Friday, November 30, 2007

Weekly Review

Man, I've played like a donkey the last two days. From Monday through the first half of Wednesday, I continued my hot streak, winning another $650 (and pushing my monthly total above $3000). But since then, it's been bad.

I think there are few things factoring into this short downswing. First, I am only playing enough to get my 200 Full Tilt Points, so that I can make the Platinum level in the Iron Man Contest. That leads me to rushing through my sessions. And 2nd, I haven't played any long (hour or more) distraction-free poker sessions at all this week.

I also watched a CardRunner video from Fabian on Wednesday. It was a very good video, and he is a very very good player, and an expert hand reader. In his second video, he made very heroic call, and was right against a decent thinking player. So I thought that I could use that knowledge I learned from that video, and do the same.


My mistake? I was trying to make heroic calls against donkeys. You can't can't can't CAN'T make heroic calls against donkeys. When some passive donkey with an aggression factor of 1.0 starts betting and raising you, more than likely they have a hand.

Oh, and one other thing PokerFool. Ya, I'm talking to you PokerFool. When some donkey limps, then min-3-bets PF, what do you think they have? And when you hit your top pair, and they keep mashing the bet pot button, what do you think they have? Ya, I thought so. SO FOLD!! It's ok to call that min-3-bet PF since you have really good implied odds. But one pair ain't gonna cut it. *smack*

I'm planning to put in a nice session tonight against the weekend donks. Hopefully I can stay above the 2 grand mark for the month and declare November as My Best Month Everâ„¢ !!!


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Monday, November 26, 2007

Super Duper Hot Streak

I had one of my best weekends ever over the Thanksgiving Holiday. But what is most surprising, is that I only played a total of 5 hours and 1800 hands.

I only played 5 hours because I also picked up Call of Duty 4 for the PC on Friday. Instead of continuing to play against the mega donks that showed up this weekend, I wanted to play COD4. How sick is that? Running super hot, and then deciding to play something else. I probably could have got in an extra 6 or so hours this weekend. Oh well, it was fun, and I probably would have lost money instead, heh.

Here is a graph of Thursday through Sunday

My Poker EV graph isn't as crazy as you would expect it to be. You would think that with running this hot, my Actual Showdown Winning line would be a lot higher than my Expected Showdown Winning line. But it is only $300 higher.

(This graph also shows Wednesday nights poker play. I ended up even at the end of the night after being down $400)

One thing to note, is that I only flopped 6 sets all weekend. SIX! And still won all that money. I was dealt 150 pairs, saw a flop with 98 of them. Eleven sets would have been average.

Here are some hands from the weekend. First the big winners at 200NL
Some donk raises small and pretty much everyone calls, so I call too. Swool is a regular, and I was afraid he had the nut flush. But there is no way I am folding the 2nd nuts here.
Holy Crap, I won a coin flip! AKs vs QQ against a regular and I flop the nuts!
I flop a flush draw and hit on the turn. A 33/6 dude has two pair.
I 3-bet a regular with AA. He 4-bets and I shove and he calls with AQ. Woot!
A passive 28/5 guy flopped a set a 4's against me, but I hit my gin card on the turn. A cooler for him, but he could have played it a lot better.
AA vs QQ against a 55/15 donk.

Then there were a bunch of standard pots from half stack donks. I had people calling my all-ins or pushing against me with top pair/crap kicker, bottom pair, a straight on flush boards, etc...

A couple big 100NL hands:
I trap a 85/17 donk and he overbets pushes all-in on the turn drawing dead.
An 18/12 nit regular plays it really really bad. I gave him reason to fold PF, on the flop, and on the turn, but I still got his stack.
Definitely scared money here. I didn't put him on KK, that's for sure. I flop mid pair and a flush draw, and trip up on the turn.

A couple other standard hands, like KK vs AK all-in PF and my hand holding up, etc....

And here are the big losing pots for me.
This table had a couple donks and was very passive. I usually raise with 76s there, but open limped because of the table conditions. What do you think of my push on the flop? I flop bottom two pair, and the SB leads out, with the donk flat calling. I put the donk on a flush draw, and the SB on a jack or something like that. It turns out NDHawg folded Ax of spades, so he had the nut flush draw and folded the winning hand. The donk was better off than I thought, with his top pair plus the flush draw. After the money gets all-in, it was a coinflip, and I lost this one. Oh well. I got most of that money back from him later on.
This hand confused me. Tygerlily was the donk at the table, running at 51/20. I knew I was ahead of him, but I was confused about what Jimmy had. I probably should have bet the turn, but I decided to check and see what the others would do. When Jimmy folded to Tyger's bet, I knew I was ahead. Tyger hits one of their 10 outs. Boooo.
I own this over-agro 33/21 donk, and he gets rewarded on the turn after all the money gets in AA vs TT.

There you go. If I don't play any more poker this month, I will finish with my Best Month Everâ„¢! But I want to hit the top Iron Man status, so I need to get 200 FT points every day the rest of the month.


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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Weekend Hijinks

I played a decent amount of poker the weekend, and did really well. Losing streak over maybe? I sure hope so.

I played in my very first Omaha Tournament this weekend. It was the nightly $24+2, $4,000 guaranteed at Full Tilt.

4th place and a nice $400 profit. I even had to take a 20 minute break when it was down to 12 people to go pick up my wife at the bar, ha! I left with an M of around 10 and in 6th place. I got back, and it was down to 8 people, and my stack had been cut in half but still in 6th place. I stayed around until it was down to 4, and then pushed with a JJxx one suit hand and was called by a QQxx hand. I flopped a flush draw, but didn't hit any of my outs.

I did look back at the hand history to see if I missed any big hands, and there was one hand where I was dealt a good AAxx hand, and would have lost on the river. So it turns out that having to take that 20 minute break made me an extra $300!

Cash games went pretty good this weekend also. It was very up and down at first, but in the end, I came out ahead $600 or so.

I even played some Omaha Hi cash games, and turned a nice $150 profit there. I am really liking the Omaha games, and I think I will have to check out some of the Omaha CardRunners videos.

So all-in-all, a very profitable weekend. Somewhere around one grand in profit. Very Nice!


A few interesting hands from this weekend.
This is against a 21/16 regular. Should I check the turn to induce a bet from him? Or just keep playing it fast?
Against another very aggressive regular running at 20/15 and aggression factors of 3/3/1.9/1.8. I flop Top Pair, plus a flush draw, plus a gutshot. If he has an overpair, I have 18 outs. Is my push ok?
Against a 50/10 donk. I checked the river planning on check-raising all-in. He checks behind with the nuts. LOL!


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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Now this is more like it

No massive suckouts the last couple days. And I'm back in the green for the month.

I flopped 4 sets this morning, but didn't get paid off in any of them. Two of them were when I was the PF raiser, and they both folded to my c-bets. And the other two was me calling a raise from the blinds (Along with another caller). I checked, hoping for a raise by one of the two people behind me to act, but both times it checked through. Then I led out and bet the turn, and the both folded both times. Yuck.

Not too many interesting hands. Here are two:
Villain was a total donk, running at 70/19. Would you raise the river here?
Do you raise again on that flop? Obviously the river is my gin card. Not sure what I would have done on a blank river. Probably just check/call? What do you think of my play? Should I have checked the river? Oh, and LOL @ his river call. WTF?


I am planning on playing in the Mookie tonight, along with the other regular tournaments. See you there.


Monday, November 12, 2007

Feeling a little bit better

Didn't play any poker on Saturday, but I got in a good 750 hands at 200NL while I was watching the pathetic Vikings game.

I think I played some really good poker. I didn't make any huge mistakes, and my reads were right on most of the time. I was feeling good. Unfortunately, I still lost 2 buy-ins. But I can't dwell on that and be results orientated. I'm just worrying about making the correct decisions, and getting my money in when I am ahead.

The hands that contributed to my 2 buy-in loss were: 1 cooler, 3 suckouts, and two AK hands where I was all-in PF being up against big hands.
The cooler (For those unfamiliar with this term, it means a big hand up against a bigger hand) was one that I probably could have gotten away from. I posted the hand over at two plus two, and most people said my play was what they would have done. But some said they could have found a fold. I raise it up from MP with 98s. The CO, Button and BB all call. Flop is 982 all spades. I bet, and the CO raises. What do you put him on here? He could have any number of hands, with a lot of them being draws. So I pushed and he had 54 of spades for the flopped flush.

I probably could have gotten away from this hand if I would have thought about it more. Because ask yourself this question: What kind of hands do people flat call PF raises with? Pocket-pairs and suited connectors and 1-gappers, right? When was the last time someone called a PF raise with T9o? A9o? JTo? It just doesn't happen that much. So if you take away those hands, and try and figure out what someone would have after raising me on the flop, that pretty much leaves 99,88, 22 and made flushes. I've got 4 outs or less against those hands. The only other hand that fits with the above description is JTs or 76s(not of spades) for an open-ended straight draw. And if you were to do that, you could only really count 6 total outs instead of 8. And I really doubt someone would raise in that spot with those hands

Anyways, that hand sucked.

The three suckout hands were totally standard for me.
  • I got it all in against a half stack with JJ vs his K5s on a 853 rainbow flop, and he went runner-runner flush on me.
  • I raise AJ and get called in 3 spots. The BB donk leads into me on the Jack High flop and I call. He leads out full pot on the blank turn and I push. He has KJ. King on the river.
  • Agro maniac donk with 50/30 stats min-bets PF. I call from the button with QJs. He leads pot on the Q72 rainbow flop. I just call. The turn is a blank, and I let him bet again, and I call. River is a 4 and I let him bet again and I call. He has the mighty 74 offsuit.
I probably should have played that last hand differently, but sometimes the best thing to do with some of these agro donks is to just let them do the betting. I did that, and he caught a 5-outer. Meh.


I can't seem to win with AK and AQ this month. I have 7 hands where I have gotten all-in pre-flop with those hands, and I have lost every single one:
  • AK vs KK
  • AKs vs KK
  • AKs vs AA
  • AK vs QQ
  • AKs vs QQ
  • AQ vs A9 vs KK ( I thought the BB was squeezing light, so I pushed)
  • AKs vs AKs
I lost every one of those. Yes, even the AKs vs AKs. Granted, I am a dog in 4 of those, and a coinflip in two, but losing all of those is pretty unlikely. The probability of me losing every single one of those is 0.727 %. 1 time in 137.


I'm hating that this poker blog is turning into just a bunch of bad beat stories. It's not my intent, but I still think it is important to put down my thoughts and to really look at the hands and learn from them. Before, when I would have downswings, I would just not post at all. That's even worse than posting Bad beats if you ask me. Of course, I think that there are only 5 people who read this blog anyways. Ha!


Friday, November 09, 2007

See! See! I'm not Crazy!

Played a ton of hands the last couple days. about 2200 to be exact. I'm up one hundred. Yippee Skippy.

Still running bad. Here is the PokerEV graph for this month. If I run "normal" (Normal is the red line), I am on pace for my best month ever. Instead, I am just above break even for the month. blah.

The Poker EV graph from End of August until today is pretty pathetic. The red line is $2000 above the blue line. $2000!!!!!1!!!!!!


Not many exciting hands from the last couple days. I'll have to look back and see if there are any interesting ones. My favorite was me getting it all-in PF with AKs vs AKs and losing to runner runner flush.

I also played in the Mookie Wednesday night. I was involved in two big hands. Both of them demonstrating the skill that is par for the course for these blogger tournaments:
  • I'm just under the starting stack size and raise up a mid pocket pair. I get called by someone behind me. Flop is KJ2 rainbow. I bet about 2/3 pot and get called. So I shut down and we check it through the Ace turn and blank river. He has AQ. So he called my c-bet with a gutshot and one over. Then hit his over and never bet. Bravo.
  • And then, right after the first break, and me being short and having only 8 Big Blinds or so. There is a limper and I push my J9s. I get quickly called by the limper and he has..... A7o! Limping with Ace-rag in early position when the blinds are starting to get up there. That's a winning play!
Hopefully the Boomswitch gets turned on over at Full Tilt soon.


Wednesday, November 07, 2007

7 Month Review

I've been playing poker over at Full Tilt full time now for 7 months. So I thought I would go through my stats/graphs of my cash game play and put up a review post. I think it is good to do this every once in a while and see how you are progressing as a poker player.

I don't have a pic handy, but here are the stats for April
  • 9617 hands @ 100NL
  • Profit of $843.49 = 8.77 BB/100 ( 4.39 ptbb/100)
  • VP$Ip = 20.1; PFR% = 14.2







Grpahs (I have two databases, so two graphs)

So, I've played:
  • 64,786 hands at 100NL 6 max. I have made $6,853.55. That is 10.58 BB/100 (or 5.29 ptbb/100).
  • 18,796 hands at 200NL 6 max. I have lost $443.20. That is -1.18 BB/100 (or -0.59 ptbb/100)
That's pretty good from what I hear for 100NL. But yuck @ the 200NL stats. Why can't I beat 200NL? Man this is frustrating.

I like that first graph. A nice steady upward climb (That graph consists of 41K hands @100NL, and only 6400 hands at 200NL). That second graph is ugly (24K @ 100NL, 12.4K @ 200NL). Holy Up and Down Batman!

Not sure where to go from here. I want to improve as a poker player, but I also want to make some nice spending money. I could make a lot more money 6 tabling 100NL than I could 4 tabling 200NL. But would I improve as a poker player? Can a casual player do well playing 400NL and higher? Am I just on a downswing and things will eventually turn around (Look at my pokerEV graph a few posts down)?

What I think I need is a coach. But I don't think I can justify the price tag of one when I only play 10 hours a week. Maybe a study partner? Someone who plays 100NL - 400NL, with extra free time to burn, where we could go over each others Hand History sessions?


A couple frustrating hands from yesterday:

a 24/12 guy in the Cutoff open raises. I 3-bet from the Button with AQ and he calls. Flop comes 952 with two hearts. He checks, I c-bet and he calls. A non-heart King comes off. That's a good card for me I think. I could definitely rep AK here. I would think I could get any hand (Except for slowplayed AA or KK) to fold there. I would think TT-JJ would fold also, since there is now an overcard, plus I am showing a lot of strength. But he check/calls. WTF does he have here? 99? jeez, I would think AA or KK would raise somewhere in there. River is some blank and I check behind. What does he have? 96o. ya, figure that one out. So he put me exactly on the hand that he beats?

Another AQ hand. This time against a calling station fish. I open raise with my AQ and he calls in position. Flop comes Q63 with two spades. I bet pot, and he calls. I know he is drawing. Turn is a non-spade blank. I bet pot again and he calls. River is a 5. Not a spade. I have about a pot size bet, but I check trying to induce a bet from a missed flush draw. He obliges and pushes and I call. Cards get flipped over, and yes, I am right. he does have two spades and was drawing. but the chips slide his way! WTF? He had 74 of spades and the 5 gave him his gutshot straight.

Add that to the two set vs overpair losses the last couple days, and you can see how my poker has been going.

I know, I know. Quit being results orientated. *grumble* *grumble*

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Up and Down

I've been Up and Down the last couple days. I played a decent amount on Saturday night against the weekend donks. Was up almost $500 at one point. I ended the night at +370 or so, after losing with a set to an overpair (I flopped a set of 5's and got it all in vs AA and lost).

Sunday and Monday were pretty much break even poker. And then this morning totally sucked. Was completely card dead and down a hundred. Then I finally flopped a set of 8's and got it all-in vs Kings. Yep, a King on the river, and I lose my 2nd set vs overpair hand of the last 800 hands or so. Unbelievable.

I also played in the Mondays at the Hoy tournament, but went out in the first 15 minutes. It was a 6-max tournie, and I had been pretty active. It folded to me on the button, and I raise JTs. SB calls. Flop is 983 with two hearts. SB leads into me and I raise it up 4 times his bet amount, basically committing myself to the hand. He takes a long long time and finally pushed. I called and he had A9. I didn't hit any of my 14 outs, and go home early. Nice play with A9 there buddy. TPTK is gold to most people in these blogger tournaments I guess.

Here are a few interesting hands from the past couple days.

Villain is very aggressive regular. I felt that he could be doing this with wide variety of hands, with a lot of them being bluffs. I'd welcome any comments on this hand

This hand was against a TAG in Blind on Blind. That PF call is pretty marginal, but I felt his 3-bet range was pretty wide here. I thought that my flop raise (which committed me to the hand) had a lot of fold equity. 8 outs twice and miss. I can't quite remember the last time a draw of mine hit.

First hand at this table. The 3-better had stats of 24/9, and he is 3-betting an UTG raise, so I can pretty much put him on QQ-AA/AK. I like my PF push, because it can definitely look donkish, especially coming from someone who just sat down. And I knew that he would pretty mush call with that range. If I just call, or 4-bet smaller, I think that pretty much turns my hand face up, and it is very hard to get more money from him after the flop (especially if he has AK).

I should get in an hour or two of some good poker this afternoon, so hopefully I can get back on track.


Thursday, November 01, 2007


I've got a Mega-Post here, because I played some Mega-Poker Last night. I played in a bunch of tournies, and played about 900 hands of 200NL.

Here are the tournie reports. I also played in the Mookie, but went out after the first break. I 3-bet from the blinds and then pushed (which was pot sized) the Q94 flop. I got called by TT. I guess he put me on AK (I had A9). No respect for the PokerFool. I'm ok with my play, as I think AA-QQ and AK push PF, and I can find an easy fold.

Full Tilt's 28K guarantee:

  • I double up with AA vs 99. I 3-bet from the SB with my aces, and he pushed.
  • 1 limper, and I raise QQ up to 400 (50/100 level). The big stack on the button, plus the limper call. FLop is 863 rainbow. Button calls my bet. Turn is another 8. I push and button calls with 76o and I double up. Thanks you sir! I now have a really nice stack.
  • I lose a decent sized pot to the same idiot above with Top Pair/3rd Kicker (KJ) to his Top Pair/Top Kicker (AK). He didn't RR PF, so I had trouble putting him on AK. Bad play by me anyways.
  • I short stack beats my KK with AJ.
  • I win a decent pot with AK on an Ace high flop
  • 1 limper, then the SB completes, and I have AK in the BB. I raise, and the limper pushes. Huh? I call and he has KQ and my hand holds!! WOW!
  • Blinds 200/400, and I try to steal with A2s. Someone with 1/3 of my stack size pushes, and I have to call because I have odds. He has TT and I lose.
  • I win a nice size pot with KK vs QQ.
  • 400/800/100 level, and I have 15,000 in chips. I get it all-in with someone who has 10,000 in chips with KK vs their AQ. An Ace obviously flops, and I lose.
  • I'm now short with an M of 2, and push my JTs and get called by AJ and lose
I cashed, but it wasn't much of a profit. Maybe $30?

Full Tilt's $10 rebuy:

  • I played kinda of crazy in this one, pushing a lot of crap. And finally, after a couple rebuy's, it started to pay off. I ended the rebuy period with a massive stack, and was in the top 3 in chips. The big hand was me having two pair plus the 2nd nut flush draw getting called by bottom pair. That was an 18,000 pot at the 25/50 level.
  • About half an hour into the "regular" poker, I lost a huge hand to a donkey when his two pair were higher than my two pair. Then I doubled up off of him two hands later with KQ vs JJ.
  • Then the hand of the tournie. I knock out three players in one hand. I'm just gonna post the HH.
Seat 1: aviaman (4,845)
Seat 2: fisherking320 (4,790)
Seat 3: OMGitsPokerFool (8,480)
Seat 4: rusostreet (17,545)
Seat 5: payems (15,915)
Seat 6: birdynumnumz (13,890)
Seat 7: BRA51 (7,925)
Seat 8: RollinTheDice (10,830)
Seat 9: jasoncroft427 (15,080)
aviaman antes 50
fisherking320 antes 50
OMGitsPokerFool antes 50
rusostreet antes 50
payems antes 50
birdynumnumz antes 50
BRA51 antes 50
RollinTheDice antes 50
jasoncroft427 antes 50
payems posts the small blind of 200
birdynumnumz posts the big blind of 400
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to OMGitsPokerFool [Kd Ad]
BRA51 raises to 800
RollinTheDice calls 800
jasoncroft427 folds
aviaman calls 800
fisherking320 raises to 4,740, and is all in
OMGitsPokerFool raises to 8,430, and is all in
rusostreet folds
payems folds
birdynumnumz folds
BRA51 calls 7,075, and is all in
RollinTheDice folds
aviaman calls 3,995, and is all in
OMGitsPokerFool shows [Kd Ad]
BRA51 shows [Qd Qs]
aviaman shows [Ac 4c]
fisherking320 shows [Qc As]
Uncalled bet of 555 returned to OMGitsPokerFool
*** FLOP *** [Kc 9d Ah]
*** TURN *** [Kc 9d Ah] [7h]
*** RIVER *** [Kc 9d Ah 7h] [8h]
OMGitsPokerFool shows two pair, Aces and Kings
BRA51 shows a pair of Queens
OMGitsPokerFool wins side pot #2 (6,160) with two pair, Aces and Kings
aviaman shows a pair of Aces
OMGitsPokerFool wins side pot #1 (165) with two pair, Aces and Kings
fisherking320 shows a pair of Aces
OMGitsPokerFool wins the main pot (20,810) with two pair, Aces and Kings
fisherking320 stands up
aviaman stands up
BRA51 stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 27,135 Main pot 20,810. Side pot 1 165. Side pot 2 6,160. | Rake 0
Board: [Kc 9d Ah 7h 8h]
Seat 1: aviaman showed [Ac 4c] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 2: fisherking320 showed [Qc As] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 3: OMGitsPokerFool showed [Kd Ad] and won (27,135) with two pair, Aces and Kings
Seat 4: rusostreet (button) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: payems (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: birdynumnumz (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 7: BRA51 showed [Qd Qs] and lost with a pair of Queens
Seat 8: RollinTheDice folded before the Flop
Seat 9: jasoncroft427 folded before the Flop

Some other idiot at the table berated me afterwards for a nice suckout. Not sure what he meant, because I was 33% to win that, with QQ only winning 47% of the time. I don't think that qualifies as a suckout. What else am I going to do with AKs there?

  • I was having fun with this idiot, saying things like "I was at least a 70% to win that hand" and "I had 4 outs 5 times. That's like, 80%!). Then I knocked him out with JJ vs his AK.
  • I raise 76 of hearts and get called in the blinds. Flop is 9h 8s 4h . The blind leads out and pushes just over the size of the pot. I'm opened ended with a flush draw, so I call. He has overs plus a gutshot (QJs) and then goes runner runner spades to win.
  • Blinds are getting up there, and my M is around 11. I try and steal with A7o and get called from the blinds with somone who just barely has me covered. Flop is 345 rainbow. I bet, and get min-raised. Not really sure what to do here. I figured I have my straight outs (A 2 or 6 gives me a straight) and my Ace might be an out. I figured them to have a min-pocket pair like 88. So I pushed and they had 33. No 8 outer for me, and I get busted right near the bubble.

PokerStars $10 rebuy

  • I played this rebuy a lite crazy, rebuying a couple time also, but I didn't get a biug stack in this one. I ended the rebuy period with only 7,000 in chips, which was about half of average. Yuck
  • I played super tight in this tournie. My stack flucuated between 8000 and 5000 for the next hour and a half. With blinds at 300/600, and my M of 5.5, I pushed AQ and got called by QQ. But I win! Suckout for me!
  • With my M sitting at 6, I double up on the big stack, who was playing really bad, when my AT beats his KT (I'm thinking that calling an All-in with KT, even if you are the chip leader, is bad). I now have some breathing room, and I am near average.
  • I double up on the big stack again, When he 3-bets me AGAIN, and I push. I have Aces this time. What does he have? KT again. LOL. I now have a stack above average and am looking really good.
  • I'm still right above average. I raise my AKs and the button pushes. They have me just barely covered. I make the easy call, and they have AQ. Horray! Flop is AQ5. Unbelievable. If I win that, I am in the top 10 in chips. Instead, I am knocked out right near the bubble.


Cash game were really up and down. I played about 900 hands at 200NL back over at Full Tilt. I ended up a whopping $60. And that was with winning my biggest pot ever at the cash games. There were so many suckouts, it was unbelievable.

Biggest pot. I flop the nut flush against a donk I've tanlged with a lot in the last few orbits (One of the hands below is from him). I'm not too happy when the board pairs the river, but I think my river push could look tilty. Especially against a donk.

I tanlged with this dude quite a bit, and I think he was getting frustrated with me. I decide to just flat call PF with my Kings.

I opted to just flat call the 4-bet from the regular, instead of just push PF with my Aces. What looks like an awesome flop for me, is actually bad, because there is no way I'm getting any more money from him unless he has AK.

I'm embarrassed to post this hand. Up against two donks. I should have re-popped PF, but I hate it when donks min-3-bet PF. Especially 50/10 donks. When they both check the turn, I figured I had the best hand. When the other donk calls my big bet, I should have put him on on two pair or something that beats me. Even a flush draw. And then the river brings the flush card, and I still call his shove. Really really bad call by me. Of course, his call on the turn is terrible and donks always get rewarded at Full Tilt.

This hand is against the guy from the KK vs JJ hand and happened 2 or 3 hands before that one. He has your typical Tagish stats, and he might be a regular. That board is pretty tame, without many draws there. What do you think of my Flop Re-raise? I'm kind of OK with this I guess. It did set up our KK vs JJ hand, so it had meta-game advantages

Another very similar hand as the above, except this one is against a 55/4 donk. This re-raise probably isn't good against an idiot who probably doesn't think beyond just what he has in his hand.

This one is against the donk from my biggest pot ever. Again, another terrible call by him gets rewarded. My river call is marginal though, but I put him on a hand with a 5 in it, like 65 or something. So I thought that two pair hands are in his range. With the river card also bringing the flush though, I think this is more of a check/fold on the river. Argggg.

And then we'll end on funny note. I decide to fire a 2nd barrel here. Check out what he calls (and wins) with. Dammit PokerFool! Don't bluff the calling stations!!


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