sometimes you feel sorry for the villain

    • anblick
      anblick
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.07.2009 Posts: 9
      I decided to play an orbit or two on a fishy looking table (FL .1/.2 SH) before ending my session. It turned into one orbit, of which I played two hands -- BB and UTG:


      $0.1/$0.2 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A, 8.
      4 folds, SB raises, Hero calls.

      Flop: (4 SB) 5, 8, 9 (2 players)
      SB bets, Hero calls.

      Turn: (3 BB) A (2 players)
      SB bets, Hero calls.

      River: (5 BB) K (2 players)
      SB bets, Hero raises, SB calls.

      Final Pot: 9 BB.

      Results follow:

      SB shows a straight, nine high(6c 7d).
      Hero shows a flush, ace high(Ah 8h).

      Hero wins with a flush, ace high(Ah 8h).

      -------------------------------------------

      $0.1/$0.2 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with 9, 9.
      Hero calls, 4 folds, BB checks.

      Flop: (2.5 SB) J, 9, T (2 players)
      BB bets, Hero calls.

      Turn: (2.25 BB) 2 (2 players)
      BB bets, Hero raises, BB 3-Bets, Hero calls.

      River: (8.25 BB) 9 (2 players)
      BB bets, Hero raises, BB calls (all in).

      Final Pot: 11.4 BB.

      Results follow:

      BB shows a straight, queen high(Qc 8s).
      Hero shows four of a kind, nines(9d 9s).

      Hero wins with four of a kind, nines(9d 9s).


      ... at this point the villain reloaded, and I left the table reflecting that if I didn't need to go to bed maybe I should stick around to apologise .. or better yet, watch him tilt!

      Then again, I totally mis-played the turn on the second hand. When I'm tired I seem to not recognise straights. Definitely time for bed, and chalk this one up to variance wanting me to have pleasant dreams.
  • 5 replies
    • aceonetheriver
      aceonetheriver
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.12.2008 Posts: 591
      Suckout, or luck, or skills, or what da hell ever..i never never feel sry :D :D :D
      u have no idea how many times " villain" suckouts,,,

      NHs
    • anblick
      anblick
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.07.2009 Posts: 9
      Oh, I know exactly how many times villains suck out! Usually it's when I have pocket aces and some tard 3bets me with 72o, hitting 2p or trip 2s the river. I'm also a fan of the players who can't find the raise button -- I'm playing a pretty obvious aggressive overpair/set, their nut gutshot comes in on the river and they proceed to .. call for value.

      But there are so few good players at these limits that I really appreciate seeing another one at the table, and quite enjoy taking turns with them to fleece the calling stations and maniacs. Often we'll trade small pots, but it's not often that I'll stack somebody who knows what they're doing in two hands a few minutes apart :P .

      brag: I'm starting to learn to tell fish from tags from maniacs from calling stations shortly after joining a table, and using their action/position to decide whether I want to join a pot.
    • MikeB570
      MikeB570
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.05.2009 Posts: 72
      Lol I probably played this bad but everyone gets lucky once in a while. Funny think was he paused for like 10 seconds before calling the river.

      PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.10 BB (8 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

      UTG ($1.90)
      Hero (UTG+1) ($10)
      MP1 ($10.65)
      MP2 ($21.40)
      CO ($12.25)
      Button ($5.20)
      SB ($10.90)
      BB ($5)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG+1 with 4, 4
      1 fold, Hero calls $0.10, 1 fold, MP2 calls $0.10, 2 folds, SB calls $0.05, BB checks

      Flop: ($0.40) 5, 4, 8 (4 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $0.40, MP2 raises to $1.80, SB calls $1.80, 1 fold, Hero calls $1.40

      Turn: ($5.80) 2 (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, MP2 checks

      River: ($5.80) 4 (3 players)
      SB bets $4.20, Hero raises to $8.10 (All-In), 1 fold, SB calls $3.90

      Total pot: $22 | Rake: $1.05

      Results below:
      SB had 5, 5 (full house, fives over fours).
      Hero had 4, 4 (four of a kind, fours).
      Outcome: Hero won $20.95
    • Snodreliss
      Snodreliss
      Silver
      Joined: 23.12.2007 Posts: 1,280
      Originally posted by MikeB570
      Lol I probably played this bad but everyone gets lucky once in a while. Funny think was he paused for like 10 seconds before calling the river.

      PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.10 BB (8 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

      UTG ($1.90)
      Hero (UTG+1) ($10)
      MP1 ($10.65)
      MP2 ($21.40)
      CO ($12.25)
      Button ($5.20)
      SB ($10.90)
      BB ($5)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG+1 with 4, 4
      1 fold, Hero calls $0.10, 1 fold, MP2 calls $0.10, 2 folds, SB calls $0.05, BB checks

      Flop: ($0.40) 5, 4, 8 (4 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $0.40, MP2 raises to $1.80, SB calls $1.80, 1 fold, Hero calls $1.40

      Turn: ($5.80) 2 (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, MP2 checks

      River: ($5.80) 4 (3 players)
      SB bets $4.20, Hero raises to $8.10 (All-In), 1 fold, SB calls $3.90

      Total pot: $22 | Rake: $1.05

      Results below:
      SB had 5, 5 (full house, fives over fours).
      Hero had 4, 4 (four of a kind, fours).
      Outcome: Hero won $20.95
      You played it fine ;)
      You can also ofc go broke on flop, but kind of sucks when SB c/coldcalls raiser.
    • ImAnAcehole9
      ImAnAcehole9
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.10.2009 Posts: 128
      Q. What's worse than playing limit poker?


      A. Playing .1/.2 limit poker :f_mad: