Wednesday, April 7, 2010

how not to play aces: part deux

Here's a hand that turned my session from a 5BI win to a 1.5BI win...

PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $1.00 BB (9 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from

whiterice197 (MP2) ($200.95)

MP3 ($132.95)

CO ($136.50)

Button ($193)

SB ($101.20)

BB ($160)

UTG ($97)

UTG+1 ($106.30)

MP1 ($100)

Preflop: whiterice197 is MP2 with A, A

3 folds, whiterice197 bets $4, MP3 calls $4, 1 fold, Button raises to $16, 2 folds, whiterice197 raises to $28, 1 fold, Button calls $12

Flop: ($61.50) 4, 8, K (2 players)

whiterice197 bets $30, Button raises to $72, whiterice197 raises to $172.95 (All-In), Button calls $93 (All-In)

Turn: ($391.50) J (2 players, 2 all-in)

River: ($391.50) 7 (2 players, 2 all-in)

Total pot: $391.50 | Rake: $3


Button had K, K (three of a kind, Kings).

whiterice197 had A, A (one pair, Aces).

Outcome: Button won $388.50


  1. i don't think i made any huge mistakes. if i had to redo it i would've raised a little more to make it a bigger mistake for him to set mine.

    on the flop his range is AK, KK, or bluffs. there's many more combos of AK than KK in his range, so I don't think my play was that bad.

    overall i'm not comfortable playing 200 big blinds deep.