Friday, October 17, 2008

Long session

I'm playing more these days, and I just finished an all-nighter (and all morning). I just wanted to play, I played 10-20 NL 6-Max, 15-30 Limit, 30-60 Limit, 5-10 Razz, even 5-10 Stud Hi/low. I lost on Razz (How the hell can you lose playing that stupid game), won on stud H/L, lost playing limit and won playing 10-20 NL; it was a very nice session. I think I played well despite the long hours and this time I played a lot just because I wanted and not because I was stuck.

The hand I won the most money is the following (not necessarily the one I played the best, I think my best hands were on limit despite losing a lot there, I played nice a lot of 2nd monsters). Well, this is the hand:

PokerStars Game #21272979665: Hold'em No Limit ($10/$20) - 2008/10/17 15:55:35 ET
Table 'Dares' 6-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 1: DeanoSupremo ($1964 in chips)
Seat 2: ADZ124 ($2000 in chips)
Seat 3: tiltphanatic ($4101 in chips)
Seat 4: sirio11 ($2631 in chips)
Seat 5: ibback ($4898 in chips)
Seat 6: Killer_ooooo ($4609 in chips)
DeanoSupremo: posts small blind $10
ADZ124: posts big blind $20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to sirio11 [Kc Ks]
tiltphanatic: raises $40 to $60
sirio11: raises $160 to $220
ibback: calls $220
Killer_ooooo: folds
DeanoSupremo: folds
ADZ124: folds
tiltphanatic: folds
*** FLOP *** [9s 4d 4c]
sirio11: bets $460
ibback: calls $460
*** TURN *** [9s 4d 4c] [Kh]
sirio11: checks
ibback: bets $560
sirio11: raises $580 to $1140
ibback: calls $580
*** RIVER *** [9s 4d 4c Kh] [Td]
sirio11: bets $811 and is all-in
ibback: calls $811
*** SHOW DOWN ***
sirio11: shows [Kc Ks] (a full house, Kings full of Fours)
ibback: mucks hand
sirio11 collected $5349 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $5352 | Rake $3
Board [9s 4d 4c Kh Td]
Seat 1: DeanoSupremo (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 2: ADZ124 (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 3: tiltphanatic folded before Flop
Seat 4: sirio11 showed [Kc Ks] and won ($5349) with a full house, Kings full of Fours
Seat 5: ibback mucked [Kd Ac]
Seat 6: Killer_ooooo (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)

The thing I liked the most on this hand (besides winning it of course) were my timing tells, but those are not in the hand history obviously. I think I'm getting better at my timing bets, calls, checks. They are pretty important tells when you play online and you need to be difficult to read based on how many seconds you take to make a decision.

Well, now to sleep a little, I'll play some volleyball at night and tomorrow I'll coach my Olympiad Students, We already have the State Team (Chihuahua) and I feel pretty good about the team to bring some gold medals from the National Math Olympiad next November.


Eugene said...

The real question from that hand is "Is ibback ever ahead when you shove on him after checking on the turn?"
PS. I'm guessing when he bet the turn you tanked for about 30 sec and shoved.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you won the hand, but don't you think ibback played just horribly?

Really, I think every decision post-flop was a disaster. He should fold the flop, check the turn (he is WA/'s hard to imagine a single river card that could hurt him), and call a river bet (or value bet himself).

Floating the flop seems dubious and expensive. Betting the turn serves no point (what worse hand will call)? And I suppose he's committed on the river, but it's his own fault he got in that place.

David (sirio11) said...

Eugene, you're right about the time on the turn, still I didn't shove.
As for ibback play, I completely agree with your analysis anonymous (c'mon guys, leave a name, even John Doe). I for sure fold that flop and check the turn with his hand and the action. On his behalf, it looked like I was on tilt, since I just lost a pot the hand before (nothing like losing a "tilt" hand and getting AA,KK the next hand), and the preflop and flop bets I did them (timing and amounts) to reinforce that image, possibly that's why he called the flop, still I think it's a bad play and for sure betting the turn is terrible.