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PokerStars Hand #77009851483: Tournament #530644585, $0.91+$0.09 USD Hold'em No Limit

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Sun Mar 11, 2012, 04:17 PM
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Hi I'mJigJig!

Preflop, I'm going to make my standard open raise, to 3BB (60 chips). I'm called by the button, so I'm playing the rest of the hand out of position.

The flop is a very coordinated board with a possible straight, flush draw and multiple straight draws. Having an overpair with QQ, I want to follow up my preflop raise with a c-bet and I need to make it large enough to price out all the draws. Therefore, I'm making a pot-sized bet here of 150.
I don't want to bet less, as that can price in many of the opp's possible draws.

By betting 90, it only takes 90 into a pot that will be 330 to call (27%). This can price in any flush draw with overcards. Also, the smaller bet here leaves the opportunity for the opp to bluff at the pot... and if they do, I could very easily not be able to call it due to pot odds and have to muck the best hand.

The line that I would take on the flop is to make a bet pricing out the draws as a value bet. This makes it harder for the opp to bluff at the pot and if they make a large raise, I will muck to it since it's early.

The way the hand was played, while I may be mucking the best hand, I would muck to the opp's large raise on the flop. I may be ahead or may be behind a made straight, but with the numerous draws available, I could easily be behind.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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