Monday, February 11, 2008

Villian accussed me of playing this hand poorly...

the villian in the hand below had the balls to say in girly chat that I played this hand very poorly. what do you think?

Full Tilt Poker Game #5217031694: Table Ripken (6 max) - $0.10/$0.25 - No Limit Hold'em - 18:48:39 ET - 2008/02/11
Seat 1: pikeamus ($29.40)
Seat 2: CokeJr007 ($15.55)
Seat 3: KalAAschniKKov ($49.80)
Seat 4: 08-15am ($25.50)
Seat 5: DubsPoke ($22.55)
Seat 6: Chukombo ($24.75)
Chukombo posts the small blind of $0.10
pikeamus posts the big blind of $0.25
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to DubsPoke [Kd Qd]
CokeJr007 folds
KalAAschniKKov has 15 seconds left to act
KalAAschniKKov folds
08-15am folds
DubsPoke raises to $0.85
Chukombo folds
pikeamus raises to $3
DubsPoke calls $2.15
*** FLOP *** [Qc 6h 3c]
pikeamus bets $4.50
DubsPoke calls $4.50
*** TURN *** [Qc 6h 3c] [Kc]
pikeamus has 15 seconds left to act
pikeamus bets $9
DubsPoke raises to $15.05, and is all in
pikeamus calls $6.05
DubsPoke shows [Kd Qd]
pikeamus shows [As Ah]
*** RIVER *** [Qc 6h 3c Kc] [6d]
DubsPoke shows two pair, Kings and Queens
pikeamus shows two pair, Aces and Sixes
pikeamus wins the pot ($42.95) with two pair, Aces and Sixes
DubsPoke adds $25
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $45.20 | Rake $2.25
Board: [Qc 6h 3c Kc 6d]
Seat 1: pikeamus (big blind) showed [As Ah] and won ($42.95) with two pair, Aces and Sixes
Seat 2: CokeJr007 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: KalAAschniKKov didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: 08-15am didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: DubsPoke (button) showed [Kd Qd] and lost with two pair, Kings and Queens
Seat 6: Chukombo (small blind) folded before the Flop


  1. You stacked off with top pair good kicker after your opponent showed a lot of strength, both pre- and post-flop. You got lucky. Can't say you played it badly though, but you did get your money in as a 4-1 dog and won. Your top pair will be the worst hand most of the time in this situation. Guess it wasn't the best play after all. LOL. NH.

  2. Monster - I think you misread this hand or are responding to a different post. I got lucky and then very UNLUCKY, but I don't think I played it poorly.

    I raised preflop from position with KQ suited, a strong hand. I got reraised strong which means my opponent most likely has a top tier/premium hand. However, this is a loose-aggressive opponent based on his PT stats and what he had been doing at the table. He continuation bets often even on missed flops. I call with the knowledge that I will give up the hand if I don't hit the flop hard.

    Flop comes, I hit top pair and I'm confident my opponent doesn't have the Q as well. He leads out strong so I now have him on possibly A-K or KK or AA. I know that if I can catch a card on the turn I can stack him easily. I'm looking for a king or queen. I make the call.

    Turn gives me top two but creates the backdoor flush draw. I believe I am ahead and would get paid off. With top two, my opponent raises strong again. I know I'm ahead. By calling the $9 I'm essentially calling the rest of my chips so I make the push.

    And I was right, i was way ahead. My opponent can only be saved by the 3 other 6s or 3s or Aces. So a total of 9 outs. And my opponent got lucky and sucked out by hitting one of those on the river.

    I don't think I played this poorly. I was able to keep the pot somewhat small until I knew I had the best hand. Once I got the best hand, I pushed and got everything in the middle. If then where did I play this hand poorly?

  3. Yes, I misread the hand. I mistook the action on the turn for action on the flop. The guy is just pissed that his aces were cracked. You played it correctly. There was nothing wrong with your call on the flop, although if you think you're ahead there you should probably have pushed (not really my style in a ring game with one pair though, but that's me). I think the hand played itself though. The guy was putting too much emphasis on the play rather than the cards. Neither of you is going to fold the flop or the turn. People expect to win with aces every time, failing to realize that it is just one pair (albeit the best pair).

    It's like when people flop a set and check it down to the big blind who backdoors a straight and they blame the big blind. This was a cooler that went your way. If I had the aces I just rebuy and move to the next hand. Period.

  4. TMS - that is exactly the attitude i've been taking lately with my game. If I have KK or AA cracked, then I accept it, know that I got unlucky, and that if I stay focused I'll have no problem earning the $$ back over time. I'm no longer anxious to earn it all back in fell swoop which results in better decisions and, as a result, more profitable play.

    Thanks again for stopping by!

  5. Isn't a Pike a type of fish?