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PSO KhJh Good or Bad play? - Fri Mar 23, 2012, 04:35 AM
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I know that i didn't stick to premium hands at the begining of the tourney i decided to gamble and i busted out i want to know your opinion about how i played this hand.Thank you.



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Fri Mar 23, 2012, 10:40 AM
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Hi RomeWu!

If this is a league game, the one thing that I never want to do is to gamble at all before at least 50% of the field is knocked out. The penalty for an early exit in the monthly standings is much, much more damaging than the gain that I will get from a double-up. It's just not worth the risk.

If I was in the hand, I would call preflop and see what happens. When the flop gives me both a straight and flush draw, while I do have a number of outs, I still only have king high (which at this point is most likely behind). I'd call the opp's bet on the flop, but shoving without a made hand, especially when I'm behind in the hand is not a play that I want to make (flush is 9 outs and gutshot straight adds 3 more for 12 outs... means my hand has 48% equity now.. so I'm a slight underdog in the hand).
It's much better to get a made hand before shoving, or at least I want to make sure that I'm a large favorite in the hand, which is not the case here.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Fri Mar 23, 2012, 10:58 AM
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Thank you very much ,of course you are right i wasn't focused ,thx again for your analyses.Good luck.
 
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Fri Mar 23, 2012, 11:24 AM
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Hi RomeWu!

If this is a league game, the one thing that I never want to do is to gamble at all before at least 50% of the field is knocked out. The penalty for an early exit in the monthly standings is much, much more damaging than the gain that I will get from a double-up. It's just not worth the risk.

If I was in the hand, I would call preflop and see what happens. When the flop gives me both a straight and flush draw, while I do have a number of outs, I still only have king high (which at this point is most likely behind). I'd call the opp's bet on the flop, but shoving without a made hand, especially when I'm behind in the hand is not a play that I want to make (flush is 9 outs and gutshot straight adds 3 more for 12 outs... means my hand has 48% equity now.. so I'm a slight underdog in the hand).
It's much better to get a made hand before shoving, or at least I want to make sure that I'm a large favorite in the hand, which is not the case here.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)
i know he had no way of knowing this during the hand, but the jack was live too. that gives him 3 more outs.
 
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Fri Mar 23, 2012, 11:44 AM
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i know he had no way of knowing this during the hand, but the jack was live too. that gives him 3 more outs.
Hi Ketchup143!

Yes, in this situation, the J's were good outs, but when I'm looking at a hand, I'm going off of what range I put the opp on. Here, most of the time, the opp will have Qx (AQ and KQ being the most common). If so, the J outs are compromised and the K outs can very easily be compromised too.

After seeing the hand, the J's were good, but the majority of the time they won't be.

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