WWdN – kaelinn18 invitational
Wednesday June 14th 2006, 4:36 am
Filed under: MTT,No-Limit Hold'em,PokerStars,Tournaments

The WWdN, also known to mankind as gotta love it, gotta hate it. Same ol’ same ol’ at the WWdN front. I do fairly well until we’re down to the last two tables and then I can’t catch anything and/or can’t seem to hit anything. As soon as my stack is down to a low, I get a hand, but my stack doesn’t scare anyone off anymore, so my hand get’s cracked by bs hands (this time it was AQo vs 109o)…out in 17th of 72…either I need to catch a break or present a gift to the poker gods – although I’m fairly sure that they’re mad at me for sucking out on the hammer. Yes you read that right, I sucked out on the hammer! I confess – no wonder that I didn’t finish ITM, I sucked out on the hammer in a tourney which is featuring 72 players. A coincidence? You be the judge 😉
Hand of the night – the already mentioned hammer (re)suck:

Hammer resuck PokerStars Game #5245759333: Tournament #26043435, $10+$1 Hold’em
No Limit – Level II (15/30) – 2006/06/13 – 20:59:54 (ET)
Table ‘26043435 1’ 9-max Seat #7 is the button
Seat 1: Scaffidi (2935 in chips)
Seat 2: shadowtwin (1340 in chips)
Seat 3: Jaxia (1055 in chips)
Seat 4: hoyazo (2630 in chips)
Seat 5: mean g (645 in chips)
Seat 6: S.t.B (2325 in chips)
Seat 7: Ingoal (1555 in chips)
Seat 9: Grrr.Argghh. (1390 in chips)
Grrr.Argghh.: posts small blind 15
Scaffidi: posts big blind 30
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Ingoal [Kc As]
shadowtwin: folds
Jaxia: folds
hoyazo: folds
mean g: folds
S.t.B: raises 90 to 120
Ingoal: raises 240 to 360
Grrr.Argghh.: folds
Scaffidi: folds
S.t.B: calls 240
*** FLOP *** [7s Ks 7c]
S.t.B: checks
Ingoal: bets 360
S.t.B: raises 630 to 990
Ingoal said, “hammer?”
Ingoal: raises 205 to 1195 and is all-in
S.t.B: calls 205
S.t.B said, “For you Hoy… Hammer”
*** TURN *** [7s Ks 7c] [Ts]
*** RIVER *** [7s Ks 7c Ts] [Kd]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
S.t.B: shows [2s 7h] (a full house, Sevens full of Kings)
Ingoal: shows [Kc As] (a full house, Kings full of Sevens)
hoyazo said, “WOW”
mean g said, “wow”
Ingoal collected 3155 from pot
hoyazo said, “that aint right”
Ingoal said, “yes!!!!!!!!”
S.t.B said, “just wrong!”
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 3155 | Rake 0
Board [7s Ks 7c Ts Kd]
Seat 1: Scaffidi (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 2: shadowtwin folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 3: Jaxia folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 4: hoyazo folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 5: mean g folded before Flop (didn’t bet)
Seat 6: S.t.B showed [2s 7h] and lost with a full house, Sevens full of Kings
Seat 7: Ingoal (button) showed [Kc As] and won (3155) with a full house, Kings full of Sevens
Seat 9: Grrr.Argghh. (small blind) folded before Flop

Well, so I was way ahead preflop, way behind on the flop and then I sucked out. Basically a loose/bad call on the flop, after all I suspected that S.t.B was on a semi-bluff-steal (if a steal attempt with the hammer can even be considered a semi-bluff) as you can see in the hand history above, but tbh I can’t really suspect a hammer behind every bush…although this is the WWdN, so I guess you could…but more often than not, it’s not the hammer…anyway…I won that nice pot, but in the end the poker gods punished me for it ( 😉 )…

Alrighty…I’m out of here…already missed the first half of the NBA Finals game 3…gooo Dirk! Goooo Mavs! Get this one tonight and I’m getting my broom ready 🙂




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Terrible call still. But hey, what do you expect me to say when I got my hammer flop busted out. Boy did that tick me off! But such is life at the poker table. I shouldn’t be pissed when I got lucky in the first place.

Comment by StB 06.14.06 @ 8:35 pm

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Yup, it was a loose/bad call. My reasoning was simple: after you raised preflop and called my reraise I put you on a “better” hand than the hammer – although the hammer is certainly a possibility, after all this was the WWdN…and that’s why my first gut instict after your raise on the flop was that you indeed held the hammer (hence my question “Hammer?!”)…but then again this was a perfect flop for a “hammer bluff” with AQ/AJ/A10/Ax/KQ etc…so I thought…let’s give it a shot…true, I got lucky, also true that you got lucky first (sucking out on the flop), so I don’t feel too bad about the resuck – although the poker gods might put revenge on my ass now 😉

Anyway…gg and cya next week 🙂

Comment by Ingoal 06.15.06 @ 12:40 am