker $3/$6 Limit Hold'em - 5 players
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Pre Flop: (1.5 SB) Hero is BTN with K A
UTG raises, CO calls, Hero 3-bets, SB calls, 1 fold, UTG calls, CO calls

Flop: (13 SB) 2 Q J (4 players)
SB checks, UTG bets, CO calls, Hero calls, SB calls

Turn: (8.5 BB) Q (4 players)
SB checks, UTG bets, CO calls, Hero calls, SB folds

River: (11.5 BB) 5 (3 players)
UTG checks, CO checks, Hero checks

Final Pot: 11.5 BB
CO mucks T 9
Hero shows K A (a pair of Queens)
UTG shows A T (a pair of Queens)
Hero wins 11 BB
(Rake: $3.00)

Danielle actually watched this hand finish and it was pretty hilarious. CO was a huge fish, something like 80/15 over 60 hands, who took forever to make every action. So she comes over to talk to me as I'm down to one table and about to quit and watches me check the "check/fold" box on the river and we wait like 8 or 10 seconds while discussing the UConn women's hoops team and all of a sudden cards are turning over and I'm not even looking at the screen and she's like "did you just win that hand?" and I have to click last hand to see what on Earth just happened. Humorously, my opponents were drawing very slim here, with UTG having just the three kings and the CO only the four eights.

4 comments:

Patrick said...

So three 9s are not good for the CO?

Wacky said...

CO has 7 outs, not 4.

nilekim said...

Hey Jesse, I was wondering why you're always playing six-max online as opposed to full ring?

jesse8888 said...

You guys are probably right about me mis-counting outs. In fact I'm not even going to check and assume you are.

I play 6 max because that's what all the cool kids do, sorta the same reason I have a computer science degree....OK serious answer is that I use online play at this point primarily as a learning exercise and I feel I'm weakest in steal/resteal situations, which is basically all 6 max games are.