Thursday, August 09, 2007


Well, this is a blog, so better report the rough with the smooth.

Was cleaned out on blonde poker today, lost $4.7k, pretty much to one guy in just 4 hands.

Heads-up 5/10.

(1) I had nothing and bluffed every street after the raggy board made 4 to a straight and a possible Flush on the Turn. He'd raised pre-flop so I thought he didn't have any of it, but he'd made a Flush with A-Ts. Pot was 2k.

(2) I raised from the button with 8-5s, he re-raised, I called. J-8-5 rainbow Flop. He bet, I raised, he called. A Turn. He bet $300, I moved all-in for $900, he called. Jack on River, he wins with A-4. 3k pot.

(3) I raised from the button with A-Js, he re-raised, I called. A-x-x Flop. He bet, I called. Jack Turn. He bet, I pushed all-in, he called. King on River, he wins with A-K. 2.5k pot.

(4) I raise from the button with 8-4, he calls. 6-4-6 Flop. He checks, I bet, he calls. 4 Turn, he bets, I re-raise, he calls. Ace on River. I bet several hundred, he pushes all-in, I call. He wins with A-6. 5k pot.

Lots of history behind them hands, but there you have it, was going so well online, but back to the drawing board. Probably restart at $2/4, will have to check my finances.

If anyone wants to know why I played a hand in a certain way, then please feel free to ask.


At 6:26 PM, Blogger Amatay said...

Some nasty beats there Snoop, ul. No4 with 84 seems abit strange, you playing the player i guess? What was your thinking here?

At 6:42 PM, Blogger snoopy1239 said...

I'm going to try and get the hand history for this one so I can confirm the pre-flop action, but for some reason I never once thought he had a 6, so perhaps there was a pre-flop re-raise at some point.

In this sense, once I hit my full house, I thought I was ahead. The way he'd been playing previously signified that he had an Ace, so when the Ace came on the River, I thought he'd hit it with A-K, A-Q etc (the 8-5 hand shows he can play hands oddly).

I decided to bet just enough so he could re-raise me all-in on the River if he had nothing. There had been some friendly banter in the chat box, with me saying things like, "Hey, I haven't seen you bluff for ages, have you locked up?"

I probably played this hand terribly, but I'll wait for the hand history before I crucify myself too much. I expect I should have folded to the all-in on the River, even if there was a chance he was bluffing. Of course, a check call would be my normal play, but I was sure he had an Ace and would check.

At 1:38 AM, Blogger Smart Money said...

SO, you had 6-4 on hand 4? (not 8-4)

If so, then hands 2-4 are three sick rivers!

At 7:38 AM, Blogger snoopy1239 said...

No, definitely 8-4. Sry, I should clarify that it was a 4 on the Turn to give me a full house.


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