So I’ve been working very hard at not going broke with an overpair, or just one pair on a scary board. I didn’t, but maybe should have been a little more willing to push chips around. This is me taking a stab at a level one step higher than I usually play, which may have contributed to the timidity. I’d love critique from folks who would have played this differently.
Here’s my thought processes in italics as we go through the hand.
Table 'Hamal II' 9-max Seat #8 is the button
Seat 1: Jhartness ($93.65 in chips)
Seat 2: H-BOMB151 ($187.20 in chips)
Seat 3: jjf3851 ($25.50 in chips)
Seat 4: W F S ($89.45 in chips)
Seat 5: VampireFox ($29.85 in chips)
Seat 6: TeacherB ($51.60 in chips)
Seat 7: jameskeene ($63.90 in chips)
Seat 8: wjpower77 ($49.65 in chips)
Seat 9: ovalgood ($26.25 in chips)
ovalgood: posts small blind $0.50
Jhartness: posts big blind $1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Jhartness [Qc Qd]
Yippee, Queens. Fuck.
W F S: calls $1
jameskeene: calls $1
ovalgood: calls $0.50
Jhartness: raises $2 to $3
W F S: calls $2
jameskeene: calls $2
ovalgood: calls $2
Hmmm. Expected jameskeene to call, he wants to see every flop, and expected WFS to call, too, he defends his blinds. Didn’t expect the third guy. Hmmmm.
*** FLOP *** [2s 9h Js]
Brilliant! My overpair is solid, but there are flush draws out there. Lets go about ¾ pot to make them think first before they chase the flush.
Jhartness: bets $8
W F S: calls $8
Hmmm. OK. That went well, except he’s the best of the three. Still on the flush draw, with the As, maybe?
*** TURN *** [2s 9h Js] [4s]
Jhartness: bets $10
Fuck. Spade. Where am I?
W F S: raises $15 to $25
Fuck. Really? Was he chasing that whole time? Is he jamming me with some straight draw, trying to make a move? For $15 I feel like I need to see the river.
Jhartness: calls $15
*** RIVER *** [2s 9h Js 4s] [Tc]
Now WTF do I do?
W F S: bets $35
Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. I went into the tank for a while, using up most of my time bank. Two Pair makes the most sense. A flush draw would have been a stupid call on the flop. Maybe a set of 9s. I am not going broke with just a big pair right here.
W F S collected $75 from pot
W F S: shows [Qh Jc] (a pair of Jacks)
Well. Nice of him to show me how badly I got outplayed. Nicely done, dude. Excuse me while I sit out to go smash my keyboard in the carport like that dude on the FSP video on YouTube.