Friday, July 09, 2004

We Coulda Been Huge

Friday night at Party Poker. I had found a nice couple of tables, and was working a nice little profit on two of them, but getting a little down on a third.

This third table featured two or three people who were flooding the chat buffer talking smack to each other. We had the typical Party low limit conversation going on. One guy who would just smack talk to try to tilt the table, one guy who was the table professor. You know this guy well. He starts trying to "educate" the fishes by trying to explain to them that by calling down a raise with an 9 high is, like, bad, and all the while everyone else at the table is desperately trying to find the "kick/ban" button on their screens to get rid of this joker. Then there's the guy who ends every hand with "nh". I mean, it was almost to the point where we'd be betting pre-flop, it would get folded to the button who would position raise and the blinds would fold, and he throws out a "nice hand" comment.

Yeah, great hand nipplehead. STFU, plz, ty.

Anyway, about a half hour in, I get two real monsters in a row on one table. First one goes like this:

Party Poker 0.50/1 Hold'em (9 handed)

Preflop: The_ICP is BB with 4c, 6h.
1 fold, UTG+1 calls, 1 fold, MP2 calls, MP3 calls, CO calls, 1 fold, SB completes, The_ICP checks,

Flop: (6 SB) 6d, 4h, Js (6 players)
SB checks, The_ICP bets, UTG+1 folds, MP2 calls, MP3 calls, CO raises, SB folds, The_ICP 3-bets, MP2 folds, MP3 calls, CO calls.

Turn: (8 BB) 9s (3 players)

The_ICP bets
, MP3 calls, CO calls.

River: (11 BB) 4s (3 players)

The_ICP bets
, MP3 raises, CO folds, The_ICP 3-bets, MP3 caps, The_ICP calls.

Final Pot: 19 BB
Main Pot: 19 BB, between MP3 and The_ICP. >

The_ICP shows 4c 6h (full house, fours full of sixes).
MP3 shows Qs As (flush, ace high).
Outcome: The_ICP wins 19 BB.

64o. There's no possible way anyone could have put me on that hand. Two words: Cha and Ching. Next hand, please.

Party Poker 0.50/1 Hold'em (9 handed)

Preflop: The_ICP is SB with 4d, Ad.
UTG calls, UTG+1 calls, MP1 calls, 1 fold, MP3 calls, CO calls, 1 fold, The_ICP completes, BB checks,

Flop: (7 SB) 9h, As, 4c (7 players)

The_ICP bets
, BB folds, UTG raises, UTG+1 folds, MP1 folds, MP3 calls, CO calls, The_ICP 3-bets, UTG caps, MP3 folds, CO calls, The_ICP calls.

Turn: (10.50 BB) 3s (3 players)

The_ICP bets
, UTG calls, CO calls.

River: (13.50 BB) Ah (3 players)

The_ICP bets
, UTG raises, CO folds, The_ICP 3-bets, UTG calls.

Final Pot: 19.50 BB
Main Pot: 19.50 BB, between UTG and The_ICP. >

UTG shows 4h 4s (full house, fours full of aces).
The_ICP shows 4d Ad (full house, aces full of fours).
Outcome: The_ICP wins 19.50 BB.

Now, that sucks. And I can honestly say I know exactly how this guy feels, because not 5 minutes later, this happens:

Party Poker 0.50/1 Hold'em (10 handed)

Preflop: The_ICP is MP1 with 8d, 8h.
1 fold, UTG+1 calls, 1 fold, The_ICP calls, MP2 raises, 4 folds, BB calls, UTG+1 bets $1.17 (All-In), The_ICP calls, MP2 calls, BB calls.

Flop: (9.86 SB) 9d, 8s, Qc (4 players, 1 all-in)
BB checks, The_ICP bets, MP2 raises, BB folds, The_ICP 3-bets, MP2 calls.

Turn: (7.93 BB) Kh (3 players, 1 all-in)

The_ICP bets
, MP2 raises, The_ICP 3-bets, MP2 caps, The_ICP calls.

River: (15.93 BB) Qd (3 players, 1 all-in)

The_ICP bets
, MP2 raises, The_ICP 3-bets, MP2 caps, The_ICP calls.

Final Pot: 23.93 BB
Main Pot: 4.93 BB, between UTG+1, The_ICP and MP2. > Pot 2: 19 BB, between The_ICP and MP2. >

UTG+1 shows 8c 6c (two pair, queens and eights).
The_ICP shows 8d 8h (full house, eights full of queens).
MP2 shows Qs Kd (full house, queens full of kings).
Outcome: MP2 wins 23.93 BB.

There's just no way to have avoided losing my ass to this pot. It was the hand MP2 was hoping I had, and I did. Never even considered KQo. That one hurt big. As a result, what could have been an incredible night turned out to post up a meager $2.33 profit. But after a shellacking like that, I'm just glad to be walking away even. Insane.


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