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$3.50 SNG - KK's in a tough spot - Wed Aug 17, 2011, 12:10 PM
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this is my first time using the hand replayer so hopefully it's gonna work.



My thought process- since it was only the 10th hand of the SNG I didn't have a great read on the player I was against. When he reraised me pre-flop I didn't put him on a premium hand necessarily but then when he called my reraise I figured he'd have 10's+ or AQ+. The queen on the flop scared me because it meant that I couldn't beat QQ anymore. I wasn't concerned about the hearts at the time. This is where i'm curious about how I played. He bets 205 and there is no way i'm folding here. I think my hand has a pretty good chance of still being good so I'm contemplating whether to call or reraise. I decided that I would call and then shove the turn if it's not an A, K or Q. This is where I'm not sure what the best play is. Should I shove the flop, reraise the flop, call and then slow down.... etc.

what do you guys think? any advice or comments are appreciated.
 
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Wed Aug 17, 2011, 01:10 PM
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with your opp making a min raise back preflop, I'd have probably re-raised him to 300 (3X his bet)... instead of just doubling his bet.

On the flop, you definitely need to raise his 1/4 pot bet. Early in any tourney, players will stay with any 2 suited cards, so you need to make them pay for any draws. He made the smaller bet here because he didn't want you to raise him and make him pay more to draw at his flush.

Pushing the turn, especially when the flush gets there is something I wouldn't do. Call the bet and see what happens on the river. When you push here, you're only going to get called by a flush, set, 2 pair or AQ... and you can only beat one of the 4 of them.

If you were going to push, then I'd have pushed if they re-raised my 300 bet preflop, or immediately push the flop. The turn in this hand is the worst of the places that you can do it, becuase you're only going to get called by 1 weaker hand or alot of stronger hands.

What I would NOT recommend is to push before you know you'll have the best hand in the end. Pushing early, without seeing all 7 cards, will get you into more trouble than it will be good for you in the long run.
 
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Wed Aug 17, 2011, 02:06 PM
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You make some good points. Thanks for the help
 

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