Sunday, 11 September 2011

Maniac Bluffage....

On Friday I briefly stopped at the Vic for some live poker. I only played for around 90mins and finished up around $80 after being up around $150 at on stage. I played £1/£1/£2. Only 2 hands of note really.

1. In the first orbit there was a guy who was quite active in the previous few hands I had seen. He limps and I pick AKo in the CO and I make it 6x. It folds to him and he goes all in with 65bb, I snap call. The interesting part was that he never flipped over his cards and the board ran out with a K on it and he just mucked. Now I can ask here to see as it was a preflop AI but I chose not too. In hindsight I should have asked as I can get valuable info on an opponent. The guy next to me also said that he should have turned the cards over. I mean you can ask to see any time there is a showdown but it is bad etiquette if you have played post-flop. Pre-flop it should be standard on their backs...!!

2. In this hand I was the SB and had JJ. There had been 2 limpers and the button had raised to 6x. I could have just called but all the limpers always come in for the ride and I didn't was to play 5-handed OOP. I made it 25x and he called. The flop was xxK and I cbet. He tanked and folded. Generally this is a 3bet pre but I like to just call sometimes when I have no info on the players and have just sat down.

I have a couple of hand histories from yesterday where villains went crazy on mad bluffs with complete air:

Poker Stars $50.00 No Limit Hold'em - 7 players

Hero (CO): $54.50
BTN: $26.95
SB: $14.75
BB: $81.15
UTG: $46.45
UTG+1: $50.75
MP: $38.50

Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is CO with Q of spades K of hearts
1 fold, UTG+1 calls $0.50, 1 fold, Hero raises to $2, 3 folds, UTG+1 calls $1.50

Flop: ($4.75) 9 of hearts Q of diamonds Q of clubs (2 players)
UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $2.80, UTG+1 raises to $8, Hero calls $5.20

Turn: ($20.75) 9 of diamonds (2 players)
UTG+1 bets $10.00, Hero calls $10

River: ($40.75) T of spades (2 players)
UTG+1 bets $30.75, Hero calls $30.75

Final Pot: $102.25

Hero shows Q of spades K of hearts
UTG+1 shows 7 of clubs 8 of diamonds

Hero wins $99.25
(Rake: $3.00)

It really is not a good idea to make this kind of move without almost any equity what so ever. If he had JT for example it would be not so bad but with 78o it is just spew.

Poker Stars $50.00 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players

MP1: $74.15
MP2: $52.05
CO: $33.70
Hero (BTN): $50.00
SB: $54.90
BB: $52.25
UTG: $146.95
UTG+1: $53.75
UTG+2: $20.45

Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is BTN with A of spades K of hearts
4 folds, MP2 calls $0.50, 1 fold, Hero raises to $2, 1 fold, BB calls $1.50, MP2 calls $1.50

Flop: ($6.25) K of spades J of clubs K of clubs (3 players)
BB checks, MP2 checks, Hero bets $3.65, BB folds, MP2 raises to $15, Hero calls $11.35

He makes a raise to $15 which is really not necessary for a bluff. I think he is thinking the big raise will scare me but a raise to around $9 will do the same and save him $6 when he doesn't get it through.

Turn: ($36.25) 6 of spades (2 players)
MP2 bets $14.50, Hero raises to $33, MP2 calls $18.50

River: ($102.25) 5 of spades (2 players)

Final Pot: $102.25

MP2 shows A of diamonds 5 of hearts
Hero shows A of spades K of hearts

Hero wins $99.25
(Rake: $3.00)

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