Mark Gritter (markgritter) wrote,
Mark Gritter
markgritter

Hold'em Hands That Made Me Feel Dumb

Another bad session at Garden City tonight.

Even my sole win at showdown made me feel dumb: I have 55 in the big blind, button raises, SB calls, I call. Flop is A24, SB checks, I check, and the raiser bets; we both call. Turn is the lovely 3 but I get confused with SB bets out. Does he have another 5? Maybe even 56? (His range is very wide.) Even if I'm ahead of him, do I want to raise or try to get the extra bet out of the button? I call and so does button. The river is another 4 and again I just call; button folds and SB shows something like T4o, so my hand is good but I didn't get a lot of value for it.

Two (or three?) limpers in EP and I have ATo in the BB so I just check. Flop is AKK, I bet and get two callers. I bet the turn, a rag, both call again. OK, how far behind am I? I check the river, a 3, and the last player to act fires. He has K3, the player in the middle has K4, and I think it was dumb to call on the end.

I raise with 88 on the button, big blind calls, flop is 579 which seems pretty good to me, so when he fires out I raise; he 3-bets. Oops. I call the turn (T) and river (9) to get shown 95s.

Hands which were merely annoying:

AJo < KQo twice (I fold to a flop check-raise but would have made my straight on one of the hands.)
AQo < JJ on Q-high board
A9s goes nowhere
99 < AK
77, 33, 44 all see flops but miss
QJo, QTs, T9s on button miss too
Tags: hold'em, poker
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