Hand Analysis From The Foxwoods Poker Room

t1riel

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I'm going to kill two bird with one stone here. I'm going to tell you how my visit to the Foxwoods Poker room went by posting some hand analysis in the process. So, I went to the $1/$2 No Limit poker table and bought in for $60. Needless to say, It didn't go so well. I was getting nothing and the average raise was $15! I was dealt :as: :jd: in the small blind. Everyone folds to me. I raise it to $15 and the big blind calls. The flop comes::10d: :10h: :5c: . I bet $10 and she (big blind) calls. The turn: :2s: . We both check. The river: :6d: . She bets $25 which is about all I had left. She hasn't been in a lot of hands but she was also in the Big blind so she probably has somethign like Q, J or K, J. She might even have a low pair. I was confident she ah dnothing so I called. She turns over :kd: :10s: . I say nice hand and throw my cards ino the muck.





I figure I learned my lesson and I got soem information from a lot of thew players at my table. I rebought for $40. Now, I get dealt :kd: :qh: on the button. Not bad so I raise $10. Two middle position players call as well as one player to my left. The flop comes:
:qd: :6d: :4c: . I bet $15. The two middle position players fold but the player on my left calls. The turn comes :ac: . "Oh Shit" I thought. I chekc she bets $20, I call reluctantly. For soem reason, I didn't think she had an Ace. The river is :8h: . She checks and I check. She has :2h: :2c: . I win the pot.




Next hand I got involved with I was dealt :ad: :5d: . A player in early position raises it to $10. This early position player likes to get involved in a lot of pots. One middle position calls. I call and well as the big blind. The flop comes: :4d: :3s: :qc: . Early position player bets enough to go all in. The middle position player calls. I call becuase I figure I probably have an overcard. I have a gutshot straight draw and a longshot nut flush draw. The Big Blind calls as well which puts him all in.
Early Position: :kc: :qs:

Middle positon: :ks: :3h:

The turn is a :ac: and the river was a blank. I win the chips.:D




One more hand I like to mention before I end this thread. I was dealt :qh: :ah: on the button. Everyone folds to one late position player who raises it to $20. I call. Everyone else folds. The flop:
:qc: :7h: :6c: . The late position players bets $25. I go all in which is another $27. Now, this guy took a lot of my chips on a great hand earlier so i know he has something good. He thinks about for awhile with a disgust on his face then reluctantly calls. He shows
:10h: :10c: . My queens hold up.

I went into that poker room with $100 and walked away with $157. Then, I lost it all on Carribean Stud but that's another story. I should have kept playing in the poker room.
 
whyareunvs

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JeeDub84 said:
Glad to hear the poker went well T. and is Foxwoods in conneticut?

Yes, it is in Connecticut. It's a very nice poker room. It has been a while since I've played there.
 
Dorkus Malorkus

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Glad to hear you had a nice time! (you didn't actually say it but I inferred it :p)

#1

- Just because "the average raise" is 7.5BBs doesn't mean you have to raise 7.5BBs preflop. Just raise 4BBs or so.

What hands do you think villain is calling with on the flop that you have beat by the river? You say QJ/KJ, I'd disagree somewhat unless villain is a donk - drawing to overcards on a paired board is pretty silly. Even if you do count QJ and KJ, there are many more possible hands villain could be holding that beat you - KJ/QJ is a fraction of villain's range.

#2

- Again, raise a bit less.

- Lead the turn to see where you stand. I don't know why you were panicing, as I don't see the A as a huge danger card in these circumstances, there are many worse cards that could appear.

- River check is good.

#3

- "I call becuase I figure I probably have an overcard. I have a gutshot straight draw and a longshot nut flush draw". Need stack sizes to determine how terrible this is, but I'm pretty sure it's terrible. Outs? Three Aces, though you can't be sure they'll win you the pot so we'll say 1.5 outs there, plus four deuces and the backdoor flush draw (~1.5 outs). All your chips with seven outs? Seems unwise.

#4

- Standard.
 
Bombjack

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I did the analysis on #3 and given the cards they have, you are 33% to win the pot, making it a good call.

Of course, you don't know at the time what they have.
 
Tammy

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I have a question. If you brought $100 to play with, why not buy-in for the full amount? (I'm guessing that Foxwoods is like my Indian casino here--they put a max $100 buy-in at the $1/$2 NL tables.) You're not doing yourself any favors starting out shortstacked.

As far as hand analysis, I really can't add anymore to what Chris already said. :)

I may be going out to the casino today myself (depends how well Matt does in the tourney out there this morning). I'll probably be playing the 1/2 NL as well, or I might see if I can get a SNG going. I'll try to remember some hands to post and see just how donkish I really am! :p
 
ChuckTs

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#3 - wow you're such a fish, Tim :p

Nice job on the other hands, well played, but I gotta say your #3 hand was uuuugly. Calling all in with 4 pure outs and 3 more outs (I would def. not consider an ace an out, so we have to cut that down just like DM noted) for roughly 6 or 7 real outs?
I'll say what everyone else is too nice to say: that was a bad call.

Then again, last time I played a 1/2 game I literally blinded my 40BB stack away, so what do I know? :eek:
 
Bombjack

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#3: a bit of scribbling on the back of an envelope reveals, with $31 in the pot, assuming 6 clean outs, you have odds to call so long as it didn't cost you more than $14.30..... and assuming you can get away with middle position not betting the turn.
 
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