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Wed Dec 28, 2011, 03:20 PM
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This is a pretty lame turn for you. Not because you're behind, because you're not. But because all the hands that were okay giving you some action on the flop are all scared to be drawing dead. Flop call after check/calling preflop looks like 88/99/98 and maybe some other pocket pairs. Probably best to check the turn and hope to maybe get some extra value from 99 on the river. Betting is fine too, but shoving isn't getting called by much worse (particularly since he can't have QQ/KK with this action)


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Wed Dec 28, 2011, 05:09 PM
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I agree. This is a bad turn card for you.

preflop: fine with good bet sizing

flop: you made a 1/2 pot value bet. You might have been able to get a bit more out of it with 2 opps in the hand (3/4 pot), but you got one opp to drop, which is a good thing, as AA plays better against one hand than two. The opp did not re-raise you, so I lessen the chance they have a 10, but a 10 is still in thier range.

turn: the board now has 2 pair. A caller to the flop bet will have either a straight draw, 10 or 7. Any 10 or 7 now has your AA crushed and the straight draws are going to be scared that they are drawing dead to a full house.
I don't like the shove here at all. A straight draw or pkt pair will not call it, while a 7 or 10 will. The only way this bet gets called is if you lose and I don't want all my chips being in the pot when I don't know if I have the best hand or not.
I'd either make a value bet of about 400 or check (hoping the river hits a straight draw).


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Wed Dec 28, 2011, 06:52 PM
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When you shove, the only hands that can call you are a 7, 10 or Ax (with an initial kicker that would have beat you if it played).
The opps will not be calling with anything worse than your hand here.

I'm NEVER making a crying call to maybe, at best, get 1/2 the pot.

If you are left with 500 chips from folding, you have 25BB.... which is PLENTY of chips to play with at this level.


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Wed Dec 28, 2011, 07:19 PM
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Hi Imjigjig

I want to see your problem because I want to learn from other members problem hand but the moment i saw all the letters and numbers there just can't seem to concentrate

can you use your hand replayer?
 
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Wed Dec 28, 2011, 10:37 PM
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Good hands early in a tourney = doomed

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