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Poker. Do you poker?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 4:01 pm
by MargeC
I love poker. I play most evenings, at least a couple of hours. Here is a hand from this evening, at the tail end of a sit and go. I thought I would share it. I think it illustrates how most people do not understand that the 'check-raise' is normally a sign of great strength and not a bluffing or drawing move. I normally fold to any 'check-raise', this guy decided he was pot committed, and lost most of his stack:

Play Mode: Real Money
Tournament Table: Etna-4
Game Type: Hold'em
Blinds: 7.50/15.00
Stakes: 15.00/15.00
Currency: USD
Starting Date: 2006-08-05 GMT
Starting Time: 21:30:00 GMT

Seating Arrangement:

slimfandango is at seat 3 with 288.00.
bernor is at seat 5 with 312.00.

Post Blinds:

The button is at seat 5.
bernor posts the small blind of 7.50.
slimfandango posts the big blind of 15.00.

Deal Pocket Cards:

slimfandango: Ks Kc
bernor: -- --

bernor calls 7.50.
slimfandango raises 15.00.
bernor calls 15.00.

Flop (8c 3s 9d):
slimfandango checks.
bernor raises 60.00.
slimfandango raises 240.00.
bernor raises 222.00.
slimfandango calls 18.00.

Turn (8c 3s 9d 8s 6d):

bernor shows Jd 7d.
bernor has 7d 8c 8s 9d Jd: Pair
slimfandango shows Ks Kc.
slimfandango has 8c 8s 9d Ks Kc: Two Pair

Pot Summary:
24.00 is returned to bernor (uncalled).
Total Pot: 576.00
slimfandango wins 576.00.
No Rake is taken for this hand.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 4:02 pm
by MargeC
It also shows the power of position. I mean, the button is not always the best place to be with a big pocket pair heads up. Because I was first to act, I could lay the solid reverse bluff on the flop...

PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 6:11 pm
by StVandal
What was he hoping for.. a flush? A straight maybe? He had to know he had almost no chance of getting either after the flop. I wuldn't have bet crap on that hand.

I play rarely. We get some friends together sometimes and buy in for a couple dollars and divide up the chips depending on how many people there are. Friendly game.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 7:27 pm
by bermbits
Hold'em was big last year, so I read what I could and tried an online automated game. My first time out I won the tournament; the second time I was the next to last but ultimately lost out. I suspect in real life it's much harder. That's the limit of my pokering.