Thursday, December 01, 2005

Nov 30, 2005 - Donks Win

This player has stolen the late limps and blinds from SB three times prior to this hand, and had yet to show any impressive hole cards. In spite of the outcome, I felt that this blind defense was totally justified.

Hold'em No Limit - Level III (25/50) - 2005/11/30

Seat #4 is the button
Seat 1: SANJO53 (1650 in chips)
Seat 3: rforman13 (5320 in chips)
Seat 4: BMWroadsta (800 in chips)
Seat 5: wagnes (1860 in chips)
Seat 6: FrankNagaiJr (1130 in chips)
Seat 8: MacDaddy12 (1180 in chips)
Seat 9: JAGJR67 (1560 in chips)

HOLE CARDS ***Dealt to FrankNagaiJr [Jh Kd]

FNJ - Last night was a cold card night. I saw a handful of pocket pairs, and a few off-suite broadways, and otherwise only limpers and folders. KJos was starting to look pretty good....

FNJ - ALL fold around to the Small Blind, who had raised from SB the last two times when nobody entered the pot early.

wagnes: raises 100 to 150

FrankNagaiJr: raises 250 to 400

FNJ - Wagnes took a moment to think before the re-raise

wagnes: raises 550 to 950

FNJ - I took a moment to think before I re-raised to all-in. I wouldn't go all-in against a big re-raise against any player who had shown decent cards, but this player had been stealing too much, too often. I figured that even if I was the underdog, I was ready to make a stand.

FrankNagaiJr: raises 180 to 1130 and is all-in

FNJ - Despite this being a trivial call on Wagnes' part, this player still took a solid 30 seconds to decide to call. Apparently, couldn't stand the shame of exposing their steal play on 46os.

wagnes: calls 180

*** FLOP *** [Qh 9d 4d]
FNJ - D'oh! (I've still got ten outs)

*** TURN *** [Qh 9d 4d] [Qs]
FNJ - Now I've got thirteen outs.

*** RIVER *** [Qh 9d 4d Qs] [As]
*** SHOW DOWN ***wagnes: shows [4s 6d] (two pair, Queens and Fours)
FrankNagaiJr: shows [Jh Kd] (a pair of Queens)

You play chicken with a bluffy, and sometimes you'll get exactly what you want, a showdown where you are the favorite and chips are committed. Sometimes bluffy hits.