Friday, August 10, 2007


Villain = $2,545,34
Hero = $2,443,30

Villain = small blind = $5
Hero = big blind = $10

Villain raises to $35k, Hero calls with 8s-4s.

Flop = 6d-4d-6c

Hero checks, Villain bets $45, Hero calls.

Turn = 4c

Hero checks, Villian bets $135, Hero raises to $270, Villain calls.

River = Ah

Hero bets $730, Villain raises all-in for $2,098.30, Hero calls.

Villain wins the $4,988.64 with Ac-6h.

I'm sure many people will label me a numpty, but looking back, I'm not overly ashamed. There was a lot of history to this hand, we'd been playing for hours. The way he played it was completely contradictory to the way he had played the whole session, so much so that I even suspect someone stepped in for him for the last 30 minutes. I say this because he wanted to leave, but I persuaded him to stay for an extra half an hour. Oh, the irony.

Whoever played the hand, they played it exceedingly well in my eyes. He bet out his trips and flat-called a re-raise on the Turn. I don't recall him once making any of these moves in four hours of play, which is why I was bamboozled into thinking I had the best hand.

I was sure I was ahead, so much so in fact that I was prepared to bet the River and call a re-raise. I thought he had a middling pair, or an Ace (if you look at the A-J hand from before, this is certainly possible), and so thought that I could prise some extra money out of him by betting the River. I even purposely bet a figure that allowed for a bluff re-raise, I was that confident. We'd be enjoying some friendly banter leading up to this hand about lack of bluffs shown. He accused me first of not bluffing anymore, and I denied it profusely because I wanted him to stay. I then said the same to him, saying he hasn't made a move for ages.

I won't defend myself here, I made a boo boo for a big amount of spondoolies, but what I will say is that based on the history of the session, I can understand why I made the moves I did In hindsight, I think I should have checked the River. Even if I'm confident, it's a lot of money if he does move all-in.

I would appreciate your thoughts on this hand.


At 7:34 AM, Blogger lucky_scrote said...

Hey snoop, i know what its like when it feels like when someone steps in and takes over your opponent, its happened to me before and completely threw me off and put me on massive tilt.

My only comment is i wouldnt play 84 out of position, even to a min raise

At 12:43 PM, Blogger Neil Ross said...

cheers for your comment on my blog the other day. I have decided to restart it after all the positve remarks.

good luck at the tables

At 3:50 AM, Blogger toyzzz said...

calling to split or lose the pot on the river. bad play imo.

At 7:54 AM, Blogger snoopy1239 said...

Hi there. As I said, lot of history to the hand, and also you're assuming that I thought I was behind, which I didn't.


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