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Howe to survive the "idiots"? - Thu Jul 28, 2011, 11:41 AM
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Hi everyone,

is there any advise possible about how to deal with the players who go (and call) all in with ridiculous cards, but constantly get lucky and kick you out of the tournament?
It's been happening to me for quite some time now, and frankly, it's really starting to get on my nerves.
An example : I have AJs on the button, and there are only a few limpers.
(BB = 200, pot is about 800)
I have a big stack (7000) and decide to go all in.
One of the limpers (about the same stack) decides to call me with KJo.
He gets a K on the river, I get nothing.
Now, I know it might seem foolish to go all in with a stack like that, but I see many people go all in with much worse cards, so I thought "why not".
Since there were only a few limpers, it seemed rather unlikely that anyone would call, right?
This is just 1 example (I've had much worse scenario's !), but it keeps on happening and kicking me out of the tournaments.
Does anyone have similar experiences?
And how do you play your low pocketpairs? (22-33-44-55)
I see people go all in with them all the time (and getting lucky !!!), but whenever I try something similar, (or even just limp) : all I get is sh##.
I have even stopped playing them most of the time (at any position), because in my experience, chances of winning with them are less than 10%.
Thanks for your reactions!
 
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Thu Jul 28, 2011, 07:19 PM
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don't go all in unless you've got the nuts...a,j is not the nuts
 
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Thu Jul 28, 2011, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by bindy67 View Post
don't go all in unless you've got the nuts...aj is not the nuts
+1

If you don't have the nuts, muck. When you get a marginal hand, muck. Just sit back, be patient, and let them KO each other.
 
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Thu Jul 28, 2011, 08:37 PM
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Posts: 255
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Originally Posted by bindy67 View Post
don't go all in unless you've got the nuts...a,j is not the nuts
Agree, agree, agree!!!!!!

One day I registered but could not play. Sat out the whole tourney, still finished in the points. You just need to be patient and fold, fold, fold till you have the nuts.

Herk
 
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Fri Jul 29, 2011, 01:22 AM
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Posts: 3,853
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Originally Posted by pipergsm View Post
Hi everyone,

is there any advise possible about how to deal with the players who go (and call) all in with ridiculous cards, but constantly get lucky and kick you out of the tournament?
It's been happening to me for quite some time now, and frankly, it's really starting to get on my nerves.
An example : I have AJs on the button, and there are only a few limpers.
(BB = 200, pot is about 800)
I have a big stack (7000) and decide to go all in.
One of the limpers (about the same stack) decides to call me with KJo.
He gets a K on the river, I get nothing.
Now, I know it might seem foolish to go all in with a stack like that, but I see many people go all in with much worse cards, so I thought "why not".
Since there were only a few limpers, it seemed rather unlikely that anyone would call, right?
This is just 1 example (I've had much worse scenario's !), but it keeps on happening and kicking me out of the tournaments.
Does anyone have similar experiences?
And how do you play your low pocketpairs? (22-33-44-55)
I see people go all in with them all the time (and getting lucky !!!), but whenever I try something similar, (or even just limp) : all I get is sh##.
I have even stopped playing them most of the time (at any position), because in my experience, chances of winning with them are less than 10%.
Thanks for your reactions!

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Fri Jul 29, 2011, 02:52 AM
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My favorite way to avoid being put off my game my the donks of the world is simple...

I use a very shiny object as a card protector.

Moxie Pip is so entranced by staring at it that he forgets to play his normal 72o hands!

 
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Sat Jul 30, 2011, 02:20 AM
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My favorite way to avoid being put off my game my the donks of the world is simple...

I use a very shiny object as a card protector.

Moxie Pip is so entranced by staring at it that he forgets to play his normal 72o hands!


...the shiny,candy-like button.

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