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After the Lord Mayor's Show.... - Mon May 07, 2012, 12:30 PM
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I did really well yesterday in the PSO OSL ground my way to 53rd and actually won a whole cent. I shall be careful not to spend it all in one place.

Then today. I folded some reasonable hands pre-flop in the early stages because any raise gets so many callers/3-betters during the early rounds. I waited until things calmed down a bit and I got a possible hand.

Here's what happened:

When I raised I was aware that there was a possibility that BB would shove over the top because that was how he had played any hand he had limped into that got raised, and I had already decided to call if he did. His previous shoves had been A rags, K rags, 53o and a lot worse.

Anyhoo was it just a bad beat, should I not have entered the hand at UTG+1, any other comments?

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Mon May 07, 2012, 12:42 PM
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Hi Henry!

It is a bad beat, as you got your chips in ahead, but you're going to lose 1 in 3 of these.

In the leagues..... it's more about survival, so the key is to never go all-in unless I'm sure that I will be ahead after all 5 cards are on the board. I would have made a std raise to 400, then mucked to the shove.

Good luck at the tables.

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Mon May 07, 2012, 12:53 PM
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Thanks. Noted.
 
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Mon May 07, 2012, 01:49 PM
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Hi Henry!

It is a bad beat, as you got your chips in ahead, but you're going to lose 1 in 3 of these.

In the leagues..... it's more about survival, so the key is to never go all-in unless I'm sure that I will be ahead after all 5 cards are on the board. I would have made a std raise to 400, then mucked to the shove.

Good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)
In the uniquely deviant Open Skill League, playing for points, I would never raise TT from this position with this stack size at this blind level and then fold to a shove. The chips you have are too valuable in terms of survival. If I'm not prepared to shove my hand preflop, which I am not here, it goes straight in the muck. Obviously I will think about it for approximately 18 seconds but then it is a fold.

All 4 overcards are likely to be out there and so many players behind will call with any one of them you are facing real trouble unless you hit a set.

If I had a bigger stack size, I might limp 100 and be prepared to fold to raises/shoves, but only if the table was very passive and I expected to see the flop cheaply often enough to set mine.

Good luck

Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
 
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Mon May 07, 2012, 03:25 PM
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Good points Ed. Thanks.
 

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