I keep getting lucky hands when I first sit down at a table. Here is such an example from today. I may branch out soon into some No Limit because I want to try out some SNG’s. Of course this is while I move up the limits. Judging by the .05/.10, I will give this limit another week before moving up again since I just got payed for winter break. To raked limits! Yes, I’m a big noob. Screw you.
PokerStars 0.05/0.10 Hold’em (9 handed)
Preflop: Hero is MP2 with K, J. Hero posts a blind of $0.05.
UTG raises, 2 folds, Hero (poster) calls, MP3 calls, CO calls, Button calls, 1 fold, BB calls.
Flop: (12.40 SB) T, 9, 4 (6 players)
BB checks, UTG bets, Hero raises, MP3 folds, CO calls, Button folds, BB calls, UTG 3-bets, Hero calls, CO calls, BB calls.
Turn: (12.20 BB) 4 (4 players)
BB checks, UTG bets, Hero calls, CO calls, BB calls.
River: (16.20 BB) Q (4 players)
BB checks, UTG bets, Hero raises, CO folds, BB folds, UTG calls.
Final Pot: 20.20 BB
UTG has Kc Ks (two pair, kings and fours).
Hero has Kh Jh (straight, king high).
Outcome: Hero wins 20.20 BB.
So I make a pretty loose preflop call. I figured I had already put money in voluntarily and I had position on the raiser, so I would call it.
The flop comes and I flop a gutshot straight draw (4 outs) and two overcards (6 outs discounted to 4). So I have about 8 outs to a probable best hand. I have odds to call, but I would rather raise here because we have fairly strong outs. The preflop raiser reraises us, and I just call. Oh well. I put him on overcards also.
Turn comes and its not a flush, but it does pair the board. Getting about 13:1 to call, I call because we are 10.5:1 to make some kind of hand.
The river comes and I hit the straight, oh baby. Easy raise for value.