Friday, May 25, 2007

Things that make you go "huh?"

I wasn't involved in this hand, but it was pretty amusing to watch

Full Tilt Poker Game #_: $20 + $2 Sit & Go (_), Table 1 - 30/60 - No Limit Hold'em - 0:30:19 ET - 2007/05/26
Seat 1: (165)
Seat 2: hero (4,975)
Seat 3: (1,080)
Seat 5: (1,795)
Seat 6: (985)
Seat 5 posts the small blind of 30
Seat 6 posts the big blind of 60
The button is in seat #3
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to hero [2h Jh]
seat 1 folds
hero folds
Seat 3 raises to 180
Seat 5 folds
Seat 6 calls 120
*** FLOP *** [7c Jc Tc]
Seat 6 checks
Seat 3 bets 240
Seat 6 calls 240

Hmm. At this point you'd expect that at least one of these two has a flush draw. But I've already said too much.

*** TURN *** [7c Jc Tc] [5s]
Seat 6 checks
Seat 3 bets 180
Seat 6 calls 180

Seat 3, if you're representing the flush, the next bet should go up, not down. Especially down to just a bit more than a tenth of the pot. Hardly a surprise seat 6 called.

*** RIVER *** [7c Jc Tc 5s] [4c]
Seat 6 checks
Seat 3 bets 420
Seat 6 calls 385, and is all in

Ah. Sure enough. Seat 6 has filled in his flush.

Uncalled bet of 35 returned to Seat 3
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Seat 3 shows [9h Kh] (King Jack high)
Seat 6 shows [4d 7s] (two pair, Sevens and Fours)

What is the sound of a jaw dropping in amazement?

So I give seat 3 credit for a truly vivid imagination. It was a position raise, so K9 suited isn't unreasonable, but if you're going to represent the flush post-flop, you should probably move in so you can push away anybody on a draw. It would have been very difficult for anyone to call without at least either two clubs or the nut flush draw. And, of course, the risk of representing a hand is that your opponent will have exactly that hand and not be fooled.

And speaking of imagination... let's give a round of applaus to seat 6's river call... OMGWTFBBQ?! How could he possibly think 3rd and bottom pair were good with 4 clubs on the board? As you were reading along, did you put seat 3 on a stone cold bluff? What if he had Ac Jd? That would have fit the betting pattern pretty well.

And what was he doing calling the pre-flop raise with 47o anyway?

Seat 6 wins the pot (2,000) with two pair, Sevens and Fours
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2,000 | Rake 0
Board: [7c Jc Tc 5s 4c]
Seat 1: didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: hero didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: (button) showed [9h Kh] and lost with King Jack high
Seat 5: (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: (big blind) showed [4d 7s] and won (2,000) with two pair, Sevens and Fours


Scarlet's Yarn Barn said...

It's good that you get to rant here. I am sure that folks that cross your blog will understand it. I am happy to see you writing out you thoughts, that is so good. I love you!

Anonymous said...

I don't understand it but I know perhaps another poker player would.