A Game That Will Live In Infamy: Hands 101-120

I’ve played a hundred hands of a 6-max tournament. I’m player 50, we’ve only had four players at the table for the past couple of hands, since yet another knockout (the seventh from this table, so far).

HAND 101150/300/30
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64BB7620.2K34
87UTG4K9.7K31
50CO8418.6K17
45SB328.6K18

BB gets a walk with the most starting equity.

HAND 102150/300/304Q576
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64SB3Q20.5K2931578189100
87BB959.7K192321
50UTG6318.6K12
76COA416.2K19211519110
45D8A8.4K21247

Player 76 is moved onto the table UTG. The suited cards are once again the best starting hand. I’m the only player who doesn’t limp into the hand. I would have had an open-ended straight draw on the flop. CO bets 1.4K with bottom pair and an ace, getting a check-fold from D (who would have ended up with the best hand on the river but has very little equity at this point). SB calls with the paired queen and three-card straight, and BB folds middle pair. They both check the turn—neither has a club—and SB bets 2.7K on his straight (which I would have made on the turn had I stayed in), getting a fold from CO.

HAND 103150/300/30
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64D2Q22.8K15
87SBJ59.4K7
50BBJ518.5K8
76UTG7K14.5K35
45COA28.1K35

UTG limps in, CO raises to 1.2K, and everyone folds.

HAND 104150/300/3042T
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64COA822.8K14166
87D3Q9.2K8
50SBJJ18.2K506683
76BBJA14.2K171811
45UTG8Q8.9K11

I’m not the favorite preflop here, but I’m even odds against the other four. CO raises his ace to 900 and I 3-bet to 2K, getting called by both BB and CO. I’m in good shape with the two ragged queens out of the way, the aces are blocking each other, they’re the only over cards, but so many bad things can happen on the flop. The only thing I need to worry about after the flop are three possible sets: I bet 3K and both of the other players fold.

HAND 105150/300/3035QAQ
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64UTG3K20.8K10
87CO669.2K18201100
50DTT22.3K528089100100
76SB8212.2K9
45BBK88.9K11

I get pretty lucky here. The sixes raise to 900 and once again I have a pretty good hand. I push it to 2K again. SB and BB fold and we’re HU. He checks the all-diamond flop, I bet 2.5K, he shoves for another 5.1K. I’ve got him covered by 13K, and I’ve got a pretty good diamond. The A on the turn seals the deal, and player 87 goes to the rail.

HAND 106150/300/30
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64BBK720.7K13
50UTGAA32.0K70
76D5312.0K11
45SB5A8.6K5

Three good pairs in as many hands. Not a lot of chips made here when I raise to 900 preflop, but it is the stuff deep runs are made of.

HAND 107150/300/30
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64SBQ420.4K18
50BBJ532.6K32
76UTG9Q11.9K36
45D928.4K14

UTG min-raises and takes the pot.

HAND 108150/300/30K8A4T
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64DJ920.2K35
50SB7532.2K15
81BB7A22.2K1862566450
76UTG3A12.5K1338443650
45CO3T8.3K20

As so often happens, the hands that look best by conventional standards pre-flop—the two aces—are significantly behind something like jack-nine. I probably would have played it, but UTG limps in and the two aces are HU to the flop. Player 81, new to the table, is ahead to start, but steadily loses equity while betting 600 on each street until the T counterfeits his kicker and they chop the pot.

HAND 109150/300/30QJ2T8
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64CO6320.2K15
50DK732.1K222919160
81SB7A22.3K28718184100
76BB9412.6K17
45UTG548.3K18

I open my suited king to 900 and get called by the ace in the SB. Neither of us hits anything and we check it down to the river, where I lose the showdown. UTG should have called to make his flush!

HAND 110150/300/30
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64UTGJ220.2K28
50CO2931.1K17
81DT823.6K27
76SB6312.3K20
45BBT38.3K8

How bad do the hands have to be before jack-deuce offsuit has more equity than anything else? This bad. SB takes it down after three folds by raising to 900.

HAND 111150/300/30K92
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64BB4A20.1K15
50UTG3A31.1K152711
81COTT23.6K607389
76D3312.7K2
45SB538.0K7

I opened my suited ace to 900 and called a 3-bet to 3.3K from CO, then check-folded to a pot-sized c-bet.

HAND 112150/300/303JK38
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64SB7419.8K16
50BBJQ27.8K21291680
81UTGT627.5K16
76CO7812.7K17
45DAJ7.8K30718492100

D raises the best hand to 900 and I call from BB. We both check the flop, then I check-call a 1.1K bet on the turn, and make a 2.5K bet on the river, which gets called. I lose the showdown. Just giving chips away!

HAND 113150/300/30
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64DK319.6K9
50SB8T23.3K16
81BB2Q27.4K22
76UTGJJ12.6K45
45CO3K12.5K8

UTG raised his jacks to 2.7K and everyone folded.

HAND 114150/300/3062JJ
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64CO6419.6K20
50DTK23.1K29527180
81SBQT27.1K2227158
76BBK413.2K12221412*
45UTGK712.5K16

UTG and CO fold, and I raise the best hand to 900, with calls from both of the blinds. I’m in pretty good shape going into the flop, but don’t follow through with a c-bet and open myself up to the bluff from BB when the scare card shows on the turn.

HAND 115200/400/408Q29
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64UTGA619.6K721145*
50CO7Q22.2K23
81D6926.2K15
76SBAK15.1K40798695
45BB8312.4K16

UTG raises his ace to 1.2K, and SB just calls him. With only BB behind and a suited ace-king, he just calls the raise! After the flop, SB check-calls another 1.2K. When UTG 3-barrels the turn for 3.2K, SB—who’s already put a sixth of his stack into the pot—folds and shows his cards, presumably to show how good at folding he is, but really to show everyone just how bad he is at 3-betting ore-flop. We don’t know whether UTG has him beat after the flop until the history’s published, but nobody who saw him flash the cards should think he plays well at this point. UTG doesn’t show.

HAND 116200/400/409585K
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64BB3422.5K17
50UTGQK22.1K2329188100
81CO4226.1K9
76DQA12.7K357182920
45SB2T12K15

Sort of a breakthrough hand for me. I open with a raise to 1.2K, and now player 76 decides to 3-bet, and goes all-in. It’ll cost me half of my chips if I lose, but I take the chance, only to find out I’m dominated. That all changes on the river, when I spike a king and we say goodbye to The Player Who Didn’t 3-Bet Suited Ace-King. Now, of course, people will think I don’t play well.

HAND 117200/400/40
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64SB5222.1K18
50BBQ935.5K34
81UTGK626.1K29
45D7311.8K19

I actually have the most all-in pre-flop equity in this hand, but I get a walk.

HAND 118200/400/40642
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64D6421.9K18
50SB9J35.9K466814
81BB4J26.0K213286
45UTGJ611.7K14

Action folds to me, I raise to 1.2K, BB calls and hits middle pair on a low board. I check the flop, he makes a pot-sized bet, and I can let it go.

HAND 119200/400/40
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64UTG5Q21.8K23
105COK421.4K18
50D9634.6K30
81SBK327.4K17
45BB5911.7K13

Another new player moves to my right. Action folds to me, I raise (with the best hand) and take the pot.

HAND 120200/400/40Q2K
PLAYERPOSITIONCARDSCHIPSSTARTPRE-FLOPPOST-FLOPPRE-TURNPOST-TURNPRE-RIVERRIVER
64BBJ421.8K113429
105UTGT621.4K26
50CO2535.4K12
81D5K27.1K28
45SB8J11.2K236671

SB limps in, bets 500 on the flop, and wins.

 

Summary

I’ve been up and down (and back up) in this batch of hands, knocking out two more players along the  way. Player 45 has been at the table since it was constituted oin my first hand.

  • 64 hands have been won by the cards with the best equity as dealt (although that has sometimes been something peculiar. A number of the hands where non-standard starting hands were ahead in dealt equity, more conventional starting hands were the winners.
  • There have been 15 walks: one out of every eight hands.
  • 32 hands have been won by a single pre-flop raise, just over a quarter of the hands dealt. Combined with the walks, that’s 37.5%.
  • I’ve won 12 of 15 showdowns (80%) and another 20 hands without showdown, for a total of 35 wins in 120 hands. I’ve voluntarily put money into the pot in 38 hands, which seems like a pretty good ratio of wins to VPIP.
  • VPIP/Pre-Flop Raise values for the players currently on the table: 45 (28%/13%), 50 (32%/25%), 64 (22%/14%), 81 (38%/8%), 105 (0%/0%). Player 105 has only been on the table for 2 hands; 81 for only 13 hands. More significant are the values for player 64 (51 hands) and player 45 and myself, who have been tracked for all 120 hands.

More hands tomorrow!