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freeroll step thoughts - Sat Sep 24, 2011, 10:21 AM
roomik17's Avatar
Since: Aug 2010
Posts: 4,556
Playing a steps game on another site, my thoughts on this are most players are droolers.. top 3 get a ticket and move on. I am in position, with a decent hand with 1 sitter and 1 scared player in front of me. I raise to take the blinds and get a caller. regardless of flop I will Cbet and fold to reraise, unless I hit.. I hit top pair with top kicker, villain shoves, I have him covered, and feel I have an edge against these freerollers, having played most of them over 50 times in the past....small network so with top pair I call...villain goes on whining and moaning about playing A rag etc lol I put you on AK blah blah... thoughts?

Everleaf No-Limit Hold'em Tournament, 25/50 Blinds (8 handed) - Everleaf Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

Hero (CO) (t2312)
Button (t1290)
SB (t1355)
BB (t2235)
UTG (t1944)
UTG+1 (t1425)
MP1 (t1500)
MP2 (t2939)

Hero's M: 30.83

Preflop: Hero is CO with 9, A
UTG calls t50, 1 fold, MP1 calls t50, 1 fold, Hero bets t150, 4 folds, MP1 calls t100

Flop: (t425) 6, 9, 3 (2 players)
MP1 checks, Hero bets t425, MP1 raises t1350 (All-In), Hero calls t925

Turn: (t3125) 6 (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: (t3125) 2 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: t3125

Last edited by roomik17; Sat Sep 24, 2011 at 10:26 AM..
Sat Sep 24, 2011, 11:18 AM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,859
unless the opp has been playing very tight (which probably means over pair).... then I'd put them on 2 over cards or diamonds. If two overcards, then you're a 3-1 or so favorite. If diamonds, then they have 9 outs making you a 2-1 fav.

You need chips to make it through to the next step, and you could do alot worse than a 2-1 or 3-1 favorite after the flop.
Sat Sep 24, 2011, 11:51 AM
oriholic's Avatar
Since: Oct 2010
Posts: 751
Looks pretty standard to me. And if he put you on AK and he has a pair WTF is he check-raising you all in for.... Just call and let you bluff it off.

You played it well. Not sure about raising to take the blinds though. I think it's still early enough that you're raising to play pots in position with a good hand against limping fish. At least I'm in that mode while still above 30 BBs. If he's your typical bad tight player, MP1 has a pocket pair here, 22-99. He probably doesn't bitch if he has a set though, so 44, 55, 77, 88. Really sounds like 77.

villain goes on whining and moaning about playing A rag
Haha. The other day on 8 BBs I open-shoved A8 and got snapped by a smaller stack with QJ and one of the guys at the table was saying I deserved to lose for playing A8...like, uh,I got called by worse...
Sat Sep 24, 2011, 11:58 AM
roomik17's Avatar
Since: Aug 2010
Posts: 4,556
Lol Ori bang on with what he had lol... these steps are horrible, on average 4-6 people are sitting out.. 10 minute blinds, with no antes ever... you have to raise to get the sitters out or minted will let them play and win.. usually in these its is all in or fold to any raise

Oh and these steps are long... 6 steps, but make it to step 6 winner gets $15, $10 and $5 for third... used to be everyone got at least $2 with $15 and $10 as top payout

Last edited by roomik17; Sat Sep 24, 2011 at 12:05 PM..

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