Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Back to Winning: Part 2

After the small win in the previous post, I went to try my luck on a Saturday.  I probably wouldn't have gone but since I put in a few hours at work that morning (to save PTO), I made the easy drive.  I got sent to table 12, way in the back of the room.  They were opening a new table as I got there.  Not sure why, but the back of the poker room feels much colder than the rest.

I chose seat 5.  As I looked around, I recognized Matt Vaughan in seat 8.  I've seen many of his videos and I wanted to say something before the dealer opened the table.  But, the guy seated to my left was talking non-stop and asking Matt questions the whole time.  He even asked Matt if he was going to record/vlog this cash session.  Matt said no.  I decided to leave the vlog topic alone.

I did get in a hand with Matt.  There was a straddle to $6 and Matt made it $21 from the big blind.  Only I called with A-Q off.  The flop was A-2-2 and Matt bet $35.  I called and the turn was a blank.  Matt checked and I bet $50.  He folded.

With Q-9 of spades I called $10 pre-flop.  Four of us saw the flop of Q-9-5 with two hearts.  I bet $25 and all three called.  The turn was a 10 and it was checked around.  I think I should have bet here but maybe the 10 was a heart (not sure).  The river was a black 4 and I bet $60.  All folded.  This got me up to $290.

The last hand I'll mention was an interesting one.  Seat 1 was all-in pre-flop for $12.  I called (I'll omit what I had for now).  Seat 7 had a $50 stack, called with Q-3.  The flop was 9-10-Q rainbow and I bet $100 knowing he had less than $40 behind.  What do you do here if you are in his shoes?

Update:

We pick-up the action with me already having bet $100 on the flop and seat 7 facing a fold/call all-in.  I had moved all-in with J-10.  I don't know if I like my play there.  It might have been a little loose.  What do you guys think?  Seat 7 called and he was actually ahead!  Click the button below to see how the board ran out.



6 comments:

  1. id fold, but i doubt a guy who calls with Q3 preflop for $12 is gonna fold.

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    1. Good point, I don't see how he calls pre and on the flop with a 3 kicker!

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  2. Q3 has to jam there. If not, there's zero business calling with that hand. Can't call/fold after hitting top pair with that stack size, IMO.

    s.i.

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    1. It makes sense but if I already bet big shouldn't he think I also have a queen? Update coming.

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  3. Why call a $12 all in bet with only $50? And if so, what was the player hoping to hit? He hit top pair, but jamming with a 3 kicker is ugly. Totally ridiculous play.

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    1. I am torn because he hit his queen on the flop but with such a weak kicker, can he really expect to win.

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