Sunday, November 18, 2007

MTT Success (and a hand to analyze as well)

Yesterday was a pretty good day. 4 games, 4 cashes. Took 2nd in a couple of 1 table SNGs, but more importantly, final tabled 2 MTTs - a 90 player SNG & 118 player PLO. All at the $5 stakes, of course, so this is no major accomplishment, but I did double my bankroll in one day, so it's a blog-worthy topic, I think.

Not much to talk about from most of those games - it was basically straightforward play, getting my big pairs to hold up most of the time. I did take a gamble for 40% of my stack with 77 when an EP player limped then overbet allin when I made a standard raise. But my observation of him wasn't that he was a crafty player, just a very loose one, and I made the call against his AT soooted. The flop gave him a gutshot plus the nut flush draw, but somehow I dodged his outs and took a huge lead.

I did have one hand that I wanted to post about. This hand took place late in the game, I think we were down to 18. My opponent hasn't really shown anything crafty - most of his big hands are played fairly standard. What he's seen from me - isolating a couple of shortstacks with hands like KT & KJ, calling his all in on a J high flop after reraising him preflop with AJ (he had AJ as well), and doubling up JJ with KK when he rivered a straight. That leads us to this hand - I'm curious to see what you think the hands are here before I actually tell you:

Full Tilt Poker Game #4212802136: $5 + $0.50 Sit & Go (31957411), Table 7 - 400/800 Ante 100 - No Limit Hold'em - 1:05:13 ET - 2007/11/18
Seat 1: raf37 (10,030)
Seat 2: RUUDROB (27,585)
Seat 4: jouno (22,570)
Seat 5: TKehoe (14,505)
Seat 6: hossmopp (15,895)
Seat 7: mclarich (38,535)
Seat 8: vincent_1968 (6,640)
Seat 9: ornette (18,875)
raf37 antes 100
RUUDROB antes 100
jouno antes 100
TKehoe antes 100
hossmopp antes 100
mclarich antes 100
vincent_1968 antes 100
ornette antes 100
mclarich posts the small blind of 400
vincent_1968 posts the big blind of 800
The button is in seat #6
ornette folds
raf37 folds
RUUDROB has 15 seconds left to act
RUUDROB calls 800
jouno folds
TKehoe folds
hossmopp folds
mclarich calls 400
vincent_1968 checks
*** FLOP *** [5c 2c 3s]
mclarich checks
vincent_1968 has 15 seconds left to act
vincent_1968 checks
RUUDROB bets 1,600
mclarich calls 1,600
vincent_1968 folds
*** TURN *** [5c 2c 3s] [8s]
mclarich bets 3,200
RUUDROB calls 3,200
*** RIVER *** [5c 2c 3s 8s] [8d]
mclarich has 15 seconds left to act
mclarich bets 8,000
RUUDROB has 15 seconds left to act
RUUDROB calls 8,000

I know there's not a whole lot to go on here, but generally speaking, what type of hands would you put us on? In his position, what kind of hands would you be playing the same way he did in this position?

Tomorrow, I'll post the actual hands that we had. GL to everyone in the Big Game tonight!


At November 18, 2007 at 9:50 PM, Blogger meanhappyguy said...

ROB: Paint, suited connectors/one gappers, PP's
You: Pretty much any two
V: Any two

ROB: no change
You: PP, pair, club draw, straight or straight draw

ROB: pair, two pair, set, pocket pair, paint with either clubs or spades
You: same

ROB: JJ,TT,99,77,66
You: missed draw, 8x, 77,66,5x,3x

I make wide ranges! Not sure why I didn't add you earlier to my blog roll. If it makes you feel better, I didn't add Astin until just now as well--damn luckbox!

At November 19, 2007 at 4:02 PM, Blogger Alan aka RecessRampage said...

I would never limp from late position with Ax so there goes that for him. I guess either a big pocket pair? I don't know. I rarely limp from late position so I really have no clue.

Neither one played the hand the way I think I would but here's my guess. My guess for your holding is that you actually have a busted draw or you have two pair that got counterfeited on the river and you're desperately trying to get the other guy to fold. (like 3-5 or something). Or I guess you could have 6-8 maybe? It would be a far stretch unless you had a flush draw to go along with it.

Though I'd never play this way, the opponent may have A5 or 66 or 77.


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