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The Rematch with 39 Big Pot Hand Histories

by Daniel Negreanu |  Published: Mar 28, '11

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I was down right off the bat and it looked like a repeat of last week. I was down to 20k at one point, stuck $130k in the match, but fought match to win it down the stretch. Once I took the lead in the last 500 hands, the lead changed hands about 5 or 6 times till the bitter end when I started to make some hands.
In total we played 39 pots of 20k or more, and below you'll find every one of them, including hands that I didn't show. I ended up winning $26,500, EV adjusted was $55,000. Now, I know some people hate that I post the EV adjusted total, but I think it's a very interesting note to add to the results of a session so I'm not going to stop doing that, even IF I start running above EV. In the two matches versus Isildur1 I ran a combined 70k below average in all in pots. I'm not whining about it I swear! Just posting the facts people.

I added some comments below each hand, but plan on doing an extensive video for www.pokervt.com for the members there. Also, if you missed my video blog I did a couple days before the match, you can find it here: RawVegas.tv

Of the 39 pots we played that were 20k or bigger, I won 21-18. Over both matches I lost 23-30.

Hand #1
Isildur1 ($10,250)
KidPoker ($11,700)

KidPoker posts (SB) $50
Isildur1 posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker Qc As
KidPoker raises to $300
Isildur1 raises to $1,000
KidPoker raises to $2,200
Isildur1 raises to $10,250 (AI)
KidPoker calls $8,050
FLOP ($20,500) 7s Th 9s
TURN ($20,500) 7s Th 9s 8s
RIVER ($20,500) 7s Th 9s 8s Qh
KidPoker shows Qc As
(Pre 28%, Flop 20.2%, Turn 37.5%)

Isildur1 shows Kh Kc
(Pre 72%, Flop 79.8%, Turn 62.5%)

Isildur1 wins $20,500


***Once I decided to 4-bet I priced myself in to calling with a hand as strong as AQ. Didn't love the call, but it was early in the match and wasn't sure what he was up to yet***

Hand #2
Isildur1 ($13,750)
KidPoker ($11,500)

KidPoker posts (SB) $50
Isildur1 posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker Ts Kc
KidPoker raises to $300
Isildur1 raises to $1,000
KidPoker calls $700
FLOP ($2,000) Tc 8c 6s
Isildur1 bets $1,200
KidPoker raises to $3,100
Isildur1 raises to $12,750 (AI)
KidPoker calls $7,400 (AI)
TURN ($23,000) Tc 8c 6s 7h
RIVER ($23,000) Tc 8c 6s 7h Jh
KidPoker shows Ts Kc
(Pre 29%, Flop 24.5%, Turn 15.9%)

Isildur1 shows Qc Qh
(Pre 71%, Flop 75.5%, Turn 84.1%)

Isildur1 wins $23,000

***Very draw heavy board, once I raise the flop I can't fold to a shove.***

Hand #3
KidPoker ($10,100)
Isildur1 ($26,300)

Isildur1 posts (SB) $50
KidPoker posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker 7s 7c
Isildur1 raises to $300
KidPoker calls $200
FLOP ($600) 7h Js 8d
KidPoker checks
Isildur1 checks
TURN ($600) 7h Js 8d 3h
KidPoker bets $500
Isildur1 raises to $1,800
KidPoker raises to $9,800 (AI)
Isildur1 calls $8,000
RIVER ($20,200) 7h Js 8d 3h 7d
KidPoker shows 7s 7c
(Pre 69%, Flop 97.6%, Turn 95.5%)

Isildur1 shows 3c 8c
(Pre 31%, Flop 2.4%, Turn 4.5%)

KidPoker wins $20,200

***Great turn card for me***

Hand #4
Isildur1 ($15,500)
KidPoker ($13,850)

KidPoker posts (SB) $50
Isildur1 posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker 8h Jh
KidPoker raises to $300
Isildur1 raises to $1,000
KidPoker calls $700
FLOP ($2,000) 5h 2h 4h
Isildur1 bets $1,200
KidPoker raises to $3,100
Isildur1 raises to $14,500 (AI)
KidPoker calls $9,750 (AI)
TURN ($27,700) 5h 2h 4h 5d
RIVER ($27,700) 5h 2h 4h 5d 5s
KidPoker shows 8h Jh
(Pre 15%, Flop 98.1%, Turn 93.2%)

Isildur1 shows Jc Jd
(Pre 85%, Flop 1.9%, Turn 6.8%)

Isildur1 wins $27,700

***This made me stand up, not gonna lie. Pretty key pot early on gave him the momentum***

Hand #5
Isildur1 ($28,700)
KidPoker ($10,050)

KidPoker posts (SB) $50
Isildur1 posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker Ac Kh
KidPoker raises to $300
Isildur1 raises to $1,000
KidPoker raises to $2,200
Isildur1 raises to $28,700 (AI)
KidPoker calls $7,850 (AI)
FLOP ($20,100) Qd 8h Js
TURN ($20,100) Qd 8h Js 4s
RIVER ($20,100) Qd 8h Js 4s 5h
KidPoker shows Ac Kh
(Pre 70%, Flop 26.1%, Turn 11.4%)

Isildur1 shows Qs As
(Pre 30%, Flop 73.9%, Turn 88.6%)

Isildur1 wins $20,100

***That made me say a few words I can't type in the blog. Right after the Flush hand ugh***

Hand #6
KidPoker ($10,900)
Isildur1 ($43,550)

Isildur1 posts (SB) $50
KidPoker posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker Td Qs
Isildur1 raises to $300
KidPoker calls $200
FLOP ($600) Ks 3h 2c
KidPoker checks
Isildur1 bets $500
KidPoker calls $500
TURN ($1,600) Ks 3h 2c Jd
KidPoker checks
Isildur1 bets $1,400
KidPoker calls $1,400
RIVER ($4,400) Ks 3h 2c Jd As
KidPoker checks
Isildur1 bets $41,350 (AI)
KidPoker calls $8,700 (AI)
KidPoker shows Td Qs
(Pre 65%, Flop 63.3%, Turn 77.3%)

Isildur1 shows 4d 6s
(Pre 35%, Flop 36.7%, Turn 22.7%)

KidPoker wins $21,800

***Pretty interesting hand. I called the flop since he bets almost every flop and Queen high is going to be good a lot. Turn I have the straight draw. I hit on the river, but didn't bet because I didn't think he'd call me with a King since I could have 4-5 or A-2, A3, A4, A5 so I thought it was better to check, hope he value bets thin, or goes for a bluff. Worked out***

Hand #7
KidPoker ($29,700)
Isildur1 ($11,250)

Isildur1 posts (SB) $50
KidPoker posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker Td Ts
Isildur1 raises to $300
KidPoker raises to $1,000
Isildur1 raises to $2,200
KidPoker raises to $29,700 (AI)
Isildur1 calls $9,050 (AI)
FLOP ($22,500) 6s 3h Qc
TURN ($22,500) 6s 3h Qc 4d
RIVER ($22,500) 6s 3h Qc 4d 2s
KidPoker shows Td Ts
(Pre 18%, Flop 0.1%, Turn 0.0%)

Isildur1 shows Qs Qh
(Pre 82%, Flop 99.9%, Turn 100.0%)

Isildur1 wins $22,500

***not much to add here, just a cooler this deep. You can't fold 10-10 pre-flop 100 blinds deep***

Hand #8
Isildur1 ($33,500)
KidPoker ($20,950)

KidPoker posts (SB) $50
Isildur1 posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker Jc Jd
KidPoker raises to $300
Isildur1 raises to $1,100
KidPoker raises to $2,700
Isildur1 raises to $4,350
KidPoker raises to $20,950 (AI)
Isildur1 calls $16,600
FLOP ($41,900) Qd Tc 7d
TURN ($41,900) Qd Tc 7d 5h
RIVER ($41,900) Qd Tc 7d 5h Ah
KidPoker shows Jc Jd
(Pre 19%, Flop 15.8%, Turn 4.5%)

Isildur1 shows As Ac
(Pre 81%, Flop 84.2%, Turn 95.5%)

Isildur1 wins $41,900

***Le sigh. I guess I could have just called the 5-bet, but that seems silly.***

Hand #9
KidPoker ($21,200)
Isildur1 ($19,750)

Isildur1 posts (SB) $50
KidPoker posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker Ks 9s
Isildur1 raises to $300
KidPoker calls $200
FLOP ($600) 5s 6s 9h
KidPoker checks
Isildur1 bets $500
KidPoker raises to $1,800
Isildur1 calls $1,300
TURN ($4,200) 5s 6s 9h Ts
KidPoker bets $2,700
Isildur1 calls $2,700
RIVER ($9,600) 5s 6s 9h Ts Kh
KidPoker bets $16,400 (AI)
Isildur1 calls $14,950 (AI)
KidPoker shows Ks 9s
(Pre 66%, Flop 75.9%, Turn 100.0%)

Isildur1 shows 5h 7s
(Pre 34%, Flop 24.1%, Turn 0.0%)

KidPoker wins $39,500

*** A lot of people might wonder what the heck he called me here for, but it actually made sense. Based on flow, I was checking pairs in this spot a lot. So he figured I was either super strong or I missed. Plus I'd been check calling flush draws, so the check-raise on the flop may have had him thinking I had something like A-8***

Hand #10
Isildur1 ($56,500)
KidPoker ($10,300)

KidPoker posts (SB) $50
Isildur1 posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker Js Ac
KidPoker raises to $300
Isildur1 calls $200
FLOP ($600) Jc 6d Ad
Isildur1 checks
KidPoker bets $500
Isildur1 raises to $1,600
KidPoker raises to $3,200
Isildur1 raises to $56,200 (AI)
KidPoker calls $6,800 (AI)
TURN ($20,600) Jc 6d Ad Qd
RIVER ($20,600) Jc 6d Ad Qd 3s
KidPoker shows Js Ac
(Pre 60%, Flop 69.0%, Turn 9.1%)

Isildur1 shows Kd 3d
(Pre 40%, Flop 31.0%, Turn 90.9%)

Isildur1 wins $20,600

***This was just annoying***

Hand #11
KidPoker ($10,000)
Isildur1 ($81,400)

Isildur1 posts (SB) $50
KidPoker posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker Kh Kd
Isildur1 raises to $300
KidPoker raises to $1,000
Isildur1 raises to $2,200
KidPoker raises to $10,000 (AI)
Isildur1 calls $7,800
FLOP ($20,000) 6h 3h 3d
TURN ($20,000) 6h 3h 3d Jc
RIVER ($20,000) 6h 3h 3d Jc 2s
KidPoker shows Kh Kd
(Pre 18%, Flop 12.0%, Turn 4.5%)

Isildur1 shows Ac Ad
(Pre 82%, Flop 88.0%, Turn 95.5%)

Isildur1 wins $20,000

*** 10-10 vs QQ, JJ vs AA, and to top it all off, throw in KK vs AA why don't you!***

Hand #12
Isildur1 ($27,550)
KidPoker ($15,200)

KidPoker posts (SB) $50
Isildur1 posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker Qh Qc
KidPoker raises to $300
Isildur1 raises to $1,100
KidPoker raises to $2,400
Isildur1 raises to $27,550 (AI)
KidPoker calls $12,800 (AI)
FLOP ($30,400) 5d Jd 8h
TURN ($30,400) 5d Jd 8h Qs
RIVER ($30,400) 5d Jd 8h Qs Kh
KidPoker shows Qh Qc
(Pre 85%, Flop 80.4%, Turn 90.9%)

Isildur1 shows Jc Ts
(Pre 15%, Flop 19.6%, Turn 9.1%)

KidPoker wins $30,400

***I was a little surprised to see J-10, but since I was 4-betting him a lot, it makes sense that he would start 5-betting light***

Hand #13
Isildur1 ($17,150)
KidPoker ($11,850)

KidPoker posts (SB) $50
Isildur1 posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker Js 6s
KidPoker raises to $300
Isildur1 raises to $1,000
KidPoker calls $700
FLOP ($2,000) Qs 4h 2s
Isildur1 bets $1,200
KidPoker raises to $2,500
Isildur1 raises to $16,150 (AI)
KidPoker calls $8,350 (AI)
TURN ($23,700) Qs 4h 2s Tc
RIVER ($23,700) Qs 4h 2s Tc 3h
KidPoker shows Js 6s
(Pre 34%, Flop 18.2%, Turn 6.8%)

Isildur1 shows As Ts
(Pre 66%, Flop 81.8%, Turn 93.2%)

Isildur1 wins $23,700

***Ugh. I don't like the way I played this hand. Calling the raise pre-flop is a bit spewy, and then raising the flop to get it in is bad. Not good.***

Hand #14
Isildur1 ($12,100)
KidPoker ($17,200)

KidPoker posts (SB) $50
Isildur1 posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker Qh Ad
KidPoker raises to $300
Isildur1 raises to $1,100
KidPoker raises to $2,300
Isildur1 calls $1,200
FLOP ($4,600) 2d Js 4h
Isildur1 checks
KidPoker bets $2,300
Isildur1 raises to $4,850
KidPoker raises to $14,900 (AI)
Isildur1 calls $4,950 (AI)
TURN ($24,200) 2d Js 4h 8c
RIVER ($24,200) 2d Js 4h 8c Ts
KidPoker shows Qh Ad
(Pre 72%, Flop 71.2%, Turn 84.1%)

Isildur1 shows 5d Ah
(Pre 28%, Flop 28.8%, Turn 15.9%)

KidPoker wins $24,200

***He raised me in these spots pretty light I think, so I decided to go with it, thinking if I was behind I could hit an A or a Q, plus some back door outs***

Hand #15
KidPoker ($10,100)
Isildur1 ($15,900)

Isildur1 posts (SB) $50
KidPoker posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker Qd 3d
Isildur1 raises to $300
KidPoker raises to $1,000
Isildur1 calls $700
FLOP ($2,000) 5d Ad 4s
KidPoker bets $1,200
Isildur1 raises to $2,850
KidPoker raises to $9,100 (AI)
Isildur1 calls $6,250
TURN ($20,200) 5d Ad 4s 9d
RIVER ($20,200) 5d Ad 4s 9d 3c
KidPoker shows Qd 3d
(Pre 29%, Flop 41.9%, Turn 100.0%)

Isildur1 shows 3s Ah
(Pre 71%, Flop 58.1%, Turn 0.0%)

KidPoker wins $20,200

***I 3-bet him light then flopped a pretty good draw. His raise on the flop didn't mean he was committed at all, so I decided to see if I could win it without a showdown. Not to be, but I got there woot!***

Hand #16
Isildur1 ($57,900)
KidPoker ($11,750)

KidPoker posts (SB) $50
Isildur1 posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker Kd Kc
KidPoker raises to $300
Isildur1 raises to $1,000
KidPoker raises to $2,200
Isildur1 calls $1,200
FLOP ($4,400) Tc 4d 9c
Isildur1 bets $55,700 (AI)
KidPoker calls $9,550 (AI)
TURN ($23,500) Tc 4d 9c Qd
RIVER ($23,500) Tc 4d 9c Qd 3h
KidPoker shows Kd Kc
(Pre 78%, Flop 79.4%, Turn 88.6%)

Isildur1 shows 7h 9h
(Pre 22%, Flop 20.6%, Turn 11.4%)

KidPoker wins $23,500

***He mixed up his play and starting 3 betting me, then CALLING the $1200 more 4-bet***

Hand #17
Isildur1 ($25,500)
KidPoker ($13,600)

KidPoker posts (SB) $50
Isildur1 posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker Ah 9s
KidPoker raises to $300
Isildur1 raises to $1,000
KidPoker calls $700
FLOP ($2,000) 2c 2d 3d
Isildur1 bets $1,200
KidPoker calls $1,200
TURN ($4,400) 2c 2d 3d 2h
Isildur1 bets $2,850
KidPoker calls $2,850
RIVER ($10,100) 2c 2d 3d 2h 9d
Isildur1 bets $20,450 (AI)
KidPoker calls $8,550 (AI)
KidPoker shows Ah 9s
(Pre 61%, Flop 73.4%, Turn 83.0%)

Isildur1 shows Jc 8d
(Pre 39%, Flop 26.6%, Turn 17.0%)

KidPoker wins $27,200

***Kind of a cooler hand than it looks like. He knows, based on how I was playing that I never have 10+ here so he can fire 3 bullets and win it most of the time. Question is, what do I do if I don't hit the 9?***

Hand #18
Isildur1 ($41,500)
KidPoker ($28,150)

KidPoker posts (SB) $50
Isildur1 posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker Ah As
KidPoker raises to $300
Isildur1 raises to $1,100
KidPoker raises to $2,800
Isildur1 calls $1,700
FLOP ($5,600) 6c 5c Js
Isildur1 checks
KidPoker bets $3,100
Isildur1 raises to $7,650
KidPoker raises to $25,350 (AI)
Isildur1 calls $17,700
TURN ($56,300) 6c 5c Js 5d
RIVER ($56,300) 6c 5c Js 5d 8c
KidPoker shows Ah As
(Pre 85%, Flop 81.6%, Turn 95.5%)

Isildur1 shows Jh Qd
(Pre 15%, Flop 18.4%, Turn 4.5%)

KidPoker wins $56,300

***On a draw heavy board I don't blame him for thinking J-Q was good.***

Hand #19
Isildur1 ($20,900)
KidPoker ($48,750)

KidPoker posts (SB) $50
Isildur1 posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker 8c 7c
KidPoker raises to $300
Isildur1 calls $200
FLOP ($600) Ac 9c Kh
Isildur1 checks
KidPoker bets $500
Isildur1 raises to $1,600
KidPoker calls $1,100
TURN ($3,800) Ac 9c Kh 2h
Isildur1 bets $2,650
KidPoker calls $2,650
RIVER ($9,100) Ac 9c Kh 2h Kd
Isildur1 checks
KidPoker bets $5,800
Isildur1 raises to $16,350 (AI)
KidPoker folds
Isildur1 wins $20,700

***As I read this hand history just now I realized this was a bad bluff oops. I was trying to rep a King, but I probably don't play a King like that on the flop necessarily. It was a hard sell. Was hoping he missed a flush draw also. Should have let this one go.***

Hand #19
KidPoker ($28,400)
Isildur1 ($10,700)

Isildur1 posts (SB) $50
KidPoker posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker 5h 9h
Isildur1 raises to $300
KidPoker raises to $1,000
Isildur1 calls $700
FLOP ($2,000) 2c 5s 2h
KidPoker bets $1,200
Isildur1 calls $1,200
TURN ($4,400) 2c 5s 2h 3h
KidPoker bets $2,700
Isildur1 calls $2,700
RIVER ($9,800) 2c 5s 2h 3h Js
KidPoker bets $23,500 (AI)
Isildur1 calls $5,800 (AI)
KidPoker shows 5h 9h
(Pre 31%, Flop 73.1%, Turn 70.5%)

Isildur1 shows Qh Jh
(Pre 69%, Flop 26.9%, Turn 29.5%)

Isildur1 wins $21,400

***He didn't raise me on the flop or the turn so I felt like my hand was definitely good, then I picked up a flush draw. The Jack looked like a complete brick so I fired hoping to get a loose call from Ace high. He hit the Jack, oh well***

Hand #20
KidPoker ($39,250)
Isildur1 ($13,000)

Isildur1 posts (SB) $50
KidPoker posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker Qc Jc
Isildur1 raises to $300
KidPoker calls $200
FLOP ($600) 7s 9c 4c
KidPoker bets $500
Isildur1 calls $500
TURN ($1,600) 7s 9c 4c Kd
KidPoker bets $1,300
Isildur1 raises to $3,750
KidPoker raises to $38,450 (AI)
Isildur1 calls $8,450 (AI)
RIVER ($26,000) 7s 9c 4c Kd 5h
KidPoker shows Qc Jc
(Pre 47%, Flop 54.4%, Turn 22.7%)

Isildur1 shows Ks 7d
(Pre 53%, Flop 45.6%, Turn 77.3%)

Isildur1 wins $26,000

***I took an aggressive line here, leading with two overs and a flush draw, then firing on the turn when I picked up a straight draw. In hindsight, when he raised the turn I should call and try to hit, because the board is so draw heavy he wouldn't fold any pair I don't think. I was thinking he may have 8-10 or J-10 also and I have that beat with Queen high.*** (not sure about this hand, will need to think about it some more)

Hand #21
Isildur1 ($20,200)
KidPoker ($32,050)

KidPoker posts (SB) $50
Isildur1 posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker 8d 8h
KidPoker raises to $300
Isildur1 raises to $1,100
KidPoker calls $800
FLOP ($2,200) 5d Tc Qd
Isildur1 bets $1,300
KidPoker calls $1,300
TURN ($4,800) 5d Tc Qd 3c
Isildur1 bets $2,850
KidPoker calls $2,850
RIVER ($10,500) 5d Tc Qd 3c 8s
Isildur1 checks
KidPoker bets $8,100
Isildur1 calls $8,100
KidPoker shows 8d 8h
(Pre 67%, Flop 14.7%, Turn 4.5%)

Isildur1 shows Ts 7s
(Pre 33%, Flop 85.3%, Turn 95.5%)

KidPoker wins $26,700

Hand #22
KidPoker ($29,750)
Isildur1 ($39,900)

Isildur1 posts (SB) $50
KidPoker posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker Js Ks
Isildur1 raises to $300
KidPoker calls $200
FLOP ($600) Kc 3s Kd
KidPoker checks
Isildur1 bets $500
KidPoker raises to $1,800
Isildur1 calls $1,300
TURN ($4,200) Kc 3s Kd 8s
KidPoker bets $3,100
Isildur1 calls $3,100
RIVER ($10,400) Kc 3s Kd 8s Qd
KidPoker bets $7,100
Isildur1 raises to $34,700 (AI)
KidPoker calls $17,450 (AI)
KidPoker shows Js Ks
(Pre 74%, Flop 78.8%, Turn 9.1%)

Isildur1 shows 8c Kh
(Pre 26%, Flop 21.2%, Turn 90.9%)

Isildur1 wins $59,500

***Such an idiot! Gosh this is the worst hand I played the whole match and I hated myself as soon as I made the call. I tanked forever, but called. So stupid. He's never bluffing here, and he isn't raising me with less than K-J. I couldn't beat anything really. I talked myself into it thinking he'd raise me on the turn with K-8 or K-Q. I hate this call and it will haunt me.***

Hand #23
Isildur1 ($16,700)
KidPoker ($38,700)

KidPoker posts (SB) $50
Isildur1 posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker 7h 6d
KidPoker raises to $300
Isildur1 calls $200
FLOP ($600) 7s Ts 6s
Isildur1 checks
KidPoker bets $500
Isildur1 raises to $1,600
KidPoker calls $1,100
TURN ($3,800) 7s Ts 6s 7c
Isildur1 bets $2,650
KidPoker calls $2,650
RIVER ($9,100) 7s Ts 6s 7c Kh
Isildur1 bets $12,150 (AI)
KidPoker calls $12,150
KidPoker shows 7h 6d
(Pre 35%, Flop 17.4%, Turn 97.7%)

Isildur1 shows 8h 9s
(Pre 65%, Flop 82.6%, Turn 2.3%)

KidPoker wins $33,400

***I think it would have been bad to get it all in on the flop with this hand. Even if I was ahead, if he called from behind he'd barely be behind with some kind of pair/straight/flush draw. I like the way I played this one***

Hand #24
Isildur1 ($11,400)
KidPoker ($37,000)

KidPoker posts (SB) $50
Isildur1 posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker 7s 4h
KidPoker raises to $300
Isildur1 calls $200
FLOP ($600) 4s 6h Qd
Isildur1 checks
KidPoker bets $500
Isildur1 raises to $1,600
KidPoker calls $1,100
TURN ($3,800) 4s 6h Qd 5d
Isildur1 bets $2,650
KidPoker calls $2,650
RIVER ($9,100) 4s 6h Qd 5d 4d
Isildur1 bets $6,850 (AI)
KidPoker calls $6,850
KidPoker shows 7s 4h
(Pre 59%, Flop 70.6%, Turn 29.5%)

Isildur1 shows 2s 5s
(Pre 41%, Flop 29.4%, Turn 70.5%)

KidPoker wins $22,800

***Lucky river for me, had him on the flop, but without a good turn/river he may steal this one from me with a bet or two***

Hand #25
KidPoker ($29,550)
Isildur1 ($10,450)

Isildur1 posts (SB) $50
KidPoker posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker Kd Kc
Isildur1 raises to $300
KidPoker raises to $1,000
Isildur1 calls $700
FLOP ($2,000) 8s Td 7c
KidPoker bets $1,200
Isildur1 raises to $4,500
KidPoker raises to $28,550 (AI)
Isildur1 calls $4,950 (AI)
TURN ($20,900) 8s Td 7c 6s
RIVER ($20,900) 8s Td 7c 6s 2d
KidPoker shows Kd Kc
(Pre 83%, Flop 27.1%, Turn 22.7%)

Isildur1 shows 8c Th
(Pre 17%, Flop 72.9%, Turn 77.3%)

Isildur1 wins $20,900

***Standard. I can't get away from this hand 100 big blinds deep. If we were 200 deep I may just call the raise and get off the hook on the turn when the 6 came***

Hand #26
KidPoker ($10,200)
Isildur1 ($16,400)

Isildur1 posts (SB) $50
KidPoker posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker Th Tc
Isildur1 raises to $300
KidPoker raises to $1,000
Isildur1 calls $700
FLOP ($2,000) 4c Js Jc
KidPoker bets $1,200
Isildur1 raises to $2,850
KidPoker raises to $8,900
Isildur1 raises to $15,400 (AI)
KidPoker calls $300 (AI)
TURN ($20,400) 4c Js Jc 9h
RIVER ($20,400) 4c Js Jc 9h Qs
KidPoker shows Th Tc
(Pre 56%, Flop 11.0%, Turn 4.5%)

Isildur1 shows Jh Ad
(Pre 44%, Flop 89.0%, Turn 95.5%)

Isildur1 wins $20,400

***I'm totally fine with this play. Isildur1 raised/called me on most flops in 3 bet pots, and often raised me with air, then checked back the turn. I wasn't ever folding if I called his raise, so it made no sense to just call***

Hand #27
Isildur1 ($10,100)
KidPoker ($29,900)

KidPoker posts (SB) $50
Isildur1 posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker 8h Ah
KidPoker raises to $300
Isildur1 raises to $1,100
KidPoker calls $800
FLOP ($2,200) As 7c 5s
Isildur1 bets $1,300
KidPoker raises to $2,600
Isildur1 calls $1,300
TURN ($7,400) As 7c 5s 6h
Isildur1 bets $6,400 (AI)
KidPoker calls $6,400
RIVER ($20,200) As 7c 5s 6h 8c
KidPoker shows 8h Ah
(Pre 67%, Flop 90.0%, Turn 86.4%)

Isildur1 shows 7d 8d
(Pre 33%, Flop 10.0%, Turn 13.6%)

KidPoker wins $20,200

***Had him in bad shape this hand. Oddly, I think raising the flop made my hand look weaker than had I flat called. Normally in this spot with an Ace you'd just call, but I decided to mix it up here***

Hand #28
KidPoker ($12,050)
Isildur1 ($74,950)

Isildur1 posts (SB) $50
KidPoker posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker 9h 9c
Isildur1 raises to $300
KidPoker raises to $1,000
Isildur1 calls $700
FLOP ($2,000) 6s 7h 3s
KidPoker bets $1,200
Isildur1 raises to $2,850
KidPoker raises to $11,050 (AI)
Isildur1 calls $8,200
TURN ($24,100) 6s 7h 3s Jc
RIVER ($24,100) 6s 7h 3s Jc 8d
KidPoker shows 9h 9c
(Pre 89%, Flop 89.0%, Turn 95.5%)

Isildur1 shows 7c 9d
(Pre 11%, Flop 11.0%, Turn 4.5%)

KidPoker wins $24,100

***I'm not folding over pairs on boards like this. Too many combinations of hands he could have that I'm ahead of***

Hand #29
Isildur1 ($60,250)
KidPoker ($26,750)

KidPoker posts (SB) $50
Isildur1 posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker Ah Kh
KidPoker raises to $300
Isildur1 raises to $1,100
KidPoker raises to $2,800
Isildur1 calls $1,700
FLOP ($5,600) 3d 9d 3s
Isildur1 checks
KidPoker bets $3,100
Isildur1 calls $3,100
TURN ($11,800) 3d 9d 3s 3c
Isildur1 checks
KidPoker checks
RIVER ($11,800) 3d 9d 3s 3c 5s
Isildur1 bets $7,250
KidPoker calls $7,250
KidPoker shows Ah Kh
(Pre 48%, Flop 22.6%, Turn 19.3%)

Isildur1 shows 7d 7c
(Pre 52%, Flop 77.4%, Turn 80.7%)

Isildur1 wins $26,300

*** I tanked on the river, and then finally called thinking he may actually value bet A-Q high in this spot. Unlikely, but meh, probably not a great call. Just didn't think he was 3-betting me with hands like 77-99***

Hand #30
KidPoker ($39,750)
Isildur1 ($12,350)

Isildur1 posts (SB) $50
KidPoker posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker As Jh
Isildur1 raises to $300
KidPoker raises to $1,000
Isildur1 calls $700
FLOP ($2,000) 4h 3s 9h
KidPoker bets $1,200
Isildur1 raises to $2,850
KidPoker raises to $38,750 (AI)
Isildur1 calls $8,500 (AI)
TURN ($24,700) 4h 3s 9h Ks
RIVER ($24,700) 4h 3s 9h Ks 7h
KidPoker shows As Jh
(Pre 71%, Flop 17.5%, Turn 6.8%)

Isildur1 shows Js 9s
(Pre 29%, Flop 82.5%, Turn 93.2%)

Isildur1 wins $24,700

***This looks worse than it is. He raised me on lots of flops, but would often fold if I re-raised. Unless he had a set I figured I had two overcards and a backdoor flush draw if he called, OR my Ace high was good and he had a draw***

Hand #31
KidPoker ($18,150)
Isildur1 ($18,450)

Isildur1 posts (SB) $50
KidPoker posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker Td Th
Isildur1 raises to $300
KidPoker raises to $1,100
Isildur1 calls $800
FLOP ($2,200) 4d Ts 9c
KidPoker bets $1,300
Isildur1 raises to $3,050
KidPoker raises to $6,200
Isildur1 raises to $17,350 (AI)
KidPoker calls $10,850 (AI)
TURN ($36,300) 4d Ts 9c Js
RIVER ($36,300) 4d Ts 9c Js 2c
KidPoker shows Td Th
(Pre 80%, Flop 95.7%, Turn 97.7%)

Isildur1 shows 4c 4s
(Pre 20%, Flop 4.3%, Turn 2.3%)

KidPoker wins $36,300

***Felt really good being on the other side of an unavoidable cooler hand***

Hand #32
Isildur1 ($72,350)
KidPoker ($14,650)

KidPoker posts (SB) $50
Isildur1 posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker Qc Th
KidPoker raises to $300
Isildur1 raises to $1,100
KidPoker calls $800
FLOP ($2,200) 9h 8h 3h
Isildur1 bets $1,300
KidPoker calls $1,300
TURN ($4,800) 9h 8h 3h 7s
Isildur1 bets $2,850
KidPoker calls $2,850
RIVER ($10,500) 9h 8h 3h 7s Js
Isildur1 bets $67,100 (AI)
KidPoker calls $9,400 (AI)
KidPoker shows Qc Th
(Pre 34%, Flop 0.3%, Turn 0.0%)

Isildur1 shows Kh Ah
(Pre 66%, Flop 99.7%, Turn 100.0%)

Isildur1 wins $29,300

***I thought I loved that river giving me the nuts straight, but it was brutal because it cost me my stack. He would bet a 10 there too***

Hand #33
KidPoker ($35,750)
Isildur1 ($10,950)

Isildur1 posts (SB) $50
KidPoker posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker Tc As
Isildur1 raises to $300
KidPoker raises to $1,000
Isildur1 calls $700
FLOP ($2,000) 2d Jc 7c
KidPoker bets $1,200
Isildur1 calls $1,200
TURN ($4,400) 2d Jc 7c 3h
KidPoker bets $2,700
Isildur1 calls $2,700
RIVER ($9,800) 2d Jc 7c 3h Th
KidPoker bets $30,850 (AI)
Isildur1 calls $6,050 (AI)
KidPoker shows Tc As
(Pre 63%, Flop 28.5%, Turn 13.6%)

Isildur1 shows 7s Qs
(Pre 37%, Flop 71.5%, Turn 86.4%)

KidPoker wins $21,900

***Someone called this a "triple range merge" but I have no idea what the heck that means. I was trying to get him to fold on the turn, then when he didn't raise and I hit the 10, I figured I had the best hand and he might call me with a pair***

Hand #34
Isildur1 ($84,750)
KidPoker ($13,150)

KidPoker posts (SB) $50
Isildur1 posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker Qs Qd
KidPoker raises to $300
Isildur1 raises to $1,100
KidPoker raises to $2,300
Isildur1 raises to $84,750 (AI)
KidPoker calls $10,850 (AI)
FLOP ($26,300) 6h 5c 3d
TURN ($26,300) 6h 5c 3d Ts
RIVER ($26,300) 6h 5c 3d Ts 4h
KidPoker shows Qs Qd
(Pre 65%, Flop 81.2%, Turn 93.2%)

Isildur1 shows Ac Qc
(Pre 35%, Flop 18.8%, Turn 6.8%)

KidPoker wins $26,300

***phew! He didn't have AA this time and didn't hit an Ace***

Hand #35
KidPoker ($48,400)
Isildur1 ($10,450)

Isildur1 posts (SB) $50
KidPoker posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker As 8c
Isildur1 raises to $300
KidPoker calls $200
FLOP ($600) 3d Tc 5s
KidPoker checks
Isildur1 bets $500
KidPoker calls $500
TURN ($1,600) 3d Tc 5s 8s
KidPoker checks
Isildur1 bets $1,400
KidPoker calls $1,400
RIVER ($4,400) 3d Tc 5s 8s 8d
KidPoker checks
Isildur1 bets $8,250 (AI)
KidPoker calls $8,250
KidPoker shows As 8c
(Pre 28%, Flop 14.3%, Turn 11.4%)

Isildur1 shows Jd Jc
(Pre 72%, Flop 85.7%, Turn 88.6%)

KidPoker wins $20,900

***This hand may seem weird, but I think we both played it perfectly. No way he can ever put me on an 8 and has to get full value from a 10. As for me, Ace high isn't a fold on the flop, I turn a pair to keep me in, then check the river in case he wanted to bluff at it. Betting the river would have been a weird bet.***

Hand #36
Isildur1 ($10,350)
KidPoker ($58,150)

KidPoker posts (SB) $50
Isildur1 posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker Qc Ks
KidPoker raises to $300
Isildur1 raises to $1,100
KidPoker calls $800
FLOP ($2,200) Qd Tc 3h
Isildur1 bets $1,300
KidPoker calls $1,300
TURN ($4,800) Qd Tc 3h 5s
Isildur1 checks
KidPoker bets $2,700
Isildur1 calls $2,700
RIVER ($10,200) Qd Tc 3h 5s Ah
Isildur1 bets $5,250 (AI)
KidPoker calls $5,250
KidPoker shows Qc Ks
(Pre 25%, Flop 72.2%, Turn 84.1%)

Isildur1 shows As Kh
(Pre 75%, Flop 27.8%, Turn 15.9%)

Isildur1 wins $20,700

***Yuk, I still don't know about this hand. I didn't think he'd check call K-J or A-10, was a bit confused and still am about this hand. I can beat J-9 or even K-10... hmmm. Interesting to here what people would do here, if you DIDN'T know his holecards of course lol*** (Might post this one in a forum for help)

Hand #37
Isildur1 ($10,050)
KidPoker ($57,900)

KidPoker posts (SB) $50
Isildur1 posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker 5c 6d
KidPoker raises to $300
Isildur1 calls $200
FLOP ($600) 3h 7h 4s
Isildur1 checks
KidPoker bets $500
Isildur1 raises to $1,600
KidPoker raises to $3,200
Isildur1 raises to $9,750 (AI)
KidPoker calls $6,550
TURN ($20,100) 3h 7h 4s Qd
RIVER ($20,100) 3h 7h 4s Qd 8c
KidPoker shows 5c 6d
(Pre 54%, Flop 91.1%, Turn 96.6%)

Isildur1 shows 4c 6c
(Pre 46%, Flop 8.9%, Turn 3.4%)

KidPoker wins $20,100

***I flopped the nuts. We got it all in. Cool***

Hand #38
Isildur1 ($15,950)
KidPoker ($10,000)

KidPoker posts (SB) $50
Isildur1 posts (BB) $100

Dealt to KidPoker As Qh
KidPoker raises to $300
Isildur1 raises to $1,100
KidPoker calls $800
FLOP ($2,200) Qd 4s 3h
Isildur1 bets $1,300
KidPoker raises to $2,600
Isildur1 raises to $14,850 (AI)
KidPoker calls $6,300 (AI)
TURN ($20,000) Qd 4s 3h 4d
RIVER ($20,000) Qd 4s 3h 4d 6d
Isildur1 shows 2h Ad
(Pre 26%, Flop 16.9%, Turn 9.1%)

KidPoker shows As Qh
(Pre 74%, Flop 83.1%, Turn 90.9%)

KidPoker wins $20,000

***We were nearing the end of the match and it seemed like he was picking up his level of aggression so I decided not to 4-bet the A-Q and take a flop***


Hand #39
Isildur1 ($15,950)
KidPoker ($10,000)

KidPoker posts (SB) $50
Isildur1 posts (BB) $100
AA-44 $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
all in pre

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