We were ahead.. no really..
I figure I show all the hands that Flux and I get into when we are behind, so for a change a nice little hand where we were ahead.
POKERSTARS GAME #5034205629: HOLD'EM NO LIMIT ($0.50/$1.00) - 2006/05/23 - 23:38:23 (ET)
Table 'Knysna' 9-max Seat #7 is the button
Seat 1: coop488 ($60.65 in chips)
Seat 2: HawaiiHoldm ($92 in chips)
Seat 3: Robt1975 ($88.65 in chips)
Seat 4: BEntenman ($183.05 in chips)
Seat 5: Random_Rules ($96 in chips)
Seat 6: vluff ($25.95 in chips)
Seat 7: Layrisse1979 ($69 in chips)
Seat 8: SirFWALGMan ($71.35 in chips)
Seat 9: pounder55 ($72.80 in chips)
SirFWALGMan: posts small blind $0.50
pounder55: posts big blind $1
vluff: posts big blind $1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to SirFWALGMan [Jh Kh]
HawaiiHoldm: raises $3 to $4
vluff: calls $3
Layrisse1979: calls $4
SirFWALGMan: calls $3.50
Now normally we might fold KJh here, but we are getting into it with a big stack. We want to mix it up with people who it pays to stack. KJh is a nice starting hand as far as draws and it is not too much to call, we also have three way action and some dead money so lets see what happens.
*** FLOP *** [4h 6h Th]
Now this is a really good flop for us. All we are scared of really here is the Ace high flush. So we are going to check. Are we going to call a bet? Well lets see how it unfolds.
HawaiiHoldm: bets $16
vluff: raises $5.95 to $21.95 and is all-in
Oh my! This is pretty good. So vluff just called the raise pre-flop, but he likes his hand now. Flux says "SET". I am not sure. Why go all in with a set on a flush board? I guess we will have to see. Now I think Hawaii has some overcards or something. Should we string him along? No way. We were going all in on the check raise no matter what. Playing our strong hands strong and getting paid because nobody beleives us.
SirFWALGMan: raises $45.40 to $67.35 and is all-in
At this point Hawaii goes into the tank. Only real hand I put him on that scares me now is AA with the Ace of hearts. Does that hand call the all in here?
HawaiiHoldm: calls $51.35
*** TURN *** [4h 6h Th] [Kd]
*** RIVER *** [4h 6h Th Kd] [As]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
SirFWALGMan: shows [Jh Kh] (a flush, King high)
HawaiiHoldm: mucks hand
SirFWALGMan collected $90.80 from side pot
vluff: shows [6d 6s] (three of a kind, Sixes)
SirFWALGMan collected $79.85 from main pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $173.65 Main pot $79.85. Side pot $90.80. | Rake $3
Board [4h 6h Th Kd As]
Seat 1: coop488 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: HawaiiHoldm mucked [Tc Ts]
Seat 3: Robt1975 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: BEntenman folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: Random_Rules folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: vluff showed [6d 6s] and lost with three of a kind, Sixes
Seat 7: Layrisse1979 (button) folded on the Flop
Seat 8: SirFWALGMan (small blind) showed [Jh Kh] and won ($170.65) with a flush, King high
Seat 9: pounder55 (big blind) folded before Flop
So basically we got into a perfect storm kind of hand. Two sets drawing to boats. No other flush outs. This actually gives us an even better hand because two more outs are dead.
So the questions are:
A. Is anyone afraid of the Ace high flush here?
B. If you had the set of tens or sixes do you get stacked here?
It is nice when you get multiple people to call an all in and scoop that nice pot. Very nice. Also one thing I *should* improve on in my NL game is topping of my buyin. I left $40 on the table because I was down that much. I tend to be the one buyin kind of guy who plays it to the felt but that can be unprofitable.