Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Minutes to Midnight

Last couple days have been pretty decent.

The first half of this graph, I don't think I played all that particularity good. I found myself bluffing more than usual. I semi-bluff frequently, but I very rarely bluff with air. A few examples:

A solid 19/11 player raises it up to $3. I call in the SB with pocket 4's. Flop is JJ7 rainbow. I check, he bets $4 into the $7 pot. I check-raise thinking I can steal the pot. He calls. Turn is a blank, and I decide to lead out, because I don't think he can call without a Jack. He does indeed call. River is an Ace, and it goes check-check, and he has J9o. Oops

I raise 54s from the CO. BB calls. He is running at 31/3. Flop is 26T with two hearts. He checks, I throw out a cont bet, and he calls. Turn is offsuit 9 and it goes check/check. River is an offsuit Jack. He checks, and I decide I can steal this pot and bet 2/3 pot. He calls with 76o, 4th pair no kicker and wins. Oops.

I did have one successful bluff though. I raise Pocket 8's in the CO. The 22/4 button calls. Flop is [Td] [9c] [4d] rainbow. I cont bet, and he calls. Turn is [Kh]. I fire a 2nd barrel (2/3 pot) and he calls again. River is [Ah]. I fire a 3rd barrel and he folds.

I usually don't do these types of plays, but within 300 hands or so, I did all three of these. Weird.


The one big pot from this 3 day session was this hand.

Bet-The_Pot Forum Post

I raise JJ Pre-flop. Loose player calls. Flop is 89T. He leads, I raise, he pushes. Uggg.

I called, and he had 98 (Bottom Two Pair), and I hit a 7 on the turn to give me the straight.

I had some really strange hands with my mid-high pocket pairs

CO was a solid TAG running at 18/14/4.

SB: $99.00
Hero (BB): $95.50
UTG: $21.85
CO: $100.15
BTN: $168.50

Preflop: Hero is dealt [Jd] [Jc] (5 Players)
UTG folds, CO raises to $3.50, 2 folds, Hero raises to $11.00, CO calls $7.50

Flop: ($22.50) [Ac] [3d] [4d] (2 Players)
Hero bets $17.00, CO calls $17.00

Turn: ($56.50) [4h] (2 Players)
Hero checks, CO checks

River: ($56.50) [9d] (2 Players)
Hero checks, CO checks

Pot Size: $56.50 ($2.80 Rake)

CO had 5s 5d (two pair, Fives and Fours) and LOST (-$28.00)
Hero had Jd Jc (two pair, Jacks and Fours) and WON (+$25.70)

I thought for sure he had an ace. What did he put me on? KQ? He could have easily stolen that pot from me.


Ha, I don't know what to say about this one. This guy was pretty terrible. On an earlier hand, he tried to bluff me on the river, and I re-raised all-in. He folded getting like 10:1 on his money.

SB: $311.85
BB: $97.90
UTG: $101.65
MP: $32.70
Hero (CO): $164.50
BTN: $53.80

Preflop: Hero is dealt [Qs] [Qh] (6 Players)
2 folds, Hero raises to $3.50, BTN calls $3.50, 2 folds

Flop: ($8.50) [Kh] [2s] [6s] (2 Players)
Hero bets $6.00, BTN calls $6.00

Turn: ($20.50) [As] (2 Players)
Hero bets $14.00, BTN calls $14.00

River: ($48.50) [2d] (2 Players)
Hero checks, BTN checks

Pot Size: $48.50 ($2.40 Rake)

BTN had [6h] [3h] (two pair, Sixes and Twos) and LOST (-$23.50)
Hero had [Qs] [Qh] (two pair, Queens and Twos) and WON (+$22.60)


This dudes stats were 52/7/0.7

SB: $171.30
Hero (BB): $98.00
UTG: $99.00
MP: $115.25
CO: $114.00
BTN: $94.50

Preflop: Hero is dealt [Qc] [Qh] (6 Players)
4 folds, SB calls $0.50, Hero raises to $3.50, SB calls $2.50

Flop: ($7) [Ks] [5h] [Td] (2 Players)
SB bets $7.00, Hero raises to $24.00, SB calls $17.00

Turn: ($55) [4s] (2 Players)
SB checks, Hero checks

River: ($55) [Js] (2 Players)
SB checks, Hero checks

Pot Size: $55.00 ($2.75 Rake)

SB had [Ah] [Jd] (a pair of Jacks) and LOST (-$27.50)
Hero had [Qc] [Qh] (a pair of Queens) and WON (+$24.75)

If anyone has any advice on how I could have played these better, please let me know


Yesterday, I picked up the new Linkin Park Album, Minutes to Midnight.

I've only listened to it twice through. There are a few decent songs, but it is definitely not as good as their previous two albums. Hybrid Theory and Meteora were albums you could play all the way through, and almost every song was good. Not the case with their new album. Maybe it will grow on me.

There are too many slow/mellow songs. Not enough rockin songs. And I think they got on the ole political rant song bandwagon a little too late. I mean, Green Day did it over 3-4 years ago with American Idiot. Everyone is doing it now, so they don't sound original.


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At 10:06 AM , Blogger PokerFool said...


I got rid of haloscan, and am using blogger comments now. Haloscan hasn't been working for a while. wtf?


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