Friday, April 10, 2009

lol ftp $1-2

Full Tilt Poker Game #11605669360: Table Vespertina - $1/$2 - No Limit Hold'em - 5:52:16 ET - 2009/04/10
Seat 1: fligan ($306.70)
Seat 2: TotallyWired ($198.95)
Seat 3: nemesisalmighty ($81.30)
Seat 5: mmateo1 ($100)
Seat 7: ooo chronic ooo ($381.15)
Seat 8: RoundersClub ($284.60)
Seat 9: pungster ($161.15)
RoundersClub posts the small blind of $1
pungster posts the big blind of $2
toona is awesom sits down
mmateo1 posts $2
The button is in seat #7
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to ooo chronic ooo [9d 9s]
fligan folds
TotallyWired folds
nemesisalmighty raises to $4
mmateo1 adds $2
mmateo1 folds
toona is awesom adds $80
ooo chronic ooo has 15 seconds left to act
ooo chronic ooo raises to $17
RoundersClub folds
pungster folds
nemesisalmighty calls $13
*** FLOP *** [2d 3h 9c]
nemesisalmighty checks
ooo chronic ooo checks
*** TURN *** [2d 3h 9c] [4d]
nemesisalmighty bets $16
ooo chronic ooo raises to $32
nemesisalmighty raises to $48
ooo chronic ooo raises to $64
nemesisalmighty calls $16
*** RIVER *** [2d 3h 9c 4d] [6c]
nemesisalmighty bets $0.30, and is all in
ooo chronic ooo calls $0.30
*** SHOW DOWN ***
nemesisalmighty shows [Kc Td] King Ten high
ooo chronic ooo shows [9d 9s] three of a kind, Nines
ooo chronic ooo wins the pot ($164.60) with three of a kind, Nines
nemesisalmighty adds $40
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $167.60 | Rake $3
Board: [2d 3h 9c 4d 6c]
Seat 1: fligan didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: TotallyWired didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: nemesisalmighty showed [Kc Td] and lost with King Ten high
Seat 5: mmateo1 folded before the Flop
Seat 7: ooo chronic ooo (button) showed [9d 9s] and won ($164.60) with three of a kind, Nines
Seat 8: RoundersClub (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 9: pungster (big blind) folded before the Flop


Chronic said...

It amazes me how much more online players dump off chips at small stakes rather than microstakes, where players know their limitations and the variance that goes with NLHE. At $1-2 I see the most amazingly bad plays, things beginners wouldnt do in a XBLA Holdem. The guy flat called my 4-bet with K-10 high. Then value shoved for $.30 lol.

Unnnn-real. Play better imo.

umopapisdnpuaq said...

Strange play, but like you say, the microstakes is more about beginners getting their craft down. The casual beginner will just hop right into the $1-2 and see what happens.

If you can find the right niche or a cache of them then good times ahead :)

Chronic said...

The amazing thing is people hop online and think $1-2 is a small game - they wouldnt even consider playing smaller. Many of the players at $1-2 have ground their way up from $.01-.02, but a lot of them just depsoited a few hundred on ftp and play until its gone.

The players overall at the $.05-.10 cent games and $.10-.25 cent games I find are more consistent players. They know their limitations and how fast you can burn through 10 buy ins, even if you are a winning player. They have a lot less gamble in them, despite the stakes being so small.

A fair number of the players at $1-2 and up think "Im too good for penny poker, thats a joke" so they hop right into $1-2. Now that I have finally FINALLY finally ground my bankroll up out of the depths of online poker HELL, and can actually afford to play $1-2, Ive found that the play is overall weaker than at the lower levels.

Its more agressive, but more donkey-agressive than the expert-maniac agressive you see at $2-4 and $5-10 and up (durrr etc). Its rare you see people put their whole stack in drawing dead at any level of poker, to me it was just shocking seeing as though I had just moved up to $1-2 when this hand happened, and expected better players, not worse.

The old saying about poker is true, there are bad players at every level, even the highest stakes: take Eli Elezra for example. The guy owns half of Vegas, but he cant lay down a hand and picks the worst spots to bluff. No wonder they ask him back to GSN's HSP every year and he always gets a seat. The other players love him. To Eli's credit, Ive heard he is much better at mixed games than NLHE.