In an effort to blog a bit more often (about topics other than new podcasts), I’m going to try out a new sort of post that hopefully will be similar to but less time-consuming (for me) than a multi-street What’s Your Play?.
It’s called Rate Our Play. I’m going to post a hand featuring multiple decisions points for both myself and my opponent(s). Your job will be to comment on any mistakes (or choices that surprised you in a good way) that you think either of us made. I’ll participate in the comments as I can and return later in the week to post my own thoughts about the most controversial points.
The Game: $10/$25 NLHE at Maryland Live, fresh game. Villain has $2500, I cover.
Reads/History: Villain and I played together for an hour or so the previous night, with him on my immediate left. He made a nuisance of himself, repeatedly 3- and 4-betting me and raising my c-bets. He was playing less than $2500 that night; nevertheless, he did seem to be a serious, probably professional, player. I gave up without a fight in something like five such spots and never really played back at him, so although I doubt he thinks I’m a fish, that history may color his view of me.
Decision Point 1: Villain opens to $75 with Tc 7c on the Button.
DP 2: Hero calls Qs Ts in BB.
Flop: ($160 in pot) As Ad Js.
DP3: Hero checks.
DP4: Villain bets $125.
DP5: Hero calls.
Turn: ($410 in pot) 7s.
DP 6: Hero bets $125.
DP 7: Villain calls.
River: ($660 in pot) 4s.
DP 8: Hero checks.
DP 9: Villain bets $525.
DP 10: Hero calls.
Leave a comment about any decision point(s) you find surprising or mistaken, and I’ll share my thoughts later in the week. Feedback on this format for a post is also encouraged!