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Top Pair + Nut Flush Draw Bluff - Mon Jan 31, 2011, 03:24 AM
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Same question as always: good or bad, and how could I have improved?

This was early in an MTT. I was playing more aggressively than usual, but fairly tight. I had recently called a shortstack's 56s preflop all-in with my AQo, and the guy beat me with a straight. I think I'd shown down only strong hands, but I had suffered a few chip swings. I got in cheap, tried to check-raise the flop, managed to check-raise the turn, then bluffed the river. I wasn't sure I was behind when I bluffed the river, but I figured that the chips were getting in one way or another, so I might as well grab whatever fold equity was available if my opponent didn't have the nuts.

PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, 2.2 Tournament, 20/40 Blinds (9 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

UTG (t2210)
UTG+1 (t3005)
MP1 (t1720)
MP2 (t1665)
MP3 (t2980)
CO (t1840)
Button (t1965)
Panicky (SB) (t2645)
BB (t2000)

Panicky's M: 44.08

Preflop: Panicky is SB with 5, A
1 fold, UTG+1 calls t40, 1 fold, MP2 calls t40, 3 folds, Panicky calls t20, BB checks

Flop: (t160) J, K, A (4 players)
Panicky checks, BB checks, UTG+1 checks, MP2 checks

Turn: (t160) 9 (4 players)
Panicky checks, BB bets t120, UTG+1 calls t120, MP2 raises to t240, Panicky raises to t1000, 2 folds, MP2 calls t760

River: (t2400) 10 (2 players)
Panicky bets t1605 (All-In), MP2 calls t625 (All-In)

Total pot: t3650
 

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