Tuesday, 12 August 2014


Take a step back, look at the bigger picture.
Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) in House of Cards

It is way more profitable to think about your money for one day instead of working for it 30 days.
John D. Rockefeller

PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $2.00 BB (5 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from http://www.flopturnriver.com/

saw flop | saw showdown

Hero (MP) ($204.54)
Button ($237.94)
SB ($204)
BB ($200)
UTG ($407.98)

Preflop: Hero is MP with Q, A
1 fold, Hero raises to $4.04, 1 fold, SB calls $3.04, 1 fold

Flop: ($10.08) 10, K, J (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $6, SB calls $6

Turn: ($22.08) 8 (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $16, SB calls $16

River: ($54.08) 10 (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $40, SB calls $40

Total pot: $134.08 | Rake: $2.80

Results below:
SB didn't show
Hero had Q, A (royal flush).
Outcome: Hero won $131.28

Villain mucked 88. Nowadays I see better ways to size my bets. But it is indeed hard to get a lot of value from a capped range. I expected Villain to raise most of his boats (meaning esp. the KT/JT/T8) and call down with all Tx, KxQc*, 88 and some KJ against this line.
There is a lot more to say about this scenario. Think about asymmetric ranges. ;)

*KxQc is blocked in this specific spot.