Saturday, June 2, 2007

What's worse than a donkey?

I know I said I wasn't gonna post or play much this weekend but last night, I saw my friend JT at the $.25/.$50 PL (whole time I didn't even know it was PL until now when I just looked at the HH's... thought it was NL) table so I decided to join him for a little while. It's actually pretty funny as to how soft these tables are. I'm not sure if you just call them soft or what. I mean what I consider an obvious bluff that I'm making, they fold to. You know how everyone tells you to make sure that the story you are putting together make sense? That if you are gonna bluff, if you're not consistent (ie, showing weakness the whole time and then all of a sudden a big bet on the river on a draw heavy board that never got there) you'll get picked off? Well, at this table, it didn't matter. I was betting on missed draws and taking it down all night. Well, so there's that and that's just a weak play that to me makes sense, esp at these lower cash tables and that's certainly not a criticism. You don't expect a 5th grade basketball team to dunk or nail 3's. Same thing. I didn't expect any greatness at these tables and I certainly did not find any.

But, the shocker here is this one character who I could not figure out what he/she was doing... Because I think there are donkeys... and then there was her... See HH below.

First, there was this...

FullTiltPoker Game #2564143079: Table Mantua (6 max) - $0.25/$0.50 - Pot Limit Hold'em - 2:42:09 ET - 2007/06/02
Seat 1: slaydown ($24.85)
Seat 2: duneworm ($37.45)
Seat 3: isis jones ($119.20)
Seat 4: msfulltilt ($55.55)
Seat 5: RecessRampage ($89.15)
Seat 6: InigoMontoya76 ($15.25)
isis jones posts the small blind of $0.25
msfulltilt posts the big blind of $0.50
The button is in seat #2

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to RecessRampage [Ts Ah]
RecessRampage calls $0.50
InigoMontoya76 calls $0.50
duneworm folds
isis jones folds
msfulltilt checks

*** FLOP *** [Qh Th 9s]
msfulltilt bets $0.85
RecessRampage calls $0.85

*** TURN *** [Qh Th 9s] [9c]
msfulltilt bets $1.70
RecessRampage calls $1.70 <--- loose call? Maybe. I thought about raising except I didn't like the turn card so much... so I thought I'll wait and see what happens on the river

*** RIVER *** [Qh Th 9s 9c] [5h] <--- nice! Maybe I'll represent a flush!
msfulltilt bets $3.40 <--- looks like a scared bet into a pot that has approx $6.
RecessRampage raises to $10.20 <--- representing flush/call me ish bet
msfulltilt calls $6.80 <--- dammit! Stupid low stakes donkey who can't fold their top pair?

*** SHOW DOWN ***
RecessRampage shows [Ts Ah] (two pair, Tens and Nines)
msfulltilt mucks <--- WHAT!?
RecessRampage wins the pot ($25.90) with two pair, Tens and Nines

*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $27.25 | Rake $1.35
Board: [Qh Th 9s 9c 5h]
Seat 1: slaydown is sitting out
Seat 2: duneworm (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: isis jones (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 4: msfulltilt (big blind) mucked [Jh 7d] - a pair of Nines
Seat 5: RecessRampage showed [Ts Ah] and won ($25.90) with two pair, Tens and Nines
Seat 6: InigoMontoya76 folded on the Flop

J-7!? So she decided to call a river raise on a board where so many things coulda happened with J high??? what did she think she could beat? Was she trying to look me up to see if I'm the kind of player that would represent hands like that?

So, knowing what happened above, this insanity ensued... right when my friend left...

FullTiltPoker Game #2564182778: Table Mantua (6 max) - $0.25/$0.50 - Pot Limit Hold'em - 2:49:19 ET - 2007/06/02
Seat 1: slaydown ($0), is sitting out
Seat 2: duneworm ($59.70)
Seat 3: isis jones ($123.95)
Seat 4: msfulltilt ($47.95)
Seat 5: RecessRampage ($103.55)
isis jones posts the small blind of $0.25
msfulltilt posts the big blind of $0.50
The button is in seat #2

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to RecessRampage [Td Qs]
RecessRampage calls $0.50 <--- soft table. limp UTG perfectly acceptable.
duneworm folds
isis jones calls $0.25
msfulltilt checks

*** FLOP *** [Jc Th Kd]
isis jones checks
msfulltilt bets $0.75 <--- I've already seen her bet with a draw above
RecessRampage calls $0.75 <--- easy call with a piece of the board and a OESD against a _________ (looking to put a word that describes a player worse than a donkey).
isis jones folds

*** TURN *** [Jc Th Kd] [Ac] <--- there's my straight
msfulltilt bets $1.50 <--- ??? straight also or two pair?
RecessRampage raises to $4.50 <--- no need to slow play here.
msfulltilt calls $3 <--- might be a split pot... maybe raising would be silly considering more money will just be taken away as rake...

*** RIVER *** [Jc Th Kd Ac] [9h]
msfulltilt checks
RecessRampage bets $12 <--- pot sized bet, just in case she's got two pair
msfulltilt calls $12 <--- wasn't a quick call but fairly quick... not quick enough though for a straight... so I thought, wow, what a donkey. Couldn't let go of two pair on this board???

*** SHOW DOWN ***
RecessRampage shows [Td Qs] (a straight, Ace high)
msfulltilt mucks
RecessRampage wins the pot ($34.20) with a straight, Ace high <--- SHIP IT!

Gotta find out what she had...

*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $36 | Rake $1.80
Board: [Jc Th Kd Ac 9h]
Seat 1: slaydown is sitting out
Seat 2: duneworm (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: isis jones (small blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 4: msfulltilt (big blind) mucked [Tc 6h] - a pair of Tens <--- HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.... one pair.... ONE PAIR!?

Seat 5: RecessRampage showed [Td Qs] and won ($34.20) with a straight, Ace high
Seat 6: InigoMontoya76 is sitting out

I mean that is some craziness boys and girls... I mean I don't even know what to say... calling off that much with bottom pair??? shitty kicker? (like it matters)...

3 comments:

pushmonkey72 said...

(looking to put a word that describes a player worse than a donkey).

Hummm, maybe Llama?

Matt said...

Alan,

Thanks for the comment - I responded to it on my blog. Check it out when you get a chance.

Matt

Astin said...

Fonkey