Friday, March 14, 2008

HOTD: Bottom pair all-in

I'm not proud of this play, but I can rationalize it.

My opponent and I had been going back and forth with lots of reraised pots preflop. In this hand, I 4-bet preflop with A3o, which was obviously a bit light. It was meant to win the pot preflop or on the flop, since the villain had been giving up to my continuation bets 70 percent of the time (although that number shrunk as the match progressed. Do you see why?)

Then when he check-raised me all in on the flop, I thought it most likely that he had some kind of draw with an overcard. I believed my one-pair hand had about 50 percent equity against my opponent's range because I was about 100 percent sure he would have shoved AA-QQ or AK preflop.

Given my (incorrect) read, I couldn't fold bottom pair getting about 3:1.

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Seat 1: Sharker_on_tilt ($1,489) -
Seat 2: smizmiatch ($1,014.50) - -


smizmiatch posts small blind $5
Sharker_on_tilt posts BIG blind $10
Dealt To: smizmiatch

RAISE smizmiatch ($30)
RAISE Sharker_on_tilt ($105)
RAISE smizmiatch ($225)
CALL Sharker_on_tilt ($120)


Pot: $450

CHECK Sharker_on_tilt
BET smizmiatch ($355)
RAISE Sharker_on_tilt ($1264)
CALL smizmiatch ($434.50)
UNCALLED Sharker_on_tilt ($474.50)


Pot: $2029


Pot: $2029



smizmiatch collected $2028.5 from main pot with two pair, Aces and Jacks

Total pot: $2 Rake: $0.50

Final Board:

Seat 1: Sharker_on_tilt big blind showed [9h 4h] and lost with two pair, Jacks and Nines - Net Gain/Loss: ($-1014.5)

Seat 2: smizmiatch small blind showed [As 3d] and won 2,028.50 with two pair, Aces and Jacks - Net Gain/Loss: ($1009)

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Maybe it's just one of those hands where I played it wrong on every street but somehow got it right. Or maybe I just sucked out...


kurokitty said...

That's a punk hand of the day -- victory from the jaws of defeat!!

Fuel55 said...

LOL - It aint about the cards ....

Gadzooks64 said...

This looks fine to me in Firefox. It might just be a quirk of your browser (IE?).