I know you said she's a calling station but i don't think it's automatic that she puts in an additional $1k on that river given the board is now KJxAJ - basically the worst board ever for QQ given the action pre, flop, turn. You would have to be on pure air at this point. Think the check behind is fine. If anything bet something very small - like $200.OK here we go...
Unfortunately within 30 minutes of sitting down the drunks and rich people pretty much all left. The guy to my left had about 15k in front of him and his girlfriend to his left had just under 20 including the first 5k chip I've ever seen in Texas and the first 5k chip I've ever seen in a 1-3 game...
The girlfriend busted the person whose seat I took with T8o allin preflop against AK for a $12,000 pot. Let me be clear about this... this is 1-3 No Limit Hold'em.
The blinds are $1 and $3
The pot is $4 before cards are dealt
FOUR THOUSAND BIG BLINDS see the middle of the table before the flop.
Then the drunk guy opens to 5k like I already mentioned... then he started to get a little belligerent and pass-outy and had to call it a night, so no more spewing after that sadly (I was just waiting for aces)
The one massive pot I won was with AKo on the cutoff. We were playing with mandatory UTG straddles, so this is 1-3-6. 2-3 limpers. I limp behind.
Every single pot has been raised... there is practically zero chance of this going through without a raise. On queue, the straddle makes it another 20 to go. Two callers behind. I spring my trap and make it 126 total (another hundred on top). Straddle calls and everyone else folds. The far side of the table were comprised of good players I've been avoiding getting into pots against. I've folded almost everything, so the second they see me do this, they're insta-mucking. Let's see a flop...
K-J-x two diamonds. Straddle checks... she's a hardcore calling station who will lead out and bet only if she has a monster hand and will call if she has any piece of the board. Please keep that in mind for later on... I c-bet 225 into a pot of maybe 300. She reaches for her stack and makes the call.
Turn is an offsuit Ace, I'm now beating KJ, though she would've bet KJ as I've mentioned before. She checks, I bet 350 into a pot of about 750. She casually reaches for chips and makes the call. Pot is now around $1,500.
River is one of the worst cards in the deck, a Jack. She checks. With hindsight, I think I missed value on the river here. There is no way she has a jack here and doesn't lead out and bet. I essentially have the nuts on this board considering who I am playing against. I had almost exactly $1,000 left in my stack, a perfect 2/3 pot river shove.... and I don't do it... I flip over the A-K top two and she reveals pocket queens. I'm about 85% certain that I missed about $1,000 worth of value on the hand by not shoving the river and not trusting my mental notes on the player. In the end, I think I over-estimated how bad the river card was and short-changed my full thought process on the river... If I did a better job of thinking through what was going on I could've gotten some more money.
Last hour of play I lost a 1.2k pot when I flopped a straight and lost allin against two pair who binked a boat on the river... standard stuff... (FML)
Still, back-to-back winning sessions and I'm one average session from being back in the black for this period.
study's not a problem... I already do more than enough of that... I just don't post all my hands on hereEntertaining thread, thanks for continuing to share. I do 2nd the concerns (if you can call it that) from previous posters who encourage you to do a bit more study in between sessions. I know you say that $1/3 there is not strategy but I think these big swings suggest otherwise. Sometimes, when I look back over notes of hands I've played in big losing sessions for example, I realize that while maybe the river action was "Standard" or a "cooler" - that if I was playing my A game, I might have folded that hand pre or on the flop instead of getting myself into trouble later on. These are the kinds of leaks that only really come out through some additional study (I find). I think if you are going to make a real run at this, study will have to become part of your routine.
With us not knowing the suits, the read on the players etc., whether we think we would go broke is irrelevant. I think the question needing to be answered is what did you put them on, if anything? Sometimes assuming the game is always beatable makes you lose focus on the game, and you become just another player consumed with your hand and your hand only.Im in the straddle for 6 on the button... several limpers and I check with A5o.
Check to me, I lead out for 20, 2 callers.
Check to me, I make it 65. EP makes it 100 more, folds to me, I call.
EP leads out for 250, I fake-tank for about 15-20 seconds and shove for another 400-500 or so more... he calls.
I flip over my boat and put the tip chips on my cards for the dealer.
...he turns over pocket sevens
Are you fucking kidding me?
Sometimes it's just not your day no matter how patient you are...
I'm at a loss... is anyone not going broke here? Am I missing something?
Anyways... the winning streak at chan's is finally over... it's been a good run...