Saturday, October 21, 2006

Raging Against The Machine

I am growing heartily sick of donating money this week to people who should not be trusted with crayons, let alone computers and internet access.

Yet another night of cold decking, out drawing, and general idiocy.

My mood, of course, not helped by having AA cracked by 82o, amidst other atrocities.

Rather than donating 50 pence to the bad beat jar, please allow me to proffer payment in kind, with my favourite hand history from this, or perhaps any, week.

Having stayed up til 5am this morning - the perils of living in a GMT time zone - I was pretty tired tonight, so stuck to donking around the 1/2 game, where I witnessed the following gem.

PokerStars 1/2 Hold'em (9 handed) Hand History Converter Tool from (Format: HTML)

Preflop: Hero is Button with 5d, 8s.

1 fold, UTG+1 (Lucky Escapee) calls, (Utter Moron) calls, 1 fold, MP3 calls, 2 folds, SB completes, BB checks.

Flop: (5 SB) Td, Jd, Qs (5 players)

SB checks, BB checks, Lucky Escapee checks, Utter Moron bets, MP3 raises, SB folds, BB folds, Lucky Escapee calls, Utter Moron calls.

Turn: (5.50 BB) Qd (3 players)

Lucky Escapee checks, Utter Moron bets, MP3 folds, Lucky Escapee calls.

River: (7.50 BB) 3s (2 players)

Lucky Escapee checks, Utter Moron checks.

Final Pot: 7.50 BB

Lucky Escapee has 7d Ad (flush, ace high).

Utter Moron has 9d Kd (straight flush, king high).

Outcome: Utter Moron wins 7.50 BB.

I can see why, having made the nut flush, lucky escapee was a trifle cautious with the paired board. Though given the lack of pre-flop action I'm betting that turn every time.

There is no excuse for Utter Moron though. First he limps K7s from UTG+2 (dodgy), then having hit a nice flop and chased his straight and flush draws, he turns the absolute mortal nuts, extracts one bet on the turn, and checks behind on the river when last to act.

wtf!? Maybe he was slow playing and planning to bet sixth street.

This is the standard of play I've been alluding to in my last few posts. It is that horrible.

Even more surprisingly, having spotted it straight away I rushed to enable chat, expecting a torrent of comments and questions. Not a word was said.

Which suggests to me not many people were paying enough attention to actually notice.

Mind boggling.

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