Sunday, June 29, 2008

MOJO poker rule #1

About 2 1/2 hours into a bounty tournament on Ultimate Bet Sunday night, I picked up J 9. The blinds were 200/400/50. My stack was T7760 with an M of around 7. I made a loose call as did one other player and the big blind checked his option. The flop was:
K 8 7.
I not only flopped a flush, I have a gutshot for a straight flush!
I don't like to slow play here. If another club comes, your hand can be ruined. Also, players tend to slow play, so when you lead out, they don't put you on the flush. There was T1900 in the pot, so I bet T1500. The limper called and the big blind folded. The turn card was the 3, sweet. The pot has T4900, so I bet the pot, perhaps an overbet, but the pot is big now and I'm willing to take it down (versus building it). To my surprise, the limper moved all in! I called and the river was 5.
I was curious what this fool person had and was a little surprised to see him turn over: A A. Maybe I shouldn't have been surprised after all.

MOJO rule #1: Players who don't raise with big pocket pairs get what they deserve.
Hand #54790098-151 at sniper820pm-002 (No Limit tournament Hold'em)
Started at 29/Jun/08 22:48:54
motorcityking is at seat 0 with 6035.
southerny2 is at seat 1 with 8330.
lynnd027 is at seat 2 with 6970.
Memphis-Mojo is at seat 3 with 7760.
_MR BLACK_ is at seat 4 with 14100.
LawN4cer is at seat 5 with 11250.
gpmule is at seat 6 with 11455.
youngrider is at seat 7 with 12325.
Mark27 is at seat 8 with 3375.
TonyR1000 is at seat 9 with 4700.
The button is at seat 9.

motorcityking posts ante (50).
southerny2 posts ante (50).
lynnd027 posts ante (50).
Memphis-Mojo posts ante (50).
_MR BLACK_ posts ante (50).
LawN4cer posts ante (50).
gpmule posts ante (50).
youngrider posts ante (50).
Mark27 posts ante (50).
TonyR1000 posts ante (50).
southerny2 posts the small blind of 200.
lynnd027 posts the big blind of 400.

motorcityking: -- --
southerny2: -- --
lynnd027: -- --
Memphis-Mojo: 9c Jc
_MR BLACK_: -- --
LawN4cer: -- --
gpmule: -- --
youngrider: -- --
Mark27: -- --
TonyR1000: -- --

Memphis-Mojo calls. _MR BLACK_ folds. LawN4cer
calls. gpmule folds. youngrider folds. Mark27
folds. TonyR1000 folds. motorcityking folds.
southerny2 folds. lynnd027 checks.

Flop (board: 8c Kc 7c):

lynnd027 checks. Memphis-Mojo bets 1500. LawN4cer
calls. lynnd027 folds.

Turn (board: 8c Kc 7c 3s):

Memphis-Mojo bets 4900. LawN4cer goes all-in for
9300. Memphis-Mojo goes all-in for 5810. LawN4cer
is returned 3490 (uncalled).

Tournament all-in showdown -- players show:

Memphis-Mojo shows 9c Jc.
LawN4cer shows Ah Ad.

River (board: 8c Kc 7c 3s 5s):

(no action in this round)


Memphis-Mojo has 9c Jc 8c Kc 7c: flush, king high.
LawN4cer has Ah Ad 8c Kc 7c: a pair of aces.

Hand #54790098-151 Summary:

No rake is taken for this hand.
Memphis-Mojo wins 16,520 with flush, king high.

1 comment:

  1. MOJO rule #1: Players who don't raise with big pocket pairs get what they deserve.

    I feel the same way. They think they're being soooo clever. LOL The only problem is that most of the ones who use this move don't have strong enough reading abilities/common sense to get away from their hand when a flop like this comes and kills their pretty Aces. If you're going to limp w/AA, you have to be able to fold and luckily most can't.