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/Dec/2010

Pre-flop AK setup

By: blsprt @ 15:32 (EST) / 360 / Comment ( 0 )
You shold ALWAYS re-raise pre-flop when you have a decent hand. I've learned that bad way. :(

With my AKo hole cards tried to risk less and called big stack's raise and that cost me (-) Points.

When you dont re-raise pre-flop your opponent gets the feeling that you have a weak setup and he can get more risks when he is on a draw for Flush like this example. Eventually he gets what he wants ( an improved hand -flush K high-) after all-in.

I must say that my opponent didnt play best game, he took a risk greater than he could afford but he was lucky after all and knocked me out of the tournament.

But the good thing is i got my lecture for myself and maybe he didnt even realise his own bad play (because he won by a chance that he couldnt afford).

Anyways, KEEP FOCUSING YOUR GAME and never make that happen again to yourself.

HERE IS THE HAND LOG:


PokerStars Game #54353343922: Tournament #334136977, Freeroll Hold'em No Limit - Level XI (400/800) - 2010/12/16 18:49:15 EET [2010/12/16 11:49:15 ET]
Table '334136977 34' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
Seat 1: talnet (18505 in chips)
Seat 2: blsprt (10545 in chips)
Seat 3: FLcrackr (7245 in chips)
Seat 4: lasthippie12 (3715 in chips)
Seat 5: tanyastar123 (4120 in chips)
Seat 6: bokyaw (2840 in chips)
Seat 7: mshez2009 (20772 in chips)
Seat 8: mitsulin2010 (2675 in chips)
Seat 9: pfb8888 (1935 in chips)
talnet: posts the ante 75
blsprt: posts the ante 75
FLcrackr: posts the ante 75
lasthippie12: posts the ante 75
tanyastar123: posts the ante 75
bokyaw: posts the ante 75
mshez2009: posts the ante 75
mitsulin2010: posts the ante 75
pfb8888: posts the ante 75
talnet: posts small blind 400
blsprt: posts big blind 800
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to blsprt [Ks Ad]
FLcrackr: folds
lasthippie12: folds
tanyastar123 has timed out
tanyastar123: folds
tanyastar123 is sitting out
bokyaw: folds
tanyastar123 has returned
mshez2009: raises 800 to 1600
mitsulin2010: folds
andrewj50050 [observer] said, "150*"
pfb8888 has timed out
pfb8888: folds
pfb8888 is sitting out
talnet: folds
pfb8888 has returned
blsprt: calls 800
*** FLOP *** [2s 8d 5d]
blsprt: bets 2137
mshez2009: calls 2137
*** TURN *** [2s 8d 5d] [Ac]
blsprt: bets 6733 and is all-in
mshez2009: calls 6733
*** RIVER *** [2s 8d 5d Ac] [Jd]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
blsprt: shows [Ks Ad] (a pair of Aces)
mshez2009: shows [Kd 9d] (a flush, King high)
mshez2009 collected 22015 from pot
blsprt finished the tournament in 191st place
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 22015 | Rake 0
Board [2s 8d 5d Ac Jd]
Seat 1: talnet (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 2: blsprt (big blind) showed [Ks Ad] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 3: FLcrackr folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: lasthippie12 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: tanyastar123 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: bokyaw folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: mshez2009 showed [Kd 9d] and won (22015) with a flush, King high
Seat 8: mitsulin2010 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: pfb8888 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
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