Online Poker with Friends | Part 22

8:01: funkyvillain (me), MattieBoy, Vortex Rises, mwnmark, Joachim, stackitup.

Only six players to start. A little concerning.

Note: It ended up being a full table and the game run until 1:47 a.m.

My VPIP the night prior to this one was 37%! That is WAY too high. You can get away with that if running extremely hot, but it’s not +EV. There is a correlation between VPIP and profits. It relates to image and variance.

POKER

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J6o. Fold.

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QQ UTG +2.

Raise to $10.

All folds.

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Jc 8d BB.

3-player pot.

Flop: 52T (two clubs)

Joachim bets $8.

Fold.

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7d 6s SB.

3-player pot.

Flop: 539

I bet $6.

MattieBoy calls.

Turn: 4

I bet $8.

He calls.

River: 7

I bet $12.

He calls.

Decent pot.

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MattieBoy: “Wow, did I play that wrong?”

Me: “What did you have?”

MattieBoy: “Flopped two pair.”

MattieBoy is a good player. I had a gut-shot and would have folded to a bet, but there is no way he puts me on that hand after I bet out. Highly unlikely.

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83s. Fold.

T6s. Fold.

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SpewDonk vs. Joachim all-in.

SpewDonk tables AK.

Joachim tables KK.

They run it 3x.

Joachim wins 2 of 3.

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J9o. Fold.

Q3o. Fold.

T9o. Fold.

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82o BB.

Check.

3-player pot.

Flop: 38A (two hearts)

stackitup checks.

I bet $7.

HossierMummy calls.

stackitup folds.

Turn: 4d

Check-check.

River: 2d

I bet $15.

He folds.

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Ac Td SB.

HossierMummy raises to $8.

Call.

MattieBoy raises to $26.

HoosierMummy calls.

Fold.

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8c 7h BTN.

Fold.

VPIP thing.

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92o. Fold.

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8d 8c CO.

Joachim raises to $10.

Call.

HossierMummy calls.

Flop: Js 8s 6d

HoosierMummy checks.

Joachim bets $12.

Raise to $24.

Two folds.

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Ah 4h HJ.

MattieBoy raises to $14.

Fold.

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T4o. Fold.

J3o. Fold.

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Qc 7s BB.

Joachim raises to $14.

Fold.

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J8o SB.

Joachim raises to $14.

Fold.

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8d 6d BTN.

Joachim raises to $12.

Fold.

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Ts 8s CO.

Fold.

VPIP. That’s my mission tonight.

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A7o. Fold.

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Ac Qh MP.

Limp. Don’t know why. What my gut told me to do.

4-player pot.

Flop: 2s Qs 5s

I bet $4.

Nlash27 calls.

Turn: 5h

I bet $6.

He folds.

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K5o. Fold.

62o. Fold.

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VPIP: 26.08%

+$76.40

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Goal…

VPIP: 19%-27%

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Ac 3s BB.

Walk.

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Tc 8d SB.

Call.

4-player pot.

Flop: 569

I bet $4.

MattieBoy calls.

Nlash27 raises to $12.

Call.

MattieBoy folds.

Turn: Kd

Check.

He bets $22.

Fold.

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K6o. Fold.

54o. Fold.

T6s. Fold.

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As Jd MP.

Raise to $10.

All folds.

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4c 4d UTG +1.

Call.

SpewDonk raises to $16.

Nlash27 calls.

Call.

Flop: 265 (two spades)

Checked around.

Turn: 8s

SpewDonk checks.

Nlash27 bets $27.

Fold.

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A5o UTG.

Fold.

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33 BB.

mwnmark calls.

SpewDonk raises to $16.

Fold.

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8h 5h SB.

HoosierMummy raises to $8.

Fold.

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J3o. Fold.

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33 CO.

Nlash27 raises to $8.

Fold.

Strange fold, but I would have missed and my goal is VPIP.

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K3s. Fold.

J8o. Fold.

JTo. Fold.

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QJo UTG.

Fold.

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Qh 6s BB.

Check.

3-player pot.

Flop: 673

stackitup checks.

I bet $7.

Nlash27 folds.

stackitup calls.

Turn: A

Check-check.

River: 3

Check-check.

I scoop a small pot.

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92o SB.

Fold.

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Q2s. Fold.

Q4o. Fold.

82o. Fold.

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Nlash27 vs. HoosierMummy all-in.

Nlash27 tables 99.

HoosierMummy tables AA.

They run it 1x.

HoosierMummy wins.

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83o. Fold.

A8o. Fold.

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Me: “Does on-fleek only pertain to eyebrows?”

SpewDonk: “No.”

Joachim: “Can’t phone a friend?”

Me: “Just did. Used poker room chat.”

Me (again): “Spew doesn’t know previous topics on Sunday nights…”

Joachim: “Lucky them. You can’t unhear or unsee what was spoken.”

Me: “Like MattieBoy talking about midget porn, cat balls, and itchy bums?”

Joachim: “Exactly.”

MattieBoy: “The heart wants what the heart wants.”

Joachim: “And in the same sentence.”

Me: “(three laughing emojis).”

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J9o. Fold.

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Jh 2h BB.

stackitup checks.

Check.

Board: 4732

She bets $4 on turn.

Call.

River: K

Check-check.

She tables AT.

I scoop small pot.

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J6s. Fold.

KTo. Fold.

74o. Fold.

Q2o. Fold.

T2o. Fold.

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6c 5s BB.

Joachim calls.

stackitup calls.

Check.

Flop: A8K

Checked around.

Turn: 2s

Checked around.

River: 5d

I take it for $8.

That’s a box of popcorn at the movies! No butter, even though I usually love butter. For some reason, I don’t love butter on popcorn. Feels wrong. And it’s messy. I want to enjoy the movie.

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stackitup: “How does he hit the river every time?”

Me: “Practice.”

stackitup: “(two heart emojis).”

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Ah 3h SB.

4-player pot.

Flop: 4s Qh Ts

mwnmark bets $6.

Fold.

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K7s. Fold.

53o. Fold.

T5o. Fold.

74o. Fold.

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Ad Ks UTG +1.

Raise to $10.

SpewDog raises to $30 from BTN.

Fold.

AK still a drawing hand. This is –EV spot out of position. Also, my VPIP is 18.96%. He has consciously or subconsciously picked up on my tight play. He would only raise a 3x BB raise from me UTG +1 if holding AA, KK, QQ, or JJ. Even if it’s a race, my implied odds and reverse implied odds are uninspiring.

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Ks 7h BB.

Heads-up vs. Mystery Person.

Flop: K56 (two diamonds)

I bet $9.

He calls.

Turn: Qd (third diamond)

Check-check.

River: 9s

I bet $14.

He folds.

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Js 4s SB.

SpewDonk raises to $12.

Fold.

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Qh Td BTN.

Call.

Heads-up vs. mwnmark.

Flop: 52J (all clubs)

Check-check.

Turn: Ac

He bets $4.

Fold.

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J4o. Fold.

84s. Fold.

65o. Fold.

K3o. Fold.

Q5o. Fold.

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53o BB.

MattieBoy raises to $16.

Fold.

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52o. Fold.

97o. Fold.

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VPIP: 17.64%

+$59.70

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JJ BTN.

Three limpers to me.

Raise to $16.

HoosierMummy calls. Not a very trusting soul.

stackitup calls. Same theory applies.

Flop: 83A

HoosierMummy and stackitup check.

I bet $16.

Two folds.

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K6s. Fold.

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Ad Jd MP.

stackitup raises to $8.

Call.

mwnmark calls.

HoosierMummy calls.

Flop: 5c Js 6d

HoosierMummy bets $4.

stackitup calls.

I raise to $13.

mwnmark and HoosierMummy call.

Turn: 2h

HoosierMummy bets $4. Fishy.

Call.

mwnmark calls.

River: 9d

HoosierMummy bets $8.

This is not good.

Call.

Probably a bad call.

mwnmark calls.

HoosierMummy tables TT and mwnmark auto-mucks.

Pleasantly surprised.

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87o. Fold.

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KTo UTG.

Fold.

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VPIP: 19.17%

+$169.80

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Ad 4c BB.

Joachim raises to $14.

Fold.

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Kd 3c SB.

Heads-up vs mwnmark.

Board: 6A293

Checked throughout.

Small win.

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Ah Qh BTN.

SpewDonk raises to $12.

Call.

Flop: 6s 5s 2s

Check-check.

Turn: 3c

SpewDonk bets $7.

Raise to $14.

He calls.

Not the plan.

River: 6h

SpewDonk bets $40.66.

He flopped this shit.

Fold.

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Q4o. Fold.

92s. Fold.

T9s. Fold.

A6o. Fold.

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85o BB.

SpewDonk raises to $12.

Fold.

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Q2o SB.

Fold.

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Me: “Where did MattieBoy go? He bust?”

Joachim: “Don’t think so. He’s hanging around the water cooler telling midget porn jokes I think.”

Me: “But of course.”

Me (again): “He didn’t seem as cheery as usual, but I think I figured out why (thinking emoji). No comment.”

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72o. Fold.

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Ts 9s CO.

Heads-up vs. donkmagnet76.

Flop: T85

She checks.

I bet $9.

She folds.

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As Ac MP.

stackitup calls.

Raise to $12.

mwnmark calls.

lvnthedream calls.

stackitup calls.

Flop: K98-rainbow

stackitup checks.

I bet $31.

All folds.

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T4o. Fold.

K9o. Fold.

K2o. Fold.

J3o. Fold.

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donkmagnet76: “Mattie was upset because he missed me.”

Me: “That was my guess.”

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Ad Kc BB.

lvnthedream limps from UTG.

stackitup calls from SB.

Raise to $12.

Both players call.

Flop: 8Q5

Checked around.

Turn: 3

Checked around.

River: A

stackitup checks.

I bet $13.

Two folds.

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6s 4s SB.

Joachim raises to $14.

stackitup calls.

Fold.

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J2s. Fold.

J3o. Fold.

A2o. Fold.

72o. Fold.

84o. Fold.

T6s. Fold.

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As Ad UTG.

Call.

The way I’ve been playing tonight, if I raise, I give it away.

Joachim raises to $16.

I raise to $40.

He folds.

I show.

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Qh 3d BB.

donkmagnet76 calls.

Joachim raises to $14.

Fold.

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Ac 5c SB.

HoosierMummy raises to $8.

Call.

lvnthedream calls.

Flop: 8K7 (two diamonds)

HoosierMummy bets $18.

Fold.

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95o. Fold.

J6o. Fold.

72s. Fold.

K5o. Fold.

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VPIP: 20.19%

+$211.30

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42o. Fold.

64o. Fold.

Q9o. Fold.

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4h 2c BB.

SpewDonk raises to $20.

Fold.

lvnthedream calls.

donkmagnet76 raises to $114. Outside change of QQ.

Has to be AA or KK.

Two folds.

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Tc 8h SB.

mwnmark calls.

Call.

4-player pot.

Flop: 25T (two clubs)

I bet $12.

All folds.

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A5o. Fold.

A4o. Fold.

A3o. Fold.

A7o. Fold.

J8o. Fold.

T3o. Fold.

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VPIP: 19.13%

+$219.30

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K3s. Fold.

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9d 6d BB.

Check.

4-player pot.

Flop: 7s 6s 9h

I bet $12.

All folds.

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Q5o SB.

Fold.

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83o. Fold.

54o. Fold.

JTo. Fold.

T3s. Fold.

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Ah Qs UTG +1.

Call.

3-player pot.

Flop: J96-rainbow

HoosierMummy and Joachim check to me.

I bet $15.

Two folds.

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Q8o. Fold.

62o. Fold.

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Tc 7d BB.

AnimalAmber raises to $16.

Fold.

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Ac Ad SB.

Joachim calls.

Raise to $12.

lvnthedream calls.

Joachim folds.

Flop: T8Q

I bet $6. Don’t like the flop based on this call from BB on my pre-flop raise.

He raises to $24.

I fold and show AA.

He shows Q8 for two pair.

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32o. Fold.

54o. Fold.

84o. Fold.

A6o. Fold.

54o. Fold.

95s. Fold.

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VPIP: 18.18%

+$219.30

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A2o. Fold.

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Qh 2h BB.

Check.

3-player pot.

Fold to $7 bet from lvnthedream on the flop.

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95o SB.

stackitup raises to $12.

Fold.

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32o. Fold.

75o. Fold.

T3o. Fold.

83o. Fold.

K9o. Fold.

Q3o. Fold.

95o. Fold.

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Td 6c BB.

Check.

4-player pot.

Flop: 73J

Checked around.

Turn: 4

Checked around.

River: 2

Checked to AnimalAmber, who bets $6.

Fold.

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Js 9d SB.

SpewDonk raises to $16.

HoosierMummy calls.

Joachim calls.

Fold.

Two more callers behind me.

Flop: 5h 4h Jh

Everyone checks to Joachim, who jams for $130.23. Interesting.

All folds.

Joachim shows 3c 3d.

WHAT??? Lol. Psycho!

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96o. Fold.

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Joachim all-in for $176 on paired board. I’m not in hand, but I know he has a boat because of the 33 hand he showed. lvnthedream must know the same because he folds trip Qs. Nice fold. Joachim shows 44 for 4s full of Qs.

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K4o. Fold.

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Ac Jd CO.

Joachim raises to $14.

Call.

Flop: 32T

Joachim bets $30.

Fold.

He shows KK.

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A3o. Fold.

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VPIP: 17.12%

+$193.30

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42o. Fold.

96o. Fold.

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88 SB.

HoosierMummy raises to $12.

Four callers to me.

Call.

One caller behind me.

Flop: 563

I bet $23.

All folds.

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K7o MP.

Accidentally called open-ended straight draw for $10 with two players behind me while getting snacks. Missed on turn and folded to $48 bet on river.

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Q7o. Fold.

A2o. Fold.

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AnimalAmber: “I missed out on my Happy Meal.”

lvnthedream: “Awww.”

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33 MP.

Call.

3-player pot.

Flop: 2Q7

Checked around.

Turn: 4

Checked around.

River: 4

SpewDonk bets $12.

Not sure.

Fold.

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97s. Fold.

32o. Fold.

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lvnthedream all-in vs. SpewDonk on turn.

lvnthedream tables nut straight.

SpewDonk tables two pair.

They run it 2x.

lvnthedream wins both.

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T3o. Fold.

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Jh 8h BB.

Walk.

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Ac 9c SB.

stackitup calls.

Call.

lvnthedream checks.

Flop: 8AJ

I bet $12.

lvnthedream folds.

stackitup calls.

Turn: 2s

I bet $9.

She calls.

River: 7d

Check-check.

She auto-mucks.

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J4o. Fold.

Q9o. Fold.

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Kd Jd CO.

Joachim calls.

Raise to $10.

donkmagnet76 and Joachim call.

Flop: Kh 5d 8s (one diamond)

donkmagnet76 bets $10.

Joachim folds.

Call.

Turn: 8d

donkmagnet76 bets $14.

Call.

River: Qc

Check-check.

She tables K3.

Chop.

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92o. Fold.

J2o. Fold.

84o. Fold.

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JTo BB.

Fold to $17 raise from stackitup.

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T6s. Fold.

53s. Fold.

J3o. Fold.

84o. Fold.

97o. Fold.

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VPIP: 17.15%

+$237.95

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64s. Fold.

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33 UTG.

Raise to $10.

lvnthedream and mwnmark call.

Not the plan.

Flop: AA2

Actually a good flop.

I bet $15.

Two folds.

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9s 7h BB.

lvnthedream raises to $12.

HoosierMummy calls.

Fold.

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95o. Fold.

K8o. Fold.

65s. Fold.

93o. Fold.

J5s. Fold.

62o. Fold.

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Ac Kh UTG.

Raise to $12.

lvnthedream calls.

Flop: 64T

Check-check.

Turn: T (good card)

I bet $18.

lvnthedream folds.

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9s 7h BB.

Check.

4-player pot.

Flop: 2J4

Checked around.

Turn: 3

Checked to HoosierMummy, who bets $12.

Fold.

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Kc 4h SB.

Fold.

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94o. Fold.

52o. Fold.

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MattieBoy back in and 3-bet jams on first hand for $240.

Two folds.

I wasn’t involved in this event.

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T7o. Fold.

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lvnthedream vs. SpewDonk all-in again.

Board: 4382

lvnthedream tables KK.

SpewDonk tables 99.

They run it 2x.

Chop.

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76o. Fold.

J2s. Fold.

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From hand earlier when donkmagnet76 chopped pot with me on her K3…

donkmagnet76: “I was taking a stab at it! Sorry for delayed response. I’m playing with the cat who is living in my closet.”

lvnthedream: “lol.”

Vortex Rises: “Living in the closet?”

MattieBoy: “Closet cats are my third favorite kind of cat.”

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JJ UTG.

Call.

lvnthedream calls.

donkmagnwet76 calls.

stackitup checks.

Flop: 536

Two checks to me.

I bet $16.

All folds.

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As 3c BB.

lvnthedream raises to $16 from UTG.

Fold.

lvnthedream shows 72s.

Okay. Lol.

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5d 3d SB.

Heads-up vs. lvnthedream.

Flop: 7c Tc Kc

Check-check.

Turn: 8

Check-check.

River: 8

Check-check.

He wins with A-high. 

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Q4s. Fold.

J7o. Fold.

A4o. Fold.

86o. Fold.

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donkmagnet76: “Yes. It’s my dad’s cat. He was feral. I have 2 cats—and they are not getting along so far.”

donkmagnet76 (again): “So he is living in my closet and bathroom for now. I have a pretty big closet for an apartment.”

donkmagnet76 (again): “Well what are the first two Mattie?”

MattieBoy: “Out of the closet and trampoline.”

MattieBoy: “Harry Potter?”

donkmagnet76: “I was so expecting Roomba Cat.”

donkmagnet76 (again): “Maybe we should rename him that, but I don’t live on Privet Dr.”

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87o. Fold.

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MattieBoy: “Oooohh shooooooot! I forgot about Roomba Cat! Good call.”

donkmagnet76: “One of my cats can clear 5 ft. of gate from a sitting position and no running start.”

Donk … wouldn’t sitting position indicate no running start? J

MattieBoy: “Are you housing a cheetah?”

donkmagnet76: “hahaha! Part cheetah part tabby.”

donkmagnet76 (again): “That’s my cat. Not the closet cat. lol.”

MattieBoy: “ha!”

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33 UTG.

Call.

4-player pot.

Flop: 856

Checked to lvnthedream, who bets $16.

Fold.

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Ad Td BB.

donkmagnet76 calls.

stackitup calls.

Raise to $8 for pot builder.

Two calls.

Flop: Ts 8d Qs

Check-check.

Turn: 7h

I bet $13.

She calls.

River: 8s

Check-check.

She auto-mucks.

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54o SB.

Fold.

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J5s. Fold.

K6o. Fold.

74s. Fold.

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VPIP: 17.41%

+$294.95

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ATo SB.

Something tells me not to raise.

Call.

lvnthedream raises to $36.

Fold.

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86o. Fold.

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TT UTG +1.

Raise to $11.

Five callers.

Flop: 58J

Checked to mwnmark, who bets $12.

Fold.

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TT UTG.

Call.

Six-player pot.

Flop: 67A

Checked to lvnthedream, who bets $24.

Fold.

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Jh 9d BB.

MattieBoy raises to $10.

donkmagnet76 calls.

Call.

Flop: 5TA

BLAH!

Check.

MattieBoy bets $12.

Fold.

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93o. Fold.

K5o. Fold.

Q6o. Fold.

J4s. Fold.

Q5o. Fold.

A9o. Fold.

Q8s. Fold.

J7o. Fold.

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9c 3c BB.

lvnthedream raises to $12.

Fold.

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Q4s. Fold.

94o. Fold.

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Kc Qc CO.

Call.

4-player pot.

Flop: Jc 5d 8d

Checked to donkmagnet76, who bets half the pot.

Fold.

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Ah Jd HJ.

SpewDonk raises to $12.

Call.

Flop: 3s 7d Ad

SpewDonk checks.

I bet $22.

He calls.

Turn: Qc

He checks.

Check.

Not sure where he’s at. Could be pocket pair or a set of Qs (based on the way he’s played it).

River: 5

He bets $37.

Crying call.

He tables QQ for set.

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Js Th MP.

Call.

4-player pot.

Flop: 8AQ

HoosierMummy bets $4.

Call.

lvnthedream raises to $27.

Fold.

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43o. Fold.

Q5o. Fold.

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JJ BB.

Heads-up vs. stackitup.

Flop: TA9

She checks.

I bet $4.

She folds.

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92s SB.

Fold.

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K3o. Fold.

K8o. Fold.

Q2o. Fold.

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Kd Qs MP.

stackitup calls.

Raise to $12.

SpewDonk and stackitup call.

Flop: 73J

Two checks to me.

I bet $4. Why not?

Two callers.

Turn: 3

Checked around.

River: 8

Checked around.

They table 66 and 55.

Third place.

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T7o. Fold.

Q9o. Fold.

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5d 3s BB.

MattieBoy raises to $10.

HoosierMummy calls.

Call. They won’t see it coming if I hit.

Flop: Q68

MattieBoy bets $16.

Fold.

That was a bad idea.

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Ts 9d SB.

Red Riding raises to $12.

Fold.

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A4o. Fold.

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VPIP: 18.88%

+$148.95

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T2s. Fold.

J5o. Fold.

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Cotton23 in the house!

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KQo HJ.

donkmagnet76 raises to $16.

Fold.

Definitely behind.

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Q6o. Fold.

K2s. Fold.

T8o. Fold.

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Ad 6d BB.

Heads-up vs. Cotton23.

Board: 24QJ3

He wins with a pair of 3s.

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Going to stop writing for a bit and play. I’ll keep you posted.

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45 minutes later…

Session Complete.

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VPIP: 18.65%

+$215.25

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To Date…

Win/Loss: 41-32

Overall: +$4,174.33

Taking one week off for Poker With Friends. I’ll be in Vegas. See you in two weeks for the home stretch—only three sessions remaining. After that, I’ll add a few brief player profiles. Then I’ll turn it into a traditional book on Amazon.

Online Poker with Friends | Part 23

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