Goofing with the Poker Gods  

Posted by Alex Laforest

I am telling you fine folks, the Poker Gods are cynical, jaded bastards, and I will try not to complain, but I do feel my mouth and belly half-full since it's all happening while I'm SSSing :S... And this lets me believe the Bastards have a teeth or three against deep stackers... But, why would the Gods would foster such hatred for the real poker players, one might ask... Pretty decent question. Because deep stackers want to fsck around with Variance, Probabilities, Luck, Metagames, etc., which amounts, in the eyes of the Poker Gods, to screwing, around, with Faith (who says gods need to be light bright?!??!)... My only, totally uneducated, goofy guess...

Anyway, here are a couple of the hands that sprung this retarded thought :P. For the record, I don't tend to dwell on bad beats, mainly because I'm somewhat of a pessimistic (which is, in fact, part of the reasons for my struggling atheism - lol, 'struggling atheism, i like it :P), and thus needs to distance myself from the bad stuff I don't control. Therefore, you will very rarely read a bad beat hand history here, and when you will, I'll mostly come out the bad beater, hehe :D. The thing is, and I think I posted about that in the past, I tend to see bad beats and variance as beautiful occurrences, freak acts of life, a litlle bit like witnessing aurora borealis.

Anyway, a couple of suckouts, just for the fun of it :D!

Titan No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25/$0.50 (Titan HH Converter by Kreatief)

SB ($59.94)
BB ($44.10)
UTG+1 ($75.35)
UTG+2 ($50.00)
MP1 ($9.25) ____ (Hero)
MP2 ($7.25)
MP3 ($225.94)
CO ($14.15)
BTN ($7.25)

Preflop: Hero is MP1 with Ad, Kd
UTG+1 raises to 2.0$, 1 folds, Hero raises to 9.25$, 5 folds, BB calls $8.75, 1 folds,

Flop: Qh, 8h, 3h ( $20.75 )


Turn: Td ( $20.75 )


River: Js ( $20.75 )


Final Pot: $19.75

Results:
Villain has Qh Qh
Hero has Ad, Kd
Outcome: Hero wins $19.75

#2 - Flushing

Titan No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25/$0.50 (Titan HH Converter by Kreatief)

SB ($9.50)
BB ($31.70)
UTG+1 ($114.40)
UTG+2 ($59.46)
MP1 ($10.50) ___ (Hero)
MP2 ($50.00)
MP3 ($106.15)
CO ($52.15)
BTN ($79.50)

Preflop: Hero is MP1 with Qd, Ac
UTG+2 calls $0.50,
Hero raises to 2.0$, 1 folds, MP3 raises to 6.5$, 5 folds, Hero raises All-In $10.5, MP3 calls $4.00,

Flop: Td, 9d, Jd ( $22.25 )

Turn: 3d ( $22.25 )

River: Ts ( $22.25 )

Final Pot: $21.15

Results:
Villain has Ah Kh
Hero has Qd, Ac
Outcome: Hero wins $21.15


And finally, this one, just because, well, I can't even brag about it since I was SSSing, and therefore missed maximum extraction... Damn that thing!!!! ;-)

Titan No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25/$0.50 (Titan HH Converter by Kreatief)

CO ($10.00)
BTN ($9.95)
SB ($50.60)
BB ($25.40) ____ (Hero)
UTG ($49.00)
UTG+1 ($10.30)
UTG+2 ($41.96)
MP1 ($49.50)
MP2 ($9.05)
MP3 ($27.75)

Preflop: Hero is BB with Qh, Qc
2 folds, UTG+2 calls $0.50, 5 folds, SB calls $0.25, Hero raises to 3.0$, UTG+2 raises to 5.5$, 1 folds, Hero calls $2.50,

Flop: 8s, Qs, Qd ( $12.5 )
Hero checks,
UTG+2 bets $16.50, Hero raises All-In $19.9, UTG+2 calls $3.40,

Turn: 8h ( $52.3 )

River: 9d ( $52.3 )

Final Pot: $48.75

Results:
Villain has Th 3h
Hero has Qh, Qc
Outcome: Hero wins $48.75

♠♥♦♣

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