Sunday, January 31, 2010

Yes, I'm still hating sets

I already declared myself to be a set-hater, of course. Today I was given two additional reasons for my position.

Reason #1:

Here's how I went out of the WBCOOP final event today, exactly nine minutes into it:




Three of hearts on the river would have been super-sweet, but no.


Reason #2:

Playing at Mandalay Bay today, I picked up 8-8 in middle position, and raised a couple of limpers. They both called.

Flop: 8-9-10, with two spades and one diamond. First limper shoves. Second calls, but is clearly not too happy about it. I reshove, for what is only $14 more, and get called by #2, obviously.

First guy has J-Q offsuit for the flopped straight. Second guy has Kd-10d for just top pair.

I don't remember the exact turn and river, but they were both diamonds that didn't pair the board, and limper #2 takes it all with a backdoor flush.


As you can see, if matters not one whit whether the set is in my hand or my opponents' hands. Either way, I lose. They have been my complete undoing this month. And yes, since you ask, I am feeling plenty peeved about it.

7 comments:

Lance said...

The hand replay isn't working for me....

Anonymous said...

FYI, the replay feature didn't work here....

Rakewell said...

Thanks. Fixed now.

Anonymous said...

I know it's probably heresy in the church of the deuce-four, but perhaps raising from early position with 4-2 suited and then committing a large portion of your stack with a baby flush had something to do with the early exit?

I'm just sayin...

Brett said...

Anonymous, I was thinking the same thing. Duece-four baby flush on paired board. Not saying I haven't done it, but I'm just saying ;-)

Anonymous said...

You are a smart guy and seem to be sensible EXCEPT when it comes to this deuce four junk. I've watched you play this hand completely out of position and calling raises that you have no business calling. Even when you hit and it pays off ...... you just seem silly.

Michael said...

The power that is the deuce-four hasnot been working for me lately. and I don't even raise with it OOP. I can't even remember the last time I won a pot with it.........seven trey however, look out!