Hand Analysis Time
Alright Miami! Get rested for those scumbag Pistons.
My WWDN finish was 21st yuk. I made a mistake playing heads up as the SB against the BB that crippled me to T900 and I then went card dead. I was actually able to steal blinds once an orbit for seven orbits with nothing more than a K high which kept me around longer than I should off. When I finally got and Ace I pushed A-10 and lost to A-J. Oh well, one mistake and shit cards and that its all she wrote.
Okay we've been having so much fun with hand analysis that I'll give an interesting hand I had today in a cash game. I'm very intersted in hearing the feedback. Unfortunately I don't have a Power Point presentation like my friend Hoyazo so we'll do it old school.
Seat 1: anothermoron ($38.35 in chips)
Seat 2: pieNchips ($36.50 in chips)
Seat 3: MiamiDon ($94.50 in chips)
Seat 4: Aart13 ($103.05 in chips)
Seat 6: Ede_Kowalski ($27.80 in chips)
Seat 7: muledog ($16.90 in chips)
Seat 8: jerseygene ($43.45 in chips)
Seat 9: bueno09 ($111.90 in chips)
muledog: posts small blind $0.50
jerseygene: posts big blind $1
ahyums: sits out
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to MiamiDon [Ah Th]
MiamiDon: raises $2 to $3
Aart13: calls $3
Ede_Kowalski: calls $3
muledog: calls $2.50
From middle position I make a 3xBB raise. I have a marginal hand here hence the reason for the small raise. I picked this up playing live at the MGM and the purpose is to get some action from a few other players with marginal hands and try to make some money by outplaying them post flop which of course has potential risks. If anyone has a high pocket pair they usually re-raise so its an easy hand to muck if needed but what usually happens is we get 3-5 players, which is what happened here.
*** FLOP *** [Tc 4c Ac]
MiamiDon: bets $8
So I flopped top two pair but I'm staring at three clubs. Now with four players this could get interesting and especially for me as I hit the flop hard. I bet 2/3 the pot as a feeler bet more than a continuation bet. I'm anxious to try and find out if anyone might have a flush or flush draw or maybe even an Ace.
Now I don't want to overbet this pot even to reduce drawing odds because quite frankly I want to make more money than the $12.50 in the pot and I'm willing to gamble that my 65% will hold up if someone is drawing to the flush. If a club hits on the turn I get out and if not I then overbet taking away odds but hoping to get action with the temptation of a juicy pot. Also if someone caught and Ace they might come along for the ride too. So I've weighted out the risk reward factor and I'm hoping to get this pot up to $50-$70 and take it down or again be able to get away somewhat cheaply.
Well here comes the shock factor.
Aart13: raises $42 to $50
The questions now are 1. How do you think I've played the hand so far? 2. With this huge re-raise what could this player possibly have? 3. What should my response be to his re-raise?
I'm really looking forward to see some thoughts here. I went into the tank using almost all my allotted time before I made my decision. I'll update later and I'll give you my thought process and the hand results.
I'll see everone tonite at my favorite online event The Mookie.