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Wed Dec 28, 2011, 12:39 PM
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Without reads, I don't like calling down here, although I will play it like you did against the right villains (if they have a high Agg% and seem spewy at all). The reason I don't like the calldown is the turn bet. The villain goes from betting 33% of the pot to betting 60% of the pot, and right after a board three-flush completed. The upsizing is usually a bad sign, and even if you're ahead on the turn, you could still lose on the river.
 
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Wed Dec 28, 2011, 04:37 PM
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I think you got really lucky on this one.

preflop: since the opp std raised, it's fine to call and see the flop.

flop: With a pair on the board the opp that raised preflop makes a weak lead (33% of pot). If I were playing the hand, I'm raising right here. You'll then know where you're at in the hand by what the opponent does.

If the opp calls the flop, then you can bet or check behind on the turn if they check, or if they lead out again, you're most likely beat by a Q or JJ, KK, AA.

By calling down the entire hand, you have absolutely no clue whether you're ahead and should raise or to fold. You got extremely lucky here and if you continue to not take the initiative in hands and play passively, you're going to have opps continually drawing out on you, which is a losing long-term proposition.


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Wed Dec 28, 2011, 05:25 PM
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If you're playing a number of tables, I agree. Try playing a few less of them at a time and concentrating more on them (also be taking notes, as you'll see these players over and over and every little bit of information about the opps helps).


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Wed Dec 28, 2011, 06:45 PM
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I'll make notes on any players that show ace/rag, or players that play any 2 suited, along with who the calling stations or maniacs are. Then later in the tourney, I'll start noting who plays passive/aggressive or sandbags big hands.


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Thu Dec 29, 2011, 10:59 AM
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sandbag = slowplays the nuts and won't bet it until the river.


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Thu Dec 29, 2011, 11:11 AM
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And def. note the limp folders, EP raise folders, as well as blind defenders (and not) also i'll note players that continuation bet then give up(when they miss) when called, as all of these tendencies are pretty liberaly expoitable. This with what others have put should help get you started in the right direction. GL out there.. MT
 
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Thu Dec 29, 2011, 02:31 PM
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Ya, screw the chat! Just keeo all tables on NOTES, click an avatar, and start typin'...abreviations are your friend...
 

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