Sunday, June 10, 2012

A Pinch of Zeebo and a Dash of Bugzo

Zeebo's Theorem is considered one of the most reliable theorems in poker. In a nutshell, it states:

Zeebo: No one can ever fold a full house.

My own corollary to Zeebo Theorem is Bugzo, which states:

Bugzo: Hitting your full house makes you blind to reading your opponent's hand.

Here's an example of Zeebo/Bugzo from yesterday's short session I played:

Merge, $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
CO: $149.80 (149.8 bb)
BTN: $191.61 (191.6 bb)
SB: $102 (102 bb)
BB: $200.75 (200.8 bb)
Hero (UTG): $159.73 (159.7 bb)
MP: $101.50 (101.5 bb)

Preflop: Hero is UTG with 5♠5
Hero raises to $2.87, 4 folds, BB calls $1.87

Flop: ($6.24) J♣5♣6♣
(2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $4.68, BB calls $4.68

Turn: ($15.60) J
(2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $11.70, BB calls $11.70

River: ($39) A
(2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $29.25, BB raises to $87.75, Hero raises to $140.48, BB calls $52.73

Results: $319.96 pot ($3.00 rake)
Final Board: J♣5♣6♣JA

BB showed J♠A♠ and won $316.96 ($157.23 net)
Hero showed 5♠5♥ and lost (-$159.73 net)

I was destined to lose money in this cooler-hand, but I think I could have at least saved the $52.73 on the end by just calling behind. Meh. My original read was the guy was slow playing a flopped flush. Zeebo kept me from folding. Bugzo kept me blind to any other possibilities. Sigh.

All-in for now...
-Bug

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