Monday, May 28, 2007

Typical donkey behavior

I can't tell you how often I see this sort of behavior over and over and over again. Of course, the consolation is that bad players fail over the long term, but the short term variance sure sucks hard.

Full Tilt Poker Game #_: 300 FTP Sat to $400K Satellite (_), Table 1 - 15/30 - No Limit Hold'em - 1:55:35 ET - 2007/05/29
Seat 1: (1,650)
Seat 2: villain: (1,305)
Seat 3: (1,380)
Seat 4: (1,440)
Seat 5: (1,845)
Seat 6: (1,500)
Seat 7: (1,500)
Seat 8: (1,380)
Seat 9: hero (1,500)
Seat 5 posts the small blind of 15
Seat 6 posts the big blind of 30
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to hero [Ah Kh]
Seat 7 folds
Seat 8 folds
hero raises to 90
Seat 1 folds
villain calls 90
Seat 3 folds
Seat 4 folds
Seat 5 folds
Seat 6 folds
*** FLOP *** [Jc Ad 7c]
hero bets 225
villain calls 225
*** TURN *** [Jc Ad 7c] [9s]

I still SO like my hand. Let's represent a lower pocket pair to pretend that his calling with an ace was scary. In retrospect, this was a very risky play with 2 clubs on board. But even if I pushed on the flop, I suspect (also in retrospect) that donkey boy would have called. If he'd have checked for the free card and caught, I would, of course, have slowed down.

hero checks
villain bets 450


hero raises to 1,185, and is all in
villain calls 540, and is all in
hero shows [Ah Kh]
villain shows [8c 3c]

83s? We're, like, 2 hands in and he calls a pre-flop raise with 83s? And then he calls a pot-sized bet (so he's getting 2:1 on a 3:1 draw)? And then calls an all-in with one card to go? He's 4:1 against to get his flush, and even if he gets it, he could hit an over-flush. And if he misses, he is playing 8 high.

Uncalled bet of 195 returned to hero
*** RIVER *** [Jc Ad 7c 9s] [Tc]

Fucking donkey.

hero shows a pair of Aces
villain shows a flush, Jack high
villain wins the pot (2,655) with a flush, Jack high
The blinds are now 20/40
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2,655 | Rake 0
Board: [Jc Ad 7c 9s Tc]
Seat 1: didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: villain showed [8c 3c] and won (2,655) with a flush, Jack high
Seat 3: didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 7: didn't bet (folded)
Seat 8: didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: hero showed [Ah Kh] and lost with a pair of Aces

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