Sunday, January 27, 2008

Happy birthday to me

It's my birthday. Look what I got for it:

PokerStars Game #_: Hold'em No Limit ($0.10/$0.25) - 2008/01/27 - 21:37:58 (ET)
Table '_' 9-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: ($17.95 in chips)
Seat 2: ($26.80 in chips)
Seat 3: ($54.65 in chips)
Seat 4: hero ($25 in chips)
Seat 5: villain ($58.70 in chips)
Seat 6: ($22.40 in chips)
Seat 7: ($17.55 in chips)
Seat 8: ($10 in chips)
Seat 9: ($8.30 in chips)
Seat 6: posts small blind $0.10
Seat 7: posts big blind $0.25
hero: posts big blind $0.25

Yup. First hand. Just sat down. The button just passed, so I decided to post.

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to hero [9c 8c]
Seat 8: calls $0.25
Seat 9: folds
Seat 1: folds
Seat 2: calls $0.25
Seat 3: folds
hero: checks
villain: raises $1.25 to $1.50
Seat 6: folds
Seat 7: calls $1.25
Seat 8: calls $1.25
Seat 2: folds
hero: calls $1.25

A suited connector is in relatively good shape against the sort of hand that would raise, and there's 4.50 in the pot and it costs me a buck and a quarter to call, so the odds are right.

*** FLOP *** [2s Js Td]
Seat 7: checks
Seat 8: bets $0.50
hero: calls $0.50
villain: raises $3 to $3.50
Seat 7: folds
Seat 8: calls $3
hero: calls $3

With two others in the pot, whatever the bet is, I have odds to call with my outside straight draw.

*** TURN *** [2s Js Td] [Qh]
Seat 8: checks

There's my straight. There's a flush draw, though, so time to pull the trigger.

hero: bets $20 and is all-in
villain: raises $33.70 to $53.70 and is all-in
Seat 8: folds
*** RIVER *** [2s Js Td Qh] [6d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
hero: shows [9c 8c] (a straight, Eight to Queen)
villain: shows [Ac Kc] (a straight, Ten to Ace)

Ouch.

villain collected $54.05 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $56.85 | Rake $2.80
Board [2s Js Td Qh 6d]
Seat 1: folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: folded before Flop
Seat 3: folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: hero showed [9c 8c] and lost with a straight, Eight to Queen
Seat 5: villain (button) showed [Ac Kc] and won ($54.05) with a straight, Ten to Ace
Seat 6: (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 7: (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 8: folded on the Turn
Seat 9: folded before Flop (didn't bet)

1 comment:

Scarlet's Yarn Barn said...

What about the nice things that you got for your birthday? You seem to focus on the bad. You seem to think everyone is against you when you play poker. I hate this obsession that you have. It makes you an angry man and that makes me very sad.