Luck or outplayed?



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May 13, 2006
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pokerstars Game #5801819173: Tournament #28910170, $2.00+$0.20 Hold'em No Limit - Level VI (100/200) - 2006/08/05 - 00:15:33 (ET)
Table '28910170 6' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
Seat 1: Eddy Fast (8435 in chips)
Seat 2: Effexor1 (2445 in chips)
Seat 3: ezzardrock (8060 in chips)
Seat 4: mdh6424 (1850 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 5: kimmi101 (7255 in chips)
Seat 6: lineham 3 (12560 in chips)
Seat 7: cup0joe (1140 in chips)
Seat 8: tuchie (5280 in chips)
Seat 9: _muckington_ (3945 in chips)
Eddy Fast: posts small blind 100
Effexor1: posts big blind 200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Effexor1 [4s As]
ezzardrock: folds
mdh6424: folds
kimmi101: folds
lineham 3: calls 200
cup0joe: folds
tuchie: folds
_muckington_: folds
Eddy Fast: calls 100
Effexor1: checks
*** FLOP *** [6s 9d 9s]
Eddy Fast: checks
Effexor1: bets 200
lineham 3: calls 200
Eddy Fast: folds
*** TURN *** [6s 9d 9s] [2c]
Effexor1: bets 200
lineham 3: raises 200 to 400
Effexor1: calls 200
*** RIVER *** [6s 9d 9s 2c] [7d]
Effexor1: checks
lineham 3: bets 600
Effexor1: raises 1045 to 1645 and is all-in
lineham 3: folds
Effexor1 collected 3000 from pot
Effexor1: doesn't show hand
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 3000 | Rake 0
Board [6s 9d 9s 2c 7d]
Seat 1: Eddy Fast (small blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 2: Effexor1 (big blind) collected (3000)
Seat 3: ezzardrock folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: mdh6424 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: kimmi101 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: lineham 3 folded on the River
Seat 7: cup0joe folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: tuchie folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: _muckington_ (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)

Villian was consistantly stealing pots, being short stacked my draw turned check raise bluff worked out, but what do you think about the play?


Nov 10, 2005
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At first, I thought you were really lucky he didn't have a 9. Then I read the bottom about your read on him. That's what it's all about, baby! Play the player, not the cards. Good job! That's how you deal with a bully. Just be careful. Sometimes they do have it.


Aug 3, 2006
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I would play those cards in a similar way. However:

* On the flop make a pot-sized bet. That gives the other players the impression you have hit top pair or hav an overpair. Mayb the other players wld hav folded right there if u had hav bet bigger at that stage. However, if you still got called then the other player is telling you they hav a good hand or could be drawing just like you (unlikely).

* ON the turn if you dont hit the flush I wld check. This is the cheapest option. If you bet then you could get raised and wld then hav to contribute more. If you check and the other player bets then calculate the pot odds to see if it is worth calling.

* If after the river you still hav high card Ace then i would check-fold. If your opponent is still in the pot they most likely hav u beat. I used to bluff at the end, but almost always got called or raised such that it was a bad play.

You went all in at the end but it wasn't a very big bet respective to the pot size so your opponent wld most likely call with any piece of shit just out of curiosity. The fact that your opponent folded meant you probably had him beat anyway.

Lemme kno wat u think. :turtle:


May 20, 2005
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It was a risky but successful bluff. The check raise on the river scared him. Outplayed has my vote.