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Instant Tragedy

June 5, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Sometimes the RNG forgives me for my loose pushes…

Now ladies and gentlemen, I understand that I made a mistake here. Yes, I understand I had TP shitty kicker but I had two notes on UTG + 1

Plays Ace rag like someone Hoy would get pissed off at

Plays King Rag like Wawfuls.

So with that information I went into this hand.   As a reminder I am trying different things at different levels in an effort to make my 1 to 1000 Challenge come true.

Full Tilt Poker $0.01/$0.02 Pot Limit Hold’em – 7 players – View hand 738115

The Official Hand History Converter

BTN: $0.56

SB: $0.73

BB: $0.81

UTG: $0.47

UTG+1: $1.34

MP: $0.21

Hero (CO): $1.04

Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero is CO with Q of clubs K of clubs

1 fold, UTG+1 calls $0.02, MP calls $0.02,

Hero says “nh”,

Now I would normally fold or raise here but I’ve been so aggressive in the previous hands that I wanted to see what happened when  didn’t pop it up. Probably a mistake.

Hero calls $0.02, BTN raises to $0.04, 2 folds, UTG+1 calls $0.02, MP calls $0.02,

So .02 to win .19 sounds like good pot odds to me.

Hero calls $0.02

Flop: ($0.19) 2 of spades K of spades 5 of clubs (4 players)

UGH, a backdoor flush draw with TP 3rd kicker. I will call any pot sized raise to see where he is at.
UTG+1 bets $0.19, MP folds, Hero calls $0.19, BTN folds

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise he pot raised it.  2-1 odds are crappy But I really believe he has A rag or King 7

Turn: ($0.57) 7 of clubs (2 players)

Now I have a flush draw.

UTG+1 bets $0.28,

I’m surprised by the 1/2 pot raise.  He either has lucked into two pair or I’m ahead.  Does he have AK? He would have tried to trap here if he had AK. So I am “ALL YOU CAN EAT BABY!”.

Hero raises to $0.81 all in, UTG+1 calls $0.53

Now the replayer says he called. The better term is SNAP CALL. I look at the hands and go “Well hell”.

But after the RNG has hosed me so many times during the BBT5 it redeems itself here.

River: ($2.19) 7 of spades (2 players – 1 is all in)


Final Pot: $2.19

UTG+1 shows 5 of hearts K of hearts (two pair, Kings and Sevens)

Hero shows Q of clubs K of clubs (two pair, Kings and Sevens)

Hero wins $2.05

(Rake: $0.14)

Overview : I was right on my read that he was playing King Rag, but wrong that he didn’t have two pair by the flop.

Lesson Learned.

$2 closer to $1000.

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