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Nice session last night

I've been having a good week. Here's two hands that really helped me out. Notes following each hand:


Poker Stars
No Limit Holdem Ring game
Blinds: $3/$6
9 players
Converter

Stack sizes:
UTG: $576
UTG+1: $891.20
MP1: $861.10
Hero: $440.85
MP3: $600
CO: $303.45
Button: $105
SB: $948.75
BB: $556.85

Pre-flop: (9 players) Hero is MP2 with 8 8
UTG folds, UTG+1 calls $6 (pot was $9), MP1 folds, Hero raises to $18, 2 folds, Button calls $18 (pot was $33), 2 folds, UTG+1 calls $12 (pot was $51).

Flop: 5 T 8 ($63, 3 players)
UTG+1 checks, Hero checks, Button checks.

Turn: 7 ($63, 3 players)
UTG+1 bets $24, Hero raises to $54, Button folds, UTG+1 raises to $126, Hero calls $72 (pot was $243).

River: 5 ($315, 2 players)
UTG+1 bets $306, Hero calls all-in $296.85.
Uncalled bets: $9.15 returned to UTG+1.

Results:
Final pot: $908.7
UTG+1 showed 2d 2s
Hero showed 8h 8c

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not sure why this guy paid me off. I guess I had a terrible rep with him. Gotta love it!
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Poker Stars
No Limit Holdem Ring game
Blinds: $2/$4
6 players
Converter

Stack sizes:
UTG: $556
UTG+1: $900.85
CO: $580
Button: $361.60
Hero: $209.90
BB: $261.30

Pre-flop: (6 players) Hero is SB with Q J
2 folds, CO raises to $16, Button folds, Hero calls $14 (pot was $22), BB folds.

Flop: 4 9 T ($36, 2 players)
Hero checks, CO bets $24, Hero calls $24 (pot was $60).

Turn: Q ($84, 2 players)
Hero checks, CO bets $48, Hero raises all-in $169.9, CO calls $121.9 (pot was $301.9).

River: 5 ($423.8, 1 player + 1 all-in - Main pot: $423.8)


Results:
Final pot: $423.8
Hero showed Qc Jc
CO mucks Jh Tc

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got a little lucky here. Wasn't sure I had the best hand, but felt I could move him off his hand, something like KQ, and I had my draw to fall back on.
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Chargers Rock -- Can you believe that game?

My Chargers got themselves into quite a hole. They were down 28-7 at halftime. Did any of you see the game? They actually won 49-41. Can you f**&^'in believe that? When was the last time you saw a team give up 41 points and win. It was just crazy. And my man Philip Rivers really showed me something. He never gave up. It's heard to believe that this is his first year as a starter. He looks incredibly poised back there. On the last drive he scrambled out of the pocket and threw a shovel pass for a touchdown. Wow!!!!!!!!

LT continues to dominate and run for touchdowns. He added 4 more on Sunday. I think that makes 15 in the last 5 games. Amazing. Their defense looked pretty weak, but Cincinnati does have incredible firepower. If you would have told them that they would score 41 points and lose, they would have thought you were crazy. Hell, I would have thought you were crazy.

Go Chargers!!!!

ON THE POKER front, I didn't play much this week, but me and the boys had a little dealer's choice home game on Saturday night. Joe brought his friend from NY. Nice guy, but he was a maniac. He's an investment banker and has a lot of money and isn't afraid to put it at risk. It was common for him to play blind until the river. Even on the river he would often bet without looking as his cards and it worked great for a while. He would keep on putting us all in without looking. Now if you have a hand, sure you would call, but when you're facing a $400 all-in bet with middle pair, it's not as easy as it sounds. One time, Mike called him down with TPTK and the guy had flopped a set. Mike was sure that he looked at his cards, but I was watching I didn't think he did.

I caught him towards the end of the night. This time I flopped a set and did my best to make it look like I had nothing but had enough with his all-ins. It worked. He went all-in with nada after I made a potsized raise on the flop and I quickly called. He had nothing, but then turn brought a 3rd heart I was a bit freaked out since he had a heart and I didn't. The river brought a 4th heart and he started hooting and yelling but I realized that the board also paired and I now had a full house! Good fun indeed.

A few hands on Stars that bother me

I have posted a few hands that I played the last week that really bother me. I'll comment after each hand. Please leave any comments if you have some suggestions!

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Poker Stars
No Limit Holdem Ring game
Blinds: $3/$6
7 players
Converter

Stack sizes:
UTG: $228
Hero: $293.25
MP1: $293.20
CO: $597
Button: $524.55
SB: $594
BB: $285.70

Pre-flop: (7 players) Hero is UTG+1 with A J
UTG calls $6 (pot was $9), Hero raises to $18, 2 folds, Button calls $18 (pot was $33), SB folds, BB calls $12 (pot was $51), UTG calls $12 (pot was $63).

Flop: A K 9 ($75, 4 players)
BB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $36, Button folds, BB raises to $72, UTG folds, Hero calls $36 (pot was $183).

Turn: 5 ($219, 2 players)
BB bets $76, Hero calls $76 (pot was $295).

River: K ($371, 2 players)
BB bets $36, Hero raises all-in $127.25, BB calls all-in $83.7.
Uncalled bets: $7.55 returned to Hero.

Results:
Final pot: $610.4
Hero showed As Jd
BB showed Th Ks
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On this hand i was a bit loose but this guy was crazy aggressive and he was making moves on me all session. I really thought I had him up until the river.
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Poker Stars
No Limit Holdem Ring game
Blinds: $3/$6
6 players
Converter

Stack sizes:
Hero: $612.25
UTG+1: $279
CO: $167.65
Button: $234.55
SB: $228.30
BB: $179.35

Pre-flop: (6 players) Hero is UTG with 3 3
Hero calls $6 (pot was $9), UTG+1 folds, CO calls $6 (pot was $15), Button folds, SB calls $3 (pot was $21), BB checks.

Flop: 6 J 3 ($24, 4 players)
SB checks, BB bets $18, Hero calls $18 (pot was $42), CO raises to $36, 2 folds, Hero raises all-in $606.25, CO calls all-in $125.65.
Uncalled bets: $444.6 returned to Hero.

Turn: 5 ($221.65, 0 player + 2 all-in - Main pot: $365.3)


River: Q ($221.65, 0 player + 2 all-in - Main pot: $365.3)


Results:
Final pot: $221.65
Hero showed 3c 3s
CO showed Jh Js

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probably don't push if he wasn't short stacked, but then again I probably just lose more on my set over set. What bothers me here is that I was setting this dunk up for the kill and then I get cold decked!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Poker Stars
No Limit Holdem Ring game
Blinds: $3/$6
9 players
Converter

Stack sizes:
UTG: $635.40
UTG+1: $99
MP1: $1494.85
MP2: $884.70
MP3: $3330.10
CO: $181.40
Hero: $282.90
SB: $672
BB: $1815.35

Pre-flop: (9 players) Hero is Button with K A
UTG calls $6 (pot was $9), 5 folds, Hero raises to $18, 2 folds, UTG calls $12 (pot was $33).

Flop: 6 A 4 ($45, 2 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $24, UTG calls $24 (pot was $69).

Turn: 8 ($93, 2 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $54, UTG raises to $108, Hero calls $54 (pot was $255).

River: 9 ($309, 2 players)
UTG bets $108, Hero calls $108 (pot was $417).

Results:
Final pot: $525
UTG showed 5s 7d



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this is the worst of the group. This guy is a suck-out artist and he keeps on getting me with crappy hands like this. Not sure how i kept from breaking my monitor when I saw his hand.

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