Before I get flamed to death, I'm going to say straight out that I wasn't one of the players in this hand. This hand has sparked some fairly interesting debate and has come up a few times over the last 2 years.Edited By: Sorcery is Abnormal Jun 21st, 2012 at 02:33 AM
Situation: online home game of sorts for members of the prestigious newsgroup RGP from 2010. These types of games play more like $20-$50 MTTs, and have a pretty wide range of player types. This game was called at the last minute and somehow only managed to get 3 players.
BTN was a stars MTT winning reg with a solid record including a 3rd in the Sunday Mil. He's a very tricky, aggressive, thinking player.
SB is a bit of an unknown here. Based on his posts he's a typical SSMTTer.
BB is hated on the newsgroup for his trolling and banter. He's a SSMTTer in the $1-$5 range and actually has a fairly decent online record.
That said, here's the hand:
Hand 1/1Hand HistoryReplayer
Poker Stars, $5 Buy-in (15/30 blinds) No Limit Hold'em Tournament, 3 Players
Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #13282892
BB: 1,120 (37.3 bb)
BTN: 2,150 (71.7 bb)
SB: 1,230 (41 bb)
BTN raises to 90, SB calls 75, BB calls 60
Flop: (270) 6d Ac Tc (3 players)
SB bets 210, BB calls 210, BTN calls 210
Turn: (900) 3s (3 players)
SB bets 480, BB calls 480, BTN folds
River: (1,860) Qc (2 players)
SB bets 450 and is all-in, BB calls 340 and is all-in
Results: 2,540 pot
Final Board: 6d Ac Tc 3s Qc
BB showed 9c 5c and won 2,540 (1,420 net)
SB showed 2d Ad and lost (-1,120 net)
Looking for your thoughts, primarily the BB's play, but any comments about the hand are welcome. Again, I didn't play it, so you can call me an idiot for posting it (and please do, I need that), but the only part I had in this hand was seeing it posted after the fact.
Reason: omitted suits
lol. Read the flop wrong to begin with. BB chased a flush. Whats the question?
Edited By: blufhard Jun 21st, 2012 at 04:01 AM
sb took a weird line. bb played it horribly and stacked off with no kicker.
Preflop action is marginal but I'm ok with it. I prefer to see BB make a pot committed raise on flop. Gives him a chance to create folds vice just having to hit his draw which is necessary for playing winning poker.
BB obviously played it bad. He put 780 of his 1,120 chips (70% of his stack) in the middle with a draw. Calling pre might be fine for the BB getting 3.5 to 1, but once he flops the draw he needs to commit or fold. Shoving can win the hand their or if he catches his flush. Calling down he needs to get lucky and can only win while hitting his flush. If he doesn't get lucky and hit, he has to fold after calling off 70% of his stack, which is just horrible. And the SB just over played his Ace no kicker.