Saturday, March 24, 2012

Running good, playing well

Live poker in the casino has been going well of late and I think I have been playing well and running a bit good also. On Wednesday night( I was playing the 2/4 game as the 5/5 never started), the cutoff raises to 4bb and I 3 bet in the SB with JdJh. I have €950 in front and cover him. He only flats, so I'm assuming he doesn't have aces, and I put him on a range of pocket pairs (mostly weighted toward bigger ones), AK and maybe AQs. The dealer burns one and then cuts out the three cards for the flop, and when he flips them over, I see a jack in the door, so I am already thinking about how to extract the most value. When he spreads the flop, it is Jc-5s-5d, so I crushed it. I decide that since I have the board crushed, I am going to check and try to rep AK that missed. I do so, he leads out for a very smallish €40 and I just flat. On the turn, a 9c peels off and I decide that I am going to take a strange line, so I lead out for €130 and he almost instantly calls, which narrows his range a lot. As this point, I put his range as almost exclusively KK or QQ, maybe slow played AA but I doubt it. I also think that he may put me on AJ here or still think I have AK that missed and that I am trying to push him off. On the river comes an inconsequential 2d, and I lead out again for €300 and he thinks about it for just a bit and shoves all in over my bet. I insta-call and he shows KK, curses like a sailor, and then leaves the poker room so fast that he must have had jets up his ass or something. Thanks for the donation, Menno!

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