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Lost 11k 2nd day of the year!

January 5, 2011 4 comments

What goes up must come down?

I guess for me this was true. I reviewed my play later and there really didn’t seem to be any huge mistakes. I definitely didn’t tilt, but just kept getting coolered or setups or other things where the timing was against me.

It’s really been a hectic start of the year for me, where huge swings seem to be the norm. Yesterday I played a guy deep at 2/4, where we had some pretty huge hands.

Heres a graph of this month so far with a couple of big hands from the match yesterday. Its all 2/4-3/6 euro and dollars.

No-Limit Hold’em, $4.00 BB (2 handed) – Hold’em Manager Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

BB ($1033.25)
Hero (SB) ($3486.35)

Preflop: Hero is SB with Q, K
Hero bets $10, BB raises $32, Hero raises $96, BB calls $72

Flop: ($216) Q, 2, 7 (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $96, BB calls $96

Turn: ($408) 9 (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $298, BB calls $298

River: ($1004) 8 (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $555, BB calls $531.25 (All-In)

Total pot: $2066.50

Results:
Hero had Q, K (one pair, Queens).
BB had K, 9 (one pair, nines).
Outcome: Hero won $2089.50

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No-Limit Hold’em, $4.00 BB (2 handed) – Hold’em Manager Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

BB ($1625.85)
Hero (SB) ($4179.59)

Preflop: Hero is SB with A, A
Hero bets $10, BB raises $48, Hero raises $155, BB calls $115

Flop: ($334) 6, 8, 3 (2 players)
BB checks, Hero checks

Turn: ($334) Q (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $165, BB calls $165

River: ($664) 7 (2 players)
BB bets $332, Hero calls $332

Total pot: $1328

Results:
Hero had A, A (one pair, Aces).
BB had 6, 7 (two pair, sevens and sixes).
Outcome: BB won $1327.25
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No-Limit Hold’em, $4.00 BB (2 handed) – Hold’em Manager Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

BB ($1902.92)
Hero (SB) ($1334.38)

Preflop: Hero is SB with K, K
Hero bets $10, BB raises $32, Hero raises $104, BB raises $344, Hero raises $1218.38 (All-In), BB calls $954.38

Flop: ($2668.76) Q, 8, 9 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Turn: ($2668.76) 4 (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: ($2668.76) 9 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $2668.76

Results:
Hero had K, K (two pair, Kings and nines).
BB had A, A (two pair, Aces and nines).
Outcome: BB won $2668.01
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No-Limit Hold’em, $4.00 BB (2 handed) – Hold’em Manager Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

SB ($2981.35)
Hero (BB) ($2810.59)

Preflop: Hero is BB with A, Q
SB bets $10, Hero raises $40, SB raises $98, Hero raises $286, SB calls $220

Flop: ($660) J, A, 5 (2 players)
Hero checks, SB checks

Turn: ($660) 8 (2 players)
Hero bets $316, SB calls $316

River: ($1292) 6 (2 players)
Hero bets $788, SB calls $788

Total pot: $2868

Results:
SB had 8, 6 (two pair, eights and sixes).
Hero had A, Q (one pair, Aces).
Outcome: SB won $2867.25

Living with poker players in Thailand

December 12, 2010 6 comments

It’s been three weeks down here in Thailand. We’ve been having a great time going out partying, eating cheap thai curries, playing and talking about poker. It’s been me, my girlfriend Stefania, Sunny, Magnus and two well known danish poker pros, Danny Neess and Martin El-Kher.

Sunny plays midstakes PLO mostly. Magnus is a tournament pro. Danny and Martin play high stakes no limit(buyin 2000 to 10000$) and yours truly is trying to grind it out at small stakes these days, as you prolly know if you’ve been following my blog before. Oh how the mighty have fallen :)

Since pokerplayers are such lazy people, we weren’t always good at getting out and enjoying the sun. The weather wasn’t always that great at it either. Last week it nearly rained on and off the whole time.

But we did manage to get out and see some sites. Here we are going on a trip to some waterfalls on ATVs.



After

But it was not just the sites that were fun and interesting.

Living with poker players is surely also an interesting experience. When you put people in the same house who are competitive of nature, fun stuff starts to happen.

You’ve Sunny. The multi talented Indian guy. The guys a winner at Pot limit Omaha. Used to play NL for a living, yet has never used any poker forums or poker tracking software or seen an instructional video in his life! I’ve never seen so much raw talent in a guy, but of course, he’s Indian. What else should I expect. He always seems to find a way to beat my ass in FIFA too.

Anyway I got him started using holdemmanager, the absolutely best poker tracking software out there. Hopefully if he starts seeing some poker videos, hes gonna be crushing midstakes PLO on Party poker soon =)

Then you’ve got Danny. He’s the ultimate alphamale. Never backs down, never admits he’s wrong. If you threaten his manhood, he will come after you. Which is why he’s often doing propbets and challenges with El-Kher. Both of them are doing flips and fifa matches for lots and lots of dollars. The last FIFA 11 match they played was for 4000$. Despite Danny’s huge ego, he’s a good friend who’s helped me financially the last few months

Danny’s a Heads Up Specialist. Playing high stakes NL against some of the best in the world. He even took the infamous Isildur1 for a good amount at 5kNL heads up. I’m pretty sure that Danny is the best Heads Up player at our house, but there’s someone who disagrees.

Martin El-Kher – God’s gift to poker and women. Made a million dollars in 2008. Plays 5knl but whining way too much for my taste these days. Anyway, as when there’s several poker players living together, we ended up doing a grudge match for 10 stacks at 100nl. I first started dominating him as well as running good and was up 700$. However El-Kher kinda adjusted a little bit for the next few sessions and came all the way back to -150$. He was outplaying me in lots of preflop spots. However after doing some EV calculations, I feel now that I easily have an edge vs him HU again. You see, the difference between him and my thinking in HU, is that he puts a lot of emphasis on dynamics and what not. He doesn’t use tracking software, which I feel is a big leak. Stats make it easy for me to change my strategy against any type of opponent, whereas I feel that El-Kher is playing the same way against a lot of opponents.

Regardless, at the end of the day. El-Kher seems to be my bromance guy – If you’ve ever seen Scrubs, you know what I mean. We connect really well and always have a great time together. We also had an afternoon of alone time during the trip, where we bonded well.

Then we have Magnus. The tournament pro in the house. He’s final tabled EPT Copenhagen a couple of years ago and went real deep the year after. He’s primarily a tournament pro and the youngest guy in the house. He’s very modest with a dry sense of humor. He’s also the best FIFA player in the house. We had a 1vs1 FIFA tournament the other day. Everyone took Chelsea which is the best team in the game and he took Spain and still won easily. These days I only get a win against him one out of 6 times. Very aggravating =)

I’ve been drinking while writing this post, so I’m gonna be lazy and not proofread it. Talk to you soon!

Here’s a few more pics of us.



Long live the donks! 800bb pot Ship it!

May 12, 2010 Leave a comment

Just playing a session and its very swingy.

Just wanted to post a hand I just played on Ongame. Thank god for donks in poker still being around. Btw villain is a HUGE drooler. That’s all we need to know :)

No-Limit Hold’em, $4.00 BB (2 handed) – Hold’em Manager Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

Hero (BB) ($1685)

SB ($1688)

Preflop: Hero is BB with A, A

SB bets $10, Hero raises $54, SB calls $46

Flop: ($116) 6, 8, J (2 players)

Hero bets $98, SB calls $98

Turn: ($312) 8 (2 players)

Hero checks, SB bets $156, Hero raises $688, SB raises $1376 (All-In), Hero calls $841.60 (All-In)

River: ($3371.20) 2 (2 players, 2 all-in)

Total pot: $3371.20

Results:

SB had 10, J (two pair, Jacks and eights).

Hero had A, A (two pair, Aces and eights).

Outcome: Hero won $3370

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Mixed bag of FIFA 10, Poker, Clash of the Titans.

April 27, 2010 Leave a comment

This past weekend I haven’t had time to play that much poker. My mother came back from Pakistan this past Saturday so me and Maya spent the two days before her arrival cleaning up her place. My mom never throws anything away! She still had stuff like my old clothes, my old computer stuff, my old Amiga 500! And a shitload of old newspapers.

We threw out so much stuff, that some of the neighbours thought she was moving out! Anyhow we finally got the place cleaned up real nice so she had a nice surprise when she came home. Maya’s friend Monica also arrived this saturday from Romania. Coincidently she arrived 10 min after my mom arrived.

I’ve started playing more and more FIFA 10 with Danny. He’s better than me but I do win the occasional match and it’s not an easy win for him. We trashtalk each other heaps, so winning is so much more sweeter and losing is so much worse. All in all its great fun and I hope that I’ll take some time out to get better at it. I really want to beat his ass so I can shut him up! I think FIFA 10 is very close to the perfect football game even tho Pro Evolution Soccer 10 is also a lot of fun. I think in FIFA you can do many more tricks. I’ve played both games and to me PES seems more “arcady” while FIFA seems more realistic and sophisticated. Heres a video made by one of the best fifa players in the world. True awesomeness!

I haven’t played that much poker over the weekend altho sunday I played 4k hands against a guy at 2/4 NL Heads Up. He was playing extremely aggressively but also pretty predictable in some ways. I was up 5k against him at one point but ended up losing a bunch back to him due to variance and letting him run over me. End result vs him was +700$. He wants to play me again tho so we are going to play again in the coming days. Hopefully I can make a solid profit vs him.

Last night me and Maya went in and saw Clash of the Titans 3D. The movie seemed a little cheesy, altho I slept thru some parts of it. The effects however were pretty awesome and better than Avatar imo. I have no idea how well CotT was recieved by the critics, altho some of my friends didn’t like it. I prolly enjoyed it more than them because I’ve read greek mythology and could recognize all the names and what not. The 3D effect definitely made the movie better. A danish actor, Mads Mikkelsen, was in it as well. He also is known from his role as Le Chifre from the James Bond movie Casino Royale. His danish accent was very clear in CotT. I have no idea why this actor keeps getting all these big roles, when he isn’t even able to manipulate his accent when speaking english! The guy just doesn’t do well in english movies. He’s a fine danish actor but really, I have no idea how he lands these roles in big budget hollywood movies.

I’ve played 45k hands so far in April. I dont usually play this many hands in one month. I’m really happy about that tho. Even tho I’m happy about the amount of hands that I’ve played, I’ve lost way too much to individual players cutting my winrate down a lot. I guess I should just feel lucky that I’m running good in coinflips/allin EV. I’m going to try and focus more on poker this last week of April and see if I can squeeze out some more profit before the month ends.

Oh yea also my birthday is coming up tomorrow. I’m not sure what we’re going to do. We haven’t made any plans. Maybe go out and have a nice dinner somewhere, who knows. My brother Solly got me some tickets to see the New York Dolls who are playing in town tonight, so going to go see that.

Heres a graph of my month so far.

How to lose a 900bb pot.

April 21, 2010 3 comments

The title of this blog entry was going to be “Winning, Winning, Winning!” because before last night happened everything seemed to be going my way.

I was playing well. I was massively over my allin EV. Everything was going my way. In fact I was so hot that a guy I was playing against, lost connection with his set when I had two pair. So things were going really well, I had climbed over my peak for the month yet again and I figured it was a good time to make a post. So I started yesterday then had some things I had to take care of and couldn’t really finish it.

During the evening I sat down to play a little. Maya had gone out to visit some friends. This guy sits down for 50bb and I stack him after a while. He then reloads for 100bb and we keep playing. Unfortunately for me, as the match went on he won more and more. At one point I made a comeback but then he kept coolering me and I made a few bad calls vs him resulting in me getting even more stuck.

Then the hand happened, which resulted in me quitting him. After I quit him, I didn’t really feel tilted or that frustrated. I felt that I definitely didn’t turn the aggression up enough against him, resulting in him winning a lot of nonSD pots against me and also made a few loose calls on the river. Even tho last night I thought he was a good player, today I’ve realized that he had some fishy tendencies like never really bluffing on the river. Anyhow here’s the final big hand we played just before I quit at 4am in the morning. I ended up stuck 7671$ to villain at 2/4€. YES FML!

No-Limit Hold’em, $4.00 BB (2 handed) – Hold’em Manager Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

SB ($2951.26)

BB ($1839)

Preflop: with Q, Q

SB bets $10, BB raises $40, SB calls $32

Flop: ($88) 5, 7, Q (2 players)

BB bets $48, SB raises $116, BB raises $278, SB calls $210

Turn: ($740) J (2 players)

BB bets $388, SB raises $1146, BB raises $1081 (All-In), SB calls $323

River: ($3678) A (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $3678

Results:

SB had 9, K (flush, Ace high).

BB had Q, Q (three of a kind, Queens).

Outcome: SB won $3677.25

So my April is going pretty shitty cuz of certain players totally owning me. I felt that I learned a lot from my session yesterday, and hopefully I can apply some of what I learned in the future.

Other than poker being the most swingy son of a bitch these days I haven’t done that much else during the past week. Tivoli (amusement park in copenhagen) opened the other day and me and Maya went there. She absolutely loves Tivoli. We tried lots of different rides. I owned Maya at bumper cars of course. A note: Don’t eat a hotdog just before going on one of those rides where you get thrown around and hang upside down from stuff. It will ruin your trip! I didn’t puke or anything but I didn’t feel so great either and it was still so effing cold that we decided to go home. I don’t know why but it took me an hour or two before my stomach felt normal again.

Saturday was the McDonalds reunion event. Melfin, a friend of mine back in the day worked with me as an assistant manager. He now has a gambling place where you can play video slots, bet on sports etc. There’s a cafe as well so he invited lots of old McD people. I went there with two friends, André and Niklas who are also both ex- McD people. We had had a few drinks before going. We were in a partying mood and I was really looking forward to catching up with some of the people that I had worked with.

I don’t know why, but NOONE showed up! Melfin had invited some of the regulars of the place to come as well. So here we were, 4 ex McD guys and 4-5 degen gamblers looking for a good time. We decided to put two tables together and start a poker game. After playing for an hour we headed into town to hit one of the clubs. Maya met up with us in town. She had been hanging out at some strip club visiting some friends.

I don’t know why, but every club we went to, was real strict at the door about ID. Usually there is never a problem, but Maya is under 24. We tried two clubs before finding a bar, where we hung out for an hour before they closed. At this point some people went home, while other stayed out. We came across the club where Maya and I met for the first time, but I really just wanted to go home. I was hungry and tired. Seems Maya was too. I’ve never seen a woman gobble up a pizza so fast!

I think that about sums up what I’ve been up to in the past week. Today me and Maya are prolly gonna go clean up my mom’s apartment. She’s visiting family in Pakistan and is due back on Saturday. It’ll be nice to see her again. It’s been three months and I know she misses the hell outta me.

I’ll try and update again soon hopefully with a blog entry titled “Winning, winning, winning!”

-Alex

How to lose 7200€ to the same opponent at 3/6€

March 25, 2010 2 comments

Had a horrible poker session last night. A guy sat down to 3-table me at 3/6€. Seemed like a competent player but clearly played in an unconventional way. I don’t want to get too much into how he played but basically he played quite nitty which is why I wish I coulda folded more big hands vs him. I’m not going to play him again tho, since he doesn’t give enough action compared to that other guy I played 14k hands against on the ipoker network. His style is nitty and doesn’t pay off often enough.

Luckily I had played poker earlier in the day with Niller and booked a 4,7k win. So this doesn’t sting as much as it could have I guess.

Here are some big hands from the session:

No-Limit Hold’em, $6.00 BB (2 handed) – Hold’em Manager Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

SB ($1310.02)

Hero (BB) ($627)

Preflop: Hero is BB with 6, 9

SB bets $15, Hero calls $12

Flop: ($36) 7, 4, 2 (2 players)

Hero bets $27, SB raises $87, Hero raises $216, SB raises $1205.02 (All-In), Hero calls $366 (All-In)

Turn: ($1254) 3 (2 players, 2 all-in)

River: ($1254) Q (2 players, 2 all-in)

Total pot: $1254

Results:

SB had 7, 3 (two pair, sevens and threes).

Hero had 6, 9 (high card, Queen).

Outcome: SB won $1936.27

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No-Limit Hold’em, $6.00 BB (2 handed) – Hold’em Manager Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

BB ($1901.02)

Hero (SB) ($728.25)

Preflop: Hero is SB with K, Q

Hero bets $15, BB raises $54, Hero calls $42

Flop: ($120) 4, 10, 7 (2 players)

BB bets $75, Hero calls $75

Turn: ($270) A (2 players)

BB bets $145, Hero raises $593.25 (All-In), BB calls $448.25

River: ($1456.50) 9 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $1456.50

Results:

Hero had K, Q (high card, Ace).

BB had A, 9 (two pair, Aces and nines).

Outcome: BB won $1455.75

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No-Limit Hold’em, $6.00 BB (2 handed) – Hold’em Manager Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

SB ($1031.75)
Hero (BB) ($1276.25)

Preflop: Hero is BB with 2, A
SB bets $15, Hero raises $54, SB calls $42

Flop: ($120) 4, 5, 10 (2 players)
Hero bets $66, SB calls $66

Turn: ($252) 5 (2 players)
Hero bets $189, SB calls $189

River: ($630) 3 (2 players)
Hero bets $459, SB calls $459

Total pot: $1548

Results:
SB didn’t show
Hero had 2, A (straight, five high).
Outcome: Hero won $1547.25

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No-Limit Hold’em, $6.00 BB (2 handed) – Hold’em Manager Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

SB ($2444.52)
Hero (BB) ($770.50)

Preflop: Hero is BB with 5, 7
SB bets $15, Hero calls $12

Flop: ($36) 10, 6, 3 (2 players)
Hero checks, SB bets $36, Hero raises $90, SB raises $202, Hero raises $662.50 (All-In), SB calls $514.50

Turn: ($1541) 3 (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: ($1541) K (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $1541

Results:
SB had J, J (two pair, Jacks and threes).
Hero had 5, 7 (one pair, threes).
Outcome: SB won $1540.25

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No-Limit Hold’em, $6.00 BB (2 handed) – Hold’em Manager Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

SB ($2210.75)

Hero (BB) ($650.25)

Preflop: Hero is BB with A, J

SB bets $15, Hero calls $12

Flop: ($36) 4, 7, 4 (2 players)

Hero checks, SB bets $36, Hero calls $36

Turn: ($108) J (2 players)

Hero bets $81, SB raises $201, Hero calls $120

River: ($510) 6 (2 players)

Hero checks, SB bets $1955.75 (All-In), Hero calls $395.25 (All-In)

Total pot: $1300.50

Results:

SB had Q, 4 (three of a kind, fours).

Hero had A, J (two pair, Jacks and fours).

Outcome: SB won $2860.25

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No-Limit Hold’em, $6.00 BB (2 handed) – Hold’em Manager Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

SB ($1016.50)

Hero (BB) ($1626.50)

Preflop: Hero is BB with 6, 5

SB bets $15, Hero raises $54, SB raises $132, Hero calls $90

Flop: ($300) 6, 3, Q (2 players)

Hero checks, SB checks

Turn: ($300) 6 (2 players)

Hero bets $177, SB calls $177

River: ($654) 7 (2 players)

Hero bets $1299.50 (All-In), SB calls $689.50 (All-In)

Total pot: $2033

Results:

SB had Q, J (two pair, Queens and sixes).

Hero had 6, 5 (three of a kind, sixes).

Outcome: Hero won $2642.25

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No-Limit Hold’em, $6.00 BB (2 handed) – Hold’em Manager Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

SB ($3869.52)

Hero (BB) ($924.25)

Preflop: Hero is BB with 5, 5

SB bets $15, Hero raises $54, SB calls $42

Flop: ($120) 6, Q, 4 (2 players)

Hero bets $72, SB raises $212, Hero calls $140

Turn: ($544) J (2 players)

Hero checks, SB bets $408, Hero raises $652.25 (All-In), SB calls $244.25

River: ($1848.50) A (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $1848.50

Results:

SB had K, 9 (high card, Ace).

Hero had 5, 5 (one pair, fives).

Outcome: Hero won $1847.75

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No-Limit Hold’em, $6.00 BB (2 handed) – Hold’em Manager Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

SB ($811.25)

Hero (BB) ($2467)

Preflop: Hero is BB with 5, 6

SB bets $15, Hero calls $12

Flop: ($36) 6, 6, 3 (2 players)

Hero checks, SB bets $36, Hero raises $114, SB calls $78

Turn: ($264) 7 (2 players)

Hero bets $174, SB raises $679.25 (All-In), Hero calls $505.25

River: ($1622.50) K (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $1622.50

Results:

SB had 6, A (three of a kind, sixes).

Hero had 5, 6 (three of a kind, sixes).

Outcome: SB won $1621.75

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No-Limit Hold’em, $6.00 BB (2 handed) – Hold’em Manager Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

BB ($2947.28)

Hero (SB) ($1225.62)

Preflop: Hero is SB with K, A

Hero bets $15, BB raises $66, Hero raises $168, BB calls $114

Flop: ($372) Q, A, 5 (2 players)

BB checks, Hero checks

Turn: ($372) 10 (2 players)

BB bets $241, Hero calls $241

River: ($854) 6 (2 players)

BB bets $2520.28 (All-In), Hero calls $798.62 (All-In)

Total pot: $2451.24

Results:

Hero had K, A (one pair, Aces).

BB had Q, Q (three of a kind, Queens).

Outcome: BB won $4172.15

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No-Limit Hold’em, $6.00 BB (2 handed) – Hold’em Manager Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

SB ($1954.75)

Hero (BB) ($1311.50)

Preflop: Hero is BB with Q, Q

SB bets $15, Hero raises $60, SB raises $138, Hero calls $90

Flop: ($312) 5, 4, 9 (2 players)

Hero checks, SB bets $191, Hero raises $1155.50 (All-In), SB calls $964.50

Turn: ($2623) 9 (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: ($2623) 10 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $2623

Results:

SB had A, K (one pair, nines).

Hero had Q, Q (two pair, Queens and nines).

Outcome: Hero won $2622.25

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No-Limit Hold’em, $6.00 BB (2 handed) – Hold’em Manager Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

SB ($4747.40)

Hero (BB) ($785.25)

Preflop: Hero is BB with Q, A

SB bets $15, Hero raises $54, SB calls $42

Flop: ($120) 10, 9, 2 (2 players)

Hero bets $66, SB raises $196, Hero raises $659.25 (All-In), SB calls $529.25

Turn: ($1570.50) 4 (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: ($1570.50) K (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $1570.50

Results:

SB had J, 8 (flush, King high).

Hero had Q, A (high card, Ace).

Outcome: SB won $1569.75