Saturday, December 29, 2007

AirMax1978 (Observer): dumb luck

Details later, I am tired.
1st key hand, I had AAA2 (1 suit) and got to see a cheap multiway flop. Flop was all spades and holding naked As, I bet pot and got 1 caller, another spade hit turn and I bet pot again and
AirMax1978 checkraised jammed turn which forced a fold but gave valuable insight into
AirMax1978's game. But I went from lots of chips to relatively short.

I typed in girlie chat to Chad what are my chances of cashing in DS Omaha tonight and sent having bled chips to point of sitting 17th of 19th when this hand occurred:

Dealt to bayne_s [4h 4d 5c Ac]
BluntToker33 raises to 250
NemDeGelt calls 250
AirMax1978 calls 250
bayne_s calls 250
skymutt folds
Mainman67 raises to 442, and is all in
ICroupier calls 342
BluntToker33 calls 192
NemDeGelt calls 192
AirMax1978 calls 192
bayne_s calls 192
*** FLOP *** [3c 5d 2d]
ICroupier checks
BluntToker33 checks
NemDeGelt checks
AirMax1978 checks
bayne_s bets 920, and is all in
ICroupier raises to 1,840
BluntToker33 folds
NemDeGelt folds
AirMax1978 folds
ICroupier shows [Ad 5s Qd 8s]
bayne_s shows [4h 4d 5c Ac]
Mainman67 shows [7s Kh 9s Kd]
Uncalled bet of 920 returned to ICroupier
*** TURN *** [3c 5d 2d] [Ah]
*** RIVER *** [3c 5d 2d Ah] [8h]
ICroupier shows two pair, Aces and Eights
bayne_s shows a straight, Five high

very next hand:

Dealt to bayne_s [Ad Ts 7s Jd]
NemDeGelt calls 100
AirMax1978 calls 100
bayne_s calls 100
skymutt calls 100
ICroupier raises to 700
BluntToker33 folds
NemDeGelt calls 600
AirMax1978 folds
bayne_s calls 600
skymutt folds
*** FLOP *** [4s Jh 9c]
ICroupier bets 2,400
NemDeGelt folds
bayne_s raises to 3,792, and is all in
ICroupier calls 1,392
bayne_s shows [Ad Ts 7s Jd]
ICroupier shows [Kh 6h Kd 8h]
*** TURN *** [4s Jh 9c] [4d]
*** RIVER *** [4s Jh 9c 4d] [Ah]
bayne_s shows two pair, Aces and Jacks
ICroupier shows two pair, Kings and Fours
bayne_s wins the pot (9,984) with two pair, Aces and Jacks

ICroupier: awful
Before Aussie Millions trip I would have never played hand like this. I had watched 200/400 6-max PLO and seen Gus, sbrugby and Phil Ivey make plays I just could not fathom. But I had opportunity to talk to Gus and he said "with a pair and a gutshot if you are up against a set you are crushed but against an overpair not so bad". Afterwards I started plugging these hands into cardplayer's calculator and realized those guys were just pushing smaller edges for larger sums.

In hand above it is 50-50 after flop, it is presence of 86 in ICroupier's hand that makes it close. If either card is replaced by an Ace or deuce I am 55-45 favorite.

At final table start chip counts were:

Seat 1: NemDeGelt (5,947)
Seat 2: adler10 (2,430)
Seat 3: bayne_s (6,344)
Seat 4: ICroupier (5,281)
Seat 5: ThePussyBomber (10,028)
Seat 6: allinryou (8,407)
Seat 7: THEJAQKT (27,799)
Seat 8: AirMax1978 (23,177)
Seat 9: skymutt (12,587)

Then NemDeGelt knocked out 3 shorties in one hand (oof, I needed some of their chips)
Seat 1: NemDeGelt (21,965)
Seat 3: bayne_s (6,344)
Seat 5: ThePussyBomber (10,028)
Seat 7: THEJAQKT (28,499)
Seat 8: AirMax1978 (22,877)
Seat 9: skymutt (12,287)

The longest playdown to bubble occurred as I was very patient and in huge surprise we did not lose 2 people, I managed to double up with a fullhouse in a battle of blinds to get workable chips.

Bubble broke with this for chip counts:
Seat 3: bayne_s (11,518)
Seat 7: THEJAQKT (27,272)
Seat 8: AirMax1978 (46,073)
Seat 9: skymutt (17,137)

Chad appeared in IM at this point laughing and asked me to IM when I got to HU.

I re-raised AirMax pre to get a few chips since I was sure he was raising light, won a straight over straight hand against skymutt which led to his elimination and entered 3 handed play at:

Seat 3: bayne_s (14,218)
Seat 7: THEJAQKT (45,009)
Seat 8: AirMax1978 (42,773)

nice thing is they are even so both want to take me out but the one who doubles me is in 2nd place tie. Airmax opted to bring me to him with my 2 pair besting his 2 pair and me catching a bluff by air after he got some chips from THEJAQ closed gap to:
Seat 3: bayne_s (27,436)
Seat 7: THEJAQKT (36,509)
Seat 8: AirMax1978 (38,055)

Three way action took 28 hands and I had THEJAQ all in once where we both had nut straights but I had flush redraw and higher straight redraw but no freeroll love and AirMax took him out so HU started and I IMed Chad as promised.

Chip counts:
Seat 3: bayne_s (36,636)
Seat 8: AirMax1978 (65,364)

15 hands later I had won where these 2 hands changed battle:

Dealt to bayne_s [3d Jd As 7c]
bayne_s calls 800
AirMax1978 checks
*** FLOP *** [Qd 8h 9d]
AirMax1978 checks
bayne_s checks
*** TURN *** [Qd 8h 9d] [2d]
AirMax1978 bets 3,200
bayne_s calls 3,200
*** RIVER *** [Qd 8h 9d 2d] [Th]
AirMax1978 bets 9,600
bayne_s calls 9,600
*** SHOW DOWN ***
AirMax1978 shows [Qs 3h Kd 6h] a pair of Queens
bayne_s shows [3d Jd As 7c] a flush, Queen high
bayne_s wins the pot (28,800) with a flush, Queen high

Having seen earlier bet out with non-nut flush at full table decided 3rd flush HU had to be good.

Dealt to bayne_s [8s Ts 7d Qc]
AirMax1978 raises to 4,800
bayne_s calls 3,200
*** FLOP *** [9c 8h 8d]
bayne_s checks
AirMax1978 checks
*** TURN *** [9c 8h 8d] [3c]
bayne_s checks from what I had seen 2 checks would get pot bet
AirMax1978 bets 9,600
bayne_s raises to 36,636, and is all in
AirMax1978 has 15 seconds left to act
AirMax1978 calls 27,036
bayne_s shows [8s Ts 7d Qc]
AirMax1978 shows [6c 2c 7h 4d]
*** RIVER *** [9c 8h 8d 3c] [3h]
bayne_s shows three of a kind, Eights
AirMax1978 shows a pair of Eights
bayne_s wins the pot (82,872) with three of a kind, Eights

as huge chip leader I made light re-raise with K hi 1 suit and hit flush


Ken P said...

Did the observer have a low account number at Absolute?


lj said...

"there are only two people registered."

Instant Tragedy: Just Add Water said...

"Nice Catch!"


Gnome said...

Congrats! Great job.

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