Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Just finished playing a game over at PartyPoker and for once i came out with alot more than i entered with! I was reading that you should be folding before the flop on average about 80% of the time. When putting this into practice it does pay dividends. Also the fact tha you are using play money allows you to be a little more adventurous too - hoping that the card you need will be drawn whilst others around you are raising higher and higher. Basically - unless there was a high card - ten, king, queen, jack or ace in my dealt cards then i was folding. Often waiting to play the better hands is the best idea. Then again, that rule does not always apply. Here is the transcript of one of my best winning hands from tonight: ***** Hand History for Game 51634385980 ***** 2000 PL Hold'em - Wednesday, May 11, 17:59:24 EDT 2005 Table Play money 3992426 Seat 1 is the button Total number of players : 10 Seat 3: TEXASALLIN2 ( $4581 ) Seat 4: twinpekes ( $8073 ) Seat 9: brakable ( $2000 ) Seat 1: Taoski ( $7064 ) Seat 2: BigBenxx7 ( $9371.5 ) Seat 6: blizzy111 ( $0 ) Seat 5: ahockeydad ( $409 ) Seat 7: Kyamax ( $1844.5 ) Seat 10: dejracer ( $10167.5 ) Seat 8: tripleshot12 ( $0 ) BigBenxx7 posts small blind . TEXASALLIN2 posts big blind . ** Dealing down cards ** Dealt to Taoski [ As Js ] ahockeydad calls . tripleshot12 has left the table. Kyamax raises . brakable calls . dejracer calls . Taoski calls . BigBenxx7 folds. TEXASALLIN2 calls . ahockeydad calls . ** Dealing Flop ** [ 8s, 7c, 4s ] TEXASALLIN2 bets . ahockeydad folds. Kyamax calls . brakable calls . dejracer calls . Taoski calls . ** Dealing Turn ** [ Td ] TEXASALLIN2 bets . Kyamax folds. brakable calls . dejracer calls . Taoski calls . ** Dealing River ** [ 9d ] TEXASALLIN2 bets . brakable raises . dejracer folds. Taoski raises . TEXASALLIN2 raises . brakable is all-In  Taoski raises . TEXASALLIN2 raises . Taoski calls . TEXASALLIN2 shows [ 5c, 6d ] a straight, six to ten. brakable shows [ Ks, 6c ] a straight, six to ten. Taoski shows [ As, Js ] a straight, seven to jack. Taoski wins 4940 play chips from side pot #1 with a straight, seven to jack. Taoski wins 6212 play chips from the main pot with a straight, seven to jack. A cool 11152 play chips won! Excellent. And that was not the best hand either! I won nearer 15k on another hand. Its all good fun - and free! w00t!