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7/9/2010 result (how to play pocket AA really bad)

0.25/0.5 No-Limit Hold’Em
Start time: 01:45
End time: 02:10
Gain: + $31
Interesting hand:

这位兄弟limp in mid-position with pocket AA, which is ok.  这是蛮standard的一种pocket AA的打法,limp in early position, hoping someone raises, then re-pop the raiser.
可惜没有人去遂他的愿,连Small Blind也直接fold. 我在Big Blind位置,K2o,没什么值得骄傲的,check to see the flop.
Flop (TQ8 rainbow) is completely air for me.  我check, 这位仁兄也check??!!
Bad bad mistake No. 1
He really should have bet something. 这样分析:If I hit the flop in any fashion, I am going to call his bet (as long as it’s reasonable size).  If I missed the flop, he is probably not going to make any money from me.  Might as well bet something to see where he stands.
Turn: Kd (King of diamonds)
I check. 虽然我现在又一对K,但board的structure其实还蛮不好的,对方可能有J9, AJ, KT, KQ, all of which pretty much have me drawing very thin or drawring completely dead.
He bet $0.5 (minimum bet).
Mistake No. 2
What is this bet supposed to find out?  What’s the meaning of it?  What’s the purpose?  It is a complete random shot with no thinking behind it. 赛场上每一个bet,每一个move都必须是有目的的,不要因为一个bet的size很小,就觉得可以随随便便。Treat every dollar, every penny like your soliders.  You send them out to accomplish something, and you are responsible for bringing them back.
I of course call.
River: 2s.
Very nice, probably the best card I can hope for (even better than a K).  It is time for me to make a bit more money.
I bet $2.  He calls.
I am really surprised to see AA…
我想这大概是如何处理pocket AA最佳的反面教材之一。对我来说,这不是很重要的一手,因为pot总共也只有$6.  不过对于初学者来说,也许还有些学习的意义。很多初学NLHE的同学总是会犯这样的错误,就是将一些看起来很不错其实不是很strong的起手牌(比如KQ, KJ, AT, 等等)当成特牛逼的牌来处理,最后输掉N多钱。而当拿到真正强有力的起手牌时(AA, KK, QQ),又缩手缩脚,一会儿想trap别人,一会儿又怕flop的结构不好被别人trap了,最后莫名其妙地输掉或者赢很少一点点。Hold’Em is not about always playing big hands (go all-in and either double-up or go broke).  很多时候,需要扎扎实实地在每一手看似不那么起眼的牌中一点一滴地积累profit。每个人拿到AA或者KK这样好的起手牌的概率都是一样的,所不同的,是有些人可以充分利用这样的机会创造足够的利润,而有些人就随随便便地错过了或浪费了。而这样一点一滴的差距,在经过时间系数的放大后,就会显示出截然不同的结果来。这才是poker真正意义上的规律:maximizing your expected return over a long period of time.

3 responses to “7/9/2010 result (how to play pocket AA really bad)

  1. Annie July 9, 2010 at 3:26 am


  2. Swing July 9, 2010 at 5:14 am


  3. yelu October 27, 2010 at 11:06 pm


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