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Unlucky or bad played - Tue Dec 13, 2011, 12:02 AM
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well, I was thinking I might have forgotten the possibility of not obtaining any value from made str8...
 
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Tue Dec 13, 2011, 12:08 AM
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Being afraid of a straight here is like being afraid of the guy next to you having AA every time you get dealt AK. You played it fine. This was just a bad beat.

If the turn had been the jack, though, this would have been a pretty good spot to let the two pair go. There are way more Jx hands (138, I think) than there are T9 hands (16).
 
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Tue Dec 13, 2011, 12:09 AM
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this happened on the tables of the PSO Premier Qualifier, the felt was 57 and i went out in 26th and its not gonna help me improve my rank :S
 
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Tue Dec 13, 2011, 12:54 AM
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preflop, they let you see the flop for free (their mistake for limping!)

On the flop, when you hit bottom 2 pair, the only way I'm going for a check/raise is if the opps still in have a history of being aggressive (which is unusual if they checked pre). I want to be getting some sort of value from the flop, because anyone else that would have a J and hit 2 pair later in the hand, will be ahead of me. I wouldn't want to take the chance of someone getting a free card.

For me, shoving the turn is a pretty easy call. The only hands that beat you are a set (that should have 3-bet your check raise on the flop... so I discount them having that), 10 9s (which could happen with a limp preflop) or a J that hits 2 pair (but anyone preflop shouldn't really have J8 or J7).
There are so many other hands that would call a check/raise then shove that are not 9 10, that it's worth the shove.... any J, any over pair, etc. You had 72% equity when the chips went in, which means it's the correct play to shove.
 

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