Posted by Dr Fro 8:45 PM
Last night was the poker league season IV tournament. As the person that won the most in the regular season, I started with the biggest stack. Unfortunately, I finished in 5th place and out of the money.
There were two hands that did it. I went from TC2,500 to TC1,000 by being stupid. I flopped middle set and a draw to the flush in PL O/8. There was a lot of betting to the board of 568, so I figured my two opponents had the 79 or the A2 or both. I had outs coming out of my ass with two streets to come. Nothing came, the two staights split the high, and one of them backed into the low.
I had a 58% chance of winning the high. In holdem, this is a calling situation. In O/8, where I can expect to only win 1/2 the pot, I need to be at least a 66% favorite to justify the call. 58% is not 66%. Crap.
So, I missed out on the opp to win the $200, $100 or $30 prize for 1st, 2nd or 3rd. My equity would have been about $100 had I won that hand, so I pissed away $100 of theoretical money.
I busted out going all in with 99 and getting called by AA. Hey, that's poker.
Losing that $100 felt a little bit better when this happened tonight...
PokerStars Game #22749281999: Hold'em No Limit ($3/$6) - 2008/12/08 21:41:16 ET Table 'Olympia II' 9-max Seat #5 is the button Seat 1: aa top hand ($172.25 in chips) Seat 2: phreaux ($414 in chips) Seat 4: plyboy_binny ($691.75 in chips) Seat 5: jinsu416 ($669.85 in chips) Seat 7: yaqwsx1012 ($108.10 in chips) Seat 8: RTfishLb8 ($360 in chips) Seat 9: dankness3 ($552 in chips) PBaron22 will be allowed to play after the button yaqwsx1012: posts small blind $3 RTfishLb8: posts big blind $6 LoliBluff: sits out *** HOLE CARDS *** Dealt to phreaux [6c 6d] dankness3: folds aa top hand: folds phreaux: calls $6 plyboy_binny: raises $24 to $30 jinsu416: calls $30 yaqwsx1012: folds RTfishLb8: calls $24 phreaux: calls $24 *** FLOP *** [4c Qs As] RTfishLb8: checks phreaux: checks plyboy_binny: checks jinsu416: checks *** TURN *** [4c Qs As] [7d] RTfishLb8: checks phreaux: checks plyboy_binny: checks jinsu416: bets $48 RTfishLb8: folds phreaux: raises $336 to $384 and is all-in plyboy_binny: folds jinsu416: folds Uncalled bet ($336) returned to phreaux phreaux collected $216 from pot phreaux: doesn't show hand *** SUMMARY *** Total pot $219 Rake $3 Board [4c Qs As 7d] Seat 1: aa top hand folded before Flop (didn't bet) Seat 2: phreaux collected ($216) Seat 4: plyboy_binny folded on the Turn Seat 5: jinsu416 (button) folded on the Turn Seat 7: yaqwsx1012 (small blind) folded before Flop Seat 8: RTfishLb8 (big blind) folded on the Turn Seat 9: dankness3 folded before Flop (didn't bet)