Saturday, April 08, 2006

That's why I call it the Donkey

Two nights in a row, I had two tabled at Full Tilt 100NL games.

Two nights in a row, early in my session I had either suffered a bad beat or made a poor play early on and had spent the time gradually regaining some of my lost chips.

Two nights in a row, I planned to end my session shortly, accepting that I'd be booking a small loss for the night.

Two nights in a row, so resigned to my fate, I was dealt a difficult hand, pocket tens.

Two nights in a row, I feasted on donkey.

Full Tilt Poker, No Limit Holdem Ring game, Blinds: $0.50/$1, 9 players

Stack sizes:
UTG: $97
UTG+1: $296
MP1: $77.90
Fishiswa: $135.30
MP3: $47.20
CO: $90.35
Button: $155.60
SB: $331.70
BB: $31.50

Pre-flop: (9 players) Fishiswa is MP2 with T♥ T♣
3 folds, Fishiswa raises to $3.5, MP3 folds, CO calls, Button folds, SB calls, BB folds.

Flop: 8♥ Q♠ T♦ ($11.5, 3 players)
SB checks, Fishiswa bets $11.5, CO calls, SB folds.

Turn: Q♣ ($34.5, 2 players)
Fishiswa checks, CO bets $25, Fishiswa raises all-in $120.3, CO calls all-in $50.35.
Uncalled bets: $44.95 returned to Fishiswa.

River: 7♠ ($185.2, 0 player + 2 all-in - Main pot: $185.2)

Final pot: $185.2

CO showed K♥J♠

Full Tilt Poker, No Limit Holdem Ring game, Blinds: $0.50/$1, 8 players

Stack sizes:
UTG: $122.15
Fishiswa: $112.90
MP1: $139.15
MP2: $152.50
CO: $257.20
Button: $110.85
SB: $39.50
BB: $132.75

Pre-flop: (8 players) Fishiswa is UTG+1 with T♠ T♦
UTG folds, Fishiswa raises to $3.5, MP1 calls, MP2 calls, 4 folds.

Flop: 2♦ J♣ T♥ ($12, 3 players)
Fishiswa checks, MP1 checks, MP2 bets $4, Fishiswa calls, MP1 folds.

Turn: 4♠ ($20, 2 players)
Fishiswa checks, MP2 bets $6, Fishiswa raises to $38, MP2 calls.

River: 5♦ ($96, 2 players)
Fishiswa is all-in $67.4, MP2 calls.

Final pot: $230.8

MP2 mucks J♠ K♣

What is it about KJ that makes donkeys play like, well, Überdonkeys? The first particular, is a fascinating display of insanity.

Note on hand histories:
Some people hate them on blogs. Fair enough. I like to discuss hands frequently and will often narrate them. That's one of the main things this blog does and it will continue to do as long as I get some pleasure, knowledge, catharsis or whatever out of it. That being said, I generally try to narrate the hands rather than just post them. When for whatever reason I want to post a direct hand history--generally speed or because, as above, the hands speak for themselves--I will use a hand converter.

I highly recommend this as it makes it easier to read and thus more illustrative. The one linked above, neildewhurst, seems pretty good--this one is good too but doesn't support Full Tilt. I do think it's worth taking a little extra time to tweak the html they produce--for one thing the code ads a break at the end of every line, which in blogger results in a double space.


At Sat Apr 08, 02:47:00 PM 2006, Blogger DP said...

I like posting hand histories because they capture everything.

Nice job punishing the donkeys for their horrible play.

At Mon Apr 10, 09:31:00 PM 2006, Blogger Kid Dynamite said...

f'n CARDRACK! i guess the fulltilt crew didn't get the memo: KJ is NOT the nuts.. KQ IS the nuts...


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