Thursday, December 10, 2009

Well, it's been a while. Poker has been awful lately, and even after I spotted several problems with my game my results have continued to be at best mediocre. Just finished my 3rd session for the day (am currently on track with doing 3 roughly 2-hour sessions each working day) and am still livid after suffering the following hand. Read on for details:

Absolute/UB Cereus No-Limit Hold'em, $6.00 BB (4 handed)
Button ($880.65)
SB ($451.60)
BB ($630.20)
Hero (UTG) ($1327.35)

Preflop: Hero is UTG with A, A
Hero bets $21, Button raises to $66,
2 folds, Hero raises to $171, -even 4 handed, I'm repping QQ+ here
Button calls $105
-decides to call and see a flop, hmmmm.

Flop: ($351) 7, K, 4 (2 players)
Hero bets $258, Button raises to $709.65 (All-In), -brilliant, he has a K and I have him crushed
Hero calls $451.65
-send me the pot please

Turn: ($1770.30) Q (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: ($1770.30) 5 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $1770.30 Rake: $2

Results below:

Button had K, Q (two pair, Kings and Queens). Of course he does.

Hero had A, A (one pair, Aces).

Outcome: Button won $1770.30

What really grinds my gears is that the guy is usually a good player, possibly even another pro, but he played the hand about as badly as possible and still took most of my stack. So I'm still struggling with the occasional EV issue, but other than that all is good.

Going to try and maintain ICON status with UB, as they will give me 5% interest on my account if I do. Will be tough given that it's xmas, but gonna pound the tables over the coming weeks and hopefully get enough points. May even write another post or two. Then again...