Friday, December 23, 2005

Raise, people, raise!

Maybe people will get it eventually…

(Important parts in bold)

PokerStars Game #3416184294:  Hold'em No Limit ($0.25/$0.50) - 2005/12/23 - 18:00:38 (ET)
Table 'Pyrrhus' Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: derek2122 ($9.75 in chips)
Seat 2: DavisP ($8.75 in chips)
Seat 4: RandomSam ($17.75 in chips)
Seat 5: jake18 ($8.35 in chips)
Seat 6: ebola8u2 ($5.95 in chips)
DavisP: posts small blind $0.25
jake18 said, "yoo hoooo"
DavisP said, "this is great wit the double fpps"
pocktqun has timed out while being disconnected
pocktqun: is sitting out
pocktqun is disconnected
RandomSam: posts big blind $0.50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to RandomSam [7h 4d]
jake18: calls $0.50
ebola8u2: calls $0.50
derek2122: folds
DavisP: calls $0.25
RandomSam: checks
*** FLOP *** [4s 4c Ah]
DavisP: checks
RandomSam: checks (I decide to slow play)
jake18: checks
ebola8u2: checks
*** TURN *** [4s 4c Ah] [As]
DavisP: bets $1
RandomSam: calls $1 (I must now fear the Ace…that’s what I get for getting cute…)
jake18: folds
ebola8u2: folds
*** RIVER *** [4s 4c Ah As] [Qh]
DavisP: bets $1
RandomSam: calls $1
*** SHOW DOWN ***
DavisP: shows [Td Th] (two pair, Aces and Tens)
RandomSam: shows [7h 4d] (a full house, Fours full of Aces)
RandomSam collected $5.75 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $6 | Rake $0.25
Board [4s 4c Ah As Qh]
Seat 2: DavisP (small blind) showed [Td Th] and lost with two pair, Aces and Tens
Seat 4: RandomSam (big blind) showed [7h 4d] and won ($5.75) with a full house, Fours full of Aces
DavisP said, "7 4 beats 10 10"
DavisP said, "lmao"
RandomSam said, "next time raise before flop"
DavisP said, "doesnt matter on here"
DavisP said, "ppl love to protect their blinds on here"
RandomSam said, "well if I play 7 4 after you raise, then that's on me"
RandomSam said, "if you don't raise and I win with 7 4 that's on you"

Moral of this story is:  If you are afraid that you can’t raise before the flop, don’t be upset when the cards beat you.  I didn’t have to outplay DavisP, not sure if I could have.  However, he allowed me, the BB, to get lucky by not raising.  Bad beat, sure.  But remember, just because you get beat badly, it’s not always just the cards at fault.


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