Don't let higher stakes fool you



Rock Star
May 29, 2007
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You can find horrible play at any level.

full tilt poker Game #5844585874: Tier Three $69+$6 Sit & Go (44491407), Table 1 - 15/30 - No Limit Hold'em - 16:56:04 ET - 2008/03/30
Seat 1: shawbrother (1,560)
Seat 2: stilez (1,455)
Seat 3: RockMyPocket (1,515)
Seat 4: Sammy000 (1,500)
Seat 5: whodeyX (1,500)
Seat 6: noldmax (1,500)
Seat 7: Brutsch (1,500)
Seat 8: PlanerF (1,470)
Seat 9: Bodenhimer (1,500)
RockMyPocket posts the small blind of 15
Sammy000 posts the big blind of 30
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to whodeyX [Kh Ks]
whodeyX raises to 90
noldmax folds
Brutsch folds
PlanerF folds
Bodenhimer folds
shawbrother folds
stilez folds
RockMyPocket calls 75
Sammy000 folds
*** FLOP *** [7h 4h Jc]
RockMyPocket bets 30
whodeyX raises to 210
RockMyPocket calls 180
*** TURN *** [7h 4h Jc] [Ts]
RockMyPocket checks
whodeyX bets 660
RockMyPocket calls 660
*** RIVER *** [7h 4h Jc Ts] [9h]
RockMyPocket checks
whodeyX bets 540, and is all in
RockMyPocket calls 540
*** SHOW DOWN ***
whodeyX shows [Kh Ks] a pair of Kings
RockMyPocket shows [Th 8c] a straight, Jack high
RockMyPocket wins the pot (3,030) with a straight, Jack high
whodeyX stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 3,030 | Rake 0
Board: [7h 4h Jc Ts 9h]
Seat 1: shawbrother didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: stilez (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: RockMyPocket (small blind) showed [Th 8c] and won (3,030) with a straight, Jack high
Seat 4: Sammy000 (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: whodeyX showed [Kh Ks] and lost with a pair of Kings
Seat 6: noldmax didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: Brutsch didn't bet (folded)
Seat 8: PlanerF didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: Bodenhimer didn't bet (folded)

This was the third hand in and I had no information on this guy but I played it straight by the book and this guy called down 2/3rds his stack with a gutshot, then a gutshot/2nd button on the turn. It's hands like this that have me down $500 this past week.


Stacks & Stacks
Feb 7, 2008
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Why the push on the river when villian offers you the3 check? Did you think he was floating complete air?? IMHO I push on the turn if I feel villian is on a draw or shutdown completely as middle connectors is a natural for the SB to play here.


Cardschat Elite
Sep 2, 2007
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^^^ Agreed with check behind on river, unless i have a good read, i rarely bet river with just an overpair, especially with the fact that river card completed every draw out there.

Also you will find awful palyers at these stakes since low stakes players can win 75$ token to enter these


Feb 8, 2008
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Yep check the can't get realistically called by a worse hand (at least very rarely if he thinks a pair of jacks/tens is good or something) and 9h was the single worst card you could possibly have seen.

Ofc you are a super short stack then...i would have been tempted to shove the turn i think because that is a pretty dangerous board, and a pot of 630 is "good enough" at that stage if he makes the right play and folds. But your turn bet was fine...he would have to be on an open ended FD to have odds to call that (which was possible given the board however).