Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Easy Money

It's easy to forget the hands we fold that save us a lot of money simply because we never played them. Money saved spends just as well as money earned.

In this hand, folding QQ preflop shouldn't be difficult against two players raising and reraising from early position. If I were on autopilot, I can see myself getting involved in this hand and losing a chunk of change. Instead, all I lost was the money I paid for the blinds:

Full Tilt Poker $5/$10 No Limit Hold'em - 8 players - View hand 176679

The Official Hand History Converter

CO: $2290.00
BTN: $872.65
Hero (SB): $2000.00
BB: $2671.50
UTG: $907.00
UTG+1: $2001.50
MP1: $1000.00
MP2: $1009.00

Pre Flop: ($15.00) Hero is SB with QQ of clubs QQ of spades

1 fold, UTG+1 raises to $30, MP1 raises to $100, 5 folds, UTG+1 calls $70

Flop: ($215.00) 55 of clubs 66 of clubs AA of hearts (2 players)

UTG+1 checks, MP1 bets $100, UTG+1 raises to $315, MP1 calls $215

Turn: ($845.00) 44 of hearts (2 players)

UTG+1 bets $1586.50 all in, MP1 calls $585 all in

River: ($2015.00) TT of clubs (2 players - 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $2015.00

UTG+1 shows 77 of spades 99 of spades (Ace Ten high)

MP1 shows AA of diamonds AA of spades (three of a kind, Aces)

MP1 wins $2012.00

(Rake: $3.00)

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