Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Fun Day

I took a pretty big beating for most of the day today as I ran quite badly and wasn't playing particularly sharp either. Case in point:

The SB was a fish that I was hoping would come along for the ride, otherwise I'd be more inclined just to fold 66 pre as the UTG raiser is an ok reg. Why can't they both just have AQ?!

No-Limit Hold'em, $2.00 BB (9 handed)
BB ($209)
UTG ($203)
UTG+1 ($270.65)
MP1 ($239.05)
MP2 ($205.25)
MP3 ($214.30)
Hero (CO) ($276)
Button ($200)
SB ($196.05)

Preflop: Hero is CO with 6, 6
UTG bets $5.30, 4 folds, Hero calls $5.30, 1 fold, SB calls $4.30, 1 fold

Flop: ($17.90) Q, 6, Q (3 players)
SB checks, UTG bets $11, Hero raises $34, SB raises $190.75 (All-In), UTG raises $186.70 (All-In), Hero calls $163.70

Turn: ($604.05) 2 (3 players, 2 all-in)

River: ($604.05) K (3 players, 2 all-in)

Total pot: $604.05

SB had Q, A (three of a kind, Queens).
UTG had K, Q (full house, Queens over Kings).
Hero had 6, 6 (full house, sixes over Queens).
Outcome: UTG won $601.05

I was originally planning on playing three sets of 4500 hands with breaks in between but ended up playing 14,404 hands STRAIGHT lol. Not an ideal situation obviously but the combination of me needing VPP's/wanting to pull back to even/better than usual games (likely because that other big site lost their licence) meant that I played for 9-10 hours in a row. This is something that I have only done probably less than 10 times in my career and will try to never do it again. It's just not healthy, although I feel surprisingly fine right now or I wouldn't even be on the computer.

That big spike just before hand #14,400 was after I won a big pot off an amateur player at 400nl. It turned out to be a giant cooler disregarding his poor play pre-flop...I was 100% willing to stack on this flop but was happy with how much value I ended up extracting anyways. On the river, I really had no clue what he was holding and was pretty much just betting because I had what I considered to be the nuts lol (the way he was check-snap calling made me think that he wouldn't have 45, but who knows) and was hoping that he'd call with 1 pair +.

No-Limit Hold'em, $4.00 BB (9 handed)
MP1 ($518.90)
MP2 ($479.25)
MP3 ($415.75)
Hero (CO) ($443.45)
Button ($660.55)
SB ($129.80)
BB ($575.25)
UTG ($400)
UTG+1 ($441)

Preflop: Hero is CO with Q, Q
4 folds, MP3 calls $4, Hero bets $20, 3 folds, MP3 calls $16

Flop: ($46) 3, 2, 9 (2 players)
MP3 checks, Hero bets $32, MP3 calls $32

Turn: ($110) Q (2 players)
MP3 checks, Hero bets $76, MP3 calls $76

River: ($262) 6 (2 players)
MP3 checks, Hero bets $184, MP3 calls $184

Total pot: $630

MP3 didn't show [2s, 2d ]
Hero had Q, Q (three of a kind, Queens).
Outcome: Hero won $627

Anyways, the good thing about that marathon session is that I now only have 4K more VPP's to clear tomorrow to hit 50K. It will still be a long day but there will be no stress about whether or not I'll make it (barring power outage or computer fail lol, that would be a tough beat to take....) but I really hope it just goes somewhat smoothly! Can't wait to take some time off in early July!

gl at the tables!

1 comment:

  1. any thoughts after what happened yesterday to FTP? do you see a good future for pokerstars and online poker?