Anything wrong with this hand?



plays poker on hard mode
May 16, 2006
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I'm just getting so annoyed. For the last month on Full Tilt I am either completely card dead or I hit great flops and get sucked out on/superbly unlucky. How do some people have good luck when I'm literally praying every hand to just not have bad luck.

Did I do anything particularly wrong here?

Full Tilt Poker Game #1276295703: Table Anasazi - $0.50/$1 - No Limit Hold'em - 9:36:06 ET - 2006/11/20
Seat 1: Rxcigar ($75.30)
Seat 2: RTJ ($64.50)
Seat 3: combuboom ($100)
Seat 4: YoungGuns329 ($83.30)
Seat 5: wheaten ($70.15)
Seat 6: Samijuo ($85.90)
Seat 7: Ponderman ($60)
Seat 8: chasing GT ($104.50)
Seat 9: pabtex ($16.75), is sitting out
Rxcigar posts the small blind of $0.50
RTJ has 5 seconds left to act
RTJ is sitting out
combuboom posts the big blind of $1
RTJ stands up
Ponderman posts $1
The button is in seat #8
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to combuboom [6s Jc]
YoungGuns329 calls $1
wheaten calls $1
Samijuo folds
Ponderman checks
chasing GT folds
Rxcigar calls $0.50
combuboom checks
*** FLOP *** [6c Jd 8h]
Rxcigar checks
combuboom bets $2
YoungGuns329 calls $2
wheaten folds
Ponderman folds
Rxcigar folds
*** TURN *** [6c Jd 8h] [Ah]
combuboom bets $5
YoungGuns329 raises to $10
layoutdude sits down
combuboom calls $5
*** RIVER *** [6c Jd 8h Ah] [9s]
layoutdude adds $50
combuboom bets $11
YoungGuns329 calls $11
*** SHOW DOWN ***
combuboom shows [6s Jc] (two pair, Jacks and Sixes)
YoungGuns329 shows [6h As] (two pair, Aces and Sixes)
YoungGuns329 wins the pot ($48.45) with two pair, Aces and Sixes
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $51 | Rake $2.55
Board: [6c Jd 8h Ah 9s]
Seat 1: Rxcigar (small blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 2: RTJ is sitting out
Seat 3: combuboom (big blind) showed [6s Jc] and lost with two pair, Jacks and Sixes
Seat 4: YoungGuns329 showed [6h As] and won ($48.45) with two pair, Aces and Sixes
Seat 5: wheaten folded on the Flop
Seat 6: Samijuo didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: Ponderman folded on the Flop
Seat 8: chasing GT (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: pabtex is sitting out

And is it just me or is the guy pretty much an idiot for calling $2 with bottom pair on the flop. I'm obviously not going to bet into 5 people with less than BOTTOM PAIR. Plus he doesn't know what the players after him will do. Did I just basically get screwed (again?)
Dorkus Malorkus

Dorkus Malorkus

Jul 12, 2005
Total posts
Check-call river. Rest is standard.


plays poker on hard mode
May 16, 2006
Total posts
Check-call river. Rest is standard.

I figured maybe I should have done that. At this point I was somewhat scared that the guy had a set or better 2 pair, so I wanted to bet out first and hopefully control the size and at least get to see the hand.

If he raises me there, I'm pretty much folding for sure. If I check to him and he makes a big bet ($25+), don't I pretty much have to call? It could be a bluff just like the raise on the turn could have been taking advantage of the scare card. If I bet here, the chances of him bluffing seem much less likely and if he raises I can fold. Is this reasonable? Leading out with the smallish bet honestly seems to me like the best way to make money if he has only one pair, and the best way to limit my losses if I'm beat.


I'm confused
Jun 30, 2006
Total posts
Bet more on the flop. As it was you bet 2 making the pot 7, pretty easy call for villan at 3.5 to one. You need to make him make a bigger mistake here probably bet around $5. If he calls anyway, well he's a donk and you that's what you want him to do. Note that he'll call a big raise with bottom pair and take aqdvantage of that in the future.
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