Saturday, September 24, 2005

Regal colors

Tadaa! Today I got a Royal Straight Flush (Ten to Ace straight in the same suit) online. My first, on- or offline.

But... As I exclaimed in the chat window; "Why NOW?!"

You see, it was in a multitable tournament, only one player against me after the turn comes (where I get the nut flush) and when I river the Royal he (as you can see in the transcript below) doesn't even have a flush with four Clubs on the table, just two pair. So I only rake in a mediocre pot (300 with blinds 15/30).

Why couldn't it have come sometime somewhere where it mattered? At the final table of a televised event. At the final table of a huge multitable online tournament. In a position where several players have flopped, turned and rivered good hands and go all-in in an orderly fashion. Somewhere at a table with a High Hand bonus/jackpot.

Later, I was knocked out in fourth place when I stood up against a player who went all-in on almost every hand when the blinds hade gone up to something substantial. I have KAo, he has pair of fives and I'm not helped. Dang! That is my nemesis hand. At a live tournament a while ago I got a caller with K5o against my KA and he flopped a pair of fives and I was out at 42nd of 48.

I see in the Hand History from this tournbament that the last hand was a pair of aces (player dealt Ac, 7c) against a pocket pair of fives and the Aces won. Oh, NOW it works the other way! Because the ace-winner was the all-in maniac from before who knocked me out with fives.

I'm Marthyn.

***** Hand History for Game 2767115362 *****
30/60 Tourney Texas Hold'em Game Table (NL) (Tournament 16024575)
Sat Sep 24 12:19:31 EDT 2005
Table Table 11623 (Real Money) -- Seat 9 is the button
Total number of players : 8
Seat 1: arl39c (380)
Seat 3: listendick (760)
Seat 4: jjjed6 (560)
Seat 6: genoa2005 (3005)
Seat 7: flajetq (310)
Seat 8: Marthyn (615)
Seat 9: Boomern (735)
Seat 10: No1Auzzie (1635)
No1Auzzie posts small blind (15)
arl39c posts big blind (30)
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Marthyn [ Kc, Tc ]
listendick folds.
jjjed6 calls (30)
genoa2005 calls (30)
flajetq folds.
Marthyn calls (30)
Boomern calls (30)
No1Auzzie calls (15)
arl39c checks.
** Dealing Flop ** : [ Jc, 4h, Ac ]
No1Auzzie checks.
arl39c checks.
jjjed6 checks.
genoa2005 checks.
Marthyn bets (30)
Boomern folds.
No1Auzzie calls (30)
arl39c folds.
jjjed6 folds.
genoa2005 folds.
** Dealing Turn ** : [ 3c ]
No1Auzzie checks.
Marthyn checks.
** Dealing River ** : [ Qc ]
No1Auzzie checks.
Marthyn bets (30)
No1Auzzie calls (30)
** Summary **
Main Pot: 300
Board: [ Jc 4h Ac 3c Qc ]
arl39c balance 350, lost 30 (folded)
listendick balance 760, didn't bet (folded)
jjjed6 balance 530, lost 30 (folded)
genoa2005 balance 2975, lost 30 (folded)
flajetq balance 310, didn't bet (folded)
Marthyn balance 825, bet 90, collected 300, net +210
[ Kc Tc ] [ Royal Flush -- Ac,Kc,Qc,Jc,Tc ]
Boomern balance 705, lost 30 (folded)
No1Auzzie balance 1545, lost 90
[ Qs Jh ] [ two pairs, queens and jacks -- Ac,Qs,Qc,Jh,Jc ]

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