Great play, or just very lucky...?
I could do with some more advice please. On this hand I'm playing my usual over-aggressive style, I look like a donk if I'm honest, but most of the hands I've lost have had a chance at turning into a monster, and the few I've shown down were decent cards.
On this hand I'm raising with suited connectors UTG, it's horrible play but I'm happy to throw the $3 away if I don't hit. The plan is that it can become a good hand, and people really shouldn't put me on it.
Can't remember my reads on Blue2you, I think they'd only recently joined and had lost a little money with a good but 2nd best hand.
***** Hand History for Game 5475957702 *****
$100 NL Texas
Hold'em - Saturday, December 02, 05:15:18 ET 2006
Table Table 126897 (Real Money)
Seat 9 is the button
Total number of players : 10
Seat 6: lovelybaby ( $77.72 )
Seat 7: royster111 ( $28 )
Seat 10: blackdraft ( $255.76 )
Seat 2: myxiplx ( $77.85 )
Seat 1: blue2you ( $92.50 )
Seat 5: BMONEY0001 ( $127.66 )
Seat 9: BROTn1 ( $109.53 )
Seat 8: DrEvil2000 ( $19.28 )
Seat 3: xX_Chill_Xx ( $66.27 )
Seat 4: MarcMar ( $99 )
blackdraft posts small blind [$0.50].
blue2you posts big blind [$1].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to myxiplx [ 7d 6d ]
myxiplx raises [$3]
BMONEY0001 calls [$3]
lovelybaby calls [$3]
blue2you has been reconnected and has 20 seconds to act.
blue2you raises [$7] Ok, giving him credit for being solid with no reads, putting him on a good pair here, or high cards.
myxiplx calls [$5] Thought hard about this. In the end, I've got position on him after the flop, the odds are good, and the table's loose so we'll probably get two more callers.
BMONEY0001 calls [$5]
lovelybaby calls [$5]
** Dealing Flop ** [ Jd, 2s, 4d ]
blue2you bets [$20] Hmm, pot size bet. He got 3 callers behind but he hasn't got my read on the table so doesn't know that's standard, his hand is probably very good. Putting him on a high pair guarding against the flush.
myxiplx calls [$20] Now he won't put me on the flush at all, a pair of K's or Q's may be worried by this. I may bluff if I feel a chance is there, otherwise this is a cointoss on my flush draw - 2:1 to win, 3:1 pot odds, with position and chance for more money if I hit.
** Dealing Turn ** [ 5d ] Whee, hit the flush, and I've got a str flush draw too.
blue2you checks Don't buy him being nervous at all, think he's encouraging a bluff.
myxiplx is all-In [$49.85] Ok, I can pretend to bluff for you, all in please.
blue2you calls [$49.85] wheeeee!
** Dealing River ** [ 7h ]
blue2you shows [ Kc, Ks ]a pair of Kings.
myxiplx shows [ 7d, 6d ]a flush, Jack high.
myxiplx wins $169.20 from the main pot with a flush, Jack high.
Well, I got the result I wanted, my read was spot on. The question is, was the $20 call gamble correct. I had to see the river for the odds to be right, was gambling that he'd be cautious on the turn and give me a free river. He could have put me in a very tough position had I missed the flush on the turn.