“People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.”
- Otto Von Bismarck
Sometimes I get more of a kick out of reading the chatter of some of my on-line opponents than from actually playing cards with them. See if you can spot the mistakes made by the runner up when defending his taking part in the following, crazy, hand:
UTG folds, Our Lier calls, UTG+2 calls, MP1 calls, 1 fold, MP3 raises, 3 folds, BB calls, Our Lier calls, UTG+2 calls, MP1 calls.
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BB bets, Our Lier raises, UTG+2 folds, MP1 folds, MP3 calls, BB 3-bets, Our Lier caps, MP3 calls, BB calls.
BB bets, Our Lier raises, MP3 folds, BB 3-bets, Our Lier caps, BB calls.
BB bets, Our Lier calls.
BB turns over:
Trip 10′s – good enough to win a pot worth over 20 BB. “Our Lier” sheepishly mucks with the following chat:
Our Lier: nh
Our Lier: trip 5s
BB: no ****
Our Lier: yep
I can think of at least reasons why claiming trip 5′s in this spot is a bad idea if you expect the on-line table to believe you. First, trip 5′s would actually have won this hand with a full house and second Poker Stars allows any player who played in the hand to check the hand history for cards mucked at showdown. Our lier’s true holding? 4s 5h.
Ok, I can’t resist:
Playing 45o in a 1/2 limit hold’em game from early position against a raise. $2.
Jamming the pot on the flop and turn with a sub-par hand. $16.
Claiming a hand that you couldn’t possibly have had after you muck. Priceless.
Ugh, terrible I know, but all tongue in cheek and hopefully good for a laugh, unless of course I’m just easily amused?
By the way, I converted this hand using the great hand history converter over at http://www.flopturnriver.com. Check it out if you need some, umm, hands converted!