Poker Ramblings of cmitch

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$50 NL Tourney on Pokerstars

I played the $50 NL tourney on pokerstars last night. I guess you could say that I “played” the tourney. I had only been inlvolved in one hand in the 1st four minutes – limp, missed the flop and folded to a bet in mult-way pot.

Then the critical hand – I’m dealt QQ in early position. I raise and get 2 callers – late position and big blind. The flop came 583. Here is how the rest of the hand unfolded. (I should have tripled up.) What were these guys thinking?

*** FLOP *** [5c 8c 3d]
TiltHappens: bets 100
sportingimag: raises 260 to 360
Mancifex: folds
The Hat: calls 360
TiltHappens: raises 1080 to 1440 and is all-in
sportingimag: calls 1060 and is all-in
The Hat: calls 1040 and is all-in
*** TURN *** [5c 8c 3d] [7c]
*** RIVER *** [5c 8c 3d 7c] [Ah]
*** SHOW DOWN ***

TiltHappens: shows [7d 8d] (two pair, Eights and Sevens)
sportingimag: shows [Qs Qd] (a pair of Queens)
TiltHappens collected 40 from side pot
The Hat: shows [Ad 5s] (two pair, Aces and Fives)
The Hat collected 4450 from main pot

It was frustrating to get all my chips in with a chance to triple up early and lose.

HU Step Challenge

I started the 10th session of my HU Step Challenge (click for details). I have played one match so far and I won it in exactly 1 hand – see below. I’ll update my progress on Monday.

PokerStars Game #3294248922: Tournament #16312657, Hold'em No Limit – Match
Round I, Level I (10/20) - 2005/12/10 - 12:48:04 (ET)
Table '16312657 1' One on One Seat #1 is the button

Seat 1: HelmetSky (1500 in chips)
Seat 2: sportingimag (1500 in chips)
HelmetSky: posts small blind 10
sportingimag: posts big blind 20

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to sportingimag [Ac Ad]
HelmetSky: raises 40 to 60
sportingimag: raises 40 to 100
HelmetSky: raises 1400 to 1500 and is all-in
sportingimag: calls 1400 and is all-in
*** FLOP *** [Qs 3c 5d]
*** TURN *** [Qs 3c 5d] [Th]
*** RIVER *** [Qs 3c 5d Th] [Tc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***

sportingimag: shows [Ac Ad] (two pair, Aces and Tens)
HelmetSky: shows [Jc Jh] (two pair, Jacks and Tens)
sportingimag collected 3000 from pot

*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 3000 Rake 0
Board [Qs 3c 5d Th Tc]
Seat 1: HelmetSky (button) (small blind) showed [Jc Jh] and lost with two pair, Jacks and Tens
Seat 2: sportingimag (big blind) showed [Ac Ad] and won (3000) with two pair, Aces and Tens

Have a good weekend.

1 response to "4 Minutes of Fun? and HU Step Challenge Session 10"

  1. If you're gonna win, might as well do it on the first hand with Aces. Excellent.