Another $.5/$1 session

I had an excellent session last week, playing 200 hands of $.5/$1 and winning $40.  Here’s my analysis.

Table stats: Avg. pot: $5.71, Average saw flop % for whole table: 28.25%, Avg. players per hand: 9.4

My stats: VP$IP: 22%, Saw flop (not a blind): 15.48% of the time, went to showdown 35.56%, won $ at showdown 81.25%, won $ when saw a flop: 44.44%

Here’s some breakdown of my play.

Small blind
I played nine hands from the small blind.  AQs, AKo, QJs, and A5s were appropriate.   J5s, T6s, and 95s were a waste of a half a bet.  I played 87o with only one caller in, and I should have really had three in, so that was loose.  96o was raised when it was just me and the big blind, and he folded.

Early position: I played AKo twice and KQs.  No junk was played.

Middle position: 87s was played, which is a little weak for the table, but it flopped a flush and worked out.  I also played AKo, AJo, ATs, A6s, A4s, A3s, KQs, JTs, JJ, TT, T9s, 99, and 88.   I played all the Aces with appropriate odds, which is an improvement in my game.  I also handled my "first in" situations, raising or folding appropriately.

Late position: I played 15 hands here, which is not a lot, and I folded my button quite a bit.  The loosest play I made was to play A6o in the cutoff to try and steal the blinds.    The small blind called me, and even bet out the flop.  I had to raise the flop and bet the turn after he checked before he folded.

I played K8s and 33 without the requisite 4 callers in already, and of course I lost those hands.

And now, the hand of the session:

This hand just made me laugh.  I caught AA in the cutoff and got called by K3s.  Of course he drew out two kings on me and beat me, but I realized how absurd it was and laughed.

Before the flop I was an 83% to 17% favorite, almost 5 to 1.  Even after the flop I was a 4 to 1 favorite.  The fact that he drew out on me was just absurd, and didn’t tilt me, which I was proud of.

***** Hand History for Game 2177878187 *****
$0.5/$1 Hold’em – Wednesday, June 08, 23:18:35 EDT 2005
Table Table  11288 (Real Money)
Seat 8 is the button
Total number of players : 10
Seat 1: dabigslyk ( $28.25 )
Seat 2: csd1955 ( $48.63 )
Seat 3: davejonis ( $45.75 )
Seat 4: D_Storm ( $35.51 )
Seat 6: ChefMarco ( $43 )
Seat 8: karpediem67 ( $34.25 )
Seat 9: md2020928 ( $17.75 )
Seat 10: bonger_xtc ( $31.13 )
Seat 7: morrist ( $15.12 )
Seat 5: Paultudor ( $27 )
md2020928 posts small blind [$0.25].
bonger_xtc posts big blind [$0.5].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to ChefMarco [  Ah As ]
dabigslyk folds.
csd1955 folds.
davejonis folds.
D_Storm folds.
Paultudor calls [$0.5].
ChefMarco raises [$1].
morrist folds.
karpediem67 folds.
md2020928 folds.
bonger_xtc calls [$0.5].
Paultudor calls [$0.5].
** Dealing Flop ** [ 5s, Kd, Jd ]
bonger_xtc checks.
Paultudor checks.
ChefMarco bets [$0.5].
bonger_xtc folds.
Paultudor calls [$0.5].
** Dealing Turn ** [ 8h ]
Paultudor checks.
ChefMarco bets [$1].
Paultudor calls [$1].
** Dealing River ** [ Kc ]
Paultudor checks.
ChefMarco checks.
Paultudor shows [ 3s, Ks ] three of a kind, kings.
ChefMarco doesn’t show [ Ah, As ] two pairs, aces and kings.
Paultudor wins $5.75 from  the main pot  with three of a kind, kings.