Friday, January 23, 2009

Anatomy Of A Hand

I haven't posted much this week because...well, because I've been sick as a dog. I don't know what came over me, but what started out as some general blahs on Tuesday afternoon turned into full blown fever and body chills by 9pm. I've spent the last couple of days in bed with tea, medicine, bottles and bottles of G2, and occasionally, my laptop. For the most part, I just haven't felt like writing, but just to float a signal that this here lil' online poker blog isn't dead yet, I thought I'd share a fun hand from a few days back.

PokerStars Game #24164226093: Tournament #134680841, $5.00+$0.50 Hold'em No Limit - Level VI (100/200)
Table '134680841 479' 9-max Seat #3 is the button
Seat 1: Mondogarage (6940 in chips)
Seat 2: netboydk (6690 in chips)
Seat 3: pancapb (19039 in chips)
Seat 4: wmfox01 (4695 in chips)
Seat 5: Skarb25 (4805 in chips)
Seat 6: obmobm (8270 in chips)
Seat 7: justfoldAA1 (6450 in chips)
Seat 8: dampje (17480 in chips)
Seat 9: jr perle (4425 in chips)
wmfox01: posts small blind 100
Skarb25: posts big blind 200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Mondogarage [4s 4c]
obmobm: folds
justfoldAA1: folds
dampje: folds
jr perle: folds
Mondogarage: raises 360 to 560 (roughly standard raise to represent strength)
netboydk: calls 560
pancapb: folds
wmfox01: folds
Skarb25: calls 360
*** FLOP *** [7h 5c 4h] (a flop only a Mondo could love)
Skarb25: checks
Mondogarage: bets 580 (thinking most hands calling my pf bet have overpair or Ax)
netboydk: calls 580
Skarb25: calls 580
*** TURN *** [7h 5c 4h] [Qd] (I really hope one of these donks has AQ; QQ would suck)
Skarb25: checks
Mondogarage: bets 800 (JT starts singing bring it on in to valuetown)
netboydk: raises 800 to 1600 (really? QQ? no way, you've probably got me on A7 or AK)
Skarb25: folds
Mondogarage: raises 800 to 2400 (time to find out where I'm really at)
netboydk: raises 800 to 3200 (doh! a minraise 4-bet. Either he traps well, or he reeealy loves that AQ, but let's find out...)
Mondogarage: raises 2600 to 5800 and is all-in (nothing like 5-betting bottom set)
netboydk: calls 2350 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (250) returned to Mondogarage
*** RIVER *** [7h 5c 4h Qd] [Js]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Mondogarage: shows [4s 4c] (three of a kind, Fours)
netboydk: shows [Ad Qh] (a pair of Queens) (gotta love making a good read for once)
Mondogarage collected 14620 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 14620 | Rake 0
Board [7h 5c 4h Qd Js]
Seat 1: Mondogarage showed [4s 4c] and won (14620) with three of a kind, Fours
Seat 2: netboydk showed [Ad Qh] and lost with a pair of Queens
Seat 3: pancapb (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: wmfox01 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 5: Skarb25 (big blind) folded on the Turn
Seat 6: obmobm folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: justfoldAA1 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: dampje folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: jr perle folded before Flop (didn't bet)

Anyway, I'd love to hear some thoughts. I'm thinking I could have shoved my 3-bet on fourth street, but I have a feeling he folds in that spot. The way this tourney played, I was pretty certain villian would have 3-bet shoved preflop if he held QQ. So much so, that I hardly considered it in his range, once he only flat-called my flop bet.

Enjoy. In the meantime, I gotta try to get well. The worst part of this nasty bug is that my favorite doctor, the Good Doctor Mondo, is in Boston this week not home to take care of my sick self.

1 comment:

lightning36 said...

You played the hand very well, imo. However, seeing as how this was played at PokerStars, how did your opponent NOT have 7-7?