Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Skillz Debacle

It's safe to say this was a minefield of stunning draw chasers in the limit Omaha hi/lo game on Tuesday night.

I was a yo-yo and lost some painfully big pots with very good cards. I managed one or two knockouts before the stack sizes shrunk compared to the blinds. I found AATT double-suited on the button and raised. The UTG player limped (who was quite short-stacked, so I found this play astonishing) decided to defend with 5c Tc 8c 9s and got excited by the 5h 4c 2c flop. He rivered the flush and I was crippled.

Fortunately, I got the first free seat as an alternate in the blogger cash game. I was able to double up and then some as I did my bet to enter Fuel's OBFV contest with the following entry (sadly I hadn't topped up to the full $60 buyin after a nasty river card in the previous hand dipped me a wee bit below a starting stack):

Full Tilt Poker, $0.15/$0.30 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 9 Players

SB: $28.30 Breeze81
BB: $84.45 riggstad
UTG: $103.80 twoblackaces
UTG+1: $93.60 schlepp571
UTG+2: $26.60 nocabford
MP1: $94.60 Fuel55
MP2: $60 pokersLOL
CO: $31.60 DubsPoke
Hero (BTN): $56.15

Pre-Flop: A A dealt to Hero (BTN)
UTG folds, UTG+1 raises to $1, 3 folds, CO raises to $3.45, Hero raises to $6.90, 2 folds, UTG+1 calls $5.90, CO calls $3.45

Flop: ($21.15) T 4 3 (3 Players)
UTG+1 checks, CO checks, Hero bets $8.30, UTG+1 calls $8.30, CO folds

Turn: ($37.75) 9 (2 Players)
UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $40.95 and is All-In, UTG+1 calls $40.95

River: ($119.65) 8 (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

Results: $119.65 Pot ($3 Rake)
UTG+1 showed Q Q (a pair of Queens) and LOST (-$56.15 NET)
Hero showed A A (a pair of Aces) and WON $116.65 (+$60.50 NET)

I tried another one with a nut straight but the river card killed my action by putting four to a straight out there. Since I had the stone cold nuts, however, I overbet hoping my victim would felt with a worse straight.

So even though I busted out of Skillz a few places short of the points, it was a profitable and fun evening of card-slinging.


Simon said...

so you DID hit a gutterball in the cash hand. good thing for me the 7 hit the river

Shrike said...

Yes, it was a good thiing for you. Saved you a bunch of chips, that 7.