Saturday, January 5, 2008

Table sheriff

Full Tilt Poker Game #_: $10 + $1 Madness (_), Table 1 - 15/30 - No Limit Hold'em - 12:30:44 ET - 2008/01/05
Seat 1: villain (675)
Seat 2: (1,455)
Seat 3: (1,455)
Seat 4: (2,325)
Seat 5: hero (1,590)
Seat 6: (1,500)
Seat 4 posts the small blind of 15
hero posts the big blind of 30
The button is in seat #3

So first, a bit of setup. This is the fourth hand in the tournament and I've just raised the last 3 and picked them up before the flop.

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to hero [Qs Ac]
Seat 6 folds
villain calls 30
Seat 2 folds
Seat 3 calls 30
Seat 4 folds
hero raises to 135
villain raises to 240

There's a new sheriff in town. Too bad he's a short stack.

Seat 3 folds
hero raises to 1,590, and is all in
villain calls 435, and is all in
hero shows [Qs Ac]
villain shows [6c Th]

The downside of wearing a tin star is that it gives the other fellow a nice mark to shoot at.

Let's pretend he thought I was stealing. Was it worth a third of his stack (with a crap hand) to write me a speeding ticket?

I've spoken before about pot commitment and tournaments. Yes, he only had to cal 435 to win 1395, but it was his last 435 and he had ten high! Even if I was stealing, wouldn't I have done it with, oh, say, KJo perhaps? Maybe even QTo? either of those has him crushed pre-flop. Even a suited connector is in pretty good shape against a 3-gap hand.

Uncalled bet of 915 returned to hero
*** FLOP *** [As 5c 9s]
*** TURN *** [As 5c 9s] [8d]
*** RIVER *** [As 5c 9s 8d] [Kd]
hero shows a pair of Aces
villain shows Ace King high
hero wins the pot (1,395) with a pair of Aces
villain stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 1,395 | Rake 0
Board: [As 5c 9s 8d Kd]
Seat 1: villain showed [6c Th] and lost with Ace King high
Seat 2: didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: (button) folded before the Flop
Seat 4: (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: hero (big blind) showed [Qs Ac] and won (1,395) with a pair of Aces
Seat 6: didn't bet (folded)

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