Rob's Brianna C hand analysis - part 1

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As you may know, Mr C emailed me a hand history from a recent P'Stars tourney for mine (and others) input. Little did i know what wonders (horrors!) it contained. This may be the worlds longest thread, so i've disected it into parts (and just to let you know, his play got MUCH better after the intial hands). But here goes - here's the notable hands from the first 15.

Hand 2


Dawg The Cat: posts small blind 10
HenrysBunter: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to brianna c [Kd Jc]
1gooddaddy: calls 20
let's play 9: raises 20 to 40
CAPT WALLY: folds
jgal77: folds
poitoy: calls 40
brianna c: raises 60 to 100
HarryTheRock: folds
Dawg The Cat: folds
HenrysBunter: folds
1gooddaddy: calls 80
let's play 9: calls 60
poitoy: calls 60
*** FLOP *** [5d Js Qs]
1gooddaddy: bets 20
let's play 9: calls 20
poitoy: calls 20
brianna c: raises 280 to 300
1gooddaddy: calls 280
let's play 9: calls 280
poitoy: folds
*** TURN *** [5d Js Qs] A♥
1gooddaddy: bets 1100 and is all-in
let's play 9: folds
brianna c: folds
1gooddaddy collected 1350 from pot
1gooddaddy: doesn't show hand
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 1350 | Rake 0
Board [5d Js Qs Ah]
Seat 1: brianna c folded on the Turn

Seat 5: 1gooddaddy collected (1350)


Raising from early position with 3 callers already with KJ? Fold Dennis (or at least hope for a cheap 40 call).

Post flop, OK raise to find out where you stood, but this was a bit heavy. Basically 400 chips slung away on nothing - still, never mind!

hand 3


HenrysBunter: posts small blind 10
1gooddaddy: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to brianna c [Kd Jh]
let's play 9: calls 20
CAPT WALLY: folds
jgal77: folds
poitoy: calls 20
brianna c: raises 80 to 100
HarryTheRock: calls 100
Dawg The Cat: folds
HenrysBunter: folds
1gooddaddy: folds
let's play 9: calls 80
poitoy: folds
*** FLOP *** [Ks 4d Qc]
let's play 9: checks
brianna c: bets 1000 and is all-in
HarryTheRock: calls 1000
let's play 9: folds
*** TURN *** [Ks 4d Qc] 7♥
*** RIVER *** [Ks 4d Qc 7h] 3♣
brianna c: shows [Kd Jh] (a pair of Kings)
HarryTheRock: shows [Jd Kh] (a pair of Kings)
brianna c collected 1175 from pot
HarryTheRock collected 1175 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2350 | Rake 0
Board [Ks 4d Qc 7h 3c]
Seat 1: brianna c showed [Kd Jh] and won (1175) with a pair of Kings
Seat 2: HarryTheRock showed [Jd Kh] and won (1175) with a pair of Kings



Well you got your ass handed to you playing junk from an early position, so you're not going to make that mistake again with an identical hand are you? Wait you are? OK!

Hit the flop better this time, so a nice continuation bet to either take pot down or get a speculative call? No, you're all in! Major over bet (though you got a call, probably based on your play last hand). Dodged a bullet here, but on to the next hand.

hand 5

Seat 1: brianna c (1135 in chips)
Seat 2: HarryTheRock (1395 in chips)
Seat 3: Dawg The Cat (1610 in chips)
Seat 4: HenrysBunter (1470 in chips)
Seat 5: 1gooddaddy (2370 in chips)
Seat 6: let's play 9 (680 in chips)
Seat 7: CAPT WALLY (1500 in chips)
Seat 8: jgal77 (1500 in chips)
Seat 9: poitoy (1840 in chips)
let's play 9: posts small blind 10
CAPT WALLY: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to brianna c [7h 8h]
jgal77: folds
poitoy: calls 20
brianna c: calls 20
HarryTheRock: calls 20
Dawg The Cat: folds
HenrysBunter: folds
1gooddaddy: calls 20
let's play 9: raises 660 to 680 and is all-in
CAPT WALLY: folds
poitoy: calls 660
brianna c: calls 660
HarryTheRock: folds
1gooddaddy: calls 660
*** FLOP *** [Qh 9s 5d]
poitoy: checks
brianna c: checks
1gooddaddy: checks
*** TURN *** [Qh 9s 5d] Q♦
poitoy: checks
brianna c: checks
1gooddaddy: checks
*** RIVER *** [Qh 9s 5d Qd] 2♠
poitoy: checks
brianna c: checks
1gooddaddy: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
let's play 9: shows [6h Kh] (a pair of Queens)
poitoy: shows [Ts Ah] (a pair of Queens - Ace kicker)
brianna c: shows [7h 8h] (a pair of Queens - lower kicker)
1gooddaddy: shows [Ad Th] (a pair of Queens)
poitoy collected 1380 from pot
1gooddaddy collected 1380 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2760 | Rake 0
Board [Qh 9s 5d Qd 2s]
Seat 1: brianna c showed [7h 8h] and lost with a pair of Queens

Seat 5: 1gooddaddy (button) showed [Ad Th] and won (1380) with a pair
of Queens
Seat 6: let's play 9 (small blind) showed [6h Kh] and lost with a pair
of Queens
Seat 7: CAPT WALLY (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 8: jgal77 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: poitoy showed [Ts Ah] and won (1380) with a pair of Queens

5th hand, and presumably the front doors just rung or you need to go to the loo so want to end the game. I dont think I need to analyse this one - i'll just ask - why Dennis?

hand 6

Seat 1: brianna c (455 in chips)
Seat 2: HarryTheRock (1375 in chips)
Seat 3: Dawg The Cat (1610 in chips)
Seat 4: HenrysBunter (1470 in chips)
Seat 5: 1gooddaddy (3070 in chips)
Seat 7: CAPT WALLY (1480 in chips)
Seat 8: jgal77 (1500 in chips)
Seat 9: poitoy (2540 in chips)
jgal77: posts small blind 10
poitoy: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to brianna c [Ad Jc]
brianna c: raises 435 to 455 and is all-in
HarryTheRock: calls 455
Dawg The Cat: folds
HenrysBunter: folds
Reeeny is connected
1gooddaddy: folds
CAPT WALLY: folds
jgal77: folds
poitoy: folds
poitoy said, "nh1good"
*** FLOP *** [2h 4d 6s]
*** TURN *** [2h 4d 6s] Q♦
*** RIVER *** [2h 4d 6s Qd] 4♠
*** SHOW DOWN ***
brianna c: shows [Ad Jc] (a pair of Fours)
HarryTheRock: shows [Kh Jh] (a pair of Fours - lower kicker)
brianna c collected 940 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 940 | Rake 0
Board [2h 4d 6s Qd 4s]
Seat 1: brianna c showed [Ad Jc] and won (940) with a pair of Fours
Seat 2: HarryTheRock showed [Kh Jh] and lost with a pair of Fours


*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 1480 | Rake 0
Board [Ac 6c Qh 9c 5h]


Down to 455 chips without having a playable hand - sounds like me in Titan events! On reflection I think I like this play - it says, "i'm on Tilt, take my chips". It got the required call and held up. Me? I'd have bet half as much, presuming that someone would come over the top, and increasing likelihood of a call.

hand 15

Seat 1: brianna c (910 in chips)
Seat 3: Dawg The Cat (2350 in chips)
4: HenrysBunter (1390 in chips)
5: 1gooddaddy (2790 in chips)
6: Reeeny (1890 in chips)
7: CAPT WALLY (1820 in chips)
8: jgal77 (1390 in chips)
9: poitoy (2370 in chips)
jgal77: posts small blind 10
poitoy: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to brianna c [Ac 8d]
HarryTheRock [observer] said, "nh"
brianna c: calls 20
Dawg The Cat: folds
HenrysBunter: folds
1gooddaddy: calls 20
DevilsFace is connected
Reeeny: raises 40 to 60
CAPT WALLY: folds
jgal77: folds
poitoy: calls 40
brianna c: calls 40
1gooddaddy: calls 40
*** FLOP *** [As Qd 2d]
poitoy: bets 20
brianna c: raises 830 to 850 and is all-in
1gooddaddy: folds
Reeeny: folds
poitoy: calls 830
*** TURN *** [As Qd 2d] Q♣
*** RIVER *** [As Qd 2d Qc] 5♣
*** SHOW DOWN ***
poitoy: shows [5h Ad] (two pair, Aces and Queens)
brianna c: shows [Ac 8d] (two pair, Aces and Queens - Eight kicker)
brianna c collected 1950 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 1950 | Rake 0
Board [As Qd 2d Qc 5c]
Seat 1: brianna c showed [Ac 8d] and won (1950) with two pair, Aces and

Seat 9: poitoy (big blind) showed [5h Ad] and lost with two pair, Aces
and Queens

Nothing much doing for a few hands, then this - A8 early position I suppose should be slung, but OK it's early days and the blinds are small, so give it a call. You've hit flop again, but you're hardly bombproof, so lets put out a pot size bet to see if you can take the pot down - whoa, all-in again Den! But another call (with A5?)? Maybe you're on to something here?
Seriously, in most cases you're only going to get called all-in by a better hand, so why risk whole stack for a small pot?
BUT, 15 hands down, it's been a rollercoaster (a gruesome rollercoaster), but you're back in the game. Part 2 next week (when a settled Dennis starts making som SMART plays!).
 
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I had to delete huge chunks of text to get it to fit - anybody know how to copy/paste text from a post before it is submitted?
 
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I don't know if I should be commenting on this or not. So forgive me if I'm not supposed to.

Hand 2: I agree with Rob on wither folding or calling preflop. I love playing K,J but it's not a good hand to raise with in early position.

Hand 3: Raised with K,J again preflop, but in better position this time. A bit aggressive to go all in after the flop. However, there is a straight possibility and you have top pair so it wasn't a bad move.

Hand 5: You must REALLY love suited connectors.

Hand 6: Good all in here. You were short stacked and you were going to be the Big Blind next hand so the chances of getting a better starting hand on the Big Blind is slim, although you would have better position. Good Job!

Hand 15: Rob couldn't put it any better.

If I wasn't supposed to comment on this, let me know now and I'll stop. I figured since this is Hand Analysis forum, we can give our insight as well.
 
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O.K. Mr. Rob. I would like to thank you for part one and here are the drunken reasons for my madness.

#1 There is a 90% chance I was drunk while this was going on but that's O.K.:)

Hand #2 I was hoping to get more people to fold with a good out of position pre-flop raise. After the flop I don't know what the hell I was thinking.;) I think I was hoping my big bet would scare the Ace/whatever to fold. Looking back that was the bonehead play of the hand.

Hand #3 I was kinda on tilt and had the same face cards back to back. So I made my $100 raise again. Then this time after the flop I actually had the top pair and an OK kicker so I wanted the person with the Ace to put up or shut up. Being half on tilt at the beginning of this hand seeing my top pair made me froggy.

Hand #5 First let me point out that I play a lot of these $1 tourneys on Stars, so I have a pretty good idea at times. In this hand I called with my connectors. Then the low and desperate stack gos for it. I saw that there would be at least 3 of us in this one and had a hunch about the fourth one. So I thought this pot was worth taking a stab at. Boy am I a dumb ass. Oh Well.

Hand #6 You called this one pretty much dead on. Good cards, low stack, playing like crap. It was make a move time. This one worked out great.

Hand #16 Going back to me seeing people play with Ace/rag all the time, this hand gives me a slight sense of false security. I know that after the flop my kicker could've been killed, but I was getting anxious and once again wanted to either get up or get out. That's not the best way to play poker, but I was drunk.;) This hand ended up working out in my favor.


I told you from the start that this was one crazy ride of a tourney. I was actually chip leader in this one at one point. I look forward to seeing and responding to the next part.
 
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Any one is more than welcome to comment on these histories. I welcome all criticism.
 
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t1riel said:
If I wasn't supposed to comment on this, let me know now and I'll stop. I figured since this is Hand Analysis forum, we can give our insight as well.
No, get stuck in! That's what it's here for!
 
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