Monday, August 07, 2006

First Try at 50-NL

So I figured I would try out the 50/NL tables for a night. I was a little nervous. My bankroll is a little small for it. I basically had Satan and the Angel both screaming at me to stop being so fucking passive. You know your not playing right when both sides are yelling at you. Rav even jumped in for a few quick jabs.

Anyway I can not say I played aewsome at 50/NL but I did get my first stacking. A guy sat down who really should not be playing 50/NL. I have taken out his name to protect the innocent. I think I may have overplayed this hand but knowing the player I knew he was willing to be stacked with TPTK and I went with that read.

FullTiltPoker Game #874897437: Table Liberty View - $0.25/$0.50 - No Limit Hold'em - 1:43:35 ET - 2006/08/08
Seat 1: Katz51 ($78)
Seat 2: MiamiDon ($92.75)
Seat 3: BigErf ($50.25)
Seat 4: SirFWALGMan ($75.15)
Seat 5: Waylon Uranus ($45.50)
Seat 6: unkown3333 ($51.80)
Seat 7: OverplaysTP ($49.25)
Seat 8: tipuppike ($62)
Seat 9: Leotol21 ($15)
BigErf posts the small blind of $0.25
SirFWALGMan posts the big blind of $0.50
BigErf: thanks
Leotol21 posts $0.50
Katz51 posts a dead small blind of $0.25
Katz51 posts $0.50
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to SirFWALGMan [As Ac]
tipuppike: bad move last bet
Waylon Uranus calls $0.50
unkown3333 folds
OverplaysTP calls $0.50
tipuppike folds
Leotol21 checks
Katz51 checks
BigErf: whos this guy
MiamiDon calls $0.50
BigErf calls $0.25
SirFWALGMan raises to $8
BigErf: i think its for real
Waylon Uranus folds
OverplaysTP calls $7.50
Leotol21 folds
Katz51 folds
BigErf: maybe not
MiamiDon folds
BigErf folds

We had so many limpers and people never respected my raises so I decide to push it up to eight bucks. I swear to you I had pot raised KK 4 times before and gotten 1-2 callers AND every time the flop had an Ace. I of course pot bet and took it down. I even re-raised once and took that down. So here I raise to $8 to hopefully thin the field or maybe get someone to overcommit with QQ.

*** FLOP *** [Js 2h 7d]
SirFWALGMan bets $18.75
OverplaysTP: OMG
OverplaysTP has 15 seconds left to act
OverplaysTP calls $18.75

Nothing scary on the flop so I pot it. I get called by this guy. I know he hit his jack. I just know it. I am not sure how. I decide to hopefully end the hand right here. By the passive call I am even more sure he has something like AJ/KJ.

*** TURN *** [Js 2h 7d] [5s]
SirFWALGMan bets $48.40, and is all in
OverplaysTP calls $22.50, and is all in
SirFWALGMan shows [As Ac]
OverplaysTP shows [Qd Jh]
Uncalled bet of $25.90 returned to SirFWALGMan

Holy shit? I can not beleive I got called? Did I misread the hand? Does he have JJ? I may have just made a HUGE mistake.

*** RIVER *** [Js 2h 7d 5s] [5d]
SirFWALGMan shows two pair, Aces and Fives
OverplaysTP shows two pair, Jacks and Fives
Waylon Uranus adds $5
SirFWALGMan wins the pot ($98.25) with two pair, Aces and Fives
BigErf: hey if your not in the hand
OverplaysTP: nh
OverplaysTP is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $101.25 | Rake $3
Board: [Js 2h 7d 5s 5d]
Seat 1: Katz51 folded before the Flop
Seat 2: MiamiDon (button) folded before the Flop
Seat 3: BigErf (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 4: SirFWALGMan (big blind) showed [As Ac] and won ($98.25) with two pair, Aces and Fives
Seat 5: Waylon Uranus folded before the Flop
Seat 6: unkown3333 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: OverplaysTP showed [Qd Jh] and lost with two pair, Jacks and Fives
Seat 8: tipuppike didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: Leotol21 folded before the Flop

Good solid read and I get paid off. It makes my night and the bankroll skyrockets to a whole $667 and around $100 on Stars. Did I overplay this hand though? I think I might have. The read and having played this person before helped but that does not mean he does not have J2 for two pair or something?

If the person who I had this hand against is reading this I really mean this seriously. You need to stop falling in love with TP. I mean did you think I would raise that much with air? I just do not see going to war for your entire stack with QJo? I want you to do well in poker but you HAVE to plug this leak right now. Hell, I am feeling like I overplayed this hand and I had a pretty good hand going. Who know's maybe the person had a bad day or was totally sloshed. I have seen him consistantly do this kind of thing though and hope that they will stop.


Blogger DP said...

As I just told you over IM Waffle, you played this hand perfectly and there is really no discussion to be had about it.

The result is irrelevant -- even if the guy showed JJ you still played it perfectly. In this particular case the result just reveals how bad your opponent played, and of course you profited as a result of that bad play.

For anyone curious, my blog (the domain is currently down) will be up and running again in a few days.

11:52 PM

Anonymous Neil said...

IMHO, sometimes when you do not get the respect you need with a raise, you overplay a bit to make the players pay for their mistakes. In other words, you were able to maximize the value of your hand. It was not overplayed, you got someone to to commit to a mistake and you got paid!

3:05 AM

Blogger Drizztdj said...

Perfect storm.

You got paid off by a lesser hand.

If you were playing a LAG game, this is your reward for playing that type of game.

Just be cautious that you WILL get action like this and suckouts may come more frequently, but you should come out ahead at the end.

5:13 AM

Blogger Pokerwolf said...

You had no reason to believe that your hand wasn't good. I'm guessing you never saw the guy slowplay anything, so that gives you more incentive to for his whole stack.

Well played, Waffles!

7:09 AM

Blogger Chilly said...

I disagree with the idea of raising to thin the field. I think in terms of raising to get the most money in the pot. Not exactly the same thing.

7:38 AM

Blogger littleacornman said...

I'm with DP in thinking you played it perfectly.You made the correct read,went with it and were proved right.

Not sure about wanting the villian to stop playing like he does though.I'd be looking for him at every opporunity...

7:47 AM

Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

Well.. I try to help other bloggers when I can.. they hardly ever listen to me anyways so I am not sure why I try.

8:14 AM

Blogger Raveen said...

yea waffles gotta love when u stack people....i think u played the hand at the tables

8:24 AM

Blogger Fuel55 said...

Now you know why I have written so many blog entries on OVERBETTING for VALUE - this is a CLASSIC example. Well done - soon you'll be hopping with the big boys at $10/20.

8:29 AM

Blogger TripJax said...

Weird...I had not read this post until just now (Tuesday afternoon), but I also played 50NL last night and wrote about having the devil and the angel on my shoulders whispering in my ear. That is just really weird that I write that and then come over and see you wrote nearly the same thing the day before.

Twilight Zone.

11:04 AM

Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

Must be plagerism.. Of Course my Devil is Fluxer and my Angel is Don. lol.

11:13 AM

Blogger TripJax said...

Regarding Chilly's comment...

I tend to think of that rationale in limit games, not NL.

In NL...When I can get heads up with someone, thus increasing my odds of winning the hand by thinning the field, and still be able to double my stack by stacking someone else, that's just gravy. If 3 or 4 people are in the pot I can probably win a big pot, but I'm more likely to play the hand differently (more cautious) because there are many more ways to be beat when 2 or more players are in the hand.

In Limit...I'm more likely to want more people in the pot and build a pot cause I know I need those people in the pot to make it worth the action. I also know, even with more people in the pot, the type of hands I will play in those situations can be totally different from my NL strategy.

They are just two entirely different animals...

Might make for a good discussion or post...

11:16 AM

Blogger DP said...

Well said Trip...

1:48 PM

Blogger TripJax said...

Thanks dp.

8:20 AM


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