Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Deuce-four player puts on a clinic




A tournament player yesterday showed how to play the mighty deuce-four. He limped under the gun, suckering getting two callers. It folded around to the big blind who held two black aces. He thought A-A was a good hand, so he made a raise. The mighty deuce-four now sprang his trip -- he moved all in!

That drove out the other limpers and tricked the big blind into calling with his pitiful A A. The flop was predictable in that it included two 4s, and the trips held up to bust the aces. The only shock was that a 2 didn't also come to complete the full house.

The lesson is not to slow play a powerhouse. Build a pot, then take it down.

10 comments:

  1. That was a super move by a super player at a super moment. The way he used that super hand preflop might make him a SuperUser in Ultimate Betting fashion.

    With blinds at 150-300, it seemed a bit early to employ an any two strategy. I have known a few sapient players that employ a slightly similar method with success. They are those who like playing table captain and employ a build or bust game.

    With higher blinds, a below average stack and having seen the other player lay down often when challenged, who know who might give that a go. That didn't seem the case here though.

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  2. Is this MOJO's blog or Grump's?

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  3. I consider Grump a friend, and in that, I have tried on a number of times to make that hand work for me. I cannot remember a single hand where it did. However, Aces getting cracked... well, you know.

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  4. I don't understand a word of it, but it sounds good. I think. Re your comment on Ocala: we often get skies like this, where you'll see some blue and then a lot of clouds in various shapes and colors. Sometimes they bring a storm, but other times nothing at all, as in this case. It just dissipated.

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  5. Ugly hand, but what are you gonna do? That's poker. A pro would just shrug it off, saying to himself, "I got it with the best of it" and move on. Me? I'm going outside and upchucking into the bushes.

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  6. Spot, I am so glad to hear that. I have lost a ton of money playing 24 up, down, left, and right. It is no better than its rank. I think Rakewell just cherry picks the winners. I thought it was a joke that only I fell for!!

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  7. You can win with any two cards. When it's 2-4, they don't expect that and you might win a huge pot. That's the idea anyway.

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  8. Love your header! Doesn't look like Memphis, though. :-) Hope you're doing well!

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