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weekly rnd 2 - Sat Mar 24, 2012, 11:32 AM
milehigh0874's Avatar
Since: Aug 2011
Posts: 256
this is early on and i dont have reads on any specific player,but a generalisation on what to expect in a freeroll

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i know i had no business being in this hand but it has been said some of the most profitable hands are the ones we shouldnt be in to begin with
Sat Mar 24, 2012, 02:54 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,817
Hi milehigh!

I agree with your assessment that this should be a muck preflop.
From UTG, I'm either raising or folding. Even if I play a suited connector or 1-gap, I'm raising with it. With this being a freeroll, there will normally be multiple opps in a pot and 35s does not play very well at all OOP in a multiway pot.
I don't agree with the other statement, as getting into hands that I shouldn't be in... while every so often I may hit one... in the long run it's a chip leak.

The flop gives two pair, but also has a flush draw. With two opps in the pot, I want to make a value bet that also prices out any of the opponents draws and due to this, I'll size my bet between 2/3 and 3/4 pot (depending on whether or not I think the opp could have a combo draw, flush plus straight or flush plus overs that could be good). In this case, with the opps raising or calling a raise, I'm not going to put them on 24h, so I'll bet 1050.

With only one opp calling, the turn brings a K that does not complete the flush. I want to value bet again, but with only one opp, I only need to bet 1/2 pot to price out a flush draw, so I'll bet 1975.
I could bet more, but want to use some pot control, just incase the opp hits a draw, has a higher two pair or has a small set.

The river is a card that I do not want to see, as it completes the flush. If I had bet less earlier, I wouldn't be forced to go all-in with what very well may not be the best hand (a flush is a large part of the opp's range here), so I'd make a thin value bet of about 1/4 pot. If the opp shoves over me, then I have to re-evaluate, but I don't want to be all-in without knowing I'm ahead.

I'm going to muck this preflop, but if I'm in the hand, with the flush draw out there and especially in a freeroll where players will stay with any 2 suited cards, I'm going to use pot control here because I'll lose with bottom 2 pair more than I'll win.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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