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AA Craaaaacked - Thu Aug 04, 2011, 02:08 PM
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Ok here it goes:

I see Aces as my hole cards and a raise from a player to 900 with the blinds 150/300. I Re-raise to 2200, trying to shut it down right there, because i dont like playing Aces and big pocket pairs, because i usually overplay them. He calls my huge 3-bet and so we are heads up to the flop.

FLOP: A 2 K, 2 spades. He checks. I had a set, so i tried to trap him. Now I had the decision of giving him a free card or not. Because he called me pre-flop i excluded the 10 J hand, which was the only hand worrying me if the queen would come. I just couldn't put him on a 2 - spaded hand, because i dont know what would be worth calling a 9 BB raise. I thought he had a big pocket pair, or the big slick. So if he has any of that, i have him in custody. I decided to check.

TURN: The Queen comes, and i feel bad about it. He checks, so i fire 3500 chips into pot. He puts me all in. I thought about the 10 J again, but that would be too loose play for my opinion. I was sorry that i gave him that free card, but still i couldnt believe him, i was putting him on AK, or maybe KK, or even QQ, because he got a set now and he check raised me.
I called, and saw the bad news...i was out of the tournament.

Why should i put him on 10 J on the flop? Giving him a free card was a major fail, but putting him on J 10 offsuit, made no sense to me. How should i act next time in this case? What should i change about my reading?

Regards,
HohnerBoy

Last edited by HohnerBoy; Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 02:09 PM.. Reason: grammar mistakes
 
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Thu Aug 04, 2011, 04:00 PM
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first thing... make a note that they are VERY LOOSE.

You didn't 3-bet him preflop. You did raise, but a 3-bet would have been to 2700.
In this situation, if the player was known to be loose, I'd have probably pushed preflop, instead of making a 2.5X raise.
But.. if you don't push preflop, then I'm definitely jamming the flop with a set of aces.

When you've got aces, do NOT let someone draw a free card at you. It'll burn you more than it will help.
 
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Thu Aug 04, 2011, 06:09 PM
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What about my read. Would you be able to put him on 10 j?

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Thu Aug 04, 2011, 06:21 PM
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if they're playing that loose.. they could have almost anything. Any A, especially suited, broadway connectors, etc... are well within thier range.
 
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Fail to bet - Sun Aug 07, 2011, 11:35 AM
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In my opinion giving a free card is always ALWAYS wrong on a board with at least 2 of the same suit and 2 to a straigth. even tho you have the best hand right now, it is still vulnerable. Next to that, why would you let someone take a free card since he called your preflop raise and most likely has AK or AQ and will call you bet anyway??
I would only check behind with a set if the board is rainbow and not connected at all or bet about 25 % of the pot to get some more money in, lot of players see that as a weakness and will reraise you with nothing and you can safely call and hope they catch anything.
hope this helped you.
 
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Sun Aug 07, 2011, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by JWK24 View Post
first thing... make a note that they are VERY LOOSE.

You didn't 3-bet him preflop. You did raise, but a 3-bet would have been to 2700.
In this situation, if the player was known to be loose, I'd have probably pushed preflop, instead of making a 2.5X raise.
But.. if you don't push preflop, then I'm definitely jamming the flop with a set of aces.

When you've got aces, do NOT let someone draw a free card at you. It'll burn you more than it will help.
A 3-bet is the 3rd bet (a reraise) it has nothing to do with the size.
 
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Sun Aug 07, 2011, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Sjekkkk View Post
A 3-bet is the 3rd bet (a reraise) it has nothing to do with the size.
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