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: short handed .25/.50 cash game from last night  ( 2697 )
mnguyen281
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« : Dec 02, 2010 at 13:52 »

i normally play a friendly .25/.50 cash game with a small group of younger players every wednesday night (avg age is 21 i am 28).  Normally with this particular group we get about 12-15 players and the pots get up to ~900ish.

yesterday night we had 8 players (in reality we had 6 since two bought in for $30 and busted out after a couple hands) and the pot was $1500.  we only played for half the time too (4 hours vs the standard 8ish that we normally do) and had some truly epic cooler pots.

first one came early.

8 handed.
i'm in the SB with 9 10o
UTG+1 raises to $2
UTG+2 calls $2
HJ raises to  $6
Button calls $6
Hero folds
BB folds
UTG folds
UTG+1 calls $4
UTG+2 calls $4

Flop is K Q J rainbow

UTG+1 shoves for his remaining stack of about ~$31
UTG+2 folds
HJ re-shoves for his stack of ~60
Button calls the ~60

so the main and side pots together is just a bit shy of $180.

UTG+1 shows A10 for the flopped nuts (i folded 9 10 what a relief)
HJ shows KK for top set
Button donked off with QJo for bottom two.

UTG+1 was short stacked and didnt have any more money to play with so he wants to run it three times.

First run turn is an 8 river is an 8.  KKK88 one win for the set of kings.
Next run turn is a K and river is blank.  KKKKQ another win for the set of kings.
Last run turn is a blank river is a jack.  QJ jumps up and down saying HELL YEA.  we let him know KKKJJ wins.

full scoop for the set of kings.

second hand i was heads up with a friend of mine who had already lost about $200 and was steaming like a rice cooker.
his stack was ~$300 mine was ~450 i was down about $100

I was dealt 78 spades on the button.  pre flop raise was the standard 2.50 and I just called.
Flop was 9 J K all spades.
my friend in the blinds bet $5.
I thought about it and raised to $15.
He flats.
Turn was the 10 of spades.
He bets $35.  I raise to $80.  He shoves for his remaining ~$200.

I was sick.  even though he was tilting I was thinking he had to either have the A or the Q of spades maybe even both.

9 J K 10 all spades and i was holding 7 8 of spades and just got three bet all in on the turn.

of course i had to make the call.  river was the 4 of spades.  villain didn't have anything but a non spade Q.  still i was sick to my stomach for the 30 or so seconds between his shove and my call.
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« #1 : Dec 02, 2010 at 13:58 »

Why would you care if he had the Ace of Spades? You'd want him to have that.

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mnguyen281
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« #2 : Dec 02, 2010 at 14:15 »

yea i know that.  didnt mean to come off that way.  i meant i sure he either had the Ace or the Q.  was scared of the Q.
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« #3 : Dec 18, 2010 at 17:46 »

Your friend made the mistake.  Although this is not the classic example, he made a bet that only a better hand would call.
stooks99
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« #4 : Dec 18, 2010 at 23:38 »

How the hell are you guys getting $1500 pots in 25c/50c?

When you kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.  -- Winston Churchill

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« #5 : Dec 19, 2010 at 00:15 »

How the hell are you guys getting $1500 pots in 25c/50c?

we've had $100 pots at 2c/5c home games before, many many double, triple quadruple re-buy's and players who hate to fold, etc
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« #6 : Dec 19, 2010 at 01:02 »

How the hell are you guys getting $1500 pots in 25c/50c?

Yeah, it happens. Some games are just like that. I think as long as a relevant rebuy in is allowed (as in something more than just a 100xBB $50 rebuy I don't see an issue with it though that game does seem like it could use higher blinds especially if there are straddles or if the opening raise is large relative to the BB.

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stooks99
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« #7 : Dec 19, 2010 at 13:30 »

If guys have $750 in front of them in this game, maybe it's time to sell the quarter chips and play 1/2 NL.

When you kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.  -- Winston Churchill

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« #8 : Dec 19, 2010 at 15:55 »

How the hell are you guys getting $1500 pots in 25c/50c?
That's what I was wondering.  Well, that and why in the world someone would be afraid of an ace of spades when he's holding a straight flush...

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mnguyen281
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« #9 : Dec 21, 2010 at 20:22 »

1500-2000 as in total buy ins not a single pot for 7-8 people.  on nights that we have 10+ players it can get close to 3000.  we do occasionally have actual pots that are 500+.  we play .25/.50 because some of the people only want to buy in 40 bucks or whatever and thats cool.  they end up rebuying multiple times throughout the night though (sometimes into the double digits) i always tell them you might as well have bought in for the full amount.

and if you re read i wasnt afraid of the ace i figured he either had to have had the A or the Q.  so it was 50/50 but i cant fold there.
« : Dec 21, 2010 at 20:24 mnguyen281 »
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