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I just played a 2 and a half hour session across 4 tables which ended up totalling to 630 hands. I started off quite badly and was down almost $2 thanks to one absolutely horrible hand.

I ran into a few interesting hands in my session. So here are a few of them.

I think I made a weird raise pre-flop to only just over 2x. When he calls im going to be ahead most of the time. He's going to have a lot of pocket pairs in his range and AJ, A10 possibly. On the flop A,7,4 rainbow (1 club) i feel like I am ahead a lot of the time. I put out quite a small bet relitive to the pot. When he raises here he might sense weekness in my smallish raise  and want to take down the pot. I think he could be raising with AJ or A10. pocket 7s 4s A7 A4  are the only hand that I think he might have that im behind. I think calling here is fine. When he puts out a large turn bet I think this is the time to fold since he's never doing this with anything worse IMO (Maybe AJ or A10). The reason I made this shove was that I talked myself into thinking that I was ahead or he was bluffing or semi-bluffing with something like A6. This was a terrible play as im behind almost all of the time. When he showed AK I was quite surprised as I thoguht he'd 4-bet that pre-flop. He's gonna show up with a set or two-pair almost all of the time there. This got my session off to a bad start.

I think this is fairly standard although I feel I left a little value left on the table. Raising the flop would've been the best play IMO although he'd have probably folded. My river-raise was a little small I feel.

I think this hand was fairly standard pre-flop on my be-half. When it is checked to me I put out a c-bet just to try and take down the pot right there. I get one caller he's probably gonna have a queen KJ or a flsuh draw when he calls there. I think betting small on the turn would've been better than checking as ill be getting calls from the draws. His stack size was a little awkward so I just checked it back. Then, BOOM, sickest river possible.

Pretty standard pre-flop. On the flop I decided to check it as it's unlikely they hit the board since I have 2 of the 3 remaining kings. Also I had a read on both players. The guy on the button was betting 100% of flops and turns although he'd only played 2 hands post-flop, the other guy was a spewy caller. I didnt raise as I didnt want to scare off the spewy caller and I hoped the other guy would fire again. On the turn I checked it to the agressive guy who then effectively went all-in. The other guy then re-shipped it and it's an easy call as im only behind 56. There's no way to get  away from a set of 8s here but the guy with K10 made a terrible play.

This is why getting reads is so improtant. This guy was a total calling station and I managed to get decent value off this hand. I wasnt worried about the king too much in this hand but if he raised then I'd have to fold.

This hand was quite standard for me pre-flop. The flop was quite good for me so I put out a c-bet. I had two callers. I think they are gonna have a flush draw or a pocket pair Jacks down to 5s here a lot of the time. The 9 was a decent card for me so I fired again. I thought at the time that the ace was a pretty bad card (it probably was'nt in there ranges apart from the nut flush draw) and I don't feel that I'd get called by much worse since middling pocket pairs would proably fold to 3-barrels and an ace on the board, so I opted to check to the guy on the button for a cheap show-down. If the other guy didn't re-shove, id be in a tough spot to call off $1.30.

I think it was a pretty standard call pre-flop as the guy who raised was quite loose and my weak ace was suited. When he puts out a c-bet feel that im going to pick up the pot quite often here. When he calls h proably has somthing like KQ, AQ, Q10,K10, 10,9 or a flush draw. When an 8 drops I feel that I have a lot of fold equity when I fire the turn and if he calls then I can possibly get some decent value on the river if a heart falls. I think playing draws agressively is the right way to paly them although you don't want to get yourself commited with 20-35% equity.

I don't think i can get away from QQ 5-handed especially given his smallish stack.


I'd appreciate any feedback that you might have on any of the hands above, Thanks

My bankroll is now up to over $96 after that decent session




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