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Is this a wrong call? - Sun Aug 21, 2011, 10:07 AM
Highland_Con's Avatar
Since: Jul 2011
Posts: 3
Head to head

PokerStars Game #66326409170: Tournament #416410031, Freeroll Hold'em No Limit - Level XI (400/800) - 2011/08/21 9:21:18 ET
Table '416410031 1' 9-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: Highland_Con (22457 in chips)
Seat 9: Kiwi 05 Fan (35543 in chips)
Highland_Con: posts the ante 75
Kiwi 05 Fan: posts the ante 75
Highland_Con: posts small blind 400
Kiwi 05 Fan: posts big blind 800
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Highland_Con [6h 8h]
Highland_Con: raises 800 to 1600
Kiwi 05 Fan: raises 1600 to 3200
Highland_Con: calls 1600
*** FLOP *** [3d 6c 3s]
Kiwi 05 Fan: checks
Highland_Con: bets 19182 and is all-in
Kiwi 05 Fan: calls 19182
*** TURN *** [3d 6c 3s] [Ts]
*** RIVER *** [3d 6c 3s Ts] [7c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Kiwi 05 Fan: shows [Ad Ac] (two pair, Aces and Threes)
Highland_Con: shows [6h 8h] (two pair, Sixes and Threes)
Kiwi 05 Fan collected 44914 from pot
Highland_Con finished the tournament in 2nd place
Kiwi 05 Fan wins the tournament and receives $500.00 - congratulations!
Kiwi 05 Fan wins an entry to tournament #416397437
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 44914 | Rake 0
Board [3d 6c 3s Ts 7c]
Seat 1: Highland_Con (button) (small blind) showed [6h 8h] and lost with two pair, Sixes and Threes
Seat 9: Kiwi 05 Fan (big blind) showed [Ad Ac] and won (44914) with two pair, Aces and Threes

How would you have played this?
Sun Aug 21, 2011, 11:18 AM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,832
I'd have raised more preflop (std opening raise, instead of min raise). When re-raised preflop, you have to consider a pkt pair from your opponent. Due to that, instead of pushing the flop, I'd probably make a pot-sized bet.

Although... reads would mean alot and by this point in a tourney, you should have a read on your opp. If they're raising light at the final table... then I've got absolutely no problem shipping the flop.
Sun Aug 21, 2011, 02:27 PM
Herkstwin's Avatar
Since: Sep 2010
Posts: 255
Not sure it is the right call - who knows if any bet would push Kiwi off his Pocket Rockets? Even if he lost, he would still have about 12K in chips.

Totally aside from the betting, I find it interesting that your avatar shows Pocket Aces (As,Ad), and Kiwi had the other two (Ac,Ah) in his hand.

Second place was still a good finish. Congrats.


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