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98 s in big blind

98 s in big blind - Wed May 04, 2011, 01:22 PM
doc. hamster's Avatar
Since: May 2011
Posts: 14
Im not sure if I made the right choice
I had no information about my opps.

Wed May 04, 2011, 02:26 PM
RockerguyAA's Avatar
Since: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,089
You don't have a question so I don't really have an answer, but...

You seemed to play it fairly by the book to me. Good call preflop, fold is clearly very bad because of pot odds/implied odds and all the deep stacks. A raise would not have scared anyone away, but would have sweetened the pot. I don't really see any need for that in early tournament. You have a ton of chips so just draw for as cheap as possible.

On the flop, you bet enough to not give your opponents good drawing odds, which is a great idea on a wet board like that. Any set, spade draw, KQ, AQ could be chasing here. I wouldn't expect anyone to have a set of tens or jacks here the way preflop was played, but if this is a micro or freeroll tournament it wouldn't surprise me at all.

Your pot sized turn bet is committing your opponent if he calls, it is the same as a shove here. The pot sized bet is probably the better option because the results are the same (getting his whole stack by the river), but if he is bad he might be more tempted to call the pot sized bet.

On the river it would be incorrect for both you or your opponent to fold. Since you didn't get all his chips in on the turn, definitely bet and force him to get the rest of his chips in. If he sucked out on the river, you can't fold to another 400 chips so go ahead and bet yourself, otherwise you give him the opportunity to check behind you. He is pot committed so you don't ever want to give him the opportunity to bet the times he sucks out on the river but check behind when he misses. Even with the board pairing the 10's, the majority of the time your opponents range will still be second best to your straight, so bet out every time here and get the last 400 chips in his stack.

Last edited by RockerguyAA; Wed May 04, 2011 at 02:28 PM..

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