A Game That Will Live In Infamy: Hands 81-100

Bovada $2K Guarantee NLHE 6-Max

Part five of a 6-max tournament from start to finish, hand by hand. I’m player 50.

HAND 81125/250/25J9J83
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64BBK712.4K121900
87UTGAT13.5K12
50HJAK15.1K213770
95CO645K21
74DKQ22.3K2025118
45SBAJ5.2K14198292

My suited ace-king is in an equity tie with six-four offsuit and king-queen; three of the aces are dealt out, as are three of the kings. Six-four is the only hand with two live cards. Anyway, I raise to 750 and get called by everyone but the already folded UTG and CO. I’m best going into the flop, but it hits SB hard and nobody bets. D is the only one with even a slim chance after the turn but he’s not about to call an all-in from SB, who takes the hand down.

HAND 82125/250/252KA83
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64SB2911.6K11
87BBJJ13.5K356912
50UTG3A14.4K223188
95HJ6Q5K15
74CO6521.6K10
45D597.6K7

I must have been feeling the sting of the ace-king loss, because I raised this crummy ace to 750. Action folded to BB’s jacks, and he 3-bet to 2.5K. And I called. After the flop, things change significantly, although I can’t be sure of that. My read was that he had a big pair, and as long as it wasn’t kings, I was probably good. I jammed my entire stack and he had to fold, but he showed the jacks to show how lucky I’d been, I guess. I’ve got the show feature turned off on my side.

HAND 83125/250/25QQJKA
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64D8411.4K10
87SB6211K17323655360
50BBAJ17.1K254858
95UTG8A5K112074564100
74HJ3T21.5K18
45CO2Q7.6K18

UTG limps in with a suited ace, SB limps with live cards, and I just check it, then hit a pair on the flop. SB takes the lead with a 500 bet and the flush draw. I fold, playing it safe on the paired board, even though as it stands I have the most equity, but UTG presses on. UTG pulls ahead on the turn and both players check, then UTG tries for a little value on the river but SB folds to a bet of 500. As it stands, I would have been chopping with two pair and the king kicker. Not a big loss for me but I bet CO and HJ were kicking themselves, since they would have gotten trips and a straight, repsectively. They were both actually ahead of the winner pre-flop.

HAND 84125/250/256TAKT
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64COAJ11.4K336582320
87D7810.2K16
50SB2K16.9K10
95BBKT6.1K22351868100
45UTG897.6K19

The big stack’s moved off the table, so I’ve got a small lead over everyone else for a bit. That doesn’t mean I’m not going to fold to a raise to 750 by CO. BB calls with his king, and they’re HU to the flop. BB check-calls 750 with bottom pair, then strikes gold with one of the two remaining kings on the turn. They both check, and BB makes a full house on the river. He bets 1.8K and CO makes a good fold.

HAND 85125/250/2593JKT
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64UTG7Q9.9K27
87COJA10.2K345487
50DA816.7K22293
95SBA37.8K101710
45BB377.5K8

All three of the aces are on their way to the flop after CO raises to 750. A bet of 2.2K from top pair chases me and SB out of the hand after the flop.

HAND 86125/250/2593JKT
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64BB4Q9.9K23
87UTG3Q12K11
50CO3T15.9K16
95D5J7K27
45SB387.3K22

4Q is a great hand when everyone folds to you.

HAND 87125/250/25Q45QK
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64SB8710.1K182228
87BB4T12K519498988100
50UTG4A15.9K40
95CO7T7K2036511120
45D977.1K182418

I fold, everyone else in in the pot for the price of a big blind. The suited ten has the best of it. Once again, I fold a winner. CO bets 1.3K with the worst hand and gets called by BB with the best. BB has CO’s number and check-calls another 1.8K with bottom pair on the flop. CO doesn’t fire another barrel on the river and BB’s fours are good for the win.

HAND 88125/250/25Q45QK
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64D5J9.8K22
87SB6T15.8K19
50BB6615.9K19
95UTG473.7K15
45COK26.8K25

A pretty even spread of equity overall. I get a walk with my sixes.

HAND 89125/250/25QAA33
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64CO2A9.8K22288998100100
87D5515.7K20349
50SB6416.1K12
95BBQJ3.7K30382200
45UTG826.8K16

The only ace dealt out raises to 750 in CO, getting calls from the fives in D and BB’s queen-jack, who has the most equity even after two players fold. That all spins around after Co makes trips on the flop. BB is pretty short-stacked at this point, under 3K. He checks his two pair. CO bets trips for just 750, the same bet as pre-flop, so less than 1/3 pot, inducing a call from the fives and a shove from BB. CO calls, D folds his fives, and the turn closes off any hope for player 95.

HAND 90125/250/2572TJ3
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64UTG9215.2K17
87CO6J14.2K24
50DK716K27387477100
45BB8A6.8K326226230

Back to me winning some chips. Dead SB. UTG and CO fold, I taise to 750 and BB calls. I make middle pair on the flop and c-bet 800, which he check-calls. He checks the turn and so do I. On the river he bets 1.6K and I pick off the hand with third pair.

HAND 91125/250/2572TJ3
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64BBAJ15.2K47
87UTG5214.1K18
50CO8419.2K18
45SB743.6K17

Dead button. Horrible feeling when you’ve got a good hand in BB and everyone folds to you, just horrible.

HAND 92125/250/2572TJ3
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64SB8615.4K15
87BB7814.1K13
50UTGA719.2K34
45DKT3.5K38

Call me way too tight, but I fold my mid-level ace UTG, avoiding a shove from D (and also not giving him 3.5K of my chips until I have a better advantage. Both the blinds give it up when he shoves the king.

HAND 93150/300/3072TJ3
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64D7T15.2K23
87SB8A13.8K25
50BB5319.1K17
101UTGQ45K22
45CO683.9K14

New player on the table and the blinds go up. Everyone folds to the ace in SB, he raises, and I fold.

HAND 94150/300/306579K
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64CO7215.2K15
87DAK14.2K35806030
50SB4818.8K12
101BBTJ5K31
45UTGA83.9K7204097100

The first ace limps in UTG, and gets raised by the suited ace-king on the button. The blinds fold, and UTG ships his short stack, only to find out he’s incredibly dominated. It’s possible he’s hoping to catch an ace against a strong pair that might have raised him, but he wasn’t looking for this, most likely. Fortunately for player 45, the flop gives him the open-ended straight draw that gets there on the turn. Player 87 is drawing thin to a chop on the river, needing one of the two remaining eights.

HAND 95150/300/305K969
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64UTG6215.2K10
87CO2310.4K7
50D6818.6K16
101SBQ84.6K324126240
45BB3A8.3K36597476100

The small blind limps in and the weak ace of BB lets him. Both hands were crushing the rest of the field, anyway. The flop gets checked, the turn offers a second, exciting straight hand possibility, but it’s a blank on the river, ace high takes it, and player 45 gets two in a row.

HAND 96150/300/305K969
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64BBJ815.1K21
87UTGA910.3K32
50CO6418.6K22
101DT84.3K18
45SB288.7K7

BB gets a walk.

HAND 97150/300/308Q5A9
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64SBJ715.4K24613216*
87BB4510.3K18396884
50UTG8T18.6K25
101CO2Q4.3K21
45D928.8K11

The small blind limps in and both blinds check the flop. SB bluffs the ace on the turn for 300, and BB gives up bottom pair.

HAND 98150/300/308Q5A9
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64D4815.8K18
87SB4J10K30
50BB4T18.5K8*
101UTGT24.3K16
45CO678.5K28

It isn’t often that you see jack-four with the most equity in a hand, even with six players, but three of the fours have been dealt out and the jack is the highest card dealt. I get a walk, with the least amount of pre-flop equity.

HAND 99150/300/30J5678
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64COAQ15.8K29727968100
87D569.8K14
50SB5718.8K15
101BBQK4.2K192821320
45UTGT38.5K23

CO raises to 900 and BB shoves with the dominated QK. CO calls the remaining 3.3K and they go HU to the flop. The spades keep BB in a fair amount of equity through the turn, but the river doesn’t do anything to help the short stack and he’s eliminated.

HAND 100150/300/30J5678
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64UTGQ220.3K13
87CO6Q9.8K21
50D7K18.6K40
45BB948.5K26

Dead small blind. BB gets a walk.

Summary

Nine players have come and gone from the table. A couple have been moved off, but the bulk of them have been eliminated in the 100 hands covered by this history.

  • 51 of 100 hands have been won by the best dealt equity hand.
  • There have been thirteen walks.
  • More than a quarter of the hands have been won by a single, uncalled raise.
  • Here are the VPIP/PFR stats for the four players currently at the table: 45 (30%/14%), 50 (28%/21%), 64 (26%/16%), 87 (29%/20%).

That’s it for the first week of hands. More on Saturday.