Monday, August 23, 2010

So much to talk about...

And no time to actually do it.  I've been putting in a ton of hands recently and have found myself in a lot of interesting situations.

Fortunately a bit of run good at my shot at 100NL has given me a lot of confidence.  Now to keep everything in perspective and keep working.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Overbet for Value

Been putting some things together and feeling better about my game.  Villian here is pretty fishy so as soon as he called my re-raise on the turn I figured the overbet for value on the river had a very high probability of being successful.  I think the chat might have gotten him over the last hump to click the call button.  Nasty cooler for him.  I'd like to think I could have gotten away from the flopped two pair....could you?

PokerStars Game #48145852603:  Hold'em No Limit ($0.25/$0.50 USD) - 2010/08/14 9:29:25 PT [2010/08/14 12:29:25 ET]
Table 'Merapi' 6-max Seat #4 is the button
Seat 1: mmarcshark ($25.75 in chips)
Seat 2: JIEBPAH ($9.75 in chips)
Seat 3: gmiko ($25.75 in chips)
Seat 4: mr. gulaman ($52.30 in chips)
Seat 5: palcevmglazz ($25.50 in chips)
Seat 6: DubsPoke ($59.25 in chips)
palcevmglazz: posts small blind $0.25
DubsPoke: posts big blind $0.50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to DubsPoke [8d 8c]
mmarcshark: folds
JIEBPAH: folds
gmiko: folds
mr. gulaman: calls $0.50
palcevmglazz: folds
DubsPoke: checks
*** FLOP *** [3s 8h Jc]
DubsPoke: bets $0.50
mr. gulaman: calls $0.50
*** TURN *** [3s 8h Jc] [Ac]
DubsPoke: bets $1.50
mr. gulaman: raises $1.50 to $3
DubsPoke: raises $6 to $9
mr. gulaman: calls $6
*** RIVER *** [3s 8h Jc Ac] [9s]
DubsPoke: bets $49.25 and is all-in
mr. gulaman said, "J8"
DubsPoke said, "really?"
mr. gulaman said, "no"
mr. gulaman said, "lol"
mr. gulaman: calls $42.30 and is all-in
Uncalled bet ($6.95) returned to DubsPoke
*** SHOW DOWN ***
DubsPoke: shows [8d 8c] (three of a kind, Eights)
mr. gulaman: shows [Jh 8s] (two pair, Jacks and Eights)
DubsPoke collected $101.85 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $104.85 | Rake $3
Board [3s 8h Jc Ac 9s]
Seat 1: mmarcshark folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: JIEBPAH folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: gmiko folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: mr. gulaman (button) showed [Jh 8s] and lost with two pair, Jacks and Eights
Seat 5: palcevmglazz (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 6: DubsPoke (big blind) showed [8d 8c] and won ($101.85) with three of a kind, Eights