Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A fun hand

Capped three ways on all streets! Who says poker is dead?

Hand Information
Game: Limit
Blind: $1.50 / $3

Table Information
Seat 1: cakeseat1 ($156)
Seat 2: cakeseat2 ($256) Dealer
Seat 3: cakeseat3 ($180.25) Small Blind
Seat 8: Hero ($84) Big Blind
Seat 9: cakeseat9 ($63.25)
Seat 10: cakeseat10 ($116.46)
Dealt to Hero

Preflop (Pot:4.50)
cakeseat9 RAISE $6
cakeseat10 RAISE $9
cakeseat1 FOLD
cakeseat2 FOLD
cakeseat3 FOLD
Hero RAISE $12
cakeseat9 CALL $6
cakeseat10 CALL $3

Flop (Pot: $40.50)

Hero BET $3
cakeseat9 CALL $3
cakeseat10 RAISE $6
Hero RAISE $9
cakeseat9 CALL $6
cakeseat10 RAISE $12
Hero CALL $3
cakeseat9 CALL $3

Turn (Pot: $85.50)

Hero BET $6
cakeseat9 CALL $6
cakeseat10 RAISE $12
Hero RAISE $18
cakeseat9 CALL $12
cakeseat10 RAISE $24
Hero CALL $6
cakeseat9 CALL $6

River (Pot: $175.50)

Hero BET $6
cakeseat9 CALL $6
cakeseat10 RAISE $12
Hero RAISE $18
cakeseat9 ALL-IN $9.25
cakeseat10 RAISE $24
Hero CALL $6


cakeseat10 SHOWS


cakeseat9 SHOWS

Herowin the pot: $158

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Winrates and idiots

Sometime I wonder how a good winrate can be "only" 1BB per 100 hands. I wonder this, particularly when a bonafide idiot comes along and hands you about five of them in a single hand.

The only downside is that he left the table before I could tag him..

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Back in the saddle

Rumours of my demise have been somewhat exaggerated.

After doing my best to annihilate my online bankroll, I took another hiatus from poker of several weeks. Having dropped significantly more than half of my bankroll, and probably 80% of the online roll I was basically on the felt as far as online poker was concerned. I did actually manage to zero all of my poker site accounts, but still had a bit sitting in Neteller.

A couple of weeks ago then, I decided to deposit $100 to play a $10 rebuy on Red Star. I went deep in the tourney, but not deep enough, basically just recovering my buyin. That left me with $78 after losing some in a cash game. Since then, I have run like God, starting with single tables of 1/2 and working up. In two weeks, I would estimate that I have probably won around 300BB at all stakes.

In the context of the cooler of the last few months it's still a pretty tiny dent, but gee it feels like such a long time since I've run this good.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sorry, can't help it..

Limit Holdem $2(BB) Prima Game#3435842680

ShotintheDark ($98.20)
Hero ($35.52)
zappa12 ($215)
LuigiVampa ($129)

ShotintheDark posts (SB) $1
Hero posts (BB) $2

Dealt to Hero Ad Ah
LuigiVampa raises to $4
ShotintheDark raises to $6
Hero raises to $8
LuigiVampa calls $4
ShotintheDark calls $2
FLOP ($24) 9d 5h Ks
ShotintheDark checks
Hero bets $2
LuigiVampa calls $2
ShotintheDark calls $2
TURN ($30) 9d 5h Ks 5d
ShotintheDark checks
Hero bets $4
LuigiVampa folds
ShotintheDark calls $4
RIVER ($38) 9d 5h Ks 5d 6s
ShotintheDark checks
Hero bets $4
ShotintheDark raises to $8
Hero calls $4
Hero shows Ad Ah
(Pre 81%, Flop 90.0%, Turn 95.5%)

ShotintheDark shows 6d 6h
(Pre 19%, Flop 10.0%, Turn 4.5%)

ShotintheDark wins $51.30

Saturday, July 17, 2010

We resume our normal programming

Ok, so a few days of running good have been well and truly reversed.

Exhibit A: the one outer

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Fun times

It's a very long time since I've felt really good about a hand.

The irony is that I had only just won two big pots by calling down bluff raises on the river from the same player.

Good beat!!

This makes for a nice change:

and this:

especially coming after this:

and this: