Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A Sweet Hand!

With the blinds at 300/600 I found myself with about 18,000 chips. The button raised to 1,500 and I decided to take a flop with Q3s. While this is a pretty weak hand my opponent could have anything raising from the button. And since it only cost me 900 to see a flop when there's already 2,700 in the pot I thought it was a good time to take a chance.

The flop came down AK3 with one heart an I checked. My opponent bet 1,800 into the 3,600 chip pot and I decided to call. I figured a 3 or a Q would make me the best hand and I if my opponent missed he might check the turn allowing me to win with a bet on the river.

The turn was the 6 of hearts which gave me a flush draw to go with my bottom pair. I checked and when my opponent bet 4,000 into the 7,200 chip pot I moved all in for 15,000 as a semibluff. If my opponent had an ace I knew I'd need to hit to win, but if he had anything else I should win right there.

Well he did have an ace...in fact he had two of them in his hand! Since he had the total nuts at the time he called me in a mircosecond. But the river brought the sweet, sweet 8 of hearts and I doubled up!

Right now I'm at 37,000 in 144th of 301.

The only bad news is I got bounced from the second chance. I got it all in with a pair against a flush draw. I made two pair on the turn making me better than a 5 to 1 favorite, but my opponent made his flush on the end to knock me out. You give some and you get some, that's how poker works!

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