Friday, April 04, 2008

Token games are so soft its frightening

A simple 2 table MTT and its still early. WE have doubled up to $3300 in chips, and so has the BB. We are currently 8 handed.

*** HOLE CARDS ***
UtG folds and it comes to us
Dealt to columbo [9h Td]
columbo calls 80
So, I call. Sue me. I know that if the blinds were higher, I would be throwing money away. And I know that I just limped with a drawing hand from out of position. But the table has been passive pre-flop and I expect to see a flop at a reasonable cost.

MP, cutoff, and button all fold
SB calls 40
BB raises to 200

Ok, so as expected, someone raised. But now the price is $200 and its lower than if I would have made the 3xBB raise from EP to $240. And I am going to get action with my 9T. Now I can either win a big pot or lose a small pot.

columbo calls 120
SB folds

*** FLOP *** [4d 9d Tc]
BB bets 200
columbo value raises to 640
BB calls 440

*** TURN *** [4d 9d Tc] [Ad]
BB checks as expected and I figure no matter what we bet here, he will fold. The pot is about 1700 (half a stack) so I value bet about $580

columbo bets 580
BB calls 580
*** RIVER *** [4d 9d Tc Ad] [3h]
BB bets 250

How can he possibly bet here?

columbo calls 250
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Jogador shows [Js Jd] a pair of Jacks
columbo shows [9h Td] two pair, Tens and Nines

Now later in the same game…

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to columbo [Ad Jh]
utg+1 calls 80
columbo checks from BB

*** FLOP *** [6h 3h 7h]
columbo bets 80 (will he stand the all heart board?)
utg+1 calls 80 (yup)

*** TURN *** [6h 3h 7h] [4h]
columbo bets 160 <= I gots a flush, but does he?
Utg+1 raises to 320 <= ugh, probably.
columbo calls 160

*** RIVER *** [6h 3h 7h 4h] [6c]
columbo checks (3 hearts better than mine)
utg+1 bets 400
columbo calls 400 (his bet is a trip to value town and I am stuck)

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Utg+1 shows [Tc Ts] two pair, Tens and Sixes
columbo shows [Ad Jh] a flush, Jack high
columbo wins the pot (1,800) with a flush, Jack high


1 comment:

PokahDave said...

ahhhh....the wonders of the weekend. I've had some stuff happen this weekend....none of it by someone's excellent play....crazy!