Poker Through the Eyes of an Amateur

December 09, 2005

A Damn Good Read

This is a hand that I played this evening in a $5+$.50 multi-table tournament. I must say, I used up about 75% of my time bank thinking about it after he went all in on the river, but I made the correct read in the end. Check it out:

Dealt to kaellinn18 [3s 3d]
twotone1: calls 100
Tasteticles: folds
knows: folds
Bluff_Jenza: folds
kaellinn18: calls 100
urunuts2: calls 100
rennov8: calls 50
craffe9: checks
*** FLOP *** [Ac 3c 5d]
rennov8: checks
craffe9: bets 100
twotone1: calls 100
kaellinn18: raises 350 to 450
urunuts2: folds
rennov8: folds
craffe9: folds
twotone1: calls 350
*** TURN *** [Ac 3c 5d] [6s]
twotone1: checks
kaellinn18: bets 750
twotone1: calls 750
*** RIVER *** [Ac 3c 5d 6s] [4c]
twotone1: bets 1450 and is all-in
kaellinn18: calls 1405 and is all-in
*** SHOW DOWN ***
twotone1: shows [As Ts] (a pair of Aces)
kaellinn18: shows [3s 3d] (three of a kind, Threes)
kaellinn18 collected 5810 from pot


  • 1) that's a really good read. had you seen that guy play really loose in the past, which helped you read that?

    2) based on that one hand alone, twotone is either really good or really bad. i don't know how he could tall your bet on the turn. i guess that just makes your call on the river that much more impressive.

    By Anonymous eric, at 12/12/2005 11:20 AM  

  • He was a pretty good player. I actually had him pinned for an A or maybe two pair, if anything. I was pretty sure he was trying to set himself up for a steal if another club came on the board, which it did. I didn't think he'd call the bets I made with just a draw given his past playing, so I had to put him on the A, and I was right.

    By Blogger Matt Silverthorn, at 12/12/2005 9:27 PM  

  • I'm not sure I understand any of his calls from the flop on (unless he thought you were bluffing). Maybe if he'd raised post-flop...

    You played this one dead on. You were lucky he didn't have clubs or 2/7 to go along with his A.

    By Blogger Kent, at 12/27/2005 10:51 PM  

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