Friday, April 6, 2007

Genius or Insanity??

I swear i'm never bluffing again in $4+0.40 180 player sit and go's. I don't know whether this guy is a genius or insane but it's definitely a fine line!! Make your own mind up though. This guy was limping a lot so i decided i'd try a steal.
Maybe i need to be more selective about the quality of player i try plays on.

$4.00+$0.40 Hold'em No Limit - Level V (75/150)
Table '47159433 6' 9-max Seat #7 is the button

Seat 1: mitchelltril (3116 in chips)
Seat 3: alfie225 (7590 in chips)
Seat 4: BADPLAY_100 (2986 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 5: deigojd (2865 in chips)
Seat 6: LepRecon777 (5958 in chips)
Seat 7: Le_Klem (6341 in chips)
Seat 8: Fullhousekim (3215 in chips)
Seat 9: juss10 (6730 in chips)
Fullhousekim: posts small blind 75
juss10: posts big blind 150

Dealt to LepRecon777:

He limps once again,

CALL alfie225, 150

I'm hoping to take the pot down here with a raise,

RAISE LepRecon777, 450 to 600
CALL alfie225, 450

no such luck...


CHECK alfie225:

Time to represent the Queen. Its a dangerous board for AQ so a large bet should show i'm serious.

BET LepRecon777 , 1200
He thinks for a while...
CALL alfie225, 1200

Attempted steal failed. Although its a strange call, where is the check-raise?? I'm thinking maybe AJ or TT.


CHECK alfie225:
A king hits the turn, but i can't represent everything, so i check behind him.
CHECK LepRecon777:


Perfect, the river brings another bluffing card, my 'hand' has improved so i can fire again.

CHECK alfie225:
I considered going all in in this spot but i figured that a descent sized bet would do just the same...
BET LepRecon777 , 2150
I don't think he even considered folding.
CALL alfie225, 2150

Okay, i assume i'm going to see the Q he slow rolled me with,...

LepRecon777 shows:

(a pair of Queens)

alfie225 shows:

(two pair Queens and Fours)
alfie225 collected 8125 from pot

What a fucking Hero.

I was completely amazed. I don't think i could make that call if i played for 20 lifetimes.

Current Balance: $904.26

4 comments: said...

Well done getting up to $900, you've gotten the variance under control now you have some leeway. Plug away and don't move up too quickly, i'm sure you will do fine.


black666 said...

lol ... I've had my share of experience too in the 4/180. you just can't get them to lay down a hand once they hit.

but this is where you also make your most money. just bet your strong hands and don't try to do anything fancy. I can't tell you how often those donks have given me their whole stack with A6o when ane ace flops .. it just doesn't matter what the other cards are, they are willing to put their stack in with top pair :-)

20kmission said...

i think this situation is a good example of how the players in these tourneys can't lay down a hand. The skill in these tourneys is value betting hands like second pair, and as you said not doing anything fancy, at least not till bubble time.

Cell 1919 said...

He's insane! And his type make up at least half of the field at these limits I'm afraid. It's where I play my poker and it can be utterly demoralising.

Played one last night and had my aces cracked by a flopped set by someone who called a large raise with, wait for it, 25s.

You ought to be able to nominate one person a night to be held to account for their idiocy, just so you can understand what goes through their micro-brains (apart from air).

Actually, not such a good idea. My name might appear on one or two people's hit lists :(