Poker Cats

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Morning trading

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players - View hand 168633

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UTG: $13.75

Hero (CO): $100.00

BTN: $19.10

SB: $100.00

BB: $131.15



Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is CO with KK of hearts AA of diamonds

UTG calls $1, Hero raises to $5, BTN calls $5, 1 fold, BB calls $4, UTG raises to $13.75 all in, Hero raises to $54, BTN calls $14.10 all in, 1 fold



Flop: ($57.45) JJ of spades 88 of diamonds 22 of clubs



Turn: ($57.45) AA of hearts



River: ($57.45) 33 of spades



Final Pot: $57.45

UTG shows 99 of spades 99 of diamonds (a pair of Nines)

Hero shows KK of hearts AA of diamonds (a pair of Aces)

BTN shows 66 of hearts JJ of hearts (a pair of Jacks)

Hero wins $10.15

Hero wins $44.45

(Rake: $2.85)


Monday, June 29, 2009

No rain, no rainbows

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em - 8 players - View hand 168005

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UTG+1: $113.00

MP1: $31.00

MP2: $48.50

CO: $20.00

BTN: $15.50

SB: $23.50

Hero (BB): $100.00

UTG: $100.90



Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is BB with 66 of hearts 77 of hearts

1 fold, UTG+1 calls $1, MP1 calls $1, 4 folds, Hero checks



Flop: ($3.50) 22 of clubs 88 of hearts 55 of hearts (3 players)

Hero checks, UTG+1 checks, MP1 checks



Turn: ($3.50) 33 of spades (3 players)

Hero checks, UTG+1 bets $3, MP1 calls $3, Hero calls $3



River: ($12.50) 99 of clubs (3 players)

Hero checks, UTG+1 bets $6, MP1 raises to $12, Hero raises to $27, UTG+1 calls $21, MP1 calls $15 all in



Final Pot: $93.50

UTG+1 mucks AA of clubs 44 of clubs

MP1 mucks AA of hearts 44 of spades

Hero shows 66 of hearts 77 of hearts (a straight, Nine high)

Hero wins $90.50

(Rake: $3.00)


A controlled crash landing

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players - View hand 167853

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BB: $100.00

UTG: $52.70

CO: $125.35

Hero (BTN): $205.80

SB: $74.95



Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is BTN with AA of clubs AA of spades

UTG calls $1, 1 fold, Hero raises to $5, SB calls $4.50, 2 folds



Flop: ($12.00) TT of clubs 66 of spades TT of spades (2 players)

SB bets $4, Hero raises to $15, SB calls $11



Turn: ($42.00) 33 of diamonds (2 players)

SB bets $1, Hero raises to $30, SB calls $29



River: ($102.00) AA of diamonds (2 players)

SB bets $1, Hero raises to $25, SB calls $23.95 all in



Final Pot: $151.90

Hero shows AA of clubs AA of spades (a full house, Aces full of Tens)




Not gonna get swept (Braves 2, Red Sox 1)

A fun Sunday - Sham and I got to our parking lot pretty early and set up the grill and the beeze. He grilled his trademark Sham wings, and then we also had really great pork kielbasa and pork Italian sausage. We had chicken brats, but the kielbasa was clearly the best.

The game was pretty awesome, complete with a cadre of obnoxious Red Sox fans who were denied any pleasure of seeing a win. The Braves' Tommy Hanson had his third consecutive shutout (a first for a Braves rookie since 1900). We got to see Chipper Jones and Garrett Anderson go yard.

Not even a crazy dude who tried to run across the outfield when it was two strikes out and two outs in the top of the 9th could prevent Mike Gonzalez from getting his save.

Anyway, a pretty awesome way to spend the day.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Why micro poker games are still good

Full Tilt Poker $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 165301

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MP: $39.55

CO: $52.50

BTN: $58.90

SB: $62.55

Hero (BB): $50.00

UTG: $24.15



Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is BB with 33 of spades 33 of clubs

2 folds, CO raises to $1.50, 2 folds, Hero calls $1



Flop: ($3.25) 44 of spades 33 of diamonds 88 of hearts (2 players)

Hero checks, CO bets $3.25, Hero calls $3.25



Turn: ($9.75) 77 of hearts (2 players)

Hero checks, CO bets $9.75, Hero raises to $39, CO requests TIME, CO raises to $47.75 all in, Hero calls $6.25 all in



River: ($100.25) 66 of spades (2 players - 2 are all in)



Final Pot: $100.25

CO shows AA of spades 88 of diamonds (a pair of Eights)

Hero shows 33 of spades 33 of clubs (three of a kind, Threes)

Hero wins $97.25

(Rake: $3.00)


Home game, 6-handed

MIDDLE TUCKER, Ga. -- At home games I always wonder what the best bluffing frequency is. I default on not showing because it allows me to win pots in shorthanded games without good hands.

And it's good to let the fear factor of cards do the talking. In a razz hand I had an A showing but I also had another A and a K in the hole. I raised, got a caller and
we went to fourth street before I finally got a fold.

I did have a really nice hand in 2-7 Triple Draw, getting a 7,6,3,3,2 on the deal and then giving up a 3 of hearts for a 5. A new guy at the table folded after the second draw but said if he had hit, he would have had me. (It would have been hard to beat what they call the "Number Three").

No fireworks this time around, though. I bought for $2 when my $5 buy-in went to $3 and then once again. Lost a buy-in (RL stripe blue 0-1) for the first time since Matt's post-bachelor party weekend on July 13 last year, although I've only played in a total of two home games since then! lol

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Gift wrapped

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 161789

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BB: $115.60

UTG: $100.00

MP: $190.60

CO: $205.50

BTN: $201.20

Hero (SB): $199.00



Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is SB with 99 of diamonds 99 of clubs

4 folds, Hero raises to $3, BB calls $2



Flop: ($6.00) QQ of clubs 55 of hearts 99 of spades (2 players)

Hero bets $4, BB calls $4



Turn: ($14.00) 77 of diamonds (2 players)

Hero bets $10, BB calls $10



River: ($34.00) 44 of hearts (2 players)

Hero bets $25, BB raises to $98.60 all in, Hero calls $73.60



Final Pot: $231.20

BB shows 44 of spades QQ of spades (two pair, Queens and Fours)

Hero shows 99 of diamonds 99 of clubs (three of a kind, Nines)

Hero wins $228.20

(Rake: $3.00)