PokerStars Game #73150289226: Tournament #493398537, $2.28+$0.22 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XVII (2000/4000) - 2012/01/02 21:24:48 CCT [2012/01/02 8:24:48 ET]
Table '493398537 9' 9-max Seat #8 is the button
Seat 2: pipi486 (35794 in chips)
Seat 3: p4olkin88 (56456 in chips)
Seat 5: _Pawlaczek_ (15379 in chips)
Seat 6: tranmere444 (119557 in chips)
Seat 8: vickvzla (42814 in chips)
pipi486: posts the ante 400
p4olkin88: posts the ante 400
_Pawlaczek_: posts the ante 400
tranmere444: posts the ante 400
vickvzla: posts the ante 400
pipi486: posts small blind 2000
p4olkin88: posts big blind 4000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to pipi486 [4d 8c] (final table and u get a crappy hand)
_Pawlaczek_: folds
tranmere444: folds
vickvzla: folds
pipi486: calls 2000 (everyone fold and I call in small blind for the good pot odds)
p4olkin88: checks (TAG checks, he doesn't raise meaning he is likely a medicore hand too)
*** FLOP *** [8s 7c 2s] (good flop for my hand, all low cards and I have a top pair)

(Pot is about 10k, my stack is 30k. Two ways to play this, to bet out 1/2 pot which is about 5k and if he raise me I might wanna fold and keep my 25k stack. A low risk play)
(but against a tight and aggressive player I would like to employ a high risk- high reward play, the hammer)
pipi486: checks (I check the flop, feeling that villian will bet often enough for me to raise him. His range could be wide but my top pair should have at least 60% equity against his range. The down side is him checking too and getting a free turn card, in which any over card will be bad for me)
p4olkin88: bets 8000 (he bet 3/4 of the pot, which makes it seems like he wants to end it asap)
pipi486: raises 23394 to 31394 and is all-in (The Hammer Descends!!!)
p4olkin88: folds
Uncalled bet (23394) returned to pipi486 (I take down a very healthy pot)
pipi486 collected 26000 from pot
pipi486: doesn't show hand
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 26000 | Rake 0
Board [8s 7c 2s]
Seat 2: pipi486 (small blind) collected (26000)
Seat 3: p4olkin88 (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 5: _Pawlaczek_ folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: tranmere444 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: vickvzla (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)


THe hammer is a very powerful tool against aggressive players, use it wisely and it will bring u to the final heads up