Monday, December 18, 2006

 

I runned bAaaad, den I runned guuuuuuud

Hello my children. Come with me on a magic carpet ride to Sucksville. On our way we will see Spew Square and the Running Bad Saloon. Our host today is ToofLess WillY. He's gonna show us a darn tootin' good time:

HOWDY Y'ALL!!!


Hey 'der Kids! I'm TooFless Willy Mayor of Sucksville! LJ has axked me ta show yaz a'round, intaduece yaz to sum of da locaLZ. I brunged wid me a special guest. ToOfLess MarGe!

Nggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhh


Marge Only has two claims ta fame. She can swallowZ her own face AND she perzented da "Best Suppotin' Actress" Oscar back in '33.

Wifout furder Adoo Marge is gunna perzent LJ's wurst Poker Statistix of da year:

Ta'nite's category is Full Tilt Poker $100 NL. LJ has 15,000 hands.

Wurst Premium Hand in a Cash Game:
*drumroll*

AK soooted!
(1.41) PTBB/100
With a whopping 28.57% WinRate at Showdown.

Most Underperforming Pocket Pair in a Cash Game:
*drumroll*

KK!
1.23 PTBB/100
Dis hand came behind QQ, JJ, 66, 67s and 43s! Congo-rats!

Thanks ToofLesS Willy!

So yeah, I'm running bad. My Win at Showdown percentage is about 4-5% lower than it was at $50NL. And yes, I've concluded that I have been in the longest losing streak ever, of 15k hands. Well, it's more break-even. And I've still been profitable in tournies and in lower cash games, so I keep gaining money, but not at $100NL.

So tonight was my night. I came home from work stoked. I was focused. No more getting tricky, just raw aggression. I had been beaten up too much at the $100 NL game, and there's NO FUCKING WAY I'm a losing player here. No fucking way. So what's the plan? Make the fish pay to suck out. No more 3xBB raises. No more 3xOpponent's Bet re-pops. No more monsters in the closet thinking everyone has a set.

The night started off fantastically (Sarcasm). I got stacked with set over set, a turn all-in with a set vs a flush draw (hit), and a set outdrawn my a straight. I was down 2.5 buy-ins. Ugggghhh. And then the deliciousness began. These aren't critical hands by any means, but some examples of some plays I was running for most of the night with great success.

The Good:

ROUND 1. FIGHT!
Full Tilt Poker
$0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em Ring Game
9 Players
http://www.legopoker.com/hh


BB: $20.05
UTG: $59.85
UTG+1: $59.40
MP1: $188.15
MP2: $73.60
MP3: $42.50
CO: $113.75
BTN: $20.15
Hero (SB): $100

Preflop: Qs Qh ($1.5, 9 players)
UTG calls $1, UTG+1 raises to $2, MP1 folds, MP2 calls $2, MP3 folds, CO folds, BTN folds, Hero raises to $9, BB folds, UTG calls $8, UTG+1 calls $7, MP2 calls $7

Normally I'd re-pop 3x the current bet here. No this time. Motherfuckers, you gonna pay to suck out. Plus you gain the deception of looking like a squeeze play. Also, a bigger pot means there is more incentive for your opponent to bluff.

Flop: Tc 9s 2s ($37, 4 players)
Hero bets $25, UTG folds, UTG+1 folds, MP2 raises all in to $64.60, Hero calls $39.60

I could have probably lead for more, but I induced the right kind of action.

Turn: Tc 9s 2s [Th] ($166.2, 2 players)
No action

River: Tc 9s 2s Th [6d] ($166.2, 2 players)
No action

Showdown
MP2 had 9h Ks (two pair, Tens and Nines)
Hero had Qs Qh (two pair, Queens and Tens) and won $163.20
Final Pot: $163.20 ($3.00 rake)

That's right. You called OOP with K9os, and pushed with second pair. You suck!

ROUND 2. FIGHT!

Full Tilt Poker
$0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em Ring Game
9 Players
http://www.legopoker.com/hh


BTN: $31.65
SB: $105.6
BB: $87.8
UTG: $98.60
UTG+1: $83.50
Hero (MP1): $120.90
MP2: $99
MP3: $127.45
CO: $48.55

Preflop: Qd Qs ($1.5, 9 players)
UTG calls $1, UTG+1 calls $1, Hero raises to $6, MP2 folds, MP3 folds, CO folds, BTN folds, SB folds, BB folds, UTG raises to $11, UTG+1 folds, Hero calls $5

You min-raisin' me mu'fuckah???!?!??! Seriously, do you NOT expect me to call getting 5 to 1. 5 to 1!!!! You could show me Aces or Kings and I'd laugh in your face and STILL CALL! Thank you for sucking!

Flop: Qh 2c 3h ($24.5, 2 players)
UTG bets $9, Hero raises all in to $109.90, UTG calls all in for $78.60
Uncalled bet of $22.30 returned to Hero

Vas ist dis? Do I have top set? Did my donkey friend play his hand like KK/AA? JA!! I ZINK SO!

Turn: Qh 2c 3h [6c] ($199.7, 2 players)
No action

River: Qh 2c 3h 6c [9h] ($199.7, 2 players)
No action

Showdown:
UTG had Ks Kd (a pair of Kings)
Hero had Qd Qs (three of a kind, Queens) and won $196.70 <---STACKAMENTS!
Final Pot: $196.70 ($3.00 rake)

ROUND 3. FIGHT!
Full Tilt Poker
$0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em Ring Game
8 Players
http://www.legopoker.com/hh


UTG: $88.30
UTG+1: $110.40
MP1: $114.90
MP2: $113.60
CO: $98.50
BTN: $80.80
Hero (SB): $227.1
BB: $156.45

Preflop: Ac Ks ($1.5, 8 players)
UTG folds, UTG+1 calls $1, MP1 folds, MP2 calls $1, CO folds, BTN folds, Hero raises to $6, BB folds, UTG+1 calls $5, MP2 folds

Do you like limp calling??!?!?! I know I like it when you do.

Flop: 6c 4d 4h ($14, 2 players)
Hero checks, UTG+1 bets $6, Hero raises to $21, UTG+1 folds
Uncalled bet of $15 returned to Hero

Low ball flop, time to get TRICKAY!


ROUND 4. FIGHT!
Full Tilt Poker
$0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em Ring Game
9 Players
http://www.legopoker.com/hh


BB: $85.65
UTG: $19.45
UTG+1: $94.30
MP1: $37.35
MP2: $106.05
MP3: $100
CO: $138.85
Hero (BTN): $238.15
SB: $84.95

Preflop: Qc Ad ($1.5, 9 players)
UTG folds, UTG+1 folds, MP1 folds, MP2 raises to $4, MP3 folds, CO folds, Hero raises to $14, SB folds, BB folds, MP2 calls $10

Flop: 7c Ah 5s ($29.5, 2 players)
MP2 checks, Hero bets $22, MP2 folds
Uncalled bet of $22 returned to Hero

Now note, this guy was a little aggressive, and his raising range was quite large. I was very careful with who I re-popped with marginal hands. I got a LOT of people to fold and there was much rejoicing.

OK, OK, so I didn't play 100% perfect all night. Here's one hand I fucked up so bad (on the turn... it's just horrible).

Full Tilt Poker
$0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em Ring Game
9 Players
http://www.legopoker.com/hh


SB: $68.2
BB: $115.55
UTG: $36.75
UTG+1: $128
MP1: $19.25
Hero (MP2): $166.85
MP3: $92
CO: $71.50
BTN: $132.75

Preflop: Jd Ac ($1.5, 9 players)
UTG folds, UTG+1 folds, MP1 folds, Hero calls $1, MP3 folds, CO folds, BTN calls $1, SB calls $0.50, BB checks

Some say "Mixing it up" some say it's ugly not to raise here. I'll defend this play and say that mixing it up is OK.

Flop: Js 2d Td ($4, 4 players)
SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $3, BTN calls $3, SB folds, BB raises to $9, Hero calls $6, BTN calls $6

Probably ahead of the BB here, but I like to keep the pot small with TPTK. For some reason this just screams 2-pair to me...

Turn: Js 2d Td [Jh] ($31, 3 players)
BB bets $11, Hero calls $11, BTN calls $11

Just bad all around. There's no reason not to raise here. I have no idea wtf I was thinking.

River: Js 2d Td Jh [9d] ($64, 3 players)
BB checks, Hero checks, BTN bets $30, BB folds, Hero calls $30

Is there a worse card that could have rivered? No. It completes all draws save for 89 and Q9. Everything else beats us. Why am I fucking calling?

Showdown:
Hero had Jd Ac (three of a kind, Jacks)
BTN had Kd 5d (a flush, King high) and won $121
Final Pot: $121.00 ($3.00 rake)



I ended up the night up 4.5 buy-ins. Yay!

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