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wishing to know if i played right/wrong to maximize - Sat Aug 06, 2011, 11:22 PM
BeijingBill's Avatar
Since: Jul 2011
Posts: 8
Thanks in advance. I am going to try to get this to work.

First, I am hoping to find out if my play here was correct in terms of maximizing my hand or if I should have played differently. Any comments welcome as I am just learning.

I have no notes on the villians but my observations are that the first player who raised all in on a cat 3 hand or better, and when he had less this was his usual raise. The second player just called so I felt he did not have a hand. The big stack next to me worried me a little because he played fairly tight but always called when he had any pocket pair.

PokerStars Game #65640556862: Tournament #424146418, $0.09+$0.01 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XI (125/250) - 2011/08/06 22:55:05 ET
Table '424146418 37' 9-max Seat #8 is the button
Seat 1: paquita (5400 in chips)
Seat 2: LEAJOSE (5035 in chips)
Seat 3: 19461005 (12070 in chips)
Seat 4: sergei-pervo (4995 in chips)
Seat 5: pokergamer87 (2550 in chips)
Seat 6: ico1982 (3990 in chips)
Seat 7: pedrojoel41 (3595 in chips)
Seat 8: BeijingBill (5080 in chips)
Seat 9: fiona947 (12915 in chips)
paquita: posts the ante 25
LEAJOSE: posts the ante 25
19461005: posts the ante 25
sergei-pervo: posts the ante 25
pokergamer87: posts the ante 25
ico1982: posts the ante 25
pedrojoel41: posts the ante 25
BeijingBill: posts the ante 25
fiona947: posts the ante 25
fiona947: posts small blind 125
paquita: posts big blind 250
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to BeijingBill [Kc Ah]
LEAJOSE: raises 500 to 750
19461005: calls 750
sergei-pervo: folds
pokergamer87: folds
ico1982: folds
pedrojoel41: folds
BeijingBill: raises 4305 to 5055 and is all-in
fiona947: folds
paquita: folds
LEAJOSE: calls 4260 and is all-in
19461005: folds
Uncalled bet (45) returned to BeijingBill
*** FLOP *** [Ts 8s Qc]
*** TURN *** [Ts 8s Qc] [5d]
*** RIVER *** [Ts 8s Qc 5d] [4s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
LEAJOSE: shows [Kd Jc] (high card King)
BeijingBill: shows [Kc Ah] (high card Ace)
BeijingBill collected 11370 from pot
LEAJOSE finished the tournament in 105th place
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 11370 | Rake 0
Board [Ts 8s Qc 5d 4s]
Seat 1: paquita (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 2: LEAJOSE showed [Kd Jc] and lost with high card King
Seat 3: 19461005 folded before Flop
Seat 4: sergei-pervo folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: pokergamer87 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: ico1982 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: pedrojoel41 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: BeijingBill (button) showed [Kc Ah] and won (11370) with high card Ace
Seat 9: fiona947 (small blind) folded before Flop

Sorry, I got the hand saved into the replayer but could not figure out what to do from there.

Thanks again.

I guess it helps to know that this is a SNG .10 turbo with 360 entrants and it was a 1/3 of the way through the field. I had been playing very tight throughout as I have only played 5 other cash games.

Last edited by BeijingBill; Sat Aug 06, 2011 at 11:27 PM.. Reason: To add comments
Sat Aug 06, 2011, 11:35 PM
yahooza1's Avatar
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 141
looks good to me, you got your chips in the middle with the best of it, got called by a weaker hand and got an 11k pot. what more could you have asked for?

if you'd called the pre flop raise or 3 bet lightly you may have been pushed off your hand on the flop since you would have only hit a gutshot and its very hard to call an all in thinking you may only have 4 outs.
Sat Aug 06, 2011, 11:41 PM
BeijingBill's Avatar
Since: Jul 2011
Posts: 8
thanks yahooza, I was thinking along these lines myself. Also the fact that it was a turbo with the blinds going up quickly and I did not have a great stack to make a run later I was thinking this is a good opportunity to double up at least if it held out.
Sun Aug 07, 2011, 01:39 AM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,814
With it being a cheaper turbo, I think you made the correct play. You isolated a person with a weaker hand. Unfortunately, in these types of tournies, since they are only 10 cents... people will stay with basically ATC for the majority of the tourney... which won't happen in a larger buy-in. You won this one, but in the future, be ready to lose some of these since people will call any bet with any 2 cards.
Sun Aug 07, 2011, 11:06 PM
BeijingBill's Avatar
Since: Jul 2011
Posts: 8
ok, thanks, so basically it boils down to the fact that technically it is the right play, but to be careful making it based on tourny cost/size because of the fact that it is almost a freeroll. thanks.

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