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Wbcoop hu nlhe - Wed Feb 29, 2012, 02:22 PM
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Descriptionis was the third match in a shootout headsup tourney.So i have assumed the opponent to be atleast decent.But i checked the stats of this player and looks like he is a very good player.Before this hand, the play dint reach even the flop for most of the time.It never went to the showdown.He was making a button raise 100% of the times and calling my button raise also 90% of the times.I was finding it very difficult playing against him out of position especially.About this hand I would like to know if my shove was appropriate or i shud have reraised his raise.Also the board was draw heavy so i was more inclined to shoving.When he reraised i had put him on hands like top pair decent kicker.or middle pair and a draw and so on..Please comment on this hand.
 
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Wed Feb 29, 2012, 03:52 PM
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Far as I can tell, nothing you can do here. A raise preflop could easily have been a 3x raise though, but he would have called that as well. Once that flop hits, he checks, you bet the bottom 2 pair, he raises. That looks strong, but he could very well be doing that with stuff like KK, AA, QQ, AK, AJ, A10, a good-sized flush draw. I'm not putting him on a better two pair or a flopped straight here. Maybe I would have just flatted his 3bet, but I can see myself shoving there too.

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You may get called by worse - plus you have fold equity - Wed Feb 29, 2012, 06:06 PM
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Descriptionis was the third match in a shootout headsup tourney.So i have assumed the opponent to be atleast decent.But i checked the stats of this player and looks like he is a very good player.Before this hand, the play dint reach even the flop for most of the time.It never went to the showdown.He was making a button raise 100% of the times and calling my button raise also 90% of the times.I was finding it very difficult playing against him out of position especially.About this hand I would like to know if my shove was appropriate or i shud have reraised his raise.Also the board was draw heavy so i was more inclined to shoving.When he reraised i had put him on hands like top pair decent kicker.or middle pair and a draw and so on..Please comment on this hand.
After reading your lead-in, I was surprised to see that you both had the same stack size. The way he was playing was possibly because of your timid style. I’m assuming you played timid, because you said he had good stats. This leads me to believe that this villain will adjust his game to his opponent. Once a shark smells fear, they’re coming after you.

There are various ways to play against an aggressive opponent. To get a better idea, check out the PSO video library. HoRRoR77 is a HU specialist, and has some very impressive videos posted.

Getting back to the hand: you started this level with a 30BB stack, you hit the flop hard, but it is a very draw heavy flop. You get a min check/raise from a very LAGgy villain. I don’t read too much into the min raise here, not from this villain. You need to protect your hand from draws; you are a coin flip at worse to many of his possible draws. You’re only losing to JJ and KQ (both of which he is raising you PF), so that leaves exactly Q8, and 87 that you are a big dog to. There are so many other combos which include two hearts, Qx or 8x, which he may be willing to call with. Your best play is to shove, you may be able to take the tourney down right now (as a favorite); you also have a lot of fold equity. If he does fold, you’ll have a 2:1 chip advantage going into the next hand.

Good shove!
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Wed Feb 29, 2012, 06:45 PM
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Hi nee!

This is just a cooler heads-up on 30 BBs. He can get it in with so much worse that you just have to hope he does and that your hand holds up against his range. He can have all sorts of pair+draws, top pair, etc. Instead of shoving I might make my 3-bet smaller so that he can 4-bet shove over the top with his draws. But note he can have way too many draws to ever fold two pair on the flop heads-up on 30 BBs--unless you know he never raises a draw that is (but judging from your description he wasn't.)


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Thu Mar 01, 2012, 12:17 AM
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thanks kind_spadez..I was trying to play as strong as possible..but i couldnt look strong he was dominating me and i was finding it difficult to plan a strategy against him.I have seen some of HoRRoR77's live trainings..i should probably check out the videos too..thanks ...
 
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Thu Mar 01, 2012, 12:19 AM
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Thanks oriholic..i did consider 3betting smaller...but what i thought was to make this game more on the side of gambling..because of the skill difference i thod it wud be best to shove here ..as i knew i was going to be outplayed here most of the times..so my only strategy was to get my money in preflop mostly ..and coin flip or better..
 

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