Monday, October 6, 2008

Poker Bigotry

In the hand below, there were only 3 players left in a $5.50 STT. Everyone was ITM. I am in Blue, villain in Red.

PokerStars Game #20966644004: Tournament #112428543, $5.00+$0.50 Hold'em No Limit - Level VII (100/200) - 2008/10/06 2:02:50 ET
Table '112428543 1' 9-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 3: abaddon_ross (4310 in chips)
Seat 6: STEED11 (2390 in chips)
Seat 9: Defiance101 (6800 in chips)
abaddon_ross: posts the ante 25
STEED11: posts the ante 25
Defiance101: posts the ante 25
Defiance101: posts small blind 100
abaddon_ross: posts big blind 200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to abaddon_ross [9c 7d]
STEED11: raises 200 to 400
Defiance101: folds
abaddon_ross: calls 200
*** FLOP *** [6d 7h 2d]
abaddon_ross: bets 600
STEED11: raises 600 to 1200
abaddon_ross: calls 600
*** TURN *** [6d 7h 2d] [9s]
abaddon_ross: checks
STEED11: bets 765 and is all-in
abaddon_ross: calls 765
*** RIVER *** [6d 7h 2d 9s] [2c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
abaddon_ross: shows [9c 7d] (two pair, Nines and Sevens)
STEED11: shows [Ac Ah] (two pair, Aces and Deuces)
STEED11 collected 4905 from pot

*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 4905 Rake 0
Board [6d 7h 2d 9s 2c]
Seat 3: abaddon_ross (big blind) showed [9c 7d] and lost with two pair, Nines and Sevens
Seat 6: STEED11 (button) showed [Ac Ah] and won (4905) with two pair, Aces and Deuces
Seat 9: Defiance101 (small blind) folded before Flop

The hand itself was not worth blogging about but after this hand, villain had this to say...

STEED11 said, "almost got lucky there"
STEED11 said, "the REAL players always prevail"
STEED11 said, "he was calling like he had cowboys"
STEED11 said, "abaddon is either drunk 12 yrs old, or from a country other than the us"

He had so much less chips than I did and his 2x raise on my BB was too small for AA. I had top pair when I led on the flop and his raise wasn't enough to push me out. I had my 2 pair on the turn and there was no reason to fold when he went all in. In retrospect, he was the one who got lucky. He only had 8 outs on the river.

I didn't answer him though. I let him tilt. But what does not being in the US have anything to do with playing?!?!

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