Cash Game Analysis Of This Hand



Jul 11, 2007
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Ok so i took a few beats so im a little more aggressive than usual put playing good tripled up from where i was after loosing a few stupid pots with one loose donk and i get this hand.

The guy in it seems respectable no maniac pretty conservative player, well i thought so. IM just so pissed off as i havnt had a sicko hand like this for a fair bit of money for a while. Even thought i knew he might have hit im still not folding just your thoughts please. BTW he quickly left after the hand.

full tilt poker Game #2909312030: Table Warwick (6 max) - $2/$4 - No Limit Hold'em - 20:03:41 ET - 2007/07/10
Seat 1: philuva ($396)
Seat 2: JoeHasham ($639.30)
Seat 3: mchar ($629.05)
Seat 4: kiddo1111 ($311.20)
Seat 5: SynZen ($814.20)
philuva posts the small blind of $2
JoeHasham posts the big blind of $4
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to JoeHasham [As Ac]
mchar folds
kiddo1111 folds
SynZen raises to $14
philuva folds
JoeHasham raises to $44
SynZen calls $30
*** FLOP *** [2h Js Ah]
JoeHasham checks
SynZen bets $65
JoeHasham has 15 seconds left to act
JoeHasham raises to $192
SynZen has 15 seconds left to act
SynZen calls $127
*** TURN *** [2h Js Ah] [3h]
JoeHasham has 15 seconds left to act
JoeHasham bets $403.30, and is all in
SynZen calls $403.30
JoeHasham shows [As Ac]
SynZen shows [9h 8h]
*** RIVER *** [2h Js Ah 3h] [5c]
JoeHasham shows three of a kind, Aces
SynZen shows a flush, Ace high
SynZen wins the pot ($1,277.60) with a flush, Ace high
JoeHasham is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $1,280.60 | Rake $3
Board: [2h Js Ah 3h 5c]
Seat 1: philuva (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 2: JoeHasham (big blind) showed [As Ac] and lost with three of a kind, Aces
Seat 3: mchar didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: kiddo1111 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: SynZen (button) showed [9h 8h] and won ($1,277.60) with a flush, Ace high


Aug 18, 2006
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I don't play those levels, so I don't think I'm qualified to give an analysis.
But what I do on those types situations when there is a draw and I know I'm ahead with the set, I usually push all-in to try to chase any draws out.
As i see it, I want to let an opponent know, by the size of my bet(all-in), that I'm holding the nuts right there and its going to cost them alot to catch their draw.
BTW, why did you check on such a draw heavy flop?
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Jul 11, 2007
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I just KNEW he would bet at it, yes i mean i could do the old CB here but i just didnt i mean i raised him before the hand the table pretty mush know you have AK AA KK QQ im no loose maniac and the i check raise him on the flop and he called so i was pretty stuck but i just thought he played like a bit of a loose nutter on that flop to call that bet to hit a heart just pissed me off. Thanks for your reply shinedown. :)


Advanced beginner
Sep 20, 2006
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Preflop I think you gave a pretty clear indication of a big pair, and with the Ace on the flop you gave him some reason that maybe you were afraid of the Ace (KK/QQ/JJ) so you gave him additional reason to bet at the flop to represent an Ace himself.

I dunno, your CR gave him pretty slim odds, but the only reason for him to call preflop with his hand is the chance to stack you, and with the draw there his chance is still there. I guess he just figures his implied odds are still worth it.
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