UNUSUAL PLAY for me - 98sooted



Mar 1, 2007
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Kay this is my first hand-history post for me. Be gentle, folks, but definitely feel free to rip the hand apart and put it back together for me. Was this a bad play with a lucky flop, or did I actually play this one well for a change?

pokerstars Game #8797784153: Hold'em Pot Limit (5/10) - 2007/03/08 - 10:22:47 (ET)
Table 'Gallia II' 9-max (Play Money) Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: FIRESHOOTER (1590 in chips)
Seat 2: bmwMARIO (2985 in chips)
Seat 4: pesche222 (4030 in chips)
Seat 5: svebor (846 in chips)
Seat 6: baris-1 (1570 in chips)
Seat 7: lanafaith (1990 in chips)
Seat 9: voltijunkie (1004 in chips)
baris-1: posts small blind 5
lanafaith: posts big blind 10
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to lanafaith [9s 8s]
voltijunkie: calls 10
bmwMARIO: calls 10
pesche222: calls 10
svebor: calls 10
baris-1: calls 5
lanafaith: raises 40 to 50
voltijunkie: folds
bmwMARIO: calls 40
pesche222: folds
svebor: calls 40
baris-1: calls 40
*** FLOP *** [9h 8c Qc]
baris-1: bets 100
lanafaith: raises 100 to 200
bmwMARIO: calls 200
svebor: calls 200
baris-1: calls 100
*** TURN *** [9h 8c Qc] [Ad]
baris-1: checks
lanafaith: bets 300
bmwMARIO: folds
svebor: calls 300
baris-1: calls 300
*** RIVER *** [9h 8c Qc Ad] [Ac]
FIRESHOOTER said, "faith giveme some faith"
baris-1: checks
lanafaith: bets 500
svebor: calls 296 and is all-in
baris-1: folds
*** SHOW DOWN ***
lanafaith: shows [9s 8s] (two pair, Aces and Nines)
svebor: mucks hand
lanafaith collected 2562 from pot
Doorman.ale joins the table at seat #8
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2562 | Rake 0
Board [9h 8c Qc Ad Ac]
Seat 1: FIRESHOOTER folded on the Flop
Seat 2: bmwMARIO folded on the Turn
Seat 4: pesche222 folded before Flop
Seat 5: svebor (button) mucked [8d Kc]
Seat 6: baris-1 (small blind) folded on the River
Seat 7: lanafaith (big blind) showed [9s 8s] and won (2562) with two pair, Aces and Nines
Seat 9: voltijunkie folded before Flop


Oct 9, 2006
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Since it was a play money table, it is hard to guage much. There was too much limping all around, and the only real question is "would you have folded if the button raised?", or "if anyone raised?"

Most here might suggest you should fold there. In this particular case, no one else was making a stab at the pot, so your raise is not without merit, but you should know that so many callers at that point suggest very inexperienced play. You should realize it was a semibluff at best.

On the flop, with that monster hit, I would think a better, tho less profitable move would be all in. Better in that you do not want to let anyone else catch up cheaply. After the river ace, another ace, or Q becomes seriously problematic.

You could have so been counterfitted.

All that said, I should qualify that with this fact. I ain't won diddly lately.
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Cardschat Elite
Apr 11, 2006
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Lots of limpers, nothing wrong with trying to steal here once in a while.

Basically raise more on the flop so your opponents are making a mistake to be calling it with a flush or str8 draw. The A on the river reduced your hand to a pair of nines which is a disaster for you. Any Q or A has you beat (as I am sure you know newbs love to play A rag). Of course if anyone was chasing the flush draw (which they had the odds to do) you are toast.

Try to leave off the results next time Lana, it will get you better non results oriented replies.


Mar 1, 2007
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okee i won't post the results next time. This was my first grouping of handhistories posted, so forgive the minor taux-pas.

And to answer the other criticism, this was a Pot Limit table (yes I know, I was surprised too... not sure how I ended up there, but I decided to shake things up a bit with new gameplay) so my raises were as high as they would go. To all extents and purposes I agree with you strategically, but I was limited by what the table would allow.

Minor edit here: The raises were originally as high as they would allow (preflop, and close to it postflop) so yes, I guess on the postflop reraise and turn i might have raised more.