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/Jan/2013

Well Played Or Just Lucky?

By: AliBanjali @ 18:14 (EST) / 335 / Comment ( 2 )

Im currently on break in the Pokerschool Online freeroll, 1872 runners left out of 10,000.

This hand i won earlier but not sure if i played it correctly. The hand is below and I will explain my line of thinking underneath:

Sorry, this hand was deleted by its owner

Blinds were 50/100 and im sitting with 1850 in chips. I post the big blind and am dealt As 9d. The table has alot of players limping but they are raising with premium hands only. There are 3 limpers and the button min-raises to 200. He started the hand with 690 in chips. He also lost the last hand because he bluffed the river out of position with bottom pair, got raised and folded, whilst showing his hand. Due to his min-raise I felt that he didnt have a strong hand, the feeling was he had a ok hand and wanted to inflate the pot incase he hit big and then he could go all in as continuation bet and probably get paid. I also felt that if i just 3-bet here to isolate I may get called by the bigger stacks wanting to see the flop and then I would have to play A9 out out position which i wouldnt be confortable with. I decided to shove all in to isolate the button shortstack, the other limpers folded, which i had hoped, and the button thought about it for a while - im guessing he new he was behind and his plan had been ruined, but he called anyway, i flop an ace and win the hand. Although i didnt need to hit to win, he did.

Would anyone of played this hand differently like folding pre-flop and waiting for something better?

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