2.5k hands played, up HKD16.5k against Jay

With 2,467 hands to go, I’m up HKD16.5k against Jay Gonzalez. So far, we’ve played a total of 5 sessions (overall 10.9 hours) of HU NLHE, alternating between 1-tabling and 2-tabling.

That gives me an average of 6.6BB/100 hands, a decent figure considering I lost HKD5k during the second session. Unfortunately, I cannot show many interesting hands (to say the least) we played because there is a problem with posting sessions on weak-tight.com.

Jay has headed to vegas to recuperate his losses. I’ll keep this blog updated when he’s back.

One hand I think I played well:

SB Hero $443
BB balla852 $357
  • Pre-Flop ($3, 2 players)Hero is SB
  • dK h8

Hero raises to $6, balla852 calls $4

  • Flop ($12, 2 players)
  • dT d9 c7

balla852 bets $6, Hero raises to $22, balla852 calls $16

  • Turn ($56, 2 players)
  • hT

balla852 bets $22, Hero calls $22

  • River ($100, 2 players)
  • d2

balla852 bets $45, Hero raises to $140, balla852 folds

  • Final Pot: $285
  • Hero wins $285 (net +$95)
  • balla852 lost $95

~~~~~ And here’s the biggest pot of the challenge so far (HKD6k pot)

SB balla852 $459
BB Hero $741
  • Pre-Flop ($3, 2 players)Hero is BB
  • hK dK
balla852 raises to $6, Hero raises to $22, balla852 calls $16

  • Flop ($44, 2 players)
  • cT c7 cQ
Hero bets $33, balla852 raises to $68, Hero goes all-in $719, balla852 goes all-in $369

  • Turn ($1,200, 2 players, 2 all-in)
  • c8
  • River ($1,200, 2 players, 2 all-in)
  • sK
  • Final Pot: $1,200
  • Hero shows three of a kind, Kings
  • hKdK
  • balla852 shows a pair of Tens
  • dAdT
  • Hero wins $1,200 (net +$459)
  • balla852 lost $459

Against a normal opponent, over-shoving over a raise on that board with KK with no club would seem rather foolish, but Jay is no ordinary opponent. So I guess he had to put me on a crazy draw with ace of clubs, or perhaps a straight and a flush draw, to call my shove with 2nd pair with no redraw (against which he would be just about flipping with).

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Session #2 – HU vs Jay Gonzalez (balla852)

We played 982 hands this session. I played horribly, lost HK$5,085 this session. I was very spewy and was always bluffing at the wrong spots. Kudos to Jay he played very well, called down all my bluffs. Jay got the better of me this time.

Session can be seen here. Note, actual amount is HK$ 5 times the amount shown.

Some crucial hands:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Straight over Straight~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

SB Hero $340
BB balla852 $635
  • Pre-Flop ($3, 2 players)Hero is SB
  • cQ c6

Hero raises to $6, balla852 raises to $12, Hero calls $6

  • Flop ($24, 2 players)
  • s8 c9 dT

balla852 checks, Hero bets $19, balla852 raises to $45, Hero calls $26

  • Turn ($114, 2 players)
  • h7

balla852 checks, Hero bets $45, balla852 raises to $100, Hero goes all-in $283, balla852 calls $183

  • River ($680, 2 players, 1 all-in)
  • c2
  • Final Pot: $680
  • Hero shows a straight, Six to Ten
  • cQc6
  • balla852 shows a straight, Eight to Queen
  • dQhJ
  • balla852 wins $680 (net +$340)
  • Hero lost $340

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Set over Overpair~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

SB Hero $533
BB balla852 $267
  • Pre-Flop ($3, 2 players)Hero is SB
  • sA cA

Hero raises to $6, balla852 raises to $12, Hero calls $6

  • Flop ($24, 2 players)
  • dJ c7 d6

balla852 checks, Hero bets $24, balla852 raises to $50, Hero calls $26

  • Turn ($124, 2 players)
  • h3

balla852 checks, Hero checks

  • River ($124, 2 players)
  • s4

balla852 bets $150, Hero calls $150

  • Final Pot: $424
  • Hero shows
  • sAcA
  • balla852 shows three of a kind, Sixes
  • s6h6
  • balla852 wins $424 (net +$212)
  • Hero lost $212

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Trips over Pair~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

SB Hero $266
BB balla852 $965
  • Pre-Flop ($3, 2 players)Hero is SB
  • cT c6

Hero raises to $6, balla852 calls $4

  • Flop ($12, 2 players)
  • s2 d2 d5

balla852 checks, Hero bets $9, balla852 calls $9

  • Turn ($30, 2 players)
  • s4

balla852 checks, Hero bets $18, balla852 raises to $38, Hero goes all-in $251, balla852 calls $213

  • River ($532, 2 players, 1 all-in)
  • sT
  • Final Pot: $532
  • Hero shows two pair, Tens and Deuces
  • cTc6
  • balla852 shows three of a kind, Deuces
  • c2dA
  • balla852 wins $532 (net +$266)
  • Hero lost $266

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Set over Set~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

SB balla852 $623
BB Hero $177
  • Pre-Flop ($3, 2 players)Hero is BB
  • d6 s6
balla852 raises to $7, Hero raises to $25, balla852 calls $18

  • Flop ($50, 2 players)
  • c6 d7 d8
Hero bets $40, balla852 raises to $90, Hero goes all-in $152, balla852 calls $62

  • Turn ($354, 2 players, 1 all-in)
  • cJ
  • River ($354, 2 players, 1 all-in)
  • sQ
  • Final Pot: $354
  • Hero shows three of a kind, Sixes
  • d6s6
  • balla852 shows three of a kind, Eights
  • s8h8
  • balla852 wins $354 (net +$177)
  • Hero lost $177

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Flush over Straight~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

SB balla852 $605
BB Hero $195
  • Pre-Flop ($3, 2 players)Hero is BB
  • c3 c9
balla852 calls $1, Hero checks

  • Flop ($4, 2 players)
  • s9 c5 cA
Hero bets $6, balla852 raises to $13, Hero calls $7

  • Turn ($30, 2 players)
  • c4
Hero bets $30, balla852 calls $30

  • River ($90, 2 players)
  • s3
Hero goes all-in $150, balla852 calls $150

  • Final Pot: $390
  • balla852 shows a straight, Ace to Five
  • c2h2
  • Hero shows a flush, Ace high
  • c3c9
  • Hero wins $390 (net +$195)
  • balla852 lost $195

Up HK$7565 vs Jay Gonzalez (balla852)

After a total of 334 hands, I’m up HK$7565 against high-roller Jay Gonzalez. So far so good. Jay claims to have a HK$200k+ bankroll so payment should not be an issue. Here are some HK$2k+ pots played:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Straight vs Two Pair~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

SB balla852 $377
BB Hero $423
  • Pre-Flop ($3, 2 players)Hero is BB
  • s6 h7
balla852 calls $1, Hero checks
  • Flop ($4, 2 players)
  • h8 d5 hQ
Hero bets $6, balla852 raises to $16, Hero raises to $48, balla852 calls $32
  • Turn ($100, 2 players)
  • c9
Hero bets $60, balla852 calls $60
  • River ($220, 2 players)
  • dJ
Hero bets $130, balla852 calls $130
  • Final Pot: $480
  • balla852 shows
  • s9dQ
  • Hero shows a straight, Five to Nine
  • s6h7
  • Hero wins $480 (net +$240)
  • balla852 lost $240

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Straight vs Top Pair~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

SB balla852 $485
BB Hero $315
  • Pre-Flop ($3, 2 players)Hero is BB
  • dJ cK

balla852 calls $1, Hero raises to $10, balla852 calls $8

  • Flop ($20, 2 players)
  • cT d7 hQ

Hero bets $14, balla852 calls $14

  • Turn ($48, 2 players)
  • sA

Hero bets $34, balla852 calls $34

  • River ($116, 2 players)
  • hK

Hero goes all-in $257, balla852 calls $257

  • Final Pot: $630
  • Hero shows a straight, Ten to Ace
  • dJcK
  • balla852 shows a pair of Aces
  • hAd8
  • Hero wins $630 (net +$315)
  • balla852 lost $315

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Note: HK$ in play is 5 times the amount shown.

Full session and hands can be viewed here

p.s., Weaktight claims that I’m only +1363 playchips in the session when I am in fact up 1513play chips. This is because it records that, for some strange reason, I start with -150 chips and Jay starts with +150 chips (as is shown on the graph).

Poker: Shonblog Challenge

Heads up NLHE challenge, inspired by durrrr challenge.

Format:
Blinds: HKD5/10
Table max buy-in: HKD2000

Conditions:
1) Winner is decided after 5k hands or until one surrenders.
2) Each player MUST BE ABLE TO PAY UP (this is an issue of  trust).
3) If challenger runs out of monies and is no longer able to complete the remaining hands, he automatically loses. Obviously this applies to me too.
4) Money will be exchanged in person. If the challenger is in Hong Kong, it will be exchanged during summer.
5) Challenges will be carried out one at a time.

Procedure:
– If played on PokerStars, play in heads up play money rooms of 1/2 stakes as there is no rake.
– Before the challenge is initiated, each player starts off with 1,000 play chips.
– Play of up to 4tables can be carried out at a time depending on the challenger’s preferences.
– At the start of each session/add-on, total number of chips will be recorded.
– At the end of each session/bust, each player’s total playchips will be recorded.
– Whenever a player adds on, he must notify the other player. He must then sit-out of the tables in play before conducting a formal count of chips. When both parties are ready, the player can reload and resume play.
– After 5k hands, the loser will owe the winner:
(Difference between the two players total chips in their cashier / 2) x 5 HKD

Updates will be posted here after each session. First up: Jay Gonzalezzzzzzzz!