When reads go right--always feels great



Jan 7, 2007
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pokerstars Game #9624054940: Hold'em No Limit ($0.25/$0.50) - 2007/04/26 - 21:12:26 (ET)
Table 'Merapi' 9-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 1: hnstuser ($36.65 in chips)
Seat 3: Brady408 ($49 in chips)
Seat 4: Toyman ($48.75 in chips)
Seat 5: Y.Ledbetter ($92.05 in chips)
Seat 6: cheffer90210 ($50 in chips)
Seat 7: asymptote555 ($27.50 in chips)
Seat 8: JNewks ($86.75 in chips)
Seat 9: hott_estelle ($49 in chips)
asymptote555: posts small blind $0.25
JNewks: posts big blind $0.50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to hott_estelle [Kh As]
hott_estelle: calls $0.50
hnstuser: raises $3 to $3.50
Brady408: folds
Toyman: folds
Y.Ledbetter: folds
cheffer90210: folds
asymptote555: folds
JNewks: folds
hott_estelle: raises $9 to $12.50
hnstuser: raises $24.15 to $36.65 and is all-in
slats60 joins the table at seat #2
hott_estelle said, "you've raised like every hand"
hott_estelle said, "with 79 OS, ect, probably have AJ or AQ"
hott_estelle said, "this is such a loose call, but o well, i think i hav u"
hott_estelle said, "AK"
hott_estelle: calls $24.15

*** FLOP *** [9s 2s 4s]
*** TURN *** [9s 2s 4s] [4c]
*** RIVER *** [9s 2s 4s 4c] [6h] (really thought I'd get nut flush there, owell, didn't need it)
*** SHOW DOWN ***
hott_estelle: shows [Kh As] (a pair of Fours)
hnstuser: mucks hand
hott_estelle collected $71.05 from pot
hott_estelle said, "lol"
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $74.05 | Rake $3
Board [9s 2s 4s 4c 6h]
Seat 1: hnstuser mucked [Qd Ah] (read dead on for once)
Seat 3: Brady408 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: Toyman folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: Y.Ledbetter folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: cheffer90210 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: asymptote555 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 8: JNewks (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 9: hott_estelle showed [Kh As] and won ($71.05) with a pair of Fours

The villain has been completely loose raising every hand preflop with almost any two cards, purely agressive. I limped UTG there because I knew he'd raise and I was going to reraise. He raised $3, a bit more than usual, he was type of player that if he had AA, KK, QQ, or even JJ, he thought he had awesome hand so he would do standard raise of about 4xBB-ish. Thus, I thought either AK, which I doubted from him or AQ or AJ, both which I had absolutely dominated. So I called his push.

Just love it when reads work out.


Jul 6, 2006
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If someone's been raising every hand and you're getting over 2:1 with AK, it looks like a fairly easy call. Gotta gamble to win...

BTW you very nearly have odds to call even if he has KK. AA is the only hand you shouldn't call against, and you have one of the Aces so it's even less likely that's what he has.


Jan 7, 2007
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Sounds about right BJ.

Still, doesn't matter how obv or easy decision is for me, still go through a thought process.
Kenzie 96

Kenzie 96

May 21, 2005
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Nicely done Estelle.