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how to play 33 OOP?? - Wed Nov 23, 2011, 01:25 AM
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Hello PSOers:
This is my first hand I’m replaying so I hope it works fine…
Just wanted to know if I took the right approach with this particular hand. Will appreciate suggestions very much





As u guys can see, I wanted to enter the pot as cheap as possible with my weak pocket pair, with the hopes of hitting a set or shutting down. Simple, but wanted to know how u guys would’ve played it.

Lol At showdown I would’ve won this hand with a flush!
 
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Wed Nov 23, 2011, 01:42 AM
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that early in a tourney, if it were me, I'm immediately mucking it. You want to play tighter in the early part of a tourney. Later on, it's perfectly fine to get in cheap and try to see the flop, and fold if you don't hit or someone raises. Early in a tourney, it's better to save your chips with weak or marginal hands.

Also, DO NOT be results oriented. Base everything off of whether or not you made the correct decision. You will do alot better and have alot less headaches if you do
 
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Wed Nov 23, 2011, 09:42 AM
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Call was good, if you are a very loose player you could do a 3x raise but since the other guy had kings you came out cheaper.

Dont worry about the flush u got, just think would I have gotten into that hand in the first place? if the answer is no, the end result is worth nothing.
 
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Wed Nov 23, 2011, 10:15 AM
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I tend to dissagree with JWK on this point.(unless this is a pso tourney) I think its a good play early on, when money's still deep, to try to see some cheap flops from late pos. with speculative hands that can flop big and rake you some nice pots. And the cheap flop doesn't hurt your stack much. I set aside a certain % of my stack early for these types of plays sinse the risk is small and the rewards can be very large. (double and sometime triple ups) just my .02
 
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Wed Nov 23, 2011, 11:38 AM
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MT, the reason I thought that way, was that normally at that level someone will turn it into a raise-fest or shove-fest and I don't want to be playing for stacks with 33, without seeing the board.

If you know there aren't going to be alot of raises after you... I'm in the hand in a heartbeat hoping to get a set.
 
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Wed Nov 23, 2011, 12:32 PM
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Ya, thats why I say from late pos. Being at the highjack gives a descent chance at that workin out. Worth a shot anyway..
 
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Wed Nov 23, 2011, 01:29 PM
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If you are not willing to raise yourself, you really should not be willing to call any sort of standard raise size either. Had the raise been a min raise, fine I can see a call to continue a set mining shot. But when he makes it a 100 to go, I'm letting this one go.

I'm jsut not hitting a set often enough to want to put that many chips in the pot.
 
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Wed Nov 23, 2011, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by mtnestegg View Post
I tend to dissagree with JWK on this point.(unless this is a pso tourney) I think its a good play early on, when money's still deep, to try to see some cheap flops from late pos. with speculative hands that can flop big and rake you some nice pots. And the cheap flop doesn't hurt your stack much. I set aside a certain % of my stack early for these types of plays sinse the risk is small and the rewards can be very large. (double and sometime triple ups) just my .02

Post flop, with 2 players putting chips in behind you, you will be in MIDDLE POSITION for the remainder of the hand.
 
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Wed Nov 23, 2011, 02:03 PM
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Sorry for the misunderstanding, I DID NOT mean he should call the 5X raise here. I simply meant that tryin to sneak in here was worth a shot. Obviously with the raise and the call beind its an instamuck. Thats not going to happen often enough from the hj seat to not give tryin to limp in a shot was my point.in THIS instance it didnt pan out, but the 20 he lost was of no consequence to his tornament well being. and if it DID work out and his set mine payed off he stands a really good shot at stacking one or more of his opponents. Again sorry for the confusion.
 
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Wed Nov 23, 2011, 02:15 PM
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If you are not willing to raise yourself, you really should not be willing to call any sort of standard raise size either. Had the raise been a min raise, fine I can see a call to continue a set mining shot. But when he makes it a 100 to go, I'm letting this one go.

I'm jsut not hitting a set often enough to want to put that many chips in the pot.
Funny you should say this i been in situations like this and i think to myself. Im in early position i have a small pair and want to see a flop but if i raise someone might 3bet me and ill fold. So i then think instead off a raise ill limp and if someone puts a standard raise i will call as i wanted to raise anyway. Anyone else ever think like this ?
 

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