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Saturday, August 09, 2008

Misplayed hand

Misplayed my first hand that later I found out was a fish. He got it all in with some guy with 3rd pair 37, and hit his trip 3 on the river.

Here is an early hand I played against him that I misplayed. At this point he was an unknown.

Full Tilt Poker, $0.50/$1 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 6 Players

BB: $143.80
UTG: $127.65
MP: $61.70
CO: $129.70
BTN: $163.30
Hero (SB): $114.10

Pre-Flop: dealt to Hero (SB)

UTG folds, MP raises to $3.50, 2 folds, Hero raises to $13.50, BB folds, MP calls $10

Flop: ($28) (2 Players)
Hero bets $16.60, MP raises to $48.20 and is All-In, Hero folds

Results: $61.20 Pot ($3 Rake)
MP mucked and WON $58.20 (+$28.10 NET)

I feel that the best play would be to check. If he bets big I can go all in. If he checks behind I get a free card to look at and then probably give it up if I've missed. By bet/folding I am losing out on so much since I still have good equity against most of the hands that beat me and I possibly beat some bluffing hands.

Hand Two. By this point I know he is a fish.

Full Tilt Poker, $0.50/$1 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 6 Players

CO: $135.60
BTN: $118.15
SB: $153.55
BB: $122.55
UTG: $102.50
Hero (MP): $125.95

Pre-Flop: dealt to Hero (MP)

UTG folds, Hero raises to $4, 2 folds, SB raises to $7, BB folds, Hero raises to $17, SB calls $10

He does a funky min raise and if it was other people I'd just call and reevaluate on the turn but I know he'll call my 4-bet with a very wide range so I want more money in now while I know I'm ahead. I might not call his all in b/c a min raise, ALL in 5bet line is a line fishes could take. He calls so I'm happy.

Flop: ($35) (2 Players)
SB bets $35, Hero calls $35

This is a dream flop for me because I have the nuts. He doesn't have top pair since 3 of them are accounted for so raising his pot size bet is just asking for a fold. I'm hoping to keep him either stone cold bluffing or bluffing/value bet? (in his mind) with his mid pairs.

Turn: ($105) (2 Players)

SB checks, Hero bets $33, SB calls $33

The queen comes and he checks. I look to his stack and see 100ish so I bet an amount where I give him what he thinks is fold equity if he shoves (I didn't notice that he had more than me so this was rubbish)

River: ($171) (2 Players)
SB bets $68.55 and is All-In, Hero calls $40.95 and is All-In

Results: $252.90 Pot ($3 Rake)
SB showed (two pair, Jacks and Fives) and LOST (-$125.95 NET)
Hero showed (a full house, Jacks full of Fives) and WON $249.90 (+$123.95 NET)

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