Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Grind Week: Update #2 and heading to Foxwoods!

Had a great day at the tables today. Played a little bit of everything. A lot of 5/10 limit, a lot of 1/2 NL, as well as some 10/20 and 8/16 limit, and a little 3/6 HU limit.

Grind week totals so far after 28 hours:

  • 2,034 hands
  • +$1,264
  • 364 hands NL and 1670 hands limit

here is a NL hands where I played it much much better than I did last week:

Full Tilt Poker $1/$2 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players
Hand Converter Tool from www.DeucesCracked.com

SB: $70.75
BB: $178.95
UTG: $340.15
CO: $258.55
Button: $275.65

Preflop: Hero is Button with Qd, Qs
UTG calls $2, CO folds, Hero raises to $10, SB folds, BB raises to $18, UTG folds, Hero calls $8.

Flop: ($39.00) Qc, 3d, 6h (2 players)
BB bets $39, Hero calls $39.

Turn: ($117.00) 8h (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $35, BB calls $35.

River: ($187.00) Jh (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $65, BB calls $65.

Final Pot: $317.00

BB shows As, Ac (a pair of Aces).
Hero shows Qd, Qs (three of a kind, Queens).
Outcome: Hero wins $314.00.
($3.00 Rake)

the hand isn't a brag, since anyone can win money when the cooler AA with top set. But I avoided making a really big mistake of 4-betting a guy with a hand that is at best 50/50 against his range pf.

similar situation as last week. reraiser is extremely tight, and I think his range is JJ+ and AKs. I just called pf because I wanted to see the flop and how he played it. Obviously when I flop the set it just becomes a case of extracting max value. I thought for sure he would have just stuck the rest in on the turn and river, and I was trying to make really weak bets to get him to come over the top with KK or AA and maybe get some value out of a suspicious AK. I was trying to look as weak as possible, but obviously if he thinks I am on a total bluff then it isn't worth raising. I guess I made a huge mistake of not getting his stack on the river (last $20) but the fact that I didn't screw up pf (and 4-bet a super tight player with QQ) made me feel really good.

couldn't find any super interesting limit hands. I think I tend to see nearly every limit hand as standard since I've seen just about everything. Did river a royal though:

Absolute Poker $5/$10 Limit Hold'em - 5 players
Hand Converter Tool from www.DeucesCracked.com

Preflop: Hero is SB with Jd, Kd
UTG folds, CO raises, Button folds, Hero calls, BB folds.

Flop: (5.00 SB) Qs, 2c, Ad (2 players)
Hero checks, CO bets, Hero calls.

Turn: (3.50 BB) Qd (2 players)
Hero checks, CO bets, Hero calls.

River: (5.50 BB) Td (2 players)
Hero checks, CO bets, Hero raises, CO calls.

Final Pot: 9.50 BB

Hero shows Jd, Kd (Royal flush).
CO mucks Tc, 8c.
Outcome: Hero wins 9.20 BB.
($3.00 Rake)

villains play in this hand is absolutely hilarious.

in other news a friend who occasionally writes for All-In magazine is heading to the WPT final table at Foxwoods tomorrow to cover the event. He invited me to ride along, so I gladly accepted. I'm hoping to play for a few hours while I'm down there. I would love to play the 10/20 limit game, but my friend doesn't play quite as high so we might have to go for the 1/2 NL game.

should be a fun road trip. I'll try to take some pics and write up a trip report to post on here.

later folks


Unknown said...

Glad to see the grind week is going strong - keep it up!

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