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First time in Sunday 1/4 mill - hand played correctly? - Sun Jan 30, 2011, 05:23 PM
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Felt like the right play, had hoped to push him out with a 3 bet but was happy for him to call it holdiing a pair of Queens. Once the flop came down i'm kinda annoyed at myself for feeling maybe he had the ace but felt that I had such an investment in the pot calling all in with my Queens was the right move.

Thoughts?

PokerStars Game #56842600421: Tournament #404010003, $10+$1 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level X (300/600) - 2011/01/30 22:17:50 WET [2011/01/30 17:17:50 ET]
Table '404010003 2393' 9-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: goofy41 (7754 in chips)
Seat 2: val5050 (5790 in chips)
Seat 3: Axeloni (10015 in chips)
Seat 4: manol1111 (31504 in chips)
Seat 5: Stryfe84 (9500 in chips)
Seat 6: PATRIKLOB (5510 in chips)
Seat 7: FileError404 (14550 in chips)
Seat 8: Triligue (18900 in chips)
Seat 9: Hauke007 (14273 in chips)
goofy41: posts the ante 50
val5050: posts the ante 50
Axeloni: posts the ante 50
manol1111: posts the ante 50
Stryfe84: posts the ante 50
PATRIKLOB: posts the ante 50
FileError404: posts the ante 50
Triligue: posts the ante 50
Hauke007: posts the ante 50
PATRIKLOB: posts small blind 300
FileError404: posts big blind 600
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Stryfe84 [Qh Qc]
Triligue: raises 750 to 1350
Hauke007: folds
goofy41: folds
val5050: folds
Axeloni: folds
manol1111: folds
Stryfe84: raises 1650 to 3000
PATRIKLOB: folds
FileError404: folds
Triligue: calls 1650
*** FLOP *** [Ad 7d Ts]
Triligue: checks
Stryfe84: bets 1800
Triligue: raises 4800 to 6600
Stryfe84: calls 4650 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (150) returned to Triligue
*** TURN *** [Ad 7d Ts] [4s]
*** RIVER *** [Ad 7d Ts 4s] [8h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Triligue: shows [8c Ac] (two pair, Aces and Eights)
Stryfe84: shows [Qh Qc] (a pair of Queens)
Triligue collected 20250 from pot
Stryfe84 finished the tournament in 10015th place
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 20250 | Rake 0
Board [Ad 7d Ts 4s 8h]
Seat 1: goofy41 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: val5050 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: Axeloni folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: manol1111 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: Stryfe84 (button) showed [Qh Qc] and lost with a pair of Queens
Seat 6: PATRIKLOB (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 7: FileError404 (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 8: Triligue showed [8c Ac] and won (20250) with two pair, Aces and Eights
Seat 9: Hauke007 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
 
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Sun Jan 30, 2011, 05:33 PM
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The guy raised preflop, representing a strong hand. Your raise was appropriate, but it wasn't big enough to get him off a weaker hand. On the flop, the reraise all-in didn't make sense if the guy didn't have an ace, because you had enough chips to really hit him hard, and you could easily have had an ace, too. This early in the tournament, I don't think any decent player would have bluff-reraised you here. Without many outs, you should have folded, in my opinion.
 
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Sun Jan 30, 2011, 06:01 PM
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Thanks for the reply and feedback, I think i've developed a habit of readiing some big stacked players as playing with their stacks and bullying people out of pot's. Think I need to get this thought out of my head and play more carefully against chip leaders.
 
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Sun Jan 30, 2011, 06:10 PM
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Big stacks have a lot of weight to do this when blinds are high and the bubble is near. Early in MTT's you want to play really tight and develop a good sense for when you're ahead, and when you're behind.

Good luck next time!
 
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Sun Jan 30, 2011, 06:15 PM
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Cheers thanks for the good advice, good fun playing in a tournament with a huge prize pool i'll def be playing in it again.
 

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