Thursday, December 13, 2007

So close, and yet so far.

More cash game action.

Full Tilt Poker Game #_: Table Ann - $0.10/$0.25 - No Limit Hold'em - 21:24:39 ET - 2007/12/13
Seat 1: villain ($25.10)
Seat 2: ($25)
Seat 3: ($11.45)
Seat 4: ($15.15)
Seat 5: ($29.75)
Seat 6: ($5.15)
Seat 7: ($9)
Seat 8: hero ($25.35)
Seat 9: ($78.65)
Seat 9 posts the small blind of $0.10
Seat 1 posts the big blind of $0.25
The button is in seat #8
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to hero [Td Ad]
Seat 2 folds
Seat 3 raises to $1
Seat 4 folds
Seat 5 folds
Seat 6 folds

Early position raise. We have a medium-to-big suited ace. Let's see as cheap a flop as possible, especially being on the button, and see how we fare.

hero calls $1
Seat 9 calls $0.90
Seat 1 calls $0.75

The blinds came along. That's a bit unfortunate, since it raises the possibility we'll flop an ace and be out-kicked. But the ten wasn't a big enough kicker to re-raise with before the flop.

*** FLOP *** [Jd Kc Qd]


The nut straight and the royal flush draw!

Seat 9 checks
villain bets $2.50
Seat 3 calls $2.50

We've got this one. The goal here is to try and get as much money into the center as possible. My thinking here is that at least one of these two limped with a bigger ace and thus has two pair [Stupid Nick, there was no ace on the flop]. If I raise, I'm sure to get at least one caller.

hero raises to $10

It's a slight over-raise because it's designed to put one of the two of them all-in.

Seat 9 folds
villain calls $7.50
Seat 3 folds

Seat 3 later claimed in the chat window to have AQ. I'm rather surprised he got away from it, but perhaps that's a consequence of my over-raise [Of course he got away from it, dummy, he had 2nd pair with an ace kicker].

*** TURN *** [Jd Kc Qd] [8h]
villain checks

We're both committed now. No point waiting.

hero bets $14.35, and is all in
villain calls $14.10, and is all in
hero shows [Td Ad]
villain shows [Kd Qh]

Aaaaaaw!!!! He had my Kd for the royal flush! Too bad.

I still have him crushed. He has 4 outs for a boat. If he had any other king but the king of diamonds, he'd have only 3 outs, since the Kd would give me my royal.

Uncalled bet of $0.25 returned to hero
*** RIVER *** [Jd Kc Qd 8h] [9s]
hero shows a straight, Ace high
villain shows two pair, Kings and Queens
hero wins the pot ($52) with a straight, Ace high
villain is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $54.70 | Rake $2.70
Board: [Jd Kc Qd 8h 9s]
Seat 1: villain (big blind) showed [Kd Qh] and lost with two pair, Kings and Queens
Seat 2: didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: folded on the Flop
Seat 4: didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: is sitting out
Seat 8: hero (button) showed [Td Ad] and won ($52) with a straight, Ace high
Seat 9: (small blind) folded on the Flop

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