My wee boy is 4 today.I'm not sure he's old enough yet to appreciate the occasion.Last year he ripped his present open without a word of thanks and greedily devoured his sweets.He's still a messy eater and that must be a character trait as he always seems to drag some mud back inside with him when he's been playing outside.Dogs will be dogs eh. Happy Birthday Nacho! Perhaps I should start a collection envelope at my work for him! ( I loved Oneangrykid's rant on those envelopes)
After arriving back from a lovely dinner with my Mum and Dad last night I watched another sngicons vid and fired up a couple of $22's on Party.I bubbled in one and took the other one down for a $60 profit.Later I played three $16's and took a second place in one of them for a $17 overall profit.
I did save the very first hand from the Party game I bubbled.I was able to put the winning villain on one of exactly three hands post flop and I thought the fairly simple logic which led me to that conclusion may be of interest.If it's not of interest then that's too bad as I've heehaw else to post about today!
As I mentioned I played two Party tables and at the other table it was just DoktorBet and me until it filled up.I had sat down directly on his left and on checking the lobby I discovered he was also the only player sitting waiting for a few more $22's to fill up.There don't seem to be as many multi-table grinders on Party and for that reason those who do play a few tables tend to stick out more.The vast majority of these players are solid players who play a straight forward game until the push/shove fest late on when they become harder to pin on a hand.
As a wee aside the multi-tablers are fairly easy to spot on Stars if I'm firing up a few games.Their auto register scripts ( software which automatically registers them for the next new tourney) mean that they are usually amongst the first to register for a new game.The first 4-5 names ( 18 player games)to appear on the lobby list on Stars are usually the regular grinders.
To the hand in question and despite holding the monster that is A9 I managed to find a fold in the face of a couple of limps before me.Multi-tablers tend to limp quite rarely and when "DoktorBet" called the initial limp I reckoned he could have an AJ/AQ/KQ/ or 22-99 type hand.It was then raised and called by two players before the action was on him again.He flat called and that allowed me to narrow his range to a small to medium pair as I didn't see him just flat calling here with an easily dominated hand like the AJ/AQ/KQ with three others already in a raised pot.Playing so many tables also made it a lot less likely that he was trying to be sneaky with an AA/KK type hand.
When the flop came and he shoved over a continuation bet and a call, he could only have 66,22 or 88.He would know he wouldn't have had enough fold equity to semi-bluff a flush draw here as the other villains had shown too much strength with their actions.That strength also meant he would be more likely to get paid off here by keeping it simple and just shoving here. The chances of him limp/calling with two random hearts seemed quite slim. My guess is he would have reraised AKh preflop and folded JQh/9h10h etc to the preflop raise which doesn't leave many playable two card heart combinations.
Perhaps that's all a load of bollocks, but that's how I read it and for once I was right! Here's the hand...
***** Hand History for Game 7367187266 *****
20/40 Tourney Texas Hold'em Game Table (NL) (STT Tournament 41945012) - Thu Sep 11 17:55:28 EDT 2008
Table Speed 1330287 (Real Money) -- Seat 9 is the button
Total number of players : 10
Seat 1: Astinishing (2000)
Seat 2: mhatz (2000)
Seat 3: Malschik (2000)
Seat 4: afroshopper (2000)
Seat 5: Gload737 (2000)
Seat 6: DoktorBet (2000)
Seat 7: Acornmn (2000)
Seat 8: JetnDiesel (2000)
Seat 9: The_Slipper (2000)
Seat 10: rasaez22 (2000)
rasaez22 posts small blind (20)
Astinishing posts big blind (40)
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Acornmn [ Ac, 9d ]
Malschik calls (40)
DoktorBet calls (40)
JetnDiesel raises (160) to 160
rasaez22 calls (140)
Malschik calls (120)
DoktorBet calls (120)
** Dealing Flop ** : [ 6c, 2h, 8h ]
JetnDiesel bets (360)
rasaez22 calls (360)
DoktorBet raises (1840) to 1840
DoktorBet is all-In.
rasaez22 calls (1480)
rasaez22 is all-In.
** Dealing Turn ** : [ 9s ]
** Dealing River ** : [ Kc ]
Creating Main Pot with $4720 with DoktorBet,rasaez22
** Summary **
Main Pot: 4720
Board: [ 6c 2h 8h 9s Kc ]
DoktorBet balance 4720, bet 2000, collected 4720, net +2720 [ 2s 2c ] [ three of a kind, Twos -- Kc,9s,2s,2c,2h ]
JetnDiesel balance 1480, lost 520 (folded)
rasaez22 balance 0, lost 2000 [ 4c 8c ] [ a pair of Eights -- Kc,9s,8c,8h,6c ]
On an entirely unrelated note a colleague was telling me about a customer she dealt with a few years back.The engineer who called out to the customer had done some extra work free of charge as a favour and my colleague commented that the customer "had certainly won a watch there".
A few weeks later the customer called back to say he still hadn't received the watch he had won.....