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Strategy with Kristy: Andrew Robl hands

October 27, 2011 1 comments

Tags: Kristy arnett, Online poker, Andrew robl, Poker after dark, High stakes poker, Poker strategy, Podcast.

In my latest Strategy with Kristy podcast, I talk to Andrew Robl about televised cash-game hands he's played. Here they are:

Hand #1
Patrik Antonius has {9-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} and raises to $1,500. Robl has {a-Spades}{q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{j-Spades} and three-bet pots to $11,500 from the blinds. Antonius calls, making the pot $24,000. The flop comes {a-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{7-Spades} Robl bet $16,000. Antonius raises pot. Robl raises all in. They run it four times. Odds: Antonius 73% vs Robl 23%. Robl wins four times.

Hand #2
Daniel Negreanu raises to $3,000 with {4-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}. Lex Veldhuis reraises to $11,000 with {8-Hearts}{6-Hearts}. Robl has {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} in the small blind. Robl calls, and Negreanu calls, making the pot $34,400. The flop comes {q-Clubs}{7-Spades}{3-Clubs}. Robl and Negreanu check to Lex who bets $23,800. Robl calls. Negreanu folds. The pot is $82,000. The turn is the {j-Spades}. Both players check. The river is {a-Diamonds}. Robl checks, and Lex bets $54,000 with $85k behind. Robl calls and wins a pot of $190,000.

Hand #3
Lex Veldhuis straddles to $1,600. Ivey raises to $7,000 in the cutoff. Robl has {a-Spades}{q-Hearts} on the button and calls. Antonius has {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs} in the small blind and reraises to $30,400. Ivey folds, Robl tank ships for $113,900. Pot $299,600. Antonius calls.

Hand #4
Tom Dwan opens UTG to $800 with pocket threes ($20K stacks). Robl calls on the button with {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}. Pot $2,050. The flop is {k-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}. Dwan checks. Robl bets $1,200. Dwan raises to $3,850. Robl calls. Pot $9,750. Turn {8-Clubs}. Dwan bets $4,600. Robl calls. River {j-Spades}.Dwan goes all in for $10,075.

(go to 4:30 in this video)

I also talked to Andrew awhile ago about a hand he played on the Big Game which you can find here. I hope you guys like the podcast!


Pictures of Cannes: Instagram edition

October 21, 2011 2 comments

Tags: Kristy arnett, Wsope, Wsop, Cannes, France.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, than a picture blog is better than anything I could ever write Big Grin ...

For all of the following pictures, I used an iPhone app called Instagram. It has awesome filters and has a social media side to it also. If you have the app and want to "follow" me (which means my pics will show up in your photo stream), my username is Snaptress. Ok, here we go...

This is the view from the window of my plane. We're descending into Nice which sits on the coast of the mediteranean. We just happened to be landing at sunrise (run better, right?).

Hotel Majestic Barriere was where the WSOPE took place. The WSOP was nice enough to set up the PokerNews media team there as well. What everyone kept telling me was that this hotel is where all the celebs stay when the Cannes Film Festival in town, meaning that it's entirely possible I slept in the same bed as Brat Pitt or George Clooney... awwwwwriiiiiiiight.

Once I settled into my hotel room and unpacked my gigantic suitcase, I walked over to the window to get some fresh air. I pulled back the curtains and opened the floor-to-ceiling windowed double doors to the balcony. Holy balls... (excuse my language) but the view was breathtaking.

I'm training for a marathon, which I'm sure I'll write an entirely separate blog about at some point, so I went for a long run down the famous boardwalk called La Croissette. That's where I snapped the following two pictures...

Like I said in my blog before this one, my birthday actually fell on one of the first days I was in Cannes. I don't usually like a big deal to be made about my birthday... PSYCH! I'm a girl, of course I like celebrating my birthday!!!

But actually, this year, I wasn't expecting to really do anything on my actual birthday. I got to celebrate a few days before I left Vegas with a few friends. We went out for Sushi and hung out afterwards at my place. I also got a special celebration with just Andrew, and he took me to my first Cirque du Soleil show, KA. I loved it and had an amazing time. So, when my actual birthday came around, I wasn't too worried about it. Donnie Peters, blogger/manager extraordinaire, has become one of my best friends over the year and a half I've worked at PokerNews. He said to me, "Listen, it's your birthday. I'll rage if you wanna rage..."

Hmmm... yes??? So, we met up with Matt Stout who busted a tournament and wanted a few partners in drinking crime. Then, when we told him it was my birthday, it was on! We ended up meeting up with a few Aussies, madness ensued, we found our way to a bar that was as big and tall as a school bus, and I jumped in a fountain. We got back at around 6:30 a.m. (the WSOPE event didn't start until 5 p.m. so no biggie) No pics from this night... hahaha but I ended up, somehow, waking up for basketball at 11 a.m.! It was Vanessa Selbst, Ryan D'Angelo, Mclean Karr, and even Tony G (who is a baller at ballin btw).

After sweating out some of the alcohol, I felt so much better and work was a piece of cake. When I got back to my room, I found champagne and a birthday card from "The WSOP Staff." Inside the card was a gift certificate for a 60-minute massage at the spa inside the hotel. It was so incredibly thoughtful! Thank youuuuuu.

I needed help... (full story to come on my personal blog)

WSOPE Party After Party--- champagne bottles so huge, the server had to pour them over her shoulder!!

YESSSSSSS! What a great time Cannes was. Now it's time for EPT San Remo!!!


Birthday and Cannes

October 06, 2011 4 comments

Tags: Kristy arnett, Strategy with kristy.

Hey guys!

I've been slacking pretty on my blog, mostly because I haven't had anything poker related to talk about. I actually just moved, and as everyone knows… MOVING SUCKS. However, having moved to Veer Towers in City Center, I should be able to play tons more. The Aria and Bellagio poker rooms are just a few minutes walk away.

I did play a pretty long $2-$5 session during which I came across a few interesting spots. The first spot came pretty early in my session. I raised the cutoff to $20 with King-Jack offsuit. The small and big blind called. The flop came King-five-three, two clubs (the king being one of them). It checked to me and I c-bet $30. The small blind check raised me to $70.

This guy was an like, a 30-year-old asian guy who had my $900 stack covered. What's his range for check raising me? I don't think he'd check-raise me with AK, KQ, KJ, K10. It's tough to have two pair considering he was the first to call my raise, and he was out of position. He couldn't have a king and a flush draw, so I thought he had flush draw (with maybe a gutter) or a set. Since it's obviously way easier to have a draw, than a set, I didn't think folding was a good play, so I called. The turn was an offsuit ace, and he checked.

What do you think I should do on the turn? I should bet for value against draws, right? I bet $120 and he called. The river was a six, and he led for $120. What do you do in this spot? Does he bet that small for value? There are possible straights, which he could conceivably have if he had like 7-4 or 2-4 of clubs, but I don't think he called pre. What do you guys think?

Anyway, I'm pretty excited for this weekend. I'm going to celebrate my 26th birthday a couple of days early because I'm leaving Sunday to go to Cannes to cover the WSOPE. I'm going to my favorite Sushi place and then getting some friends together the play the greatest drinking game ever invented! It's a fusion of beer pong, flip cup, and knock out. Sounds amazing, right? My actual birthday is the 11th though, so I'll be expecting to make my PN friends have a drink with me after work.

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