Thursday, February 21, 2008

You can deal with this or you can deal with that.

Blah blah...busy

Blah tilt.

I sound like a broken record I know. Several things are coming to a head making me frantic, busy, confused, scattered, edgy, moody, and otherwise curt.

I flamed out around the middle of the pack in both the Bodonk and MOOK I knew my streak couldn't continue.

I caught myself playing a little weak/tight and missing several opportunities. For example I got AK twice and AA twice in the Bodonk and won only 1 of those hands. Playing tight requires maximizing results with big hands and I either pansy'd out or got beat.

A good example might be my turnaround in the DOOK, after being a little loose in the early stages, I chipped up then locked it down until we hit the final table. I was barely paying attention to it actually, going between TV, IM, and other tables. Sometimes distraction can be good....sometimes its a killer....strange.

Here's an interesting hand that happened 5 handed at the dook. PirateLawyer thinks this is a horrible play, please elaborate for me if you agree.

Full Tilt Poker Game #5337993239: The Dookie (40010925), Table 2 - 200/400 - Pot Limit Hold'em - 0:27:33 ET - 2008/02/21
Seat 1: cemfredmd (2,880) SB
Seat 3: iam23skidoo (5,805) BB
Seat 7: OtisDart (2,032)
Seat 8: Schaubs (5,580)
Seat 9: PirateLawyer (10,703) BUTTON
Dealt to iam23skidoo [Ts Js]

PirateLawyer raises to 1,100 I'm facing what I think is a fairly standard button raise here.
iam23skidoo calls 700 Sooted high connectors, uh, yeah...I could even argue for a LP RR here. My odds vs any random hand ~60% vs his specific hand is %30.

*** FLOP *** [Jd 9h 8c] TP and draws put me ahead of his range. My odds vs his hand are now 65/35 for.
iam23skidoo bets 2,400
PirateLawyer calls 2,400 Smells like a draw to me.

*** TURN *** [Jd 9h 8c] [9d] If he's already made, I'm willing to go down in flames.
iam23skidoo bets 2,305, and is all in
PirateLawyer calls 2,305
iam23skidoo shows [Ts Js]
PirateLawyer shows [Ks Td]

*** RIVER *** [Jd 9h 8c 9d] [Jh]
iam23skidoo shows a full house, Jacks full of Nines
PirateLawyer shows two pair, Jacks and Nines
iam23skidoo wins the pot (11,810) with a full house, Jacks full of Nines

Granted I got a fortuitous flop, but the T700 call is horrible for PirateLawyer.

PirateLawyer: nice
PirateLawyer: miracle
PirateLawyer: flop
iam23skidoo: miracle miss
iam23skidoo: how do you miss the q
PirateLawyer: or the K
PirateLawyer: or the 7
PirateLawyer: shrugs
iam23skidoo: lol

I don't know how I play this hand any differently, I'd love some feedback.

Regardless, I need to push my doubts away and get focused for tomorrow. The next installment of the APBT cash game being played at my place tomorrow. Wish me luck.

I hope everyone has a good weekend! See you soon.


Fuel55 said...

Ask PL about calling my TT all in on a 8 high flop with AQ ...

SirFWALGMan said...

PL fucking called all the way down. he misplayed it worse than you I think. How the fuck don't you fold there PL? CMON! He was drawing to the straight and missed and cried.

Shrike said...

I made a crying call on the river but your PF call was way behind my range. On the flop I call because I have a draw to the nuts and an overcard, both of which were genuine outs to any one-pair hand. With the big stack on the button I was not looking to spew but rather just to take down the blinds, so I maintain you caught a fortuitous flop for a dominated hand.

Given that you had the second-largest stack at the table and I was the only player who could bust you, I still believe this is a situation you need to avoid in the late stages of a tournament. Even a risky re-raise is better than a flat call to defend your BB here because you have some fold equity even though you figure to have the worst hand.

Shrike said...

Sorry, I meant to say I made a reluctant turn call hoping to draw out with 4 outs to the nuts and 3 other expected overcard outs (3 kings). It was a -EV call to be sure. I could have jammed the flop but there's no way you're folding ... relistically I either have to dump on the flop or just get it all in and gamble.

kurokitty said...

Dude is lucky you didn't try to resteal pf. Then what do you do with raggedy KT?

Nice play skid.