It’s always a good idea to go back and review your play. But sometimes, the mistakes hurt worse the second time around. I can’t believe some of the mistakes I made on Monday.
After further review, I realize that I don’t grasp the concept of a check-raise. Hello! Someone is trying to tell you something!
PokerStars Game #3057749779: Tournament #15110772, Hold'em No Limit Level VI (100/200) - 2005/11/14 - 15:19:14 (ET) Table '15110772 1' Seat #2 is the button Seat 1: Tablescrap (3210 in chips) Seat 2: Steel Iguana (2645 in chips) Seat 3: Leo1972 (2800 in chips) Seat 5: JoseRijo27 (2455 in chips) Seat 7: Johnny Long (2390 in chips) Leo1972: posts small blind 100 JoseRijo27: posts big blind 200 *** HOLE CARDS *** Dealt to JoseRijo27 [K♦ J♦] Johnny Long: folds Tablescrap: folds Steel Iguana: folds Leo1972: calls 100 JoseRijo27: raises 200 to 400 Leo1972: calls 200 *** FLOP *** [4♣ 5♦ Q♥] Leo1972: checks JoseRijo27: checks *** TURN *** [4♣ 5♦ Q♥] [J♥] Leo1972: checks JoseRijo27: bets 400 Leo1972: raises 800 to 1200 JoseRijo27: raises 800 to 2000 Leo1972: raises 400 to 2400 and is all-in JoseRijo27: calls 55 and is all-in *** RIVER *** [4♣ 5♦ Q♥ J♥] [4♦] *** SHOW DOWN *** Leo1972: shows [Q♠ T♦] (two pair, Queens and Fours) JoseRijo27: shows [K♦ J♦] (two pair, Jacks and Fours) Leo1972 collected 4910 from pot
Why, oh why did I risk my tournament life on this hand? If Leo has a Queen, my outs are reduced to three Kings and two Jacks. Not exactly a wise investment.
This hand is the piece de resistance. I can’t even imagine what I was thinking.
PokerStars Game #3056594515: Tournament #15104630, Hold'em No Limit Level VI (100/200) - 2005/11/14 - 11:41:47 (ET) Table '15104630 1' Seat #5 is the button Seat 4: Jumperboy (2014 in chips) Seat 5: muff1n (4188 in chips) Seat 6: Lockup28 (890 in chips) Seat 7: JoseRijo27 (2184 in chips) Seat 8: Lubben (4974 in chips) Lockup28: posts small blind 100 JoseRijo27: posts big blind 200 *** HOLE CARDS *** Dealt to JoseRijo27 [8♣ K♠] Lubben: folds Jumperboy: folds muff1n: folds Lockup28: calls 100 JoseRijo27: checks *** FLOP *** [6♠ A♣ J♥] Lockup28: checks JoseRijo27: checks *** TURN *** [6♠ A♣ J♥] [2♥] Lockup28: checks JoseRijo27: bets 1600 Lockup28: calls 690 and is all-in *** RIVER *** [6♠ A♣ J♥ 2♥] [5♣] *** SHOW DOWN *** Lockup28: shows [6♣ 6♦] (three of a kind, Sixes) JoseRijo27: shows [8♣ K♠] (high card Ace) Lockup28 collected 1780 from pot
What was I thinking? Why was I bullying the poor short stack? This happened three days ago, yet I can’t fathom what I was thinking. In low-level poker, you need the best hand because a) your opponent isn’t good enough to pick up on your subtle moves, and b) you aren’t (ok, I’m not) smart enough to pull them off correctly.
Last Updated: Fri, 16 Dec 2005