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Monday, July 19, 2004

Grubby's Hand of the Week #12

What's irritating about this new Blogger editor is when I hit "Preview," the font turns into boxes and dingbats and I can't read anything without the secret deBlogger ring. I've seen other blogs that display in whatever this "font" it's trying for and which I have to cut and paste into an editor just to read it. I can only hope it's temporary, or else you'll have to put up with a mass of unedited ramblings replete with typos and bad beats.

No winner for Hand of the Week #11. Toldja it was gonna be a toughie. BB had 3 9. His suited hand increased his percentage to call all that way, no? And then call on the river with 9 high? Did he think he won or did he just want to see my cards?

This is why you need to drop everything and head into 10/20 6max. I see more plays like this here than at 1/2 6max.

Sifting through previous hands I'd pulled aside for further study, none jumped out at me. So I decided to cram for the Hand of the Week and scour Party tonight for a good shorthanded table.

I found one in 5/10. A good shorthanded table to me is a high pot average, one person playing most flops and hitting, and that person raising to scare the bejesus out of mere mortals.

Because I have notes on a bunch of 10/20 players from the beginning, I know I've played them before in 5/10 6max. Most of the notes say they're maniacs. If you want to think like David Mamet, you'd think that they planned this, carefully orchestrating a maniac facade in a lower limit knowing that when you advance to a higher limit and see them playing you'll play them as if they're still a maniac when in fact they're a rock.

Yeah, right. This is Party. They're just 10/20 players who haven't adjusted to the (relatively) unaggressive 5/10 6max or are slumming the lower levels.

I'm now careful to write in the limit whenever taking notes.

Here's an interesting 5/10 6max hand from tonight. I had just sat down and noticed CO was playing every hand. I eventually caught on after this hand and began reraising and capping with high pair. A killer 25BB pot had me with a set vs. his rivered gutshot straight. Aye. I asked for this.

This hand is courtesy of the same friendly fish...

Grubby's Hand of the Week #12
for Monday, July 19, 2004

Prize: $25

The first person to correctly guess my opponent's hand before next Monday wins. Suits may or may not matter. One guess per person, please. Winner will be declared here the following week. If there's no winner, the prize will roll over to next week plus $5.

If you're signed up to Empire Poker or Absolute Poker through me (use those links to sign up), the prize is doubled for you.

Leave your guess in the comments section below. You can be Anonymous without registering through Blogger, but do include your name so I know whose guess is whose.

If you don't include contact info and you're the winner, email me after the quiz is over.

Good luck and good skills,

Party Poker 5/10 Hold'em (6 max, 6 handed) converter

Preflop: grubby is UTG with T K
grubby calls, 1 fold, CO calls, Button calls, SB completes, BB checks.

Flop: (5 SB) T 6 7 (5 players)
SB bets, BB folds, grubby calls, CO raises, Button folds, SB calls, grubby calls.

Turn: (5.50 BB) 7 (3 players)
SB checks, grubby checks, CO bets, SB calls, grubby calls.

River: (8.50 BB) 4 (3 players)
SB checks, grubby checks, CO bets, SB folds, grubby calls.

Final Pot: 10.50 BB

What did CO have? I'll give you a hint: it was better than 3 9.

And P.S.: I know I played this badly. But I had just sat down!


Commented by Blogger NemoD:

i gotta go with the powerhouse that is the hammer! 72o.

12:17 AM 
Commented by Blogger Sean:

I'll take a stab with the mighty 78d, the powerful sooted connector

12:55 AM 
Commented by Anonymous Anonymous:

he caught the house with 74o!

3:05 AM 
Commented by Anonymous Anonymous:



7:04 AM 
Commented by Anonymous Anonymous:


7:51 AM 
Commented by Blogger Pilor:

89 for the straight on the flop

9:56 AM 
Commented by Blogger Mike:

Let's try 9-10c.

11:24 AM 
Commented by Anonymous Anonymous:

4-4, to add a Frasier quote:

"I donnnn't know whyyyy!"


3:47 PM 
Commented by Blogger ToddCommish:

8-4, don't know if suit matters... Probably was raising on the double-gutshot and thought he caught a hand with the two-pair.

4:56 PM 
Commented by Anonymous Anonymous:

I would have to say 10/7, limped inhpong to hit a str8 and got 2 pr instead.


9:30 PM 
Commented by Blogger Daddy:

76 for the boat.

5:02 PM 
Commented by Blogger Maudie:

8-9 spades

10:44 AM 
Commented by Blogger grubby:

Quiz is over, better luck next time. CO had Q5o for that monster hand of Queen high.

3:42 AM 

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