Oopsing with the ‘New John Brown’

by , Feb 25, 2008 | 10:02 am

I rarely post hand histories, but this one is just too good. I am curious what people think of my move on the flop? The set-up: we are on the bubble in last night’s Sunday Million on Pokerstars, and I am sitting in pretty good shape in the top 40 in chips with 487 left (486 get paid) when I am dealt KT suited, aka the ‘new John Brown’. One other somewhat criticalish piece of info (and as a result of playing a PL Omaha game simultaneously) when I made my move I did not realize that ‘2A472’ was in the pot.

PokerStars Game #15530033820: Tournament #77290333, $500+$30 Hold’em No
Limit – Level XII (1000/2000) – 2008/02/24 – 20:49:03 (ET)
Table ‘77290333 159’ 9-max Seat #8 is the button
Seat 1: 2A472 (71017 in chips)
Seat 2: KaiserKoenig (61168 in chips)
Seat 3: CliveWinston (27355 in chips)
Seat 4: bigtruck4w (61560 in chips)
Seat 5: SILK23 (15342 in chips)
Seat 6: TheBigRandy (114524 in chips)
Seat 7: cnew27 (52714 in chips)
Seat 8: PurpleHazze (34613 in chips)
Seat 9: Mekong~x (90306 in chips)
2A472: posts the ante 200
KaiserKoenig: posts the ante 200
CliveWinston: posts the ante 200
bigtruck4w: posts the ante 200
SILK23: posts the ante 200
TheBigRandy: posts the ante 200
cnew27: posts the ante 200
PurpleHazze: posts the ante 200
Mekong~x: posts the ante 200
Mekong~x: posts small blind 1000
2A472: posts big blind 2000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to TheBigRandy [Tc Kc]
KaiserKoenig: folds
CliveWinston: folds
bigtruck4w: folds
SILK23: folds
TheBigRandy: raises 4000 to 6000
cnew27: folds
PurpleHazze: calls 6000
Mekong~x: folds
2A472: calls 4000
*** FLOP *** [Ks 6s 8s]
2A472: checks
TheBigRandy: bets 108324 and is all-in
PurpleHazze: calls 28413 and is all-in
2A472: calls 64817 and is all-in
*** TURN *** [Ks 6s 8s] [4s]
*** RIVER *** [Ks 6s 8s 4s] [3h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
2A472: shows [6c 6h] (three of a kind, Sixes)
TheBigRandy: shows [Tc Kc] (a pair of Kings)
2A472 collected 72808 from side pot
PurpleHazze: shows [Ad Ac] (a pair of Aces)
2A472 collected 106039 from main pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 178847 Main pot 106039. Side pot 72808. | Rake 0
Board [Ks 6s 8s 4s 3h]
Seat 1: 2A472 (big blind) showed [6c 6h] and won (178847) with three of
a kind, Sixes
Seat 2: KaiserKoenig folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 3: CliveWinston folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 4: bigtruck4w folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 5: SILK23 folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 6: TheBigRandy showed [Tc Kc] and lost with a pair of Kings
Seat 7: cnew27 folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 8: PurpleHazze (button) showed [Ad Ac] and lost with a pair of
Seat 9: Mekong~x (small blind) folded before Flop

To borrow a phrase from the Sports Guy, “the lesson, as always, I’m an idiot.”

5 Comments to “Oopsing with the ‘New John Brown’”

  1. ItsOverJonny

    Well, it looks like no one at your table other than SILK23 was really hurting badly for chips and trying to fold their way into the money, so being a Bubble-Bully probably wasn’t going to be a terribly profitable play. The mistake (obviously) was shoving 108k into a 21k pot on the flop. Bet the pot on the flop and dump the hand when you get raised (and reraised).

    How did you finish up? Even after this hand you still had 20xBB, so it hurt you, but you weren’t crippled.

  2. TBR

    I felt as though I was shoving 28k into a 21k pot, given I didn’t realize that 2A472 was in the hand. That, in and of itself, may be somewhat questionable. I felt like I couldn’t fold to a raise from PurpleHazze if I bet the flop (again, assuming as I was, the 2A472 was not in the hand), so why not push? Funny thing is, had PurpleHazze raised with his aces pre-flop, he would have won the hand, and I would have saved some chips.

  3. Gentle Shane


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  4. johm

    Good play. I think the hand is better shown like this:


    You can embed the replay directly in your posts too.

  5. Dan M

    When you see it like this, you realize how bad TBR’s play really was.