Saturday, February 16, 2008

The Fateful Monster Hands Early on in MTT's (HA)

Second hand of a double-stack 90 person SNG. This happened a few months ago, but I thought I'd share it. It was one of those very early monster-hand situations where you just know that you're going to bust. Perhaps I could've/should've raised more preflop, being a double-stack low limit game, but I really don't think I'm folding post-flop given the way it played out...

Full Tilt Poker, $5 + $0.50 NL Hold'em Sit n' Go, 15/30 Blinds, 9 Players - Hand History Converter

BTN: 2,970
Hero (SB): 2,970
BB: 3,000
UTG: 3,000
UTG+1: 3,000
UTG+2: 3,000
MP1: 3,000
MP2: 3,060
CO: 3,000

Pre-Flop: (45) Ad As dealt to Hero (SB)
UTG folds, UTG+1 calls 30, UTG+2 folds, MP1 calls 30, MP2 folds, CO calls 30, BTN folds, Hero raises to 180, 2 folds, MP1 calls 150, CO calls 150

Flop: (600) 9s 6d 2s (3 Players)
Hero bets 600, MP1 folds, CO raises to 1,200, Hero raises to 2,790 and is All-In, CO calls 1,590
Turn: (6,180) Js (2 Players - 1 is All-In)
River: (6,180) Jh (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

Results: 6,180 Pot
Hero showed Ad As (two pair, Aces and Jacks) and LOST (-2,970 NET)
CO showed 2d 2c (a full house, Twos full of Jacks) and WON 6,180 (+3,210 NET)