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Pocket Jacks - Wed Nov 16, 2011, 11:31 AM
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Could I have played this differently ? ( apart from folding, that is ), Should I have perhaps just called his 200 post flop bet ?

I doubt that the outcome would have been any different, considering I flopped my set and river'd a boat.

PokerStars Game #70638095097: Tournament #469968412, $0.09+$0.01 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level I (10/20) - 2011/11/16 11:15:28 ET
Table '469968412 4' 9-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: Bill Curran (1500 in chips)
Seat 2: nik-magnit (1500 in chips)
Seat 3: butla100 (1500 in chips)
Seat 4: maximus2803 (1500 in chips)
Seat 5: pechauer78 (1500 in chips)
Seat 6: Polutsky (1500 in chips)
Seat 7: edujag (1500 in chips)
Seat 8: huevo526 (1500 in chips)
Seat 9: marik321 (1500 in chips)
nik-magnit: posts small blind 10
butla100: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Bill Curran [Js Jd]
maximus2803: calls 20
pechauer78: calls 20
Polutsky: calls 20
edujag: calls 20
huevo526: calls 20
marik321: folds
Bill Curran: raises 80 to 100
nik-magnit: calls 90
butla100: calls 80
maximus2803: folds
pechauer78: raises 200 to 300
Polutsky: calls 280
edujag: folds
huevo526: folds
Bill Curran: calls 200
nik-magnit: calls 200
butla100: calls 200
*** FLOP *** [Qd Jh 5h]
nik-magnit: checks
butla100: checks
pechauer78: bets 200
Polutsky: folds
Bill Curran: raises 1000 to 1200 and is all-in
nik-magnit: folds
butla100: folds
pechauer78: calls 1000 and is all-in
*** TURN *** [Qd Jh 5h] [2s]
*** RIVER *** [Qd Jh 5h 2s] [5c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
pechauer78: shows [Qc Qs] (a full house, Queens full of Fives)
Bill Curran: shows [Js Jd] (a full house, Jacks full of Fives)
pechauer78 collected 3960 from pot
Bill Curran finished the tournament in 318th place
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 3960 | Rake 0
Board [Qd Jh 5h 2s 5c]
Seat 1: Bill Curran (button) showed [Js Jd] and lost with a full house, Jacks full of Fives
Seat 2: nik-magnit (small blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 3: butla100 (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 4: maximus2803 folded before Flop
Seat 5: pechauer78 showed [Qc Qs] and won (3960) with a full house, Queens full of Fives
Seat 6: Polutsky folded on the Flop
Seat 7: edujag folded before Flop
Seat 8: huevo526 folded before Flop
Seat 9: marik321 folded before Flop (didn't bet)

Wed Nov 16, 2011, 12:07 PM
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100% cooler hand.

I like the raise preflop and I like that you raised the flop when you hit a set.
If you don't raise the flop, then you're going to price in any opp that could have a heart draw or even a broadway straight draw. That's something that you do not want to do, especially with that many in the hand... as one of them could easily have two hearts or two broadway cards.

If you flopped a full house, then I'd just flat it, to keep the other opps in... but with a set on a board with a flush draw and a broadway straight draw, raising the flop is the correct play.

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