re: Poker & Improving my novice game
Not a QQ or JJ hand but an example of a hand where I got screwed for 2 hours worth of careful play. Can you guys just tell me what you think. I can handle any bad beat as long as I know I made the right decisions.
.01/.02 NLHE cash game $2 max buy-in.
I dropped down to this table and bought in with my final 92 cents and after 2 hours playing my A game I managed to amass a healthy $7.83 stack. Villain was also enjoying raping the table and eating up short stacks and was sitting with a healthy $4.83. I wanted his chips!
I was UTG+2, Villain was CO-1.
I was dealt AdKs, UTG folded and I decided to just call for a change as I always seem to raise with AK.
Table folds around to villain who raises to 4 cents, everyone else folds. He has position over me.
I now re-raise to 12 cents, Villain calls and we go to the flop.
Flop comes 6h3cQc, pot stands at 27 cents.
I make a larger than usual pot sized C-bet as there are possible flush draws and want him to have to pay over pot odds
if he is on a draw.
He simply calls, the pot is now 79 cents and the Ah comes on the turn.
I have made AA with top kicker and check to induce a bluff.
He bets in to me with a 48 cent bet which I raise to $2.20. He calls and the As comes. The pot stands at $5.19 I got trip aces with top kicker and I just KNOW I have him by the testicles!
I bet enough to put him all-in and he calls and flips over 66 to give a boat of 666AA... WTF?????
I lose nearly $5 and the best part of 2 hours play. MAN THIS BOILED MY PISS UP. I left the table to cool off.
PLEASE can someone reassure me that I didn't play this hand badly?