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flopped set turn line?
One other thing I wanted to add. I love this line on 9xx, Txx, Jxx, and maybe Qxx boards because villain still has a lot of floats that he'll bet when checked to on the turn. Axx is harder to float and gets stabbed at less since there's so little equity -- drawing to 2nd pair at best is harder to justify betting than drawing to at least 1-2 overs as well as overs that miss your range but you can rep on the river. Basically, it's a good line, but I do prefer bet-bet-bet on this board and using this type of line for similar board textures but when 9xxx-Qxxx
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tyson219
Sep 17th, 2014
daisyxoxo light iso? - is this a profitable iso?
over it
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tyson219
Sep 17th, 2014
flopped set turn line?
I'd bet more like 60% pot on the flop. You're always going to get called by flush draws. Ax always calls. If he has anything with a open ended straight draw or gutshot you'll get called. Most people are either always going to fold pairs on that board or will be sticky and see one more street, regardless of sizing. You should be able to build a bigger pot allowing you to get more value on later in the hand. I honestly prefer a turn bet here. There's nothing wrong with your line, but in the long-run I think we get more value from bet-bet-bet. If villain has a flush draw, he might check it back ...
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tyson219
Sep 17th, 2014
Weird Spot in Micro Tourney
I'd raise a bit more pre to iso the limper. I'd go 1250-1300. If he's going to call 500, he's probably going to call 700-800, so might as well get max value. Would also discourage more flats behind since implied odds would be worse for them. Anyway...pretty absurd line from the villain. There are no flush draws out there, QQ+ seem unlikely since I'd expect him reraise preflop. Stronger draws like QJ, J8 and 87 also seem unlikely since you have blockers for 2 of the 3 hands that would have flopped OESDs. I suppose he could have a hand like T9, 44...maybe he even flats T4s and 94s and is just ...
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tyson219
Sep 17th, 2014
It's a shame how poker sites treat us sometimes.
Unfortunately, some sites have crappy software and this is the result. The benefit of playing on the smaller sites if that the fields are smaller and often weaker than places like Stars. The downside is that the software isn't as smooth and mishaps are more likely to occur. It's just the tradeoff you have to make when choosing to play there. Anyway...on to the issue at hand. Most sites (and I believe iPoker included) refund players for cancelled tournaments and pay out the remaining price pool based on ICM or chip chops. When this happens, the sites almost always pay out the overlay that ...
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tyson219
Sep 17th, 2014
Help with my bankroll
Agree with bluedog about everything he said. My other advice is to read as many poker articles, books, etc that you can and also watch videos online. If you're just beginning, even some of the free stuff online will be helpful (just be careful not to watch garbage and pick up bad habits).
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tyson219
Sep 17th, 2014
MTT question
One quick note unrelated to the decision -- I'd recommend having a plan before opening 66 if there's a number of reshove stacks at the table. It's fine to r/f, but you should generally know who you're going to r/f to and who you're going to r/c before opening (and occasionally fold if you plan to r/f to everyone and you don't think it'll be successful as a pure steal). On to the hand... I snap call against pretty much everyone except super nitty players when I have a pair and they're reshoving 13bbs. As to the rationale, it's just a math decision at this point. It's 66.2 to win 102.8, so ...
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tyson219
Sep 17th, 2014
62o, Sb, 3-handed, midstages (1 v is AI) getting 3.5:1, 21% equity, case 4 calling?
If that's the case, is your BB defend range ATC in multiway pots' P.S. The answer better be no
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tyson219
Sep 16th, 2014
62o, Sb, 3-handed, midstages (1 v is AI) getting 3.5:1, 21% equity, case 4 calling?
I don't think so. I always fold this pre. I'd be more inclined to raise it up pre and attempt to freeroll the pot. But this hand isn't even strong enough for that. Curious if other people ever flat here...but I don't see much good coming from it.
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tyson219
Sep 16th, 2014
PokerStars Froze $600 from me (because I didn't submit verification documents)
No, I don't think so. They simply are enforcing their terms and conditions. Stars makes so much money from rake, they aren't going to risk their reputation by "scamming" people on small deposits. And the reason no other may have requested it is simple -- Stars is the best and have the most stringent rules and requirements so that everything on the financial side is as safe and secure as possible for everyone on the network.
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tyson219
Sep 16th, 2014
PokerStars Froze $600 from me (because I didn't submit verification documents)
Every poker site requests that type of information. PokerStars is safe and secure. Just send them the documents and everything will be set. Not sure why you'd deposit without looking into what type of verification they require.
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tyson219
Sep 16th, 2014
daisyxoxo light iso? - is this a profitable iso?
it's +life EV if you're OI, otherwise i don't imagine so
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tyson219
Sep 16th, 2014
Fun Hand
Too many outs, never going to hit. Open fold
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tyson219
Sep 16th, 2014
55, 3 handed, BU, opening, 13 bb, 6 max hyper turbo, shove or not shove.
ICMizer says Nash shove range is 21%, which is 22+, A2s+,A8o+,K8s+,KJo+,Q9s+,QJo+,J9s+,T9s
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tyson219
Sep 15th, 2014
confused.com
No. Scissors are much more dangerous, especially live
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tyson219
Sep 15th, 2014
Playing AK and QQ in the early levels on aggressive table.
This is pretty much spot on.
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tyson219
Sep 15th, 2014
Am I too married to top pair here?
I'll be honest with you, I find it very difficult to provide cash game advice with no reads -- especially for river decisions. This all depends on how your opponent plays and any reads you have. This is a spot where you should be paying attention to how thin he value bets, does he bluff rivers with missed draws/overs, how does he perceive you, etc. Do you have no reads whatsoever' In a complete vacuum with no reads and no information, I'd probably sigh fold river because I don't think too many people are barreling that turn and river with air -- they either picked up equity on the turn or ...
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tyson219
Sep 15th, 2014
ITM level of aggressiveness blind stealing.
Tournament poker is a game of small edges. We open wide on the button to attempt to steal the blinds because it only needs to work ~45% of the time post antes to be profitable (when minraising). As a result, you should be opening wide in that spot. However, the blinds are well aware that we're opening wide which allows them to profitably shove broadway, Ax, pairs, etc. A few pieces of advice: 1) You're going to r/f frequently in that spot. That's why you should be opening a very wide range of hands and hoping for a success rate of approximately 50% or better. 2) If you want to make ...
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tyson219
Sep 15th, 2014
I can’t win tournaments for some reason, anyone else have this huge problem?
If you want to improve only from forum posts, you're going to need to provide more information. Related to the tournament itself: How many people play' What are the stakes' What are starting stacks' What's the blind structure' How many big blinds do you have at the start' middle' end' Related to your playing: how do you play' do you limp frequently' are you aggressive' passive' how do other people play' where do you lose most of your chips' do you call down with bad hands and lose' do you bluff away your chips' do you get too short and not have any chips left' Right now, your post is way ...
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tyson219
Sep 15th, 2014
Is this play too nitty?
You're missing a lot of relevant info in your post (reads, villains position, FT/non-FT spot, # of players at the table etc). Agree with cage on the rest. With what you provided, there's no way I'm folding. You're getting a great price -- 21k to win 32.5k, so you only need ~40% equity. Even against a very tight range of TT+, AK you're still getting a good enough price to call. Once you factor in that his range should be wider and include lower pairs and worse Ax hands, you're absolutely crushing him in this spot and it's a snap call.
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tyson219
Sep 15th, 2014
MTT - 40 left - Do we take this B v B spot?
I think you're missing my point. The whole rock, paper, scissors approach is perfectly fine. It's a good and simple analogy for beginners to use to think about the game. Without a doubt relative stacks, position and ranges are important to consider in every hand we play. My point is simply that relative stacks often become irrelevant when facing preflop push/fold decisions -- if we're playing a villain that's playing close to a Nash push/fold game, we know he's playing based on effective stacks and we can easily define his range. At that point, all the important characteristics of what's ...
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tyson219
Sep 15th, 2014
Playing AK and QQ in the early levels on aggressive table.
Not reading any of the stuff above, so might be repeating here... Hand 1: you played it fine. I'd definitely be 3 bet calling there against someone opening a wide range. You're not crushing his 4b range, but you're still ahead and can 3b/c profitably. In addition, he's going to 4b/f occasionally and also flat a good number of your 3bs allowing you to get plenty of value post flop. Only note is that I'd probably go a little smaller to keep his flatting range as wide as possible. Hand 2: Villain likely has a really wide 3b range but a narrow 5b range. I generally prefer to flat pre. If you ...
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tyson219
Sep 15th, 2014
Mtt blinded out - help
Haha yea, nice catch. Thanks
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tyson219
Sep 14th, 2014
icm spot 10 rebuy ipoker
Agree with thevirus. It's a gross spot and I'd just sigh fold. You're probably marginally ahead of his range, but I'm sure he has plenty of equity with clubs, pairs, etc. It's got a good enough structure and you should have a good edge over the rest of the field, especially with the stack sizes the way they are. I'd sigh fold.
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tyson219
Sep 14th, 2014
MTT - 40 left - Do we take this B v B spot?
Those quotes aren't exactly on your side. Nothing in them says this is a fold. All they say is the obvious - don't limp/flat weak hands and plan on reshoving fairly wide with a 15-20bb stack. Neither say fold spots that are marginally +cEV Also, rock paper scissors doesn't apply to all in situations since position and chips are irrelevant. It's all about the cards and the ranges. edit: yeah...exactly what Eric wrote. I took forever to finish typing it up.
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tyson219
Sep 14th, 2014
jj in live 2-5 cash
Fold river. I don't see utg turning a missed straight draw into a bluff when clubs get there and there's plenty of boats on the board. I also don't see him betting 9x here and dont think he has other pairs you beat (77 or TT). So i'd range him on clubs or 8x, especially since he's betting small into 2 players when the river should often help SBs range. I'd definitely bet the flop, especially in a passive game. Seems like a great spot to play in position and let people passively chase draws and weaker hands.
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tyson219
Sep 12th, 2014
confused.com
Because poker isn't dead. There are fish, lots and lots of fish. And god love them because without them we'd all just be trading money.
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tyson219
Sep 12th, 2014
Correct fold?
Never folding there. Your hand looks realllllllly weak the way you played it. For starters, just c-bet that flop. You're super deep and villain probably has enough hands in his defend range that you'll get value by cbetting that flop. He's got plenty of 1 pair hands and draws that you'll end up missing value by checking back. Not really sure what the whole check min raise was about either...if you were trying to induce spew, you did it and now call. Basically, c-bet flop and if raised, just go into c/c mode and let villain bet away with worse hands. As played, your line look so weak ...
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tyson219
Sep 12th, 2014
Snap call... Right?!
I definitely snap here. You're not going to get many steal opportunities at an aggressive table with a small stack. If you fold here, you're hoping for a good reshove spot. The issue is that good reshove spots only occur when you get a reshove hand in LP (let's say 15%) and can shove into a villain that has a wide opening range. So you're lucky to get one per orbit...if that. If villain is shoving a fairly wide range, you have at least 51-52% equity, which makes this a very profitable call given the dead money. The benefit of calling here is that a double up provides you with a ~35bb stack ...
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tyson219
Sep 12th, 2014