11-30-05 [poker]Just bubbled in a three-tabler. This is the hand that burned me from a decent stack to a short stack. It's a tricky one to play right.
Seat 3: chukb ( $2650 ) Seat 5: Maug13 ( $2130 ) Blinds (25/50) ** Dealing down cards ** Dealt to chukb [ Ad 8d ] MrTonyB40 folds. HARLEYGUY814 folds. chukb raises . Standard 3x raise with A8s in middle pos. I'd like to just win the blinds pegdlg31 folds. Maug13 calls . Hmm.. I haven't seen this guy much, but he's a bit on the loose side. HawkMan555 folds. alka5 folds. Gatormancc folds. ** Dealing Flop ** [ 4h, 4d, 8s ] chukb bets . Top pair, top kicker, very nice. I'm surely good here, maybe he has two overs. Maug13 calls . Yup, must be two overs. ** Dealing Turn ** [ Jc ] chukb bets . I'm a little worried by that jack, but he can still have a lot of losing hands. Maug13 calls . ** Dealing River ** [ Ks ] chukb checks. Hmm.. He called the turn, a pretty solid bet. Could he have like 99 or TT ? Maybe 9T !? Or AK Maug13 bets . That's a pretty big bet, about half pot. If he just had a mediocre hand like KQ or TJ or something wouldn't he just check it down? He must have a real big hand or nothing. I think AQ is possible, so is 55-77. chukb calls . Maug13 shows [ As, 4s ] three of a kind, fours.
Ugh, I guess it was just a bad call. There's no way I can put him on A4, but I was worried about AK, AJ, KQ, QJ, etc. there are enough of those hands, it should be a pretty easy fold. Checking the river like I do sets him up to bluff at me, though, which means I have to call more often there to catch the bluffs. I could have bet more on the flop to drive out overcards, and then I could have bet a little less on the turn, I don't need to bet half pot, and then I could have just check-folded the river.
I had another rotten hand this game where I had 99 and was thinking about calling, and suddenly I was folded !? I guess my timer ran out and I had no time bank because it was used up while I was AFK pissing. That cost me a double up.