Sunday, May 21, 2006

Critiquing Somebody Else's (NYCNative) PLO8 Play - Part 3

Moving on from hand 21.

Hand 22 - You raise and buy the flop on a wrap draw. Okay.
Dealt to NYCNative [Ad 6s 8d 7s]
*** FLOP *** [5h 5s 9h]

Hand 23 - Free flop in BB, you check it down and buy it with trips on the river. Okay.
Dealt to NYCNative [4d Kc 7c 6s]
*** RIVER *** [9s 6h 9d 3c] [6d]

Hand 24 - In SB, you reraise with this hand, and call the smaller stacks' all in.
Dealt to NYCNative [5c 4s 4c Ac]
I prefer to see a flop before committing the chips, since your stack is only four times as big, and if you double him up, all of a sudden you've let him get a threatening stack. Of course, if you played it that way, you might have given it up on the flop.

*** RIVER *** [9h 9d 7h 2h] [8s]
NYCNative: shows [5c 4s 4c Ac] (HI: two pair, Nines and Fours; LO:
MightyBug: shows [4d 3s Ks Kh] (HI: two pair, Kings and Nines; LO:
MightyBug collected 2435 from pot
NYCNative collected 2435 from pot

Hand 25 - You buy it pre-flop with this hand. Okay.
Dealt to NYCNative [5c Qc 7h Ah]

Hand 26 - A clear fold,which you do.
Dealt to NYCNative [8d 3h Kd 6c]

Hand 27 - You get a free ride in the BB
Dealt to NYCNative [8d 3h Kd 6c]

Hand 28 - An SB Limp at 25/50 blinds, a nice flop, and you buy it on the turn presumably counting on the low redraw if you're called. Good.
Dealt to NYCNative [5d 8h 7s 2d]
*** TURN *** [Qs As 6d] [Ac]

Hand 29 - a clear fold, which you do.
Dealt to NYCNative [4s 7s Kc 9h]

Hand 30 - a first-position limp with two-suited and a possible low. You toss top pair when the board pairs on the turn. Fine.
Dealt to NYCNative [7d Kh 9d 2h]
*** TURN *** [6d 9s 3c] [3s]

Hand 31 - In BB, you flop two pair, bet the flop and buy it on the turn. Okay.
Dealt to NYCNative [Ks 2d 5d 7c]
*** TURN *** [2c Kh 3s] [6c]

Blind are now 50/100

Hand 33 - You try to buy it pre-flop with a pair of kings and a weak low draw, and get called by a weak hand, checking it down to lose to a weak two pair. Okay.
Dealt to NYCNative [Ks 6d 5d Kd]
*** RIVER *** [Th Ad Jh 5s] [2d]
MightyBug: shows [7h 9h Ac 5c] (HI: two pair, Aces and Fives)
NYCNative: shows [Ks 6d 5d Kd] (HI: a pair of Kings)

Chip stacks are now:
Seat 1: Wauzzz (2440 in chips)
Seat 2: NYCNative (7070 in chips)
Seat 3: Jsleezey (1305 in chips)
Seat 6: MightyBug (2685 in chips)

JSleezey should start to get desperate soon. Try not to get sucked into sub-par hands when JS starts pushing with mediocre hands.

Hand 34 - you buy it pre-flop with a strong high hand. Okay.
Dealt to NYCNative [Tc Qc Td Ac]

Hand 35 - You are in the bb, and see the flop for free with
Dealt to NYCNative [Tc Qc Td Ac]
In this hand, I don't like your opponents play and think they should have represented the straight and bet the pot on the river, but maybe you've established a table image of somebody who can't be bluffed, or he was giving you credit for A2.

*** FLOP *** [3s 4d Qd]
NYCNative: checks
MightyBug: bets 200
NYCNative: calls 200
*** TURN *** [3s 4d Qd] [6s]
NYCNative: checks
MightyBug: checks
*** RIVER *** [3s 4d Qd 6s] [5c]
NYCNative: checks
MightyBug: bets 200
NYCNative: calls 200

MightyBug: shows [5s Th Ad 8d] (HI: a pair of Fives; LO: 6,5,4,3,A)
NYCNative: shows [Qs 8s Js As] (HI: a pair of Queens; LO: 8,5,4,3,A)

Hand 36 - You limp this reasonable hand from SB against the short stack in BB and one other player. Sensibly, you check it down with a pair of tens and no low.
Dealt to NYCNative [Qc Ac 7h Td]

Hand 37 - Nice fold
Dealt to NYCNative [Qh 2d 9c 6h]

Hand 38 - You limp this nice low draw/wrap draw hand from 1st position, totally miss the flop and fold on the turn with nothing. Sensible.
Dealt to NYCNative [Qh 2d 9c 6h]

Hand 39 - A free ride in the BB
Dealt to NYCNative [Jd Qd 4d 2s]

Hand 40 - A raise with three to a wheel and a high card, no resistance. Okay.
Dealt to NYCNative [Ks 2h 4s 5d]

Hand 41 - A raise with a high pair, and a dangler. No resistance. Okay. That's two consecutive pre-flop purchases.

Hand 42 - It was time to fold, before the peasants rise up, and you fold.
Dealt to NYCNative [Qs 7c 4d 5c]

hand 43 - You get a free ride in the BB with playable cards. you've put the fear in the peasants.
Dealt to NYCNative [3d Ac 9h 4s]

Hand 44- You call a bump raise in SB, and then fold to what is clearly becoming an all-in hand between the two smallest stacks. A very reasonable move. Unless the ace falls, you're behind on the low and your high is weak, and the action indicates that one, if not two of the aces are accounted for.
Dealt to NYCNative [3d 2c Qs 6c]

Hand 45 - A limp with a marginal, playable hand, a favorable flop and you buy it on the turn with a qualified low and a draw to a straight on a flushy board. Fine.
Dealt to NYCNative [4s 4c Jc 3h]
*** TURN *** [5c 8s 6s] [As]

I like that you've changed gears from very agressive to limpy limperson. This should keep them guessing.

Hand 46 - I don't like this first position limp. You've got three disparate high cards, a dangler, no low draw, and you're blocking your own (second-best) flush. You toss two-pair on the river, which is why you shouldn't have played this hand in the first place. You specifically wanted both a Q and a J to fall or a boat, right?
Dealt to NYCNative [2d Td Kd 9h]

Hand 47 - A free ride in BB with a very powerful two-way hand, which you flash.
Dealt to NYCNative [9d Ah Ad 9s]

Hand 48 - You SB limp a playable set of cards, make a boat on the river, but your opponent's A2 was a lock low on the turn, so he calls you down to chop. Okay.
Dealt to NYCNative [8h 3h 6d 7c]

Hand 49 - The SB is all-in and you raise with a high-only hand to push out the BB. Okay. Your empty side pot was worth more than the main pot.
Your opponent starts to critique you on this play, but you were correct here.
Dealt to NYCNative [Th Kc Ah Ks]

hand 50 - You toss something marginal in first position. Good.
Dealt to NYCNative [Td Qs 3h 4d]

To be continued. Not sure when.