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Safer way to play 77 88 99 1010 in MTT
Don't listen to 247. That's not solid advice. Post some HHs, but there way too many factors to provide an accurate answer. Positions, relative stacks, images, table dynamics, stakes, and other stuff all impact the "right" decision to make in spots like these.
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tyson219
Mar 24th, 2015
villain calls my c-bet, then leads turn, how do you proceed?
I think your line is fine. I think there's not many 3x hands in villains range, J8 is counterfeited, JJ would reraise pre. So it's 88 or a hand you beat. I think you're generally good there. That said, I'd probably flat the the turn bet rather than commit myself. By raising, you lose some of the semibluffs that are in villains range that may continue bluffing on the river. That said, I don't dislike your line and it's not bad, I'd just play it slightly different
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tyson219
Mar 24th, 2015
Deep, on FT bubble of $2.5 Re-buy, first place is $1,100.
I think this is fine if there's 20-30 people left. Against a weak field on the FT bubble, where you're probably top 3 in chips, I think it's an ICM mistake to 4b/6b 88-TT. It's definitely profitable from a cEV perspective vs a player like this. But, I personally flat the 3b in a spot like that and play a medium pot postflop than a massive pot preflop. There are so many mistakes other people will make at the FT that you can exploit, I don't see the need to take a spot like this, which could be very marginal.
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tyson219
Mar 24th, 2015
A vulnerable two-pair
Agree with the ginger, great post.
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tyson219
Mar 23rd, 2015
Advice please
Agree with AFink. Not sure what you mean about aggressive with raises but not with calls, but probably the type of villain where you can r/c if you've been fairly active and can induce a fairly wide reshove range from the button. Only thing to note is that your range should be somewhat narrower than normal given you're committed to call off the SB. If BTN recognizes that, he shouldn't reshove as wide and it's probably fine to r/f. But as AFink said, it all depends on the villain, your image, table dynamics etc
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tyson219
Mar 23rd, 2015
ICM decision - all or nothing
There's no argument for folding. The specific question you have isn't actually a question you should be asking. The decision in this hand is between a r/c or an open shove preflop. If you think the two stacks that have you covered are likely to put a lot of pressure on you by reshoving wide, you should be thinking about that before you open. And, therefore, should be debating between an open shove or a raise/snap call. So the real question is which of those two lines is more profitable. Given the ICM considerations, I'm not actually sure without doing the supporting math. If villain is ...
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tyson219
Mar 23rd, 2015
Advice on Live Cash Hand - Did I play this correctly?
I'm fine with the preflop play, especially since you have position on one of the callers. In a live game, a lot of people will flat there with AK and JJ/TT, so you won't be in great shape if you reraise and get called. The flop is a little more difficult since you don't know the players. Your goal is to get as much money in the pot as possible when you flop the nuts. If people will call off with flush draws and two pair, it's fine to just shove it. I'd probably take the same line as you and bet the flop with the intent of shoving every turn. Only issue is that you're not quite deep enough. ...
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tyson219
Mar 21st, 2015
Is this my mistake in satellites?
Flat and fold if villain reshoves pre. You and villain both want to knock 1 player out, so if you miss and he bets, it's an easy fold.
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tyson219
Mar 20th, 2015
What is the right play?
I definitely would not fold. I'm guessing this is probably a micro stakes tournament. In those, people overvalue 1 pair hands, making stupid bluffs and overplay draws. I would never fold here. Given pot size and stacks, shoving is your best option. You could also flat the c/r and call off on turn or shove if check to, but I'd rather just get it in on the flop.
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tyson219
Mar 19th, 2015
Would anyone shove here
No, don't like a shove. You'll get called by all his Ax hands, which is fine. But you end up forcing some other hands that you could get value from to fold. For example, he might fold JJ-KK and hands like KQ, KJ, QJ, etc. This will rarely max the value you get from your hand.
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tyson219
Mar 19th, 2015
JJ against allin,34 bbs effective, is this a fold?
If you think that's his range, you should absolutely be calling. First, JJ vs AK is a 55/45 spot in your favor. Given that there's dead money in the middle, it's a super easy call. Second, once you add in lower pocket pairs to villains range, you have a huge equity advantage and folding would be a very bad idea. I definitely would not be folding here.
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tyson219
Mar 19th, 2015
3 Days .. 3 Final tables
Congrats! glgl
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tyson219
Mar 18th, 2015
Banned from Carbon poker for life for sending an email FML
Never provide un-needed context in any setting, especially one like this. All you should say in that spot is that you want a ban from table games, and not any of the other detail. If they ask, you can always provide a reason. Good luck getting this resolved. Hope you get your money and can get back on the site. On a separate note, congrats on being smart and proactive about the situation. A lot of people aren't proactive about recognizing and admitting they have a problem (to themselves or others). You made the right decision and it shows great maturity re: handling those situations and ...
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tyson219
Mar 18th, 2015
Late stages of $2.50 Velociraptor tournament on Full Tilt.
I'd flat pre. The 3b looks way too strong with 5 reshove stacks left to act behind. In addition, a flat sets up a squeeze from those stacks and is great for you. If they all fold, you can play IP, which is a fine spot to be in vs a UTG open. As played, I don't understand. You bet 15k and he raised less than the min. Is something wrong with the HH' Assuming it's a min raise...As I said in a similar thread, I don't believe the cib on paired boards, so I'd flat in position and re-eval turn. A lot of bad players do this with no plan, get to the turn, panic and shut down. If they do it with ...
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tyson219
Mar 18th, 2015
Hands Advice
Shoving pre will be profitable. I actually don't make taking a flop here though. However, on the flop, I"d either check/jam given that you have an open ended straight draw and 2 overs or c/r small and call off (or shove turn if flatted). This is a great flop for your hand and, especially since you're oop, it's best to play the hand fast and maximize the equity of your hand as well as the fold equity you have. Your turn line is very transparent. You'd rarely play Jx this way. As a result, it's pretty clear to villain that you have a draw/semi-bluff. Very easy call for villain with Jx, Tx, ...
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tyson219
Mar 18th, 2015
Advice Needed
See a lot of flops. Never cbet without a strong hand. Shove all in everytime I had a value hand.
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tyson219
Mar 17th, 2015
Aces on a QT6 rainbow flop.
+1 I'd play the hand the same way. Your preflop raise could even be a bit larger given that it's microstakes and already 3 players are in the pot. People overplay draws and top pair hands in micro stakes, folding AA there would be terrible.
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tyson219
Mar 17th, 2015
Lost on this one.
It's a really weird spot for villain to bluff. I don't believe people that raise a paired board. I would generally flat here and re-eval on the turn. There's a lot of "bad" cards, but there's also a lot of bad play in a tournament like this in which villain will raise in a spot he shouldn't and then get scared once called and immediately shut down. As a result, I just can't fold getting something like 4:1 to peel Haven't thought much about it, but how would a b/c flop and donk turn line be perceived' looks more like you're drawing than anything, so not a good idea.
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tyson219
Mar 17th, 2015
Lost on this one.
I think villain was on the button
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tyson219
Mar 17th, 2015
Hero call on the river- interested to hear any thoughts
I'd fold river. Given stacks and villain's level of aggressiveness, I'd expect Ax to reshove preflop. I'd expect hands with no showdown value but decent equity to c/j flop (QT, Q9, T9). That takes most flops out of villains range, which means he probably has Jx (QJ, JT, J9s, J8s maybe J7s) or a weak Kxs hand. The river shove looks like a value bet, so I'd fold here. Regarding some comments above, keep your 2x raise sizing for all the obvious reasons. Also, don't bet more on the flop. If anything, bet less since villain is going to have air and c/f to pretty much any cbet or either caught a ...
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tyson219
Mar 17th, 2015
How can I avoid this bad bleeding of chips after gaining a big stack early??
1) Stop looking at the lobby/statistics on average stacks and your rank. It's not going to make you play any better, and dropping actually feels like a "loss" (even if you don't lose any hands and other stacks increase). This can create a fake loss in your mind and introduce psychological reactions that actually hinder your game. 2) The goal in any poker tournament is to accumulate chips. Basically: Never. Stop. Accumulating. Chips. What are the implications of that' Well...you should attempt to maximize the value of each hand. Sometimes, the best way to do that, is actually to fold a lot. ...
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tyson219
Mar 17th, 2015
Small Pocket pairs on the buttton 20bb deep!!!
This depends on the type of players in the blinds. If the SB is reshoving a "correct" range, it's actually going to be bad to r/f. In a normal situation, I'd shove 22-55. I'd r/c with all other pairs. If the SB really tight, I'd r/f 22-66 to SB and r/c all pairs vs the BB. And yes, almost always going to r/c the big blind. It would take a very, very tight player me to r/f the button to a 12bb shove from the blinds.
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tyson219
Mar 17th, 2015
(LIVE) AdAh on a 854 Rainbow flop
Just a bad beat. You played it fine. Reload and just realize that there's a lot of bad beats in poker...
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tyson219
Mar 17th, 2015
live game. 2-100 spread limit
I'd probably shove if the third caller had folded. But given the third raise, it's a spot where you have ~33% of a boat/quads with no shared cards, and
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tyson219
Mar 17th, 2015
Congrats to RunGoodGID
About time...
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tyson219
Mar 17th, 2015
Should i moved in on the flop?
5.6 pfr' didn't think that low was possible. what do you play' 99+, AQ+'
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tyson219
Mar 7th, 2015
How long does it take to learn to stop bluffing with nothing
Your problem sounds like you keep betting on every street instead of having a plan on the flop about what range your opponent has and what you're going to do on various board runouts. Betting every street is fine sometimes, but only when your flop plan is to bet X turns, and X actually comes on the turn. If you're betting the turn without first thinking in advance on the flop or you're betting the turn when Y comes instead of X, you're going to make a lot of mistakes.
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tyson219
Mar 6th, 2015
Should i moved in on the flop?
Raise preflop every time in that spot. Flatting multi way when short stacked is going to make your play so predictable that it can't be good As played, the only option is to shove flop. You have an overpair in mico stakes cash games and there are very, very few hands that beat you. This is a snap no think insta-get-it-in type spot.
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tyson219
Mar 6th, 2015
two pair vs flush (shame on me)
Easy call on the turn. Absolutely no point in raising since you're only getting called by hands that beat you, no better hands fold, and there are enough hands that beat you that you're going to get called frequently enough making a raise unprofitable.
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tyson219
Mar 6th, 2015
A3s in BB
The answer is whichever is more profitable. It really depends on a lot of factors. How often does the button open' Flat 3bs' 4b light' What is villains flop cbet' Turn cbet' How good are you postflop vs villain' Are you willing to bluff catch rivers with A high' What's your image and what can you get away with postflop credibly'
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tyson219
Feb 24th, 2015